In the end, what's the difference between winning 20-2 and winning 3-2? Nothing, which is why the Cards and the Phillies now have equal records. The Cards keep pace with the Cubs as they ride some sparkling D and solid pitching from Lohse. There are those out there who have been riding him hard--but I think he's proved the naysayers wrong. We got lucky on that last call, but we've had more than our fair share go against us this year. Mather and Worrell got sent down. Wasn't surprised about Worrell going down or Izzy coming up, but Mather down and Reyes up was surprising. With Pujols out for at least 2 weeks I thought that Mather would be the backup for Duncan--I guess Glaus is. After a solid start, Mather really cooled off. But overall, I thought it was a positive experience. Worrell showed some good stuff, but in the end he was getting hammered.
Carpenter had a setback...but good news about other relievers...waiting with bated breath.