St. Louis Cardinals Opening Day 2009- Look at the Last 50

Pittsburgh Pirates at St. Louis Cardinals

Date: Monday, April 6, 2009, 3:16PM, Busch Stadium III
Attendance: 45,832,

Umpires: HP – Joe West, 1B – Ed Rapuano, 2B – Paul Schrieber, 3B – Marvin Hudson.
Time of Game: 3:02.
Start Time Weather: 42° F, Wind 17mph out to Rightfield.

The Line-ups

Pittsburgh Pirates
1. Morgan lf
2. Sanchez 2b
3. McLouth cf
4. Doumit c
5. Adam LaRoche 1b
6. Andy LaRoche 3b
7. Moss rf
8. Wilson ss
9. Maholm p

Mgr. John Russell

St. Louis Cardinals
1. Ryan 2b
2. Ankiel cf
3. Pujols 1b
4. K. Greene ss
5. Ludwick rf
6. Molina c
7. Duncan lf
8. Barden 3b
9. Wainwright p

Mgr. Tony LaRussa

 

The Game

PIRATES 1ST: Morgan singled to left; Sanchez struck out while
Morgan stole second; McLouth walked; Doumit flied to center;
Adam LaRoche singled to pitcher [Morgan to third, McLouth to
second]; Andy LaRoche struck out; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 3 LOB. Pirates
0, Cardinals 0.

CARDINALS 1ST: Ryan grounded out (third to first); Ankiel
grounded out (second to first); Pujols doubled to shortstop; K.
Greene popped to first; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Pirates 0,
Cardinals 0.

PIRATES 2ND: Moss lined to center; Wilson was called out on
strikes; Maholm singled to left; Morgan singled to right [Maholm
to second]; Sanchez grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 2 H, 0
E, 2 LOB. Pirates 0, Cardinals 0.

CARDINALS 2ND: Ludwick grounded out (third to first); Molina
lined to center; Duncan doubled to left; Barden flied to center;
0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Pirates 0, Cardinals 0.

PIRATES 3RD: McLouth grounded out (shortstop to first); Doumit
grounded out (first to pitcher); Adam LaRoche lined to right; 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Pirates 0, Cardinals 0.

CARDINALS 3RD: Wainwright reached on an error by Andy LaRoche;
Ryan singled to right [Wainwright to second]; Ankiel lined to
second; Pujols singled to center [Wainwright to third, Ryan to
second]; K. Greene singled to center [Wainwright scored
(unearned), Ryan to third, Pujols to second]; Ludwick singled to
right [Ryan scored, Pujols to third, K. Greene to second];
Molina grounded into a double play (third to first) [K. Greene
out at third]; 2 R (1 ER), 4 H, 1 E, 2 LOB. Pirates 0,
Cardinals 2.

PIRATES 4TH: Andy LaRoche flied to right; Moss struck out;
Wilson lined to shortstop; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Pirates 0,
Cardinals 2.

CARDINALS 4TH: Duncan grounded out (first unassisted); Barden
struck out; Wainwright doubled to center; Ryan popped to first;
0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Pirates 0, Cardinals 2.

PIRATES 5TH: Maholm walked; Morgan struck out; Sanchez flied to
right; McLouth walked [Maholm to second]; Doumit struck out; 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. Pirates 0, Cardinals 2.

CARDINALS 5TH: Ankiel popped to first; Pujols flied to right; K.
Greene grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Pirates 0, Cardinals 2.

PIRATES 6TH: Adam LaRoche struck out; Andy LaRoche walked;
Molina allowed a passed ball [Andy LaRoche to second]; Moss
walked; KINNEY REPLACED WAINWRIGHT (PITCHING); Wilson popped to
shortstop; Maholm walked [Andy LaRoche to third, Moss to
second]; MILLER REPLACED KINNEY (PITCHING); Morgan singled to
center [Andy LaRoche scored, Moss scored, Maholm to second];
Sanchez singled to right [Maholm out at home (pitcher to
catcher), Morgan to second]; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. Pirates 2,
Cardinals 2.

CARDINALS 6TH: Ludwick grounded out (pitcher to first); Molina
grounded out (shortstop to first); Duncan reached on an error by
Andy LaRoche; Barden popped to second; 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.
Pirates 2, Cardinals 2.

PIRATES 7TH: McLouth struck out; Doumit reached on an error by
K. Greene; Adam LaRoche struck out; MCCLELLAN REPLACED BARDEN
(PITCHING); FREESE REPLACED MILLER (PLAYING 3B); Andy LaRoche
lined to shortstop; Debut game for David Freese; 0 R, 0
H, 1 E, 1 LOB. Pirates 2, Cardinals 2.

CARDINALS 7TH: Freese grounded out (third to first); Ryan popped
to first; Ankiel was hit by a pitch; Maholm threw a wild pitch
[Ankiel to second]; Pujols was walked intentionally; YATES
REPLACED ANDY LAROCHE (PITCHING); VAZQUEZ REPLACED MAHOLM
(PLAYING 3B); K. Greene lined to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.
Pirates 2, Cardinals 2.

PIRATES 8TH: Moss flied to center; Wilson was called out on
strikes; Vazquez singled to right; Morgan forced Vazquez (first
to shortstop); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Pirates 2, Cardinals 2.

CARDINALS 8TH: Ludwick homered; Molina popped to second; Duncan
walked; SCHUMAKER BATTED FOR MCCLELLAN; GRABOW REPLACED YATES
(PITCHING); THURSTON RAN FOR DUNCAN; Schumaker singled to center
[Thurston to third]; Freese out on a sacrifice fly to right
[Thurston scored]; Schumaker stole second [Schumaker to third
(error by Grabow)]; Ryan flied to left; 2 R, 2 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.
Pirates 2, Cardinals 4.

PIRATES 9TH: THURSTON STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 3B); SCHUMAKER
STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING LF); MOTTE REPLACED FREESE (PITCHING);
Sanchez doubled to left; McLouth struck out; Doumit grounded out
(second to first) [Sanchez to third]; Adam LaRoche singled to
right [Sanchez scored]; HINSKE BATTED FOR GRABOW; Hinske doubled
to left [Adam LaRoche to third]; Moss was hit by a pitch; Wilson
doubled to left [Adam LaRoche scored, Hinske scored, Moss
scored]; Vazquez flied to center; 4 R, 4 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Pirates
6, Cardinals 4.

CARDINALS 9TH: CAPPS REPLACED HINSKE (PITCHING); Ankiel grounded
out (second to first); Pujols singled to left; K. Greene flied
to center; Ludwick struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Pirates 6,
Cardinals 4.

Final Totals

R H E LOB
Pirates 6 11 3 12
Cardinals 4 10 1 10

 

John Grabow WP

Jason Motte LP