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TALKIN’ BASEBALL on August 23, 2017!

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We love the things we love for what they are.
  —Robert Frost

My Dearest Lord, I give thanks today for the love within me, ever renewing, always rejoicing – guiding me. May I go forth today with a positive attitude; knowing that pleasure given is joy received.  

 

 

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STL 63-62 VS SD 56-69 GAME 2 OF 3 (SERIES #40 OF 51) SD RHP JHOULS CHACIN 11-8 3.98 FACES STL RHP LUKE WEAVER 1-1 3.31 — 7:15 pm CDT ON TV: FS-M. RADIO: KMOX 1120 AM

   BUSCH STADIUM STOP CONTINUES!

🙂 6-GAME HOMESTAND! 1) STL VS SD/3 TUESDAY VS SD 6:15 pm CDT, WEDNESDAY 7:15 pm CDT, THURSDAY 6:15 pm CDT  2) STL VS TB/3 (BEGINS 8/25/17) 🙁 REDBIRDS FLY AWAY/10 1) STL @ MIL/2 (BEGINS 8/29/17), 2) STL @ SF/4 (BEGINS 8/31/17), 3) STL @ SD/4 (BEGINS 9/4/17) 🙂 NEXT BACK-TO-BUSCH/6! STILL LOOKIN’ 4 MORE? CLICK OUT 2017 STL REGULAR SEASON SCHEDULE

TUESDAY  VS SD – YEA GYORKO & PISCOTTY!

NUMBERS TELL THE STORY FIRST–

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8/22/17 CARDINALS FINAL  R  H  E

PADRES                                   12   11  0

CARDS                                      4     7   0

WP:  SD STAMMEN 1-2

LP:   STL BOWMAN 3-5

STL TEAM LOB: 6  SD: 6  STL RUNNERS LEFT IN SCORING POSITION, 2-OUT: PHAM, DEJONG 2, PISCOTTY     STL TEAM RISP: 1-FOR-8

STL KD 12 TIMES BB 4  TEAM PITCHING KD 8 SD (LYNN-4). TEAM BB 4 (LYNN-1)

4 RBIs TUESDAY:  GYORKO 2(61) PISCOTTY (32) MOLINA (56)

4 STL HURLERS TUESDAY: STARTER STL RHP LANCE LYNN PITCHED 6 INNINGS/RHP BOWMAN 0.0/RHP  DUKE 7TH/RHP LUCAS 8TH, 9TH/SD USED 5 PITCHERS

FOURTH INNING – Back-to-back homers from Gyorko & Piscotty

SIXTH INNING – Molina hits a solo shot

ST. LOUIS —Forty-eight games of the regular season left. It’s time to get our ducks, er birds, in a row so we can get into the Postseason. Last year we missed it by that ONE GAME. That is not breaking news, but it’s something that bears repeating/reminding. 🙁

Tuesday we began a 3-game series with the San Diego Padres. The Padres. . .Jedd Gyorko came from there,  Coach Mark McGwire went there. This is the first time we have faced them this season. They are down in the standings in the NL West (33.5 games). Yeah, not doing well, but they are a young, tough team and don’t have anything to lose. We really don’t know what to expect.

We didn’t know we needed to look out for their offense. Or, did we? Yangevis Solarte hit a homer and two doubles – knocked in a career-high six runs. Austin Hedges started the scoring with his three-run homer in the third. Padre RBI-Machines. OMG – we must watch out for them!

Cardinals pitching suffered. Our starter RHP Lance Lynn left after six innings. Lancer allowed four runs and ended his streak of eight consecutive quality starts. Then the Bullpen took over and allowed eight runs of their own. Big Ouch! As we know good pitching will always, always win ballgames. We gotta fix that – there’s still time! We’re still close enough — 4.5 out.

LANCE LYNN –  6 IP,  108 PITCHES/68 FOR STRIKES, 4K, 1BB, 6H, 4ER

“Pitching wins championships, so we need to be better.” — Lynn, on a Cardinals’ pitching staff that has allowed five or more runs in 12 consecutive games, the third longest such streak in franchise history

FOURTH INNING – Things looked promising when we made it a game with our back-to-back jacks from Jedd Gyorko and Stephen Piscotty that knotted the score. It was a new game but things got ugly after this inning (you know, but. . .)

Yadier Molina later added to the score with a homer too in the sixth!

We’re the flippin’ St. Louis Cardinals! Get busy, guys/Mo! We CAN CONQUER this team. We can beat anybody, remember that eight-game winning streak? We should be the team scoring ten or more runs, right? Duh!

TALKIN’ BASEBALL TRIVIA!

Fernando Tatis!

 2000 (CARDINALS) Pacific Invincible Platinum Blue #120 Fernando Tatis/67

4/23/99 — Fernando Tatis hit two, count ‘um, two grand slams in the SAME INNING, OFF THE SAME LA DODGERS PITCHER.
Tatis set a MLB record (which still stands) of EIGHT RBIs one inning. “Get out your record books!” screamed Mike Shannon on KMOX.
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: CARDS PURCHASE LHP SHERRIFF; ROSENTHAL PLACED ON 60-DAY DL

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CARDINALS PURCHASE LHP RYAN SHERRIFF FROM MEMPHIS (AAA)

RHP TREVOR ROSENTHAL MOVED TO THE 60-DAY D.L. ;

RHP JOSH LUCAS OPTIONED TO MEMPHIS FOLLOWING TUESDAY’S GAME

 

  1. LOUIS,Mo., August 23, 2017– The St. Louis Cardinals announced today that they have purchased the contract of left-handed relief pitcher Ryan Sherriff from triple-A Memphis.  To make room for Sherriff on the team’s 40-man roster, the club moved RHP Trevor Rosenthal to the 60-day disabled list and optioned right-handed pitcher Josh Lucas to Memphis following last night’s game. CLICK IT OUT TO READ THE CARDINALS NEWS RELEASE I JUST GOT ON THIS

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TALKIN’ BASEBALL on August 22, 2017!

  WHOA! DID YOU CATCH THE ECLIPSE? IF YOU MISSED IT MONDAY, CLICK ON THIS RAW VIDEO AS IT REACHES TOTALITY. ENJOY THE SHOW. IT’S FUN! TO WATCH AGAIN 2! OMG!

CARDS IN THIRD PLACE – RECORD 63-61 PCT. 508 GB 3.5 CLICK OUT MLB.COM STANDINGS 

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We can always depend on our God to rescue us. He will never throw us overboard or desert us ~

My Dearest Lord, I know God will complete the task He sets out to do. I pray to rely on Him not to let me go. 🙂

 

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🙂 REDBIRDS 6-GAME HOMESTAND BEGINS! 1) STL VS SD/3 TUESDAY VS SD 7:15 pm CDT, WEDNESDAY 6:15 pm CDT, THURSDAY 6:15 pm CDT                                                   2) STL VS TB/3 (BEGINS 8/25/17).  BIRDS FLY AWAY/10     1) STL @ MIL/2 (BEGINS 8/29/17), 2) STL @ SF/4 (BEGINS 8/31/17), 3) STL @ SD/4 (BEGINS 9/4/17) STILL LOOKIN’ 4 MORE? CLICK OUT 2017 STL REGULAR SEASON SCHEDULE

MONDAY WAS AN OFF-DAY & THAT’S OKAY. I’M TALKIN’ BASEBALL ANYWAYS!

CARDS HUNG OUT WITH THE LLWS KIDS @ WILLIAMSPORT 8/20/17. WORTH TALKIN’ ABOUT AGAIN 🙂

CARDS ARRIVE SUNDAY!

  

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8/20/17 CARDINALS FINAL  R  H  E

CARDS                                     3  11  0

PIRATES                                  6   9   1

WP:  PIT NOVA 11-10

LP:  STL LEAKE 7-12 

SV: PIT RIVERO 14

STL TEAM LOB: 9  PIT: 5  STL RUNNERS LEFT IN SCORING POSITION, 2-OUT: MARTINEZ J 2, FOWLER, DEJONG    STL TEAM RISP: 1-FOR-8

STL KD 9 TIMES BB 2   TEAM PITCHING KD 7 PIT (LEAKE-3). TEAM BB 1 (LEAKE-0)

3 RBIs SUNDAY: GYORKO 2 (59) WONG (36)

4 STL HURLERS SUNDAY: STARTER STL RHP MIKE LEAKE PITCHED 3 INNINGS/RHP TUIVAILALA 4TH, 5TH, 6TH/LHP CECIL 7TH/RHP BREBBIA 8TH/PIT USED 5 PITCHERS

LL CLASSIC – BIG LEAGUERS LOOK BACK @ THEIR OWN EXERIENCES!  

WILLIAMSPORT, PA –Youth havin’ FUN! – this is what the game of baseball is all about.

Last Sunday night was not only a baseball game, it was a event. Some of the special moments that took place at the ESPN Sunday Night Baseball (aka KMOX John Rooney’s “Game of the World!”). 

  • Game Over – “Let’s Shake Hands” – In the spirit of Little League Baseball, the Big Leaguers did just like the Little League players do at the end of a game – they all shook hands & said “Good Game.” It was something else to see our MLB players put their baggage aside and swallow their pride. Nice! Cards and Buccos — you rock!
  • Line-up Cards – As superstitious as these managers can be about who takes out their Line-Up Cards before the game starts, Sunday’s Managers both placed this responsibility in the hands of one of these MLB Little League Classic Baseball Players. You know how serious they are about this. This is a BIG job!
  • Baseball Buddies – Before the game started, the guys from both teams spent times with these boys. They were Talkin’ Baseball, playing ping pong, just being baseball buddies.  What a once-in-a-lifetime experience for them! A dream come true!
  • Signing Autographs – The Major Leaguers asked the kids for THEIR autograph. Told them, “I saw you on television today playing baseball and just want your autograph!” How cool is that?
  • “Hey What’s Up, Dude?” That’s what one of the young men (a catcher) said to Yadier Molina when he sat down to talk baseball with Yadier Molina!
  • Let them eat snow cones! STL OF Tommy Pham and RHP Carlos Martinez treated 200 of the boys to snow cones. Muy Bueno, amigo! & Flippin’ Phamtastic!

Sunday was the first time for this sort of game and Baseball Commissioner, Rob Manfred, said it looked like an event that would continue. A nice change of scenery for our players and a fantastic experience for the Little Leaguers. Both had FUN!

A lot of work went into getting Bowman Field (2nd oldest Single A Minor League Park – built mid 1920’s) ready for our Big Leaguers. Click out this time-lapsed version. It’s so cool!

Talkin’ Bowman Renovation – slowed down!

STL @ PIT – L 3-6. Okay, let’s do some Talkin’ Baseball about Sunday’s game. 

RHP Mike Leake – It was another tough night for our RHP. “Sparky,” Leake’s nickname when he played Little League ball, was not sharp with his command. Was close – barely missing his spot all night. PIT offense had their way with him.

MIKE LEAKE – 3 IP, 52 PITCHES/37 FOR STRIKES, 3K, 0BB, 8H, 6ER

On the other hand, PIT hurlers had our line-up figured out from the get-go. Offense was down and LOB was high; especially in scoring position; couldn’t string together hits for runs. Can’t get Ws like that, can we?

Yeah, we lost Sunday so we split this series with the Buccos. We took the first two games and PIT won the last two.

We’re starting the last six weeks of the regular season. It was said many times during this ESPN Broadcast that our Cards have a lot of talent and are close enough in the standings to get into the play-offs. Well?  

NL Central continues to be tight. CHC won in extras Sunday and MIL won too. We just need to put together a strong six weeks. Duh! Injury Bug isn’t invited, right?

TALKIN’ BASEBALL TRIVIA!

These guys could really hit!

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 TY COBB RECORD 4,191 CAREER HITS.  

PETE ROSE 4,256 IN 1986.

ICHIRO SUZUKI 3,060 AS OF 2017. . .AND STILL COUNTING!

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HOMESTAND HIGHLIGHTS (Tuesday, August 22—Sunday, August 27)

Hall of Fame Weekend, Beatles Tribute Night & Pride Night Highlight Eleventh Homestand at Busch

 

  1. LOUIS,Mo., August 21, 2017– Fresh off their appearance at the MLB Little League Classic in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, the Cardinals return to Busch Stadium where they have won 12 of their last 16 games.  The six-game homestand begins with a three-game set against the San Diego Padres (August 22-24) and concludes with a three-game interleague matchup versus the Tampa Bay Rays (August 25-27).  The eleventh homestand of the year is highlighted by the Cardinals Hall of Fame Induction ceremony, Beatles Tribute Night and Pride Night. CLICK IT OUT TO READ THE CARDS NEWS RELEASE I JUST GOT WITH ALL THE DETAILS!

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“In returning to Me and resting in Me you shall be saved; in quietness and trust shall be your strength.”  Isaiah 30-15

My Dearest Lord, I lean on You when I need You. Thank You. I trust You as I look for meaning and direction in my life.

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STL 61-59 @ PIT 58-62 GAME 1 OF 4 (SERIES #38 OF 51) STL RHP ADAM WAINWRIGHT 12-5 4.87 ERA FACES BOS RHP JAMESON TALLION 7-5 4.50 ERA – 6:10 pm CDT ON FS-M, RADIO KMOX

  THEN WHAT?

BIRDS 6-GAME ROAD TRIP CONTINUES! STL @ PIT/4 THURSDAY 6:05 pm CDT, FRIDAY 6:05 pm CST, SATURDAY 3:05 pm CDT, SUNDAY MLB LITTLE LEAGUE WORLDS SERIES, WILLIAMSPORT PA. SUNDAY  6:00 p m CDT 🙂 BIRDS FLY HOME 6-GAME HOMESTAND! 1) STL VS SD/3 (BEGINS 8/22/17 ) 2) STL VS MIA/3 (BEGINS 8/25/17) STILL LOOKIN’ 4 MORE? CLICK OUT 2017 STL REGULAR SEASON SCHEDULE 

WEDNESDAY @ BOS – A WILD NINTH!

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8/16/17 CARDINALS FINAL  R  H  E

CARDS                                     4    10   1

RED SOX                                  5    9    2

WP: BOS KIMBREL 6-0 

LP:  STL DUKE 0-1

STL TEAM LOB: 7    STL RUNNERS LEFT IN SCORING POSITION, 2-OUT: FOWLER 2, VOIT, DEJONG 3    STL TEAM RISP: 4-FOR-11

STL KD 11 TIMES. BB  1   TEAM PITCHING KD 6 BOS (LYNN-3). TEAM BB 6 (LYNN-3)

4 RBIs WEDNESDAY: WONG (32) VOIT (13) CARPENTER (57)

6 STL HURLERS WEDNESDAY: STARTER STL RHP LANCE LYNN PITCHED 6 INNINGS/RHP OH 7TH/LHP LYONS 8TH/RHP ROSENTHAL O.OO 9TH/LHP DUKE 1/3 9TH/RHP BREBBIA 1/3 9TH/BOS USED 3 PITCHERS

BOSTON — Drama – what a night. This is regular-season baseball – Really?

Wednesday was nine innings of competitive, frustrating baseball at Fenway Park. The sold-out crowd @ Fenway was in a frenzy – again, still. Members of both teams had players/managers who were unhappy with calls. The friction started early when RHP Lance Lynn was on the mound and continued throughout the game. A game that came to a head in the —

NINTH INNING – First RHP Rosenthal allowed a solo homer (what?) to make score 4-3. Stress as the inning continued. Yadier Molina questioning the umpire calling time — the umpire. There was also inconsistency of strike zone. Both sides had trouble w/it ?????

All that ruckas broke our pitcher’s rhythm (who could concentrate?) Duh! (9th – Rosenthal, Duke, Brebbia). Brebbia is a strike thrower and did a nice job, but the game ended as —

BOS Mookie Betts belted a two-out, two-strike, two-run double to cap a wild game. They took the game 5-4. It happened so fast –it stunned us.

“There was a lot of frustration at the end,” said Cardinals Manager Mike, referencing not only the outcome but also the multiple disagreements with home-plate umpire Chris Segal. The final one ended with Matheny being ejected.

The largest majority of the game had a pretty decent flow for us. We were actually enjoying ourselves at Fenway – finally. Relaxed, FUN! baseball. Really!

SECOND INNING – Our Cardinals had a four-run rally on five hits – sending eight men to the plate off a tough lefty. Score:4-0. THIRD INNING – The Red Sox cut the Cardinals’ lead in half. Score 4-2. 

On Lancer! Our starter had a patient,strong night vs BOS. Lynn finished with 3Ks, allowing just one earned run on seven hits over six innings against the Red Sox.

LANCE LYNN – 6 IP 110 PITCHES/63 FOR STRIKES 3K, 3BB, 7H, 1ER

“Every umpire has a different zone, even though that’s what’s not supposed to happen. You try to do everything you can and just figure it out. I was able to get through six and give our team a chance to win.” — Lynn, on grinding through his 110-pitch effort on a night when he felt the strike zone was tight

WE CAN JUST TURN-THE-PAGE! Today is another game, in another city: the Steel City.

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Sandy Koufax – just a kid!

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