Chris Carpenter wasn’t his sharpest.
Albert Pujols continued to smack the ball around the park, but didn’t deliver the big blows.
The Cardinals put together six runs (it’s a serious number) against Pirates’ pitching, and moved one game ahead of the Chicago Cubs in the NL Central.
Matt Holliday continued to rake, Mark DeRosa has been just as good – and Carp? Well, Carp wasn’t his best, but even his average was good for eight innings and another win. Carpenter goes to 11-3 on the season, and while the four-run outburst knocked the now-qualifying Carpenter out of the top spot in the ERA League Leaders, he is still only one game back of the National League lead in wins, despite missing time on the disabled list.
Morton has had success against the Cardinals while throwing for the Atlanta Braves, but with the rotation horses going for the ‘Birds, expect a tough go for Charlie on Saturday.
Derrick Goold writes about possibly our favorite subject, the Pitchers Hit Eighth-style lineup.
Cards Diaspora riffing about the sports radio atmosphere in St Louis. It’s a good read, space is dwindling in the segment.