2017 MLB Game #118: Cards vs. Braves Sun Aug 13

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    Brian Walton
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    Michael Wacha (9-4, 3.70) vs. R.A. Dickey (7-7, 4.03) 1:15 p.m. FOX Sports Midwest

    #30524

    Ratsbuddy
    Participant

    On a side note……is Giancarlo Stanton going to hit a homerun in every game the rest of the way? Is that guy on fire or what?

    r/Rat

    #30533
    bicyclemike
    bicyclemike
    Moderator

    Eight is great! Sort of an “ugly” win yesterday though. The ninth turning out to be a stressful inning for Rosenthal, and he no doubt is unavailable today. Matheny probably should have stayed with Martinez another inning at least, but we still got the “W” despite the bad ninth inning.

    Wacha has been as consistent as any starter the last six weeks or so. We’ve got a great shot at number 9. I imagine Dickey is no fun to face though. Remember back in the ’80s when Whitey would never play Silent George Hendrick against Phil Niekro? Hendrick said one game against Niekro would “mess up my swing for a week”.

    #30537

    Brian Walton
    Keymaster

    Fowler and Molina sit and Gyorko misses his second game in a row.

    Carpenter 1B
    Pham CF
    DeJong SS
    Martinez LF
    Grichuk RF
    Wong 2B
    Kelly C
    Garcia 3B
    Wacha P

    #30540

    Ratsbuddy
    Participant

    What exactly did Carpenter do in the 9th that almost screwed things up?

    #30558

    LoganAlpha30X7
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    Top of the 4th still 0-0…

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    LoganAlpha30X7
    Participant

    Top of the 5th and we’re down 4-0…

    #30561

    LoganAlpha30X7
    Participant

    Score is 5-1 Braves in the top of the 8th…

    #30564

    Ratsbuddy
    Participant

    Redbirds had a chance in the 8th. Bases loaded and one out but Garcia gets caught looking and Molina pinch-hits and grounds to 3rd.

    6-3 Atlanta the final. Winning streak stopped at eight. Cubs a 2-1 lead in the 7th at Arizona. Stanton another dinger today.

    And now a tough six game road trip coming up with two in Boston and four in Pittsburgh.

    r/Rat

    #30565

    bccran
    Participant

    Can anyone explain why Greg Garcia looked at strike 3 with 1 out and the bases loaded in the 8th?

    #30567

    thejager
    Participant

    Had to lose one at some point.

    RA Dickey isn’t like any other pitcher out there and the youngsters we depend in really have no experience with anyone like him.

    Shake it off and get back at it!

    #30571

    858booyah
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    Because Greg Garcia isn’t a run producer. He’s likes to work counts and walk a lot. When a pitch isn’t to his liking he tenses up and doesn’t swing at it.

    We couldn’t win forever. Just stinks that we had to lose today and head to Boston. The level of comp IMO gets a bit higher.

    #30586

    bccran
    Participant

    I don’t care if a pitch isn’t to your liking, if it’s anywhere close in that situation you can’t leave the bat on your shoulder.

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