Carpenter Hammers Tigers
Chris Carpenter was masterful last night as he and his teamates blanked the Tigers 5-0. His line? Get a load of this...8 innings pitched...3 hits...55 strikes...82 pitches....and he faced only two batters over the minumum. The Tigers might have resumed play after their week off, but their bats haven't. And they find themselves down in the series 2 games to 1. Game 2 will be, weather permitting, and it doesn't look good, shortly after 8 tonight in the city with the arch. Jeff Suppan will face Jeremy Bonderman. Look for the Cards to go up three games to one in this World Series that has failed to hold any interest for me whatsoever. Not after Kenny Rogers' pathetic performance. Oh, and I do realize that he pitched seven tremendous innings after what was MORE than a simple washing of his hands. I saw that smear in Hi-Def, and it was a glistening oily reflective spot that if wiped on his pants' leg would have left a shiny ugly spot that was much more than dirt. And no fun for the ones who wash the uniform. But that never happened...it was just dirt from rubbing.......RIGHT. I'm letting this Kenny Rogers' idiocy go...for good. If there is a game six on Saturday, we'll see how effective he will be. I did mention in an earlier post that it is impossible for me to root for the Saint Louis Cardinals...for anything! You see, they were responsible for my first baseball heartbreak...way back in '67, when Bob Gibson, the best pitcher then, pitched three complete games in the seven game series, and what had been an unbelievable Cinderella-type season for the "picked to finish in ninth place" Boston Red Sox ended. As all things do. Yaz and Lonnie and company. Childhood bliss....shattered. But what a year it was from a team called the "Cardiac kids." They always seemed to pull it out...and Yaz had the most clutch year of them all, including our Papi. And now, ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, number 8...Carl Yastrzemski. OK, OK, back to 2007. Enjoy game 4 tonight, and thanks for being here. And Yaz sure could play that Green Monster. Anyone trying to stretch a wall ball from a single into a double was out by 20 steps.....or more......take care.