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Cardinals News and Notes: Pham, Fastball Destruction, Hudson, Garcia, Carpenter, Phillies

Getting you caught up on yesterday’s VEB happenings

Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

Here is what went down yesterday at Viva El Birdos:

Today in Cardinals history: June 20, 1968

The Cubs lose to the Cardinals, 1 - 0, for their [fourth] shutout in a row. [Bob Gibson tossed a five-hit shutout for St. Louis, the sixth start of an eventual 20 game span in which he threw 19 complete games.] During the streak, Fergie Jenkins allows one run in 18 innings, and comes away with a loss and a no-decision, possibly making him rue the low offensive levels of the Year of the Pitcher.

-BR Bullpen’s baseball history calendar

Have a good one,


[Edit: An astute reader informed me that a previously published version of this article incorrectly stated that the Cubs’ loss on June 20, 1968 was their fifth consecutive shutout, when in actuality it was their fourth straight. I apologize for this error.]