St. Louis Cardinals defeat Milwaukee Brewers, 5-4

An unknown thwarted the Cooperstown-bound right-hander's quest for 594.

Milwaukee Brewers closer Trevor Hoffman was one strike from notching career save No. 594 as the huge white banner beneath his image in right-center field would inform anyone with working eyes.

But that final strike would never come for Hoffman because St. Louis Cardinals pinch hitter Nick Stavinoha dropped the bat head on a down-and-in changeup and sent it into the left-field bleachers for the ga...

Milwaukee Brewers manager Ken Macha still says that there is no platoon in right field, and honestly, it's too minute a sample to dispute the statement.

However, starter Corey Hart has gotten the nod just once in four games this season, with Jim Edmonds starting the other three.

The reason that Hart isn't getting the playing time is because of his putrid spring training (.172 average, 18 strikeouts in 64 at-bats).

Edmonds, a non-roster invite to camp, put together...