Friday, July 4, 2008

Edmonds Returns, Then K's Thrice; Big Z Gets W

By: Guido

It's finally over. The Jim Edmonds pre-game discussions, montages and interviews are over. On Friday night, Edmonds didn't give Cardinals fans anything to boo about. On the other hand, he didn't give Cubs fans anything to cheer about.

In his "dramatic" return to St. Louis, Edmonds went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts. Nothing special there. He pretty much did the same thing with STL the past couple seasons. So, really, Cardinals fans should be pretty pumped because they got to see him perform at the top of his game. The uniform and the team changed but Edmonds batted just like he always has at new Busch.

I think it's safe to say the Carlos Zambrano is public enemy number one for Cards fans. Big Z dominated tonight in STL giving up one run on four hits. Apparently the "best fans in baseball" would rather boo the other teams players than cheer their own. But what do I know? Maybe they dislike the product their organization is putting on the field. Can't say that I blame them, but I do think the Cardinals are lucky that they're playing as well as they have been.

The fact that Kyle Loshe and Todd Wellemeyer have winning records blows my mind. Now if they could only get Matt Clement, Mark Mulder and Chris Carpenter healthy, they might start to kick some ass. It will probably backfire when they do get a couple of these fellas in the rotation. Just wait and see.

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