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Cardinals @ Astros August 17, 2016
« on: August 17, 2016, 11:16:22 am »
Your lineups for today's matinee:

Cardinals

2BKolten Wong (L)
RFS. Piscotty (R)
DHMatt Carpenter (L)
1BBrandon Moss (L)
CYadier Molina (R)
3BJedd Gyorko (R)
CFRandal Grichuk (R)
LFJ. Hazelbaker (L)
SSGreg Garcia (L)

STL: Carlos Martinez (R)  (10-7, 3.34)

Astros

RF George Springer (R)
3B Alex Bregman (R)
2B Jose Altuve (R)
SS Carlos Correa (R)
1B Marwin Gonzalez (S)
DH A.J. Reed (L)
C Jason Castro (L)
CF T. Hernandez (R)
LF Tony Kemp (L)

HOU: Doug Fister (R)  (11-7, 3.61)
« Last Edit: August 17, 2016, 11:45:36 am by Mr. Happy »
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Re: Cardinals @ Astros August 17, 2016
« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2016, 12:20:37 pm »
Only 5 of these 10 were in the majors opening day last year.


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Re: Cardinals @ Astros August 17, 2016
« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2016, 12:31:02 pm »
Only 6 of these 10 were in the majors in the middle of June.


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Re: Cardinals @ Astros August 17, 2016
« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2016, 01:05:34 pm »
I love the Nolan Ryan radio ad about siding and windows, taking a shot at Pete Rose.
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Re: Cardinals @ Astros August 17, 2016
« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2016, 01:41:44 pm »
Astros have 4 Ks through 2 innings.  3 of them looking.  0-0 after 2

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Re: Cardinals @ Astros August 17, 2016
« Reply #5 on: August 17, 2016, 01:59:42 pm »
Astros have 4 Ks through 2 innings.  3 of them looking.  0-0 after 2

The Cards have hit in great luck for two days now. 3-0 with two in scoring position in top of 3rd.

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Re: Cardinals @ Astros August 17, 2016
« Reply #6 on: August 17, 2016, 02:16:40 pm »
4-0 middle of 4.  No hitter warning is in effect.  Game nearly over.
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Re: Cardinals @ Astros August 17, 2016
« Reply #7 on: August 17, 2016, 02:18:05 pm »
4-0 Cards going into the bottom of 4th. Somebody named Hazelbaker hit a HR that was more than good luck. Astros looking for their first hit against Carlos Martinez who is a pretty good looking pitcher. Bregman leads off the 4th.

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Re: Cardinals @ Astros August 17, 2016
« Reply #8 on: August 17, 2016, 02:18:29 pm »
I know it's early but I can't help but feel this game is already out of reach...

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Re: Cardinals @ Astros August 17, 2016
« Reply #9 on: August 17, 2016, 02:19:30 pm »
I know it's early but I can't help but feel this game is already out of reach...

A lot of us do. The Astros 2,3 and 4 hitters go down on six pitches in the 4th.

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Re: Cardinals @ Astros August 17, 2016
« Reply #10 on: August 17, 2016, 02:30:22 pm »
Hey AJ, SWING THE BAT!

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Re: Cardinals @ Astros August 17, 2016
« Reply #11 on: August 17, 2016, 02:49:46 pm »
Time to stick a fork in this team.


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Re: Cardinals @ Astros August 17, 2016
« Reply #12 on: August 17, 2016, 02:52:18 pm »
A hit!
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Re: Cardinals @ Astros August 17, 2016
« Reply #13 on: August 17, 2016, 02:55:14 pm »
A hit!

That's all we got, one goddamn hit?


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Re: Cardinals @ Astros August 17, 2016
« Reply #14 on: August 17, 2016, 02:56:11 pm »
That's all we got, one goddamn hit?


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Another hit.  And a run!
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Re: Cardinals @ Astros August 17, 2016
« Reply #15 on: August 17, 2016, 02:56:27 pm »
Bregman gets us off of the schneid.
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Re: Cardinals @ Astros August 17, 2016
« Reply #16 on: August 17, 2016, 02:57:33 pm »
A run!!!


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Re: Cardinals @ Astros August 17, 2016
« Reply #17 on: August 17, 2016, 02:58:06 pm »
Anyone else watching this game having flashbacks of Joaquin Andujar on the mound of StL ?

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Re: Cardinals @ Astros August 17, 2016
« Reply #18 on: August 17, 2016, 02:59:27 pm »
Reed and White are locked into a battle to see who can get sent down first.

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Re: Cardinals @ Astros August 17, 2016
« Reply #19 on: August 17, 2016, 03:03:07 pm »
I'm afraid the fat lady is starting to sing.

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Re: Cardinals @ Astros August 17, 2016
« Reply #20 on: August 17, 2016, 03:08:14 pm »
Sipp spits the bit again. 8-1 now
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Re: Cardinals @ Astros August 17, 2016
« Reply #21 on: August 17, 2016, 03:08:31 pm »
8-1 now after a 3 run bomb off of Sipp.  (against a lefty)

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Re: Cardinals @ Astros August 17, 2016
« Reply #22 on: August 17, 2016, 03:09:14 pm »
Sipp is a fucking joke.
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Re: Cardinals @ Astros August 17, 2016
« Reply #23 on: August 17, 2016, 03:10:29 pm »
Wow.  The complete of collapse of Keuchel and Sipp (perhaps our two most reliable pitchers this time last year) this season is really unexpected.
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Re: Cardinals @ Astros August 17, 2016
« Reply #24 on: August 17, 2016, 03:11:10 pm »
Sipp is a fucking joke.

He has really been terrible this season.
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Re: Cardinals @ Astros August 17, 2016
« Reply #25 on: August 17, 2016, 03:17:47 pm »
I'm afraid the fat lady is starting to sing.

Starting? She's already going hoarse, and now she's smashing her guitar over an amp Pete Townshend style...
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Re: Cardinals @ Astros August 17, 2016
« Reply #26 on: August 17, 2016, 03:18:47 pm »
He has really been terrible this season.

The drop off has been unbelievable.   And with 12 million invested in him for 2 more years I can't see them throwing in the towel. 

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Re: Cardinals @ Astros August 17, 2016
« Reply #27 on: August 17, 2016, 03:19:45 pm »
Any optimism for September?
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Re: Cardinals @ Astros August 17, 2016
« Reply #28 on: August 17, 2016, 03:21:31 pm »
Reed and White are locked into a battle to see who can get sent down first.

Reed doubles off the wall.  Falls behind White.  Sounds like Gurriel might be first up anyways.  Better off replacing a righty with a righty

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Re: Cardinals @ Astros August 17, 2016
« Reply #29 on: August 17, 2016, 03:26:34 pm »
Any optimism for September?

Let's see September starts with 3 in Arlington, 4 in Cleveland, 3 at home to the Cubs, 3 at home to the Rangers, and then 4 on the road in Seattle. 

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Re: Cardinals @ Astros August 17, 2016
« Reply #30 on: August 17, 2016, 03:46:45 pm »
Any optimism for September?

Yeah. This Beuchele kid sounds like he may finally be the Longhorns' answer at QB.


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Re: Cardinals @ Astros August 17, 2016
« Reply #31 on: August 17, 2016, 04:06:36 pm »
Bowman looks like he's 12 years old..

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Re: Cardinals @ Astros August 17, 2016
« Reply #32 on: August 17, 2016, 04:08:44 pm »
Bowman looks like he's 12 years old..

He just made Gattis look like he was 9.

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Re: Cardinals @ Astros August 17, 2016
« Reply #33 on: August 17, 2016, 04:08:59 pm »
Don't quite get replacing Kemp with Gattis there.  Kemp is much better at getting on base than Gattis, especially against a right hander

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Re: Cardinals @ Astros August 17, 2016
« Reply #34 on: August 17, 2016, 04:11:44 pm »
Don't quite get replacing Kemp with Gattis there.  Kemp is much better at getting on base than Gattis, especially against a right hander

Far less chance of a double play, too. It would be impossible for anyone to have an uglier ab than Gattis had. Brutal.
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Re: Cardinals @ Astros August 17, 2016
« Reply #35 on: August 17, 2016, 04:27:11 pm »
Any optimism for September?

Everybody on the Astros 40-man roster will probably still be alive at the end of September. Probably.
Aside from that, I can't think of much...
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Re: Cardinals @ Astros August 17, 2016
« Reply #36 on: August 17, 2016, 04:34:52 pm »
Things have not worked out to plan this year. I did not think that they would be a .500 team, but here we are.

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Re: Cardinals @ Astros August 17, 2016
« Reply #37 on: August 17, 2016, 04:35:12 pm »
Don't quite get replacing Kemp with Gattis there.  Kemp is much better at getting on base than Gattis, especially against a right hander

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Re: Cardinals @ Astros August 17, 2016
« Reply #38 on: August 17, 2016, 05:10:19 pm »
To end the game faster?

That's it. Plane to catch.

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Re: Cardinals @ Astros August 17, 2016
« Reply #39 on: August 18, 2016, 09:18:48 am »
Things have not worked out to plan this year. I did not think that they would be a .500 team, but here we are.

This is what Luhnow said back in late April or early May, when they were ten or so under: "They look like a .500 team."