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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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  • Moveguy

    Rangers announcers are talking about stealing signs and telling stories about the old days.

    • Ovadia

      I always like stories from the old days. Before anyone really cared about football or hockey. :P

      • Moveguy

        They are saying everyone tries to steal them. In the old days if you got caught, there was not fight you just got drilled and they knew it was coming.

  • Moveguy

    4-1

    • Moveguy

      McCutch dropped a fly ball

      • Ovadia

        Gold Glove my butt.

  • Ovadia

    Freaking Aoki. Made a great catch to take away a hit from Freese.

  • Moveguy

    Cubs 1 and 2 with 2 out in 6th

  • Ovadia

    Now let’s see if Koz can get on for the first time and break up the NO HITTER.

  • Ovadia

    Nope. Popped it up. 5 hitless innings.

    • Moveguy

      Said Shelby was going to have to be special tonight.

      • @RPKraemer

        He needs to have a quick inning here if he wants to get through 7, and taste the 8th.

  • Moveguy

    Go Cubs! 7-0

  • Ovadia

    Apparently Craig is feeling pretty good.

  • Ovadia

    Ground out for Shelby.

  • Ovadia

    Win or lose, at least Shelby is being dominant.

  • Ovadia

    Another hit for Ramirez.

    • Moveguy

      He loves playing Cards.

  • Moveguy

    That was a ball, but great 0-2 pitch

  • @RPKraemer

    Finally got him.

  • Moveguy

    Pirates got man on 2nd 2 out.

  • Ovadia

    Popped up, and Shelby out of the inning under 90 pitches. He should get the seventh.

  • Moveguy

    Here we go. Time to get us going.

  • Ovadia

    I was just asked to wear business casual for a job interview. How casual is business casual for an interview?

    • Moveguy

      What kind of job is it for?

      • Ovadia

        Receptionist at a chiropractic office.

        • Ovadia

          (I know, shootin’ high, right?)

          • Moveguy

            I would wear dress slacks and dress shirt with no tie or coat.

          • Ovadia

            Thanks guys!

        • @RPKraemer

          No suit, no tie.

          • Ovadia

            Shirt and slacks? That’s what I was thinking.

        • Moveguy

          I started there like 20 years ago, now I own 2 companies. You should read the Mark Cuban story. He is also man made.

          • Ovadia

            Thanks.

  • Ovadia

    And a walk to Carpenter.

  • Thomas Demerath

    JJ!

  • Thomas Demerath

    how did he get that?

  • @RPKraemer

    Man, speed kills.

    • Thomas Demerath

      you said it

  • Ovadia

    Dangit. I have too much lag time, I see stuff like forty seconds after you guys. It’s killing me.

    • Thomas Demerath

      that is a bummer man

      • Ovadia

        No kidding. I see “Matty Ho Ho goes yard!” before the pitcher’s in his windup. Oh well.

  • @RPKraemer

    Matty Ho Ho goes yard!

  • Moveguy

    Matty Mo

  • Thomas Demerath

    muscles

  • Moveguy

    Now that is how you break up the NO NO

  • Ovadia

    I knew it before I saw it. Thanks guys. First hit of the night is sweet.

    • Moveguy

      You do have a serious lag, what are you watching on?

      • Ovadia

        MLB TV. I live outside of Detroit. It’s rough.

        • Moveguy

          You on TV or Computer. I am on MLB on computer adn you are behind me.

          • Ovadia

            My internet must be slow then. I live in the boonies, so real internet isn’t likely.

    • @RPKraemer

      You know, if you lived in a slightly delayed universe you could make a killing off predicting what will happen. With our insight, just think of the possibilities.

      • Ovadia

        DUDE! Just let me know who wins the series, and I’ll drop money in Vegas seconds before the end of the game.

        • Moveguy

          Let me in on this action!

          • Ovadia

            Split, three ways.

        • @RPKraemer

          You could be the Marty McFly of your generation!

    • Thomas Demerath

      that Kozma piece is great

      • Ovadia

        Thank you.

  • Ovadia

    Yadi always cools off in September in an effort to remove himself from MVP talks. Or he’s just tired from squatting all season. Also: No other catcher should be trying to pick off batters.

    • Moveguy

      I thought about messing with you on your delay and type in. Yadi goes Yard! Then went nah, not in this close of game. :)

      • Ovadia

        Thanks man.

  • Moveguy

    8-0 Cubs

    • Moveguy

      Make that 9-0

      • Ovadia

        Wow. Cubbies are just on fire. Hope they don’t hit this way at the end of September.

        • Moveguy

          Not a chance.

  • Ovadia

    Got him.

  • Ovadia

    Miller gives up a 1-out walk. Matheny isn’t moving (but you guys all knew that already).

  • Moveguy

    I don’t get Milwaukee not pinch hitting there? Why give away the out when you have so few left?

    • Ovadia

      I don’t know. Our announcers are confused as well.

      • Moveguy

        That is normal for them. :)

        • Ovadia

          But they’re lovable, so it’s ok.

  • Ovadia

    Let’s go Siegrist.

    • Moveguy

      I will take the K, but no way was pitch 2 a strike.

  • Moveguy

    We need the Rangers to rally now!

    • Moveguy

      That AL Wild Card is going to be very interesting after tonight. Both TB and Rangers are playing awful and three teams are hot on their heels.

      • Ovadia

        It’s about to be a real race. Almost as exciting as October baseball. I’m rooting for the Orioles, personally.

  • Ovadia

    So, if Lynn officially gets axed from the rotation, what are the chances that Siegrist could be in the rotation? Especially if Garcia doesn’t look good. Also, has anyone thought of trying to move Garcia with Miller, Wacha, Kelly, Waino, looking so good, and Lyons, Martinez and Siegrist in the wings?

    • Ovadia

      And Lynn theoretically still functioning as a “starter.”

      • Moveguy

        I think they are not going to plan on Garcia till after all star game next year. Slowly bring him back. Imagine if Carp can come back and come out of the pen! We are going to have a lot of fun in the off season.

  • Ovadia

    There goes Freese on strikes.

  • Ovadia

    Adams needs to learn to poke it the other way. He’ll become great. That wasn’t bad, though.

    • Moveguy

      I agree in situations. There I am looking to see if he can drive one for a HR or double.

      • Ovadia

        Agreed. I’ve just often thought that if I were pitching him, I’d bounce curve balls inside and throw fastballs away. If he gets some opposite field power, he’ll start being really dangerous.

  • Ovadia

    Ooof. Kozma rung up. That called strike move for the ump is somewhat humiliating.

    • Moveguy

      Now I know you love him, but Pete does enough of that to himself.

      • Ovadia

        Like I said, my love is not dependent on performance. I know he does it a lot.

  • Moveguy

    I think Wong has to start the year in AAA next year. Just don’t think he is ready.

    • Ovadia

      We’ll see how he does in Spring Training, but if we upgrade at SS, we shouldn’t need him immediately. I also currently like the thought of a minor upgrade at short in the off-season and then a deadline deal for a much better one. Then you could theoretically trade Freese and call up Wong. Not that I want to trade Freese, I’m just saying.

      • Moveguy

        I am all about signing Peralta in free agency.

  • Moveguy

    9-1 in 8th and Reds announcers are talking about what a great job their pitcher did in the 8th. OMG

    • Ovadia

      Gotta find the highlights, I guess.

  • Ovadia

    And 3-0 Cardinals!

    • Moveguy

      Of course it was Carp with the big hit!

      • Ovadia

        He always seems to be there when you need him.

  • Thomas Demerath

    Uecker was just ranting about sausages for 3 minutes

    • Ovadia

      But . . . why?

  • Ovadia

    Two Ks in the inning for Rosenthal. We have so many good arms.

    • Moveguy

      Shhhhhhh…….

      • Ovadia

        Sorry.

  • Ovadia

    Nasty pitch, another K. Rosenthal strikes out the side (with a walk).

  • Ovadia

    Good to come back and see a runner on first.

    • Moveguy

      Yeppers.

  • Ovadia

    I’m looking to go to seminary next year, and I’ve found one that I think is going to give me a full ride. It is Knox Theological Seminary. In Fort Lauderdale, Florida. 53 miles from Roger Dean Stadium. Can we say spring training?

  • Ovadia

    He laid off!

  • Ovadia

    And gets a hit for it. :)

  • Ovadia

    PETE HAS ANOTHER HIT. I love that man.

  • Ovadia

    The Hungarian Hurricane strikes again.