42 was pretty good for the Cardinals tonight.
True, every player was wearing number 42 in honor of Jackie Robinson, but in way, it’s still true. This was a dominant team effort by the Cardinals against the division leaders on the road.
Shelby Miller went 6 innings, struck out 7 and tallied his first win of the season. Mark Ellis made his Cardinals debut and had 2 RBIs. Matt Adams continued his early season hot hitting, belting 2 more hits to raise his average to .370. Jhonny Peralta (2 hits/1 home run) and Allen Craig (RBI) seem to be making better contact.
Neshek, Siegrist and Maness all pitched scoreless/hitless/walkless frames in the 7th, 8th & 9th respectively.
Oh, and somebody better check on the structural integrity of that center field buttress…
Friends, that was a Picasso. It was the game that the Cardinals are capable playing. And will be the game that we measure them by as the summer marches forward.
You know, if summer ever comes.
No snark tonight. The Brewers have lost the series and the Cardinals are gunning for a sweep to move them back into 1st place in the NL Central.
Kudos to everyone involved.
Photo: Lenin Imports