The Gist: What's Going On?

9:50 PM | Comments (0) | by The Hundley

For some strange reason, our starting staff has decided that we should play catch-up from early on. After having Ted Lilly struggle and give up four runs in five innings of work last night, Jason Marquis one-upped him. In his own five innings of work, he allowed five runs (four earned) on nine hits and two walks. Not exactly the clutch performance we needed.

Our offense broke out early, scoring four runs through the first four innings, with good 'ol Jacque knocking in three. Unfortunately, that was all we would get. The Fish's bullpen only allowed three hits in 5-1/3 scorless innings of relief. It's no consolation, but dumb luck saw us hit four balls either to the back of the track or off of the wall -- none of them generating runs.

Fortunately for us, the Cards pulled out a 7-2 victory over Milwaukee, thus saving me from severe action. We all need to do our best to conjure up a September 28th, 1998 moment from Steve Trachsel. Yes, we're pinning our hopes on Trachs to break this losing streak and get some momentum going into Cincy! Who's with me?!?!

Hello? Where did everyone go? These crickets are annoying.

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