July 20, 2008

NoteCARDS v Padres after 8 innings

Padres 3
Cardinals 5

8th inning:

  • Randy Flores relieves Kelvin Jimenez.
  • Padres get men on the corners when the Cardinals cannot accomplish and inning-ending double play, Pujols to Miles to Flores covering first. The batter-runner was clearly out on the play, but the first base umpire called him safe, possibly thinking that Flores had lost contact with his foot on the bag, which Flores did not.
  • La Russa changes pitchers, bringing in Kyle McClellan to face pinch hitter Adrian Gonzalez. Gonzalez is walked intentionally. loading the bases.
  • After taking Luis Rodriguez to a full count with catcher Jason LaRue blocking and saving a Padre run on three seperate pitches, McClellen gets Rodriguez to ground out to Pujols unassisted.
  • Heath Bell comes on in relief to attempt to close in the bottom of the ninth.
  • Skip Schumaker pinch hits, getting a leadoff single to right field and representing the tying run.
  • Aaron Miles attempted a sacrifice bunt, but Adrian Gonzalez throws out Schumaker at second base, Miles safe at first on a fielder's choice and represents the tying run.
  • Ryan Ludwick singles up the middle, Aaron Miles advancing to second base.
  • Rick Ankiel strikes out, advancing no Cards' base runners.
  • Troy Glaus launches a three-run homer into the bleachers of left-center field, putting the Cards in the lead, 5-3.