That’s More Like It


Cardinals Win!  And it comes against a division rival Milwaukee Brewers team that many picked to win the Central.  With the Cubs win over the Mets, they maintain a half game lead over the Redbirds.The win tonight put an abrupt end to the Cardinals’ first losing streak, albeit only a two game streak.  The game was unspectacular, but did offer some nice positives:

  • Adam Wainwright has now pitched at least 7 innings in every start this year.
  • Troy Glaus had 2 RBI, and improved his average to .250.
  • Albert Pujols walked 3 times, and leads the Majors with 6 intentional passes.
  • Brian Barton’s double jump started the go-ahead ninth inning.
  • Jason Isringhausen picked up his league leading seventh save.

The two clubs are back at it tomorrow, with Kyle Lohse facing Manny Parra.  Because it’s only a two game set, the Cards can now only win or tie the series before heading to Pittsburgh.

Finally, a few links.  I’m a regular visitor over at Viva El Birdos, and often time participate in the discussions. Today, a community member by the name of Mr. Redbird posted the question “Why are you a Cardinals fan?” The responses are fantastic.  Find them here.

Next, some team business.  Russ Springer was activated from the DL today, and to make room on the roster, rookie Rico Washington was optioned back to AAA Memphis.  Matthew Leach has the story.

Finally, I don’t know what it is about Cubs fans, but this cartoon just might be the dumbest thing I’ve ever seen.  No wonder this guy hates them.