September 26th, 2010

Not Dead Yet

The Cardinals, having entered the weekend with a tragic number of three for their elimination from the pennant race, arrived at Sunday at Wrigley Field with it only having fallen to two. And I arrived there too, for the last Cubs home game of the season.

The Cardinals jumped out to an eight run lead after four and a half innings, punctuated by Pujols' three run homer in the first. But then the Cardinals ran into a few defensive problems and issued a few too many walks and before too long, the score was Cards 8, Cubs 7.

And there it stayed.

It was a cold, windy day at Wrigley Field, but the Cardinals -- who have spent far too much of this season snatching defeat from the jaws of victory -- would stave off elimination for another day.

But the Reds won later in San Diego, so the tragic number is down to one.

Ah, well.