Kyle Lohse did what Kyle Lohse does, going seven shutout innings and turning over to the bullpen and the offense for the 4-1 win to stay ahead of Los Angeles (rained out), Pittsburgh (lost to Milwaukee) and Milwaukee (beat Pittsburgh).
> The lamer-than-once-expected Ballpark Village has been approved.
> Here’s another new playoffs rule you won’t be able to keep track of.
> Speaking of Lohse, the Cards should give him a qualifying offer this offseason. With his numbers, he’ll probably find a higher bid and say no thanks, and the Cards will get a compensatory draft pick next year for their troubles.
> From the Idiot Symposium.
> I don’t know how you can mess up a Clint Eastwood baseball movie, but the more trailers I see, the more likely that seems.
There are times in every baseball writer's career when we feel like Clint Eastwood -- stuck interviewing an empty chair that curses at us.—
Derrick Goold (@dgoold) September 18, 2012
> Let’s start the Frivs today with a game. Which Major League player do you think this is a bobblehead of?
> Be a baseball player, they said. You’ll meet great people, they said.
> The Arch is back, and now it comes with an STL.