The Stat Line Of The Night – 06/23/09 – Joel Pineiro
Total Pro Sports – After a hot start in April, in which he went 4-0, Joel Pineiro has struggled through May and June going 1-8. Last night he not only made it 2-8, bringing his record on the season to 6-8, but he did it in incredible fashion against the New York Mets.
On the road, Pineiro sent the home town fans home in disgust as he pitched nine innings of shutout ball. The most unbelievable part of it all was that he alone tallied the same number of hits at the plate as the entire Mets team did against him, and he recorded one more total base than the opposition. Pineiro allowed only two singles, while striking out just one batter. At the plate he was 2 for 4 with a double and a single. An all-around game like that was enough to earn him honors as “The Stat Line Of The Night” for Tuesday June 23rd, 2009.
The win for the Cards helps them move another game up on the Brewers in their battle atop the NL Central. The division is tight all the way through, with the last place Pirates only 8.0 games out. With the season approaching the midway point, expect someone to start making their move soon. Then it will be a matter of who can keep up and who will be left behind.