Baseball is a funny game, sometimes you can sense that early on the significance of a situation. The lead was surrendered but he kept his team, and himself in the game, big stuff from the young man.
In game one the Pirates sent Chad Kuhl to the mound. The lineup featured the return of Kevin Newman and the MLB debut for Will Craig. The Cards trotted their normal lineup out and started Kwang-Hyun Kim the lefty.
A pitcher’s duel. That’s what Joe Block referred to this game as when we pulled into the bottom of the second. I mean, through five it turned out to be true.
When all things were said and done, you could barely recognize the outcome if you only watched the beginning. I joked on Twitter I almost felt the need to write two game stories it was such a definitive break.
In baseball every fan no matter how involved, from the casual observer to the most ravenous fan, one thing binds us all, lineup opinions. Everyone has their perfect vision of an ideal flow, the players involved and any variations beyond that for specific situations.
If this is what the future of the National league looks like, I’m here for it.