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2013 MLB game 73 thread: Cubs at Cards: Thu 6/20

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Posted: 6/16/2013 6:35 PM

2013 MLB game 73 thread: Cubs at Cards: Thu 6/20 


Lance Lynn (9‐1, 3.56) vs. Scott Feldman (5‐5, 3.22). 7:15 PM CT. FOX Sports Midwest and KMOX.
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Posted: 6/16/2013 10:55 PM

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Lance Lynn (9‐1, 3.56) vs. Scott Feldman (5‐5, 3.22). 7:15 PM CT. FOX Sports Midwest and KMOX.

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Game also on WGN. I just programmed it into my DVR.
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Posted: 6/16/2013 11:49 PM

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Last time the Cardinals faced Feldman was back in Game 6 of the 2011 World Series the last pitch he threw in Busch Stadium was a walk-off homer run by David Freese to force a Game 7.
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Posted: 6/17/2013 2:05 AM

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No; Feldman pitched the 10th (relieving Darren Oliver, who started the inning), and gave up the hit by Berkman. Mark Lowe gave up the homer by Freese in the 11th.

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Posted: 6/20/2013 7:43 AM

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Big game in the respect that if the cubbies can somehow someway steal a win tonight they win the series. Yeah I know the records would reflect the series to be a tie, but if our Cards let these perennial slumpions come into their park under these circumstances and jet out of town with two "W"s, you can consider it a cubs series win.
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Posted: 6/20/2013 9:35 AM

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I guess the cards were not going to stay hot forever, going into the 10 games against the mets, marlins, and cubs I was hoping for 8 wins, figuring 7 would be nice. entering tonight's game 5-4 thru the first 9 games of this stretch. Hope to scrap out a 6 win in this stretch and at lease stay over .500 tonight
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Posted: 6/20/2013 10:11 AM

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how about 21 games over .500?  That would be our high water mark.
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Posted: 6/20/2013 11:23 AM

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Slightly unrelated, but remember the Pirates and Reds are the early game today. It would be great to get a win against the Scrubs tonight in order to guarantee picking up another game on somebody.
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Posted: 6/20/2013 12:31 PM

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Reds lead 1-0 but its early at Riverfront.  I think its Giusti and Gullett in this one.

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UPDATE:  Pirates tie it 1-1 in the top of the 3rd but Jay Bruce dongs one to deep center to put the Reds back on top 2-1 in the bottom of the 4th.  That Bruce is working overtime on the dongs lately.

 

UPDATE #2:  A dong by Pedro Alvarez in the 6th ties this titanic encounter 2-2.   

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Posted: 6/20/2013 2:12 PM

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RatsBuddy wrote:

Reds lead 1-0 but its early at Riverfront.  I think its Giusti and Gullett in this one.

Rat

 

UPDATE:  Pirates tie it 1-1 in the top of the 3rd but Jay Bruce dongs one to deep center to put the Reds back on top 2-1 in the bottom of the 4th.  That Bruce is working overtime on the dongs lately.

 

UPDATE #2:  A dong by Pedro Alvarez in the 6th ties this titanic encounter 2-2.   


For some reason Jay "The Bruce" always scares me more than Votto. BTW, who won their game last night?
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Posted: 6/20/2013 2:20 PM

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Pirates led 1-0 going to the last of the 9th last night.  Grilli blew his 1st save, gave up a dong to Bruce to tie it.  Reds won 2-1 in 13 innings.

And Pedro Alvarez, while he was hoping for a dong, doubled into right to clear the bases with two out in the Pirate 7th off Tony Cingrani.  Cingrani had just struck out whatshisname, Garrett, the Bucs 1st baseman.

5-2 Pirates in the 7th.  Reds are going to need some dongs to get back in this one now.

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Posted: 6/20/2013 2:25 PM

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RatsBuddy wrote: Pirates led 1-0 going to the last of the 9th last night.  Grilli blew his 1st save, gave up a dong to Bruce to tie it.  Reds won 2-1 in 13 innings.

And Pedro Alvarez, while he was hoping for a dong, doubled into right to clear the bases with two out in the Pirate 7th off Tony Cingrani.  Cingrani had just struck out whatshisname, Garrett, the Bucs 1st baseman.

5-2 Pirates in the 7th.  Reds are going to need some dongs to get back in this one now.

Rat
Thanks for report! Ugh, Jay "The Bruce" struck again last night late.
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Posted: 6/20/2013 3:04 PM

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Pirates just beat the Reds to split the four game series in Cincinnasty.
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Posted: 6/20/2013 3:31 PM

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Posted: 6/20/2013 4:17 PM

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Hopefully Matt Carpenter can get it together tonight. He has just 5 hits in 30 at bats against NYM/MIA/CHC, logging a line of .167/.265/.233/.498 with 7 strikeouts. He had some good wood last night but just wasn't finding the gaps.

His struggles at leadoff might help explain why we've probably under-performed against NYM/MIA/CHC. Looking at the team's splits, when Carpenter struggles so do the Cardinals. We're really going to need him with series against Texas and Oakland on the horizon.
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Posted: 6/20/2013 4:46 PM

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I don't expect Carpenter to continue to hit .335.

I don't expect Molina to continue to hit .367.

I don't expect the Cardinals to win 105 games this year.

I do expect another playoff appearance.  The team will have to really tank to miss the playoffs at this point.  And, as Gags says, the playoffs are somewhat of a crapshoot.  Getting there is the main thing.

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Posted: 6/20/2013 5:19 PM

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Rats-

My ears were burning!  The playoffs are a crapshoot, indeed.  I really don't think of the Cards' two WS winners as their best teams of the 2000's. 

Baseball Prospectus gives us a 95.7% chance of reaching the playoffs, but only a 58.8% chance of winning the division.  And in the new system the division win is huge. 

Yadi and MCarp will, indeed, come back to earth. And I'd think Miller will, too.  The good news is that I'd expect more from Holliday, Craig, Freese, and Jay the rest of the way.  That should balance things out some.  I've no idea what to expect of Kozma, who has pleasantly surprised. 

Plus the Cards now have some reinforcements who could plausibly help.  Wacha and Martinez (and maybe Gast or Carp or Kelly) for the rotation.  Blazek (17 K's and 1 BB in 9.2 ip at AAA), Salas, and maybe Zep or Boggs if they can find their old form in the pen.  Taveras if they need an OF.  Wong if they need someone at 2B (or if something happens to Freese and they need o move MCarp to 3rd). 

Given all that there's reasons to be pretty optimistic about this team, though 105 is always a lot to expect.  I'm particularly curious how Miller holds up over the year.
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Posted: 6/20/2013 6:22 PM

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Catcher is the only place there is no Plan B.
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Posted: 6/20/2013 7:41 PM

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Come on lets get this win tonight!
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Posted: 6/20/2013 7:46 PM

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We need to find a spot for Mr. Adams
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