Cardinals at Rockies, Game 152 Thread

Matt Holliday was four for five with a double and a home run on Tuesday night. Scott Kane-USA TODAY Sports

Welcome back to the game thread!

After last night’s rout of the Rockies (marred only by the poor outing from Carlos Martinez), the Cardinals are again atop the division. In addition, after the Braves’ two losses against the Nats, St. Louis is only one game out from having the best record in the NL (home seeding all the way up to the World Series).

As seems to be the trend, after a few off nights, the bats really came alive last night, putting up 11 runs. Matt Carpenter, Jon Jay, Matt Holliday, Yadier Molina, Matt Adams, David Freese, and Daniel Descalso all had at least two hits. It was very fun to watch.

Kelly had another stellar performance, but was pulled in the fifth due to a little stumble he had on the mound. Although he didn’t appear to be injured, there was no reason to push him with a 10-run lead.

Tonight the Rockies put their fate in the hands of Tyler Chatwood. He’s 7-4 with a 3.20 ERA so far this season, but has an 0-1 record and a 9.00 ERA in his career against St. Louis. That said, he’s also never started a game against the Cardinals. Hopefully he’s as bad beginning a game against the Redbirds as he has been in the middle.

The Cardinals turn to staff ace Adam Wainwright. He’s going for his 17th win tonight, and looks to keep the Cardinals ahead of the Pirates (and maybe even give them a 2-game lead; wouldn’t that be crazy).

So if the offense can keep it going and Waino can shut down the Rockies, the Cardinals should be able to pull out a victory!

Let’s go St. Louis!!!

Leave your comments below.

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  • Ovadia

    And Helton doubles.

  • Mike King

    4-3 Reds RBI double for Stros

  • Mike King

    4-4

  • Ovadia

    Not a bad throw from Holliday. I give him credit. That said, run scores, 4-3 Cards. Need one more out.

    • Ovadia

      Out of the inning.

    • Mike King

      Time to tack on a couple of runs.

  • Mike King

    going to 7th 4-4

  • Ovadia

    Waino is 3-3. Have to leave him in for his bat.

    • Mike King

      I am on the delay tonight.

      • Mike King

        You are about 1 minute ahead of me.

        • Ovadia

          I can’t tell you how happy I am to not be behind. :) Oh, and Carp walks.

  • Mike King

    Big walk from 0-2

    • Ovadia

      Next one is rough.

      • Mike King

        Bad bunt

        • Mike King

          All he had to do was bunt it hard at 3rd.

  • Mike King

    Astros up, man on 1 and no out, 4-4 bott of 7

    • Mike King

      Caught stealing. Horrible play

  • Mike King

    I just saw something about Cuddyer flashing leather?

    • Ovadia

      He had a really nice play in the last inning. A diving/rolling catch.

      • Mike King

        Gotcha. Freese blows it again.

  • Ovadia

    Alright, let’s go offense! Give us a little bit of a cushion before turning to the bullpen.

  • Mike King

    Reds 2 out in the top of 8

  • Mike King

    Wow TB tied it in bott of 11 against Rangers

    • Ovadia

      Niiiice! I like it!

  • Ovadia

    Bottom of the eighth.

  • Mike King

    Os bases loaded at Boston in 12th.

    • Mike King

      Pop out to 1st. 2 out

      • Ovadia

        I’m cheering for the Orioles!

        • Mike King

          5-3 Os!

  • Mike King

    This is awesome baseball time.

  • Ovadia

    Nice!

  • Mike King

    Bott 8 4-4 Reds game.

    • Mike King

      Lead off walk

      • Mike King

        Reds are on road, this is a good thing. :)

        • Mike King

          DP

  • Mike King

    9th in Houston, 4-4

    • Ovadia

      Come on, Houston.

  • Ovadia

    Trevor handles himself.

    • Mike King

      Yes!

  • Mike King

    Os win!

    • Ovadia

      Woo!

  • Mike King

    Rangers 2 on 1 out 3-3 in 12th

    • Mike King

      2 out

  • Mike King

    Reds Hamilton on 2nd, stole it, no out

    • Mike King

      1 n 2 no out. Set up the DP

      • Ovadia

        Good. Now get it done, ‘stros.

        • Mike King

          BP up

  • Ovadia

    Carp rips a hit.

  • Mike King

    Ok here it comes, BP sac bunts running to first in field of play, ball hits him and goes into right field. Home plate umpire calls interference and BP is out and runners go back to bases.

    • Ovadia

      Weird. I approve.

      • Mike King

        Fly out to center, 2 out.

        • Mike King

          Bases loaded

          • Mike King

            2-0 count

          • Mike King

            Luddy struck out, called 3rd

  • Ovadia

    Let’s go Mook! It’s been a while, now shut ‘em down!

  • Ovadia

    Not warm and fuzzies. Fowler on first base.

    • Ovadia

      On second . . . one out.

  • Ovadia

    2 out. Fowler still on second. Just one more out, Mook.

  • Mike King

    This is great, feels like October.

    • Ovadia

      Great and absolutely heart breaking. Imma die young due to heart issues.

  • Mike King

    Rays win

  • Ovadia

    Bases loaded on an error(?) by Descalso.

    • Mike King

      Horrible play!

      • Ovadia

        I agree, just didn’t know the scorer’s thought. Strike one on Helton.

        • Mike King

          Got it on MLBTV now.

  • Ovadia

    1-1.

  • Ovadia

    1-2 count. Oh my goodness. We need to get this game over. Change in the dirt.

  • Ovadia

    CARDS WIN! That’s a two game lead! My goodness gracious!

  • Mike King

    YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Ovadia

    Oh man. I’ll be back here tomorrow for another winner (hopefully)!

    • Mike King

      MLB talking about Adams is hurt now.

      • Ovadia

        I hope not really hurt. That would be . . . rough.

        • Mike King

          They said it is an elbow.

          • Ovadia

            That’s no good.

  • Mike King

    Astros got winning run at 2nd in bott of 9

    • Ovadia

      Outs?

      • Mike King

        not sure yet, they are at commercial

        • Mike King

          Pitching change, if you have mlbtv they are going live there in a minute.

      • Mike King

        1 out, men on 1 and 2

  • Mike King

    Come on Stros!

  • Mike King

    Great play by RF on foul pop up

    • Mike King

      Runner advanced.

  • Ovadia

    Loaded up! Let’s go ‘stros!

  • Ovadia

    Shame, end of the inning.

  • Ovadia

    Well, I’m going to bed. I hope the Reds lose! Good luck!

    • Mike King

      Same here. Have a good one. Day game tomorrow!