St. Louis Cardinals' starter Jake Westbrook was magnificent on the hill while shutting out the talented and explosive Cincinnati Reds offense in the Cardinals' 10-0. Westbrook went the distance and dispatched the Reds with ease, giving the Cardinals the series victory and the team's bullpen a much needed extra day off.
It was the second gutsy performance in two tries this season for Westbrook, who allowed just one run in his first start out at San Francisco after struggling with his control. Westbrook has been good to start the season in 2013, but has been under-appreciated in St. Louis for a long time.
Fans in St. Louis were calling for Westbrook's removal from the rotation this off-season and the complaints were particularly loud this spring as youngsters Shelby Miller, Joe Kelly and Michael Wacha impressed during spring training.
Westbrook is under-appreciated because he is not an ace and never will be. He is not a 19-game winner and never will be....