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Cardinals at Brewers, Game 156 Thread


Welcome to tonight’s game thread!

Last night, the Cardinals cruised to a victory after a 5-run eighth inning. Lance Lynn pitched 6.1 innings of one-run ball and Matt Adams blasted a ball into the right field bleachers to give St. Louis a lead they didn’t surrender.

Additionally, the Nationals’ loss today assures the Cardinals a spot in the playoffs. Congratulations, folks! Even if we lose every game from here on out, we will see October baseball!

But it’s not over yet. Since Atlanta won today, St. Louis is a full game behind in the race for the best record in the National League. A win tonight would keep them neck and neck, allowing St. Louis’ serious hopes of winning home field advantage all the way until the World Series alive.

So a lot of good things can happen tonight as the Cardinals look for a sweep of the Brewers. A win would put the Cardinals a full three games ahead of both the Reds and the Pirates and keep them close to Atlanta.

Joe Kelly looks to give the Cardinals this crucial victory by staving off Wily Peralta. Kelly was roughed up a little in his last outing against the Brewers, giving up 3 earned runs in 5 innings, but he has been dominant as a starter this season and hopes to show off his stuff today.

Peralta has struggled all season, although he did win his last start against the Cardinals. He has a 4.34 ERA and a 10-14 record this year.

With all of the excitement this afternoon, the Cardinals need to buckle down and sweep the Brewers tonight before heading back home for the final stand of the regular season.

Let’s go St. Louis!!!

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  • Ovadia

    3-2 count on Matt Carpenter! Runner on third, 4-3 Brewers.

  • Ovadia

    And Carp goes down on strikes. Still, two more! Cards chipping away! Let’s go to the bottom of the sixth!

  • Ovadia

    Runner on third, no outs.

  • Ovadia

    Kelly gets the punch out. One out, runner on third.

  • Ovadia

    On a grounder to third, Kelly dives and tags the runner out after a run down! Nice play! No run scores, two down, runner on second.

  • Ovadia

    And Kelly gets out of the inning in spite of the lead off triple! Now let’s get some runs!

  • Ovadia

    Bad half inning, oh well. We have two more of those to go! For now, Kelly back out to handle the bottom of the seventh.

  • Ovadia

    And that was ugly. Ball smoked over Jay’s head, bad relay in, no one backing Yadi up, 5-3 Brewers.

  • Ovadia

    Runner on third, still only one out. 5-3 Brewers in the seventh.

  • Ovadia

    Another run on a sac fly. 6-3. Cardinals need three more.

  • Ovadia

    Alright. Cardinals need to break it open now. Let’s go! Come on Yadier!

  • Ovadia

    Two down for Descalso. The 2-2 pitch.

  • Ovadia

    Axford out for the bottom of the eighth.

  • Ovadia

    Axford gets out of the inning. Cards need at least three runs to force the bottom of the ninth!

  • Ovadia

    High and tight on Shane Robinson. Adron Chambers on deck.

  • Ovadia

    3-2 pitch to Robinson again.

  • Ovadia

    Out at first on a little dribbler.

  • Ovadia

    Let’s go Matt Carpenter, you’re our last hope.

  • Ovadia

    Carp rips a single into right center. Now come on Jon Jay. I don’t want to go home just yet.

  • Ovadia

    Jay gets on! Runners at first and second for Carlos. This would be a nice time for a deep fly, stud.

  • Ovadia

    0-2 pitch.

  • Ovadia

    Base hit, and one run is in! Runners at second and first, here comes Matt Adams. 6-4 Brewers.

  • Ovadia

    And Matt Adams gets rung up. That’s the game. That was a close pitch. Game over, Brewers win 6-4. We’ll see you all tomorrow night.