The St. Louis Cardinals struck for five runs and seven hits over four innings against Marcum on Monday night, including a no-doubt home run and a well-hit double by Albert Pujols, on their way to a 12-3 thumping in Game 2 of the NLCS.
Marcum has been roughed up in five of his past six starts going back to the regular season, and hasn't pitched anything like he did during the first five months. Milwaukee manager Ron Roenicke says he will stick with Marcum when — or if — his turn comes to pitch again in the playoffs.
That's the way it should be, said Marcum, who chalks up his recent failures to, mostly, bad luck.
"I guess I pissed off the baseball gods, or something, because they didn't hit many balls hard," Marcum said. "That's the way it's gone the last six weeks. There's nothing I can do about it."
Pujols came in 1 for 12 for his career against Marcum; certainly a small sample size, but also nothing indicating a personal nemesis.
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