Sunday Night Baseball

Season 21 Episode 24

St. Louis Cardinals vs. Atlanta Braves

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Sep 12, 2010 on ESPN
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St. Louis Cardinals vs. Atlanta Braves

The St. Louis Cardinals (73-67) travel to Turner Field to face the Atlanta Braves (82-61).

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  • 9/12

    The St. Louis Cardinals and the Atlanta Braves, two of the most popular teams in the National League, strike that, the Major League, but this was not a great game. I really think ESPN should move Sunday Night Baseball to Saturdays during football season, but they are getting good ratings with college football at that time so I doubt that will happen. But they are just going to get lapped in quality and ratings by competing against Sunday Night Football.

    Baseball is exciting, I love it, I am a fan and this was a good game, but the football game will always be the priority on my viewing schedule.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (3)

    • Final Score:
      St. Louis Cardinals 7

      Atlanta Braves 3

    • The Cardinals-Braves series was the first in major league history that saw two managers with more than 5,000 combined victories face each other. Heading into this game, St. Louis' Tony La Russa stood third on the all-time managerial wins list with 2,625 and Atlanta's Bobby Cox fourth with 2,495.
      The retiring Cox has also managed his teams to the post-season 15 times, which is tied for the most in history with current Los Angeles Dodgers' manager Joe Torre. La Russa has accomplished the feat 13 times.

    • With his 38th multi-homer game, Albert Pujols became the Cardinals' leader for most multi-homer games with 38. He passed Hall of Famer Stan Musial. Of the 28, four are three home run games.

  • QUOTES (3)

    • Orel Hershiser: I think it's a little bit easier to break in as a pitching coach than a hitting coach because in hitting there's so much failure. If you break in as a pitching coach, you wait to give the advice that you almost know is going to work. Maybe it's on location or maybe a little grip change that you know is going to sharpen the breaking ball; and the pitcher can immediately go out and have a little success with it and understand the theory. But as a hitting coach, there's so much failure in hitting and so much feel as far as "I don't feel comfortable in the box." You could look perfect and have the best mechanics going but still not get hits if it doesn't feel right and it's so hard for the hitting coach to communicate that over.
      Joe Morgan: I've been telling you that for all the time you've been with me that hitting is far more difficult to do than pitching. (laughter)
      Orel Hershiser: I was talking about the coaching part, not the activity part! (more laughter)

    • Tim Hudson: I was keeping the ball up a little more than I wanted, falling behind a little more than I wanted, having to give in and throw a little more over the plate than I would have liked. It just wasn't a good night for me.

    • (on the baseball and lineup card signed by retiring Atlanta manager Bobby Cox)
      St. Louis Manager La Russa: That's a keeper. That's not going anywhere.
      (on Bobby Cox)
      St. Louis Manager La Russa: [He] has had the best managerial career of anybody I've been around. ... He's done it exactly the right way, which is most important. I hope he gets to the postseason. I hope they get to the postseason.

  • NOTES (1)

    • Starting Lineups
      St. Louis Cardinals
      Skip Schumaker 2B
      Jon Jay RF
      Albert Pujols 1B
      Matt Holliday LF
      Colby Rasmus CF
      Yadier Molina C
      Pedro Feliz 3B
      Kyle Lohse P
      Brendan Ryan SS
      Atlanta Braves
      Omar Infante 2B
      Jason Heyward RF
      Martin Prado 3B
      Brian McCann C
      Derrek Lee 1B
      Nate McLouth CF
      Alex Gonzalez SS
      Melky Cabrera LF
      Tim Hudson P