July 23, 2017 at 7:58 pm #28413Brian WaltonKeymasterPaid - Annual
Mike Leake (6-8, 3.39) vs. Antonio Senzatela (10-3, 4.67) 7:08 p.m. FOX Sports Midwest and ESPNJuly 24, 2017 at 3:38 pm #28523Brian WaltonKeymasterPaid - AnnualJuly 24, 2017 at 3:46 pm #28524LoganAlpha30X7ParticipantFree
Guess that we’re not going to trade anybody before tonight’s game…hope Leake pitches well…July 24, 2017 at 4:47 pm #28532RatsbuddyParticipantFree
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/RatJuly 24, 2017 at 5:03 pm #28533
Would rather see Wong second, Pham third, and DeJong 5th.July 24, 2017 at 5:33 pm #28536bicyclemikeModeratorPaid - Annual
Exactly – that’s how I would have done it. I also do not like Molina in the 5 spot. I would have gone:
GrichukJuly 24, 2017 at 5:52 pm #28541
Good adjustments.July 24, 2017 at 6:19 pm #28545RatsbuddyParticipantFree
I’d rather go with this lineup myself:
Leake PJuly 24, 2017 at 6:51 pm #28547
Unfortunately, those numbers for Stanton are just too big.
Limits flexibility in the future.July 24, 2017 at 8:36 pm #28551
Cards don’t want to skew to a disproportionate percentage of total payroll paid to one singular player.July 24, 2017 at 8:47 pm #28553
Leake has looked good so far.July 24, 2017 at 9:11 pm #28555858booyahParticipantFree
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.July 24, 2017 at 9:19 pm #28556
Bullpen in, two batters two runs. And the third reaches on a single.July 24, 2017 at 9:21 pm #28558CariocaCardinalParticipantPaid - Monthly
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.July 24, 2017 at 9:24 pm #28559858booyahParticipantFree
Yeah this team can’t afford to lightly. Too bad the manager does.
Another hit and here’s Arenado!July 24, 2017 at 9:39 pm #28560
Big run out there at 2nd base.July 24, 2017 at 9:54 pm #28561
I think a 6 run lead with three outs to go is safe.July 24, 2017 at 9:59 pm #28562LoganAlpha30X7ParticipantFree
Don’t jinx it…July 24, 2017 at 10:43 pm #28567SoonerinNCParticipantPaid - Annual
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.July 24, 2017 at 10:56 pm #28569Euro DandyParticipantFree
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.July 25, 2017 at 9:48 am #28602
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.July 25, 2017 at 9:48 am #28604
Of course, Fowler is a switch-hitter, not a LH-only bat.July 25, 2017 at 9:51 am #28605
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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