Bud Norris moved his record to 4-0 all-time against the Cardinals after pitching eight innings while allowing one run as the Cardinals were swept by the last place Astros Thursday afternoon by a 4-1 final.
Chris Carpenter suffered his first loss of the season giving up all four runs in the third inning. An RBI single by Lance Berkman and then after Carpenter and Carlos Lee got into a bit of a discussion after Lee popped up. The umps had to separate the two on the infield. Hunter Pence then drove a ball into centerfield for a three run homer in the next at-bat. Manager Tony LaRussa explains the situation.
As far as Norris, he went eight innings allowing just six hits and no walks while striking out eight. The Cardinals got to Norris on his one mistake, a wild pitch which moved Albert Pujols to second base. He would then score on a Matt Holliday single.
Tony LaRuss’a comments on the Lee-Carpenter showdown.