(Jim Edmonds reacts poorly to Phil Cuzzi’s offhand remark about “making all of those catches look harder than they really are”)

Chin up, Cards faithful! Things may be looking bleak over at Ye Olde Juicebox…but on the bright side, Joaquin Andujar has yet to be thrown out of the game.

Update, 7:05 CST :

Astros 2, Cardinals 1

Brad Lidge, your acension to Marino Jr. status is nearly complete. Traling by 1 in the top of the 9th, St. Louis had runners on first and third (singles by Pujols and Walker) but failed to cash in ; Pujols was gunned down Ensberg-to-Ausmus on a Reggie Sanders grounder to third (Walker taking third while everyone was napping), then John Mabry tapped into a 4-6-3 double play (on which Walker would’ve scored had Mabry shown greater speed down the line than George Wallace).

Still, there’s some solace for The Universe’s Finest Baseball Team. Cheer the fuck up, exiled St. Louis fans of Manhattan! Your beloved Cardinals only have to win 3 in a row against Andy Pettitte, Roger Clemens and Roy Oswalt. How hard could that be?