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Cardinals-Reds: St. Louis Takes Command with “Pocket Aces”

Published by on June 5, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

It's the best hand you could possibly start out with in Texas Hold 'Em: two aces.

The St. Louis Cardinals certainly have their "pocket aces" running on all cylinders as Albert Pujols provided the offense and Chris Carpenter provided the starting pitching to defeat the Cincinnati Reds 3-1 on Thursday night.

Carpenter had one of the best pitching performances of his 12-year career at Busch Stadium. Going the distance and allowing only one earned run on three hits combined with zero walks, it was a thing of beauty to witness.

The only mistake Carpenter made was a ball thrown to Reds' outfielder Laynce Nix that Nix promptly took out of the yard.

He reflected on that pitch, but knew how to put it ...

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