Saturday, August 9, 2008

no need to wait any longer

As promised, my thoughts regarding game 2 in the series against the Cubs: 


Well, I think that about sums it up. 

Carlos Zambrano gave up a CAREER-HIGH 4 home runs. He also hit one. I'm no expert, but I don't think they cancel each other out, at least as far as career statistics go. 

Troy Glaus decided he was tired of not hitting the Cubs, so he hit them. Three times. For five ribbies. 

Albert and Schu also homered, but the most amazing runs came in the top of the ninth when the 'Birds were able to show the Cubs what it's like to have a bullpen dissolve in front of your eyes. 

Their 'pen didn't exactly give up a lead, but five hits and three runs (two of them with two out) to basically cement St Louis' lead, well, that'll still ruin your day. 

Wellemeyer was on fire. Two of the runs were actually his, and the third came (and was charged to him) when Villone couldn't get the one guy he was sent out to face and then Springer allowed an RBI base hit before striking out the final batter of the seventh. 

Todd went 6-2/3, and while my screaming at the tv for Tony to leave him in to get that last out didn't have the desired effect, it wasn't a complete disaster (like I feared it would be). I guess I just need to have a little more faith in the bullpen Tony. 

Springer went on to strike-out the side in the eighth, and then Thompson came in and closed it out. It's too bad, too, 'cause I was kind of hoping to see Miles pitch an inning or two. (Speaking of which, we haven't seen his name mentioned with regards to the opening in the save department, have we? Just a thought.) 

Jim Edmonds struck-out three times. I'll root for him from here 'til Tuesday unless he's hitting against the Cards. When that's the case he can go suck a lemon. 

Would it be possible for us to hold onto some of the runs we scored today and use them in tomorrow night's game? Just in case...