Chris Carpenter wasn't his average badass self on Wednesday. Neither was perennial All-Star Albert Pujols, who went 0-for-3.
Carpenter got off to a slow start in his St. Louis Cardinals' 5-3 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers, giving up runs in three of his five innings. He issued four walks and needed 105 pitches to get just 15 outs. Yikes.
Matt Kemp homered for LA, Rafael Furcal enjoyed a three-hit evening with a run scored and one driven in, and the bullpen overcame Randy Wolf's short start.
Both teams stranded 30 runners combined, which is a division series record. They also took a grueling 3 hours and 54 minutes to complete play. Also a ridiculous record.
Check out Game 2 of this NLDS over at Walkoff Walk, where I'll be doing my best to live-blog the action. Should be good times.
Update: UNBELIEVABLE GAME TWO FINISH. Almost got shrimped. Read about it here.
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