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    Day Game Vs Dodgers

    Here comes a winning streak!

    Wainwright just hit a pretty nasty curveball over the left field bullpen.
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    Wainwright better win a damn silver slugger this year. He was robbed last year.
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    Leaving runners at second and third with nobody out and did not get squat is a bad omen
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    Wainwright is officially in the 'battle-hardened bulldog' phase of his career.

    He's thrown 5 innings and to look at the line score, he's cruising. But it's taken him 90 pitches to get there because he just can't get an easy out these days. Everything takes a setup pitch for a setup pitch and if that third offering gets fouled off, he has to setup his setup for his putout pitch yet again.

    These are grueling battles for him up there. But at least he's finally winning most of them. He said he'd adjust when the batters told him he needed to and it appears he has. He's not going to be a 220 inning workhorse anymore - he's going to give you 6, maybe 7 gritty as hell innings and hope that he makes enough big pitches on any given day to survive the outing.
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    This offensive is killing them. They are not getting shut down by good pitching, they're getting shut down by everyone.
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    QuoteOriginally Posted by Sonicblast12 View Post
    This offensive is killing them. They are not getting shut down by good pitching, they're getting shut down by everyone.
    8 baserunners in 4 innings vs. McCarthy and they managed to score 2 on a HR by their pitcher.

    I got nothin'...

    And add another TOOTBLAN to the pile...
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    At least he isn't hitting 3rd, but Molina should not hit 5th either.

    Given Carpenter's BOP history, I would just go ahead and swap him and Fowler and see if that doesn't get him going.
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    QuoteOriginally Posted by Speedy G View Post
    At least he isn't hitting 3rd, but Molina should not hit 5th either.

    Given Carpenter's BOP history, I would just go ahead and swap him and Fowler and see if that doesn't get him going.
    Agree but Gump has his mind(sic)made up.
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    QuoteOriginally Posted by Speedy G View Post
    At least he isn't hitting 3rd, but Molina should not hit 5th either.

    Given Carpenter's BOP history, I would just go ahead and swap him and Fowler and see if that doesn't get him going.
    Molina makes up for his lack of power by also having no speed.

    He's a truly bad offensive player...and he's batting in the middle of the order. And the sorry truth is that he has as good a claim for it based on raw performance as anyone on the roster.

    But hey, I'm sure it'll come around if Matheny just really really wants it to.
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    Piscotty is tied for the league lead in caught stealings with 5.

    He has 1 successful steal attempt.

    Broxton and Margot (who he's tied with) have 10 and 5 respectively.

    Even bad baserunners like Margot manage to make Piscotty look spectacularly inept...
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    Diaz is just awful lately. And getting worse.

    He can't even put wood on the crap he's swinging at now.
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    Waino snapped off a hell of a curve to get Utley swinging on 2-2.
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    I am pretty sure the last CS was a failed hit and run and the pitch was just impossible to put into play.

    Cards need to accept that Diaz might not be an everyday player. He's been awful this year and should not be starting as much as he is.

    And now MM spends Garcia to get Peralta up with a man on first and 2 out. Should have just let Wainwright hit. Instead he spends two guys.
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    It's a damn miracle these guys are .500 right now, and will still be damn close after this tough stretch.

    Good starting pitching makes managers look smarter than they are.
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    Brandon Morrow is still alive? He just made Pham look ridiculous.

    The only SP,RP I've ever had.
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    QuoteOriginally Posted by Sonicblast12 View Post
    Brandon Morrow is still alive? He just made Pham look ridiculous.

    The only SP,RP I've ever had.
    I offered Chris Sale to RBF for him years ago and got turned down. Fortunately for RBF, he still won the deal that eventually got done when it became Strasburg for Sale instead, but man...ol' boy saved me from myself right there...
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    It was one of those deals where I saw him pitch once and thought "closer." Feels good when those guys get the job. Good thing saves are nerfed now that I have 5 closers.

    Any time Adrian Gonzalez is walking back to the dugout bitching is a great moment for this baseball fan.
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    QuoteOriginally Posted by Sonicblast12 View Post
    It was one of those deals where I saw him pitch once and thought "closer." Feels good when those guys get the job. Good thing saves are nerfed now that I have 5 closers.

    Any time Adrian Gonzalez is walking back to the dugout bitching is a great moment for this baseball fan.
    You get points towards heaven for making Gonzalez cry.

    He's the most unlikeable, completely benign baseball player I can ever remember. He's just a crybaby bitch.
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    Boo hoo hoo hoo Adrian.
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    The only difference between Pham and Grixhuk is the color of their skin. They have almost te exact same skill set and holes in their game.
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    QuoteOriginally Posted by Sonicblast12 View Post
    Boo hoo hoo hoo Adrian.
    The best part is that Gonzalez probably does have some beef; I don't think that was a strike.

    But I still enjoy seeing him get run.
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    Man, Oh put Grandal in the rockin' chair right there. Grandal never could get the velocity figured out. Damn nice pitch sequencing by Molina. The execution wasn't great (Oh hung that change pretty badly), but Grandal coming off the bench and just getting in the flow of the game just couldn't get him timed.
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    Look at these bums cry. Lol
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    That's a winner. Nice salvage of a split after two very bad games.
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    It's really incredible how Waino has righted the ship. He looked DONE in April, but he's turned in 4 consecutive great starts.
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    QuoteOriginally Posted by Oz-iz-God View Post
    Man, Oh put Grandal in the rockin' chair right there. Grandal never could get the velocity figured out. Damn nice pitch sequencing by Molina. The execution wasn't great (Oh hung that change pretty badly), but Grandal coming off the bench and just getting in the flow of the game just couldn't get him timed.
    Who knows if it was Yadi or not......... I heard last year the Oh picks his pitch sequence for the inning before the inning and throws that sequence regardless of the result/count. I remember that because I thought it was kind of interesting.
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    QuoteOriginally Posted by Sonicblast12 View Post
    Look at these bums cry. Lol
    Don't roll a curveball to the pitcher and that won't happen.

    Lord knows the position players weren't going to put any runs on the board today...
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    QuoteOriginally Posted by Sonicblast12 View Post
    Look at these bums cry. Lol
    Music to my ears
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    Wainwright's ERA is 3.79. How did that happen so fast?
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    QuoteOriginally Posted by Sonicblast12 View Post
    Wainwright's ERA is 3.79. How did that happen so fast?
    1 ER over his last 26+ innings will do that in May (WHIP is still pretty ghastly, though).

    I have to give that guy a ton of credit.

    Wainwright: "I'm fine, I'm healthy, I'll find it."
    Oz: "You're old, you're washed up. It isn't your fault but it is what it is"

    Point, Wainright. He really has reinvented himself out there. There's nothing pretty or efficient about it but he's just gutting through these outings and getting strong results.
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    Hell, here's the impressive part - look at the slate he's done it against:

    Chicago and a bunch of guys that have hit him hard of late.
    SF who has given us fits for years.
    Colorado AT Colorado.
    The Dodgers, who have been playing as well as anyone in the NL recently.

    He didn't pick on the poor to get his numbers to respectability. That's as hard a 4-start stretch as he'll face all season and he aced it.
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    Wainwright hasn't allowed a HR in his last five starts and opponents have hit .183/.264/.220 (.484).
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    Its a lot more fun to watch someone with grit and heart battle than it ever was watching the mental midget Jaime Garcia implode after, anything.
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    QuoteOriginally Posted by Oz-iz-God View Post
    Don't roll a curveball to the pitcher and that won't happen.

    Lord knows the position players weren't going to put any runs on the board today...
    Sickening, isn't it?

    Not only does he have to find himself on the mound, he has to win the damned games with his bat.
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    QuoteOriginally Posted by Oz-iz-God View Post
    Hell, here's the impressive part - look at the slate he's done it against:

    Chicago and a bunch of guys that have hit him hard of late.
    SF who has given us fits for years.
    Colorado AT Colorado.
    The Dodgers, who have been playing as well as anyone in the NL recently.

    He didn't pick on the poor to get his numbers to respectability. That's as hard a 4-start stretch as he'll face all season and he aced it.
    With him in track, with Leake pitching phenomenally, CarMart turning filthy, Lynn pretty much dominating until his last game.....think about it Reyes never stuck his arm in the toaster......Oh gets right, throw in Trevor Renaissance, there would be whole series where the other guys might have trouble scoring. Ours would be the most dreaded staff to face.
    Freaking Reyes.
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    QuoteOriginally Posted by ilcardsfan View Post
    With him in track, with Leake pitching phenomenally, CarMart turning filthy, Lynn pretty much dominating until his last game.....think about it Reyes never stuck his arm in the toaster......Oh gets right, throw in Trevor Renaissance, there would be whole series where the other guys might have trouble scoring. Ours would be the most dreaded staff to face.
    Freaking Reyes.
    As long as Waino could teach them to hit, that is.
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    What's sickening is the opportunity being wasted
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    QuoteOriginally Posted by paulie walnuts View Post
    That's a winner. Nice salvage of a split after two very bad games.

    A win is a win is a win... there's no arguing that. But...

    This team better find a way to put 4-5 runs on the board on a semi-regular basis. Our pitchers absolutely have no room for error right now & it's going to bite us in the foot before long.
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    QuoteOriginally Posted by The Hawk View Post
    it's going to bite us in the foot before long.
    Prior to Wednesday we had lost 10 of the previous 13. It's bitten us already. And it will again.


    And then again.
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