Rasmus off to another fine start for Cardinals

2nd-year big leaguer outhit Pujols in April

May 02, 2010|By Phil Rogers

Cardinals outfielder Colby Rasmus (above) is on his way to a very good second full season in the big leagues, outhitting Albert Pujols in April. No one has had a bigger impact on the Cardinals than Brad Penny, whose work with Dave Duncan has him pitching better than any time in his career, and rookie lefty Jaime Garcia. … The Yankees entered the weekend 114-55 since Alex Rodriguez returned from hip surgery last May. People around the team credit his less selfish approach as a factor. … The Brewers were counting on Trevor Hoffman to be solid, but he has converted only three of seven save chances, allowing six homers in his first nine innings. The lack of an alternative more attractive than Todd Coffey or struggling LaTroy Hawkins lengthens the rope manager Ken Macha will give Hoffman. … Mike Bacsik, the lefty who gave up Barry Bonds' 715th home run, was canned last week by a Dallas radio station after a TUI infraction (Tweeting under the influence) that included slurs directed toward San Antonio's Hispanic population. … The Braves, a fashionable pick after an excellent spring, are off to their worst start under Bobby Cox. After a 16-5 victory over the Cubs' Carlos Zambrano on Opening Day, they averaged 3.1 runs in their next 21 games, including the nine-game losing streak that ended Friday night.

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