What an ending to a crazy game! Aaron Miles would’ve been the last guy that I would think of to hit a game-ending grand slam.
That bullpen sure scared me like always. As soon as Izzy came in, I said “oh no” because I knew he would blow the save (as usual). I was happy to see the Cards get out of the jam and even happier for the victory. After all, writing your first postgame would be better on a win than a loss.
I was really impressed with Garcia’s first start. His line (5 IP, 4 H, 3 R – all earned, 1 walk, 4 K’s, and 2 HR’s) wasn’t really all that bad with the exception of the homers. Hopefully he pitches this good (or even better) in the future. Hats off to him.
I hope that Moz will see that we need bullpen help. The Cards have constantly blown games that should have been wins. I can think of at least 10. We were lucky to get away with the victory, but at least we got one!
Brad Thompson got the victory and is now 2-2, and Brian Corey got the loss, dropping to 1-2.
Now for the Sunday Seven, similar to Matt Leach’s now seemingly non-existent Lucky Seven.
1. What do you think is the Cardinals’ biggest priority when it comes to the trade deadline?
2. How do you feel about the Cards trading away Scott Rolen and Jim Edmonds now?
3. What do you call the Cardinals more: the Cardinals, Cards, Redbirds, Birdos, or something else?
4. Do you feel that the Cards will win the Central?
5. What has been the Cards’ key to success this season?
6. How many home runs do you think Albert Pujols will hit in his career?
7. What do you feel Mark Mulder should do?
Until tomorrow, readers,
I am new to MLBlogs, but I am a passionate blogger. I’ll give you some pre-game stuff (probable pitchers, lineup, etc.) and give my thoughts after the game. I don’t care if you criticize me for my opinions, but if you criticize the blog in general, please make it constructive.
Anyways, first thoughts for today…
Cards are facing San Diego in the finale of the three game series. Cha Seung Baek (2-5, 5.25 ERA) is pitching for the Padres, while Jaime Garcia makes his starting debut for the Redbirds. Garcia was 4-4 with a 4.59 ERA down in Memphis.
1. Scott Hairston – CF
2. Edgar Gonzalez – 2B
3. Brian Giles – RF
4. Kevin Kouzmanoff – 3B
5. Chase Headley – LF
6. Brian Myrow – 1B
7. Nick Hundley – C
8. Luis Rodriguez – SS
9. Cha Seung Baek – P
1. Skip Schumaker – LF
2. Aaron Miles – SS
3. Ryan Ludwick – RF
4. Rick Ankiel – CF
5. Troy Glaus – 3B
6. Chris Duncan – 1B
7. Jason LaRue – C
8. Jaime Garcia – P
9. Adam Kennedy – 2B