Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Cards vs. Reds

St. Louis started their second series against the Reds this season, one day after Ken Griffey, Jr. hit his 600th home run.

June 10, 2008
St. Louis 7, Cincinnati 2
Winning pitcher - Mitchell Boggs (1-0)*
HR: Rick Ankiel (9), Ryan Ludwick (15), Albert Pujols (16)

* denotes first major league win for Mitchell Boggs.

Pujols' 16th home run of the season was also his 298th in his career. He's two home runs away from his 300th career home run.

June 11, 2008
St. Louis 10, Cincinnati 0
Winning pitcher - Braden Looper (8-5)
HR: Rick Ankiel (10), Jason LaRue (1), Ryan Ludwick (16)

This was Looper's first career complete game shutout (and complete game for that matter). It only took him 98 pitches and he gave the bullpen a night of rest but we can thank the offense for providing that. Looper fanned 4 Reds while Johnny Cueto walked 8 Cardinals in 101 pitches. If you blinked, you missed it. The game lasted 2:16, thanks to a three-hit complete game shut out.

June 12, 2008
St. Louis 2, Cincinnati 6
Losing pitcher - Mark Worrell (0-1)
HR: Troy Glaus (8)

The Cards left Cincy with a 40-28 record on the season.

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