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“When you’re in the day-to-day grind, it just seems like it’s another step along the way. But I find joy in the actual process, the journey, the work. It’s not the end event” ~CAL RIPKEN, JR
TIME TO FLY!
THE BIRD POOP ON MONDAY, JUNE 17 STL RECORD: 36-34 .514 THIRD PLACE & 3.0 GAMES BACK
SUNDAY @ NYM EIGHTH INNING: PAULIE D HOLDS THE METS HOSTAGE ONCE MORE WITH THIS GAME-WINNING SOLO SHOT! CLICK 4 MORE
GAME ON! PREGAME MONDAY
MIA VS STL 6/17/19, 7:15 m CDT. MIA RHP Eliser Hernandez 0-1 5.87 ERA 7 FACES STL RHP Miles Mikolas 4-7 4.73 ERA 57K AND OUR CARDINALS. CLICK 4 BUSCH STADIUM PREGAME. WATCH? FS-M. SEE ON THE RADIO? KMOX 1120 AM. GAME 1 OF 4.
GAME OVER! SUNDAY 6/16/19
FINAL: STL 4 @ NYM 3
TALKIN’ SH&T/SHILDT (no offense, Shildty) “We’re good when we get better as the game goes,” Shildt said. “It’s really something that we take a lot of pride in and focus on. We were able to come back three different times this series, and that’s what it’s about. When you’re down, you compete. In Florida, we had some leads and added on — getting better as the game goes.
“Our goal is not to play .500 baseball, but you go on a 10-day road trip and end up playing .500 and you appreciate it, especially at the start of it. It speaks to the group.”
NEW YORK —What a weekend of baseball for our guys!! Sunday they looked so cute in their light blue caps for Father’s Day. Yes, tough baseball players can also look cute. Yadi’s catchers gear was also light blue. It’s okay, they are ALL comfortable with their masculinity and, therefore, can wear light blue (like pink for Mother’s Day)
Let’s recap that 10-game road trip we just completed. CHC swept us in that series, MIA we won series & NY we won that series. Road trip was 5-5.
Sunday was a BIG win taking the contest 4-3. Yes, it was a “Happy Flight!” Home to a 9-game homestand.
DEJONG ON METS SERIES: “Just the way we started the first few games, winning two [Friday] solidified to us that no lead is insurmountable,” DeJong said. “We kept fighting even yesterday to the end. For us, it’s an ‘on to the next’ approach. I’m really happy with how we played this weekend here. Battling to the end with every game.”
Offense was quiet in series finale, but we had enough hits for the W. Four runs on three hits (two were homers). Pretty amazing stuff, guys! Last time that 4/3 was done by our Redbirds was back in 1983. Only three hits but. . . .we’ll take it. Ultimately success!
Paul DeJong was on another Mets tear with more late-inning clutch hitting. Three homers in this series.
DEJONG ON PLAYING @ NYM: “Nothing in particular that comes to mind [about Citi Field],” DeJong said. “I just feel like I’ve gotten back into my approach this series, hit some balls hard, but didn’t try to do too much.”
STL recipe for continuing this success: Strong starting pitching and Paul Goldschmidt hitting. (remember, last year was a AZ slow start for him and then his offense took off) This recipe is all definitely doable. Think good thoughts, Cardinals Nation!
Monday we begin a 4-game series vs MIA. Miles Mikolas WILL get back on track in his outing tonight. Got that good feeling!
PITCHING: Dakota Hudson IP6.0/H8/R3/ER3/BB3/SO3/HR0/ERA3.55 Total STL Pitcher BB’s: 3
Dakota Hudson pitched another quality start. May was good for him. He’s been in a groove (at least he was). Eight quality starts of nine starts.
Sunday didn’t start out well for Dakota. No command & didn’t have his good stuff. Made necessary adjustments and battled through six innings. Sign of a good pitcher. Hudson gone 54 innings without allowing a home run. Only eight runs in 38 inning for Dakota. Now that’s a recipe for success. Duh!
STL BULLPEN: The ‘pen took over and was reliable again. It’s been one of our best weapons.
OFFENSE: STL RUNS SCORED: 1ST inning 2/2nd – /3rd -/4th -/5th -/6th -/7th -/8th 1 /9th – STL K’d 9 TIMES BIRDS LEFT ON BAGS: 4 NYM LOB: 6 SB:
NYM pitching belongs to Paul DeJong. Six long balls in this NYM series. Hit in six straight games.
DEFENSE: $100 CARDINALS CARE DP: 3! 2 (Wong-DeJong-Goldschmidt) (DeJong-Wong-Goldschmidt) STL HIT INTO 1 DP E: Nada
Double plays clicked. We had DPs end the four and fifth innings. A double play also ended the game. Good work, guys. DPs ARE a pitcher’s best friend!
GAME VIDEO – CLICK 4 MORE:
I REALLY WANT THAT BALL! WATCH THIS FAN DIVE OVER SEATS TO GET JOSE MARTINEZ’S FOUL BALL. NOTICE HOW HE DIDN’T LOSE HIS HAT. A SMART FAN THAT KNOWS WHAT HE WANTS!
DAKOTA HUDSON: 3 Ks IN 6 INNINGS!