Sorry for the lack of updates, folks. I've been busy with a summer job so let's catch up on the St. Louis Cardinals.
Here's an update on prospect Chris Duncan. Anthony Reyes is expected to start when the Cardinals play Kansas City. Sports Illustrated profiles the top moments in Pujols career. He's been on two covers this season.
Tuesday was not a pretty one for St. Louis after the off day on Monday. After a few impressive starts by Jeff Suppan, he was outpitched by Tom Glavine of the New York Mets. Soup went 6 and 2/3 innings, giving up four runs. Tyler Johnson, Brad Thompson, and Brian Falkenborg pitched in relief. Thompson gave up four runs, but only two earned. The Cards lost 8-3 with no home runs. A few RBI singles here and there but not enough.
Wednesday saw a very impressive start from Mark Mulder. Mulder went 8 and 1/3 innings for the win. Jason Isringhausen got the Cards out of a jam for his 12th save. Pujols scored on a Scott Rolen double in the sixth inning. Mark struck out five Mets and Izzy struck out one.
In the bottom of the third, the Cardinals currently lead 4-0. Scott Spiezio started instead of Albert Pujols.
Albert Pujols needs one home run for sole possession of fourth place as a Cardinal.
Jim Edmonds needs 5 home runs to tie Mark McGwire and Albert Pujols for 4th for Cardinal home runs.
Jeff Suppan needs two wins for his 100th career in.
Jason Isringhausen needs 8 saves to tie Lee Smith's club record of 160 (Jason has been a Cardinal since the start of 2002).