St Louis Cardinals Opening Day 2003 – Look at the Last 50

St Louis Cardinals vs Milwaukee Brewers

Monday, March 31, 2003, 3:10PM, Busch Stadium II
Attendance: 49,561, Time of Game: 3:03

Umpires: HP – Jerry Crawford, 1B – Brian O’Nora, 2B – Larry Poncino, 3B – Phil Cuzzi.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 62° F, Wind 15mph in from Rightfield, Cloudy

Starting Lineups:

Milwaukee Brewers

1. Sanchez cf
2. Young 2b
3. Sexson 1b
4. Vander Wal lf
5. Hammonds rf
6. Helms 3b
7. Perez c
8. Clayton ss
9. Sheets p

 

St. Louis Cardinals

1. Vina 2b
2. Renteria ss
3. Edmonds cf
4. Pujols lf
5. Rolen 3b
6. Martinez 1b
7.  Marrero rf
8. Matheny c
9. Morris p

 

The Game

 

BREWERS 1ST: Sanchez grounded out (second to first); Young
popped to shortstop; Sexson walked; Vander Wal grounded out
(second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Brewers 0, Cardinals 0.

CARDINALS 1ST: On a bunt Vina grounded out (second to first);
Renteria singled to left; Edmonds grounded into a double play
(third to second to first) [Renteria out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0
E, 0 LOB. Brewers 0, Cardinals 0.

BREWERS 2ND: Hammonds singled to center; Helms forced Hammonds
(third to second); Perez singled to right [Helms to third];
Clayton homered [Helms scored, Perez scored]; Sheets was called
out on strikes; Sanchez was called out on strikes; 3 R, 3 H, 0
E, 0 LOB. Brewers 3, Cardinals 0.

CARDINALS 2ND: Pujols walked; Rolen flied to left; Martinez
grounded out (second to first) [Pujols to second]; Marrero
struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Brewers 3, Cardinals 0.

BREWERS 3RD: Young homered; Sexson was called out on strikes;
Vander Wal walked; Hammonds flied to center; Helms singled to
center [Vander Wal to third]; Perez flied to left; 1 R, 2 H, 0
E, 2 LOB. Brewers 4, Cardinals 0.

CARDINALS 3RD: Matheny flied to center; Morris doubled to right;
Vina flied to left; Renteria walked; Edmonds grounded out
(second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. Brewers 4, Cardinals 0.

BREWERS 4TH: Clayton grounded out (pitcher to first); Sheets was
called out on strikes; Sanchez grounded out (pitcher to second
to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Brewers 4, Cardinals 0.

CARDINALS 4TH: Pujols grounded out (second to first); Rolen
walked; Martinez homered [Rolen scored]; Marrero struck out;
Matheny flied to left; 2 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Brewers 4,
Cardinals 2.

BREWERS 5TH: Young grounded out (third to first); Sexson
grounded out (shortstop to first); Vander Wal lined to left; 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Brewers 4, Cardinals 2.

CARDINALS 5TH: Morris flied to right; Vina reached on an error
by Sexson; Renteria popped to shortstop; Edmonds singled to
center [Vina to second]; ROBINSON RAN FOR EDMONDS; Pujols
singled to left [Vina scored (unearned), Robinson to second];
Rolen flied to right; 1 R (0 ER), 2 H, 1 E, 2 LOB. Brewers 4,
Cardinals 3.

BREWERS 6TH: ROBINSON STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING CF); Hammonds
flied to right; Helms grounded out (shortstop to first); Perez
grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Brewers 4, Cardinals 3.

CARDINALS 6TH: NANCE REPLACED SHEETS (PITCHING); Martinez
singled to center; Marrero flied to center; Matheny singled to
right [Martinez to third]; Morris reached on an error by Nance
on a sacrifice bunt [Matheny to second]; Vina hit a sacrifice
fly to center [Martinez scored (unearned), Matheny to third];
LESKANIC REPLACED NANCE (PITCHING); Renteria doubled to right
[Matheny scored (unearned), Morris to third]; Robinson grounded
out (second to first); 2 R (0 ER), 3 H, 1 E, 2 LOB. Brewers 4,
Cardinals 5.

BREWERS 7TH: Clayton doubled to left; PODSEDNIK BATTED FOR
LESKANIC; On a bunt Podsednik singled to first [Clayton to
third]; Sanchez hit a sacrifice fly to left [Clayton scored];
Young singled to left [Podsednik to second]; Sexson grounded out
(third to first) [Podsednik to third, Young to second]; Vander
Wal reached on an error by Rolen [Podsednik scored (unearned)
(no RBI), Young to third]; Hammonds flied to center; 2 R (1 ER),
3 H, 1 E, 2 LOB. Brewers 6, Cardinals 5.

CARDINALS 7TH: VIZCAINO REPLACED VANDER WAL (PITCHING);
PODSEDNIK STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING LF); Pujols struck out; Rolen
flied to center; Martinez struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Brewers 6, Cardinals 5.

BREWERS 8TH: SPRINGER REPLACED MORRIS (PITCHING); Helms struck
out; Perez homered; Clayton lined to left; Podsednik was called
out on strikes; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Brewers 7, Cardinals 5.

CARDINALS 8TH: Marrero walked; Matheny flied to center; PALMEIRO
BATTED FOR SPRINGER; Palmeiro tripled to right [Marrero scored];
DEJEAN REPLACED VIZCAINO (PITCHING); Vina doubled to center
[Palmeiro scored]; Perez allowed a passed ball [Vina to third];
Renteria struck out; On a bunt Robinson singled to pitcher [Vina
scored]; Robinson stole second; Pujols was walked intentionally;
Rolen homered [Robinson scored, Pujols scored]; Martinez walked;
Marrero flied to center; 6 R, 4 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Brewers 7,
Cardinals 11.

BREWERS 9TH: FASSERO REPLACED PALMEIRO (PITCHING); Sanchez
grounded out (shortstop to first); ELDRED REPLACED FASSERO
(PITCHING); Young doubled to left; Sexson homered [Young
scored]; GINTER BATTED FOR DEJEAN; Ginter singled to left; KLINE
REPLACED ELDRED (PITCHING); Hammonds lined to second; Helms
struck out; 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Brewers 9, Cardinals 11.

Final Totals R H E LOB
Brewers 9 12 2 6
Cardinals 11 12 1 8