Former Cardinal now Cub John Lackey gave up a solo home run on Wednesday to Christian Bethancourt in the second game of the Cubs doubleheader (in which they were swept) against the Padres. Here it is:
Lackey didn't care for the way Bethancourt admired his bomb although that doesn't really come through in the video above. Let's try this one instead:
Even though Lackey in my mind is in the wrong, it's hard for me to find too much fault when a pitcher acts irrationally or gives a regrettable quote after a batter gets the best of him. These are competitive world-class athletes after all. Here's what Lackey had to say after the game about the home run, which, in case you missed it, can be seen right here:
And here's what you may have missed yesterday at VEB:
Joe Schwarz took a look at Mike Leake's last quality start versus the Angels and whether it was the result of him having excellent stuff or a product of facing an inferior offensive team. Unfortunately, the numbers indicate that it might be the latter but the start was encouraging nonetheless.
I wrote about the history of Cardinals who have had at least five plate appearances but recorded no official at-bats in a single game.
Carlos has some salsa moves. Check him out.
Cardinals vs. Angels
In the last game of the series, the Cardinals beat the Angels 12-10 to complete the three game sweep. Albert Pujols homered in the bottom of the 9th which means he's now gone yard versus every team in MLB. Congrats, Albert.
Albert Pujols hits a HR and he has now hit a HR against all 30 teams. Hat tip to you @PujolsFive!— St. Louis Cardinals (@Cardinals) May 13, 2016
Have a great weekend, everyone.