September 28, 2020 at 6:36 am #142337Brian WaltonKeymasterPaid - AnnualSeptember 28, 2020 at 8:42 am #142355
This could be the wildest and least predictable playoffs ever, mostly because of the best of 3 opening round. Anyone can win 2 out of 3.
The two best teams in the NL this season have been the Dodgers and Padres but they would have to face each other in the NLDS instead of the NLCS if they both advance. Hopefully the Cards have something to say about that.
There were a couple of prognosticators on MLB Network last night that both predicted the WS would be the Dodgers vs the Indians. The Dodgers seem like a logical pick but I don’t know about the Indians. Until proven otherwise I will predict a Dodgers vs Yankees WS but the whole thing is a crap shoot.September 28, 2020 at 6:53 pm #142416RatsbuddyParticipantFree
Marcell Ozuna hit .338 with 18 homeruns and 56 rbi’s.
In a full season that averages out to 45-50 homeruns and around 140 rbi’s.
r/Esteemed RatSeptember 29, 2020 at 10:11 am #142497September 29, 2020 at 10:15 am #142500
Good news for Kirilloff and Twins fans. Still hoping he’s on the radar for trades in the Twins’ packed outfield.September 29, 2020 at 10:20 am #14250214NyquisTParticipant
Bad news for the Cards is that 29 other teams will be looking to score one of them away.September 29, 2020 at 3:28 pm #142551
Well it is kind of bad news for Twins fans because the reason Kirilloff made the roster is because Donaldson didn’t.September 29, 2020 at 5:29 pm #142566forsch31ParticipantFree
White Sox and Astros both win their opening games as the visiting team.
Arozarena leads off the 4th inning for the Rays with a hustle triple. Then scores on a wild pitch. Rays lead the Jays in the 5th, 1-0.September 29, 2020 at 5:52 pm #142571
The Astros finished below .500, but sneak away with a win. Why weren’t they the 8th seed? I guess it is because they finished second in their division, while Toronto was third.
As for Ozuna, he was a better player than he showed here, and getting into a better lineup brought that out. And some of it could just be randomness – poor luck for the Cardinals, good fortune for Miami and Atlanta. Maybe he just likes the southeast more than the midwest.September 29, 2020 at 7:41 pm #142588jj-cf-stlParticipantPaid - Annual
In what may be the wild card rounds best SP matchup, Bieber vs Cole, there have been 7 runs scored in 4 innings played.September 29, 2020 at 7:53 pm #142589TinkyParticipantFree
Twins lose their 17th straight playoff game.
That is an incredible statistic.
And they’ve had some good teams. In fact, they were the most impressive team I’ve seen this year (of course I only watch Cardinal games).
Point being, some teams can get it done in the playoffs, and some can’t. Our Cards have fallen into the former category more times than not in recent years. Let’s hope that continues tomorrow.
Go Cards.September 29, 2020 at 9:28 pm #142599BlackHillsCardParticipantFree
The term Twinning has taken a new definition/meaning.September 29, 2020 at 9:39 pm #142602
Since the Twins last won a playoff game, the Cards have won 58.September 29, 2020 at 10:27 pm #142603PugsleyAddamsParticipantPaid - Annual
Twins lose their 17th straight playoff game.
With as rudely as they treated us this year, there are no tears being shed here. How does one lose that many HUGE consecutive games….let alone any kind of games? The only other sports franchise that I know of who would be capable of such dubious futility would of course be the cubbies. Let’s see here…..which pro sports teams have dished out the greatest amount of misery and torment to their fan base? The cubbies hands down head that list. These terrible tournament Twins certainly have to be recognized. And of course who could forget the Buffalo Bills and their string of Super Bowl setbacks? Others?September 29, 2020 at 11:01 pm #142605Euro DandyParticipantFree
That streak reminds me of Vitas Gerulaitis losing 16 consecutive tennis matches to Jimmy Connors. Vitas was a very good player, world top 5 in the 70s. He also had a great line after he finally beat Connors. He started the presser after the match with a tough guy persona and said, “Nobody beats Vitas Gerulaitis 17 times in a row.”September 30, 2020 at 8:31 am #142615Brian WaltonKeymasterPaid - Annual
Today’s eight-game slate starts at 11 a.m.September 30, 2020 at 10:41 am #142639jj-cf-stlParticipantPaid - Annual
Sandy Alcantara starting for MIA vs CHC HendricksSeptember 30, 2020 at 12:59 pm #142659
Have said it a few times, but I hated giving up Alcantara. But we had to give up quality to get quality, even if what we got did not turn out to be quite as much quality as we had hoped.
As for losing streaks, at one time Tony LaRussa had 8 consecutive World Series manager losses, getting swept in 1990 and 2004. I wondered if that was a record but came up with Bill MeKechnie, who was swept in 1928 (as Cardinal manager) and 1939, then lost game one of the 1940 World Series to reach 9.
The Twins streak is something though. I hope they come back and win the next two. Maybe the Astros are getting pitches tipped? 🙂September 30, 2020 at 1:17 pm #142660
So far in Atlanta, Bauer has shut the mighty Braves lineup down on 2 hits and 9 Ks. Max Fried has also been good, spinning 0s on Reds hitters.September 30, 2020 at 1:29 pm #142665so_cal_cards_fanParticipantFree
Maybe there is something to the pitching-beats-hitting paradigm. Braves have the best offense, getting shut down after 7, 0-0. Hopeful when it’s our turn.September 30, 2020 at 2:00 pm #142673
Will Smith, the reliever that the Braves picked up for a hefty sum last winter, has given up 7 homers in 16 innings. Ouch.September 30, 2020 at 2:11 pm #142679so_cal_cards_fanParticipantFree
Devin Williams is out for the wildcard series. Sore shoulder. Espn.September 30, 2020 at 2:43 pm #142688
Reds and Braves still scoreless in the 11th! Two teams more noted for their offense. Go figure. Maybe we will change our spots as well and score 8-6-10 in the three games, losing game two 8-6.September 30, 2020 at 3:09 pm #142690
The Cubs have a 1-0 lead on the Marlins. Our old friend Alcantara would be the hard luck loser if things stay as they are.
The Twins are trailing the Astros 2-1 in the bottom of the 8th. They’ll have to come back or they will spend another year as with that winless stream on their backs.September 30, 2020 at 3:26 pm #142692
The Marlins have scored 5 runs in the top of the 7th and now have a commanding lead. Quite the turn there.
The Twins now trail by two to the Astros. It’s looking bleak in Minnesota.
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