Sunday, April 26, 2009

4/26/09 Chicago Cubs 10, St Louis Cardinals 3

Busch Stadium, St Louis, MO
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.


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