It began in the very first inning of the homestand. After 17 days in quarantine, the St Louis Cardinals re-started their season with 8 games in 5 days in Chicago (playing the White Sox and Cubs). Now they were finally coming back home, for what would be nearly half of their home games for the […]
Archives for August 2020
One of those days, right?
The situation looked grim, indeed. And Mike Matheny’s desperation move seemed like it would pay off. Just off the injury list, and not having pitched for almost three weeks, Kansas City brought Jakob Junis back into the rotation for what they knew would eventually be a bullpen game. Junis gave them 69 pitches that brought […]
O’Hearn Drives Royals to Victory
As Cardinal starter Adam Wainwright stood on the mound to begin the sixth inning, he found Kansas City’s first baseman Ryan O’Hearn standing there waiting to face him for a third time. The first two times had gone Ryan’s way. The game was still scoreless when Ryan led off the second inning. Adam’s first pitch […]
Miller Milks the Middle
The scene played out as it has frequently during Bill Miller’s first 40 Cardinal plate appearances. It was the third inning of last night’s game, Cards up 1-0, with a struggling Brad Keller on the hill for Kansas City. Keller did throw a first-pitch slider for a strike, but as Miller patiently waited, Keller missed […]