May 13, 2010

Astros 4, Cardinals 1: Carpenter as Big a Crybaby as Pujols

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W: Norris (2-4) L: Carpenter (4-1) S: Lindstrom (9)


The Houston Astros finished their sweep of the St. Louis Cardinals today, beating the first place team and the undefeated Chris Carpenter.

The Astros rode the best start of Bud Norris’ career, as he went 8 innings and allowed 1 run on 6 hits while striking out 8.

The Cy Young winner Chris Carpenter got his first loss of the season thanks to a terrible 3rd. Lance Berkman singled in the Astros first run. He was followed by Carlos Lee, who, with 2 on, popped out to the shortstop. He was frustrated by his failure and slammed his bat into the ground.

Apparently, Chris Carpenter has been paying attention to the sore-loser antics of Albert Pujols, and took exception to Lee. After a few words, the dugouts emptied. Eventually, sad, widdle Carpenter–the guy who’d actually won in the battle against Lee–got over his hurt feelings enough to return to playing a child’s game. Except that he didn’t calm down quite enough as Hunter Pence took him deep to give the Astros a 4-0 lead.

The loss narrows the Cardinals’ lead over the Cincinnati Reds to 1/2 game. The series this weekend could be quite enjoyable. I’m hoping for some fireworks. With this many crybabies on the Cardinals roster, it shouldn’t be too hard to get them riled up.

2 comments to “Astros 4, Cardinals 1: Carpenter as Big a Crybaby as Pujols”

  1. Amanda says:

    WTF is up with the Cards this year? I guess too much winning can rob you of your character, but this is just sad.

  2. Bill Hart (Hartsports) says:

    When will Pujols get busted for being on the juice?
    Or when will Harang figure he may not want to pitch him high in the zone? Al is only batting .333 against “I don’t care Aaron” with 2 jacks this year.
    The 12 million dollar man is a throw back to attitudes like Dunn and Griffey.
    Bruce is going to have neck issues from trying to keep Harang in the ball park.
    I know it will be tough to unload him but come on Walt, work your magic!