Last night I wondered which pitcher would be a nervous wreck in Game 4 and who will be a smooth operator. I must admit, due to his youth and relative inexperience I thought Jeremy Bonderman would be the bundle of nerves as he hadn’t pitched in so long.
I am pleasantly surprised at being wrong on that count as we head into the top of the 3rd inning at Busch Stadium. Bonderman gave up a leadoff hit to David Eckstein, but got Chris Duncan to ground into a harmless double-play. His handling of "Sir Albert" was nothing short of masterful! Let’s see if he can keep that up though. Getting Pujols to look that bad once is a feat in itself, getting him to go hitless tonight will most likely take a miracle!
Suppan gave up a solo homer to Sean Casey in the top of the 2nd inning after a great start. He got out of a slight jam in the 2nd after that homer, but as we go into the 3rd inning, Granderson just hit a leadoff double. Sounds to me like the Suppan of the 2006 NLDS has shown up tonight.
Suppan does not look very sharp as he gave up a basehit to Casey and Granderson scored the 2nd run. Casey is on fire tonight!