ESPN Box Score

Fun game! Fun series! Allofasudden, the ills of last week’s roadtrip seem so petty and distant! The Braves completed the sweep with another strong pitching performance, this time coming from Kris Medlen. He went 6 allowing two runs (one partially due to poor defense) and generally looked okay except when he didn’t, which was for like an inning and a half. He could’ve gone more, but with the game tied at 2 in the bottom of the 6th, Fredi brought in Joey Terds who, for the second day in a row, got an unconvincing (but still totally counting!) RBI pinch hit. Jayson Heyward followed with another single as Cards manager Mike Matheny demonstrated who he learned from and used 3 pitchers to give up 2 runs to 4 hitters. This included bring in a lefty to face a lefty right after having left in a righty to face a lefty. Whatever, man.

Since he had a home run in addition to the aforementioned RBI single, ESPN decided that Heyward was the player of the game. It wasn’t. It was Andrelton Simmons. I mean, wow. He had the winning hit yesterday, and today, he had two big hits and one phenomenal defensive play. (Plus a few “routine” ones that our beloved Pastor wouldn’t have made.) Some day 15 years from now, someone is going to make a whatever-they-call-it-then video of his defensive highlights, and it’s going to be amazing to watch. Meanwhile, Regression keeps on not regressing, going 3-for-4 and taking over the lead for the NL batting title.

So that’s a sweep, folks.


PS: The one negative from the game was Reed Johnson leaving with some kinda ankle or leg injury sustained running the bases. Because what we needed was another hurt OF.