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BASEBALL IS LIFE. THE REST IS JUST DETAILS! Talkin’ Cardinals Baseball w/you since 2008

“Never permit the pressure to exceed the pleasure.”

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STL RECORD:  66-57 .537                                                    FIRST PLACE!                                                                         7-GAME HOMESTAND TALLY 1-x                CARDINALS.COM GAME WRITE-UP – CLICK    MLB STANDINGS – CLICK

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HOUSEKEEPING: It was good to see JOSE MARTINEZ & TYLER O’NEILL in the dugout Monday. We missed you guys!

STL SKIPPER SHILDT TALKIN’ BASEBALL: “He had more than done his job,” Shildt said. “You don’t get many of those [no-hit] scenarios, and you know it’s a big accomplishment. But you also want to make sure you’re taking care of the game as well. Then you want to take care of the player. We have a lot of season left.”

CLICK SHILDTY ON SHUTOUT WIN

ST. LOUIS — Our Cards had not faced MIL since the ten times we did in the first 24 games. It was a Brew Crew overload. Our record stands at 5-5.

Monday night’s series opener was the first time to face the Brewer since late-April. What a night, guys! A near no-hitter and an exploding M!!

DAKOTA HUDSON ROCKED! SIXTH INNING: DAKOTA EXITS W/NO- HITTER THROUGH 6 2/3

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Dakota didn’t even realize what was going on til he got into the dugout & heard it on a television broadcast. It was his first game with no-hit action since High School @ Sequatchie County (Tenn.)

“Guys were giving me hugs,” Hudson said. “Usually I get a handshake, so I’m like, ‘What’s going on?’”

Dakota Hudson has experienced ups and downs. His 12 wins leads all rookies in baseball. In a bounce-back game against KC last week, Dakota looked very good. Monday was another level of very good. Silenced a powerful Brew Crew lineup. 

“I think he was commanding his stuff a little bit better tonight,” Brewers infielder Mike Moustakas said. “He was throwing that sinker at 94, 95 [mph] — that was pretty dirty. And his secondary stuff was really good tonight, too.”

The homer- happy sliding Bernie Brewer would not have been pleased. Oh well. . .

Hudson and our ‘pen (Gallegos and Miller) combined for a one-hit game against a loaded Brewers lineup. Whoa! Christian Yelich didn’t even get a hit through. His past against our Cardinals is scary-good. Eight homers and 19 RBIs in 10 games was walked twice. Think it was those unintentional intentional walks? Maybe. 

THE NL CENTRAL DIVISION. As predicted at the beginning of the season, the Central Division has been a five-team dog fight up and down the division. Cards took over first place (for today). 

Our offense stepped up! Paul DeJong’s homer was hit into the Big Mac sign (you can see it stuck in the right side of left corner of the M).Image result for big mac m dejongThat’s some steppin’ up Paulie D! CLICK OUT HIS SHATTERING HOMER!

UP NEXT: 7-GAME HOMESTAND: VS MIL/3 (8/19/19), MONDAY VS MIL 6:45, TUESDAY VS MIL 6:45, WEDNESDAY VS MIL 6:45. VS/COL/4: (8/22/19), THURSDAY VS COL 6:45, FRIDAY VS COL 7:15, SATURDAY VS COL 6:15, SUNDAY VS COL 1:15. 7-GAME ROAD TRIP: @MIL/3 (8/26/19),THURSDAY OFF-DAY (8/29/19)  MORE? CLICK STL SCHEDULE

Pitching World Series GIF by Looney Tunes OPENED MONDAY: DAKOTA HUDSON IP6.2/H0/R0/ER0/BB4/SO7/HR0/ERA3.63

STL USED 3 PITCHERS & MIL 3/9 INNINGS. TOTAL STL K’d: 8, TOTAL STL BB’d: 5: Hudson 6.2 (111-64), Gallegos 1.0 (16-3), Miller 1.1 (18-11)

STL HR ALLOWED:

NINTH INNING: MILLER CLOSES

BUMMED GALLEGOS ALLOWS THE ONE HIT. CLICK FOR THAT ACTION
DEJONG RECEIVED HIS ERROR. 

Gallegos loses combined no-no

See the source image OFFENSE MONDAY: STL RUNS SCORED: 1ST INNING -/2nd – /3rd  -/4th -/5th 2/6th 1/7th -/8th -/9th –     STL K’d 5 TIMES    BIRDS LEFT ON BAGS: 4  MIL LOB: 7   

RBIs/STL: DeJong (57), Fowler (45), Wong (45)

HR/STL: DeJong (22, 6th inning, 0 on)

FIFTH INNING: FOWLER’S RBI

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R H E     GAME ONE OF THREE

MIL   0 1 0

STL   3 5 1   WP:  Hudson (12-6) LP: Davies (8-6) SV: Miller (5)

SIXTH INNING: DEJONG’S SLIDING CATCH

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PAUSE & PRAY W/MARY — THEN PROCEED!

“Oh, ’tis love, ’tis love, that makes the world go round! Somebody said,” Alice whispered, “that it’s done by everybody minding their own business. Ah well! It means much the same thing.”
  —Lewis Carroll (1832-1898) English writer – “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland & it’s sequel

Lord, help me accept the world as is it today. I pray to remember the task of changing people is not up to me, but up to You.

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COME SEE WHY IT’S SO MUCH FUN! TALKIN’ CARDINALS BASEBALL W/MARY ON MONDAY!

 

 

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BASEBALL IS LIFE. THE REST IS JUST DETAILS! Talkin’ Cardinals Baseball w/you since 2008

Why was Cinderella so bad at baseball? 

She had a pumpkin for a coach.

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Image result for fredbird, gifBIRD POOP ON MONDAY, AUGUST 19

STL RECORD:  65-57 .533                                           FIRST PLACE  TIE W/CHC                                                  6-GAME ROAD TRIP COMPLETED: 4-2                CARDINALS.COM GAME WRITE-UP – CLICK    MLB STANDINGS – CLICK

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HOUSEKEEPING: John Mozeliak saw Jose Martinez and Tyler O’Neill this week (both on the IL) See the source imageSaid both are doing fine and should be ready for their rehab stint soon. Thanks for the update, Mo!

STL SKIPPER SHILDT TALKIN’ BASEBALL: “We scored five runs today, we scored 13 the day before yesterday,” Shildt said. “We won four games on the road trip. At some point, there’s got to be some credit given to the offense. We’d like them to go out and score six, seven runs a game, but we also faced a team that has pretty good pitching. Came out of the road trip 4-2, so I feel good about it overall.”

CINCINNATI –Woo hoo! We took a Colby Rasmus “Happy Flight!” to St. Louis (remember Colby came up with that clever name).  With Sunday’s W, we have won seven of our last nine. 16-5 against Central Division teams. Monday starts a 3-game set with the Brew Crew.

A hot one (90 degrees) & a nailbitter of a finale. Down to the last inning, last out & last pitch. “The Cardinals hang on for dear life!” exclaimed John Rooney on KMOX. We took Game 4  5-4 and split the four-game series with the Red Stockings (back in the day, it was their name). Our Cards didn’t do everything right, but we stayed tough through it all and came out winners.

Jack Flaherty threw the first pitch and continued to impress us on the mound.  He’s been so consistent as of late, it was just another day at the office for Jack. Once again, Flaherty worked quickly & efficiently through five innings and then sent our Cards back to the dugout. He was dominant! Glad he was able to take home the win. Makes him 7-6.

“The Reds are a scrappy team,” Flaherty said. “Especially this ballpark, anything can happen. [I’m] trying to keep the ball in the yard and keep them from putting some hits together. Any time you give up free passes, which we kind of did today, it’s not putting yourself in the best position. Today, lost my mechanics a little bit there, but all in all, keeping the ball in the yard and executing when you need to.”

The pitcher’s best friend (double play) was key in this win. Got out of both the sixth and seventh inning turning terrific & necessary DPs.

SEVENTH INNING: CATCH GANT AS HE ESCAPES HIS JAM! WHOA!

Offense was present & accounted for!  Homers by Goldy (Goldschmidt) – a 2-run homer and solo shot by Jimmy Baseball (Edman). Edman had a three-hit day & keeps earning that nickname, doesn’t he. We had that timely hitting that wins ball games! Nice going!

See the source image   Baby Birds had their day in the sun! Five of our eight hits Sunday came from rookies: Edman went 3-for-5 and Lane Thomas 2-for-4.

UP NEXT: 7-GAME HOMESTAND: VS MIL/3 (8/19/19), MONDAY VS MIL 6:45, TUESDAY VS MIL 6:45, WEDNESDAY VS MIL 6:45. VS/COL/4: (8/22/19), THURSDAY VS COL 6:45, FRIDAY VS COL 7:15, SATURDAY VS COL 6:15, SUNDAY VS COL 1:15. 7-GAME ROAD TRIP: @MIL/3 (8/26/19),THURSDAY OFF-DAY (8/29/19)  MORE? CLICK STL SCHEDULE

Pitching World Series GIF by Looney TunesOPENED SUNDAY: JACK FLAHERTY IP5.0/H3/R1/ER1/BB3/SO5/HR1/ERA3.46

STL USED 5 PITCHERS & CIN 3/9 INNINGS. TOTAL STL K’d CIN: 9,TOTAL STL BB’d CIN: 5: Flaherty 5.0 (83-55), Gallegos 1.1 (23-15), Miller 0.00 (5-1), Gant  1.2 (21-14), Martinez 1.0 (21-13)

STL HR ALLOWED: 🙁 Suarez (1st inning off Flaherty, 0 on)

Flaherty controlled the game, once again. Bullpen scared us a bit and took his 5-1 lead to a final score of 5-4. Scary moments in the late innings, but got the job done. WHEW!

NINTH INNING: MARTINEZ SHUTS THE DOOR TIGHT!

See the source image OFFENSE SUNDAY: STL RUNS SCORED: 1ST INNING -/2nd – /3rd  2/4th 1/5th -/6th -/7th -/8th -/9th –     STL K’d 13 TIMES    BIRDS LEFT ON BAGS: 5  CIN LOB: 8  

RBIs/STL: Edman (14), Goldschmidt 2 (68), Ozuna (67), Thomas (11)

HR/STL: 🙂 2!  1! Goldschmidt (28, 3rd inning, 1 on)   2! Edman (5, 5th inning, 0 on)

🙁 Thirteen strikeouts. The later innings with regard to Ks were brutal.See the source image

Goldy (68) finally has more RBIs than Ozuna (67)! Remember, Ozuna was out a spell.

GOLDSCHMIDT’S TWO-RUN JACK! CATCH IT HERE!

Goldschmidt's 2-run jack

TOMMY EDMAN HAD QUITE A DAY! CATCH OOKIE TALKIN’ HIS HUGE DAY

EDMAN: “As long as we stay within ourselves, I think we’ll continue to have some good offensive games. I’m sure we’re going to have some good games and [some] not as good games. It’s a matter of having as many good and consistent at-bats as we can.”

Edman's 5th home run

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R H E     GAME FOUR OF FOUR

STL    5 8 0

CIN    4 8 1   WP:  Flaherty (7-6) LP: Wood (1-2) SV: Martinez (14)

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BATTING SECOND: SOME QUIET TIME

PAUSE AND PRAY W/MARY — THEN PROCEED!

“As simple as it sounds, we all must try to be the best person we can; by making the best choices, by making the most of the talents we have been given.” –Mary Lou Retton

Dear Lord, thank you for the wonderful gifts given to me by You. I pray to always share these gifts to help others.

You teach me that it’s the right thing to do. It’s good when I listen!

CARDINALS CRUISE 2020 ANNOUNCED! TROPICAL FUN! WITH YOUR REDBIRDS (YES, BIRDS LIKE THE TROPICS). 

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