Cardinals first-baseman Albert Pujols hit his 400th HR tonight, and only the 2010 Cardinals can ruin a moment like that. Their play against the MLB bottom feeders never fails to amaze. I started writing this article before the conclusion of the game; because it doesn't matter if they win or lose. Their play tonight was inexcusable. Their play against junk teams is inexcusable. They are not even coming close to meeting the expectations of the coaches(at least I hope not), the fans, and the city of St.Louis. And if this team does not do a complete 180 in the next day or two, then this team will NOT make the playoffs, they won't even sniff the playoffs.
I don't care if Pujols hits a beautiful walk-off HR to end this game, and it turns into the most exciting game of the season. The fact that this team, during a crucial part of the season, has to go into extra innings against one of the worst teams around, is a complete joke. You know it's bad when a Rams' preseason game is more exciting than a Cardinals "play-off hunt" game.