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Cardinals-Braves: Joel Pineiro Stays Perfect With Defensive Help

Published by on April 28, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

The Cardinals have taken some flak about their defensive play thus far this season. Committing 20 errors through the first 19 games of the season, St. Louis led the majors in fielding blunders.

They needed a game to right the ship.

That is exactly what they got as the Cardinals defeated the Braves 3-2 on Monday night.

St. Louis' defense, which managed to turn two double plays, helped starter Joel Pineiro keep a perfect record of 4-0 this season.

Inducing 13 ground outs with his two-seam sinking fastball, the veteran Pineiro only needed 76 pitches to produce 20 outs. Talk about effective.

Pineiro knew that if he got the ball down in the strike zone, his defense would back him up.
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