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Category Archives: Game Recaps
Jake Westbrook got a much needed dominant start as he held the divisional rival Reds to just three hits over six innings. His mirror, Edinson Volquez matched him into the sixth inning when Yadier Molina parked one over the fence for his first home run of the season, plating three runs with it. Molina even mimicked the home run trot of Brandon Phillips. Molina and Phillips were the two players at the … Continue reading
For the second straight game of the series, rain played a major role. Unfortunately, it was the Reds who took advantage after the rains stopped. Chris Carpenter, while not efficient, turned in a quality start for the Cardinals once again. Once again, his start went wasted as the bullpen would fail to hold onto it as he will go winless in April. Fernando Salas turned in a perfect inning of … Continue reading
Okay, okay. I consistently and loudly complain about a lot of Tony LaRussa’s moves, moves that seem to less and less reflect a statistical basis for the determination for the move. Moves I think have begun to cost the Cardinals more games than it’s winning us. However, being harsh in my complaints, I try to be quick with the praise when there is a brilliant move. That said, last night’s … Continue reading
Before the game I said that all I wanted out of Kyle Lohse today was 7 innings with 3 earned, one from the bullpen, and 5 runs from the offense. I got more, and less, than I asked for. Lohse was dominant on Thursday afternoon, tossing 9 scoreless innings and allowing just four base runners all day on two hits and two walks. For Lohse, it takes him to a … Continue reading
Let’s play two! In the second game of the double header, Jaime Garcia picked up his third win of the season to remain undefeated. For Garcia it wasn’t an exceptional start. He threw 101 pitches over 5+ innings of baseball, but the offense managed to provide him enough offense to keep the lead. The unsung hero of today’s win might just be the bullpen. Through 6 innings in the first … Continue reading