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Mariners at Cardinals, Game 148 Thread


So . . . wow. Last night’s game, huh? Ugly. Let’s just hope that we never have to see those Cardinals (except Waino) again. At least it goes in the record books as a win.

Tonight, we get the joy of watching Micahel Wacha take on rookie counterpart James Paxton.

Paxton has pitched in one game. He went six innings and gave up only one run to Tampa Bay, giving him a 1.50 ERA. That said, at AAA this year, he posted a much worse 4.45 ERA. Hopefully, it’s the 4.45 ERA that actually means something to the Cardinals’ offense.

As for Wacha, we know that he can be exceptional, especially if he has his curve ball working. The last couple of times he’s taken the mound, he’s looked like he did in Spring Training: comfortable, cool, in control, and confident. We’ll call them The Four Cs. Five, if you include “curve ball.”

If St. Louis can come out swinging tonight and give Wacha a lead early, then he can spend the rest of the night shutting down the Mariners’ weak offense.

Tonight, Matt Adams gets a break as Brock Peterson fills in for him. Although I’m not crazy about Peterson’s bat, I do like the idea of having Adams off the bench if we happen to need him.

I hope we’re in for a better game than we saw last night, but the same result: another Cardinal victory.

Let’s go St. Louis! Leave your comments below.

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  • Ovadia

    And Johnson takes a walk. RISP for Matt Carpenter. Now go get ‘em! Put that .400 with RISP to work!

  • Ovadia

    Good rip by Carp, as are almost all of them.

  • Ovadia

    2-1 count to Carpenter. Come on, Matt! Good hitter’s count!

  • Ovadia

    2-2 Count.

  • Ovadia

    And Carpenter curses his way through a strikeout. Inning over.

  • Ovadia

    And Tyler Lyons is in the game.

  • Ovadia

    Two quick outs for Lyons.

  • Ovadia

    Nice play Kozma! Way to be!

  • Ovadia

    Here comes the sixth! Big bats.

  • Ovadia

    And Robinson just misses that one. Now let’s try Holliday out.

  • Ovadia

    Ugly swing from Matt.

  • Ovadia

    Another ugly one. 1-2 count.

  • Ovadia

    Wow, Guttierez could have had that one.

  • Ovadia

    Two outs on hard hit balls to center field. Maybe the Cards are at least starting to figure Paxton out. Now they just need to hit the gaps.

  • Ovadia

    Three down, sixth inning is over.

  • Ovadia

    Paxton is done. Good riddance.

  • Ovadia

    And there’s a hit for Almonte. Let’s see if he can get thrown out by Yadi again.

  • Ovadia

    One out, runner on second.

  • Ovadia

    And the Pirates are winning. Come on.

  • Ovadia

    Lyons Ks another.

  • Ovadia

    Two down. Lyons looking very good here in the seventh.

  • Ovadia

    Another K and we’re out of the inning. Now please, come on offense!

  • Ovadia

    And Yadi flies out on the first pitch. Good stuff.

  • Ovadia

    Freese just can’t quite get it. Now here comes Adams, the only person who seems capable of driving the ball out of the ball park.

  • Ovadia

    Adams takes a walk. Here comes Descalso.

    • Ovadia

      Or maybe not. I hope not. Kozma’s hitting .300 in September, Descalso’s sitting at .167.

      • Ovadia

        Nope. It’s Descalso.

  • Ovadia

    Infield pop up for Descalso, and there’s that inning.

  • Ovadia

    Back to work for Lyons.

  • Ovadia

    3-0 Mariners. I do not like this game any longer.

  • Ovadia

    Here comes Maness.

  • Ovadia

    Oh no, I hope Adams is ok . . . That could be bad.

  • Ovadia

    Come on Cruz. Let’s go.

  • Ovadia

    One out in the eighth.

  • Ovadia

    Base hit for carp! In at second with two. I don’t even know how.

  • Ovadia

    And it’s a run! Carpenter literally willed himself home.

  • Ovadia

    And Holliday miraculously holds up.

  • Ovadia

    Ball four!

  • Ovadia

    Now let’s go Beltran!

  • Ovadia

    Close pitch, now it’s 1-1.

  • Ovadia

    2-1.

  • Ovadia

    Come on now Beltran.

  • Ovadia

    3-1 count now, let’s go Carlos!

  • Ovadia

    Fouled back, 3-2 now.

  • Ovadia

    No chance. 3-1 after 8. Offense just can’t come to life.

  • Ovadia

    Oh man. This is just getting worse. First and second, no outs for Salas. Take it back, second and third.

  • Ovadia

    4-1 Mariners after the sac fly. One out with a runner at third.

  • Ovadia

    Salas gets a K. Just need one more to get out of the inning without any more damage.

  • Ovadia

    Yadi is down.

  • Ovadia

    Ok. Freese is done. How about Adams adds one more futile run before we go home?

  • Ovadia

    Adams on strikes. That’s it. No more baseball tonight. Back in yet another tie for first place. Hopefully the offense shows up tomorrow. We’ll see you there!

  • Beth Chapman

    Wow .. wasn’t able to watch the game last night. But obviously one where no one showed up to play. OR, the Mariners just had our number. Here’s to Shelby Miller to get us back on track today. ;-) (Really would like to see about a five game space between the Cards and the Pirates … in that order!) Geez.