July 1, 2008

Mets 1, Cardinals 7: Dave Duncan is the Bestest Pitching Coach Evar!

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Cardinals (48-36)21112000-7102
W: Lohse (10-2) L: Maine (8-6)


Kyle Lohse threw 7 innings yesterday allowing only one run, unearned, helping the Cardinals to their 48th team win and his 10th.

Is there any doubt in the minds of Reds fans that Dave Duncan is a god among mere mortals? I haven’t followed other teams enough to know what happens to their cast-offs, but the ones from the Reds turn to gold. Josh Hancock, Ryan Franklin, and Kyle Lohse are the ones that come immediately to mind. Watch out next year, NL Central, when the Cardinals rule the world with Todd Coffey and Bronson Arroyo!

St. Louis scored some runs, too. The pitching coach’s son is apparently back with the team, and he hit his 5th home run. Albert Pujols also drove in a couple runs, playing the entire game at first.

And in momentous news, Mark Mulder made his first appearance since Mexican Independence Day last year. Mulder was okay, allowing 2 hits and no runs in his one inning of work. If he’s healthy and effective, he could be quite a shot in the arm for the club. If nothing else, he’s well-rested.

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