If you missed the bottom of the 9th inning in last night’s Cardinals game, sit back and enjoy the carnival ride!
The Cardinals ended the night celebrating on the field, winning a game that was all but lost. After Chris Carpenter gave up a homerun to opposing pitcher Dan Haren and Randy Winn blundered in the field sending a fly ball off his glove and over the wall gifting the Diamondbacks another homerun, fans were throwing their hands up in disgust and switching the channel. However, to the delight of the viewing faithful – and those just too mesmerized by the train wreck, the Cardinals mounted a rally (of sorts). Two fielding errors combined to gift-wrap a win for the Cardinals with Adam Wainwright crossing the plate with the walk-off scoring run.
I don’t know about you, but the happy dancing in my house was web-gem worthy! After Sunday’s horrific beating and losing the series to I70 rival Kansas City, Cardinals fans were feeling a little dejected. (Which reminds me – how about that ejection of Tony La Russa last night? Masterful plan, I’d say!) But last night gave us something to be giddy about. Hopefully Lady Luck is now a Cardinals Fan, and this will be the turning point.
Bonus Topic for Tuesday:
Yesterday twitter lit up with chatter about the Cardinals’ rumored interested in acquiring pitcher Cliff Lee from the Mariners. Will the front office trade their 2009 first-round draft pick, pitcher Shelby Miller? Will they package up some combination of players from Memphis?
My submission to Baseball Digest this month happens to be all about my irrational sentimentality and nagging anxiety of MLB midseason trades – and the post just went live last night. Check it out here: “Breaking Up The Band: Trade Season is Tough for Sentimental Fans”
What do you think? Will Cliff Lee be a Cardinal? Is Valium in my future this Hot Stove season?
Have a great Tuesday Cardinals Fans!