Daily Archives: June 12, 2008

Uggla Knows How To End It With A Bang!

This evening’s game was INSANE! The first 7 innings were smooth sailing with perfect pitching from Andrew Miller and 2 home runs from Cantu. Cantu has been on fire as of late! All was well until Kevin Gregg came in to hold the lead and gave a run to the Phillies to tie the game. All we needed was won run to break the tie that Kevin Gregg gave to the Phillies, but just one run was not good enough for Dan Uggla. It was the bottom of the 10th, bases were loaded with just one out. It looked as though Uggla was going to be walked, which would have scored a run and ended the game any way. That’s not what Danny boy wanted, however. He knew that all he needed was a fast ball. When Gordon pitched the first fastball, Uggla gripped his bat and… swing and a miss. Call it a hunch, but Uggla knew the next pitch would be another fastball. This was a crucial game and Gordon wanted to get out of it alive. Next pitch, Uggla gripped his bat a little harder and… it was outta there! AND HIS NAME IS DAN UGGLA! There is nothing like a walk off grand slam! It sucks that Miller did not get the win, but the good news is that the Marlins are now down by two before reclaiming their proper places in first place. Hold on to your hats, dogs, and beers… these next couple of games are going to be a wild ride!

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Cardinals Take It In Their PUJOLS!

But they won’t be for at least 15 days. Today Albert Pujols was put on the 15-day DL for a sprained left calf. Pujols received the injury on June 3rd in a game against the Washington Nationals, but stayed in the line up until yesterday, when he made the injury worse during the 7th inning against the Cincy Reds, where he then left the game. The moment happened when Pujols reached out on a pitch and hit a grounder to first. He began to run to first, but after only taking several steps he fell to the ground clutching his left ankle. Pujols received an MRI today which indicated that the muscle was stretched with minor tears in the muscle fiber. Albert will begin physical therapy within the next 3 days to help get him ready. This absence will leave the Cardinals with out their most threatening hitter. “The Machine” leads St.Louis with a .347 BA, 16 home runs, and 42 RBI. Bet they can’t wait to take it in the Pujols now!

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