Cardinals 7, Astros 0
W: Wainwright (12-10)
L: Harrell (10-9)
Contributed by Reuben
I didn’t see much of this game. Saw the bottom of the first inning on my phone as my wife and I were driving home, poor 3G reception providing a convenient excuse not to prolong the agony. Harrell gave up 4 runs, 1 on a bullshit balk, the rest on a succession of rinky-dink singles, at least one or two were of the broken-bat variety. It was a pretty big bummer, seeing as Harrell’s starts are by far the Astros’ best chances at winning a game these days, and being down 4 runs almost guarantees a loss for this club.
But! I have a feel-good, positive story to share. My softball team had a dramatic, come-from-behind playoff victory tonight. Down 10-5 in the 6th (ie. next-to-last) inning, we rallied to win 12-11, beating Google – who had knocked us out of the playoffs in 2007 and 2008 – to advance to the finals. I think we’re playing CB Richard Ellis or some shit, well, either them or Hendricks Sports Management.
OK, gotta go, we have a 6 am flight to catch. Hunt down the GameZone thread, ’tis likely worth the read.