St. Louis Cardinals Wiretap
Pat Burrell had three hits and two RBIs, and Brett Myers had another solid outing, leading the Philadelphia Phillies to a 7-4 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday.
``He's the real deal,'' St. Louis manager Tony La Russa said.
``I tried to stop overthrowing and make good pitches,'' said Myers, who has pitched well this season after struggling last year. ``I made two mistakes and they hit them out.''
``We came up with a couple more big hits, but the whole thing revolves around pitching and Brett has been real good for us,'' Burrell said.
The advertised match up of two of the best pitchers in the game, Mark Mulder and Pedro Martinez turned into a high-scoring slugfest.
Mulder and Martinez each gave up five earned runs, but neither pitcher got a decision in the Cardinals 7-6 victory over the Mets.
Larry Walker pinch-hit in the eighth inning and had a go-ahead sacrifice fly against Roberto Hernandez.
Tom Glavine pulled out of his early-season slump on Friday night by pitching seven scoreless innings in the Mets 2-0 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals.
Jason Marquis only gave up three hits, but two of them were to Cliff Floyd and they were both home runs. Jose Reyes had the only other Mets' hit.
Braden Looper picked up the save in the ninth inning after Roberto Hernandez was flawless in the eighth.
Floyd now has ten home runs on the year.
The St. Louis Cardinals activated thier top reliever Jason Isringhausen off the 15-day disables list on Friday.
Isringhausen strained his right abdominal muscle in the ninth inning of a 5-3 win over the Milwaukee Brewers on April 26. Before the injury, the Cardinals bullpen ace was perfect in all seven save opportunities, only allowing one run in 8 1/3 innings.
Cardinals third baseman Scott Rolen was placed on the 15-day disabled list Thursday after spraining his left shoulder earlier this week in a collision with Los Angeles' Hee-Seop Choi.
Rolen was injured during St. Louis' 9-8 loss to the Dodgers on Tuesday. With one out in the fifth inning, Rolen hit a comebacker to Dodgers starter Scott Erickson. The pitcher's throw to first pulled Choi into foul territory, where he collided with Rolen.
The Cardinals recalled third baseman Scott Seabol to take Rolen's roster spot. Seabol was hitting .325 with eight home runs and 24 RBIs at Triple-A Memphis.
Cardinals May 2005 Archive