So here's what I saw tonight:
EZ got banged around. He usually has one bad inning, but tonight, he was just bad. No problem, however with Narron's decision to keep him in for the 2nd, he had only thrown 18 or so pitches.
Phillips error.... ouch. He had so much time to throw after fielding the ball, but he threw it straight to the ground. Ugly.
Weaver seemed to be getting lefties to jump on his balls early very consistently. Every single foul I saw from a lefty was to right field side. Since our lineup is dependant on our lefties hitting well (Jr. Dunn, Hatte) Weaver's ability to get them to jump too soon on his pitches was huge.
Were the 12 dollar tickets 1/2 price? Because there were a whole lot of those seats still empty.
Cards fans suck.... and there were far too many of them in the stadium, especially after the 5th. I stayed through the whole thing, and by the 7th it was painful.
Fatty Hancock... still pitching well... *sigh*
Franklin looked very good in his 4 and 1/3 IP. 60ish pitches, and he didn't look too gassed after it all, but I'm going to attribute the HR he let up to being tired. The double that let 2 runners score was a VERY close call. The 3rd base ump sucked bad. Later, in the 7th or 8th he called a ball fair, got booed, and then revised it and made it foul. Dumb. The strikeout of Pujols was my favorite moment of the night... I jumped out of my seat and was cheering.
EE had that double play, don't tell me any different. Good night for him, even if his offense was nothing to write home about.
Merc looked okay, but he was having problems throwing strikes, as was Coffey. Weathers looked like poop.
Finally, Freel was a monster. His song for his opening AB escapes me, but the lines were "i'm feeling better" or something like that. Hilarious. His OF assist was a great throw. (He now has 8 OF assists, tied for 4th in the NL, depite not playing everyday in the OF). He also made a great diving grab, and another nice play to hold a runner at 3rd when Coffey was up. He also worked a good walk, and turned in a very solid performance. He's my player of the game.
...oh, and Scott Spezio's goatee scares me.