June 6, 2018 at 7:05 pm #55625Brian WaltonKeymasterPaid - Annual
6:10 p.m. RHP Luke Weaver (3-5, 4.41) vs. RHP Matt Harvey (1-4, 5.79) FOX Sports Midwest/KMOXJune 8, 2018 at 8:10 am #55806
The Reds are bad, but so were the Marlins. Hopefully the visit to Cincy is just what the doctor ordered to get the team pointing in the right direction again.June 8, 2018 at 9:09 am #55816bicyclemikeModeratorPaid - Annual
With Weaver throwing, this game is probably a toss-up. Weaver has not developed the consistency to where you feel confident of a win when he is on the hill.
Bottom line though, the Cardinals need to take 2 of 3 over the weekend. A sweep would be great, but if you get 2 of 3 you have done the job.June 8, 2018 at 9:10 am #55817
Don’t look now, but the Cubs are just 1/2 game behind the Brewers. And the Cubs go to Milwaukee for a series early next week.
In my mind these next six games are important for the Redbirds. Reds and Padres. They need to win four of the six.June 8, 2018 at 10:01 am #55824PugsleyAddamsParticipantPaid - Annual
cubbies may find the going tough next week at County stadium, Rat. Same goes for this weekend at Three Rivers…or are they at Wrigley? Cards should get your 4-6 at Riverfront and San Diego Stadium.June 8, 2018 at 10:02 am #55826gscottarParticipantPaid - Annual
The Cubs are going to blow past the Brewers just like last year. The Brewers can’t beat the Cubs head to head to save their life. It must have become psychological.
We are going to be in a battle with the Brewers, Braves, and Phillies for a wild card spot.June 8, 2018 at 12:11 pm #55839thejagerParticipantPaid - Annual
I still dont see the separation of the Cubs to the Cardinals…and Cards to Brewers for that matter. Didnt the Cards sweep the Cubs last time out? Those games all matter.
Central will be beating up on themselves a lot this year…i am not sure the Central will be able to pull a WildCard spot because of it…unless one team pulls away a lot or another team dips way downJune 8, 2018 at 12:21 pm #55841PugsleyAddamsParticipantPaid - Annual
Tough call. I had the cubs pegged for just 5 games over .500 for the year, as I figured their starting pitching would betray them. It’s still early, but unfortunately, I seem to have underestimated them. They now look poised to grab the Central divisional lead and not look back. But….maybe I’ll be wrong once again and they will tail off. If that occurs then my original prediction would be true. And who ever said that two wrongs don’t make a right????June 8, 2018 at 12:42 pm #55843
Maintaining an elite rotation/offense is easier than maintaining an elite bullpen. Bullpens are volatile for a reason and I don’t think that either the Cubs or Brewers have the rotation arms at this moment to run away from the Cardinals. With an offense and bullpen that have both underachieved, St Louis is still in striking distance. If the bullpen in particular can be solved and Pham, Carp, Fowler, Ozuna, Wong, etc don’t take turns where 2 or 3 of them hit like A ball players forced to play MLB..this team could win 95 games. I think that they get 88-90 as is. Hard to say if that’s enough in the NL this year.June 8, 2018 at 2:52 pm #55851Brian WaltonKeymasterPaid - AnnualJune 8, 2018 at 3:53 pm #55858
Anybody know what the weather is like over in Cincinnati for this one? Paul Goodloe of the Weather Channel was talking about how the weather might affect some games tonight and said meteorologist indicated about a 50% chance of rain and storms around Riverfront tonight.
r/RatJune 8, 2018 at 3:58 pm #55859gscottarParticipantPaid - Annual
Yes, the Cards swept the Cubs last time but they have played better since then and we haven’t. What happens at the trade deadline will be important but one front office has a reputation of being more aggressive than the other.
The NL West is an abysmal division so they won’t get a wild card team. The wild cards will come from the Central and/or East.June 8, 2018 at 6:01 pm #55871
After what I’ve just seen on the Doppler Radar I assume the game will be delayed. Nothing but green and yellow and red stuff on the radar in the Cincinnati area.
r/RatJune 8, 2018 at 6:46 pm #55879
The Cards score a couple on homers, but now Weaver is struggling. He walked the pitcher and is facing Hamilton with men on first and second.June 8, 2018 at 6:56 pm #55880
Martinez trying to make everyone forget about his bad defense by punishing baseballs. He hits his second homer of the game, a three run shot to put the Cards up 5-1.June 8, 2018 at 6:58 pm #55881
Ha, JMart making “defense is overrated” statement tonight. He has 2 HRs and 4 RBIs in the first three innings. Cards lead 5-1.June 8, 2018 at 7:10 pm #55882BlackHillsCardParticipantFree
He needs to hit like this more consistently. A few days ago he was negative rWAR.June 8, 2018 at 7:27 pm #55883
Weaver has not been particularly efficient tonight. That’s the problem with his whole year, really. He’s probably going to be out after 5 tonight.
Gotta give him credit for the great defensive play there though.June 8, 2018 at 7:31 pm #55884
Weaver has a future as SS if pitching doesn’t work out for him.June 8, 2018 at 7:44 pm #55885
Nice play by Pham there in center. With the quicker outs, Weaver may get to the 6th after all.June 8, 2018 at 7:51 pm #55886
Guess I might have jinxed him. Luke has the bases loaded and a 2-0 count on Winker.June 8, 2018 at 7:52 pm #55887
Weaver needs to be pulled but the magic “win” will probably be the reason they don’t take him out.June 8, 2018 at 7:54 pm #55888
The popout to right ends the inning, with the score now 5-3. The Cards are gonna need to score a couple more to win, IMO.June 8, 2018 at 7:54 pm #55889
Pham seems to be moving to the ball better tonight.June 8, 2018 at 8:27 pm #55892
I really, really hope I’m wrong but this just feels like the kind of game that the Cards jump out to a lead only to have the other team chip away bit by bit until they walk it off. It’s a gross feeling.
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