President Bush’s appearance at Busch Stadium certainly brought a lot of attention to the Cardinal’s season opener against the Brewers. But Scott Posednik stole the jubilation from the sell out crowd. His three-home run off of starter Matt Morris in the sixth inning proved to be the game-winner as the Brewers beat the Cardinals 8-6. St. Louis erased a 4-1 deficit by scoring three runs in the bottom of the fourth inning. Morris capped the rally with a two-run double, but Posednik’s blast broke the tie. Morris was tagged with the loss, giving up five earned runs off seven hits and five walks over seven innings. Tony Womack went 1-3 with a run and three stolen bases in his Cardinal debut. Ray Lankford’s return to St. Louis produced a 1-5 performance. Before the game, fans waited upwards of an hour to get into Busch Stadium with extra security and metal detectors awaiting the crowd of over 49,000 due to Bush’s appearance. The president threw a strike to Mike Matheny for the ceremonial first pitch.
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