Game 74 vs. S.F., W 1-2: Adam Wainwright's wonderful nine-inning, 12-strikeout performance was nearly spoiled once again by the anemic offense. I'm going to take some time to talk about Joe Thurston. Because of injuries to Troy Glaus, David Freese, and most recently Mark DeRosa (oh, the cries of the Cabbage Patch fans), Joe Thurston has played way too much. I know a lot of fans like his work ethic and his underdog appeal, but be reasonable. The guy has made a bunch of baserunning mistakes and he could have won this game in the 8th when he came to bat with the bases loaded, but, alas, he struck out. Strikeouts don't win games. Cabbage Patch Colby jacked the game winning home run in the 10th. Jeff Luhnow was seen digging the change out of the wishing well at Grant's Farm.
Game 75 vs. S.F., W 2-5: The Cards offense started coming alive and Todd Wellemeyer pitched seven scoreless before allowing a home run. Hopefully, Wellemeyer can continue this success because up to this point he has been a disappointment. He has been on thin ice, but his potential replacement, Brad Thompson, hasn't been any better. It's time the front office starts considering parting with some of their precious Cabbage Patch Kids for a real fifth starter. Ludwick is beginning to hit again, which will be essential for this team's success. Jeff Luhnow drove the streets of St. Louis last night, looking for dogs with collars to hit with his Lexus (he doesn't drive American).
Game 76 vs. Cin., W 7-4: The lame bats nearly got the best of the birds again but once again Albert Pujols bails out the team. Enjoy him now, fans, because if he doesn't get help soon, you will see him in Yankee pinstripes in 2011. This team would be the lowly Nationals without Pujols. The organization would just pocket the salary they pay him and we'd be looking at a 100-loss team. Oh and Cabbage Patch Kid Jarrett Hoffpauir hit a game winning single. Jeff Luhnow serves soup at local soup kitchens. It's glue-based soup.