Saturday, April 26, 2008

complete game, baby!

Complete game win for your hero and mine, Adam Wainwright. 127 pitches, 5 hits, 3 runs, 2 walks, 6 strike-outs. He is just SICK. And kudos to Skip for coming through in the clutch with a base hit to score the winning run. 

You'd've thought they'd clinched the division or something they way they were celebrating at the plate. But I wouldn't take any of it away from them. It was a heck of a game and they played hard and fought hard for the win. Any time you beat a great pitcher like Oswalt you deserve some celebration.

Just a word about the "incident" in the third. . . 

First, Wainwright is NOT that pitcher. Maybe Ausmus is used to working with THAT pitcher, and maybe there's a guy or two wearing the same uniform as Adam that wouldn't have a problem with a little retaliation here and there, but there's no way you will ever convince me that throwing behind Ausmus was ANYTHING but a missed location. Hell, it didn't even hit him. . . 

Second, can you say o v e r r e a c t i o n

If Ausmus HAD been involved in a game where his pitcher hit the batter, and then he himself felt the breeze of a pitch as it passed behind him in the next inning, and this pitcher from some other team had possibly done it with the slightest of intention, well, then Ausmus should have been a man and taken the next pitch out of the park instead of acting like a baby and crying about it. 

Really? You want to throw down? Bring it, little girl

Troy Glaus has discovered what those of us from Missour-ah already knew, namely that spring in the midwest (particularly St. Louis), while beautiful, has two very ugly side-effects: road construction and nasal allergies. I don't know what to tell you about the driving delays, but a dose of Claritin in the morning does wonders for itchy eyes and a runny nose.