June 16, 2018 at 6:23 pm #56650Brian WaltonKeymasterPaid - Annual
12:05 p.m. RHP Michael Wacha (8-2, 3.24) vs. RHP Jake Arrieta (5-5, 3.33) FOX Sports Midwest/KMOXJune 20, 2018 at 6:45 am #57329
This is a big game for momentum heading into Milwaukee this weekend. Can Wacha put his woeful last start behind him and pitch like the guy we saw for the two months before? Can Arrieta keep getting by with his below average K rate? The Cards could easily have won the first two games…or lost the first two. A series win on the road against a team competing for the playoffs with them would be key.
I think Wacha will be up to the task, but will the offense keep scoring? Having Marp, Pham and one of Martinez or Ozuna rolling sure makes it look a lot more potent and getting Dejong back for the #5 spot would put it solidly above average IMO if those guys keep performing.June 20, 2018 at 11:04 am #57364RatsbuddyParticipantFree
I should be able to watch the first few innings before I leave to head to the Amish restaurant down the road for my late lunch. Hopefully the offense we saw late in the game last night will return again.
I’m not sure what Arrieta’s lifetime record is against us but I do expect Wong to be back in the lineup again today.
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Wacha SSJune 20, 2018 at 11:12 am #57369858booyahParticipantFree
I get the lefthanded lineup but Fowler man….
I hope it works and Dexter gets a hit and only strikes out on a mid nineties fastball once today.June 20, 2018 at 12:28 pm #57373
Yadi ties it up with a jack
After his time off he needed a little time to get back in the swing of things but he seems to be getting his timing back well. He has been raking
Yadi is an amazing baseball player, there is every reason to project his decline and replacement but he has been worth every penny of his extension so farJune 20, 2018 at 12:33 pm #57374NJ315Participant
I will always be glad we didn’t sign Arrieta.
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Wacha in trouble in the third…two singles and Santana draws a smooth walk to load the bases with one out.June 20, 2018 at 1:06 pm #57377
A strikeout, a grounder and Wacha escapes with a tie intact. Pitch count is high though (story of the last couple weeks, eh?)June 20, 2018 at 1:23 pm #57379
Wacha gives up the gopher ball and the lead. 3-1 Phillies.
Are we seeing the usual Wacha regression, or a blip on the radar? Certainly it’s concerning. Lots of 2 strike problems for him.June 20, 2018 at 1:23 pm #5738014NyquisTParticipantPaid - Annual
Ouch…. right down Broadway. Down 3-1June 20, 2018 at 1:25 pm #57381
Out comes the trainer. Wacha is exiting with an injury.June 20, 2018 at 1:35 pm #57382
Mayers in. Great play by Wong to end the inning.June 20, 2018 at 1:40 pm #57383
Wacha’s injury is a left oblique strain, per early reports.June 20, 2018 at 1:47 pm #5738514NyquisTParticipantPaid - Annual
If Wacha goes down some may be tempted to close up shop. What has happened to our once highly ranked rotation?June 20, 2018 at 2:00 pm #57388
Molina with his second homer of the day ties it up!June 20, 2018 at 2:10 pm #57389
Cecil hangs one that is banged off the wall for a one out double. I’m not sure why you use Cecil in a tie game but he has to be used eventually I suppose.June 20, 2018 at 2:14 pm #57390
Cecil buckles down and gets out of the inning. He actually looked decent there.June 20, 2018 at 2:16 pm #57391
MLB debut for the Phillies pitcher. You know what this means…June 20, 2018 at 2:18 pm #57393Euro DandyParticipantFree
Phils bringing Davis to replace Arrieta. This is Davis’ MLB debut — not a good thing for us! I guess that’s a joke, but it seems like the truth. Garcia gets a base hit off Davis to start out his career the right way.June 20, 2018 at 2:26 pm #57396
nice work to come back from that double by Cecil
no good about Wacha…i was worried about MAyers too after that comebacker
I think Hudson or Gant or Poncedeleon are probably gonna get that spot
Gant and POnce probably getting the nod with their placement on the 40man already…but Hudson seems the most exciting
also our rotation hasntb een all that great the last couple turns…overall it is still our strength
the pen (especially GOmber and BRebbia…especially BRebbia) have really started to figure it out
and our offense despite the low overall numbers has really started to turn it around
similar thing happened last year too..rotation really helped us early whiel pen and lineup struggled….then the hitters started to hit and the rotation tailed offJune 20, 2018 at 2:33 pm #57397
Pham strikes out with two on to end the Cards 7th. He’ll need another at bat to extend his hit streak.June 20, 2018 at 2:37 pm #57398Euro DandyParticipantFree
I’m liking Brebbia too. His slider looks really good at times. I was hoping, and would have liked to test him in the 10th inning a couple games ago.
Tui gets blasted to give up the lead. It just seems he’ll never develop the ability to locate.June 20, 2018 at 2:37 pm #57399
Phillies retake the lead on a crushed homer by Herrera. Every one of these games has followed the same pattern.June 20, 2018 at 2:43 pm #57401
Herrera has been on fire…sometimes you tip your cap to a guy that is hot
now it looks like JMart is hurt…shoulder or elbow colliding with the runner receiving the throw from Carp…
out of the game…. yikes
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