2017 MLB Game #99: Cards vs. Rockies: Mon Jul 24

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    Brian Walton
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    Mike Leake (6-8, 3.39) vs. Antonio Senzatela (10-3, 4.67) 7:08 p.m. FOX Sports Midwest and ESPN

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    Guess that we’re not going to trade anybody before tonight’s game…hope Leake pitches well…

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    Cubs lose to the WhiteSox today 3-1. Our old umpire buddy Angel Hernandez called Willson Contreras out on strikes to end it. The last two pitches were borderline fastballs and Angel gave them the right arm. Contreras was honked after the called 3rd strike. Steve Stone said they were both strikes. Contreras might have actually swung at the last one.

    It sort of worries me to put DeJong in the 3rd slot in the lineup. A lot of pressure for a young hitter.

    r/Rat

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    Would rather see Wong second, Pham third, and DeJong 5th.

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    Exactly – that’s how I would have done it. I also do not like Molina in the 5 spot. I would have gone:

    Fowler
    Wong
    Pham
    Gyorko
    DeJong
    Voit
    Molina
    Grichuk

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    Good adjustments.

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    I’d rather go with this lineup myself:

    Carpenter 1B
    Pham LF
    Fowler CF
    Stanton RF
    Gyorko 3B
    Molina C
    DeJong SS
    Wong 2B
    Leake P

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    Unfortunately, those numbers for Stanton are just too big.
    Limits flexibility in the future.

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    Cards don’t want to skew to a disproportionate percentage of total payroll paid to one singular player.

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    Leake has looked good so far.

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    Martinez off the bench with a solo homer.

    I think Martinez has done what they’ve asked of him. He just a poor defender where they need him to be solid. Still think he can stick somewhere next year or possibly be involved in a trade after the deadline.

    Pham with his 14th.

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    Bullpen in, two batters two runs. And the third reaches on a single.

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    Martinez is a weak defender so of course Matheny double switches to leave Martinez in for late any defense. I haven’t been overly critical.of Matheny but some things are just too baffling to defend.

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    Yeah this team can’t afford to lightly. Too bad the manager does.

    Another hit and here’s Arenado!

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    Big run out there at 2nd base.

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    I think a 6 run lead with three outs to go is safe.

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    Don’t jinx it…

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    Could tell we won by the small number of posts. Just kidding.

    I thought DeJong did an excellent job in the 3 hole. Good plate discipline and hit the ball hard. Also excellent play on defense.

    Big K by Brebbia of Aredondo and Siegrist of Parra. I was hoping they would have left Brebbia in to see how he handled the pressure. We need a reliever we can count on and he looks like just as good as any of them.

    Diaz got a couple of hits tonight including a long home run. Selby reports that the Buddah (Mark Budaski, Memphis hitting coach) is making good progress with Diaz.

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    I had the same thought on testing Brebbia further. However, I’ve been pleasantly surprised at how well Siegrist has looked in his four appearances since returning. He looks like a new guy with the improved command and pitch variation. Just hope it sticks.

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    To those calling for Wong batting second, Matheny always caters to LH RH LH type lineups when he can.

    Fowler and Wong were the only LH bats in the lineup last night. He would never put them together. That’s also why we don’t see Fowler second when Carpenter plays. Pham splits the two up.

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    Of course, Fowler is a switch-hitter, not a LH-only bat.

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    That Brebbia/Aronado matchup worried me. Brebbia couldn’t get his breaking stuff over. He got lucky with Aronado missing a couple. That call for the outside change-up was masterful though.

    Did Zach Duke always switch up his pitching mechanics from pitch-to-pitch like that? I can’t remember what he did last year.

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