Lackluster game...blown chances...poor defense...poor pitching in the 9th...
And what the hell was Barton doing swinging on the first pitch in the 9th with the bases loaded and us down by three?!?!?!?
They were walking everyone, and Pujols is two batters away, and he is swinging at the first pitch and then swung at a ball in the dirt later in the at bat....WTF?!?! A walk would have put the tying run in scoring position. Everyone else was taking pitches and making the pitcher throw strikes. Barton apparently didn't get the memo.
Frustrating. It was a shame, because Looper pitched a great game...again.
Milwaukee lost...so it could have been worse.
We really need to rattle off winning 6 out of 7, or something like that. 2.5 games can be made up in no time...but you probably have to be playing good solid baseball to do so, which the Cardinals aren't right now.
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