Cincinnati 3, St. Louis 4
Winning pitcher - Jason Isringhausen (3-0)
HR: Juan Encarnacion (3)
June 6, 2007
Cincinnati 4, St. Louis 6
Winning pitcher - Tyler Johnson (1-0)
SV - Jason Isringhausen (14)
HR: Ryan Ludwick (1), Albert Pujols (12)
June 7, 2007
Cincinnati 5, St. Louis 1
Losing pitcher - Adam Wainwright (4-5)
The Cards were able to take 2 out of 3 from the Reds.
Adam Kennedy needs
Scott Rolen needs
Jim Edmonds needs
Jason Isringhausen needs
Regarding the draft, the Cardinals selected Peter Kozma as their first round pick on Thursday.
The Cardinals went off the map a little bit with their first pick in the 2007 First-Year Player Draft. St. Louis selected shortstop Peter Kozma of Owasso (Okla.) High School with the No. 18 overall choice, bucking nearly all pre-Draft projections.One of their picks on Friday included Antone DeJesus from UK.
After that, though, the Cardinals' Draft looked a whole lot like a Cardinals Draft. Four of the remaining six St. Louis selections were college pitchers, starting with supplemental first-rounder Clayton Mortensen from Gonzaga.
After Mortensen, the Redbirds took two more right-handers in the second round: David Kopp from Clemson and Jess Todd from the University of Arkansas. Daniel Descalso, a third baseman from the University of California-Davis, was the Cards' third-round pick.
The team's most intriguing pick of day one may have been the fourth-rounder. Outfielder Kyle Russell from the University of Texas set a school record and led Division I with 28 home runs for the Longhorns. He's a draft-eligible sophomore, so he could be a difficult sign, but he's a player with tremendous potential. The Cardinals rated Russell as one of their top-20 players, and only waited until the fourth round because of money concerns.
Righty Thomas Eager from Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo was the Cards' fifth-round pick, their final choice of the day.