Three series down, three wins. That should be a good thing, right?
So why does it feel like the Cardinals took a step back by letting a third opportunity for a sweep fall by the wayside…
To be honest with all three of our readers, I took a nap after watching the first two innings yesterday. It would be easy to say it is because I live a life as a vampire, but the truth is Bud Norris made many of the St. Louis line-up look silly. Albert’s first at-bat was a sign of what was to come, and that was more than I could handle.
Here’s how it appears to 1/3 of the PH8 staff
TLR keeps the Birds on the Bat wound tight, as I first learned reading this, and his method of success has always been to secure the victories one series at a time. I’m not suggesting that by taking each of the first two games against the Reds, Brewers, and Astros that game three matters less, but it is interesting to watch how this plays out going forward.
Put some pep in your step
The long winter finally appears to be gone (knock on wood) so it is time to break out the T’s. If Honkin’ for Jaime wasn’t your thing, may I suggest stopping by for a peek at the new additions here. Be on the look-out for more to come and sign up for the fan club while you are admiring Nick’s work.
Check those starting times
What I wouldn’t give to find out who plans MLB schedules! The roller coaster ride of the first two weeks takes St. Louis outside the NL Central for all but the last day of April. While returning to a normal pattern, a trip to the Left Coast will make for some late evenings. However you choose to follow the ‘Birds, let this be your friendly warning to co-workers and family members about any potential grumpy mornings.
While the stat game isn’t my forte, I was curious how often the Cubs-Cards rivalry gets pushed back to May. 2010 marks the fifth time in the last decade that Chicago doesn’t play its nemesis until the second calendar month of the season. Where it gets interesting in my opinion is how both teams will look when the 28th at Wrigley rolls around.
Thanks for reading, enjoyed the early morning brain crunch that being awake during the day brings
Next game: Mets (Perez) at Cardinals (Carpenter), 04/16/2010 7:15 pm