(Busch Stadium) After hitting 99 home runs in the minor leagues, Patrick Wisdom saved his 100th for the big leagues as he delivered a pinch-hit blast in the St. Louis Cardinals 2-1 loss to Milwaukee today.
“Crazy, fun, exciting,” described Wisdom. “I felt pretty light running around the bases. It was special, something I’ll never forget.”
Wisdom is now batting .500 (2-4) as a pinch-hitter since making his debut on August 12th.
“In the pinch-hitter role, you’ve just got to go up there and try to have good at-bats,” Wisdom continued. “I really wasn’t trying to swing for the fences, just trying to stay short. Put a good swing on that pitch and it went out.”
The home run ball was returned to Wisdom, traded by the fan who caught it for a signed one.
“I’ll probably give it to my parents and let them put it wherever they’d like,” said Wisdom.
The Cardinals have hit at least one home run in 12 straight games, which is the longest current streak in MLB and just four games shy of matching Philadelphia for the most this season.
–Following today’s game, the Cardinals activated John Brebbia from the disabled list and optioned him to Memphis (AAA).
–Even with a delayed start, the Springfield Cardinals (AA) were able to get their game in this afternoon which featured three rehab appearances from the St. Louis roster.
Adam Wainwright started the game and threw 27 pitches (18 strikes) in 2.0 scoreless innings. He gave up a double as the lone hit and struck out four batters.
Carlos Martinez came on in relief and threw 15 pitches (12 strikes) with one strikeout in his scoreless inning.
Yairo Munoz was 1 for 2 with a double in the rain-shortened 5-inning game.
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