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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

    Alright, let’s go Cardinals!

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    Swinging strike to start it off.

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    One out.

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    Wacha looks confident!

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    Strike three! Wacha has a K.

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    Nasty pitch from Wacha.

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    And there’s another nasty pitch and another K. Wacha looks phenomenal.

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    And here comes Shane.

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    Cubs up again! Let’s go not-the-Pirates!

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    Wacha still looking very sharp.

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    Two down in the second.

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    Six up, six down. Nice inning on eight pitches. Just 22 pitches over the first two innings.

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    Beltran down, now let’s see what Yadi can do to get kick us off.

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    Nothing. Come on David Freese.

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    Strike three. No hits in the game so far.

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    Wacha is mixing his pitches like a boss. No one knows what to look for at the plate.

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    And Wacha gives up a walk. That’s a shame. He still looks good, though. Just needs to keep painting that corner.

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    0-2 to the next guy, so I don’t think Michael’s too rattled yet.

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    Ooof. Rough call, and after two strikes, he’s back to 3-2 again.

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    And back to back walks. I don’t like this right now. Close pitches. Very close.

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    The AL pitchers can’t even bunt. Love it.

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    And a foul bunt, strike three. Wacha has two walks and three Ks now.

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    There’s the first hit that Wacha’s given up, but the runner held at third. Bases loaded, one out.

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    And there’s another K! Good job Wacha! Two outs, now.

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    And Wacha strikes out the side! Calm, cool, confident, great stuff. A hit and two walks, but still no score.

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    Let’s go Brock!

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    That was at your eyes, Peterson, lay those ones off.

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    And apparently AL pitchers need a designated fielder too.

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    Let’s go Carp!

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    Ball four, two on for Suga Shane!

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    Cubs still winning in the fourth. And Shane is just barely out on a close play. Oh well.

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    And Wacha has yet another scoreless inning. Good work.

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    And Holliday can’t catch up. Need to get something going against Paxton.

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    And Yadi almost hits that hole. Just can’t quite get it right.

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    First runner on for the Mariners AGAIN. This is not a recipe for success.

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    There’s a walk. Two on, no out. This is way too familiar.

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    On out, runners on second and third.

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    There’s two runs for the Ms. Thus endeth Wacha’s scoreless streak.

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    Still one out and two on.

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    Wacha does not look comfortable anymore.

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    At least the Cubs are still beating the Bucs.

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    2 down.

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    And a strike out of Ibanez. Wacha out of the inning, but that may be the end of his night.

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    Now let’s go offense!

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    The Cards have one hit on the night. Hopefully, that changes this inning.

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    And there’s a hit!

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    Come on, Peterson! We’re rooting for you!

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    And Brock goes down swinging.

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    Let’s go Kozma!

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    Two down for . . . Rob . . . Johnson? Really? Okey dokey!