September 22, 2020 at 10:11 pm #141374
RHP Jack Flaherty (4-2, 4.84) vs. RHP Josh Lindblom (2-3, 4.81)/TBA
S Midwest // KMOX // WIJRSeptember 25, 2020 at 6:53 am #141754
Well, today’s a big day for the 2020 Cards’ postseason chances. Jack is the ace and he needs to pitch like it in game 1. Certainly he’s capable of shutting the Brewers down for 7 innings and inching the team one game closer to the playoffs.
One would think that if they found a way to both today, that would just about sew up a playoff spot with the only thing left to determine as the seed. Let’s hope it comes true. After all this year’s chaos, it would be nice to have a couple of down days for the team.September 25, 2020 at 7:49 am #141758
I don’t think the Cardinals can clinch anything today/tonight, but two wins would go a long way.September 25, 2020 at 8:10 am #141761
Giants have a double header vs Padres today (4 game series)
Cubs final 3 @ White Sox
Marlins final 3 @ Yankees
Reds final 3 @ Twins
Phillies final 3 @ Rays
Brewers final 4 @ Cardinals
down the stretch…..September 25, 2020 at 8:17 am #141764
I don’t think the Cardinals can clinch anything today/tonight, but two wins would go a long way.
That’s why I said just about. They’d probably have to lose out to miss the playoffs if they won two today. I don’t know all the scenarios, but the worst the Cards could do then would be .500 so it would seem to require the Giants, Marlins, Reds and Phillies to all win tough series to knock them out.
Hopefully the two wins happen and we can argue scenarios then. 😁September 25, 2020 at 8:23 am #141768
Magic Numbers (win division/make playoffs) after games on Sept 24th
— MLB Magic Numbers ⚾️ (@MLBMagNum) September 25, 2020September 25, 2020 at 8:26 am #141770
The biggest external issue is the Reds. They need to lose while the Cards win to take second place. As I wrote on the front page yesterday, ideally the Cards can avoid playing Monday – and get two days to rest (or really one day to rest and one day to travel).
Otherwise, it is travel to
MNDET on Monday and play two. Then, if they get in, travel to the Wild Card city on Tuesday and play Game 1 on Wednesday. The grind continues…September 25, 2020 at 9:12 am #141779
Otherwise, it is travel to MN on Monday and play two. Then, if they get in, travel to the Wild Card city on Tuesday and play Game 1 on Wednesday. The grind continues…
I think you meant travel to Detroit on Monday.
Would our potential wild card series be in Arlington or Houston? It probably depends on our seeding.September 25, 2020 at 9:19 am #141781
Of course, Detroit Monday. Correction made.
The Wild Card Series location is not in Texas (or California). It is in the home city of the nos. 1-4 seeds. As of this moment, the no. 5 seed Cards would play at no. 4 seed San Diego
Chicago. Personally, I hope it stays that way.September 25, 2020 at 9:26 am #141784
I don’t think the Cubs can be a 4 seed. They will be number 3 if they win the division.September 25, 2020 at 9:31 am #141787
Yes, you are right about seeding. Division winners 1-3. So to be correct, SD would be no. 4 seed right now despite the second-best record in the NL. So goes it being in the same division as the Dodgers…September 25, 2020 at 12:52 pm #141830
I like the lineup for game one. Putting Edman at third and O’Neill in left improves the defense, and O’Neill is a better base runner than Carpenter. I really do not see any value in keeping Carpenter in 2021 with Miller also on board. But who knows what will happen between now and then.
As for the series, we got our win that I figured we could get from pitching. I think this first game today may the one where the bats put up a crooked number and we win along the lines of 9-2. Then game two will be a tough one where we likely get shut down and drop it by a score of 3-1, something like that.September 25, 2020 at 12:53 pm #141831
Miller and Carpenter sit.
1. Kolten Wong (L) 2B
2. Tommy Edman (S) 3B
3. Paul Goldschmidt (R) 1B
4. Paul DeJong (R) SS
5. Yadier Molina (R) C
6. Dexter Fowler (S) DH
7. Dylan Carlson (S) RF
8. Tyler O’Neill (R) LF
9. Harrison Bader (R) CFSeptember 25, 2020 at 12:54 pm #141832
Edit-Brian just beat me to it.
I’m gonna say this one ends 7-1. Jack gets the Brewers back by striking out 11.September 25, 2020 at 2:10 pm #141839
I really do not see any value in keeping Carpenter in 2021
Mike, there are 18.5M reasons why he isn’t going anywhere.September 25, 2020 at 2:16 pm #141841RatsbuddyParticipantFree
Whats the over/under on the number of times O’Neill strikes out in this one?
O/U = 1.5
I’ll take the Over.
r/Esteemed RatSeptember 25, 2020 at 2:19 pm #141842Cardinals27ParticipantPaid - Annual
I just don’t want Carpenter’s option to vest for 2022. He’s dead weight for for 2021. The FO needs to add another infielder in the offseason. Too bad Millers glove is iron.September 25, 2020 at 2:35 pm #141847
We have four outfielders hitting 6-9. I’d love it if they carried the day. Carlson gets the 4 o’clock sun in RF, just find a way rook.September 25, 2020 at 2:49 pm #141849
“Miller and Carpenter sit”
They were 0 for 5 last game vs Lindblom with 2 K’s each and 0 BB’s.
Lindblom went 5 IP, 0 ER, 3 singles, 0 BB’s, 6 K’sSeptember 25, 2020 at 4:23 pm #141855
Yeah, the club would take a financial loss on Carpenter if he was cut. I doubt they could peddle him, although maybe as part of a big deal he could be a thrown in with the Cardinals kicking in a good chunk of his salary. I think he might have a bit of a career resurrection by going home and playing for the Rangers.September 25, 2020 at 4:35 pm #141856
I am going to take the over on O’Neill also, but for home runs. I am going with him cranking two over the boards today.September 25, 2020 at 4:37 pm #141857
Oh, and speaking of Ty the muscle guy, has anyone seen what Marco Gonzales is doing this year? Last I looked he was 7-2 for a sub-.500 club. We do have a lot of pitching, but so far that is another deal where we lost.September 25, 2020 at 4:40 pm #141858UConn CardModeratorPaid - Annual
Flaherty looks like a pumpkin vs the BrewersSeptember 25, 2020 at 4:43 pm #141859bccranParticipant
The deal still has to play out. O’Neill only has 445 major league plate appearances. He was a MLB.com top 100 prospect.September 25, 2020 at 4:56 pm #141860
Flaherty looks like a pumpkin vs the Brewers
Makes you wonder if the Brewers have picked up on a tip that no one else has.
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