Thursday After solid pitching performances from Ryan Dempster and Michael Wuertz, Dusty Baker opted to go with lefty Mike Remlinger to face the left-handed hitting Larry Walker in the eighth inning. Walker, batting a career .444 against Remlinger, promptly homered on a 2-1 pitch to give the Cardinals a 2-0 lead in a game they eventually won 4-0. "Larry is not swinging good," Baker explained. "Wuertz is not as good against lefties as he is righties. Even though I know Larry hits Rem pretty good, he wasn't swinging good."
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