September 15, 2021 at 7:04 pm #172549Brian WaltonKeymasterPaid - Annual
RHP Miles Mikolas (0-2, 5.47) vs. Vince Velasquez
Also BSSW+ in Oklahoma and Arkansas and BSSO in TN, KY and MSSeptember 16, 2021 at 5:22 am #172614
This will be game 146. We need Mikolas to get his act together. No more 5 IP, 4 ER.September 16, 2021 at 6:24 am #172615stlcard25ParticipantPaid - Annual
The Cards have only this series and then finish off with the final 13 against Milwaukee and Chicago. Two teams kinda going in the opposite direction there, so it sort of balances out some tough games with winnable ones against a tanking team.
That leaves this series as a sort of pivot point. If San Diego keeps their rotation order, we should be facing Paddack, Lamet and Darvish, their three best pitchers. So that will be a challenge. Still, the goal is clear…win this series and you’re in pretty good shape for that final wild card slot. Like blingboy says, hopefully Mikolas is up to the task for game 1. This series is gonna feel like a playoff series.September 16, 2021 at 7:10 am #172618PugsleyAddamsParticipantPaid - Annual
I only wish Bling had carried on longer. If he had, I think we’d be looking at one of the great sports inspirational/kick in the butt speeches of our time.September 16, 2021 at 7:52 am #172620ZTRParticipantFree
For the Padres, Cards, and Reds the ‘playoffs’ started about 2 weeks ago.September 16, 2021 at 8:36 am #172624
Huge series. You win 2 of these and the confidence really takes hold. You get that “Why not us?” kind of feeling.
Lose two or three and you start to think “Well, we gave it a nice run.” Not totally, but it puts some doubt in your mind that you can really do this.
At this point I do not have much confidence in Mikolas. Hate to start the series down one, but would put the odds about 55/45 on that happening. Man I was Jack were healthy.September 16, 2021 at 8:39 am #172625cardsfan64ParticipantFree
Won’t be Paddack starting, he went on the IL on Sept. 13.September 16, 2021 at 11:44 am #172634
The Giants announcers said last night that Velasquez will start for the Padres on Friday night. He was recently released by the Phillies and the Padres picked him up.
r/Esteemed RatSeptember 16, 2021 at 11:54 am #17263614NyquisTParticipant
Starters for SD = Fri unannounced – Sat Darvish – Sun Arrieta…… ESPNSeptember 16, 2021 at 1:57 pm #172639
Reds have a 1-0 lead on the Pirates at Forbes Field in the 7th inning. This is the Thursday afternoon game, of course. Sounds like the Pirates have them right where they want them..:)
r/Esteemed RatSeptember 16, 2021 at 2:41 pm #172640
Reds win 1-0.September 16, 2021 at 4:38 pm #172643
Padres have a 4-0 lead on the Giants in the 5th at the Polo Grounds. This could be two wins in a row for San Diego. We dont want them getting hot as they come to Busch.
r/Esteemed RatSeptember 16, 2021 at 7:19 pm #172650
Padres hang on to down the Giants 7-4 at Candlestick. Not good news, that being the Giants lost the last two games to the Padres. We need to stay on a roll.
r/Esteemed RatSeptember 16, 2021 at 9:19 pm #172653
Padres hang on to down the Giants 7-4 at Candlestick. Not good news, that being the Giants lost the last two games to the Padres.
Rat, maybe it’s good in that it could help LA win their division, and the Cards keep winning to get WC2 spot anyway. Cards won the season series against SF, but not against LA. Also, I believe LA has more starting pitching options that could stop the Cards in a one-game wild card matchup.
Plus, I’d love to see the Cards play another game in Candlestick.September 17, 2021 at 8:34 am #172663
Using run differential as the basis, the Padres are a better team than us. Thus if we factor out the fluky things, San Diego takes two or three in this series and likely gets the second wild card.
But you never know. Maybe we become the best team over these final two weeks. As some have said here, you gotta play the games. After all based solely on numbers, the Yankees swept the 1960 World Series.September 17, 2021 at 9:21 am #172665
Using run differential as the basis, the Padres are a better team than us.
True, they are +54 and we are -5. But the Dodgers are +244 and we just split 4 games with them.
you gotta play the games
Real games played by humans, not simulated games played by bags of stats.
We can take this series, and we can take WC2, and then on to make left coast losers out of them all. Let the odds makers eat crow.September 17, 2021 at 3:43 pm #172669
Doppler radar shows all clear for tonight’s titanic struggles in both Cincinnati and St. Louis.
However, Memphis appears to be right in the middle of some inclement weather in case anyone is traveling down that way.
r/Esteemed RatSeptember 17, 2021 at 3:45 pm #172670so_cal_cards_fanParticipantFree
Also, I believe LA has more starting pitching options that could stop the Cards in a one-game wild card matchup.
This. I’d rather not see Scherzer til he’s a RedBird. If we do face him, let it be a five game series.September 17, 2021 at 4:38 pm #172671
1. Tommy Edman (S) 2B
2. Paul Goldschmidt (R) 1B
3. Tyler O’Neill (R) LF
4. Nolan Arenado (R) 3B
5. Yadier Molina (R) C
6. Dylan Carlson (S) RF
7. Edmundo Sosa (R) SS
8. Harrison Bader (R) CF
9. Miles Mikolas (R) PSeptember 17, 2021 at 4:42 pm #172672
Heading to the food truck park for din din and a couple brewskis with some folks. Probably miss first couple innings.September 17, 2021 at 5:34 pm #172675
Pretty much the set lineup of late. Still don’t like the order, but they scored 11 two nights ago so can’t complain too much.
Tatis Jr is a stud. Saw him out here in August and the kid is the real deal.September 17, 2021 at 7:41 pm #172682
Mikolas gets a 3-up, 3-down 1st inning, and the 1st 3 StL batters of the game score after O’Neill’s HR. A decent start.September 17, 2021 at 7:47 pm #172683WoosterParticipantFree
Hey they’re not giving Pham a standing ovation. Matheney must be in the stands! Great start team. Not asleep for this one. Goldy rbi and O’Neil dinger!September 17, 2021 at 8:18 pm #172684mudvilleParticipantPaid - Annual
To think that Jurickson Profar was the number one prospect in all off baseball for one, maybe two, years!September 17, 2021 at 8:23 pm #172685mudvilleParticipantPaid - Annual
I don’t think Mikolas had a curveball like that when he first came to St. Louis. I’m guessing that he’s been working with Waino.
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