Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Adams' blast flips game back to Cards

The preferred answer, the one he’d give as a player and the one Cardinals manager Mike Matheny would want his players to give, was that Monday’s home-opening loss was quickly forgotten. The uglier it got the easier it became to move on.

But that would not be the true answer.

The loss to Cincinnati followed him home. It clung to him the next day. It curdled in his memory. The way his team had a lead in the eighth inning for the raucous home-opener crowd only to have the bullpen rupture for nine runs in the ninth inning was difficult to shake. Matheny told his wife he “forgot how hard these losses are.” After a day of replaying it in his mind, it didn’t take long before Matheny got to replay it on the field.

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