The Stat Line Of The Night – 07/09/09 – Joel Pineiro
Total Pro Sports -Locked in a battle between the top two teams in the NL Central, Joel Pineiro was not about to let his team lose hold of top spot in the division. His strong performance on the mound made sure no such thing happened.
Facing off against the second-place Milwaukee Brewers, Pineiro led his Cardinals to a 5-1 victory after allowing only one run, which came in the fifth inning, and holding the opposition there until the St. Louis bats woke up in the eighth for five runs. Pineiro would close out the ninth for the complete game three-hitter, also recording five strikeouts while only allowing the single run. Such an outing was enought to earn him “The Stat Line Of The Night” for Thursday, July 9th, 2009.
With the victory to close out their series, the Cards now find themselves up 2.0 games on the Brewers. Up next is the Chicago Cubs, another division foe. The Cubs sit only 3.5 back of the Cards and will surely be looking to close that gap in baseballs tightest division.