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Westbrook, Pujols lead the Cards past the Mets

Jul 21, 2011, 3:30 PM EDT

Jake Westbrook

I don’t write too many straight game recaps outside of And That Happened, but this one — a 6-2 win by the Cards over the Mets — struck me for a couple of reasons.

First, because it may very well have been Carlos Beltran‘s last game as a Met in Citi Field. The Mets go on the road now, and won’t be back until August first, which is after the trade deadline. Beltran got a warm reception from the New York crowd, most of whom later denied spending the last several years blaming him for all of the team’s problems. That was nice of them.

Also notable was just how quick a game it was. It lasted only two hours and seven minutes. Which, given its 12:10 start time, had it ending before I really realized it had begun.  This must be what it feels like to live on the west coast.

The speed of this one had a lot to do with Jake Westbrook, who allowed only two runs on four hits over eight innings, getting 17 outs on grounders.  An Albert Pujols two-run homer in the first set the offensive tone, and the Cards never trailed.

Next up: the Cards go face the frisky Pirates. My guess: Pittsburgh starts to get exposed this weekend. For the Mets: trading deadline or bust.

  1. yankeesfanlen - Jul 21, 2011 at 4:36 PM

    The game was over at 2:17PM EDT. Now, if thgis were held at the Stadium, 1/3 of the crowd wqould be seated at that time, 1/3 getting parked, and 1/3 on the Deegan or Cross Bronx. But not to worry, it would only be the top of the third.

    • spudchukar - Jul 21, 2011 at 11:00 PM

      Pitching to contact, Baby!

  2. spudchukar - Jul 21, 2011 at 10:59 PM

    What it feels like on the West Coast, at least NorthWest is 78 degrees, with a light breeze and 23% humidity.

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