The last time Kyle Lohse pitched was on October 1 in Philadelphia. It was a memorable outing for the journeyman in that things went from wonderful to horrifying in the span of about three minutes after serving up back-to-back shots to Ryan Howard and Raul Ibanez. It was only Game 1 of the NLDS, but given the fact they blew a 3-1 lead while opposing Doc Halladay, it sure felt like the series was already toast. But, these are your resilient 2011 St. Louis Cardinals. They cannot be killed.
Going for the Brewers is well-traveled pitcher, Randy Wolf. Did you know he’s pitched 210-plus innings in each of the last three seasons? That’s as impressive as it is surprising. The Wolfman will be looking to rebound from a dreadful showing against the D-Backs where he lasted just three innings and allowed seven runs. Yeesh. Lucky for him, he’s been gifted with the privilege of throwing baseballs to Albert Pujols tonight. Al B. Sure is a pedestrian 7-for-11 with 4 doubles and a home run in this series. He was given a free pass in his last two at-bats last night, but I would prefer they get back to throwing to him. He seems to like it.
Prediction? Wolves eat squirrels. Brewers by an acorn.