Thursday, August 17, 2006

Cards recap

August 11
St. Louis 1, Pittsburgh 7
Losing pitcher - Jeff Suppan (9-7)

August 12
St. Louis 2, Pittsburgh 3
Losing pitcher - Jeff Weaver (5-13)
HR: Albert Pujols (35)

August 13
St. Louis 0, Pittsburgh 7
Losing pitcher - Jason Marquis (12-11)

August 15
Cincinnati 0, St. Louis 5
Winning pitcher - Chris Carpenter (11-6)
HR: Chris Duncan (11)
After getting swept in Pittsburgh, Carp pitches a complete game shutout in one of the most important series as we head down the stretch. Chris Duncan continues to show that he is, indeed, the real deal. Ronnie Belliard picked up his 1,00th career hit. Jim Edmonds had to leave the game early due to dizziness.

August 16
Cincinnati 7, St. Louis 2
Losing pitcher - Anthony Reyes (4-6)

August 17
St. Louis 2, Cincinnati 1
Winning pitcher - Jason Isringhausen (4-5)
HR: Scott Rolen (17)
As of now the game is tied in the top of the 8th inning with a score of 1-1 as both Ken Griffey, Jr. and Scott Rolen both went yard. Weaver and Lohse are both pitching a pitcher's duel. Lohse and Weaver have both left the game in the top of the 8th inning when Javier Valentin pinch-hit for Kyle Lohse. Adam Wainwright (2-1, 3.13, 54) replaced Jeff Weaver (5-13) at the same time. Following the break, Ryan Franklin came in. Wainwright is pinch-hit for by Timo Perez in the 8th when the pitcher's spot is due up. Jason Isringhausen is now in. Izzy pitched a solid inning. In the bottom of the ninth, Duncan singles and Pujols walks. Scott Rolen just hit a single to bring home Chris Duncan and that's a winner!

Milestone watch:
Albert Pujols needs 19 home runs to tie Ken Boyer for 2nd on the Cardinals all-time home runs list with 255.
Jim Edmonds needs 1 home run to pass Ray Lankford for 4th all-time as a Cardinal.
Jason Isringhausen needs 5 saves for 250 career saves.
Tony La Russa needs to manage 5 games to tie Bucky Harris for for 3rd all-time at 4408 games.

I don't understand how the Cardinals get swept by Pittsburgh. I am praying for Jim Edmonds because he his a class act ballplayer and his bat is sorely missed when he's not in the lineup.

Mark Mulder is making another rehab start today in hopes of rejoining the Cards rotation. Sunday's game has been moved to the evening so that it may be on ESPN's Sunday Night Baseball broadcast.

With regards to his contract, Jimmy Edmonds has stated that he is not displeased.

In transactions, Timo Perez was called up and Brad Thompson was sent back down.

Here's an update on the farm club in Quad Cities.

Also, I'd like to say that Ken Griffey, Jr.'s family are in my thoughts and prayers. I may not be the biggest Reds fan but I do root for him and Dunn to do well, especially when they aren't playing the Cards.

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