Walton's Game Observations – Saturday, April 16
The St. Louis Cardinals won their second straight against Milwaukee this season as they defeated the Brewers Saturday afternoon at Miller Park, by the score of 5-3. Chris Carpenter bested Brewer Doug Davis. The world was right as Scott Rolen and Albert Pujols homered. TLR on another milestone Tony La Russa is just two wins shy of 800 victories as the Cardinals' manager. His current managerial wins total is 2,119. That ranks sixth on baseball's all-time list. He needs just seven wins to tie Joe McCarthy for fifth place all time. Relievers hot In the last three games prior to Saturday, Cardinals relief pitchers had not allowed a run in 7-1/3 innings. The relievers gave up just five hits while striking out seven and walking only one... Eck's the man David Eckstein is batting .333 with hits in six of his eight games. He has reached base in all but one game this season. Eckstein came into Saturday's game with a .471 on-base percentage. Carp looking Carpenter came...
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