April 3, 2018 at 7:30 pm #47319
RHP Michael Wacha (0-1, 7.71) vs. RHP Robbie Ray (1-0, 10.80), 6:15 p.m., FS Midwest/MLB Network/KMOX/CRN
Update: Adam Wainwright to start instead.April 3, 2018 at 7:36 pm #47322
12:00 – 3:15 p.m. Opening Day Pep Rally at Ballpark Village: Join Fredbird, Team Fredbird and DJ Todd Thomas at the Ballpark Village parking lot for the Cardinals Opening Day Pep Rally. This event is free for all fans to attend and will proceed rain or shine. Danny Cox, Kyle McClellan and the FOX Sports Midwest announcers will stop by with plenty of Cardinals prizes and even some Opening Day tickets to give away. Food and drinks will be available for purchase as well.
3:00 p.m. Gates Open
2018 Cardinals Magnet Schedule: All ticketed-fans, ages 21 and older, will receive a magnet featuring the 2018 Cardinals schedule, compliments of Budweiser.
3:00 – 4:00 p.m. Cardinals Batting Practice (subject to change)
4:00 – 5:00 p.m. Diamondbacks Batting Practice (subject to change)
5:30 p.m. Pregame ceremonies begin with an appearance by the famed Budweiser Clydesdales
Introduction of St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson and St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger
Introduction of Fredbird and Team Fredbird
5:35 p.m. Hall of Famers will be introduced via a Ford Motorcade around the warning track. Hall of Famers will be riding in 2018 Ford Mustang convertibles.
Introduction of 2017 Cardinals Hall of Fame Induction Class
Cardinals Opening Day Video
5:50 p.m. Introduction of Cardinals principal owner and CEO, Bill DeWitt Jr.
Introduction of the 2018 St. Louis Cardinals via Ford Motorcade. The players will ride in 2018 Ford F-150 Raptors.
Introduction of the Arizona Diamondbacks
Color Guard and American Flag in center field, courtesy of the service men and women of Scott Air Force Base and Fort Leonard Wood, respectively.
6:05 p.m. National Anthem performed by Colleen Schoendienst, daughter of Hall of Famer Red Schoendienst
6:07 p.m. KC-135 Flyover (weather permitting)
6:09 p.m. Ceremonial First Pitch by Bob Gibson to Tim McCarver in recognition of Bob Gibson’s historic 1968 season.
6:15 p.m. First Pitch
Watching on TV
Fans can watch the pregame ceremonies in High Definition on FOX Sports Midwest beginning at 5:30 p.m. Live pregame coverage will start at 4:00 p.m. The game will also be broadcast nationally outside of the Cardinals home television territory on MLB Network.
Fans can tune into KMOX (1120 AM) or one of the 150 stations in the Cardinals Radio Network to hear Mike Shannon and John Rooney call the game. The Ameren Total Access Show starts at 4:40 p.m.April 4, 2018 at 1:27 pm #47434
2018 Cardinals home opener on FOX Sports Midwest and FOX Sports GO
3 p.m. Cardinals Legends: 1967 World Champions
3:30 p.m. Cardinals Legends: 1987 National League Champions
4 p.m. Live: Toyota Cardinals Live pregame
FOX Sports GO stream: https://a.fsgo.com/VJHbNJWxQL
5:30 p.m. Live: Pregame ceremony inside Busch Stadium
FOX Sports GO Stream: https://a.fsgo.com/W7dhBGXxQL
6:15 p.m. Live: 2018 home opener: Arizona Diamondbacks at Cardinals
FOX Sports GO Stream: https://a.fsgo.com/W7dhBGXxQL
9 p.m. Live: Missouri Lottery Cardinals Live postgameApril 4, 2018 at 3:44 pm #47440RatsbuddyParticipantFree
Looks like the weather might be good enough for this one. But the rest of the weekend, uh oh……
r/RatApril 4, 2018 at 4:03 pm #47443
Adam Wainwright will come off the DL and start.April 5, 2018 at 8:58 am #47522PadsFSParticipantFree
I’m really happy to see that Molina is crushing the ball so far this year. I like him where he’s hitting and hopefully he can give us some surplus value on his contract in this first year of the deal.April 5, 2018 at 10:00 am #47544PadsFSParticipantFree
Last night we were kind of in a tough spot with guys that could be used out of the bullpen having burned so many the previous nights. I would assume everyone is available tonight.April 5, 2018 at 2:39 pm #47589April 5, 2018 at 3:15 pm #47593RatsbuddyParticipantFree
And whats the weather like in St. Louis today?
r/RatApril 5, 2018 at 7:45 pm #47610
Wainwright out after 3 2/3 innings with runners on the corners. Arizona up 3-0. Bowman came on in relief, and got out of the jam.April 5, 2018 at 8:20 pm #47611
Bowman looked a lot like Wainwright, getting behind on a lot of counts. Strands two in the fifth with the Cards down 3-1.April 5, 2018 at 8:47 pm #47612
Sherriff hit in the leg by a liner and left the game. Interesting that Leone was brought in a game with the Cards down by two in the top of the sixth. One runner on. He didn’t get Goldschmidt, his first batter, but secured a grounder from the next hitter to end T6th.April 5, 2018 at 9:01 pm #47614BlackHillsCardParticipantFree
Did Mike Mayers get put into Cardinals purgatory? Geezus is he still on the team? Its awesome to see the Cardinals ‘waste’ a roster spot on a guy who they will never use in a game. This is exactly why having an 8-man bullpen is stupid.April 5, 2018 at 9:10 pm #47617
BHC, I went ahead and started a separate thread on the pen usage. Should be a lively discussion.April 5, 2018 at 9:23 pm #47619
Wainwright was just bad tonight. Hope he got it out of his system.April 5, 2018 at 9:37 pm #47624
12 more strikeouts tonight ouch.April 5, 2018 at 9:53 pm #47626NJ315Participant
13 strikeouts 2 hitsApril 5, 2018 at 9:53 pm #47627
13 strikeouts and 2 hits not going to win many games with that kind of production.April 5, 2018 at 9:57 pm #47630
The home opener ends with a thud as the offense is held to two hits by Robbie Ray and four Arizona relievers. The 3-1 loss drops St. Louis’ record to 3-4 on the season.April 6, 2018 at 12:51 am #47640858booyahParticipantFree
This rotation has got to have a sense of urgency. Waino isn’t any different then in previous seasons. He doesn’t have Verlander arm.
It’s time for a changing of the guard! Flaherty time is now!April 6, 2018 at 4:05 am #47641TexasCardParticipantFree
That’s not the game you hope for on opening night at home. They did only give up 3 even though the pitching was very shaky. But the offense has to get better and more consistent and that has to happen quickly. Too many good hitters in the lineup to K 13 times against 2 hits. That’s ridiculous and unacceptable.April 6, 2018 at 9:49 am #47687Bw52ParticipantPaid - Annual
Its like the old Lefthand pitcher jinx that used to nail the Cards all the time except there are only 2 lefty batters in the lineup.Strange indeed.Cards made Robbie Ray look like Steve Carlton.April 6, 2018 at 9:53 am #47688
Ray is a very good pitcher, but then four relievers threw three perfect innings to finish the game. Each reliever collected one strikeout to increase the total from nine to 13.April 6, 2018 at 9:54 am #47689gscottarParticipantPaid - Annual
Why is Wong in the doghouse? Not only did he not start he didn’t even pinch hit. He was passed over by Garcia. I don’t get it.April 6, 2018 at 1:00 pm #47710mspaidParticipantFree
Here’s a possibility:
15 at bats
.067 batting average
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