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Pirates at Cardinals, Game 141 Thread


The only good thing about last night’s loss was that the Cardinals got leave when they were done.

Otherwise, it was painfully ugly. We had to watch a pitcher who can pitch fail, and watch a very competent offense continue to struggle.

Luckily, tonight should be a good day.

The number one good thing is that the Cardinals are finally back home in St. Louis, where they’re 41-25 as opposed to 39-35 on the road.

The number two good thing is that Joe Kelly is pitching and the Cardinals literally can’t lose with him on the mound.

Sadly, the Cardinals’ offense still has to take on A.J. Burnett.

I don’t need to remind you all of how important this series against the Pirates is, and we could definitely use a sweep right now. Or even a series win. Luckily, after we take on the Pirates, we get a little bit of a breather, leaving plenty of room to hope for a Pittsburgh self-destruct sequence while we coast through our easy end of September.

At least so I hope. In the meantime, let’s take on the Pirates!

Go Cardinals! Leave your comments below.

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  • Ovadia

    I don’t like Marlon Byrd. And Carp had him, too.

    • Mike King

      NO he was safe. But if DD took the force at second, Carp has an easy force at 2nd that play.

      • Ovadia

        I don’t care if he was safe. Carp had him. ’cause it’s Byrd. And I don’t like Byrd. Byrd is automatically out every time, in my mind.

        • Ovadia

          I kid, of course. (Sort of.)

          • Mike King

            That run is on DD. As I said, I do not want him on this team next year.

  • Ovadia

    And there’s a run.

  • Ovadia

    Because of Descalso’s mess up.

    • Mike King

      Yes you are absolutely 1000% correct

  • Ovadia

    No . . . not Yadi.

  • Ovadia

    RING HIM UP!!! 5-1 Cards.

    • Mike King

      HUGE pitch there.

  • Ovadia

    And Jay is not happy about that one.

    • Mike King

      Went to the little guys room, what did I miss?

      • Ovadia

        Jay got hit by a pitch way up and in. Now Holliday is trying to do something.

  • Ovadia

    Reds win. Crap. At least they have to get through Kershaw and Grienke.

  • Ovadia

    Some good cuts from ‘tran here.

  • Ovadia

    I only like strike ‘im out throw ‘im out double plays when it’s my team.

    • Mike King

      It is good with me, being aggressive.

      • Ovadia

        Oh, I agree with that entirely, I just like success better.

  • Ovadia

    Mmmmm. Doubles. Kelly’ll get out of the sixth and then be done.

  • Mike King

    Hey how has Axford pitched this week?

    • Ovadia

      He had one rough outing (gave up two hits that became runs thanks to Choate), but he hasn’t looked bad in my mind.

  • Mike King

    Way to go Freese! That D on that side of the field is AWFUL with those 2 out there.

  • Ovadia

    Rung up another! Beast.

    • Mike King

      Big time outing for him, even though he was not shut down.

  • Mike King

    Freese hustling down that line there. NOT

  • Ovadia

    I like Siegrist a lot.

  • Ovadia

    Another K.

  • Mike King

    1,2 AND 3

  • Ovadia

    Was that . . . was that . . . a hit?!?!?!

  • Ovadia

    AND ANOTHER!!! Holy crap. Who are these people?

  • Ovadia

    And there’s another run!

    • Mike King

      CARP is a stud!

  • Mike King

    Just saw Kozma was 0-33 before the bunt hit.

    • Ovadia

      But he did get a hit.

      • Mike King

        lol that went 6 feet

  • Ovadia

    Two more runs. Wow. I love this offense when it’s on.

  • Ovadia

    Mozeliak: “Carpenter is going to be a Cardinal for a long time . . . wait, a really long time.”

  • Ovadia

    And another run. Wow. Look at ‘em go. The Pirates don’t stand a chance . . . heck, nobody stands a chance if this Cardinal team shows up.

    • Mike King

      Hopefully a momentum and confidence builder here. If Waino comes out and shuts them down tomorrow could spring board them.

  • Ovadia

    And all the breaks going to the Cards tonight.

  • Ovadia

    Oh . . . getting fun now!

    • Mike King

      Why are they protesting? He just warned him?

      • Ovadia

        Angry and all, I guess.

        • Mike King

          It was a good warning. I also noticed it was only to the Pirates.

  • Ovadia

    I love Yadier Molina. Favorite player in all of baseball. Gosh. He looks good when he looks good.

    • Mike King

      That is how you handle the knock down pitch.

  • Ovadia

    Just foul . . .

  • Ovadia

    I’ll take the base hit. 8 consecutive hits.

  • Ovadia

    9 consecutive hits.

  • Ovadia

    First out of the inning.

    • Mike King

      Of course it was DD

  • Ovadia

    Second out of the inning.

  • Ovadia

    Well, that wasn’t pretty.

    • Mike King

      Was in the little guys room again, did he warn the Cardinal pitcher when they came out?

      • Ovadia

        Yes. And now he’s gone.

        • Mike King

          That is BS. What is wrong with baseball today. Let them police it on the field.

          • Mike King

            If you are going to do that, he should have tossed the Pirate pitcher.

  • Ovadia

    Stupid umps.

  • Ovadia

    And here comes . . . Westbrook?

    • Mike King

      LOL well at 12-1, Ok…

  • Ovadia

    Can this game be over now? We’re winning, I’m tired, and I want sleep.

  • Ovadia

    And I don’t want to see that out of the only defensive shortstop we have.

    • Mike King

      Drop him now!

      • Mike King

        You cannot go 0-33 and be a D guy and do that.

  • Ovadia

    Let’s not do this, now . . .

  • Ovadia

    12-3. They’re coming back! Oh wait. No they aren’t.

    • Mike King

      Westbrook is pitching well, that is the good news.

  • Ovadia

    Westbrook does look good. Could be a solid option out of the pen, at least.

  • Ovadia

    I would like to rescind that statement.

    • Mike King

      That inning was not his fault. Still I don’t think he is a viable option any time. Other than 12-1.

  • Mike King

    Now what did the ump just say?

    • Ovadia

      I have no idea.

      • Mike King

        I hate they all think they are the show and have to be “The Man” What happened to the old phrase if you are not noticed you have done your job well.

  • Ovadia

    I guess Jake has the rest of the game, too.

    • Mike King

      He can leave with Kozma tomorrow as far as I am concerned.

  • Thomas Demerath

    this is what we needed

  • Mike King

    how long do you let him go?

    • Ovadia

      Not much more.

  • Thomas Demerath

    yank him

    • Mike King

      Last time he pitches as a Cardinal, in my mind. Cannot trust him at all.

  • Ovadia

    Now Westbrook needs to be done.

    • Mike King

      He and Kozma can clean out their lockers…

  • Ovadia

    Carlos Martinez just looks like an angry young man to me.

  • Ovadia

    Nasty.

    • Mike King

      Now that is how you pitch. I hope my next partner pitches like that!

  • Ovadia

    Nasty again.