July 19, 2008

NoteCARDS v Padres 7/19/08

after 8 1/2 innings (Final)

Padres 5
Cardinals 6

Top of 9th:
[Ryan Franklin pitching for St. Louis]
  • Jody Gerut lines out to Miles at second base.
  • Edgar Gonzalez strikes out swinging.
  • Brian Giles flies out to Ankiel in center field.

Bottom of 8th:
[Clay Hensley relieves Corey, pitching for San Diego]

  • Aaron Miles hits a chopper to A. Gonzalez on the right side, Gonzalez putting out Miles unassisted.
  • Brendan Ryan hits a pop up to shallow left, Greene making the catch.
  • Skip Schumaker grounds out to pitcher Hensley.

Top of 8th:
[Ryan Franklin relieves Ron Villone, pitching for St. Louis][Aaron Miles to second base, subsituting for Villone; Brendan Ryan moves to shortstop; Izturis out of game for Franklin]


  • Chase Headley draws a walk, representing the tying run.
  • Khalil Greene, representing the lead run, hits a hard one-hopper to Ryan at short, who blocks the ball, then flips to Miles covering second to force Headley.
  • Brian Myrow pinch hits for Nick Hundley, representing the lead run, singles to right field, Greene advancing to second base, representing the tying run in scoring position.
  • Luis Rodriguez pinch hits for Corey, hitting a ground ball to the right side, Miles fielding it and throwing to Ryan covering second for the force out on Myrow, Ryan relaying to Pujols at first to complete the inning-ending double play.

Bottom of 7th:
[Bryan Corey relieves Cla Meredith, pitching for San Diego]


  • Rick Ankiel hits a pop fly to Chase Headley in left field.
  • Yadier Molina hits a chopper to Kouzmanoff at third, throwing to first for force out.
  • Cesar Izturis pops out in foul territory to Kouzmanoff near the third base line.

Top of 7th:
[Todd Wellemeyer pitching for St. Louis]


  • Scott Hairston pinch hits for Meredith, striking out looking.
  • [Randy Flores relieves Wellemeyer, pitching for St. Louis]
  • Jody Gerut walks.
  • [Russ Springer relieves Flores, pitching for St. Louis]
  • Edgar Gonzalez singles through the hole on the left side to Schumaker in left, Gerut advancing to second base.
  • Brian Giles singles to right field, loading the bases.
  • [Ron Villone relieves Springer, pitching for St. Louis]
  • Adrian Gonzalez strikes out looking
  • Kevin Kouzmanoff hits a long fly to Ankiel in center to end the rally and the inning.

Bottom of 6th:
[Randy Wolf pitching for San Diego]



  • Cesar Izturis ground up the middle, Greene making a diving stop, popping to his feet and throwing to first too late to get Izturis.
  • Todd Wellemeyer sacrifice bunts Izturis to second.
  • Brendan Ryan grounds to Kouzmanoff, who overthrew first base, Izutris advancing to third base, Ryan taking second base.
  • Skip Schumaker grounds to Greene at short, Izturis scoring the tying run as Greene throws out Schumaker to first; Ryan unable to advance on the play.
  • [Cla Meredith relieves Wolf, pitching for San Diego]
  • Meredith throws a wild pitch, Ryan advancing to third.
  • Ryan Ludwick walks, putting Cards on the corners.
  • Albert Pujols scorthes a ground ball that tips off Greene's glove as he dove into the hole, Ryan scoring and Ludwick advancing to second
  • Troy Glaus hits a pop fly to right field, near the foul line, Giles racing over, making the catch, then slamming into the wall.

Top of 6th:
[Todd Wellemeyer pitching for St. Louis]



  • Chase Headley flies out to right field, Ryan Ludwick making a diving/sliding catch.
  • Khalil Greene pops out to shallow left, Izturis making the catch.
  • Nick Hundley strikes out.

Bottom of 5th:
[Randy Wolf pitching for San Diego]




  • Todd Wellemeyer singles to right field.
  • Brendan Ryan strikes out swinging.
  • Skip Schumaker draws a walk, putting base runners on first and second.
  • Ryan Ludwick drives a ball through the hole on the right side, loading the bases.
  • Albert Pujols drives a ball into the left-center field alley, hopping to the wall, the bases clearing and Pujols finishing with a standup double.
  • Troy Glaus strikes out swinging after complaining that he had been hit by the previous pitch.
  • Rick Ankiel singles to right field, Pujols scoring to bring the Cards within one.
  • Yadier Molina lines out to Greene at short.

Top of 5th:
[Todd Wellemeyer pitching for St. Louis]




  • Edgar Gonzalez pops out to Troy Glaus in foul territory near the first base dugout.
  • Brian Giles walks.
  • Adrian Gonzalez grounds to Ryan, who cannot reach Giles with a tag, then wheels and throws to Pujols at first for the second out.
  • Kevin Kouzmanoff lines to Ankiel in center.

Bottom of 4th:
[Randy Wolf pitching for San Diego]





  • Troy Glaus drives a ball to the right-center field gap, the ball rolling to the wall, Glaus getting a standup double.
  • Rick Ankiel grounds out to Wolf, throws to first.
  • Yadier Molina grounds to Greene at short, throwing to first for putout.
  • Cesar Izturis lines out to E. Gonzalez at second base.





Top of 4th:
[Todd Wellemeyer pitching for St. Louis]

  • Nick Hundley flies out to Ankiel in deep center.
  • Randy Wolf breaks his bat on a ground ball out, Ryan to Pujols.
  • Jody Gerut grounds to Ryan at second base, throws to Pujols at first.



Bottom of 3rd:
[Randy Wolf pitching for San Diego]

  • Brendan Ryan gets hit by a pitch, takes first base.
  • Skip Schumaker grounds to Greene at short, over to E. Gonzalez at second to force Ryan, relays to A. Gonzalez at first to get Schumaker, completing the double play.
  • Ryan Ludwick draws a walk.
  • Albert Pujols flies out to Headley in left field.

Top of 3rd:
[Todd Wellemeyer pitching for St. Louis]

  • Adrian Gonzalez grounds out to Wellemeyer.
  • Kevin Kouzmanoff grounds up the middle, Izturis knocking it down, but the ball bleeding far enough away for a single.
  • Chase Headley hits a pop fly to shallow left along the foul line, Schumaker hustling over to make the catch for the second out.
  • Khalil Greene grounds out to Troy Glaus at third base, throws to Pujols at first base.


Bottom of 2nd:
[Randy Wolf pitching for San Diego]

  • Yadier Molina strikes out on drop third strike, Hundley throwing to A. Gonzalez.
  • Cesar Izturis squibbs one halfway down the first base line, Wolf fielding it and tagging out Izturis.
  • Todd Wellemeyer strikes out.



Top of 2nd:
[Todd Wellemeyer pitching for St. Louis]

  • Khalil Greene doubles down the left field line.
  • Nick Hundley hits a sharp one-hopper to Izturis at short, throwing to Pujols at first for the force out. No advance by Greene.
  • Randy Wolf draws a walk, putting Padres runners on first and second.
  • Jody Gerut grounds to Ryan at second, who fumbles the ball, but stayed with it long enough to flip to Izturis at second a force, Izturis's relay not in time at first, leaving Padres on the corners.
  • Edgar Gonzalez cranks one off the back wall of the Cardinals' bullpen, the three-run shot putting the Padres up 5-0.
  • Brian Giles pops out to shallow center field, Izturis going back to make the play.


Bottom of 1st:
[Randy Wolf pitching for San Diego]

  • Skip Schumaker lines out to Headley in left.
  • Ryan Ludwick singles to Headley in left.
  • Albert Pujols drives the ball through the hole on the left side, Ludwick advancing to second.
  • Troy Glaus hits a ground ball to E. Gonzalez at second, who flips to second base, Pujols out at second, sliding so that no relay by Khalil Greene is possible, Glaus safe at first. Ludwick advanced to third base on the play.
  • Rick Ankiel pops out to shallow left, Greene making the play.

Top of 1st:
[Todd Wellemeyer pitching for St. Louis]

  • Jody Gerut singles to center field.
  • Edgar Gonzalez grounds into fielder's choice to right field. Brendan Ryan dekes baserunner Gerut, who stops halfway while Ludwick fires to Cesar Izturis at second base for force out. Gerut out at second.
  • Brian Giles draws a walk, E. Gonzalez moving up to second.
  • Adrian Gonzalez hits a slicing drive to center field, Rick Ankiel overrunning it and falling, the ball rolling all the way to the wall, E. Gonzalez scoring, Giles advancing to third base.
  • Kevin Kouzmanoff hits a sac-fly to Ankiel in center, Giles tagging up and scoring the second Padres run.
  • Chase Headley flies out to Skip Schumaker in left.