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CARDS OPEN 2010 SEASON AGAINST FLYERS...LOSE BOTH! 10-5; 16-1.

14.04.2010
GAME 1:
Things started out well enough for the home team Cardinals as starting pitcher Tobias Imboden kept the Flyers off the board for the first two innings. Meanwhile the offense got going quickly. Vitus Huber led the game off with a ground rule double, was moved to third, and scored on a Sammy Paulino single. Sammy then stole 2nd and advanced to third on a throwing error by the catcher. Johnny Perigos drove in Paulino with a sac fly to center, and just like that a 2-0 lead heading into the third inning. Imboden would run into a bit of trouble in the third, eventually surrendering a two out, two run double to Stefan Koller. The Cards had an answer in the bottom of the fourth. Paulino doubled to open the inning, and once again was scored by Perigos, this time on an RBI single. New addition Seth Suplin would add the second run of the inning after walking; eventually coming around on a hit by Imboden. With the score at 4-2, the Cardinals were looking good despite not having the services of John Baum, Raphael Hanzi, Lexu Walchli, Ronnie Zimmerman, Chris Beyeler, and Fabrizio Pessina. But the wheels fell off in the 5th innings when therwil sent 10 men to the plate, scoring six times to take a 8-4 lead. The Flyers would scrape two more runs across, and the Cards just one more ending the game at 10-5.

GAME 2:
The 2nd game was over shortly after it started as starting pitcher Miseal Guerreros lack of control, and costly defensive miscues led to a six run first inning for the Flyers. A lackluster effort led to a 16-1 defeat, the worst loss in the last 6 years. Angelo Rodriguez swung the bat well in game two, collecting two doubles and the lone RBI. Vitus Huber hit his second double of the day in going 2-2 in the game. Jan Langhammer made his NLA debut on the mound, allowing two hits, one run, with two K's in two innings of work.

The Cards look to rebound this Sunday in Embrach when they are the home team against the new look Mustangs. We wish Seth to get better as after a collision at home plate left him with a swollen knee...it looks to be improving in time to get him on the field this weekend.