WEDNESDAY'S SPORTS REPORT
Jon Jay was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded in the ninth, leading the Cardinals to a 5-4 walk-off win over the Reds last night. Jhonny Peralta homered while Pat Neshek improved to 6-and-0 in relief. The Cards now sit behind the Brewers by two-and-a-half games. Cardinals infielder Mark Ellis is on the 15-day disabled list with an oblique strain and the team has recalled Greg Garcia from Triple-A Memphis to take his spot on the roster. Cards and Reds wrap up their three-game series tonight at Busch Stadium. Lance Lynn goes gets the start.
Bob Costas threw the ceremonial first pitch in St. Louis last night and missed badly on his first toss. After a fist bump with Fredbird, he cooly jogged to the rubber for his pitch. It's unclear if it was nerves or just the adrenaline pumping, but he airmailed his first throw through the left-handed batter's box. He asked for another shot at it, and redeemed himself and threw a strike to A.J. Pierzynski. It’s not the worst…but its pretty bad. HERE IS THE VIDEO
The Rams continue to prep for preseason game number three this weekend. They will be in Cleveland Saturday night to take on the Browns. The Rams are 0-and-2 in exhibition play thus far, with losses to the Saints and Packers. The Browns are also 0-and-2.
Former Colorado Avalanche center Steve Moore is settling his long-running lawsuit against Todd Bertuzzi and the Vancouver Canucks. Moore was suing Bertuzzi for 38-million-dollars for a 2004 on-ice hit that ended his career. ESPN reports details of the settlement will not be made public.
After having to give up his NFL dream, former New York Giants running back David Wilson is now chasing his Olympic dream. The 23-year-old was forced to retire from football due to a neck injury, and has decided to begin a career as a track athlete. He will start training as a triple jumper and attempt to make the 2016 Olympic team.
Carl Edwards is making the switch to Joe Gibbs Racing in 2015. The 11-year Sprint Cup pilot will drive the number-19 Toyota and join a JGR team of Kyle Busch, Denny Hamlin and former series champion and Roush teammate Matt Kenseth. Edwards is eighth in Sprint Cup points this season and has won races at Bristol and Sonoma.