Thursday tidbits: Pujols, Molina, DeRosa, Freese

Matthew Leach
MLB.com

Blog: Obviously, You’re Not a Golfer
Twitter: @MatthewHLeach

It’s finally the end of the road trip. Headed home tonight, and tomorrow actually brings me an off day as I celebrate turning 35.

* Albert Pujols wasn’t feeling good last night or this morning, so the initial lineup did not include him. But Pujols took a nap and took some medicine — I actually saw him snoozing in the clubhouse — and by game time he was OK.

“I wanted to be out there for Carp,” Pujols said after the game. “But if I would have known that he was going to carry our offense like this, I would have stayed on the bench.”

* Yadier Molina didn’t seem at all concerned about his leg tightening up in the fifth inning on Thursday. The early innings moved very slowly, and it was fairly cool. He and TLR both said they expect him to play tomorrow night.

* Mark DeRosa just got a scheduled day out of the lineup. Day after night, and a chance for Glaus to get some ABs.

Today’s playlist has an obvious theme:
Postal Service, “Such Great Heights”
Jimmy Buffett, “Come Monday”
Simon and Garfunkel, “Homeward Bound”
Dave Dudley, “Six Days On the Road”
Rolling Stones, “Moonlight Mile”

-M.

3 Comments

Happy Birthday Matt!! What a game by Carp and the crew, now lets ride this momentum thru November.

bcotner56… after the mismanagement of last night’s game and then the way today’s is going (why oh why pull the best pitcher in the league at that point? why oh why stick with an imploding reliever for that long? why oh why pinch hit for a 3-for-3 Brendan Ryan today, why oh why pinch hit Thurston [who’s batting .225?) and 8 errors in two games?!) I’m kinda worried about momentum…

I had hoped that the offensive splurge that night would have ignited something, but after losing 8 of the last 10 I dont know. why oh why was Wellemeyer pitching in the 9th AND 10th????

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