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TALKIN’ BASEBALL on July 22, 2017!

Image result for prayer, cartoon, heart, red PAUSE & PRAY W/MARY 2DAY – IT’S SATURDAY!

God is there for me for anything, at any time ~

My Dearest Lord, I know I can always bring my problems to You for help. It’s comforting for me to know You are always there.  

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  Image result for stl cardinals, gif   PREGAME SATURDAY!  STL 47-49 @ CHC 49-46 (SERIES #31 OF 51) STL RHP ADAM WAINWRIGHT 11-5 5.08 ERA 92K FACES CHC LHP JON LESTER 6-6 4.07 ERA 116K 3:05 pm CDT

  WHAT’S UP NEXT 4 CARDS? 10-GAME ROAD TRIP CONCLUDES – THIRD LEG/CHICAGO: SERIES 31 OF 52 (Begins 7/21/17) FRIDAY 1:20 pm CDT, SATURDAY 3:05 pm CDT, SUNDAY 7:05 pm CDT. THEN: BACK-TO-BUSCH/7! STILL LOOKIN’ 4 MORE? CLICK OUT STL SEASON SCHEDULE 

WHAT HAPPENED FRIDAY?Image result for charlie brown, happy, gif W 11-4 CLICK OUT CARDINALS.COM WRITE-UP MY WRITE-UP’S BELOW 4 U 2!

YOU MISS FRIDAY? CLICK OUT MLB.COM RECAP. IT’S ALMOST LIKE YOU CAUGHT IT, K?

FRIDAY @ CHC – FORMER CUB, DEXTER FOWLER, BIG ON OFFENSE!

FRIDAY @ CHC – GRICH IS BACK & PARTIED WITH THE GUYS!

NUMBERS FIRST–

CLICK OUT FRI. BOX SCORE   CLICK OUT FRI. WRAP

7/21/17 CARDINALS FINAL  R  H  E

CARDS                                    11  11  2

CUBS                                       4   12   0

WP:  STL BOWMAN 2-3

LP:  CHC EDWARDS 3-2

TEAM LOB/STL: 7 TEAM LOB/CHC: 9        TEAM RISP/STL: 6-FOR-12

STL KD 9 TIMES. BB  8   TEAM PITCHING KD 6 CHC (MARTINEZ-3). TEAM BB 1 (MARTINEZ-1)

11 RBIs FRIDAY – GRICHUK 2 (32) FOWLER (37) GYORKO (50) DEJONG 2 (24) KELLY 2 (2) CARPENTER (46) PHAM 2 (42) 

5 STL HURLERS FRIDAY: STARTER STL RHP CARLOS MARTINEZ PITCHED 6 INNINGS/LHP DUKE 2/3 7TH/RHP BOWMAN 1/3 7TH/LHP SIEGRIST 8TH/RHP OH 9TH/CHC USED 5 PITCHERS

STL RECORD 47-49 NL CENTRAL FOURTH PLACE – PCT .490 GB 3.5  CLICK OUT MLB.COM STANDINGS 

 

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CHICAGO — Image result for dancing banana gifWe sure needed this confidence builder. Thank you very much, Cubbies!

EIGHTH INNING – Our Cards had a HUGE Offensive Eruption in the eighth. CHC Starter Jake Arrieta was out after seven & we got the Cubbie bullpen. Boy did we get them! (no jinx!). Went through three CHC relievers and got the line moving, didn’t we John? (Rooney @ KMOX). Fourteen Cards batted in that inning! Scored nine runs to make it 11-3!

CHC ‘pen also walked seven STL batters in that inning.Walked in four runs. Muchas gracias, Cubbies! Going back. . .we haven’t had this kind of inning against Chicago since 2014! JUST PLAIN FUN!

“That was a weird, weird inning,” Cubs reliever Hector Rondon said. “That’s the first time I’ve seen something like that — nine runs with nobody out.” 

“I think everybody needed a little bit of something, and that eighth inning provided a whole lot of wind in everybody’s sail.” — Cardinals Manager Mike on how his team responded after a walk-off loss on Thursday

NINTH INNING- Oh! Image result for CRAP,CARTOON, GIFWoo hoo! As we’re all aware, RHP Seung Hwann Oh! has had trouble finishing off batters (his real damage on two strikes). Friday Oh! did his job just fine against the Cubbies. Nice work, dude! Do they actually say dude in your country? lol

Yadier Molina started the day with some right ankle discomfort. 🙁 Cards promote Carson Kelly Fri. 🙂 Kelly was in on the mix of that eighth inning excitement. He missed a grand slam by just inches & had to settle for a two-run double in his first at-bat. Nice work, Baby Bird catcher! Good work with RHP Martinez too – he’s not an easy pitcher to start with.

Speaking of Tsnami, STL starter, RHP Carlos Martinez, was not terribly sharp in this one. Chicago hit him hard! Ten hits, scoring three. Yes – Carlos was hittable Friday, but did his job and kept us in the game. Earned a Quality Start. Muy bueno, amigo!

Uh Oh & Lo Siento! Reserve outfielder Jose Martinez underwent a battery of concussion tests on Friday after an eighth-inning foul ball off Carpenter’s bat struck him around the left temple. The initial tests came back negative, and Martinez will be re-examined on Saturday to determine his availability for the rest of the series

That’s how the Cardinals put an end to a Chicago six-game winning streak (they had no losses since ASG). Nice work, guys! What’s next? We’ll be ready, watching and rooting!

CLICK OUT REDBIRDS HIGHLIGHTS –

GAME HIGHLIGHTS —

MATHENY ON WIN OVER CUBS

FRIDAY, SECOND INNING – GRUCHUK HITS 10TH HOMER – A SOLO SCORE: 1-2

FRIDAY, EIGHTH INNING – CARDS’ NINE-RUN INNING  SCORE: 11-3! 

FRIDAY, EIGHTH INNING – KELLY’S FIRST HIT – A TWO-RUN DOUBLE   SCORE: 8-3!

FRIDAY, EIGHTH INNING – CARPENTER’S RBI-SINGLE   SCORE: 9-3!

FRIDAY, EIGHTH INNING – TOMMY PHAM’S BLOOP SINGLE — TWO MORE  SCORE: 11-3!

 

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 LHP Ricky Horton, 1984
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 Ricky @ Cardinals Care Winter Warm-up signing autographs. He always helps us out!
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Ricky Neal Horton was a left-handed Bullpen pitcher for our Cardinals 1984-1990. Horton got his first hit in 1984 off Nolan Ryan (that name goes back). 
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Today he brings Cardinals games to Cardinals Nation. Ricky works on the FOX Sports Midwest crew and is largely known for his play-by-play coverage on KMOX 1120 AM.
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In 2016, 78-year-old Mike Shannon (46 years on KMOX) gave up the road games and Ricky “stepped up” like they say in the game. Working aside John Rooney, Ricky provides informative, entertaining commentary for road games on the Home of the Cardinals.
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“Field of Dreams” & Ricky Horton! DYN? Ricky briefly appeared in the baseball lover’s film, “Field of Dreams.”
He’s shown in the scene where Ray Kinsella’s young daughter is watching baseball on television, Ricky is shown as a pitcher for the White Sox.
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TALKIN’ BASEBALL on July 21, 2017!

Image result for prayer, cartoon, heart, red PAUSE & PRAY W/MARY 2DAY – IT’S FRIDAY!

“All things are possible if you believe.”  —Mark 9-23

My Dearest Lord, Thank You for keeping me calmer. I have trust in Your perfect peace. Amen~

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  Image result for stl cardinals, gif   PREGAME FRIDAY!  STL 45-49 @ CHC 42-45 (SERIES 31 OF 51) STL RHP CARLOS MARTINEZ 6-8 3.36 ERA 133K FACES CHC RHP JAKE ARRIETA 9-7 4.17 ERA 105K 1:20 pm CDT

  WHAT’S UP NEXT 4 CARDS? 10-GAME ROAD TRIP CONCLUDES – THIRD LEG/CHICAGO: SERIES 31 OF 52 (BEGINS 7/21/17) FRIDAY 1:20 pm CDT, SATURDAY 3:05 pm CDT, SUNDAY 7:05 pm CDT. THEN: BACK-TO-BUSCH/7! STILL LOOKIN’ 4 MORE? CLICK OUT STL SEASON SCHEDULE 

WHAT HAPPENED THURSDAY? L 2-3 CLICK OUT CARDINALS.COM WRITE-UP MY WRITE-UP’S BELOW 4 U 2!

YOU MISS THURSDAY? CLICK OUT MLB.COM RECAP. IT’S ALMOST LIKE YOU CAUGHT IT, K?

THURSDAY @ NYM – TOMMY PHAM & HIS HOT BAT!

NUMBERS FIRST–

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7/20/17 CARDINALS FINAL  R  H  E

CARDS                                    2    6   0

METS                                      3    6    0

WP:  NYM REED 1-2

LP:  ROSENTHAL 2-4

TEAM LOB/STL: 5 TEAM LOB/NYM: 5        TEAM RISP/STL: 0-FOR-4

STL KD 5 TIMES. BB  1   STL TEAM PITCHING KD 7 NYM (LYNN-5). TEAM BB 2 (LYNN-1)

2 RBIs THURSDAY – PHAM 2 (40)

4 STL HURLERS THURSDAY: STARTER STL RHP LANCE LYNN PITCHED 6 INNINGS/RHP BAUMAN 7TH/LHP CECIL 8TH/RHP ROSENTHAL 9TH/NYM USED 3 PITCHERS

STL RECORD 43-45 – NL CENTRAL FOURTH PLACE – PCT .489 GB 5.5  CLICK OUT MLB.COM STANDINGS 

 

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NEW YORK — Yes, ANOTHER frustrating loss. Ls are always frustrating, but walk-off road losses are at the top of the list. We split that series. Thursday was our THIRD walk-off loss this road trip. Huge Ouch! That’s enough, isn’t it?

Eighth Inning – LHP Bret Cecil, who has been tough as of late, allowed a homer to tie the game @ two. Put an end to Redbirds’ Bullpen scoreless innings against NYM (15 2/3 innings).

Ninth Inning – RHP Trevor Rosenthal faced the heart of the order, put NYM on base (90 ft. away) and then allowed a “sneaky” walk-off infield single by Jose Reyes (who had been wearing the O-fer collar).  

WOW! Tommy Pham – Mr Phamtastic’s hot bat gave us hope — for a short bit. Pham’s eighth-inning homer gave us a one-run lead – that we couldn’t hold onto. Thursday he went two-for-four with a RBI-double and that solo shot. When we think of Tommy Pham, we can smile!

The back-end of our Bullpen needs some major freshening up. Everybody knows it. Most of all, us.

RHP Lance Lynn had a good day. He held up his half of a pitcher’s dual. A quality start.

LYNN #S: 7 IP, 104 PITCHES/67 FOR STRIKES, K5, BB1, THREE HITS, ONE RUN

We split this NYM series. Now, we’re off to Chicago to finish the road trip that is at 3-3 thus far.

Cheer up! Be the team that goes to work expecting to win — it will help against those Cubbies.  You know. . . .a happy Redbird team plays much, much better baseball! 🙂 Play that awesome baseball we know you can do.

Put an end to Chicago’s winning streak. You can!

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Baseball superstitions are everywhere!!
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Managers are superstitious about who takes out the Lineup Card before the game starts. Did the team end up winning or lose? Probably makes a difference if they take it out again.
Ricky Horton, “I only took the Lineup Card once and we lost.  I was never asked to do it again!” lol Ricky’s so FUN!ny!! 

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