The Cardinals started the year 3-6 and we're not getting any production offfensivley. The Cards pitching was off to a pretty decent start, but the Cards just could not get the runs to support that pitching staff and that I think was the main reason for the 3-6 start. Albert Pujols was in a slump, Matt Holliday had to miss some time, the entire team was going through one big slump.
Then, The Cards went to Aiziona, and the Bats finally woke up. The Cards got thier first series win of the year as they beat the D-Backs 2 out of 3, The Cards in that 3 game series scored a total 31 runs!!!! Lance Berkman's bat got super hot especially as he tore up the D-Backs pitching. The Cards got a good start out of Kyle McCellan, Jake Westbrook also had a fairly decent outing. Kyle Loshe has impressed me a lot so far, it looks like he may finally be back to his 2008 form. He's gotten some very good starts in so far this year, now we'll see if he can keep that up for an entire season.
The Cards hot bats countinued when they got to LA, so far in this series against the Dodgers, the Cards have scored a combined 29 runs!!! Albert has had a 2 homer game in this series and so has Lance Berkman. Allen Craig had a big night last night as he hit a 3 run homer in the 5th that gave the Cards a 5-1 lead. The Cards will go for a series sweep today against the Dodgers. Chris Carpenter has been a little rocky to start the year, but I'm not too worried about him yet.
Lastly, I wanted to share a little bit with you guys about my job. This past week I started my new job as bat boy for the Richmond Flying Squirrels. I did this for a couple games at the end of the season last year, but this year I'm excited that I get to work a full season with the team. The game I worked Monday night pitted the Squirrels against the Bowie Bay Sox. I was working in the Bowie dugout the entire game, the thing I think I love most about this job is that I really get to see what it's like in the dugout during the game, when guys get back to the dugout after an at-bat they're always telling the other guys what pitches to watch for and where is the right place to hit them. When a new pitcher comes into the game, the first thing the batters do is go up to one of the coaches who will tell them what the guy throws and how fast he throws it. I love the job and I'm looking forward to doing it more this season.
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