In a disappointing season that is quickly coming to a disappointing end, the Cardinals reached down deep and pummel the Pittsburgh Pirates today, in honor of my birthday. The Redbirds knocked out 9 runs on 15 hits including, including a rousing 7 for 11 from today’s 3-4-5.
Maybe it’s the youngsters energizing the clubhouse. Maybe it’s sending the Lopez away that’s lit a fire under the Cardinals. Maybe it’s just because we’re playing the Pirates and we’ll again get swept by Chicago.
However, you slice it, it was fun watching the Cardinals do their thing.
Don’t hand that MVP to Votto just yet. Pujols let voters know he’s not backing down by going 3 for 4 today with 2 home runs, 3 RBIs and 3 runs scored. Pujols leads the league in homers, RBIs and runs scored. The only category he’s lower in his average and today he raised it .03 points to become 5th best in the league.
He is also only one of two players with over 25 home runs and less than 80 strikeouts. (Any guesses on the other guy? Don’t look it up….that’s cheating!) Votto has 116 Ks. Gonzalez? 126. Pujols once again shows power and precision.
I’m not saying it’s 100% his yet, but I am saying it’s up for grabs. Let’s see where the numbers fall after 162 games.
Loved my birthday present from the Cardinals,