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Cardinals vs. Cubs, Sept. 14

Wake me when it's over.

The Cardinals slept through another game Tuesday against the Cubs, getting stymied by a pitcher they previously cuffed around to the point that he couldn't get out of the first inning. Even though it was earlier this season, that start against Belleville native Randy Wells seems like it was years ago.

That was back in the days that the Redbirds could string a couple of hits together and score more than three runs in a game... Oh, how I remember those heady times.

On Tuesday the Cardinals only managed six hits all night. They fell behind in the second inning when the Cubs scored a couple of runs on two-out singles, one off the bat of Wells. In the third the Cubs got another two out RBI to make the game 3-0. And in the fifth the Cubs broke the game open with two more runs, including another driven in by Wells.

Matt Holliday and Colby Rasmus had the only two runners batted in for the Cardinals. Holliday's run scoring double pushed his RBI total to 93 for the season as he continued his push for the century mark.

With the team's fortunes all but sealed, I guess all there is to look forward to at this point is the individual accomplishments...

Cardinals Star of the Game: N/A

Cardinals Play of the Game: N/A

Lowlight: The whole ball of wax. But there are only 153 days left until pitchers and catchers report to spring training.