10:28 PM: Maikel Cleto finished out the Rockies despite the 14th home run of Wilin Rosario‘s season to give the Cardinals win number 42 against 38 losses. Cleto had a pair of strikeouts in the ninth, an inning that was finished thanks to a diving stop at first base by, you guessed it, Allen Craig. Craig’s immaculate performance in this game was not rewarded with the extremely important Budweiser Player of the Game tag we’re all so familiar with during FSN Midwest broadcasts. That “honor” went to Kyle Lohse because he happened to be the starting pitcher in a game the Cardinals won. For those of you who watch a lot of games on the network, the starting pitcher always garners this award. If the Dodgers manage to finish off the Reds tonight, the Cardinals will sit just a game-and-a-half back on the NL Central.
10:15 PM: Beastmaster has gone rogue! There’s another home run from the powerful Allen Craig, who now owns 13 for the season in like 18 at-bats. 9-2 Cardinals. Dan mistakenly reported Craig’s first shot to dead center (which is where this one landed as well) at 438-feet. I guess it’s understandable; lots of people accidentally transpose fours and nines. (continue reading…)