Mitchell Boggs Mike Pelfrey
3-1, 6.59 8-6, 3.81
Boggs made two starts in the minors after being optioned -- a 7 IP, 2 ER outing and a 6IP, 1 ER outing. Over those 13 innings he struck out 9 and walked 6. He's another pitcher who isn't quite ready for the majors but the Cardinals have a need and Boggs is getting another chance. Of course, Boggs last start in the majors was against the Mets when he gave up 10 ER . . . er, pretend I didn't say that.
My one request for the night is that the Cardinal bats wake up. Despite the seeming need for pitching (be it a reliever or a starter), the Cardinals scored just 9 runs during the 4 game sweep by the Brewers and I remain firmly in the camp that an upgrade in the lineup would provide greater dividends.
The group think on the last 58 games was 32 wins resulting in an 89-73 record. Surprisingly optimistic given the results of the last 4 games, imo.
I'll be out tonight -- overflow threads at 7:30 and 8:30. Please, keep it clean in the game thread tonight.