We'll take the ball from PHE as the Cardinals are down in the hole after a 3 run 4th by the Cubs.
1. Rasmus leads off the inning. He couldn't get the bat off the shoulder last AB, and this time he collects the whole set by striking out swinging.
Silva has been dealing.
2. Freese gets caught looking. Silva is filthy today. He's mowing them down faster than I can type. I was going to talk about "when is Freese going to get some RotY" talk, but I'll save that for a time when he actually swings the bat.
3. Molina quickly falls behind 0-2, takes a ball outside, and then pathetically swings at ball two. I mean, this has been happening so much. We're helping out pitchers by swinging at stuff way outside--not that Silva currently needs any help.
9 Ks through 5 innnings--ouch. I always get hosed on my innings in our progressive game blogs.
Adam-O looks to right the ship after giving up the lead in the 4th. Sure could have been a massively different inning if they caught Soriano. They might have.
1. Fukudome starts things out with a leadoff walk. Adam-O has been falling behind many batters. Not surprising for a major league debut. I'm pretty happy with the start from him overall. Not sure you could expect much more.
2. Schu boots a sure-fire 4-6-3 (in fairness he was shielded by the 2nd base ump), to put Theriot on first with no outs.
3. Schu comes correct with a completed 4-6-3 as Lee hit is hard to 2nd.
4. Adam-O quickly, for a change, gets ahead of Soriano and gets him swinging .
Adam-O does well to work around the error and walk.
Well, that does it for me, I'll pass it on to Redbird Rants.
P.S. Get Smoltz--yesterday!
P.S.S. I usually watch games that Tim and Joe do with the sound off. :)