It was one of those days.
The Cardinals have had a lot of those lately.
This time, it was against the visiting White Sox. Facing the South Siders for the first time since 2006 on the day of Yadier Molina’s 1,000th career game, the series opener came down to a series of unfortunate events. Safe decision making, poor “clutch” hitting, and bullpen “moments.”
It wasn’t all bad — Adam Wainwright opened the game with three straight strikeouts. He had six through the first two innings. He also, however, gave up a two-run triple to Orlando Hudson after a pair of defensive miscues from David Freese and Tyler Greene. Momentum killer No. 1.
Momentum killer No. 2 came later in the third. After a Wainwright lead-off single, Rafael Furcal bounced into a double play. (Where have I seen that before?) » Continue reading “One Of Those Days: Cards Drop Opener To Sox”