The Cardinals lost Friday in extra innings to the Phillies, 5-3.
Jason Motte, the Closer, served up a nice pitch, ripe for the swing of Hunter Pence, who unloaded his 11th homer of the season to right field.
Prior to the Mot-tay incident, Kyle Lohse pitched six and one-third of an inning. He gave up six hits and three runs, two of which were earned. Mitchell Boggs was credited with his second blown save of the season after pitching an inning and two-thirds. He gave up a hit and a walk. Motte pitched two innings, gave up two hits and was credited with giving up two earned runs after Hunter Pence’s two-run homer. The is Motte’s second loss of the season.
OK, OK … let’s just go ahead and let out a collective sigh. Whew. Better? No! Well… I tried.
It does appear the Cardinals are trying a little hard to do something, though. After the game, the Twitterverse exploded with this news:
Cardinals have called up pitcher Chuckie Fick, whose dad, scout Chuck Fick, played the Angels catcher in the film “Naked Gun”
— keithlaw (@keithlaw) May 26, 2012
Chuckie Fick, son of scout Chuck Fick, is 1-0, 3.86 ERA at Memphis. No word on corresponding move. Several options including Salas #stlcards
— Derrick Goold (@dgoold) May 26, 2012
Woo! A new pitcher! And here’s some information about Fick. But! Who is he replacing? Mitchell Boggs? Fernando Salas? Eduardo Sanchez? SOMEONE ELSE? Should be interesting as there are at least two members of our bullpen that could use an extensive break to work on a view things to better themselves.
UPDATE: It’s Salas.
#STLCards recall RH reliever Chuckie Fick, option Fernando Salas.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) May 26, 2012
— Brian Walton (@B_Walton) May 26, 2012
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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.