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CLICK OUT WHAT’S UP TODAY? STL @ CHI. GAME 1 OF 3.

FRIDAY 9/23/16 1:20 PM

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MIKE LEAKE GETS THE CALL! STL RHP MIKE LEAKE #8 9-10 4.54 ERA 118KS FACES CHI RHP JAKE ARRIETA #49 17-7 2.96 ERA 176KS

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CLICK OUT WHAT HAPPENED LAST? L 11-1

WED 9/21/16 2:10 PM STL @ COL

COORS FIELD, DENVER

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WED @ COL. LHP JAIME GARCIA ROCKS!

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  • CARDINALS FINAL 9/21/16
    Final R H E
    Cardinals 1 8 2
    Rockies 11 12 0
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DENVER — Yup, the unfortunate happened Wednesday afternoon. We were totally overpowered in the STL/COL series finale. Stagnant in the NL Wild Cards hope.
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However, there WAS a bright spot in our 11-1 L.Yes, at least there WAS one! lol LHP Jaime Garcia! :)  Other than Garcia, the game was muy, muy feo/very, very ugly. Muchas Gracias, Jaime! 
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Click out the mlb.com piece on Jaime Garcia’s bullpen performance. Garcia took over for rookie starter RHP Luke Weaver in the 3rd inning inheriting a five-run deficit (unless you were on another planet, you heard by now about the COL second inning grand salami). Garcia pitched four innings of efficient, fantastic baseball, fanning five (took only 47 pitches).
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And. . .this wasn’t the first time for Garcia to shine in the ‘pen. In San Francisco he had another good outing — it was just shorter. It’s sure nice to know we can depend on that consistent, flexible weapon in the ‘pen (nice to get to praise Garcia too. I’m always on the Garcia bandwagon!). He did his job Wednesday and gave us a chance to get into the game. Our offense failed to come through for us. . .this time.
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Those Rockies looked good Wednesday. Well, duh! Their pitching was tough on us (starting AND bullpen). Their offense was very productive. The second inning grand slam probably hurt the most – started the damage (RHP Weaver was in). Then, in the 8th inning, more damage with a three-run homer (Bullpen-RHP Broxton). 
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“It was a fastball in,” Weaver said of the grand slam mistake. “A lot of the fastballs were moving. I definitely needed that two-seam to move in, and it was the only fastball that stayed straight. It’s very frustrating, because I’m trying to throw a pitch to get in there, and for it to flatten out at such a big moment is disappointing.”
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In the meantime, the COL rookie righty made our offense looked flat and lifeless (not like the team we’ve seen lately @ the plate). Stranger danger perhaps? Plus, our defense was sloppy and committed two costly, unnecessary errors.
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Yes it was a day game after a night game, but we can handle this STL.
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It’s time to put on your game face! Put that fear into our opponents. Figure out what went wrong. Improve your game. It’s time to play serious postseason-ready baseball. What happened to that roll we’ve seen lately (I seriously felt something). Get back on it. Wrigley Field is the perfect place to start!  Stand strong. We can face anybody they throw at our Cardinals. 
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After a Thursday off-day, it’s time to rock n roll again. Turn the Page! Let’s end our successful road schedule on a positive note. Take that hungry, winning St. Louis team to Chicago. You know….we played so well on the road this season (mlb’s best road record-2016). That magic is still there. . .somewhere. Feel the power. We’re the flippin’ St. Louis Cardinals!!
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Game on!
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STL POSTSEASON UPDATE 9/23/16 —
NL Wild Card status: Thursday was an off-day in the windy city for our Birds. San Francisco and New York both games that they won. So, that puts us .5 back in the standings. To keep in the 2016 Playoff mix, we must win too. 
Good luck! Cardinal Nation is right there with you every game, every inning, every play! Be strong – only ten games left of the regular season. The Wild Card is ours! You know what we need to do.
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Division Leaders W L PCT WCGB WCE # L10 STRK LAST GAME NEXT GAME
E – Washington 89 63 .586 - - 5-5 W1 9/21 @ MIA, W 8-3 9/23 @ PIT, 7:05 PM
C – ( y ) Chi Cubs 97 55 .638 - - 6-4 W3 9/21 vs CIN, W 9-2 9/23 vs STL, 2:20 PM
W – LA Dodgers 87 66 .569 - - 6-4 W2 9/22 vs COL, W 7-4 9/23 vs COL, 10:10 PM
The top two Wild Card teams from each league make the postseason and play each other in a one-game playoff. 
If two or more teams are tied for their division lead, they will be listed among the Wild Card teams below.
Wild Card Teams W L PCT WCGB WCE # L10 STRK LAST GAME NEXT GAME
NY Mets 81 72 .529 - - 5-5 W1 9/22 vs PHI, W 9-8 9/23 vs PHI, 7:10 PM
San Francisco 81 72 .529 - - 4-6 W1 9/22 @ SD, W 2-1 9/23 @ SD, 10:40 PM
St. Louis 80 72 .526 0.5 10 5-5 L1 9/21 @ COL, L 1-11 9/23 @ CHC, 2:20 PM
Pittsburgh 76 76 .500 4.5 6 7-3 L1 9/22 @ MIL, L 1-3 9/23 vs WSH, 7:05 

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BASEBALL FUN! - WEDNESDAY STL/COL PRE-GAME STANDOFF. CLICK IT OUT! 

MATT HOLLIDAY – MATTYHO HAS GOOD BP. CLOSE TO SEEING HIM SOON — CHICAGO? GO FOR IT!

2016 POSTSEASON - TICKETS ON SALE 9/20/16. GET YOURS, CARDINALS NATION!

CARDS 2017 SCHEDULE - YES – THERE IS HOPE – BASEBALL WILL RETURN! ;) YOU KNOW IT WILL!!

SPRING TRAINING TRIPS - CARDINAL BASEBALL VACATIONS. HEY WHAT ARE YOU DOING ANYWAYS?

DYNAMIC DEAL OF THE WEEK - CARDS VS REDS JUST $5! NOW WHO CAN BEAT THAT?

EXCLUSIVE WORKOUT TIPS - CLICK IT OUT FROM ST. LOUIS SPORTS LEGENDS 

YOU’RE INVITED TO - BUSCH STADIUM BOUTIQUE BRIDAL EVENT JANUARY, 2017! 

CAP CARDINALS – IT’S A SCHOOL PROGRAM! 

REDBIRD REPORT #11 – FELLOW UCBER TALKIN’ FINAL HOMESTAND – WE’LL BE OKAY!

 

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FRI @ CHI 1:20, SAT @ CHI TBD, SUN@ CHI TBD

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MON VS CIN 7:15 PM, TUES VS CIN  7:15 PM, WED VS CIN 7:15 PM, THURS VS CIN 6:15 PM

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FRI VS PIT 7:15 PM, SAT VS PIT 3:15 PM, SUN VS PIT 2:00 PM

SO LONG REGULAR SEASON!

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Division Leaders W L PCT WCGB WCE # L10 STRK LAST GAME NEXT GAME
E – Washington 89 63 .586 - - 5-5 W1 9/21 @ MIA, W 8-3 9/23 @ PIT, 7:05 PM
C – ( y ) Chi Cubs 97 55 .638 - - 6-4 W3 9/21 vs CIN, W 9-2 9/23 vs STL, 2:20 PM
W – LA Dodgers 87 66 .569 - - 6-4 W2 9/22 vs COL, W 7-4 9/23 vs COL, 10:10 PM
The top two Wild Card teams from each league make the postseason and play each other in a one-game playoff. 
If two or more teams are tied for their division lead, they will be listed among the Wild Card teams below.
Wild Card Teams W L PCT WCGB WCE # L10 STRK LAST GAME NEXT GAME
NY Mets 81 72 .529 - - 5-5 W1 9/22 vs PHI, W 9-8 9/23 vs PHI, 7:10 PM
San Francisco 81 72 .529 - - 4-6 W1 9/22 @ SD, W 2-1 9/23 @ SD, 10:40 PM
St. Louis 80 72 .526 0.5 10 5-5 L1 9/21 @ COL, L 1-11 9/23 @ CHC, 2:20 PM
Pittsburgh 76 76 .500 4.5 6 7-3 L1 9/22 @ MIL, L 1-3 9/23 vs WSH, 7:05 

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* OUR YADI HAS CAUGHT MORE INNINGS THAN ANY OTHER CATCHER IN BASEBALL THIS SEASON. 137 GAMES — GRACIAS AMIGO!

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WEDNESDAY ROOKIE CATCHER, CARSON KELLY, WAS BEHIND THE PLATE (DAY GAME AFTER NIGHT GAME MEANS A YADIER MOLINA DAY OFF) ANYWAYS, HE’S GOTS TO GET READY FOR THE CHICAGO CUBS, DOESN’T HE? .

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CLICK OUT WHAT’S UP TODAY?  STL @ COL. GAME 3 OF 3. IT’S GETAWAY DAY!

WEDNESDAY 9/21/16 2:10 PM

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ROOKIES GET THE CALL! STL RHP #62 LUKE WEAVER ERA KS FACES COL RHP GERMAN MARQUIS 

 

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CLICK OUT WHAT HAPPENED LAST? W 10-5

TUESDAY 9/20/16 7:40 PM STL @ COL

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TUES 9/20/16

STL @ COL

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DENVER — That’s four in a row!  Nice job, guys. We go for the sweep today. No jinx! NL Wild Card three way tie too. Nice!
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RHP Adam Wainwright is well known for comebacks. Tuesday followed the same script. Wainwright came through for our club with his arm and his bat to take Game Two from the Rockies 10-5. Win twelve and four RBIs. Tuesday’s W made Wainwright 9-1 vs the Mile-High City. 3-0 this season. Waino owns the Rox! No jinx!    
“He was good,” Manager Mike said. “He had a real nice curveball today. It’s hard to know here how that breaking ball is going to work, and he had a nice feel for it. He did a nice job controlling most of the counts. He had a good fastball when he wanted it, he just changed it up. He used the cutter and expanded when he needed to with that pitch. He got the chases when he had to have them. That’s what he looks like when he’s right.”
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“I don’t have enough starts to get [my ERA] down in the 2s like I want to be. I don’t have enough starts to get to 20 wins like I want to be. But I have a chance to help this team win a World Series. And if that’s offensively, winning a Silver Slugger along the way, hopefully, then that’s great. I don’t really care. As long as I pitch well down the stretch, pitch well in the postseason, and get that ring, I couldn’t care less.” – Wainwright, on contributing to the playoff push
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The long ball continued in the Mile High City. We lead the NL in home runs. Yes, our Cardinals! Remember a couple years ago wen we just weren’t there.  Matheny told us to “Just wait – the offense will come around.” 212 homers this season, Nice! Matt Adams & Jedd Gyorko helped wit their homers last night.
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Wednesday is a getaway day game featuring some rookie pitchers, Stranger danger beware!
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STL POSTSEASON UPDATE –NL Wild Card three way tie. Eleven games of the regular season left. 
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The top two Wild Card teams from each league make the postseason and play each other in a one-game playoff. 
If two or more teams are tied for their division lead, they will be listed among the Wild Card teams below.

Wild Card Teams W L PCT WCGB WCE # L10 STRK LAST GAME NEXT GAME
NY Mets 80 71 .530 - - 5-5 L2 9/20 vs ATL, L 4-5 9/21 vs ATL, 7:10 PM
San Francisco 80 71 .530 - - 4-6 W1 9/20 @ LAD, W 2-0 9/21 @ LAD, 10:10 PM
St. Louis 80 71 .530 - - 5-5 W4 9/20 @ COL, W 10-5 9/21 @ COL, 3:10 PM
Miami 76 75 .503 4.0 8 6-4 W3

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CARDS SURGE PAST ROX 

RHP ADAM WAINWRIGHT – SHOWS VERSATILITY TUESDAY

FIRST INNING – WONG SHOWS D WITH HIS LEAPING GRAB. SCORE 0-0

SECOND INNING – ADAMS GETS A LONG, LONG SHOT. SCORE: 1 ALL

THIRD INNING – JEDD GYORKO HITS HIS BOMB. SCORE: 3-1 STL 

FOURTH INNING – GYORKO AND HIS OVER-THE-SHOULDER CATCH. NICE! SCORE: 5-1 STL 

SIXTH INNING – MOSS AND HIS SACRIFICE FLY. SCORE: 8-1 STL

SEVENTH INNING – HAZELBAKER’S RBI SINGLE. SCORE: 10-4 STL

2016 POSTSEASON - TICKETS ON SALE 9/20/16. GET YOURS, CARDINALS NATION!

CARDS 2017 SCHEDULE - YES – THERE IS HOPE – BASEBALL WILL RETURN! ;) YOU KNOW IT WILL!!

SPRING TRAINING TRIPS - CARDINAL BASEBALL VACATIONS. HEY WHAT ARE YOU DOING ANYWAYS?

DYNAMIC DEAL OF THE WEEK - CARDS VS REDS JUST $5! NOW WHO CAN BEAT THAT?

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9/19/16 WED @ COL 2:10 PM

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FRI @ CHI 1:20, SAT @ CHI TBD, SUN @ CHI TBD

AND THEN? LAST REGULAR SERIES OF SEASON. 9/26/16 CIN 4 & 9/30/16 PIT 3

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CURRENT 10-GAME ROAD TRIP: 4-2. 2016 SERIES WIN/LOSS/SPLIT RECORD (FOR TLR, K?) 15/15/5.  5 SWEEPS: (ATL, LAA, PIT, CHI, SD) SWEPT 4: (PIT, WSH, HOU, TEX)  

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ALEDMYS DIAZ – OUR ROOKIE’S D IS GREATLY IMPROVING. ERRORS THIS SEASON — 16. TWELVE WERE IN THE FIRST MONTH. 

DL@STL – LAST SEASON WAS THE YEAR OF THE QUADS ON THE DL. THIS YEAR IS THE YEAR OF THE THUMBS!

MATT HOLLIDAY – MATTYHO (LEFT THUMB) TOOK BATTING PRACTICE IN COL MONDAY AND CLOSED THE HELTONBURGER STAND BY HITTING IT WITH ONE OF HIS LONG BALLS.  HE LOOKS TO MAKE IT BACK WITH OUR CLUB IN THE LAST WEEK OF THE SEASON.

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