Ah, the circle of life. On Monday, the Cardinals signed the youngest pitcher in their organization. On Tuesday, they secretly agreed (only to announce it Wednesday) to a contract with the oldest pitcher in their organization.
Since we last spoke, Mark DeRosa has gone 6-for-27 with 2 doubles and 2 RBIs, as well as 7 strikeouts. Plus he recruited John Smoltz to come play for a team with the highest probability of making the playoffs in the National League. Allen Craig, on the other hand, has gone 9-for-29 with a double and a HR, 4 RBI and 5 strikeouts. Just keeping you updated.
And no, there will be no more Pablo Ozuna updates.
On to the DFR so I can get back to my spreadsheets!
- Jon Jay hit a double and drove in a run.
- Nick Stavinoha doubled his double fun.
- Troy Glaus was not ejected.
- Allen Craig went 3-for-4 with a double. Now, if only he could work on his clubhouse leadership attributes and his JohnSmoltzWoo’ing skills.
- Brian Barden was 2-for-4.
- Blake Hawksworth’s Twitter buddy Matt Pagnozzi was 2-for-4 with a double.
- 1st Inning Jaime Garcia: 2 Hits, 1 BB, 1 HBP, 1 K and 2 HR (4 ER) against 7 batters.
- Innings 2 through 6 Jaime Garcia: 2 Hits, 0 ER, 0 BB, 8 Ks against 17 batters.
- Oneli Perez was perfect in the 7th.
- Josh Kinney took the win, giving up no runs in the 8th on a hit, a walk and a strikeout.
- Pete Parise recorded the save with a strikeout.
- Pete Kozma was 2-for-4 with a HR and 2 RBI.
- James Rapoport was 2-for-4 with a double.
- Andrew Brown went deep.
- Steven Hill (not the guy from Law and Order) went 2-for-4 with a double.
- Lance Lynn walked 5 batters and somehow managed to walk away practically unscathed. 1 unearned run on 3 hits and 1 strikeout in 6 innings.
- Gary Daley pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout.
- Francisco Samuel walked 1 and struckout 2 in his inning.
- Eduardo Sanchez pops your brown paper bag. 1 inning, 3 hits, 2 ER, 1 BB, 2 Ks.
- Jose Garcia was 2-for-4.
- Chris Swauger hit a triple.
- Osvaldo Morales drove in a run with a double.
- Matthew Carpenter did the same.
- Arquimedes Nieto used a series of mirrors and pulleys to maneuver his way through 7.1 innings of 4 hit, 3 ER, 3 BB and 4 K baseball.
- Thomas Eager, however, took the loss but throwing up a picket fence in his 1.2 IP. 1 of each a hit, ER, BB, K and HR.
- Micheal Swinson (Man, I was WAY off!) hit a triple.
- Devin Goodwin was 2-for-4 with a HR.
- Alan Ahmady went 2-for-3 with a HR and 2 RBI.
- Jon Edwards was 2-for-5.
- Nico Vasquez was 1-for-2 with 3 BB. His reputation precedes him.
- Justin Edwards only pitched 2.2 innings, giving up 5 hits, 4 ERs on 3 BB and 4 Ks.
- Tyler Lavigne (yeah, and I’m Jerry Cougar Mellancamp!) picked up the win by getting 4 outs, one of which was a strikeout.
- Jesse Simpson (Where’s Tony Romo?) pitched 4 innings, giving up a hit and 2 BB, striking out 4.
- LaCurtis Mayes finished the game off with a hit, a walk and a strikeout.