Friday, April 27, 2012
2 Different Games
The Cardinals beat the Brewers tonight by the score of 13 - 1 in 2:34. I cut two different games tonight. The Cardinals starting pitcher, Jake Westbrook threw 7 innings allowing 7 hits, 1 earned run, no walks and 5 strikeouts. He threw 101 pitches with 69 strikes. The Brewers starting pitcher, Yovani Gallardo, lasted only 2 innings allowing 8 hits and 8 earned runs. He threw 68 pitches -39 strikes and 29 balls. When Westbrook was on the mound we were able to develope a nice flow to the show. He worked fast and threw strikes. With Gallard, finding arhythm was very difficult. The Cardinals led 10 - 1 after three inning when they plated 8 in that inning. With the game basically over at that point I was really proud of our St. Louis TV crew. Everyone still worked hard and never once slacked off. Brian McCann produced his first game of the season and did a great job. This is the type of game where people could "mail it in". Blow out games are definately fun to do if you are on the winning side but we would all prefer a well-pitched game by both teams. The Cardinals are on FOX tomorrow so our next telecast is Sunday. Zack Greinke against Jaime Garcia. I looking forward to a 2 - 1 game.