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THE BIRD POOP ON MONDAY, JUNE 17                        STL RECORD:  36-34 .514                                                    THIRD PLACE & 3.0 GAMES BACK

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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

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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.

 Paulie D!

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 World Series GIF by Looney Tunes 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.

See the source image 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.
GOLDY’S 442 FT. NO DOUBTER. BATTING 0-FOR-12. FIRST HOMER SINCE CHC JUNE. 
Goldschmidt's no-doubt 2-run HR
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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!

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DAKOTA HUDSON: 3 Ks IN 6 INNINGS!

NINTH INNING: CARLOS MARTINEZ GETS HIS SECOND SAVE OF THE SEASON!

SECOND INNING:

FIRST INNING: PAUL GOLDSCHMIDT’S MAMMOTH MOON SHOT!

GAME STATS: 

           R H E     GAME FOUR OF FOUR

STL   4 3 0
NYM 3 10 2
WP:  Miller (3-2) SV: Martinez, C (2)
LP: Flexen (0-3)

CITIFIELD ATTEND: 37,054, 78 degrees, cloudy TIME: 3:09

RBIs/STL: DeJong (34), Goldschmidt 2 (29)

HR/STL: 2! 1! Goldschmidt (13, 1st inning, 0 on) 2! DeJong (13, 8th inning, 0 on)

STL USED 3 PITCHERS/NINE INNINGS:  Hudson 6.0 (99-55), Miller (17-11), Martinez (30-19)

STL HR ALLOWED: Nada

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COMIN’ UP 4 R CARDS – ALL CDT:

9-GAME HOMESTAND HELLO BASEBALL HEAVEN! 6/17/19 VS MIA/4: MONDAY 7:15, TUESDAY 7:15, WEDNESDAY  7:15, THURSDAY 6:15. 6/21/19 VS LAA/3: FRIDAY 7:15, SATURDAY 1:15, SUNDAY 6:05. MONDAY 6/24/19 OFF-DAY. 6/25/19 VS OAK/2: TUESDAY 7:15, WEDNESDAY 6:15, THURSDAY 6/27/19 OFF-DAY

9-GAME ROAD TRIP: 6/28/19 @ SD/3, 7/2/19 @ SEA/3, 7/5/19 @ SF/3

ALL-STAR WEEK: MONDAY 7/8/19 OFF-DAY, TUESDAY 7/9/19 90TH ALL-STAR GAME, WEDNESDAY THURSDAY OFF-DAY. 6-GAME HOMESTAND: FRIDAY 7/12/19 VS ARI/3. 7/15/19 VS PIT/3

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PAUSE & PRAY W/MARY – THEN PROCEED

“Fear not that life shall come to an end, but rather fear that it shall never have a beginning.”  –J. H. Newman (1801-1890) Thelogian

Faith replaces fear. I pray to have the faith and courage to face my fears. I know we got this! (our God & I) Thank You!

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COME C Y IT’S SO MUCH FUN! TALKIN’ CARDINALS BASEBALL W/MARY — SUNDAY!!

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THE BIRD POOP ON SUNDAY, JUNE 16                          STL RECORD:  35-34 .507                                                    THIRD PLACE & 3.5 GAMES BACK

SATURDAY, NINTH INNING @ NYM, YADI’S A GAMER! MOLINA STILL FIGHTING & HITS RBI-SINGLE. CLICK 4 MORE

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GAME ON! PREGAME SUNDAY

STL @ NYM 6/16/19 12:10 pm CDT. STL RHP Dakota Hudson 5-3 3.47 ERA 51K AND OUR CARDINALS FACE NYM LHP Jason Varus 3-3 3.68 ERA 40K. CLICK 4 CITIFIELD PREGAME. WATCH? FS-M. SEE ON THE RADIO? KMOX 1120 AM CRN. GAME 4 OF 4.

GAME OVER! SATURDAY 6/15/19

FINAL:  STL 7 @ NYM 8

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TALKIN’ SH&T/SHILDT (no offense, Shildty) “That’s how we get back in the game,” manager Mike Shildt said. “You don’t want to give up outs on the bases when you’re down, but you still want to put yourself in a position to score and get back in the game. We clearly did that.” 
NEW YORK — RICKY HORTON, KMOX , NINTH INNING: “This was a different Cardinals team. They battled, ran and clawed their way to try to win this a game. Win, lose or draw I love the way our Cardinals are playing tonight.”
Our Cards worked hard and pecked away at the score, but a big first inning deficit (6 runs) like we faced is hard to recover. Wacha typically gets gets good run support and that helped. It was just too much. We lost this match-up STL 7 @ NYM 8. 
Cards were psyched! You could feel the excitement in the dugout even when we were trailing. This kind of game brings a team together. By doing that, we were winners. 
Stolen base # shows how pumped we were — 5! Our Cards lead he NL in stolen bases (49). 
JACK FLAHERTY ON CARDS’ GUTS: “We did a hell of a job fighting back to getting to that point to where we were that close,” Flaherty said. “I’m always ready for a situation like that, and it’s just frustrating. These guys picked us up all day, continued to fight back the whole time. It’s just the endless resilience they continue to show.”
Sunday is the series finale. First pitch 12:10 and our round ball guru toes the rubber. Dakota Hudson is in control.

 

   

Pitching World Series GIF by Looney Tunes PITCHING: Michael Wacha! Wacha!  IP4.0/H7/R6/ER5/BB1/SO4/HR2/ERA6.00 Total STL Pitcher BB’s: 3
WACHA ON HIS SIGNATURE PITCH: “Whenever the changeup was down, got some swing and misses, got weak contact, that’s what that pitch is designed to do,” Wacha said. “It’s a cookie whenever it’s up in the zone though.”
WACHA ON HIS POA: “I was just trying to stay conscious of keeping that ball down in the zone and letting everything play off of that,” Wacha said. “It comes down to release point, comes down to executing that certain pitch. That first inning, I wasn’t really doing that.”

See the source image OFFENSE: STL RUNS SCORED: 1ST inning 1/2nd – /3rd 1/4th -/5th 1/6th -/7th 3/8th – /9th 1     STL K’d 8 TIMES    BIRDS LEFT ON BAGS: 4  NYM LOB: 5       STL SB: 5!! Edman (1), Munoz (2), Ozuna (7), Wong (13), DeJong (5)
FLAHERTY WAS PINCH-RUNNER: “It’s frustrating, I did some uncharacteristic things around the bases there,” said Flaherty, who has been used in pinch-running situations before. “One misstep, and that’s kind of the difference.”
PAULIE D & POND SCUM: DeJong continues to beat up on Mets pitching. He had three hits. His bat has been really coming alive as of late. He has a 6-game hitting streak going. Yea Paulie D!
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SEVENTH INNING: “WE’RE OFF TO THE RACES!” CARPENTER’S RBI-DOUBLE!

SEVENTH INNING: DEJONG’S SAC FLY!

FIFTH INNING: FOWLER’S SAC FLY. DEX WAS PRIMED!

THIRD INNING: FOWLER’S INFIELD SINGLE!

THIRD INNING: OZUNA’S RBI-SINGLE

FIRST INNING: FOWLER’S SOLO SHOT!

GAME STATS: 

           R H E     GAME THREE OF FOUR

STL    7 12 1
NYM  8 10 1
WP:  Syndergaard (5-4); SV: Diaz (15);
LP: Wacha (4-3)

CITIFIELD ATTEND: 22,589, 78 degrees, ply cloudy TIME: 3:33

RBIs/STL: Carpenter (25), DeJong (33), Fowler 3 (22), Molina (34), Ozuna (56)

HR/STL: Fowler (7, 1st inning, 0 on)

STL USED 5 PITCHERS/NINE INNINGS:  Wacha 4.0 (72-46), Cabrera (38-21), Gallegos (12-11), Webb (6-3), Brebbia (8-6)

STL HR ALLOWED: 2-1. Alonso (1st inning off Wacha, 2 on) 2-Davis (3rd inning off Wacha, 0 on)

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COMIN’ UP 4 R CARDS – ALL CDT:

9-GAME HOMESTAND HELLO BASEBALL HEAVEN! 6/17/19 VS MIA/4: MONDAY 7:15, TUESDAY 7:15, WEDNESDAY  7:15, THURSDAY 6:15. 6/21/19 VS LAA/3: FRIDAY 7:15, SATURDAY 1:15, SUNDAY 6:05. MONDAY 6/24/19 OFF-DAY. 6/25/19 VS OAK/2: TUESDAY 7:15, WEDNESDAY 6:15, THURSDAY 6/27/19 OFF-DAY

9-GAME ROAD TRIP: 6/28/19 @ SD/3, 7/2/19 @ SEA/3, 7/5/19 @ SF/3

MLB ALL-STAR GAME WEEK: MONDAY 7/8/19 OFF-DAY, TUESDAY 7/9/19 90TH ALL-STAR GAME, WEDNESDAY THURSDAY OFF-DAY. 6-GAME HOMESTAND: FRIDAY 7/12/19 VS ARI/3. 7/15/19 VS PIT/3

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BATTING SECOND: SOME QUIET TIME ~

PAUSE & PRAY W/MARY – THEN PROCEED

Planning is deciding what to change today so tomorrow will be different from yesterday. —Ichak Adizes, Author

I pray to always have trust in our Lord’s plan for me. It’s pretty simple: I must try to be alert, listen and do the next right thing in front of me. I know I will never be given a challenge that I can’t reach. My dreams are always possible!

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