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St. Louis Cardinals
-7: Pujols has 7 RBIs on 4/11, and 7 assists and his 700th career walk on 4/8
(Pujols' ESPN commercial: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ml0O-wPwsVU)
"Guys...I'm not a machine, okay. I'm just Albert"
-Lohse retires 24 straight batters. First NLer since Randy Johnson in 04.
-4: Number of Home Runs from Soriano to lead the NL, Number of RBIs Reed
Johnson stole from Prince Fielder, Cub QS, and Cub Wins
-Gallardo's third career home run ties Brewer's franchise record for a pitcher
-Prince Fielder: 115 career home runs. Career grand slams? Zero...aww.
-Aaron Harang pitches the first shutout game in the majors this year, followed
by Lohse. Both pitched three-hit shutouts and are the first pair to do it so
early in the season since 1989.
-6-17, 4.78 ERA: Aaron Harang last year (this year so far, 1-1, 0.64 ERA)
3 other Reds' starters: 16.1 IP, 13 ER, 22 H, 7 BB
-4-4 in last 4 bases-loaded ABs. During their season opener, both Morgan and
Wilson had bases-loaded hits and Doumit has had last two bases-loaded
hits, punctuated by his grand-slam against Cincinnati.
-16 runs in 200 ABs, 1.75 WHIP (2nd to last to the Nats in the NL), and a 6.45
ERA in 60 IP
-Lance Berkman and Carlos Lee held to 2 XBH each in 50 AB between them