"They're just walking themselves into trouble, over and over and over and over and over...Walking guys after 0-2 counts. Walking guys in the bottom of the order. I don't know why. ... You shouldn't be afraid. You're pitching for a last-place team in a half-empty stadium. What can be intimidating right now?"
(Manny Acta, via Washington Times, 5/1/2009)
Cards 9, Nationals 4: Walks. Lots of 'em (11). And yes, another implosion by the bullpen.
Here's a concept: throw strikes, for the love of Jesus Colome! Beimel can't come back soon enough.
Congratulations, Daniel Cabrera! Sets a new franchise record for wild pitches in a game (4). Somehow, despite four wild pitches and five walks, he still left the game with the lead after six last night? You figure it out.
Good news: Zimmerman's hit streak reaches 19.