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Game Haiku – 04/11/11 – Cardinals 8, Diamondbacks 2

McClellan helps his
cause by plating two runs. Two
homers for Berkman!

Cardinal Girl is Bad Luck

Well, it’s taken me a couple weeks to get around to writing about the games I attended on the Cardinals’ recent ugly West Coast trip. I guess I was just in mourning since they lost all 3 games I attended (2 in LA, 1 in Phoenix).  Maybe I’m bad luck. Or more likely, Dave is bad luck, since the Cardinals lost every game he’s attended with me. But then, I only brought him to 2 out of the 3 games, so I guess the blame falls on me.  

First, I attended the Cards v Dodgers game on June 8, a pitchers’ duel between Kuroda and Carpenter. It was a tense one, but the Cards came up short. Then I saw them lose to the Dodgers on June 9. Anyway, I still had fun at Dodger Stadium and enjoyed the dodger dogs.  And there were a lot of Cards fans in attendance to commiserate with when the Cards got swept.
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Then, we went to Phoenix for the weekend to celebrate Dave’s birthday with his family, which conveniently coincided with the Cards’ visit to Chase Field.  I picked the June 12 game to attend, which was the worst of the three, with Adam Ottavino getting shelled and Dan Haren pitching like an ace.  
I enjoyed the visit to Chase Field and was able to score the best tickets I’ve had for a game, other than Spring Training.  We were about 12 rows up from the field, just near the Cards’ dugout and a little beyond first base. Dave brought his camera and I spent a lot of the game shooting pics.  You can check out all my pics here.  It was a nice, surprisingly cool night in Phoenix and they left the roof open.  

All teams have their slumps, and even the mighty Pujols has one now and again. I just wish the Cardinals’ slump hadn’t coincided with my rare opportunity to see them. My next in-person game will be July 22 in St. Louis against the Phillies, so you might want to place your bet on the Phillies now. 

Game Haiku – 06/13/10 – Diamondbacks 7, Cardinals 5

The agony of 

the walk off! Cards’ comeback marred 
by Chase Young’s homer.

Game Haiku – 06/12/10 – Diamondbacks 7, Cardinals 2

My first trip to Chase 

Field is marred by a shaky
Ottavino start. 

Game Haiku – 06/11/10 – Cardinals 5, Diamondbacks 2

Brendan Ryan pulls 

up his socks and pulls out of 
his slump: three-run shot. 

Game Haiku – 4/21/10 – Cardinals 9, Diamondbacks 4

Big ninth powers Cards
to new team record: winning
their first five series!

Game Haiku – 04/20/10 – Diamondbacks 9, Cardinals 7

Lohse allows seven
runs. Cards battle back but D-
backs always answer.

Game Haiku – 04/19/10 – Cardinals 4, Diamondbacks 2

Penny stays cool, works
out of jams. Holliday jacks
a two-run homer.

Game Haiku – 04/15/09 – Cardinals 12, Diamondbacks 7

Cards’ pitchers struggle,
perhaps grieving injured Carp?
Offense battles back.

Game Haiku – 04/14/09 – Diamondbacks 7, Cardinals 6

Cards lose a close one.
Bigger loss is Carpenter.
He’s injured…again…

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