No announcement yet.

Pujols injured in loss to Cubs

  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Pujols injured in loss to Cubs

    ST. LOUIS -- Aramis Ramirez's grand slam keyed a five-run fourth inning as the Cardinals were drilled by the Cubs, 8-5, at Busch Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
    A single and two errors loaded the bases for Ramirez, and the slugging third baseman tattooed a Mark Mulder offering 397 feet to right-center field to erase a 1-0 Cardinals lead. Three more singles and another error made it 5-1 before Mulder regained control of the inning, and a frame later, Phil Nevin added a two-run homer for Chicago.

    St. Louis has dropped the first two games of its weekend series against Chicago, guaranteeing its first series loss at new Busch Stadium since the facility opened. Perhaps even harder to swallow, the Redbirds are 2-6 against the Cubs on the year, their worst record against any opponent.

    Adding injury to insult, Cardinals first baseman Albert Pujols left the game in the third inning with a strained right oblique muscle. It's unclear how long the Majors' home run leader will be out -- the club listed his status as "undetermined."

    Yadier Molina had an RBI double for the Cardinals, and Mulder and David Eckstein each drove in a run with a single.

    I hope Albert Pujols gets better. This a major loss for the St. Louis Cardinals.
    Last edited by RamsFan4ever; -06-03-2006, 04:43 PM.

  • #2
    Re: Pujols injured in loss to Cubs

    Hopefully the Cardinals solid pitching will hold up. This is an inopportune time for this injury with Carpenter already out thinning the Cards staff. They should have enough to hold on, but should pick up a bat in the meantime.
    The central is a tough division with the Astros adding Clemens and traditionally being a second half team.
    The Cubs will be tough when D. Lee returns also.
    I think the Brewers are too thin at SP and the Reds are just waiting to implode.


    Related Topics


    • Guest's Avatar
      Congratulations to the St. Louis Cardinals
      by Guest
      This may not be were it belongs but this is worthy of posting a World Series win by the same town our beloved Rams come from in the most viewed forum.

      There have been many years we have had better regular season success. But I can not remember a team pulling together and relying on each other more then this team did this postseason. They have four starting pitchers that are going to be free agents and their CF may not be back. Eck, Rolen, and Pujols were playing hurt. Pujols only has one RBI in the NLDS and was not hitting well in the World Series. But Yadi who was there worst batter all year was perhaps one of their best from the start of the playoff. They barely made the playoffs after Houston had a huge winning streak to try to come from behind but they did just enough to hold them off. Weaver was released by the Angels and turned into an Angel in the postseason. He looked like a bust in his first month in a Cardinal uniform. But he turned into another great acquisition by Jocketty (GM). He had the highest regular season ERA of any pitcher to get the win in the World Series clinching game. The Cardinals 83 wins were the lowest ever total by any team to win it all. The Cardinals lost players they came into the season counting on along the way such as Mulder the #2 pitcher entering the season Izringhausen their closer for several years now. Pujols went down for a month during a stretch where he was playing better baseball then any player ever had he was on pace for a monstrous season. Edmonds went down for an extended period of time and did not play hardly at all near the end of the season. But two veteran castoffs Spiezio and Preston Wilson stepped in and played well and the pitching coaches son Duncan a rookie came in and chipped in with over 20HRs. Jocketty the GM was criticized for not pulling off his magic at the deadline and after the deadline. He only got players such as Belliard, Weaver, and Preston Wilson and they did not resign Grudzielanek to play second in the off-season. The front office has a new stadium and more revenue coming in but they held their budget at where it was. People kept asking about why we did not get a proven second baseman, outfielder and a better starting pitcher when we let Mark Grudzielanek (2nd), Reggie Sanders (OF), and Matt Morris (SP) walk via free agency and they failed in the pursuit of a big name pitcher and outfielder they got out bid on. Well Walt did come through at second he picked up Belliard for almost nothing, Duncan and Wilson provided good production in the outfield, and Weaver became one of our best post-season pitchers.

      We have our own David and Goliath. David Eckstein the smallest guy on the field at 5 foot and some change wins the world series MVP he was a walk on in college.

      Congratulations Cardinals on a true team and organizational World Series Championship. Rams lets do the same in 2006 any one in can win the Cards proved that.

      -10-28-2006, 07:55 AM
    • BernieM
      The Rams are to blame for the Cardinals World Series loss
      by BernieM
      I don't know if there is such a thing as cross-sports teamwork, but there should be.

      Roll this week back to Monday night. The St. Louis Cardinals had a key World Series Game 5 on their home field. Down the street, the Rams had a MNF game against the Seahawks.

      Everyone knows that the NFL is far more popular than MLB, so it was clear that the Rams' game was going to draw the fans away from the Cardinals game, thereby eliminating their home field advantage. The Rams should have recognized this and found a way to eliminate the conflict. Instead, they selfishly insisted on playing the game as scheduled, forcing the Cardinals to play in front of what I presume was a nearly empty stadium.

      The Rams neeed to look themselves in the mirror and consider whether it was worth stealing history from the Cardinals.

      I, for one, am disgusted.
      -11-01-2013, 10:03 AM
    • sjacksonrules
      11TH HEAVEN: Wild Cards win World Series!
      by sjacksonrules

      ST. LOUIS
      • Anyone searching for an omen 27 days earlier needed only hear the first words broadcast in the Citizens Bank Ballpark press box after Roy Halladay threw the first pitch of the NL division series to Cardinals shortstop Rafael Furcal.

      It was nothing more innocuous than the evening temperature: 64.

      An indelible number in Cardinals lore received a companion Friday night at Busch Stadium when a team that thought itself listless, even underachieving in late August capped one of the most remarkable reversals in the game's history by defeating the Texas Rangers 6-2 in Game 7 of the World Series.

      One night after becoming the first team to rally five times in a World Series game, the Cardinals used six innings of inspiration from starting pitcher Chris Carpenter, a first-inning double by Series MVP David Freese and a third-inning bolt by replacement left fielder Allen Craig to take the lead. A two-run fifth inning constructed without a hit provided a cushion that four relievers didn't need as the Cardinals ran out the 11th world championship in franchise history and the second in six seasons.
      Nearly a half-century after the ‘64 Cardinals used a two-week rush to erase a 6˝-game deficit en route to a world championship over the New York Yankees, the 2011 version exploited the modern-day wild card to reach the postseason and bowl over three of the game's most powerful lineups.
      A frustrating season that began to shirt after a July 27 and that gained momentum after an Aug. 25 clubhouse meeting ended when Craig strangled Rangers left fielder David Murphy's fly ball.
      Moments after closer Jason Motte had entered the game to Eminem's Lose Yourself, the largest crowd in new Busch Stadium history (47,399) took the message to heart.
      Carpenter became the first Cardinals starting pitcher to make three World Series starts in 26 years on the same night that Freese established a new postseason record with 22 RBI.
      The Cardinals left behind a stunned AL champion that twice closed within one strike of winning the Series in Game 6 but never found a way to finish.
      "This is one of the great runs in baseball history,' said chairman Bill DeWitt Jr.
      "We play in a city like this where we have the best fans in the world. They come out every day. They allow us to do what we did this year," general manager John Mozeliak said.
      -10-28-2011, 08:59 PM
    • ZigZagRam
      Cardinals in the World Series!
      by ZigZagRam
      Don't know how many Cardinals fans we have here, but I'm sure there are some lurking about. Way to go Cardinals! Time to extend that "curse" in Boston.
      -10-21-2004, 10:09 PM
    • Nick
      Arizona Cardinals playing in Pink Taco Stadium?
      by Nick
      Pink Taco's owners make bid to name Cards stadium
      Louie Villalobos
      The Arizona Republic
      Aug. 21, 2006 02:55 PM

      First, they shook up the Scottsdale establishment. Now the family behind the Pink Taco restaurant chain is rattling the Arizona Cardinals' cage.

      Would you believe Pink Taco Stadium? That's what the Morton family, famous for creating the Hard Rock Café and Morton's Steakhouse, is saying they want to name Cardinals Stadium.

      They are offering $30 million for 10 years as evidence of their commitment and are promising to pursue an agreement with the Arizona Cardinals.

      One problem. The Cardinals, who control the stadium's naming rights, said they want no part of that name.

      Harry Morton, president and CEO of Pink Taco, said his group is prepared to use the $30 million as a starting point. He held a press conference Monday to announce the stadium proposal.

      The family said it offered the Cardinals a $5 million good faith check during a meeting last week to show that they are serious about the proposal.

      The Cardinals took the presentation as a joke and dismissed the Monday press conference by the family as a publicity stunt.

      "There is zero chance of this happening," said Mark Dalton, director of media relations for the Cardinals. "We are in serious and legitimate naming rights discussion with several companies, this is not one of them."

      Locally, the restaurant, named after a slang term for the vulva, caused a stir in Scottsdale when Mayor Mary Manross objected to the restaurant's opening in Scottsdale's Waterfront project.

      Dalton said the team doesn't wanted to be associated with the Pink Taco brand, but wouldn't say exactly why.

      Morton said on Monday that his family is very serious about the naming deal. He plans to meet with the Arizona Cardinals in the coming days. The Cardinals said there is no scheduled meeting.

      The family dismissed the team's reaction as a "knee jerk" one and stated the proposal was not an attempt to get more publicity for the restaurant.

      "We're talking about $30 million," he said. "That's an expensive publicity stunt."

      A Pink Taco restaurant will be opened in Los Angeles early next year. The company is working on building a second restaurant in Arizona and looking at future sites in San Diego, San Francisco, Chicago and Dallas.
      -08-26-2006, 05:07 PM