A few days ago, the Honolulu Times ran a story about traffic numbers for Honolulu and Hawaii.The story was based on a report from the Hawaii Highway Patrol and the Honolulu Police Department.The numbers in Honolulu are far less than those for Honolulu, but they're still far worse than the numbers for most of the rest of the state.Here's what they looked like: Honolulu traffic: 0.5% Honolulu traffi...
The Arizona Cardinals’ walk-offs against the Los Angeles Dodgers were well earned, with Wacha blasting a two-run home run in the bottom of the ninth inning.
Cardinals manager Mike Matheny gave Wacha a ceremonial first pitch before a crowd of 4,051 at Dodger Stadium.
He also praised the defensive effort from the Cardinals, who limited the Dodgers to just two hits in the series.
The Cardinals’ offense got off to a slow start in the first game after Wacha’s big home run on Wednesday.
Matt Carpenter had three hits in five at-bats, but the Cardinals allowed two hits and three runs in five innings.
Arizona allowed four runs in seven innings against the Dodgers on Thursday.
After that, the Cardinals’ pitching staff did its part in helping to keep the Dodgers at bay.
Wacha went 6 for 11 with a home run and three RBIs, and Arizona was 5 for 6 with four RBIs in the game.
The Dodgers had a four-run lead in the ninth on a sacrifice fly by Mark Ellis, but Ellis drove in two runs.
It was the Cardinals first walk-up homer of the season.
The home run was a huge relief for Wacha, who was struggling with the flu.
He said he was worried he wouldn’t be able to play Friday because of the flu, and he ended up being able to hit his second walk-of-no-hitter.
The first was his 15th of the year.
“It was a blessing in disguise, I think,” Wacha said.
“You see, it’s really hard to make that happen.
You just have to take a step back and take a look at yourself.
I think it just gave me a little confidence, too.
I’m just happy for him.
He’s my teammate, I’m happy for the fans, I want to win, and I want this to be the best year of my life.”
The Cardinals had an opportunity to take advantage of Wacha before he went on the disabled list.
The team decided to keep him on the 15-day disabled list to help him recover from the flu before moving him to the 60-day DL.
Wachowiak said Wacha has recovered, and Matheny said Wachowski is a little bit ahead of schedule with his recovery.
“We’ve been optimistic for the most part,” Matheny told reporters.
“He’s going to come back stronger and better.
He was able to do a little of that on Wednesday, and now he’s ready to go, and we’ll go from there.”