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Cardinals-Reds: Persistent Effort Is Key in Win for Cards

Published by on June 3, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

While waiting for help to arrive—via trade, promotion from Memphis, however—the current Cardinals must create runs any way they can.

Their 5-2 victory over the Reds on Tuesday night was a classic example.

For five innings, scoring opportunities were hard to come by. The Cards dug in against crafty Reds starting pitcher, Bronson Arroyo, fouling off pitch after pitch while working for something to hit.

“Whatever he’s got, he’s going to give it to you,” Cards manager Tony La Russa said of Arroyo. “If he doesn’t have it, he’ll invent something.”

The Cards spoiled a lot of good off-speed pitches. They built a high pitch count (11...

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