July 20, 2008

NoteCARDS v Padres FINAL

Padres 5
Cardinals 9

9th inning:

  • Jason Isringhausen comes on in relief for Kyle McClellan.
  • Jody Gerut grounds out, Pujols tossing to Isringhausen covering first.
  • Scott Hairston singles into right field.
  • Edgar Gonzalez, representing the tying run, drives a ball just past Ludwick in right-center field, the ball rolling all the way to the wall, Hairston scoring, Gonzalez to second base.
  • Brian Giles, representing the go-ahead run, drives a single into center field, Gonzalez holding up at third base and representing the tying run. Giles, at first base, represents the go-ahead run.
  • Tony La Russa goes to the bullpen, calling on Brad Thompson to relieve Isringhausen.
  • Kevin Kouzmanoff clobbered a ball over Ankiel's head in center field, Gonzalez scoring the tying run, Giles advancing to third base on Kouzmanoff's stand-up double.
  • La Russa calls for an intentional walk on Chase Headley, loading the bases and hoping for a double play.
  • Luke Carlin hit a hard ground ball to Pujols, who threw home to LaRue for the force out.
  • Adrian Gonzalez lined a shot to the first base side, but Pujols snagged it for the third out.

Bottom of 9th:

  • Bryan Corey comes on in relief for the Padres.
  • Albert Pujols draws a one-out walk.
  • Brad Thompson offered to bunt, pulling back, catcher Luke Carlin throwing wild down to first base, the ball rolling down the right field line. By the time the ball is recovered, Pujols dashes to third base.
  • La Russa calls for Yadier Molina to pinch hit for Thompson.
  • Molina is walked intentionally.
  • Skip Schumaker is walked intentionally.
  • Aaron Miles hits a walk-off grand slam into the Cardinals' bullpen in right field.