St. Louis Cardinals defeat San Francisco Giants, 2-1
Cardinals rookie Colby Rasmus turned an unlikely second chance into a game-ending home run that made someone else the hero.
After his at-bat had been spared by a dropped fly ball in foul territory, Rasmus launched a full-count pitch from San Francisco reliever Bob Howry to deep right-center field for a 2-1 victory against the Giants on Wednesday. Rasmus' first career game-ender - and the first by a Cardinals rookie since three years before he was born - kept the Cardina...
John Mozeliak didn't sleep well Tuesday night. Mark DeRosa's throbbing left wrist was on the fritz, and the Cardinals' GM feared the worst: his new trade acquisition, gone to the disabled list, and for a very long time.
"It was restless. I didn't sleep very sound, for a variety of reasons," Mozeliak said Wednesday afternoon. "And this was one of them."
A variety of reasons, indeed.
Let us review the concerns that have the GM tossing and turning: