Game 20 Recap: Cardinals 1, Braves 2

I was totally right about this game being all offense and no pitching... okay, I was totally off, and what a great game by Jo-Jo Reyes. If he could pitch that way every game we wouldn't need to make fun of him -- I mean, one walk and seven strikeouts!

How about the rockin' Gonzo striking out the heart of the Cards order in the ninth. The pitching was clicking tonight.

The hitting was aided by three walks in the eighth and a wimpy but effective two-run single by Matt Diaz. The Cards did not want to pitch to Chipper Jones tonight, so they walked him four times. Unfortunately, they seemed to figure out how to get Casey Kotchman out, after yesterday's three-hit performance he went 0-for-4 with seven men left on base.

I'm pretty sure Jeff Francoeur broke another bat or two tonight, though there is no picture eveidence, otherwise I would post it.

The rubber game is tomorrow. I think a good goal for this team is to win series, and a win tomorrow would give us two series wins in a row.


Final - 4.28.2009 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
St. Louis Cardinals 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0
Atlanta Braves 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 X 2 6 0
WP: Peter Moylan (1 - 1)
SV: Mike Gonzalez (3)
LP: Kyle McClellan (1 - 1)

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