Well, if you read the St. Louis paper, it's was an "emphatic sweep" where "pitching was the hallmark" and Albert Pujols "provided a lasting mark" with a "bolt" that "punched out the "I" in "BIG MAC LAND" which Tony LaRussa doesn't want them to repair so it can be a "lasting wound like the Band-Aid from McGuire's shatter-shot to center field at former Busch."
And if you read the Chicago paper, it was another story of the "offense missing in action" and "another lackluster loss 3-1 loss to St. Louis".
So the Cards have something to remember and the Cubs have something to forget, and me?
I feel like I just found out I've been walking around with my zipper down.
Luckily, I don't have to go into the office and listen to Jay Manheimer or any other Cardinal fans at work.
Unluckily, despite all the changes that the Cubs have made, they looked pretty similar to the same team that got spanked by the Dodgers in last year's playoffs by leaving their bats at home.
The Cubs have a 4 game losing streak and I'm sure some serious jet lag after getting on a plane to San Diego last night (I'll bet that was a festive flight).
And Carlos Zambrano comes off the DL to face White Sox-rejecting Jake Peavy in a game that starts at 9:05 on WGN tonight.
There are still 6 games left against the Cardinals, 3 in July (home) and 3 in September (away).
By then, lets hope something really crazy happens like the catcher, the right fielder, the second baseman and first baseman are hitting over .200.
I'm getting sick of "lackluster".
The other thing to watch tonight is that game they play with skates and sticks.
Joel Pineiro tossed a complete game shut-out against the Cubs, and only had to make 92 pitches doing it.
Here's the spin from Joel's stats page on ESPN: "He struck out a season-high five and did not walk a batter while allowing just three hits. While Pineiro's outing on Tuesday night was nothing short of spectacular, don't bet on lightning striking twice here. Pineiro's getting by with very good command (seven walks in 54.1 innings) despite the fact that he been very hittable."
The guy has a 4.50 career ERA.
3 hits for the Cubs, and not a single guy gets past second base the whole snooze of a game.
His last start, he gave up 11 hits against the Pirates, losing 5 to zip.
Oh well, either he had a great day or the Cubs were jet-lagged from the hour long flight to St. Louis.
Worse, the Blackhawks lost a game that would have changed everything, 2-3 in overtime.
So, a full dose of double whammy suckiness last night.
Tonight will be Rick Ankiel and Chris Carpenter's return from the DL, a huge boost for the Cards.
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