Manny Parra of the 5+ ERA and yet to have pitched more than 5 1/3 innings this season against Wellemeyer. Time for that trend of the Cards not winning against crappy pitchers to end tonight. Yes, the Brewers got wins in both of Parra's starts vs St Louis this season, even if it wasn't due to Parra's pitching.
Are the Cardinals trying to throw the game today??
Pujols caught stealing. Izturis swinging at a first pitch with the bases loaded and 2 out after Suppan had walked Duncan, Glaus and Looper. Pujols out at 3rd trying to take an extra base. Glaus caught stealing.
This isn't "smart" baseball.
Plus: and it continues. Cards can't beat bad pitching. Suppan hadn't won since Apr 02 and was coming off back-to-back losses. I'd rather see the Cards face good pitchers every night. They win those games.
We'll see what happens with Wainwright up against another 0-4, 6+ ERA pitcher. Judging by recent trends in Cards hitting, Wainwright will wind up with a no decision.