... and in a game the Cardinals desperately need to win, who knows how important it was? The Cardinals were up 7-1, but now it's 7-3 in the sixth and a leadoff double or triple probably would have made it 7-4, hardly a fail-safe score for St. Louis.
Cardinals reliever Joe Kelly gave up that blast, but did get through the rest of the frame in good order. Both managers are really running through their rosters this afternoon. One out in the bottom of the sixth, they've combined to use seven pitchers and four pinch-hitters. We can only hope it's close in the eighth and ninth, so they have to make some really tough choices and we have stuff to argue about.