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Cardinals-Cubs: Joel Pineiro Goes The Distance In Masterful Outing

Published by on May 20, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

St. Louis Cardinals pitching coach Dave Duncan must have been brimming with pride as one of his pitchers went the distance against their archrivals.

The pitching masterpiece came from one of the most unlikely sources, Joel Pineiro. Pitching a complete game, 3-0 shutout against the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday, it was a welcome sight for Cardinals nation. 

Allowing only three hits and issuing zero free passes, Pineiro was the stopper the Redbirds needed to get back on track after a terrible series against the Milwaukee Brewers over the weekend.

Pineiro not only stifled a dangerous Chicago offense, he dominated it by facing one batter over the minimum and needing only 92 pitches to shut down the Cubs as he ...

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