May 19, 2008

Rays 4, Cardinals 5: God Bless the Makers of Shoes

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W: Chris Perez (1-0) L: Gary Glover (0-2)


Skip Schumaker had a walk-off hit to send the Cardinals to their second win in a row and to keep them 2 games behind the Cubs.

Ryan Ludwick continued his torrid home run pace by hitting his 11th of the year, despite being used as a 4th outfielder. How long can he keep that power up?

And Kyle Lohse unearthed a vial of his Dr. Jekyll potion, allowing him to keep the Cardinals in the game against the Rays. It’s been a rocky May for Lohse, but he’s shown improvement in his last few starts. The Cardinals need him to continue pitching well to have any hope of continuing their surprising start.

Like the Reds, the Cardinals head west, young man, sending the strike-throwing Todd Wellemeyer out against the Padres’ Wilfredo Ledezma at 10:05pm EDT.

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