There is good news and bad news regarding yesterday’s Cardinals game.  The good news is Albert Pujols did not get thrown out trying to steal home.  The bad news, though, is that the Birds still lost - again.

For the fourth straight contest, St. Louis took one on the chin, dropping a 6-2 decision to the Giants.

The Redbirds are 6-9 this season, and that is the worst start for a defending World Series Champion since the 1998 Marlins, who began the year 1-11.

Scott Rolen did miss his second consecutive game due to food poisoning, but that is no excuse for a team averaging just 3.2 runs a game this year.  And true to form, St. Louis produced very little offense, amounting an "attack" that consisted of five hits, two of which came from Kip Wells, their starting pitcher.

Wells went deep in the fifth in support of his own cause, but could not get enough help from his teammates.  The right-hander went six innings, giving up five runs, four of which were earned because the Birds made two errors behind Wells.