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Cardinals-Cubs: Ludwick’s Heroics Fall Short as Bullpen Implodes

Published by on April 17, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

Ryan Ludwick certainly is no fluke.

The 30-year-old outfielder proved just how potent his bat can be on Friday as the Cardinals lost a nail-biter 8-7 to the Chicago Cubs.

The All-Star slugger hit a pair of homers off Cubs ace Carlos Zambrano in the third and seventh innings and finished the day with four RBI. He did strike out twice though, including a critical at-bat in the ninth inning against Carlos Marmol.

The Cardinals couldn't have been given a better opportunity to re-gain the lead as they had runners at first and second base with no outs. Rookie Colby Rasmus walked and slugger Albert Pujols was drilled with a slider in the elbow.

Ludwick's heroics could only go so far as he chased a h...

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