Game 160 Game Thread,

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The last Friday night of the regular season and we will be watching the St. Louis Cardinals as they try to close out the NL Central and continue to compete for the best record in the NL.   If the Cardinals win or Pirates lose then the Redbirds are officially the 2013 NL Central champs.  The Atlanta Braves and Cardinals are tied going into the last 3 games of the season for the best record.

The Redbirds send Lance Lynn (14-10 4.09 ERA) to the mound against the Chicago Cubs Travis Wood (9-11 2.98 ERA).  Lynn really struggled most of the second half of the season, but has pitched very well the last three outing going 6 innings in each game giving up 1, 2 and 1 run in each game.

The only change in tonight’s lineup for the Redbirds is that Pete Kozma gets the nod at shortstop facing the left handed starter Wood.  Since July 20th Pete has a grand total of 1 game where he got more than 1 hit in a game.

Please join us tonight to discuss the game, keep an eye on the Reds vs Pirates and Braves vs Phillies.  We are certainly hoping and anticipating tonight will be the night the home team gets to pop the bottles in the club house celebrating the NL Central Title!

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  • Thomas Demerath

    lets do it!

  • Thomas Demerath

    it will be interesting to see Kozma tonight

  • Mike King

    Hi Thomas!

    • Thomas Demerath

      yo MIke!

  • Thomas Demerath

    Got any stats Mike?

  • Mike King

    Cards up 2-0 in first. 3 straight hits including 2 rbi double by Yadi!

    • Mike King

      Are you unable to watch the game? If yes I will keep you updated closely.

      • Mike King

        Freese walks, 1 n 2 2 out with Jay up.

        • Mike King

          Jay RBI single 3-0, both runners advance on bad throw to plate.

          • Mike King

            Pete Kozma getting IW to load them. LOL Pete gladly takes the upping his OBP.

  • Mike King

    Lynn Ks. 3-0 with Cards bat around in 1st. What a great way to start out clinching night!

    • Thomas Demerath

      i’m with you on that

  • Mike King

    Philly and Atlanta 0-0 in 4th.

    • Thomas Demerath

      Lee can do it

      • Mike King

        0-0 6th

  • Thomas Demerath

    cheddar cheese

    • Mike King

      5 Ks in 2 innings. NICE!

  • Mike King

    Ghost tag at second. Ball beats runner so umpire calls him out.

  • Mike King

    Just had to turn off the Cardinal announcers as they are driving me nuts.

    • Thomas Demerath

      i am watching the Cubs announcers. Hrabosky drives me nuts too

  • Mike King

    Holliday takes one off the knee. 1 n 2 1 out in 2nd

  • Mike King

    Reds down 4-1. Bailey just got pulled.

    • Thomas Demerath

      Freese lives in right center

  • Mike King

    AL Wild Card about to get all kinds of more crazy. Rays losing big, Indians winning big, that would tie them for the WC. Rangers are 1-1 with Angels and if they can win tonight, they would be just 1 game back. That will be fun!

    • Thomas Demerath

      craziness

      • Mike King

        Rangers up 3-1.

  • Mike King

    Freese goes yard for 4-0 lead. Come on David we need you to get October hot!

  • Thomas Demerath

    Freese lives in left center

    • Mike King

      I agree. I am hoping it is a sign he is coming out of this funk. I am tired of bad mouthing him. LOL

  • Mike King

    Braves and Phillies going to 8 0-0

    • Mike King

      1-0 Braves going to 9.

  • Mike King

    Clearly the Cubs are thinking about their tee times already.

  • Mike King

    Not that it matters this game, but another horrible call at 2nd. Called force out for Cubs but 2b never caught the ball. Cannot wait for reviews next year.

    • Mike King

      Glad we are up 6-0 as 2b umpire blown 2 calls today.

    • Thomas Demerath

      Reviews will change the tempo of the game and i am skeptical

      • Mike King

        We will see. I think they are either obvious or move on. So I understand.

  • Mike King

    Phillies lose to Braves. Status quo tonight.

  • Mike King

    Jay with spectacular diving catch, then comes and leads off inning with a double.

  • Mike King

    Again not going to matter this game, but Kozma just kills me. 1 n 2 no outs and Lynn up to bunt. He is squaring to bunt so the 1b is charging. How Kozma is not getting a big enough secondary lead to keep from getting throw out at 2nd on a double pump by pitcher baffles me.

    • Thomas Demerath

      he ____

  • Mike King

    Castro wishes he was facing Lynn every week. 3-3.

  • Mike King

    Ok I have lost my patients for the umpires in this game. 6-0 2 out in the 6th and Lynn accidentally hits someone and they issue warnings. Absolutely stupid! They completely lack all common sense. Hopefully with a new commish we can get a hold of these idiotic umpires.

    • Thomas Demerath

      agreed

  • Thomas Demerath

    Mattie Muscles!

    • Mike King

      I like that one!

  • Mike King

    Team Matt another HR. This one to Holliday.

  • Mike King

    Cardinals are on auto pilot tonight. About 20 minutes away from celebrations time! NL Central Champs on the way!

    • Thomas Demerath

      You going out to party in STL?

      • Mike King

        We live in NJ, so just partying here at home.

  • Thomas Demerath

    Champs!!

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