Take 5


Well the Cardinals couldn’t get it done against the Royals in their first four opportunities, so they’ll try again tomorrow.

Tonight was game one of the series in Kansas City, and although the action was a little different from the three games in St. Louis, the outcome was the same.  The Royals won.  Yeah, the Royals.  Joel Pineiro pitched for the Cards, and wasn’t very sharp.  On the plus side, he did go deep into the game, allowing some much needed rest for the relief crew.  Pineiro lasted 7.2 innings, allowing 7 runs on 10 hits.  The final score was 7-2.  Here’s the full recap and box score.

The Cardinals made a roster move today.  The long awaited return of Mark Mulder has finally arrived, although not as originally planned.  Upon activation, Mulder was sent to the Cardinals’ bullpen, where we’ll wait to see his first ever relief appearance.  Mike Parisi was sent back to AAA Memphis.

So the fifth take in the I-70 series is tomorrow night.  After three straight losses, the Cardinals will look to rookie Mitchell Boggs to turn things around.  Kyle Davies will pitch for Kansas City.  How about a win?