Can’t say yesterday’s result was a surprise, because it wasn’t. Althought hitting Bradley with an 0-2 pitch was a ‘road less traveled’ way to get into a big inning (as 3 runs ultimately scored in the home first).
Cardinals can still come out of here with a split, or even better if they sweep the double-dip today.
Slight pitching match-up change from the preview. Carlos Zambrano will throw the first game against Lohse, vice the night game. A curious decision, as Zambrano is a better pitcher at night over his career by any metric. Whatever. Wells has pitched slightly better at night, although with only 15 ML games under his belt it’s hard to draw any conclusions from the data.
Today is the United Cardinal Blogger live blog. As promised, you can get there from here:
Enjoy the game! I hope to check in from time to time, although realistically I may only be available for the night game).