Sunday, August 06, 2006
It's days like yesterday, aside from that three-run inning from the Brewers that show that the Cardinals are starting to play like winners. It came at a time when many in Cardinals Nation were starting to get depressed. Pujols hit his 34th home run and that brought in two runs.
The Cardinals have lost out on the chance to win 100 games this season, and no team has had two 8 game losing streaks to finish first in the division. I'm trying to remain optimistic but anyone will tell you that if the Angels gave up on Jeff Weaver, you don't go out and trade a sleeper prospect for Jeff Weaver.
Bo Hart, at one time was a top prospect, is batting .219 for Memphis.
If Mark Mulder gets back to his old form, we'll start winning. He has a start tonight for Quad Cities.
Milwaukee 4, St. Louis 3
Losing pitcher - Chris Carpenter (10-6)
Milwaukee 3, St. Louis 4
St. Louis Record: (59-50)
Winning pitcher - Anthony Reyes (3-5)
SV - Jason Isringhausen (29)
HR: Albert Pujols (34)
Milestone watch (Through 7/26):
Albert Pujols needs 20 home runs to tie Ken Boyer for 2nd on the Cardinals all-time home runs list with 255.
Jim Edmonds needs 2 home runs to tie Ray Lankford for 4th on the Cardinals all-time home runs list with 228.
Jason Isringhausen needs 5 saves for 250 career saves.
Tony La Russa needs to manage 15 games to tie Bucky Harris for for 3rd all-time at 4408 games.
Ronnie Belliard needs 8 hits for his 1000th career hit.