Originally posted on Fox Sports Midwest  |  Last updated 4/8/13
ST. LOUIS When Mike Matheny pulled Jaime Garcia, the Cardinals manager knew the starting pitcher had done enough to earn a win. "He did a nice job taking us deep," Matheny said. "That's where we wanted to be." Garcia through 6 23 innings. He notched a career-high 10 strikeouts, and surrendered just three runs. The Cardinals led by one, and the team's Opening Day a celebration that featured Hall of Fame appearances, three bald eagles and a moving tribute to the late Stan Musial seemed to be on track toward a merry conclusion. "I felt good out there," Garcia said. "It was a chance to win a ballgame. But unfortunately, we didn't win." Wait. What? Yes, the Cardinals lost their home opener to Cincinnati 13-4 on Monday. And the result was a Cardinals' bullpen, led a vocal Mitchell Boggs, that shouldered the blame. "Those guys, I know they can pitch better than they did," Matheny said. Boggs, who walked four batters and surrendered seven runs, was more critical. "This was the w...
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