It’s Star Wars Day (May the 4th, you know) and I had no real desire to write up yesterday’s Cardinal outing. However, Star Wars is always there to help me and annoy StlCardsCards, so let’s mix things together.
After the offensive explosion of the night before, when the Cardinals were treating the Phillies like this
there was hope that the offense would stay on track against Aaron Nola. To say that was wrong was an understatement. Nola was all
and getting the results he wanted. For the 11th time this year St. Louis struck out more than 10 times. They are 1-10 in such games.
Yeah, that’s not good, is it? The firepower of this fully armed and operational battle squad seems to have more than just a two-meter exhaust port as a weakness.
On the plus side, Michael Wacha got the Hero tag by reminding us that he can be amazing at times.
Wacha went eight innings throwing just 100 pitches. He struck out eight, walked three, and should have gotten a win. He got the loss due to that
Ryan Howard, who showed again how much he loves his hometown by parking yet another ball over the fence. Immediately, voices all over cried out
No, actually everyone was waiting for that, given Howard’s history. I think the broadcast said that was his 26th homer versus the Cards, which actually seems low.
Soon after this, with the Blues starting up, it seemed like a lot of folks were like
With a one-run game, though, any of that vaunted power could have tied it up. Instead, St. Louis mustered a total of one base runner after Howard’s blast, a single by Stephen Piscotty in the ninth. Nothing came of it, though, which led to a lot of
When you look at the offense to find a Goat, all you can think is
Matt Carpenter led off with a double. Piscotty singled in the ninth. In between, all you had was a Yadier Molina infield single (that had to be reviewed to actually happen) and a walk by Kolten Wong.
I’ll go with Matt Holliday as the Goat with the knowledge that it could have been anyone, really. Holliday was up with a runner on and less than two outs twice, but nothing to show for it.
Adam Morgan, a lefty with a 5.40 ERA, goes tonight against Mike Leake.
Let’s hope the bats show up, otherwise
Enjoy Star Wars Day, everyone! May the Force be with you!