Simple formula for success against the MMIX St. Louis Cardinals: keep Albert in the yard. No HRs Friday, Giants win. Two HRs Saturday, Giants lose. No HRs Sunday, Giants win. Pujols hits singles = victory.
Without Tim Lincecum we took 2 of 3, our only loss to Chris Freakin' Carpenter, finally pinning some ER on him. Not a bad weekend's work, I'd say.
Mississippi Fred only struck out ONCE on his way to 4 hits in the series with 2 runs scored, including a walk and an RBI triple. Pablito also had 4 hits and 2 runs, adding 3 RBI. Once again the 'pen stepped up with a stellar effort, bailing out an ineffective Sanchez.
Can we win on the road? We'll find out Tuesday.