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ageelaw wrote: Liriano did beat the Reds last night, but so did three other Buc pitchers over the weekend in Cincy. Liriano has been just so-so in Sept. He lost to Milwaukee early in the month and then got beat by the Cubs 4-2 on 9/25. Inotherwords, he ain't invincible.
Posted: 10/2/2013 6:08 PM
TCRedbird wrote: ageelaw wrote: Liriano did beat the Reds last night, but so did three other Buc pitchers over the weekend in Cincy. Liriano has been just so-so in Sept. He lost to Milwaukee early in the month and then got beat by the Cubs 4-2 on 9/25. Inotherwords, he ain't invincible.Yet the Cards have stunk up the place against him all year....
Posted: 10/3/2013 9:03 AM
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nathanleopoldjr wrote: Like I said, Sunday is a sure loss. So if either Wainwright or Lynn cough it up our game four pitcher had better be good, Wacha I guess.
Posted: 10/3/2013 9:39 AM
GMan0311 wrote: nathanleopoldjr wrote: Like I said, Sunday is a sure loss. So if either Wainwright or Lynn cough it up our game four pitcher had better be good, Wacha I guess.Sure it is. You also assured us that 2013 was a rebuilding year during which the Cardinals wold miss the playoffs because the Reds are the superior team. You predicting this as a "sure loss" gives me hope.
Posted: 10/3/2013 10:00 AM
JUST LAST SUNDAY, Nathan predicted that we had no chance to win a ballgame:I guess you are gonna be right one day! I have no idea how someone can be so pessimistic all the time.
nathanleopoldjr wrote: They don't owe Westbrook a darn thing except his salary and the one million buyout he'll get this winter. If he gets bombed-a very likely scenario and we lose home field because of that then the first 161 games will be meaningless. Without home field against the Braves we will not be in the WS. We were 0-3 in Atlanta and 3-1 in St. Louis against the Braves. That should tell Matheny something about home field. I bet the Braves are licking their chops to get on the field today and watch the scoreboard. They know Matheny has given them a chance to be in the WS and you can bet they won't throw it away like Matheny is with our chances. I haven't been this mad since the Cardinals traded Steve Carlton.
Later on in the day he was even more riled up!
nathanleopoldjr wrote: I can't believe what I'm hearing that Westbrook is pitching tomorrow! My God, Matheny is out of his mind. Respect the game-how about respect your fans. We're going to miss the home field against the Braves because of our idiot manager. You can bet your sweet life the Braves aren't going to give away their game. I am disgusted to the point of nausea. If we make it to the second round the only chance we have against the Braves is to play them at home four times. I wonder now if Matheny should even be the manager. Pathetic!!
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Posted: 10/3/2013 1:32 PM
Brosky wrote: If I had to "please tell," I would suggest that Matheny believes starting Wainwright and Lynn in the first two home games gives us the best possibility of going up two games to none.
Posted: 10/3/2013 1:43 PM
Jmodene1 wrote: Actually, both Lynn and Miller have road ERA's over 5.00. On the other board, they're speculating that Miller might be better able to handle adversity than Lynn, hence the decision to pitch Lynn in Game 2. Personally, I'd still start Kelly in Game 3, since he's been our best road starter this season, but that's just me.
That leaves Miller or Wacha to make the other start.
Wacha (obviously) has less experience than Miller.
But we liked what we saw from Wacha on the road this season, even in small-sample form.
Wacha was 1-0 with a 3.24 as a road starter in three starts this season. He had a difficult start at Colorado in September _ 12 hits and four earned runs in 4.2 innings. But he was victimized by rotten batted-ball luck, and I though he did a strong job of battling to limit the damage by not letting the Rockies expand on their early 4-0 lead. By the time Wacha exited the Cards had tied the game 4-4.
Wacha was very good in his other two road starts, giving the Mets two earned runs in 6 IP on June 11, and pitching six terrific shutout innings at Cincinnati on Sept. 3.
Wacha also pitched a gem against the Pirates during that crucial three-game sweep at Busch Stadium early last month with 7 shutout innings on Sept. 8.
In nine innings of work against the Pirates this season, Wacha didn’t permit a run and only four of 29 Pirates’ batters reached base.
Here’s another consideration... perhaps the most important one.
Wacha has a dazzling changeup that he mixes with a downward fastball.
Miller is mostly a fastball pitcher, and he tends to pitch up in the zone.
According to FanGraphs, the Pirates ranked LAST in the majors this season at hitting the changeup. But they were fifth-best at hitting the fastball … and were ranked No. 1 among NL teams with success in hitting the fastball.
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