2018 Reg Seas Game #4 – at Brewers – Mon 4/2

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    Brian WaltonBrian Walton
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    RHP Miles Mikolas (NR in 2017) vs. RHP Zach Davies (13-8, 3.98 in 2017), 1:10 p.m., FS Midwest/KMOX.

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    On a good note, wont have to worry about a weather report for this one.

    On a bad note, I am having a root canal at 11:00 tomorrow in Bloomington at the Endodontist. If I survive I hope to be back home for the 1st pitch. But I bet that Endodontist wont let me smoke a cigar tomorrow during the game, you wait and see. Guess I’ll have to make me some ice cream in my new soft serve machine when I get home.

    r/Rat

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    I’m having a rough work week and have to go in on my day off. So I don’t think I’ll catch this one. Maybe the replay If I’m lucky or maybe in the bar at work and can sneak in an inning. Will be watching Tuesday for sure. I’ve seen more Padre baseball this season.

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    Brian WaltonBrian Walton
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    The Brew Crew are coming off an opening series sweep. Here is St. Louis’ lineup. Really interesting to me that it is the same lineup that started against the lefty Matz in NY on Sunday. Guess he is going with the lineup that scored five. Key difference from Games 1 and 2 is Gyorko over Wong.

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    The Mets announcers yesterday were all over the Cards lack of baseball fundamental play, saying that George Kissell would be “turning over in his grave watching this team”. -Keith Hernandez. Ron Darling was also all over Jose Martinez for his not knowing the basics of playing 1st base. In a sense he is right… Martinez had a horrible series defensively. Butwe need that bat in the lineup. Oquendo has to work overtime with JM.

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    Cross your fingers for Mikolas.

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    I wasnt able to get an up close look at gyroko in nyc as i was in the 3rd deck for games : / but watching him yesterday it looked like he has dropped a few lbs or at least gotten in better shape in the offseason..not sure if he has mentioned that or its been noted anywhere

    hoping martinez can keep this up against righties….

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    There’s a lot of Yankee fans grumbling in NYC about their opener being snowed out. New Yorkers are just plan worn out with the continuous snowfalls. The snow is heavy and just plain annoying. I have 6″ here and still snowing. Grrrrr. I think that too many guys put their snow shovels away prematurely. Speaking of which, I need to go out and clean where the plow finally came through.

    ps. Milwaukee is at 33 degrees now but should warm up to 37 by game time. Overcast.

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    what fundamentals were the Cardinals failing at? Jose isnt a very good defender anywhere…but outside of him making some dumb mistakes who messed anything up?

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    Gyorko said he stopped eating bread and lost 20 pounds or more. He had a rough spring, but about the same as his prior two years.

    It is beating a dead horse, but MLB scheduling could have avoided the cold weather cities with smarter planning.

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    That is an interesting lineup against a RH pitcher. I don’t mind JMart playing everyday because we need his bat but I don’t like the idea of Wong sitting more than he has to. He kind of has a fragile psyche and Matheny doesn’t need to bench him for no good reason. He needs to be our everyday 2B, especially against righties.

    BTW, I admire Jedd’s new eating habits. I am trying to go low carb myself. It isn’t easy but I’m sticking with it.

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    Sick of the snow here in NJ also. Let’s build on yesterday’s win and go that Brewers! My concern now is Wong. His swing looks off.

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    New to the board here. I have viewed on and off for years, but never posted. Since MLB shut down the team boards, where I had been, I have decided to stat talking some baseball here.

    Gyorko looks in much better shape.

    I really thought today they might go with the better defense today with Mikolas on the mound, and not see Martinez in the line-up. But the way he’s hitting its hard to remove him. As for Martinez defense at 1B. I think he makes Matt Adams look like he knew what he was doing, and I coundn’t stand to watch Adams waller around in the dirt over there.

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    they were saying on the broadcast that he had his bat on his shoulder in ST but he is back to having the bat lower now in the regular season which seemed rather quick so early in the season to make a change like that (even if it is the way he did it last year)

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    Wong should be starting today over Gyorko. Matheny’s looking at career numbers vs Davies it appears.

    Important that Mikolas limits the damage in the early innings. I really hope if he’s in some trouble early and we’re within striking distance they pull the plug and make it a bullpen game.

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    Hey 667…. Welcome aboard and glad you got your feet wet. This is a good place to comment. MLB is a mess, there are some knowledgeable folks here that will chime in to reply to your postings. So talk it up, the more the merrier.

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    Welcome, 667!

    Having watched the team before the games in NY, I can assure you that Oquendo is working directly with Martinez at 1B. Whether he can get that plane to fly smoothly is another question.

    Here’s Oquendo, after fielding a grounder at 1B, showing Martinez how to make the throw to get the lead runner at 2B. (part of my members article from Sunday)

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    Cardinals and Brewers both go in order in the 1st. Where is Pugsley???

    I survived the root canal and Endodontist in Bloomington today. Made it home in time for the first pitch. There were some pretty hot gals working at the endodontist office too!

    r/Rat

    #47180
    Brian WaltonBrian Walton
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    Solo HR to dead center by Manny Pina, but Cards came back for two. Mikolas couldn’t hold the lead as Lorenzo Cain crushed an upper deck shot in left-center on a breaking pitch that broke over the center of the dish. It re-tied the score at 2-2, B3rd.

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    Mikolas remind anybody else of Ryan Dempster a little?

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    I think Mikilos is always going to be at risk to give up a lot of homers given his tendency to always be around the plate.

    #47183
    Brian WaltonBrian Walton
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    Wow. 2-run HR by Mikolas gives him the lead back. 4-2 T5th.

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    So Mo actually did sign a second middle order bat for this year? Good to know Mikolas can give as well as take.

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    When your pitcher hits a home run you just have to win the game right…

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    Brian WaltonBrian Walton
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    Three run shot by DeJong against reliever Brandon Woodruff breaks the game open. 8-2 B6th.

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