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Cardinals sweep the Reds; Brandon Phillips should go with "no comment"

Aug 11, 2010, 4:55 PM EDT

That’s how you deal with trash talk and cleat-kicking and all of that stuff.

Colby Rasmus’ grand slam in the fifth broke it open on the way to a 6-1 Cardinals’ victory, resulting in a sweep of the Reds. But this game was defined by Adam Wainwright. He pitched two-hit ball over seven shutout innings, running his record to 17-6 and pushing his ERA down to 1.99. shutting down the Reds’ bats and, presumably shutting the mouth of Brandon Phillips for a little while.  Phillips, for what it’s worth, was 2 for 14 in the series. 

The Cardinals are now one game up on in the standings. But, if the silence of the Great American Ballpark crowd and dejected demeanor of the Reds players as they packed up their stuff in the dugout after game is any guide, they are about a million miles ahead of the Reds in morale.

  1. Kiwicricket - Aug 11, 2010 at 5:10 PM

    But Brandon has a big purple car though? He still wins in my book!

  2. Md23Rewls - Aug 11, 2010 at 5:28 PM

    This is unfortunate.

  3. geoknows - Aug 11, 2010 at 5:31 PM

    Check out the take at Hardball Times. Funny stuff:

  4. Nits - Aug 11, 2010 at 5:36 PM

    Sounds like Brandon opened his pie hole and his team ended up taking it in the cornhole.

  5. Sam Lee - Aug 11, 2010 at 8:40 PM

    I couldn’t believe how bad that pitch was that Arroyo threw. I don’t think I’ve ever seen Rasmus hit a HR off of a pitch anywhere else in the zone, so hey, why not flip up a frisbee there and see what happens.

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