June 9, 2018 at 6:32 pm #55996UConn CardModeratorPaid - Annual
Down goes Scooter!June 9, 2018 at 6:33 pm #55997UConn CardModeratorPaid - Annual
THAT’S A WINNER!!!!!!June 9, 2018 at 6:38 pm #55998Euro DandyParticipantFree
Hicks looked great as closer, striking out the side. Votto singled with one out, but even so, Hicks pitched him well.June 9, 2018 at 6:40 pm #56002Euro DandyParticipantFree
Cards keep pace with Brewers and Cubs by winning today. Unfortunately, the Cubs are on a roll now.June 9, 2018 at 6:42 pm #56003Brian WaltonKeymasterPaid - Annual
St. Louis wins 6-4 to improve to 35-27 on the season.June 9, 2018 at 7:18 pm #56004thejagerParticipantPaid - Annual
Wins a wins a win
All you can do is play the teams on your schedule. At this point in the season that’s all that really matters a few games back or a hit streak by another team or two doesn’t really matter much as long as you take care of your own games.
I wish we could few better with 3 run leads than we are showing but the offense is waking up a bit and the rotation gives us about 5-6 inning a every night to the offense to find a lead
Using gomber again tonight and Hicks when Cecil is healthy I think might be indication that Cecil is on thin ice. He should have been the guy in late but we’d rather basically make Hicks and Gomber off limit Sunday rather than take a hance with Cecil.
Losing Lyons and Sherriff might have given him more leash but I think even that is running out.
If we can find a lefty backend man o think he might be let go. Unfortunate as I had hopes for a nice rebound year from him.June 9, 2018 at 9:02 pm #56005Cardinals27ParticipantPaid - Annual
I think Hicks should be the closer. Cards still need more relief help.June 10, 2018 at 8:36 am #56025PugsleyAddamsParticipantPaid - Annual
Yep, Hicks time might be upon us. Even though he started out the first few weeks of season with that 0.00 era, I think we have seen vast improvement in his game over the past month. He’s quickly learning how to become a pitcher, which has to be quite frightening to opposing teams. Arbitrationally speaking, doesn’t he have to be sent down for a short stint before season’s end? If so, that really puts management in a pickle as he’s too badly needed to even contemplate such a move.June 10, 2018 at 8:43 am #56026bicyclemikeModeratorPaid - Annual
Fortunately the Reds continue to prop up our season. We are below .500 against the teams on our schedule other than Cincinnati. But that is how it goes, however the club needs to find a way to play over .500 against non-Cincy teams to stay in it.
A good test is coming up next weekend with the Cubs series.June 10, 2018 at 10:23 am #56038gscottarParticipantPaid - Annual
Interesting point about Hicks becoming the closer. Could we see that in the near future? Norris has been taking on a little more water lately and is starting to sink.June 10, 2018 at 10:59 am #56040SoonerinNCParticipantPaid - Annual
I think Hicks graduated to at least a part time closer last night.June 10, 2018 at 11:28 am #56042stlcard25ParticipantPaid - Annual
The Cards may be dominating Cincy but it’s the teams with losing records that are the issue. 11-10 against >.500 clubs, 9-0 against Cincinnati and 15-17 against the rest of the sub .500 clubs. We simply must do better against the Miami and KC types to hang in the Central.June 10, 2018 at 11:44 am #56043PugsleyAddamsParticipantPaid - Annual
Simply put, if the Cincinnati Reds ceased to exist and hence were not on our 2018 schedule , our Cards would be very probable sellers as this year’s trade deadline approached…..God love them!!June 10, 2018 at 11:56 am #56044stlcard25ParticipantPaid - Annual
Or you could say that if the Cardinals played at their normal clip against the bad teams on the schedule so far (which is about .560 win percentage), they would be tied for the best record in the NL right now.
Sure, winning 9 straight against any team is difficult no matter the circumstances but there have been some real clunkers by this team in other series against bad teams. If they play normally against them, the overall record should improve.
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