2018 Reg Seas Game #105 – vs. Cubs – Sun 7/29

Home The Cardinal Nation Forums Open Forum 2018 Reg Seas Game #105 – vs. Cubs – Sun 7/29

Viewing 25 posts - 1 through 25 (of 87 total)
  • Author
    Posts
  • #62151
    Brian Walton
    Keymaster

    Paid - Annual

    7:07 p.m. RHP John Gant (3-3, 3.17) vs. RHP Kyle Hendricks (6-8, 3.99) ESPN/KMOX

    #62841
    Ratsbuddy
    Participant

    Free

    We couldn’t sweep the Cubs at Busch for a 2nd time this season, now, could we? And if we win today we win the season series.

    Contain Rizzo in the leadoff spot and I think we are in business here. If he makes an out to start the game to me that’s a good sign. If he gets on base, that is an ominous sign.

    r/Rat

    #62849
    bicyclemike
    Moderator

    Paid - Annual

    Great to get the first two in this series, but I am starting to see a familiar pattern – Me disagreeing with the way the manager utilizes his pitchers.

    With Hudson starting all season at Memphis, and having a stress free 7th yesterday, I would have kept him in there to finish the game. Now had he gotten in trouble somewhere along the line then sure, you make a change. But using what is the familiar modern-day bullpen tactic of 1-inning pitching, with an 8th and 9th inning guy in a game with a four run lead is a needless burning of your bullpen.

    Add to that no days off for two weeks, and it was not the best way to play the latter innings in my opinion.

    Getting the win is the big thing, but I would have liked to have seen Hudson stretched out a little more, and keep Hicks and Norris from having to warm up and enter a game that was most likely well in hand.

    #62851
    Brian Walton
    Keymaster

    Paid - Annual

    I asked Shildt about that in the post-game and I wrote about it in the article on the home page. Also you can hear his reply in his own words.

    #62854
    PugsleyAddams
    Participant

    Paid - Annual

    Tell you how confident I am with Rat’s Rizzo-Game prognostication….if Rizzo opens the game with a hit, I’m immediately bellowing out a 4 letter word and then hitting the sack. If we retire him, I’m giving the wifey a good celebratorial hug and sending her down to the market for another 12-pak. In the 12 years that I have known Rat, I have never seen him miss one of his mortal lock prognostications.

    #62861
    mudville
    Participant

    Paid - Annual

    Don’t forget this was Hudson’s first time on a major league mound, ever. There’s value in making sure the kid’s first experience stays a memorable one.

    #62864
    Ratsbuddy
    Participant

    Free

    Tell you how confident I am with Rat’s Rizzo-Game prognostication….if Rizzo opens the game with a hit, I’m immediately bellowing out a 4 letter word and then hitting the sack. If we retire him, I’m giving the wifey a good celebratorial hug and sending her down to the market for another 12-pak. In the 12 years that I have known Rat, I have never seen him miss one of his mortal lock prognostications.

    Well, my comments about Rizzo to start the game are NOT one of my premonitions that I get once or twice a year. Its just sort of me thinking out loud.

    Pugs,
    Feel free though to send the old lady down to the store for a 12-pack. Its all good.

    Now its lunch time. Weinersnitzel, Corn OTC, root beer, some soft serve ice cream, and then a cigar while I finish the Reds game.

    r/Rat

    #62869
    PugsleyAddams
    Participant

    Paid - Annual

    Now you tell me it’s NOT one of your mortal lock predictions, Rat! Let me put it this way……if you are wrong on your Rizzo prediction, I’ll be eating spam & rice (very cheap rice) for the next 25 years. Just my luck that my bookie even takes bets on the weather….hey you’d love him, Rat!

    #62871
    Brian Walton
    Keymaster

    Paid - Annual

    #62872
    2011 seems forever
    Participant

    Free

    Predictions for the Game.
    1. Poncedeleon makes an appearance.
    2. Carp and Paul De go deep.
    3. GW. hit comes 7th inn or later.
    4. Cardinals win 5-2
    5. ESPN cameras show Bryant in dugout at least 3×

    #62879
    Ratsbuddy
    Participant

    Free

    Doppler radar as of around 5:00 St. Louis time shows a big pile of green stuff, along with some yellow, in the St. Louis area. But it appears as if it will be out of the St. Louis area well before game time.

    Time will tell, of course.

    #62881
    Brian Walton
    Keymaster

    Paid - Annual

    #62887
    Brian Walton
    Keymaster

    Paid - Annual

    #62895
    Brian Walton
    Keymaster

    Paid - Annual

    #62899
    Brian Walton
    Keymaster

    Paid - Annual

    #62900
    Brian Walton
    Keymaster

    Paid - Annual

    No stated target start time.

    #62901
    PugsleyAddams
    Participant

    Paid - Annual

    So much for the reliability of your Doppler radar, Rat. I like 2011SeemsForever’s crack predictions. I’m thinking he nails 4-5….3-5 at the least, which is a pretty fair clip….it’ll get you to Cooperstown. We NEED to get this game in. I don’t consider a 2 game series can be classified as a real sweep, so we need to play this baby.

    #62902
    CardinalBabe1982
    Participant

    Free

    I need to try this salsa.

    #62904
    PugsleyAddams
    Participant

    Paid - Annual

    Mateo’s Gormet Salsa, CardinalBabe1982? It’s the tastiest I’ve encountered, but I can only find it at Costco.

    #62905
    Ratsbuddy
    Participant

    Free

    So much for the reliability of your Doppler radar, Rat.

    Pugs,
    I hope its only about a 45 minute to an hour rain delay. If its any longer than that I might be too tired to watch an episode of Barnaby Jones later tonight after the game.

    r/Rat

    #62906
    Brian Walton
    Keymaster

    Paid - Annual

    8:25 is tentative start time.

    #62908
    PugsleyAddams
    Participant

    Paid - Annual

    We really could be facing a crisis here….. I’ll never look at life quite the same way if Rat misses Barnaby Jones tonight. 8:25p start time….polish these bums off by 11:14pm….puts Barnaby right in Rat’s wheelhouse for going nite-nite before 12:30am.

    #62909
    stlcard25
    Participant

    Paid - Annual

    Sorry for the delay, guys. Obviously they knew that I’d be busy til about 9 and brought the rain in to delay til I could get home to watch the brooms come out.

    #62911
    stlcard25
    Participant

    Paid - Annual

    Settled in now with a cold root beer and ready to see what Gant can do against this lineup!

    #62912
    stlcard25
    Participant

    Paid - Annual

    Well, he got Rizzo out but Zobrist took him deep to right. 1-0 Scrubs

Viewing 25 posts - 1 through 25 (of 87 total)
  • You must be logged in to reply to this topic.

First-hand news and commentary on the St. Louis Cardinals™ and minor league system for over 20 years