I thought the silence would never end.
First, Nick Kingham - the Pirates rookie in his Major League debut. Then, James Shields - the White Sox veteran with little recent success to draw from.
Even though the underlying numbers suggest, as Zach Gifford explained yesterday, that the Cardinals offense has yet to really hit its stride, the last few days have been filled with little evidence of the offensive prowess still to come.
Mike Matheny managed his 1,000th game last night, and for a long while... it looked like he'd get nothing but silence in return.