Carpenter is not the pitcher so far this year as in previous. Last year he gave up 7 HRs all year, 10 already this year.
He never makes it into the 8th, sometimes to the 7th. Mostly he has been ineffective after 6.
I have no love for Dusty, but he out managed LaRussa again last nite...not so much what he did, but the idiotic moves thet TLR did.
I think tonites game will be a stone dog fight like last nite. My prediction: Redlegs win 6 to 5 in 11 innings. BTW, don't worry about Pujols. He has become a singles hitter....unless there is RISP....then he is NO hitter.
Ludwick is the man to fear IMO.