July 17, 2008

NoteCARDS v Padres 7/17/08

After 9 innings (Final)

Padres 3
Cardinals 4

Top 9th:
[Ryan Franklin relieves Ron Villone, pitching for the Cardinals]
  • Kevin Kouzmanoff laces a leadoff double down the third base line.
  • Chase Headley drives a long fly ball off the left-center field wall, a standup double, Kouzmanoff scoring to cut the lead to one at 4-3.
[Dave Duncan visits Ryan Franklin]
  • Brian Myrow pinch-hits for Khalil Greene, striking out swinging for the first out.
  • Nick Hundley grounds out to second baseman Aaron Miles, throwing to Albert Pujols at first base for the second out, Chase Headley advancing to third base.
  • Luis Rodriguez pinch-hits for Mike Adams, grounding to second baseman Aaron Miles, throwing to Albert Pujols at first base for the final out of the inning and the game.


Bottom of 8th:
[Mike Adams relieves Jake Peavy, pitching for the Padres]

  • Albert Pujols drives a fly ball into the right-center field gap, Jody Gerut racing over to make the catch from center field.
  • Rick Ankiel hits a line drive to left field for a basehit.
  • Troy Glaus strikes out swinging for the second out.
  • Adam Kennedy pinch-hits for Ron Villone, hitting a line drive toward right-center, Jody Gerut sprinting and diving to make the catch, ending the inning.


Top of 8th:
[Kyle McClellan relieves Kyle Lohse, pitching for the Cardinals][Joe Mather takes left field]

  • Edgar Gonzalez strikes out swinging.
  • Brian Giles hits a line drive to Rick Ankiel in center field.
[Ron Villone relieves Kyle McClellan]

  • Adrian Gonzalez strikes out swinging to end the inning.

Bottom of 7th:
[Jake Peavy pitching for the Padres]


  • Yadier Molina flies out to Chase Headley in left field.
  • Joe Mather pinch-hits for Kyle Lohse, skyballing one to left-center, the ball hitting to top of the wall for a home run, extending the Cardinals' lead to 4-2.
  • Cesar Izturis hits a pop fly to shallow left-center, Khalil Greene racing back to make the play over his shoulder for the second out.
  • Skip Schumaker hits a line drive basehit to left field.
  • Aaron Miles hits a high fly ball to Brian Giles in right field for the third out.

Top of 7th:
[Kyle Lohse pitching for the Cardinals]


  • Khalil Greene caught looking at third strike.
  • Scott Hairston pinch-hits for Luke Carlin, grounding out, Glaus to Pujols.
  • Jake Peavy hits a ground ball through the hole on the left side for his second basehit.
  • Jody Gerut hits a shallow fly near the right field line, Skip Schumaker hustling over and in to make the grab, ending the inning.

Bottom of 6th:
[Jake Peavy pitching for the Padres]



  • Albert Pujols hits a hard ground ball through the hole on the left side for a single.
  • Rick Ankiel strikes out swinging.
  • Troy Glaus hits a high fly to Jody Gerut in center field for the second out.
  • Chris Duncan strikes out looking.

Top of 6th:
[Kyle Lohse pitching for the Cardinals]



  • Adrian Gonzalez rips a hard ground ball past the glove of Lohse and up through the middle for a leadoff basehit.
  • Kevin Kousmanoff stikes out swinging, Molina holding onto a foul tip.
  • Chase Headley hits a one-hopper to Aaron Miles at second base, pivoting and throwing to Cesar Izturis covering second base, throwing to Albert Pujols at first base for an inning-ending double play.

Bottom of 5th:
[Jake Peavy pitching for the Padres]




  • Cesar Izturis hits a fly to the front of the warning track in right field, Brian Giles making the catch.
  • Skip Schumaker hits a fly ball to shallow left field, Chase Headley making a diving catch for the second out.
  • Aaron Miles strikes out swinging.

Top of 5th:
[Kyle Lohse pitching for the Cardinals]




  • Jody Gerut pops out to Cesar Izturis, catching the ball behind second base.
  • Edgar Gonzalez strikes out swinging.
  • Brian Giles strikes out on a pitch in the dirt, drop third strike, Yadier Molina tagging Giles for the last out of the inning.

Bottom of 4th:
[Jake Peavy pitching for the Padres]





  • Albert Pujols grounds to Khalil Greene at shortstop, Greene throwing to Adrian Gonzalez at first base for the force out.
  • Rick Ankiel drives a long fly ball to right-center field, the ball carrying just enough to get into the first row for a home run, tying the game at 2-2.
  • Troy Glaus goes back to back with Rick Ankiel, driving his second home run of the night into the Cardinals bullpen to put the Cardinals up 3-2.
  • Chris Duncan strikes out for the second out.
  • Yadier Moline drives a ball past Peavy's head into center field for a basehit.
  • Kyle Lohse hits a hard ground ball to second baseman Edgar Gonzalez, throwing over to Adrian Gonzalez at first for the final out of the inning.

Top of 4th:
[Kyle Lohse pitching for the Cardinals]





  • Khalil Greene hits a chopper to Cesar Izturis at shortstop, Izturis throwing to Pujols at first base for the force out.
  • Luke Carlin grounds up the middle, second baseman Aaron Miles making the play, throwing to Pujols for the force out.
  • Jake Peavy hits a grounder to the back of the infield behind second base, Aaron Miles racing over and throwing to Pujols while falling away, getting the force on Peavy by a half-step to end the inning.

Bottom of 3rd:
[Jake Peavy pitching for the Padres]






  • Cesar Izturis flies out to Brian Giles in right.
  • Skip Schumaker strikes out looking.
  • Aaron Miles grounds to A. Gonzalez ranging to his right, flipping to Peavy covering first base.

Top of 3rd:
[Kyle Lohse pitching for the Cardinals]






  • Edgar Gonzalez slams a home run to left field.
  • Brain Giles flies out to Rick Ankiel in center field.
  • Adrian Gonzalez drives the ball down the left field line for a standup double.
  • Kevin Kouzmanoff draws a walk, putting Padres' base runners on first and second.
  • Chase Headley rips a one-hopper to Albert Pujols at first base, Pujols stepping on the bag to force Headley, then tagging Kouzmanoff to end the inning.


Bottom of 2nd:
[Jake Peavy pitching for the Padres]







  • Troy Glaus blasts a home run into the left field seats.
  • Chris Duncan shatters his bat, a jagged chunk just missing Peavy while the ball lines to the right side, second baseman Edgar Gonzalez leaping to snag the ball for the first out.
  • Yadier Molina hits a slow roller down the third base line, Kevin Kouzmanoff making the play for the second out.
  • Kyle Lohse hits a sharp grounder to third, Kouzmanoff handling the play, throwing out Lohse at first for the last out of the second inning.

Top of 2nd:
[Kyle Lohse pitching for the Cardinals]







  • Khalil Greene grounds out to shortstop Cesar Izturis for the first out.
  • Luke Carlin grounds out to Albert Pujols unassisted for the second out.
  • Jake Peavy hits a full count single to left field.
  • Jody Gerut grounds out to Izturis, throws to Pujols.
Top of 1st:
[Kyle Lohse pitching for the Cardinals]







  • Jody Gerut flies out to shallow center, Rick Ankiel racing in to make the catch.
  • Edgar Gonzalez singled to left field.
  • Brian Giles fouled out to the right field side, Skip Schumaker making the play.
  • Adrian Gonzalez draws a walk, advancing E. Gonzalez to second base.
  • Kevin Kouzmanoff singles through the hole on the left side, scoring E. Gonzalez and advancing A. Gonzalez to second base.
  • Chase Headley rips a line drive toward the hole on the right side, Albert Pujols stabbing it for the third out.

Bottom of 1st:
[Jake Peavy pitching for the Padres]








  • Skip Schumaker leads off with a strikeout.
  • Aaron Miles hits a soft fly to shallow right field, Brian Giles dropping the ball on a sliding catch.
  • Albert Pujols brakes his bat hitting a low popup just behind first base, Adrian Gonzalez making the play for the second out.
  • Rick Ankiel, batting the cleanup spot, strikes out on a drop third strike, catcher Luke Carlin throwing out Ankiel at first base.