Odorizzi set for return to Busch, this time on the mound
Summary of 2 articles · Updated Jul 23, 2014
"So it's been a while," Odorizzi said earlier in the week. When Jake Odorizzi stepped to the plate against the Cardinals at Busch Stadium on Tuesday night, it marked a special moment. Odorizzi used to watch Mike Matheny then the St. Odorizzi, who grew up as a Cardinals fan and watched Adam Wainwright record the final out of the World Series in 2006 and hadn't been to Busch Stadium since watching the Cardinals win Game 7 of the 2011 Fall Classic, for that matter dug in to face Wainwright some eight years later. Odorizzi surely imagined himself striding off that mound when he was making 46-foot deliveries in Little League, and he must have dreamed of it while Fox Sports Midwest glowed on his television screen at home. "Here's a guy that hadn't really had the chance to do that in a game probably since his senior year in high school, and all of a sudden he puts that bunt down in those circumstances."