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Well, that was as much sucky as it was predictable. The winning margin came on just two swings of the bat – a three-run homer by Lance Berkman and a two-run shot by Albert Pujols. Hey, remember when he was crappy? That usually lasts until you play the Cubs.

At least the Cubs managed a run off of Garcia, which doubled the amount of earned runs he’s allowed at Busch this year. Win!

  • Dan0mite

    Poopy. That about sums it up.

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    My money says Theriot finishes the season above .300, because that’s the way the world works.

    • Dave

      He may hit .300 but he is also going to commit an absurd number of costly errors and base running mistakes.

      • Hogie

        And slug .350.

      • Ol’CharlieBrown

        Exactly. Theriot already has 10 errors this season. Starlin Castro also has 10 errors this season. Both tied for the most errors at shortstop in the majors right now. At least with Castro it’s somewhat understandable seeing as how he is the youngest player in the majors and has a very bright future ahead of him. Im not saying it’s acceptable, but more understandable. For Theriot on the other hand, it’s just unacceptable. Not only that, but the most errors Theriot has made in a season is 15. Its the beginning of June and he already has 10. Appears that hes trying to break his previous record.

        • Dave

          Theriot had also had a couple errors that led directly to Cardinals losses.

          • Ace

            Theriot’s getting the voodoo magic injection at the plate, but yeah, at least he’s still embarrassing himself in the field.

            Doesn’t seem to be hurting the Cards, though. Weren’t they supposed to be all about pitching and defense? Berkman in the OF? Theriot at short? Pujols occasionally at third? Clearly, defense is overrated.

  • http://www.frenchrocks.net Ian Afterbirth

    “As much sucky as it was predictable” – I’ll be using this phrase for the rest of my life.

    • Ace

      At least for as long as you follow the Cubs, right?

      • http://www.frenchrocks.net Ian Afterbirth

        I wish,

      • http://www.frenchrocks.net Ian Afterbirth

        It fits just about everything.

  • Kyle N

    This Cardinals team is scary good.  Just saying that sentence gets me even more irritated about the way the Cubs are playing.

    The Cards lead in league in pretty much every notable batting statistic (Runs, Hits, Doubles, Walks, Batting Average, On-Base %, Slugging, OPS) and have a 120 OPS+ as a TEAM! 
    The Cubs only have two PLAYERS with an OPS that high, Jeff Baker and Reed Johnson.  Platoon players currently on the DL.  Seriously.  Pardon me while I plunge my face Ace Ventura-style.

    Their lineup doesn’t boast any glaring weaknesses with the bat.  Yadier Molina is hitting like vintage Johnny Bench.  Matt Holliday was raking before he went to the DL, but I’m sure he’ll come back to the lineup carrying a box of homemade donuts and rejoin the hit parade.  They are getting ridiculous production out of retreads and backups.  (David Freese, Jon Jay, Allen Craig, Nick Punto. . . NICK PUNTO!  His play with the Cards is actually making some Minnesota Twins fan wish he had never left.  Wish I was kidding.  I mean. . . his 2011 WAR to date is the same as each of the entire 2009 and 2010 seasons!  I live in Minnesota and this guy had the power of a sixth grader and played awful over the course of many seasons.) 
    Our bench consists of a packed DL, minor league call ups du jour, and Tyler Colvin hitting Mary-Kate Olsen’s body weight soaking wet.

    And all of this with Albert Pujols having a sub-par season.  (While I think he’ll have a down year overall, he is going to heat up big time going forward, which makes those team even more freakish. . .) 

    Their pitching staff is doing well, despite the fact that A) Their ace went down for the year in Spring Training B) Chris Carpenter has not pitched well, and C) Their Bullpen blew tons of save opportunities in April.   

    The unbelievable part. . . Fat Elvis, aka Lance Berkman, is playing like it is 2006 again, and is your NL MVP frontrunner right now, a sentence so ridiculous at this point considering his last two years were big red-flags hinting at an inevitable mid-thirties decline.  Any pharmacies in St. Louis sell him any “B12 shots” this year?  I’m not accusing him of anything, just curious. . .
    The less I mention the fact the Cards got him for two million less than Carlos Pena, the better.

    There you have it.  You have to be good and lucky.  The Cardinals are both.  The Cubs are neither.  

    So Cardinals fans, while you sit watching your first place team drinking your Busch Light, I hope you choke just a tiny bit.    

    • Ace

      What a thoroughly depressing, accurate comment. You, sir, have ruined my Cheerios.

  • Caleb

    Kyle… Most cogent comment of the year award. Well played. Sigh.

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