Cheap Seats

Cardinals vs. Brewers, July 3

I can't watch this garbage anymore.

In an inning and two thirds:

-- Yadier Molina threw out a runner at second base by 10 feet and Tyler Green tripped over the base and missed the tag.

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Cardinals infielder Tyler Greene fails to tag former Cardinals All-Star Jim Edmonds after Greene tripped as he tried to make the play. AP photo.

-- The previously mentioned runner, Jim Edmonds, scored when starting pitcher Chris Carpenter hit the Milwaukee pitcher with the bases loaded and two outs.

-- Another run scored when Edmonds hit the next hitter, Ricky Weeks, who already homered to lead off the game. Corey Hart then hit a ball to the right field wall that was nearly a grand slam.

-- In the third, Brendan Ryan flat out dropped the throw on a forceout at second base and that runner, Prince Fielder scored.

-- Later in the inning, Ryan dropped a relay throw that allowed ANOTHER run to score. That kind of lack of concentration can not be tolerated. If you're going to hit .202, you better be darn sure you catch everything that comes to you.

In the bottom of the third, the Cardinals loaded the bases when Carpenter walked to lead off the inning and, Greene was hit by a pitch and Felipe Lopez got the first base hit of the game for St. Louis. Randy Winn came up and struck out and then Albert Pujols hit into yet another double play to kill the inning. Bases loaded and no outs, down by six and the Birds could do NOTHING.

I'm not saying the Cardinals can't come back to win. But when the home team gets booed in St. Louis, they obviously aren't putting out an effort worth watching.

Carpenter's had his fair share of trouble in this game. But through three innings, he's had to get about 17 outs.

In the fourth, Carpenter was chased after loading the bases with no outs. Dennys Reyes came in and gave up a smoking liner to Greene at second. Not satisfied to get an out without allowing a run, Reyes threw a wild pitch to make it 8-0.

Cardinals Star of the Game: N/A

Cardinals Play of the Game: N/A

Lowlight: Innings one through five.