Edman scored on a wild pitch -- if you bet on a Scherzer strikeout, you lose.
Dylan Carlson reaches base with his speed to extend the inning, but Molina tries to jump Scherzer and he flies out.
Yes, Alan Porter is the culprit.
Oops . . . Edmundo Sosa can't come up with Mookie Betts' smash up the middle. That would have been a tough play.
Wainwright sharp earlier. Gets Seager looking on a pitch on the bottom of the zone. We discussed that pitch earlier in the chat.
Adam Wainwright still has great reflexes, as Justin Turner discovers.
Cardinals lead 1-0 after one inning. Consensus of the experts is that Scherzer dodged a bullet in the top of in the inning. In the bottom of the inning, Edmundo Sosa was a bit jittery at shortstop.
He didn't want to get thrown out.
Scherzer gets behind Sosa, but ultimately comes back to fan him. But Max is building a pitch count. He's up to 30 and counting . . .
Bader walks, giving Wainwright a chance to bunt. Mad Max's pitch count is rising.
Actually, I am doing this from the STL too. But we have a full team on the scene.
Scherzer goes to 3-2 on Wainwright, then allows the sac bunt.
Ah, but Tommy Edman flies out to strand a runner in scoring position.
This can be a tough game to manage. Single elimination, everybody available -- so the temptation is to keep making moves and over-manage. Like Al Hrabosky always says, if you keep bringing in relievers odds are you will find one having a bad day.
Tommy Edman makes a Gold Glove play to retire Will Smith. That's the fielding we talked about earlier in the chat.
Wainwright through two innings. Matt Beaty just missed on his launch attempt and Carlson has room in front of the left field fence.
Goldschmidt works to a full count, lines a single to right. So far, Scherzer has been human.
True, but there mitigating circumstances. Cardinals felt they had to move Hernandez, but they needed to get more back.
O'Neill strikes out, Arenado grounds into a force out as Scherzer regroups.
Carlson grounds out on an apparent foul ball. So it's on to the third.
Can't hazard a guess on that. The Dodgers have starters Julio Urias and Tony Gonsolin available in the bullpen today -- neither would be a surprise under the circumstances.