Cardinals remain loose during crunch time rain delay -

Cardinals remain loose during crunch time rain delay

(BaseballSTL) -- During Wednesday night’s three-hour rain delay, the Cardinals killed time in their locker room singing, among other things.

Kyle Lohse told me Thursday morning that Chris Carpenter was performing Eminem songs for his teammates in his distinctive, raspy voice. Hard to imagine Carpenter spittin’ rhymes, but that’s what he was doing.

Jake Westbrook also sang some tunes in the clubhouse, mostly country. We already knew that this Cardinals team doesn’t get rattled in high pressure situations. It’s also clear they’re an extremely loose bunch during a long rain delay while leading a close game in the 7th inning.


Lohse picked up the victory in game 3 against the Giants despite having what he says was one of the worst games of the season with his command. Lohse allowed 12 base runners in 5 2/3 innings. He was helped out by a couple of inning-ending double plays.

Even without his best stuff, Lohse was able to deliver a performance that helped the Cardinals take the lead in the series.

Should the NLCS go the full seven games, he’ll be able to pitch that final game. That would help Mike Matheny sleep a little easier after game six.


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