Saturday, June 14, 2008

shellacked: see Cardinals vs Phillies

shel·lack (v.
a. To strike repeatedly and severely; batter. 
b. To defeat decisively. 

I'd say that about covers it. 

Although it may have felt otherwise, the Cards actually only lost ONE game last night. 

Of course, Russ Springer was ejected for "intentionally" hitting Ryan Howard (since there's no other possible explanation for a fastball that got away inside than wanting to pummel a player who hit two home runs in the game); Tony and José both got ejected (for arguing in a situation where any reasonable human being could and should be expected to argue); Miles pitched the only scoreless frame of the evening for the Redbirds (which I'll be eternally sorry I missed); and the clubhouse may have lost more than a few morale points over the course of the game. 

Other than that, it was just an ordinary loss. 

One positive thing that happened last night (though it didn't happen in St Louis) was that the Cubs lost, too. 

And at the end of the year, what's the difference between a 3-2 loss and a 20-2 loss? That's right, nothing

Go Blue Jays.