Retroshee wrote:5/11/2003: The Cardinals were at Wrigley Field and a 23-MPH wind was blowing out to right field. In the bottom of the first, Moises Alou of the Cubs hit a 2-run homer off Brett Tomko to centerfield. In the top of the second, Albert Pujols hit a grand slam to leftfield off Matt Clement. Corey Patterson led off the bottom of the second with a homer to rightfield. In the top of the third, Tino Martinez hit a solo homer to leftfield. Troy O'Leary hit a 2-run homer to leftfield in the bottom of the third. In the top of the fourth, Martinez homered for the second time in the game. This time it went to rightfield and scored 3 runs. In the bottom half of the fourth, Alex Gonzalez hit a 2-run homer to leftfield. He was the last batter faced by Tomko. The game was rained out in the top of the fifth inning. The final count in this day's barrage: seven home runs and a score of 11-9 St. Louis ahead all lost to the weather.
Just an insane game. They say the wind was 23 MPH. That was the sustaining wind speed. There were gusts up to 40 blowing out to RF. We had bleacher seats and I have to say I've never seen more balls leaving the field during BP in my life. I remember one fly ball that looked to be a routine catch for Alou get blown about 20 feet of it's normal course, causing Moises to run and dive at the last second, missing the ball. Also Eli Marrero jacked up his ankle sliding for a catch in the OF. Nice that it was all for nothing.