St. Louis Cardinals Game 30 – My Take


The Cardinals showed off their team on a national level today. It was a great game, a great win, and it made me think about getting something for ulcers because they’re sure leading me down that path. I’ve been worried that the starting pitching was going to falter soon and I was right, at least for one game, though there won’t be many instances of Adam Wainwright providing the fail that he did today. But you know what? The timely hitting and the bullpen showed up today. They showed that tough resilience that’s helped then out in the playoffs the last few years, by coming back three times With the score 2-0 Milwaukee, John  Jay blasted a three-run shot to give them the lead and a couple of innings later Allen Craig finally hit one to make it 4-2. After Milwaukee took a 5-4 lead, Joe Kelly came in and got out of a tough inning. Daniel Descalso hit a two run shot to give the Cards a 6-5 lead. Kelly encountered a little trouble the next inning, but Salas came on and put that fire out. The Brewers tied it when they suicide-squeezed in the bottom of the eighth, but rookie Seth Maness came on a induced a double play that would result in him getting his first major league win. After Shane Robinson singled and went to second on an error, he promptly stole third and came home on an rbi single by Jay. The “Chief” pitched a scoreless ninth for his eighth save.  The Cards with the best record in the NL are now widening a bit of a lead.It’s a great feeling. The bullpen was much better and the hitting is starting to come around. With Craig finally getting that first homer, more will come in bunches. Another thing, we won’t see that many clunkers from Wainwright. He’s just too good. Hopefully Jaime Garcia can keep it up tomorrow as they go for the sweep.

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