A great atmosphere for Game 1
We were loose before the game, just like any game. Everybody was listening to music, laid back, getting their work in. Just chillin’. Then when the game started, we definitely felt good and it showed when we came out. And when we scored after they scored, the momentum shifted, the crowd fed off that, and we fed off the crowd.
On that popup that fell in the first, I was playing a little deeper on Ryan Ludwick, he’s swinging hard, and it was one of those in a perfect position. If I dove for the ball, me and Ronnie Belliard were so close, it was too late to call him off. We were both right there. It was just in a perfect spot. But then Rafael Furcal hits a line drive when we come up. You know, he really does well against Cardinals, I think he has their number. He gets on and he makes things happen. You saw that tonight.
Now tomorrow, we just have to do the same thing with the same approach. We got to Chris Carpenter and Adam Wainwright is the same, he’ll throw strikes. We just need to play the way we did tonight. As a team, all around, we were just about perfect, we did everything right today except that we could have scored more runs.
So, I’m out now, going straight home because we’ve got a quick comeback tomorrow. We still got a game to win, you know. In fact, we’ve got 10 games to win.