Top of the 7th
OK, sorry I’m so late. I had organized a work happy hour and it ran longer than I expected, but I kept up on the score thanks to friends with blackberries. And I heard Dunc’s homer on the way home! i’m so stoked that Weaver came through with another stellar performance…hope we can finish it off for him.
Great job by Kinney. Now we just need 6 more outs.
Bottom of the 7th
Pujols grounds out. Encarnacion walks. Rolen pops out. Edmonds walks, after a wild pitch advances Encarnacion to 2nd. The stage is set for Belliard to be a hero, but he grounds out on the first pitch. OK, just 6 more outs…come on, boys!
Top of the 8th
Yes – Beltran strikes out! That’s a huge out.
Delgado gets an infield single. Double by Wright – and only one out. Time for a pitching change. Flores comes in and gets Green to fly out. Great play by Edmonds to charge the ball and intimidate Delgado from running home. You can’t underestimate the importance of having Edmonds back in centerfield – moments like that really emphasize it.
If I had a rally towell, I’d be biting on it just like all those fans in the stadium. WooHoo – Wainwright comes in, gets Valentin to strike out lookin’!
Bottom of the 8th
A one-out triple by Miles, and we fail to get the run home. That leaves me with an ominous feeling. I don’t know why Eckstein didn’t try the squeeze again after it failed the first time, or at least hit a sac fly. At least we get to face the bottom of the Mets order.
Top of the 9th
Chavez grounds out. One away.
Floyd grounds out to Pujols. The race for the bag made me a little nervous, but two gone!
Reyes strikes out! Cards win!! Great gutsy relief from Wainwright, our novice closer. And you can’t say enough about Jeff Weaver – he might be the series MVP!