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Cardinals at Rockies, Game 153 Thread


There are officially ten games left in the season. That’s all. Just ten games before the glory of October baseball begins. Get excited.

Get even more excited about the fact that the Cardinals are now a full two games in first place, only one game away from having the best record in the National League. The Cardinals have gotten hot at the right time, and hopefully it can carry over into the playoffs.

That said, there is some bad news to cover before we get into today’s game: Matt Adams has some pain in his elbow and Joe Kelly has a strained calf. It isn’t clear how bad Adams’ injury is, but the prospect of having Peterson play first for any length of time isn’t a happy one. Kelly, on the other hand, doesn’t think he’ll have to miss a start, which is good news.

Now today’s game will hopefully be a good game as the veteran Roy Oswalt takes on Michael Wacha. In 5 starts and 6 games this year, Oswalt is 0-6 with a 7.71 ERA. That said, we know he can be better than that: he has a 10-9 record with a 3.19 ERA against the Cardinals in his career.

Wacha, on the other hand, has been doing very well in the rotation. He’s 3-1 with a 2.81 ERA this season. His last outing was a little rough, when he gave up 2 runs over 5 innings, but he also recorded 7 strikeouts. If he can keep from walking batters the way he did then (4 walks over the course of the night), he should be much more effective.

So in today’s battle of old and new, we hope that Wacha can prove that the new generation is better. And give the Cardinals a win.

Let’s go St. Louis!

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  • Ovadia

    Base hit for Adams. Here comes Carp looking for some redemption!

  • Ovadia

    First and third with two out for Matt Holliday. Can he have yet another HUGE hit for the Cardinals?

    • Mike King

      Man is on FIRE

  • Ovadia

    That is, what, two go ahead RBIs in three innings for Holliday? He’s so huge.

  • Mike King

    Come on Mujica!

  • Ovadia

    No lie, that dance that Jay just did was hilarious. Not his fault again, but really funny.

    • Mike King

      And the catcher afterwards. Very happy Jay did not try to crash into him.

  • Mike King

    That did not last long

    • Ovadia

      I’m behind you now, and that doesn’t make me happy.

  • Ovadia

    After a couple of games in Colorado, Holliday’s average went from .287 to .294.

  • Ovadia

    Another inning of baseball in Denver, hopefully.

    • Mike King

      I think it is about time to shut down Mujica for the rest of the way and hopefully his arm can come alive again.

      • Ovadia

        Especially with good arms in our bullpen. There was a strikeout, though.

        • Mike King

          Next 8 games I go with Rosenthal closing and by committee in the 8th. Then bring Mujica back for last 2 and get him some work.

  • Mike King

    Silver lining to Mujica blowing up in the second half like this, we know not to give him big $ in the off season.

  • Mike King

    Ok so I have been talking about resigning Beltran, but I really started to notice last 2 weeks that his knees are really bad. He cannot cover any ground in right and runs the bases like his name is Ted Simmons.

    • Ovadia

      I know. He’s to old to resign for the money he’ll want.

      • Mike King

        He is going to have to go to AL and DH.

        • Ovadia

          Which is nothing against Beltran, just fact.

  • Ovadia

    Now a time for Wong’s first major league homer? Just blast one here?

  • Ovadia

    That was a hell of a play by wong.

  • Ovadia

    Come on Matt, we need another one.

  • Ovadia

    No one can catch a break right now.

  • Mike King

    This is the inning!

    • Ovadia

      Yessir! Holliday goes deep. Right here. Callin’ it.

      • Mike King

        They heard you and pitched around him… :)

  • Ovadia

    Beltran FINALLY does something here. He needs to.

  • Ovadia

    Good. Now let’s see Yadi give one a ride. And here comes the Yadi chant.

  • Mike King

    Here is a chance for your guy…

    • Ovadia

      Just need a fly ball at this point. He can do that!

      • Mike King

        Wrongo

  • Ovadia

    Come on Pete! Make me proud!

  • Mike King

    Our 3 slowest players on the bases. LOL

  • Ovadia

    Damn. To the bottom of the fifteenth.

    • Mike King

      Comes up small again.

  • Mike King

    This is typically where we lose the game. Blow an opportunity and then give it up.

  • Ovadia

    Over.

  • Ovadia

    One game lead and we lose a heart breaker in the fifteenth.

  • Ovadia

    We’ll see you tomorrow!