Game 3 of 3
Happy Birthday, Kosuke Fukudome. 誕生日おめでとう！
Fukudome-sama turns 32 today, and has a game to celebrate it. 3-for-4 with a walk, NO strikeouts, 5 RBIs...cap that off with a 3-run täter in the 8th with 2 outs to twist the knife against the Cardinals just a bit, and that's just about the best way to round out your day.
Of interesting note is the often mentioned, yet seldom seen "automatic ball" rule in application. On the 1-1 pitch to Aaron Miles to start the 8th inning, RHP reliever Blaine Boyer touches his mouth, "which is a no-no" sayeth Bob Brenly. This action, according to the Rules, results in an automatic ball.