September 5, 2019 at 3:24 pm #105248RatsbuddyParticipantFree
Boy oh boy oh boy,
Wouldn’t a sweep by the Brewers be nice? Aw heck, i’d settle if Milwaukee can win three of the four.
r/Esteemed RatSeptember 5, 2019 at 3:39 pm #105249
Yes, it would. There is a chance that can happen with the games being in Milwaukee.September 5, 2019 at 3:40 pm #105250GACardParticipantFree
After watching them play today, I think last night really might have been an instance where you have a mental letdown toward the end 8 games in a 123 hour span.
It’s nice to get last night’s taste out of the mouth quickly
Now let’s go Brewers and let’s go sweep the Pirates (don’t like seeing Mikolas and Waino on the road…)September 5, 2019 at 4:00 pm #105251Carter Le GrandParticipantFree
Wolf: “I wonder when the Cards’ last 3-inning save occurred — a rarity I think”
How can you get a save with an 8 run lead? I thought the tying run had to be on deck.September 5, 2019 at 4:21 pm #105252Euro DandyParticipantFree
Yep Carter, seems strange. It’s so rare most people won’t even think it’s correct.
One of the conditions for a save is holding the lead while pitching 3 or more innings to finish the game. In that case, the size of the inherited lead is irrelevant. That ain’t happening much these days.September 5, 2019 at 7:22 pm #105261SoonerinNCParticipantPaid - Annual
Cabrera looked smooth and under control today. Earlier this year he was flying all over the place. I guess they finally got him straightened out at Memphis.
Hudson quietly getting to 15 wins. He has always been a bit underrated in my opinion.September 5, 2019 at 7:53 pm #105262bicyclemikeModeratorPaid - Annual
It is a bit odd, but through this point in the season the Cardinals and Cubs are almost interchangeable. Both clubs have about the same record, and the same RS-RA differential.
So at least based on the data to date, you could flip a coin to determine who will end up winning the division. Despite the Redbirds good play of late, we just can’t shake those pesky Cubs. We have gone 20-10 in our last 30, while they have gone 18-12.
The 7 remaining head-to-head match-ups could determine the final outcome as Rat surmised earlier in the week. It is quite likely the two teams will go 3-4 and 4-3 in those games, and that one extra win could be huge. If one team wins 5, they are likely your 2019 Central Division champions.September 5, 2019 at 8:15 pm #105263
The Cardinals will win the division.September 5, 2019 at 8:17 pm #1052641982 willieParticipantFree
great win today. had to watch in after the fact. Hudson was excellent. lot of great at bats. lets keep it up.September 5, 2019 at 8:58 pm #105269PugsleyAddamsParticipantPaid - Annual
The Cardinals will win the division.
Looking better with each passing day. I would feel much better about things if today was September 25th instead of September 5th. Heck, Milwaukee could still win it. This has been an amazing run, mainly because of how lifeless this team looked for half the season. Reasons abound for the turnaround. Wong and Dexter playing very nice baseball. The pen doing it’s job with hardly a hiccup, after losing Hicks for the year. How many of you have even thought 2 seconds about Hicks over these past 45 days? Yep, me too…..that’s how solid the pen has been. And it’s nearly impossible to think of a larger reason for the Cardinals resurgence than Flaherty and Hudson suddenly pitching like Palmer and McNally. But, I think the most valuable player of this team right now is Tommy Edman. He is a true difference maker.September 5, 2019 at 9:00 pm #105271gscottarParticipantPaid - Annual
The Cubs are hammering the Brewers tonight. That Brewer pitching staff is a shambles.
Maybe the Cub bullpen will be a bigger shambles.September 5, 2019 at 9:02 pm #105272
Tommy Edman makes this team go.September 5, 2019 at 9:07 pm #105274RatsbuddyParticipantFree
Schwarber a grand slam. 9-4 Cubs in the 6th. Looks like this one is over but ya never know.September 5, 2019 at 9:09 pm #105275gscottarParticipantPaid - Annual
As one of the P-D writers said a few days ago this team is greater than the sum of its parts. We don’t have any superstars really but we have a lot of guys producing at a better than average level.September 6, 2019 at 3:06 am #105279Carter Le GrandParticipantFree
“Yep Carter, seems strange. It’s so rare most people won’t even think it’s correct.
One of the conditions for a save is holding the lead while pitching 3 or more innings to finish the game. In that case, the size of the inherited lead is irrelevant. That ain’t happening much these days”
Thanks…I guess I like that rule…fair.September 6, 2019 at 1:26 pm #105306bicyclemikeModeratorPaid - Annual
Edman has helped ease the downfall in production from Carpenter, and seems to be better in the field than Matt.
But what I see as the keys to this club is one, solid defense up the middle, which has benefitted from Bader coming back and playing well, although Dex did fine in center when we needed him. And “B” (in the way my wife likes to say), the development of a solid pitching staff. This is largely due to quick maturity from Hudson and Flaherty, and good bullpen work early on from Gant and Brebbia, and then Gallegos, Miller and Martinez later.
For the first half I though DeJong was our MVP, with Ozuna right there. Second half has been Wong and Flaherty.September 6, 2019 at 1:31 pm #105308Cardinals27ParticipantPaid - Annual
Seeing Edman in the lineup playing third makes me happy. He has been very consistent.September 6, 2019 at 2:05 pm #105311Cardinals27ParticipantPaid - Annual
If healthy, our bullpen should remain very good for the future. Assuming Hicks comes back strong and CMart returns to the rotation with Fernandez and Whitley carving out roles the only issues I see are adding another lefty for depth, and to replace Miler in 2021. Also who the closer is until Hicks return midseason?
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