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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

    Welcome to tonight’s game thread! Looking forward to a good game.

  • Ovadia

    How are you all doing tonight?

  • Ovadia

    I’m having technical issues, so I’ll be on game tracker time for a minute. Sorry, folks.

  • Ovadia

    Carp having a good at bat, here.

  • Ovadia

    Draws the walk.

  • Ovadia

    Jay goes down on strikes.

  • Ovadia

    Carlos, GIDP. He’s starting to feel a little like Matt Holliday.

  • Ovadia

    Aoki reaches on a single.

  • Ovadia

    It took me a minute, but I have the game! It’s in Spanish, but I have it.

  • Ovadia

    Apparently Kelly got a K whilst I was away. So here’s Lucroy!

  • Ovadia

    Lucroy doubles down the third base line, runners on first and third with one out.

  • Ovadia

    And a Base hit drives in Aoki. Ramirez strikes again. 1-0 Brewers.

  • Ovadia

    2-0 Brewers as Lucroy comes in on the fielder’s choice.

  • Ovadia

    Gomez steals a base and Yadi just misses him at second. On a pitch out.

  • Ovadia

    Fly ball to center and the inning is over.

  • Ovadia

    Adams down on strikes.

  • Ovadia

    Yadi draws a walk. One on, one out.

  • Ovadia

    Yadi advances to second on a pitch that nearly cleared the back net.

  • Ovadia

    1-2 pitch to Freese. None of them have been in the zone.

  • Ovadia

    Peralta hits him.

  • Ovadia

    First and second with just one out!

  • Ovadia

    Peralta just can’t find the zone.

  • Ovadia

    Descalso flies out. No one advances. Here comes Shane Robinson.

  • Ovadia

    Shane needs to show some more patience.

  • Ovadia

    Lined shot caught. Saved a run. 2-0 Brewers after the top of the second.

  • Ovadia

    Descalso makes a very nice sliding stop, one down.

  • Ovadia

    And Freese botches a relatively easy play. Runner on first. One out.

  • Ovadia

    Peralta out on a sac bunt. Two down for Aoki.

  • Ovadia

    Aoki rips a double. 3-0 Brewers. Kelly not looking sharp tonight.

  • Ovadia

    A bunt from Gennett and the throw is botched. Aoki comes in, Scooter on second.

  • Ovadia

    Jay makes the catch, out of the inning. At this pace, the Cards will lose 18-0.

  • Ovadia

    And here come the Cardinal bats, right?

  • Ovadia

    Here’s Joe Kelly.

  • Ovadia

    Flies out to right.

  • Ovadia

    Now here comes Carpenter!

  • Ovadia

    Carp rips one out of here!

  • Ovadia

    4-1 Brewers.

  • Ovadia

    Jon Jay lines out, here comes Beltran.

  • Ovadia

    3-0 pitch to Beltran . . . he draws a walk. Here comes Big Matt Adams.

  • Ovadia

    Wily just can’t find the zone again. Cardinal hitters need to be very patient tonight.

  • Ovadia

    And Adams misses it, flies out to center field. 4-1 after Cardinals solo shot.

  • Ovadia

    Ground out to Descalso, one out.

  • Ovadia

    Inning over! No more runs.

  • Ovadia

    Cards go 1-2-3. To the bottom of the fourth.

  • Ovadia

    Two down.

  • Ovadia

    Two scoreless innings for Kelly. To the fifth!

  • Ovadia

    Wily’s loaded ‘em up for Matt Adams.

  • Ovadia

    Shift gets him, 4-1 Cardinals halfway through the fifth.

  • Ovadia

    4-3 Brewers after a couple of sac flies. Here comes Carp.

  • Ovadia

    Sorry about being out, my internet had some problems.