2017 MLB Game #159: Cards vs. Cubs Thu Sep 28

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    Brian WaltonBrian Walton
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    Lance Lynn (11-8, 3.47) vs. Kyle Hendricks (7-5, 3.14) 7:15 p.m. FOX Sports Midwest

    #34407
    Brian WaltonBrian Walton
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    Even with a win this evening, the Cards would finish just 6-13 vs. the Cubs this season. There is your whole season summarized right there.

    #34412
    Avatarbccran
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    Along with the overall record against the entire Central Division.

    #34424
    Brian WaltonBrian Walton
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    You cannot beat the teams in your division, you have no business competing for the title.

    However, they did eke out season series against both Cincy and Pittsburgh and would also edge Milwaukee for the year with a sweep this weekend.

    On the other hand, winning just 5 of 18 against the two-time division champion sticks out like a sore thumb. The Cubs are clearly top dog.

    #34426
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    Could be mental. Defeatist attitude.

    #34433
    bicyclemikebicyclemike
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    The difference is not mental, as the Cubs are clearly the better team. Their infield is much better than ours, and they are probably even with us at catcher. Left field might be the only place you could say we are clearly better.

    Their rotation is as good as ours, their bullpen better, and they have some nice depth. They simply have it going on right now, whereas we have slipped back into a period of mediocrity. But a year can make a big difference, so who knows what might happen in 2018.

    #34447
    bicyclemikebicyclemike
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    I am guessing you were being sarcastic in your comment about attitude Cranny, as a defeatist attitude would tend to originate from management. Generally attitude, or what we might call corporate culture, is set by management from both actions and example.

    That would run counter to your thoughts on Matheny as our field manager, thus I am thinking you threw that out there in a tongue-in-cheek manner.

    Fact is though, as I pointed out, the Cubs are a better club than us right now.

    #34448
    Brian WaltonBrian Walton
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    Molina and Wong remain out.

    Carpenter 2B
    Pham LF
    Fowler CF
    J. Martínez 1B
    DeJong SS
    Gyorko 3B
    Piscotty RF
    Kelly C
    Lynn P

    #34459
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    Good call on the corporate culture plus attitude. Every team has one and its unique to all of them. It actually filters down through the entire system. That’s why I like to see the farm teams winning games and championships…. gives the kids a boost.

    #34461
    RatsbuddyRatsbuddy
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    I believe this game starts at 7:15 EST, and 6:15 St. Louis time.

    #34462
    Avatarmspaid
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    bccran:

    So, what is the solution this winter?

    #34468
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    Cubs are even with us at catcher? And all these people telling me Yadi is the best.

    #34478
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    Top of the 5th, Cubs leading 1-0…

    #34479
    Brian WaltonBrian Walton
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    In the game, the Cubs lead 1-0 through four. Gyorko ended the inning at second on a strike em out, throw em out double play.

    #34480
    bicyclemikebicyclemike
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    Ugh, Piscotty. Pitch was right there and he takes it on a 3-2 count with the runner going. Strike ’em out throw ’em out. Ridiculous.

    #34482
    Brian WaltonBrian Walton
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    No decision for Lynn. Leaves after five innings for a PH down 1-0. Looks like this could end his career with the Cardinals.

    #34484
    bicyclemikebicyclemike
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    Nice game for Lynn. Would have liked to see him go a little longer. He has been a real good Cardinal, and will help somebody next year with his durability and stuff.

    #34487
    bicyclemikebicyclemike
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    What ever happened to those Cub road hats with the red bill? They only wore those a few seasons. I’ve never cared for the blue jerseys. The all-gray is a better look.

    #34492
    bicyclemikebicyclemike
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    Strange bringing in Nicasio in the 8th. TV guys speculating, or at least discussing that sometimes other guys cannot go so a managers choices are limited.

    #34495
    bicyclemikebicyclemike
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    Man, what were Martinez and DeJong looking for? Two pitches they could have put a good swing on, and each takes for called strike three.

    #34497
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    15 and 15

    #34498
    bicyclemikebicyclemike
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    Don’t like Matheny burning all these pitchers with 1 inning stints. This is a must win gsme. You don’t want to get caught short. There are a lot of guys available, but these guys have been real efficient and could have easily gone more than 1.

    #34499
    AvatarNJ315
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    16 and 15

    #34500
    bicyclemikebicyclemike
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    And that might put an end to the season. We’ll see if St. Louis can respond with at least one to keep their dim hopes still aglow.

    #34501
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    Bottom of the 11th, Cubs up 2-1 thanks to Gyorko missing a line drive hit…

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