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2014 MLB game #97: Cards vs. Dodgers: Fri 7/18

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Posted: 7/17/2014 8:14 AM

2014 MLB game #97: Cards vs. Dodgers: Fri 7/18 


Lance Lynn (10-6) vs. Dan Haren (8-6). 7:15 PM CT. FOX Sports Midwest, MLB Network and KMOX.
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Posted: 7/17/2014 4:09 PM

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I think we need to win this one, as we have unfavorable match ups against Greinke and Kershaw in the next two games (although Kelly was really good a few times against LA last year).
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Posted: 7/18/2014 9:47 AM

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Agreed.
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Posted: 7/18/2014 3:04 PM

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A couple of questions. Is this the last year of Garcia's contract? When will Wacha try to throw? Thanks.
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Posted: 7/18/2014 3:24 PM

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ageelaw wrote: A couple of questions. Is this the last year of Garcia's contract? When will Wacha try to throw? Thanks.
As far as Garcia goes they are on the hook for 9.25 Million next year and then they can buy him out for $500,000. He would be due 11.5 Mill otherwise, there is the same option for 2017 but i can't see it getting that far. I fear his MLB career is over which is too bad b/c he was talented. Great breaking ball and off speed stuff when he is on, he just couldn't stay healthy. I believe they are taking a "wait and see" approach with Wacha, they have all but admitted they just don't know and i am betting they shut him down at some point and try and win without him. Yet one more reason to add a starting pitcher.

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Posted: 7/18/2014 3:45 PM

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Lineup: Carpenter, Wong, Holliday, Adams, Peralta, Craig, Jay, Cruz, Lynn.
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Posted: 7/18/2014 3:57 PM

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cardinalnationhouston wrote:
ageelaw wrote: A couple of questions. Is this the last year of Garcia's contract? When will Wacha try to throw? Thanks.
As far as Garcia goes they are on the hook for 9.25 Million next year and then they can buy him out for $500,000. He would be due 11.5 Mill otherwise, there is the same option for 2017 but i can't see it getting that far. I fear his MLB career is over which is too bad b/c he was talented. Great breaking ball and off speed stuff when he is on, he just couldn't stay healthy. I believe they are taking a "wait and see" approach with Wacha, they have all but admitted they just don't know and i am betting they shut him down at some point and try and win without him. Yet one more reason to add a starting pitcher.
Thanks. Obviously it is better to err on the side of caution with Wacha.  Also, agree on the addition of a starter. I have been unimpressed with Martinez as a starter. Maybe the light bulb goes on this weekend. Would be nice to pick up a solid pinch hitter for the bench too at little cost.

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Posted: 7/18/2014 4:52 PM

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Interesting news: Shelby will move to the pen while the Cards use a 4-man rotation due to the upcoming off days/schedule. I think this is smart, as we won't need all 5 starters, Shelby needs some rest, 2 of the 4 starters may struggle to get innings, and Shelby can get work at a reduced level as a long reliever if any of the guys can't go deep into games.
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Posted: 7/18/2014 5:21 PM

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bigns11 wrote: Interesting news: Shelby will move to the pen while the Cards use a 4-man rotation due to the upcoming off days/schedule. I think this is smart, as we won't need all 5 starters, Shelby needs some rest, 2 of the 4 starters may struggle to get innings, and Shelby can get work at a reduced level as a long reliever if any of the guys can't go deep into games.
I think that both Martinez and Kelly will benefit from regular work.  I doubt Miller would. He is going to have the troubles he has been having unless he can make some changes over the winter and next spring.
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Posted: 7/18/2014 7:00 PM

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bigns11 wrote: Interesting news: Shelby will move to the pen while the Cards use a 4-man rotation due to the upcoming off days/schedule. I think this is smart, as we won't need all 5 starters, Shelby needs some rest, 2 of the 4 starters may struggle to get innings, and Shelby can get work at a reduced level as a long reliever if any of the guys can't go deep into games.
I think this is wise. He has been pretty bad for the last calender year with more bad outings than good since a hot first half in 2013. I don't remember where i saw the numbers but they were scary since last July. Looks like his mechanics are a mess and there is some tightness in his lower back to boot. I believe if there is a major trade before the deadline and Moz has to let go of one of his prize young arms that it will be Shelby that goes.

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Posted: 7/18/2014 7:37 PM

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Good first inning. We have Haren around 25 pitches and scored a run. Wong and Holliday seem to have picked up where they left off before the break. If we can get to the Dodgers bullpen early tonight, that could be helpful in the series as we'll likely have to use ours a bit tomorrow and Sunday.
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Posted: 7/18/2014 8:42 PM

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Cards still lead 1-0 after stranding the bases loaded in the fourth. Lynn has been good so far despite the three BB's, zone is a little small tonight IMO. Encouraging to see Holli heating up and driving the ball the last half dozen or so games. We really need his RBI. excited

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Posted: 7/18/2014 8:44 PM

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I have a feeling that ground rule double is going to loom large.if it stays in the park Craig scores.

BTW Kemp needs to move to a corner OF spot. I know the lefty was up but he doesn't move like he used to.

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Posted: 7/18/2014 9:29 PM

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Seriously?... Maness warming up???
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Posted: 7/18/2014 9:31 PM

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yes Maness coming in. The last two times he has given up a homer.
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Posted: 7/18/2014 9:33 PM

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Hell I am surprised MM had anybody warming up.I figured he would wait until LA tied or went ahead before reacting.
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Posted: 7/18/2014 9:40 PM

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Well no hr this time but he still allowed an inherited runner to score. 3-2
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Posted: 7/18/2014 9:58 PM

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Neshek in trouble. 1st and 2nd one out.
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Posted: 7/18/2014 10:01 PM

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Nice job getting out of it. Still 3-2
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Posted: 7/18/2014 10:13 PM

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Hopefully Rosenthal can get 3 outs....drama free.
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