It would appear the string of Astros-Cubs-Astros series couldn’t have come at a better time. The Cardinals who, this time last week, were clinging to the second Wild Card spot with the Dodgers and Brewers clawing back into the race, have now won seven of the last eight. With the Dodgers and Brewers faltering, the WC lead is now 4.5 with just nine days left in the regular season.
Last night’s win wasn’t the prettiest of sorts, in some regards. But then again, it was a Jaime Garcia road start that ended in a shutout … of the home team.
So with the win, here’s the “Good, Better, Best.”
Just a few weeks ago at the United Cardinal Bloggers Weekend event, I started joking about Pete Kozma hitting a two-run homer. Everytime he stepped up to the plate, it was bound to happen! … I didn’t ever really expect it to happen! And, although not a homerun, he once again knocked in a big run, extending the Redbird lead to 3-0 in the top of the 8th.
Okay, I know. He also had two fielding errors on the night. And he did ground into a double play. And I’m not sure when or why he leapfrogged Ryan Jackson on the depth chart. But, in the last three games he’s 5-for-10 with two homers, and four RBI.
When the rest of the bats go quiet (like leaving 10 runners on base last night), Petey’s heating up! » Continue reading “Jaime Holds Houston, Cardinals Win 4-0″