2018 Reg Seas Game #29 – vs. White Sox – Wed 5/2

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    Brian Walton
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    12:15 p.m. RHP Carlos Martínez (2-1, 1.43) vs. RHP Lucas Giolito (1-3, 7.71) FOX Sports Midwest/KMOX

    Another day off coming Thursday…

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    Need to get the win today before the other Chicago team comes in.

    For the life of me I can’t figure out why Gyroko is not playing everyday at 3B. He has a good glove and some consistent pop in the bat. Carp, JMart, and Fowler can do a timeshare between 1B and RF.

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    I don’t get that either, gscottar, and have always lobbied for Gyorko to be the regular third baseman. The league is catching up some to Martinez, and he probably needs to take a day off here and there. Carpenter might be ready to go on a hot streak, with those two late ABs last night.

    I look for Carpenter to get a couple of starts at first base coming up.

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    …and of course I am wrong on the lineup. Today’s lineup just came across on my cell phone app, and Carpenter is at third, and Martinez at first again. It’s the exact same lineup as last night in fact.

    Maybe Matheny is taking my constant barrage of comments about lineup stability to heart.

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    Will anyone amongst us be terribly shocked if Cy Giolito tosses the game of his life this afternoon?

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    Pugs is like the Cardinals Sage…speaking all kinds of truth.

    Giolito came into the game with an ERA of 7.71 in 5 games for 25.2 innings (not a small sample size) and has managed to shut the Cardinals completely down for 1 hit. 1 freaking hit!!!

    When does Mabry get fired?!

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    Wow, Giolito mowing the Cards down like dominoes in a scoreless pitcher’s duel in the 6th . . . until Martinez hits a HR . . . and that would be Carlos Martinez.

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    Carlos Martinez just hits a homerun. He’s pitching his heart out and now providing his own offense. Meanwhile the rest of the offense has taken the day off.

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    Before today’s game, Cy Giolito had struck out 6 batters in his last three starts combined (14 IP).

    Through 6 innings today, he has 7 strikeouts

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    And Renteria stays with Giolito one batter too long. Fowler hits career number 100 with Yadi on. Cards up 3-0 bottom of the 7th.

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    Martinez leaves the 8th with one out and Leone comes in. He promptly walks the first batter to bring the tying run to the plate. Runners on 1st and 3rd with one out. Time to get nervous.

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    And just like that, Leone has turned what appeared to be a safe Cards lead into a slim 3-2 advantage. Still in the 8th with 2 outs and Norris coming in for a 4-out save situation with a runner on first. Martinez was at 99 pitches when Matheny brought in Leone.

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    Norris with a big K to strand the tying run in the 8th. More insurance would be nice since we burned the previous insurance provided by Fowler.

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    More little league base running, this time by Pham, kills the 8th. But, that just get us more quickly to the good part. Norris, our seemingly one reliable pen piece, is now ready to lock it down. Hope I didn’t jinx him.

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    And by the way, the runners forgetting how many outs there are on routine flies to get doubled up has now happened at least 3 times since last Friday. Seriously, somebody needed to be fined, benched, suspended, fired or something. That is just embarrassing and evidently nobody is held accountable. This isn’t too hard to get right.

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    Brian Walton
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    Cards hold on to win 3-2 and take both games of the two-game set. St. Louis is now 17-12 on the season.

    Thursday off.

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    Helluva job again by Norris. 4 up, 4 down. Martinez with a great outing to set it all up…oh yeah, the homerun too.

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    Great job by Martinez. Hard to believe this team when they come up to bat. I dread the Cub series.

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    Legitimate MVP (Pham), Cy Young (Martinez), and Rolaids Relief winner (Norris) on this team.

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    Cubs currently losing to the Rockies again. Score in this one is 6-2 in the 7th.

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    Better to win than lose but hopefully the team plays better against the Cubs this weekend. Cmart was good once again and so was Norris.

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    A good thing Martinez pitched a brilliant game because he sure didn’t get any help (3 hits!).

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    Cubs lose to the Rockies 11-2. Darvish the loser. He is 0-3 with an ERA of 6.00. Arrieta is 3-1 with an ERA of 3.49.

    r/Rat

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    7 strikeouts and just 4 hits. Good thing 2 of the hits left the park.

    Always have said better to win ugly (which we did today) than lose pretty.

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    Legitimate MVP (Pham), Cy Young (Martinez), and Rolaids Relief winner (Norris) on this team.

    Not to be too pedantic, but the reliever award is no longer associated with Rolaids, i.e., it’s the Trevor Hoffman award.

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