2017 MLB Game #129: Cards vs. Rays Sat Aug 26 + HOF Induction

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    Brian Walton
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    TBA vs. Blake Snell (2-6, 4.42) 6:15 pm FOX Sports Midwest

    (This is Mike Leake’s regular turn.)

    Reminder that Saturday is also the Hall of Fame ceremony for Mark McGwire, Tim McCarver and Pepper Martin.

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    Brian Walton
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    Cardinals Hall of Fame Induction to air on FOX Sports Midwest

    Ceremony to air tape delayed Saturday after Cardinals postgame

    FOX Sports Midwest will televise the St. Louis Cardinals’ 2017 Hall of Fame Induction ceremony on tape delay in a one-hour special debuting Saturday after Cardinals postgame.

    The ceremony will take place Saturday at 2 p.m. at FOX Sports Midwest Live! in Ballpark Village. The ceremony is free and open to the public. FOX Sports Midwest play-by-play announcer Dan McLaughlin will host.

    Mark McGwire, Tim McCarver and Pepper Martin will be inducted. This is the fourth induction class since the team dedicated the Hall of Fame in April 2014.

    Cardinals programming on FOX Sports Midwest is presented by the Mid-America Chevy Dealers.

    Air dates for Cardinals Hall of Fame induction special on FOX Sports Midwest
    Saturday, Aug. 26 10 p.m./Following Cardinals Live postgame
    Sunday, Aug. 27 11 a.m.
    Monday, Aug. 28 1 p.m.
    Tuesday, Aug. 29 11 p.m.
    Wednesday, Aug. 30 11 a.m.
    Wednesday, Aug. 30 5 p.m.
    Thursday, Aug. 31 6:30 p.m.
    Monday, Sept. 4 11 p.m.
    Times Central

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    Brian Walton
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    For reference, Memphis’ scheduled starters:

    Thursday: Pearce
    Friday: Hudson
    Saturday: Flaherty
    Sunday: Gant

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    Brian Walton
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    Columnist Ortiz believes Leake will start in this game and because of it, the Cardinals are giving up on 2017.

    http://www.stltoday.com/sports/columns/jose-de-jesus-ortiz/ortiz-cardinals-tank-with-leake-decision/article_72d590da-d85a-5148-8a39-cd9308fb73a3.html?

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    Brian Walton
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    Leake is officially named to start.

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    CardsRedSox4Ever
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    34 games left, and the Reds are only 16 games back of the Cards for the 2nd WC spot, which is a more realistic perspective than any chance of the Cards making the playoffs. Mo’s interview yesterday pointed to Leake’s early season success as a reason to keep him in the starting rotation now, so agree front office has given up on the season. Just wish they had admitted this during spring training when we all saw trouble brewing with the lineup and pitching staffs.

    Top 3 off season To-Do list:
    1) complete overhaul of the bullpen
    2) trade: Grichuk, Piscotty, Carpenter, Lynn (let him go to FA), Leake
    3) find a new manager

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    EuroWolf
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    CardRedSox4Ever, the likelihood of none of your top 3 happening is greater than all 3 getting done. Certainly though, they’ve got to at least make a dent in #1. The recent comatose performance by our execs is a big disappointment. When combined with their overstatements of what they are going to do, followed by excuses after not delivering, disappointment turns into irritation. Not that I have to agree with everything, but pick a direction and go. Standing still hasn’t been and isn’t going to be the answer.

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    Top of the 4th, Rays up 2-0…so far in 3 innings we’ve managed a whole walk, no hits just 1 walk…

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    Top of the 5th now, Rays 3-0 now, Grichuk finally got the Cards first hit…

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    Brad Miller (BA .102) rips a single to right field.

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    Cards pulled to within 3-2, but then Leake turned around and gave up a solo homer to the shortstop (who had two all season), his 3rd HR allowed tonight.

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    This Snell is a really good pitcher. What’s his record again?

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    Brian Walton
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    St. Louis tied the score in B8th, but Gyorko pulled a hamstring and had to leave the game.

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    Does it look like a long delay, I’m guessing due to the weather or is it the injury…

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    Cards win on Pham’s walkoff 2 run HR.

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    Nice to finally get a feel good come back

    Great for Pham

    Sucks to see Gyorko out though

    Mejia or Diaz should be on the move right now if think. Outside shot of Valera if we wanted to go with Garcia as the starter.

    NIce work by Leake too. 4 runs in 7 innings is manageable. Especially when the offense wasn’t doing anything behind him.

    Go Cards!

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    Cubs have a huge win, 17-2.

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    If Gyorko is out, will it be Wisdom?

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    woild make sense but not on 40 man but It would be fun

    What I’m worried about though is that we almost lost the game tonight because we were playing 1man short when we had Yadi at 2nd and got that hit. Fowler could have scored IMO as a pinch runner but we couldn’t pinch run with needing the pinch hitter for Garcia later and Kelly being the backup catcher.

    Playing any game down 1palyer any time is risky. Playing potentially 2men down when we need every win seems extremely risky if not dangerous. Gyorko needs 10 days you need to make that decision tonight same with Fowler. We can’t play down 2 or at worst 1 man for multiple games in a row. It’s basically a 2 man bench at that point with Kelly a non factor as backup catcher. That’s just not good.

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    Also I did notice Tovar ran for mejia in the 7th at Memphis

    Could be an indicator

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    Good to get the comeback win. A loss there and you really feel any chance of making a run slipping away. A win keeps things positive for now.

    As for Leake, I wonder if he might thrive in the closer’s role? He has a bit of that crossfire delivery, and reminds me somewhat of Dennis Eckersley. He’s not as good as Eckersley of course, but kind of looks like him and has sort of a similar delivery. Eck had almost perfect control though, and while Leake is not bad he is not as sharp.

    But maybe in 1 inning stints, where he can just let loose and throw he would be very effective.

    Management needs to seriously look at bringing Lynn back, although he’s probably going to cost more than we are willing to offer, and then audition Leake for a bullpen role in 2018.

    But Lynn “costing more than we are willing to offer” is why we struggle to get to post season. At some point we need to hit on a key player, and not keep coming up with the second best offer.

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    thej… what do you think that indicates, because I wondered about that also. Apparently not an injury. Was Mejia on his way to STL, or did they need more speed?

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    bikemike, are you suggesting Lynn is a “key player”? I don’t see him being the missing piece they should overpay on.

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    Don’t want Lynn back, don’t need him back. Let him and his 92 mph fastballs walk. He is at his ceiling and there is only one way now and that is down.

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    They definitely need to make some DL decisions today. Playing down is a recipe for losing close games. Using pitchers as pinch runners and hitters is ok in a pinch, but shouldn’t be a strategy, especially with the underperforming bullpen we have.

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