Yesterday was a good day for Evan MacLane. No matter what the outcome was of his appearance, what I’m sure was his childhood dream came true. Evan found himself in a big league park, on a big league mound, pitching to big league hitters.
Congratulations to Evan.
As for the Cardinals, I have to wonder sometimes two things. These are things that have irked me for at least the last 4 seasons. Do the Cardinals make conscious decisions to poorly handle their roster management and does the on-field staff EVER have any idea about what players do in the farm system? Perhaps one of LaRussa’s greatest failings this late in his career is that he seems incapable of understanding what to do with these farm hands he is given. That may be why he leans more towards acquiring veterans, a body of work that he has actually seen with his Transitions Lenses colored eyes.
On to the DFR!
- Aaron Luna went 1-for-3 with 1 R.
- Mike Folli went 3-for-4 with a 2B and 2 RBI.
- Bryan Anderson had a PH single.
- Brandon Dickson gave up 5 ER on 9 H in 5 IP. He BB 1 and K’d 4.
- Andrew Brown struckout 1 and gave up 1 H in his 1 IP.
- Newly acquired Mike MacDougal pitched 1 inning, and was tagged with 2 H, 2 ER and 2 BB.
- Renyel Pinto yielded a H in his 1 IP.
- D’Marcus Ingram went 2-for-6 with a 3B.
- Chris Swauger went 2-for-6 with a RBI.
- Niko Vasquez went 1-for-3.
- Charles Cutler and Xavier Scruggs went 1-for-4.
- Alex Castellanos went 2-for-4 with a 3B.
- Luis De La Cruz went 2-for-4 with a 2B and 2 RBI.
- Domnit Bolivar picked up 2 H in 5 AB.
- Ted Obregon Trail went 1-for-4 with 2 R.
- Richard Castillo pitched 7 innings, with 7 H, 3 ER, 1 BB and 5 K. He gave up 2 HR.
- Jared Bradford gave up a H in his 1 IP.
- Ramon Delgado picked up a K in 1 IP.
- Oscar Taveras went 1-for-3 with a 2B.
- Cody Stanley went 1-for-5.
- Kleininger Teran went 2-for-3 with a 2B.
- Romulo Ruiz picked up 2 2Bs and 3 RBI.
- Christopher Edmondson went 1-for-4 with a 2B and RBI.
- Juan Castillo went 1-for-4 with a 2B.
- Roberto Reyes went 1-for-3 with a 2B.
- Hector Hernandez pitched 3.2 innings, giving up 3 ER on 3 H, 1 BB and 5 K.
- Iden Nazario got an out, while giving up a H, BB and K.
- Ryan Copeland pitched 4 IP with 2 H and 5 K for the W.
- Aidan Lucas picked up the save with 1 IP, 1 H, 1 ER and 3 K.