The headline pretty much sums it up.
Joe Mather… yes … former Cardinal, Joe Mather, got the game winning hit off The Closer Jason Motte to drive in Bryan LaHair and Geovany Soto. The final score was 3-2. And it was a Cub walk off victory over the Cardinals.
There is nothing worse.
Ok. That’s enough bad. Let me try to find some positives from last night’s game! … I said try!
Jaime Garcia pitched an excellent 7 2/3rds innings. He gave up six hits and one earned run. He struck out four.
David Freese was hit in the hand by a Matt Garza pitch in the fourth inning. Cardinal Nation collectively yelled out a few select curse words as the World Series MVP hit the ground. But, thankfully … he stayed in the game and continued to play third, even hitting a single in the top of the ninth. So. He’s not hurt and that’s good.
How the Cards scored their two runs is another positive… In the fourth inning, Carlos Beltran grounded out and scored Skip Schumaker. And Yadier Molina hit a sac fly to center, allowing Matt Holliday to score.
Another positive? The Cardinals play again tonight. No seriously, that’s positive! Promise. Here’s hoping Adam Wainwright has the breakout game we all hope and pray he does. Jeff Samardzjia takes the mound for the Cubbies.
Dear Cardinals… please make that cute baby smile again! NO PRESSURE GUYS!
Miranda Remaklus is lead St. Louis Cardinals contributor to Aaron Miles’ Fastball. She’s also senior reporter at Aerys Offsides in the NFL section. Follow her on Twitter, @missmiranda.