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2013 MLB game 2 thread: Cards at D-Backs: Tue 4/2

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Posted: 4/1/2013 8:43 PM

2013 MLB game 2 thread: Cards at D-Backs: Tue 4/2 


Jaime Garcia vs. Trevor Cahill. 8:40 PM CT. FSM/KMOX.
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Posted: 4/2/2013 8:39 AM

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My biggest impression from last night's game is that our outfield is not built for Chase Field. Holliday and especially Beltran are far to immobile. Jay is normally a good glove but is not the rangiest CF ever. Not much to be done, Craig would have to be better than Beltran, but our OF would still not be much use covering such a big field.
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Posted: 4/2/2013 9:01 AM

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Westbrook is our best option for keeping it on the ground, a valuable attribute in Chase Field, given our outfied. Wainy said after the game keeping it on the ground is a good way to keep it out of the gaps. Matheny gets paid to think of stuff like that. Is Jake due to pich one of the games?


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edit.  I see Jake is not pitching at Chase.  Think, Mike.

Last edited 4/2/2013 10:37 AM by blingboy

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Posted: 4/2/2013 9:01 AM

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blingboy wrote: My biggest impression from last night's game is that our outfield is not built for Chase Field. Holliday and especially Beltran are far to immobile. Jay is normally a good glove but is not the rangiest CF ever. Not much to be done, Craig would have to be better than Beltran, but our OF would still not be much use covering such a big field.
It was painful watching Holliday and Beltran track balls down in the outfield. I don't think they necessarily missed any easy ones, but they definitely didn't help us out. I'd agree that Chase is not to our advantage defensively.

Let's see what Jaime has tonight. Hopefully it's good stuff!
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Posted: 4/2/2013 1:30 PM

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Holliday misplayed a ball he should have had in the 1st.

I'm hearing Beltran's Toe is actually broken. Is there a chance he might hit the DL or just be rested the remaining trip? We do have Adams ready to go at 1st and move Craig to the of.

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Posted: 4/2/2013 1:34 PM

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It has been reported several times that Beltran's little toe is fractured. Fractured=Broken Nothing new, I don't expect him to go to the DL. He said he can play through the pain, and I'm sure the Cardinals will give the oppertunity to try.

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Posted: 4/2/2013 1:47 PM

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We won't be at Chase Field forever, so I'm not suggesting we over react. The bottom line is this team is built for O more than D, and we should have scored more runs.

The pen (Salas) have to be able to keep us in the game.

Not to harp on it, but it would have been smart to schedule Jake in this park. Tonight, if Jaime starts getting it up in the strike zone, I hope MM has a quick hook. No point going for a repeat.
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Posted: 4/2/2013 2:42 PM

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In typical fashion. All I expect from the starters other than Waino is 6 ip 3 er. However I would have been happy with that last nighr.

There could be some truth in to his tipping but when your fastball is riht down central is 88-89 you better have some good placement. Plus I thought Arizona did a good job of making him throw his fastball jn situations he had no choice but to.

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Posted: 4/2/2013 3:38 PM

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Despite wainwright having his struggles with location, Arizona does deserve some sort of a tip of the cap as they really did put together some tough ABs, they got a ton of 2 strike hits.  They really battled and everytime waino would get ahead in the count and get them to 2 strikes they would fight off the good ones then do some damage when he gave in the slightest bit.  Waino just didn't have the put away pitch last night it didn't seem

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Posted: 4/2/2013 4:05 PM

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erob322 wrote:They really battled and everytime waino would get ahead in the count and get them to 2 strikes they would fight off the good ones then do some damage when he gave in the slightest bit.  Waino just didn't have the put away pitch last night it didn't seem
I noticed that too and when you mentioned it here I went and checked the game log. He got a batter to two strikes 13 times and 6 of those times the batter reached. That's very unlike Adam. Over his career, when Adam gets a batter to two strikes their OBP is .223. But last night for the same segment's OBP was .462. In fact, he fared better in a batter's count than when he got himself ahead.

Arizona deserves plenty of credit for that.
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Posted: 4/2/2013 4:50 PM

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619illinibooyah wrote: In typical fashion. All I expect from the starters other than Waino is 6 ip 3 er. However I would have been happy with that last nighr.

There could be some truth in to his tipping but when your fastball is riht down central is 88-89 you better have some good placement. Plus I thought Arizona did a good job of making him throw his fastball jn situations he had no choice but to.

Today is a new day.Temps in the low 80s. Hanging at thr pool for a bit then may hit up the science center on the way to the game
What are you talking about?  His fastball was 92-94 all night.  Those 88-89 pitches were cutters.
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Posted: 4/2/2013 5:27 PM

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I'll be at the game tonight!  Just up the line a bit from the Cards dugout. 

Last night on at least three of those doubles, he threw a 2 strike curve that could have been called either way.  All three were called balls.  Next pitch was a double.  Frustrated me to no end watching.  Ump wouldn't ring them up.
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Posted: 4/2/2013 5:36 PM

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Zona deserves credit for having a good plan and being able to spoil some good pitches. MM said as much in the post game. I thought Waino looked pretty good with location except for up in the zone where he got hurt on a few dead curve balls but i thought the Snakes hitters had a lot to do with that. This was just one of those games where the opposition played exceptional IMO. I sure hope the outfield has gotten their bearings straight tonight or it is going to be a long night again. That was dreadful.

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Posted: 4/2/2013 5:45 PM

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Same lineup as last night.
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Posted: 4/2/2013 5:48 PM

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I see where our old buddy Ryan Ludwick has torn cartilage and will need shoulder surgery, going to be out for awhile.

I wonder what the Reds will do with their lineup now?  Maybe put Phillips in the cleanup spot, between the two lefties (Votto and Bruce)?

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Posted: 4/2/2013 6:58 PM

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Not according to the in stadium gun my friend. Of course it could be rigged and you never know if mistook an 8 for a 9. It was quite the distance to see it. Then that would make his fastball 97-99.

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619illinibooyah wrote: In typical fashion. All I expect from the starters other than Waino is 6 ip 3 er. However I would have been happy with that last nighr.

There could be some truth in to his tipping but when your fastball is riht down central is 88-89 you better have some good placement. Plus I thought Arizona did a good job of making him throw his fastball jn situations he had no choice but to.

Today is a new day.Temps in the low 80s. Hanging at thr pool for a bit then may hit up the science center on the way to the game
What are you talking about?  His fastball was 92-94 all night.  Those 88-89 pitches were cutters.

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Posted: 4/2/2013 6:59 PM

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Be ready for a slugfest. Wind is howling up here in the fridays front row.

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Posted: 4/2/2013 7:03 PM

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Sounds like we could get some eyewitness observations tonight. Bring it.
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Posted: 4/2/2013 7:25 PM

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I am going to go ahead and call Home runs for Molina and Craig as St.Louis gets even in this series.cool

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Posted: 4/2/2013 8:17 PM

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Any fantasy hawks want to weigh in on my consideration of starting cahill tonight? ; )
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