Mets Take Game Two


Clearly, Cardinal starter Todd Wellemeyer was out of whack tonight in the second of four games against the Mets.  He couldn’t command any of his pitches, and the New York hitters were sitting on his fastball.  Wellemeyer labored through five innings on 98 pitches, allowing 6 runs on 12 hits.

Brad Thompson came in to pitch in the sixth, and promptly gave up a home run to David Wright.  Later, Thompson popped up a sacrifice attempt that took the wind out of the rally sails.  Just when I thought his suckiness would continue, Brad cruised through the final three innings unscathed, and has earned a temporary pass from my verbal hazing.

The Cardinals managed to score four runs, including a two-run homer from Rick Ankiel in the first.  Unfortunately, it wasn’t nearly enough to overcome the weak showing from Wellemeyer.  The final was 7-4.  Here’s the complete box score.

The organization has signed their first round draft pick, Brett Wallace.  He spent the day at Busch Stadium today, meeting some of the players and taking batting practice. I’ll have more on Wallace tomorrow, but for now, check out Brain Walton’s article on the young slugger.

Game three of the series tomorrow night, where it’s Joel Pineiro against Pedro Martinez.  Should be a good one.