September 25, 2019 at 6:39 pm #108531Brian WaltonKeymasterPaid - AnnualSeptember 25, 2019 at 6:40 pm #108532WoosterParticipantFree
Just got back. 7 runs ain’t too bad but they get 7 in one inning. Hard to win like that. We’re not done yet. Need to rest up,pull together and play our game the next 4. Go Cardinals!September 25, 2019 at 6:47 pm #108533
What a horrid game. I’m glad I watched no more than 5 minutes of it. As good as Genesis and Junior were yesterday, they were that bad today. Rookie hitters, no doubt.
Looking like the Cards will have to win at least 2 of 3 against the Cubs to take the division. It would be a crushing way to lose a division to a gimpy joke of a team.September 25, 2019 at 7:04 pm #108534RatsbuddyParticipantFree
Would anybody argue that Goldschmidt has been a disappointment this year? How many big clutch situations has he failed in throughout the 2019 season?
Yes, I know, he has had some big moments. I didn’t say he has been a major disappointment. But overall, I don’t think there is any doubt that he’s not been good this year when it counts.
r/Esteemed RatSeptember 25, 2019 at 7:04 pm #108535
Brian, I agree that those odds seem a bit high. Tomorrow’s Brewers game is the huge one. I’m sure the computer says that facing Castillo at home is not going to be easy for them but the way they are playing I’d guess that game is a tossup at worst. The Cards would still need to win 2/3 against Chicago…call that a tossup as well? The Brewers will likely take 2/3 at minimum in Colorado.
If I was handicapping how I’d say there’s a 60% chance the Cards win the division, 30% chance there’s a tie and 10% that the Brewers win outright.September 25, 2019 at 7:04 pm #108536
. . . odds of winning the division just dropped from 94% to 90% based on today’s loss. It feels lower, doesn’t it?
To me, it seems closer to even money than 90%. A lot of guys are struggling now. I’d go with 2:3 odds still in favor of the Cards (60%). Brewers have to lose at least one more, don’t they?September 25, 2019 at 7:06 pm #108537
Damn stlcard, you’re smarter than I thought. I just saw your post (same time stamp as mine).September 25, 2019 at 7:16 pm #108538
Brilliance recognizes brilliance. Great post, Euro Dandy!! 😂September 25, 2019 at 7:41 pm #108539
Cards need to root for the Nats to lose in case they meet in the wild card game (home field advantage goes to the team with best record).September 25, 2019 at 7:51 pm #108540mudvilleParticipantPaid - Annual
Rat – Thanks for your post. I wanted to say something about being let down by Goldschmidt again, also. After he signed a $130M contract, all his offensive stats dropped hard. If you take away his fast start in April and his inexplicable production in July, he’s not anywhere near the elite hitter he told us he was. What makes matters even worse is that he hogged so much of the organization’s budget for himself. I feel betrayed.September 25, 2019 at 8:26 pm #108541ortawasoutParticipantFree
Goldschmidt’s numbers were in decline prior to signing with St. Louis. See here:
One could certainly argue that the STL front office ignored this data given what they agreed to for 6 years.September 25, 2019 at 8:35 pm #108542forsch31ParticipantFree
Goldschmidt’s salary for this year was $14.5 million. That was 4th highest on the team. Molina, Fowler and Carpenter all were paid more. They also paid $8 million to Gyorko, $5 million to Leake, $7.75 million to Cecil and $5 million to Gregerson. I would not say that he hogged much of the team’s budget in 2019. Next year will be different.September 25, 2019 at 9:29 pm #108543September 25, 2019 at 9:31 pm #108544
Nevertheless I still think we win the division. If the Brewers lose tomorrow we have a huge advantage going into the weekend. Even if they win we still have the edge.
Here I am being the optimist.September 25, 2019 at 9:34 pm #108545
Oh and by the way, the Cubs have officially been eliminated from the postseason so that means the Cardinals will advance further than the Cubs for the first time since 2014. The curse is over.
Congrats to everyone in the organization, including the front office, who helped make this happen.
I know we all want to win the division but no matter what we are in the postseason. That in itself is an improvement over the last three years. Let’s be positive.September 25, 2019 at 11:11 pm #108546CardsRedSox4EverParticipantFree
Looks like the Cubs might have given up for the season. They lost tonight 4-2 to the Pirates, for Pete’s sake. Hope they keep that downward trend for another week. Agree with gscotter on needing to stay positive…we still have the upper hand, and Rockies have won 7 of their last 11. Brewers are finishing strong, but they won’t sweep the Rockies. We could very well sweep the Cubs at home. It’s going to be a great finish!September 26, 2019 at 12:07 am #108547858booyahParticipantFree
I’d say at this point we need to worry about ourselves first but yes Milwaukee losing tomorrow would keep us with the best chance to take the division.September 26, 2019 at 6:17 am #108548PugsleyAddamsParticipantPaid - Annual
The cubbies will be pulling out all of the stops to prevent us from visiting Atlanta next week. When one arch rival does what our Birds did this past weekend to the other arch rival, especially on their soil, watch out, because payback is usually on the docket. Toss injuries, lack of post season incentive and loss of momentum right out the window for this weekend’s series, because we’ll be in for a dogfight.September 26, 2019 at 8:05 am #108571Minuteman3ParticipantFree
I was not happy with the loss but I do agree with the manager. The bench mafia did a great job by scoring 7 runs and their hitting was more consistent than games where the A squad plays. Finally got a good chance to see some of the rookies in action and Arozarena is impressive. I just can’t get warm on ONeil – the guy just swing and misses too often. Wieters, for once, did not look up to it behind the plate but he did drive in two runs late in the game. Sad to say, Goldy could not come through at the end but this has been one heck of a stretch of 16 games with the last 7 on the road and NO days off. The 19 inning affair was not something any team needs in a pennant race.
Somebody asked a great question and I never saw the answer: In the 19 inning game can you have TWO blown saves? (9th and 13th)September 26, 2019 at 8:29 am #108576
By losing 2/3 to Arizona, we have put ourselves in a vulnerable situation against the Cubs for the weekend series. Not only do they have a chance to knock us back down to the WC spot but maybe even put us in a position where we would have to play a one game winner take all against the brewers on Monday in either case, with Flaherty scheduled to pitch Sunday we wouldn’t have our best pitcher to pitch either of those games. Hopefully the reds and Rockies can help us out a little bit but at the same time we have to take care of business and help ourselves out. Let’s put this past series against the DBacks and chalked it up as a series let down after completing an emotional series sweep against the cubs. Use this day of rest to regroup and play Cardinal baseball and celebrate a division title without having to use Flaherty on Sunday. Go Cardinals!September 26, 2019 at 8:34 am #108577
Correction… apparently it would be Waino who is scheduled to start SundaySeptember 26, 2019 at 8:39 am #108578CariocaCardinalParticipantPaid - Monthly
(Not a criticism) but I am curious what people think of last night’s infield alignment (Edman 3rd, Munoz SS, Sosa 2b) I would have had Munoz 3B, Sosa SS, Edman 2B. Any others have opinions on this?September 26, 2019 at 8:40 am #10857914NyquisTParticipant
“What, who me worry”. We’ll find a way to win this monster that we have created.(see Dave’s comment above) The Brewers ain’t that good.September 26, 2019 at 8:45 am #108580
I think Edman was put at 3rd because he’s been most familiar with that position since taking over for Carp before Wong went out then he was moved to second.September 26, 2019 at 8:52 am #10858114NyquisTParticipant
CC… you make a good point. Sosa was a given at SS and he would have been more comfortable with Edman at 2B, since they played the first half of the season together. ?? Shildt probably knows something that we don’t.
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