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Brewers at Cardinals, Game 144 Thread


Welcome to tonight’s game thread!

After the glorious sweep of the Pirates, the Milwaukee Brewers are in town! Coming off of the toughest and most important stretch of games this season, the Cardinals get something of a break, playing their final games against teams they have played well in the past.

Their first hurdle is Wily Peralta of the Brewers. He has a 9-14 record and a 4.51 ERA in 29 starts. In two games this season against the Cardinals, he boasts an 11.57 ERA. To say the very least, St. Louis should be able to handle him.

Tonight, Shelby Miller takes the mound for the Redbirds. Though he’s had a couple of rough outings in a row (giving up 8 runs over 10 innings in his last 2 outings), Miller ought to be excited to take on Milwaukee at home. He has a 1.47 ERA in 3 starts against the Brew-crew, and a 1.92 ERA in 13 home starts this season.

Basically, prepare to see a dominant Shelby Miller and a lost Wily Peralta.

In the meantime, it’s important to do well in this series as the Bucs nip at the Cardinals heels. Although I thought that Yu Darvish was going to take care of Pittsburgh last night, he failed in the seventh, earning himself the dubious title of Pitcher Who Gave the Pirates Their First Winning Season in Twenty Years.

The win cut the Cardinals’ division lead to a slim 1 game, so taking care of business against the Brewers is pivotal to their success this September.

Now here comes the game, let’s go Cardinals!!! Leave your thoughts below.

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  • Ovadia

    Welcome to tonight’s game thread! Hope it’s a good game, let’s go Cards.

  • Ovadia

    Here we go!

  • Ovadia

    Good start, Shelby!

    • Moveguy

      What did I miss?

      • Ovadia

        Three ground balls from Shelby.

        • Moveguy

          Low pitch count even?

          • Ovadia

            He was pretty efficient.

  • Moveguy

    I just got here.

  • Moveguy

    Go Cubs!

  • Moveguy

    Ok Matt constantly not only hits off his shins, but does it back to back pitches a lot.

    • Ovadia

      That’s ’cause he swings down on the ball. It’s really annoying.

  • Moveguy

    LOL that pitch was 2 feet short of the plate he swung at.

  • Moveguy

    Reds have 5 hits in 3 innings and is losing 5-0!

  • Moveguy

    Rangers 2 on 2 out in 2nd.

    • Ovadia

      Let’s hope they do something.

      • Moveguy

        I am flipping around on my mlbtv keep you informed. Ground out going to 3rd 0-0

        • Ovadia

          Dangit. Thanks for flipping through.

        • Ovadia

          2nd and 3rd with two outs for Miller.

  • Ovadia

    Let’s hope that Shelby calms down and gets out of this.

  • Ovadia

    One out. That’s good. Thanks for coming, by the way, Move.

  • Ovadia

    Ball 4, bases loaded for the pitcher. This feels eerily (and unhappily) familiar.

  • Moveguy

    how did they get the 3rd out?

  • Ovadia

    They haven’t according to my TV. But now that it’s happened, a ground out to Carp.

  • Moveguy

    Cubs 1st and 3rd 1 out another pitching change, 3rd reds pitcher of the night.

    • Ovadia

      I like this. I like that the Cubs destroy the Reds.

  • Ovadia

    Beltran flies out.

  • Moveguy

    Stupid Rangers. Pirates 1st and 3rd one out. hard ground ball off pitcher leg, he tries to throw home to late and then throw it away. 1-0 and still 1st and third.

    • Moveguy

      2 out soft liner to 2nd.

  • Ovadia

    And Yadi down on strikes.

  • Ovadia

    And there goes Frees on strikes; three outs.

    • Moveguy

      Looks like Shelby will need to be special tonight as bats are silent.

      • Ovadia

        Hopefully the bats’ll come around the second time through. Or Koz’ll get us going. :P

        • Moveguy

          Yes I saw your article on him.

  • Moveguy

    6-0 Cubs sac fly.

  • Moveguy

    Pirates only got 1, bot 3 1-0

    • Ovadia

      Well that’s good, but the Rangers are bothering me.

  • Ovadia

    There’s a K for Miller.

  • Ovadia

    Two down.

  • Ovadia

    Base hit.

  • Moveguy

    Nice throw Freese…

  • Ovadia

    Ground out, Shelby through three on 43 pitches.

    • Moveguy

      Would be nice if he could get that down to 33.

      • Ovadia

        Well, he could also be worse, seeing as he loaded the bases at one point.

  • Moveguy

    Reds 3 up and 3 down in the 4th, going to 5 6-0

  • Ovadia

    Adams just missed that one. Other wise wouldn’t have been a foul. Now he strikes out on the bouncing pitch, but almost beats it out on the dropped third strike.

  • Ovadia

    And Kozma gets on. Him and the month of September. It was on an error, but we’ll take it.

  • Moveguy

    Pirates 3 up and 3 down going to boot of 4

  • Ovadia

    Ground out to Carp.

  • Moveguy

    Phillips just blew a DP by hot dogging a flip to SS. Thanks Brandon!

    • Ovadia

      Always appreciate that.

  • Ovadia

    Another fly out, two down.

  • Moveguy

    Wow middle in and no movement on that one. No wonder he hit it hard.

  • Ovadia

    And there’s a double. Still two down.

  • Moveguy

    I like Jay in the OF.

    • Ovadia

      I do too. He plays a good CF. If he was a titch faster and had a slightly better arm, he’d be phenomenal.

  • Moveguy

    2 up and 2 down for Pirates top 5

  • Moveguy

    2-0, double then single by McCutch

  • Ovadia

    Now let’s see Jay hit.

  • Ovadia

    Not quite. Fly out.

  • Ovadia

    Gosh, Holliday. Stop hitting balls off your foot.

    • Moveguy

      He is a well above avg player, but there is something frustrating to watch at times.

      • Moveguy

        But love him going to 2nd to break up DPs.

      • Ovadia

        He really is just obnoxious. He always seems to be hitting into a double play, striking out, or blowing a defensive play. I have to go look at his stats sometime to remember how good he is.

  • Ovadia

    Broke another one up.

  • Moveguy

    Pitt breaking it open 3-0 and still threatening with 2 on.

    • Moveguy

      4-0

      • Ovadia

        I’m getting angry with the Rangers.

        • Moveguy

          Not a chance after serving us up a Champ 2 years ago. They get a pass. :)

          • Ovadia

            Fair enough. :D

  • Ovadia

    And Yadi is out.

  • Moveguy

    Here will be typical Reds. They will fall apart and be 4-5 out of it till they play Pitt and then dominate Pitt to get close again but come up short.

    • Moveguy

      6-0 going to top 6

    • Moveguy

      Of course loud mouth Reds fans will be running their mouth then about what should have been…

  • Ovadia

    Why can’t we hit Wily tonight? He had a 11.57 ERA against the Cards going in tonight.

  • Ovadia

    Now we’re being no-hit.

    • Moveguy

      Welcome to baseball. This has 2-1 written all over it.

  • Ovadia

    Shelby gets another out.

  • Ovadia

    Miller Ks Aoki.

  • Ovadia

    And high heat bothers Jean Segura.

    • Moveguy

      Reds announcers are whining about losing to Cubs. It is great!