Why did Fernando Salas start warming up in the Cardinals' bullpen in the bottom of the second? One possible reason: Tony La Russa was jealous of the Brewers. A second possible reason: Edwin Jackson is getting his ass kicked.
Yes, the Cardinals knocked Shaun Marcum out of the game after one inning. Yes, the Cardinals added a homer against Chris Narveson in the second. But where you'd think five runs would make for a big, comfortable lead, the Cardinals are currently leading by one as I write this. One run.
We told you that Corey Hart led off the bottom of the first with a dinger. Well, Rickie Weeks led off the bottom of the second with a dinger, knocking out a fastball thrown down the heart. But wait, the Brewers weren't finished. Jerry Hairston Jr. legged out an infield single - sliding into first and injuring his shoulder in the process - and two batters later, Jonathan Lucroy got a 3-1 fastball and blasted it out to left-center. Just like that, it was 5-4.
Edwin Jackson had allowed two homers total in his previous nine starts combined. He's already allowed three today, and we've got a long, long way to go.
To the top of the third. I hope you didn't make big Sunday plans.