Sep 20, 2013; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Milwaukee Brewers right fielder Norichika Aoki (right) is tagged out by St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina trying to score in the seventh inning at Miller Park. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

Cardinals at Brewers, Game 155 Thread


Welcome to tonight’s game thread!

Yesterday was an absolute nail biter (bases loaded and no outs???)!!! John Axford and Carlos Martinez both game through huge for the Cardinals, so they deserve a good round of applause.

Edward Mujica, on the other hand, looked bad. Matheny needs to evaluate how he’s using him. Maybe he just needs some rest, but maybe he needs something else. Hopefully he can get himself pulled together in the next eight games, because St. Louis will need him in the playoffs.

Tonight, Lance Lynn and Yovani Gallardo face off in-game two of the 3-game series. Gallardo hasn’t been a great pitcher this year, but he really doesn’t handle himself well around the Cardinals. He’s faced St. Louis twice this season and is 0-1 with a 7.15 ERA in those starts. Thankfully, we know that the Cardinals can kill him.

Lynn, on the other hand, is in the midst of an upswing. After five consecutive starts in which he gave up 4 or more earned runs, he’s only given up 2 earned runs in his last two outings. One of those starts was against the Brewers, where he gave up only 1 unearned run in 6 innings while striking out 10.

With any luck at all, this game won’t be quite as stressful as last night. In fact, I’m hoping for a good old-fashioned blow out. Let’s go Cards!!!

Leave your comments below.

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  • Ovadia

    Welcome to tonight’s game thread!

  • Ovadia

    Carp grounds out to start the game.

  • Ovadia

    Beltran grounds out, too.

  • Ovadia

    Holliday reaches on a line drive single.

  • Ovadia

    Here comes Matt Adams.

  • Ovadia

    Gone. Matt Adams 2-run shot. The Matt’s come through.

  • Ovadia

    Molina walks.

  • Ovadia

    Jay grounds out, inning over. 2-0 Cards.

  • Ovadia

    Well, Scooter Gennett’s on second after a double. One out.

  • Ovadia

    Base hit. Runners at the corners, one out.

  • Ovadia

    And Lynn loads ‘em up for Khris Davis. Still only one out. Need a double play ball.

  • Ovadia

    Freese gets the runner at first, two out, runners at second at third, 2-1 Cardinals.

  • Ovadia

    Lynn gets his first K. 2-1 Cardinals after 1.

  • Ovadia

    Freese down on strikes.

  • Ovadia

    Descalso takes a walk!

  • Ovadia

    Lynn sacs Descalso to 2nd.

  • @RPKraemer

    I love watching Carpenter takes at bats. He’s so patient. It didn’t work out that time, but he never has an at bat that’s a throw away.

    • Ovadia

      That’s very true. He is a very good all around player.

  • Ovadia

    Lynn gets out number 1.

  • @RPKraemer

    Did you get a chance to see the Adams article on Rum Bunter?

    • Ovadia

      I didn’t, I’ll check it out.

    • Ovadia

      I did really like your article about splitting MVP votes, though. Didn’t get around to commenting, but it was nice.

      • @RPKraemer

        Thanks, Chris. I’d like to know the google analytics numbers on it because the wp stats on the dashboard showed it over 2000 pvs within about a day and a half. If those are accurate it’s one of the more well read things I have ever written to my knowledge.

        • Ovadia

          I’ll see if I can figure out how to pull up the analytics for individual articles. What day did you write it?

          • @RPKraemer

            Tuesday, the 17th.

          • Ovadia

            It’s showing about 1,000 page views for the first day.

          • Ovadia

            Sorry, second day. The eighteenth.

          • Ovadia

            1304 total.

          • @RPKraemer

            I wonder what the disconnect is with the wp tracking. My dashboard is showing 2041.

          • Ovadia

            I don’t know. Weird.

          • @RPKraemer

            Not bad. It probably helps that I tried to use SEO keywords too.

          • Ovadia

            Very nice! I’d be interested in knowing how you found SEO stuff.

          • @RPKraemer

            It’s at the bottom of the section where you actually type. I just took a stab and typed in Cardinals NL MVP as the keywords.

          • Ovadia

            Nice. I’ll start adding that every time I throw up a post. We’ll see if it has an effect.

  • Ovadia

    Lynn gets out of it!

  • Ovadia

    Lynn back out.

  • Ovadia

    Two down for Lynn.

  • Ovadia

    Khris Davis down on strikes. 2-1 after three innings.

  • Ovadia

    Gomez is just a fast guy. Gallardo out of the fourth.

  • Ovadia

    Two on, two out for Lynn.

  • Ovadia

    2-0 to Gomez.

  • Ovadia

    Holliday goes down.

  • Ovadia

    Lynn gives up one run through six on 101 pitches. Not a bad outing at all. 7 ks.

  • Ovadia

    Jay almost made it to third on a ground out. That was fun.

  • Ovadia

    Lance Lynn will be back out for the seventh.

  • Ovadia

    Carlos gets his first hit in the top of the eighth.

  • Ovadia

    5-1 Cardinals after an exciting 8th! It’s been great. Freese doubled in the latest two runs.

  • Ovadia

    Two more as Descalso doubles in a couple of more runs! 7-1 St. Louis!

  • Ovadia

    Chambers finally ends the inning. 7-1 Cards heading into the bottom of the eighth inning.

  • Ovadia

    Maness to pitch the eighth.

  • Ovadia

    Lucroy gets a ground rule double.

  • Ovadia

    And another ground rule double. 7-2 Cards, one out.

  • Ovadia

    To the ninth!

  • Ovadia

    Maness back out for the ninth. Sketchy move.

  • Ovadia

    Now Siegrist comes in with one out in the ninth.

  • Ovadia

    2 down!

  • Ovadia

    Aoki reaches on an infield hit.

  • Ovadia

    There’s the game! Cardinals are playing like the team they are! By tomorrow, they could have a guaranteed playoff spot. We’ll see you tomorrow night!

    • Char

      It’s no secret that the Cardinals are a class act!

      • Ovadia

        Thanks for stopping by!