PostCards: 2013 NLDS Game 1 – St. Louis Cardinals vs. Pittsburgh Pirates

The St. Louis Cardinals host the Pittsburgh Pirates this afternoon at 5 PM/4 PM (Central) on TBS. In addition to TBS, Cardinals fans can listen to the game on the St. Louis Cardinals Radio Network. ESPN Radio will also have audio coverage of the game.

Sep 29, 2013; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Cardinals salute their fans after defeating the Chicago Cubs at Busch Stadium. St. Louis defeated Chicago 4-0 and clinched the best record in the National League. Image Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports


Today’s lineups are as follows:

St. Louis Cardinals
2B Matt Carpenter
RF Carlos Beltran
LF Matt Holliday
1B Matt Adams
C Yadier Molina
CF Jon Jay
3B David Freese
SS Daniel Descalso
P Adam Wainwright

Position players that are available off the bench for the Cardinals are: Tony Cruz, Kolten Wong, Pete Kozma, Shane Robinson and Adron Chambers.

Other Pitchers: Lance Lynn, Joe Kelly, Shelby Miller, Michael Wacha, Trevor Rosenthal, Kevin Siegrist, Carlos Martinez, John Axford, Randy Choate, Seth Maness and Edward Mujica.

Pittsburgh Pirates
LF Starling Marte
2B Neil Walker
CF Andrew McCutchen
1B Justin Morneau
RF Marlon Byrd
3B Pedro Alvarez
C Russell Martin
SS Clint Barmes
P A.J. Burnett

Position players available off the bench: John Buck, Jordy Mercer, Gaby Sanchez, Garrett Jones, Josh Harrison, Jose Tabata.

Pirates rotation: Francisco Liriano, Burnett, Gerrit Cole, Charlie Morton.
Bullpen: Jeanmar Gomez, Vin Mazzaro, Bryan Morris, Justin Wilson, Tony Watson, Mark Melancon, Jason Grilli.

The key difference between the Cards and Pirates is that the Cards are carrying one more pitcher.

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  • Mike King

    Almost game time! Got my Cards shirt on, Cards hat on, cold beer in Cards huggie and pregame on. Let’s go Cards!

  • Daniel Solzman

    Let’s go Cards!

  • Ovadia

    Let’s go!

  • Mike King

    Just got my last bit of work done, READY to go!

  • Mike King

    Strike 1!

  • Ovadia

    I love the postseason.

    • Mike King

      I love this game

      • Daniel Solzman

        Me, too!

  • Ovadia

    Waino looks nasty in these first couple of pitches. Bodes very well.

  • Mike King

    KK

  • Daniel Solzman

    1-2-3 in the top of the first.

  • Ovadia

    Here we go! 1-2-3 is the right way to kick off a WS run.

  • Mike King

    Nice throw Freese.

  • Mike King

    Carp working count already!

  • Mike King

    Hey did you guys see we claimed Joey Butler from the Rangers this week?

    • Mike King

      Aren’t the rules he has to stay on the 25 man roster for a year now?

      • Ovadia

        Wait . . . what?

        • Mike King

          I will research it between innings

          • Ovadia

            Please do. That would . . . be interesting.

    • Ovadia

      Yeah . . . I’m not quite sure what I think of that. I guess insurance if we can’t re-sign Beltran and Taveras doesn’t work out at all.

      • Mike King

        The trick is that a player claimed on waivers is placed on his new team’s major league roster and is again subject to the same rules if his new team wants to option him to the minors (if he is out of options) or outright him off the 40-man roster.

        • Ovadia

          So . . . he could be stuck on our 25 man roster?

          • Mike King

            Well if we don’t keep him, he is placed on waivers again

          • Mike King

            We cannot just send him to AAA

          • Ovadia

            I’m ok with that, if he’s insurance.

          • Mike King

            I see it as taking him to spring training and see if he is a better bat than Robinson.

    • Daniel Solzman

      Must have missed this.

  • Ovadia

    Just foul.

  • Mike King

    Waino is dealing!

    • Ovadia

      It’s playoff time. Cardinals step up big for this stuff.

      • Mike King

        His curve is NASTY today and has control of it.

        • Ovadia

          Could be a great game.

          • Mike King

            One of those games Waino tells the boys, bet me 2 runs and I go this locked down.

  • Ovadia

    Two innings through. Very nice.

  • Mike King

    Yadi!!!!!

  • Daniel Solzman

    Yadi with a hit!

    • Mike King

      Wow should have been caught.

  • Ovadia

    Now come on, Jay. You’ve got this, stud.

  • Mike King

    JJ!!!!

  • Ovadia

    Let me get ‘em!!! Back to back singles. Jon Jay. Let’s go.

    • Mike King

      Hit em where they ain’t!

  • Daniel Solzman

    Back to back singles. Nice. Anyone else on first and maybe the runner advances further.

  • Mike King

    Ok is it the CF camera shaking?

    • Ovadia

      Yes. And then they didn’t show us the damn plan. Tools.

  • Mike King

    Well Mr. October, you have sucked most of this year, come up big NOW!

    • Mike King

      Or not

  • Mike King

    No patience by DD.

    • Ovadia

      Nope. Not at all.

  • Mike King

    What? Freese made a great D play????

  • Ovadia

    Again. Let’s go Cardinals.

    • Mike King

      Amen!!!! Should be top of order except for our weak 7 and 8 hitters.

      • Mike King

        Might get to the point we start having Freese bunt in that situation.

      • Ovadia

        Of Course, Waino might not be a bad lead-off hitter.

        • Mike King

          Burning pitches!

          • Ovadia

            Boom. Walk to the pitcher.

        • Mike King

          Good call!

  • Ovadia

    Come on Carp!

    • Mike King

      What he said!

  • Ovadia

    3-1 hitters count! Let’s go!!!

  • Ovadia

    BASE HIT!!!

    • Mike King

      Dang your ahead of me again. LOL

      • Ovadia

        Sorry . . . :D

  • Daniel Solzman

    Nice start to the third inning after the missed opportunity in the second.

  • Ovadia

    CARLOS!!!

  • Daniel Solzman

    3-run home run for Beltran!

    • Mike King

      3 run Ding Dong!

  • Daniel Solzman

    Beltran now tied with Babe Ruth for postseason home runs.

  • Mike King

    I think he likes October. LOL

  • Ovadia

    DOUBLE!!!

  • Daniel Solzman

    Holliday smashed it to the wall for a double.

  • Ovadia

    Meet the St. Louis Cardinals offense. It’s pretty good.

  • Daniel Solzman

    Matt Adams HBP. Runners at first and second.

    • Ovadia

      Hope he’s not hurt, but he looks alright.

  • Ovadia

    Load ‘em up!

    • Mike King

      I am happy it is JJ and not Freese up now.

  • Daniel Solzman

    Bases loaded. No outs. Time for the Pirates bullpen to start warming up.

  • Ovadia

    Ooof. Missed a good one to hit.

  • Ovadia

    Walking in runs, now! I love it! Also, I really like this ump’s zone. Pretty consistent and solid.

  • Mike King

    LOVE IT!

  • Mike King

    Welcome to the playoffs Pirates. This is not the Reds any more!

  • Daniel Solzman

    Carlos Marmol or 2011 WS Game 7?

    • Mike King

      I don’t get it?

      • Daniel Solzman

        AJ’s performance.

  • Ovadia

    There’s a couple more!

  • Ovadia

    7-0 Cardinals! Welcome to October, Bucs. It hurts, doesn’t it?

  • Daniel Solzman

    It gets past the first baseman! 3 runs score and the Cards lead 7-0 in the 3rd inning with no outs and Burnett is done.

  • Mike King

    You have to love right now we have a game at 1 pm tomorrow. Burn that Pirate bullpen for 7 innings!

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