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Brewers at Cardinals, Game 146 Thread


Welcome to the game thread!

Tonight, the Cardinals put the finishing touches on a sweep of the Brewers and extend their winning streak to 6 games!

That’s right. I’m callin’ it.

That’s how much I believe in Joe Kelly. In his last couple of outings, Kelly has been trying to turn around a struggling rotation, and last Friday he did, kicking off the current 5-game winning streak. Tonight, I predict that he keeps the mojo flowin’.

He struggled against Milwaukee out of the bullpen, but the Brewers haven’t seen him as a starter this year, and a lot has changed since then. Since becoming a starter, he has gone 8-1 with a 2.06 ERA, and nothing has indicated that that’s going to change anytime soon.

On the mound against him is Tyler Thornburg. He’s only ever faced the Cardinals once, and gave up 2 solo home runs in 4.1 innings in a no-decision. He’s looked good as a starter this season, with a 1.13 ERA in four starts, but is only 0-1 in those starts and is only averaging 6 innings per start. So if the Cardinals’ offense can get Tyler out of the game early, then they shouldn’t have too many problems handling the bullpen.

In spite of the Cardinals recent tear, they haven’t put any ground between themselves and the Pirates, so finishing off the Brewers remains important. The team can’t relax now, there’s too much at stake.

Let’s go Cardinals! Sweep the Brew-crew right out of town!

Leave your comments below.

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  • Ovadia

    Welcome to tonight’s game thread!!! Let’s get it started. Go Cardinals!

  • Ovadia

    I love the way that the Cardinals organization and the Cardinals fans love their players. It’s phenomenal.

  • Ovadia

    Let’s go Joe! There’s a quick out!

  • Ovadia

    Good effort by Carp.

  • Ovadia

    Two on, one out.

  • Ovadia

    And now I miss Yadi, even though I don’t blame Cruz.

  • Ovadia

    And that’s a run, 1-0 Brewers. :/

  • Ovadia

    And there’s a K for Kelly! 1-0 Brewers, but the Cardinals get their shot now!

  • Mike King

    no wild pitch and no run

    • Ovadia

      True, but one run shouldn’t win this game. We can get to Thornburg.

  • Ovadia

    I don’t get the impression that Carp is fooled by any of these pitches . . .

  • Ovadia

    And Jay draws another walk. That OBP clicks up some more.

  • Ovadia

    And there’s another infield pop-up from Holliday.

  • Ovadia

    Jay would have made it if that ball hadn’t been high and away.

  • Ovadia

    Third base hit of the night for the Brewers.

  • Mike King

    Joe is mentally way off.

  • Ovadia

    I guess that this is going to be one of those nights for the defense, at least.

  • Mike King

    Is that DD playing SS?

    • Ovadia

      Looked like it. Gosh. Cardinals have to get going.

  • Ovadia

    Popped up, and Carp gets it. We are going to get an out in the second inning.

  • Ovadia

    That God Jay was back there.

  • Ovadia

    There we go. Maybe that’ll shift the momentum a little bit. They definitely need it.

  • Mike King

    Maybe we get lucky and this is the one game in 10 Freese hits.

  • Ovadia

    Oh boy. Let’s hope that Thornburg gets out of this game soon and that the real Joe Kelly comes out for the third.

  • Ovadia

    Back at it!

  • Ovadia

    Nothing is coming easy this game, not even the Ks.

  • Mike King

    Ok took a couple of innings, but finally got some good stuff happening.

  • Ovadia

    1-2-3 innings are always good.

  • Ovadia

    Hey! and we have a hit before the sixth inning!

  • Ovadia

    Kozma just barely missed that one.

    • Mike King

      LOL you do drink the Pete Koolaid

  • Ovadia

    Damn. If that was fair . . . by which I mean that was fair.

  • Ovadia

    Kelly isn’t hitting the zone so well . . .

  • Ovadia

    Gosh dangit.

  • Ovadia

    And ball four.

  • Ovadia

    A run an inning for the Brew-crew.

  • Ovadia

    Jay gets a hit!

  • Ovadia

    Hey! a Rally and a run! I think?

  • Ovadia

    No . . . Dangit.

  • Ovadia

    YES!!!

  • Ovadia

    4-1

  • Ovadia

    No outs, runner in scoring position, let’s go Cardinals! It’s not too late for this game!

  • Ovadia

    AGH! Just missed that one, for real.

  • Ovadia

    Come on Freezie pop!

  • Ovadia

    Not ideal, but 4-2 Brewers. Let’s go Cardinals.

  • Ovadia

    There goes Adams, but at least it isn’t a shutout. And the Cards look like they have Thornburg figured out, with those two drives to the warning track and all.

  • Ovadia

    2 down.

  • Ovadia

    3 down. Now let’s put up some runs!

  • Ovadia

    Let’s go Kozma. Dangit. Let’s go Wong.

  • Ovadia

    Hard hit by Wong, but foul.

  • Ovadia

    1-2-3 inning for Thornburg. We get him next inning.

  • Ovadia

    What did he do to that pitch? Freaking wiffle ball.

  • Ovadia

    There’s a K for Martinez.