Sunday, June 10, 2007

Cards vs. Reds

June 5, 2007
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.

Milestone watch:
Adam Kennedy needs 8 4 hits for 1,000 career hits.
Scott Rolen needs 5 2 hits for 1,500 career hits.
Jim Edmonds needs 21 18 hits for 1,000 hits as a Cardinal.
Jason Isringhausen needs 16 15 saves for 278 saves to tie for 23rd on the all-time list.

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.

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.
One of their picks on Friday included Antone DeJesus from UK.

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