Out of the Shadows
Woohoo! Cards win! The team that most thought shouldn’t be in the playoffs at all now takes a commanding lead in this division series. And who would have predicted Weaver would lead the Cards in a shut-out victory? He looked awesome, and the bullpen came through, too. I wasn’t sure about Tony’s choice to take Johnson out when he was dominating in the 8th, but it worked out. Wainwright was steller in the 9th. Not a ton of offense but Pujols and Edmonds came through when we needed them.
One note of annoyance: could Chris Berman be any more biased toward San Diego? It’s been irritating watching him call these games as his voice raises several octaves anytime it looks like the Padres might score. I checked his bio and it says he lives in CT so not sure why he’s behind the Padres.
Here’s hoping Sup can finish things off on Saturday, and, if not, we know we’ve got Carp ready to go on Sunday. I really hope I don’t get to use my Game 5 tickets.