Recap: The Cardinals lost, and it sucked. Brad Penny pitched well then didn't, Brendan Ryan made some errors, Jason Motte gave up some home runs. They are not as bad as they were tonight; the Astros are not as bad as they've been all year, though this year they aren't very good. Eventually there will be another good streak, and we will all once again believe that Brad Penny is invincible, Brendan Ryan is on the comeback trail, and Jason Motte has finally begin to pitch like he did in Memphis. The end result of all these good and bad streaks, I am still convinced, will be first place in the NL Central.
Here is a picture of Albert Pujols hitting a home run.