IT’S “JULY OF THE 29TH,” ROBBIE!

HAPPY 26TH BIRTHDAY TO MY SON – GETTIN’ ALL GROWN UP!

I LOVE YOU SO MUCH. OMG. . . .EVEN MORE THAN BASEBALL. REALLY!  

 

IT MAKES ME SMILE WHEN YOU SMILE!

:( I MISS YOU~

 

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WHAT HAPPENED LAST? STL @ MIA 6:10 PM W5-4

THURS 7/28/16 — 6:10 PM

MARLINS PARK, FLA

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    Cardinals 5 8 0
    Marlins 4 8 0

 

WHAT’S UP TONIGHT? STL @ MIA. GAME 2 OF 4.

FRI 7/26/16 6:10 PM

 ON THE  FLA BUMP: STL RHP MIKE LEAKE 7-8 4.24 ERA 91K FACES MIA RHP JOSE URENA 1-2 5.34 ERA 21K.

CATCH GAMES ON — TV: FS-MW. RADIO: CRN, KMOX 1120 AM

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NEXT? BIRDS STILL FLY EAST:

MIAMI – SAT @ MIA 6:10 PM, SUN @ MIA 12:10 PM, MON OFF-DAY

CINCINNATI – TUES @ CIN 6:10 PM, WED @ CIN 6:10 PM, THURS @ CIN @ 11:35 AM

THEN? FINALLY!

ST. LOUIS – STL VS ATL (3) 8/3/16 & STL VS CIN (3) 8/5/16

 

PAUSE & PRAY W/MARY TODAY!

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Our best memories can be made when we don’t really accomplish anything. 

I pray to treasure those special, unplanned moments. I pray to always, always be grateful for my many blessings. Share feelings w/your loved ones!”

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THURS @ MIA –ALEDMEZ DIAZ – PLAYER OF THE GAME

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PITCHERS OF RECORD THURSDAY: RHP WACHA/RHP BROXTON/8TH LHP SIEGRIST/9TH RHP OH

MIAMI — Another close game. Our one-run victories have improved as of late. That’s a very good thing; a positive thing for us. Record now 7 & 16. Two Ws already in this road trip. That’s a big boost. Thursday’s W gives us 30 wins on the road.  The road has been good to us this season.

Thursday was the first of four games we have with the Fish, i.e., the Miami Marlins. We see them frequently as they are our Spring Training roommates in Jupiter, Florida.

We got this one started right away and jumped on Miami RHP Jose Fernandez early.  The RHP is one of the best in the game and it’s hard to get runs off him.  We had big innings in the third and then in the fifth.

The Play of the Game was Big City-Hitter’s RBI-single in the fifth. We needed it; it scored the winning run. Nice to see him comfortable at the plate.  We knew he’d be back!  

Aledmys Diaz was great in this series opener – bet his family was there!  He came though with his bat and his glove.  Diaz had a homer and a double off Fernandez. Just happens that the two were neighbors when he was a kid in Cuba. Small world! Diaz was named Player of the Game.  Nice – it’s good to see him start to get out of his little “funk.” We can just look forward to seeing more good from our Cuban Missile! He’s a spitfire!

RHP Michael Wacha had a very strong outing.  He outpitched Fernandez and that’s not easy. Fernandez has/had an amazing record in his home park. He’s had only one other loss at Marlin’s Park — in his career! Really.  

Another save for RHP Oh. He shut the door tight!

 

 

WTF/DYN? LITTLE BIT OF BASEBALL TRIVIA!

RHP SWEUNG-HWANN OH – KMOX’S RICK HORTON TALKIN’ PITCHERS COMMENTED THURSDAY, “OH IS NOT A DOMINANT PITCHER.  HE’S A PITCH MAKER”. RICKY KNOWS HIS BASEBALL!

HOMER CITY – ALEDMYS DIAZ/CUBAN MISSILE HIT HIS 14TH HOMER THURSDAY. MATT HOLLIDAY/MATTYHO HIT HIS 18TH.

 

 

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10-GAME ROAD TRIP: 3-1  2016 SERIES’ WIN/LOSS/SPLIT RECORD: 13/12/2 :)  SWEEPS 5(ATL, LAA, PIT, CHI, SD) :( SWEPT: 4 (PIT, WSH, HOU, TEX

Central W L PCT GB WCGB L10 STRK HOME ROAD LAST GAME NEXT GAME
Chi Cubs 61 40 .604 - - 6-4 W2 32-16 29-24 7/28 vs CWS, W 3-1 7/29 vs SEA, 2:20 PM
St. Louis 55 47 .539 6.5 - 7-3 W2 25-30 30-17 7/28 @ MIA, W 5-4 7/29 @ MIA, 7:10 PM
Pittsburgh 52 48 .520 8.5 2.0 6-4 W1 29-23 23-25 7/27 vs SEA, W 10-1 7/29 @ MIL, 8:10 PM
Milwaukee 44 56 .440 16.5 10.0 5-5 W1 27-25 17-31 7/28 vs ARI, W 6-4 7/29 vs PIT, 8:10 PM
Cincinnati 40 61 .396 21.0 14.5 7-3 W1 24-28 16-33 7/27 @ SF, W 2-1 7/29 @ SD, 10:40 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
LA Dodgers 57 45 .559 +2.0 - 5-5 L1 7/27 vs TB, L 1-3 7/29 vs ARI, 10:10 PM
Miami 55 47 .539 - - 5-5 L1 7/28 vs STL, L 4-5 7/29 vs STL, 7:10 PM
St. Louis 55 47 .539 - - 7-3 W2 7/28 @ MIA, W 5-4 7/29 @ MIA, 7:10 PM

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CARDINALS ADD FIVE DATES TO 2016 THEME NIGHT CALENDAR

Tickets on Sale Now for Y98 Night, Zumba® Fitness Party at the Park, Nurses Night II and College Nights

 

ST. LOUIS, Mo., July 28, 2016 – The St. Louis Cardinals have announced the addition of Y98 Night & Zumba® Fitness Party at the Park to the 2016 Theme Ticket schedule.  The club also announced a second Nurses Theme Night and two more College Theme Night dates.

On Wednesday, August 24, the annual Y98 Night returns to Busch Stadium.  Join the Phillips and Company Morning Show to celebrate Jen Myers as she fights breast cancer.  Fans who purchase a special Y98 Night theme ticket will receive a special Cardinals-themed “Jen’s Tribe” t-shirt.  A portion of each ticket sold will be donated to Siteman Cancer Center.  Visit cardinals.com/Y98 for more information about Jen’s story.

All nurses who missed out on the first Theme Night are invited back to Busch Stadium for Nurses Night II on Wednesday, August 24.  Fans who purchase the Nurses Night II Theme Ticket versus the New York Mets will receive a special edition Cardinals scrub top.  In addition, a portion of each ticket sold will benefit the March of Dimes foundation.

On Sunday, August 28, the Cardinals invite all fans to join us for Zumba® Fitness Party at the Park.  Inspired by Latin and international rhythms, Zumba® Fitness mixes high and low intensity moves for an interval-style, calorie-burning, dance fitness party.  Whether you’ve never taken a Zumba® class or consider yourself an expert, the Zumba® Fitness Party at the Park is sure to get you ready to cheer on the Redbirds.  Fans who purchase the special themed ticket will receive access to a pregame Zumba® class at Busch Stadium and an exclusive Cardinals tank top.  Fans can go to cardinals.com/zumba for more information.

As summer winds down and the school year begins, the Cardinals invite all students to celebrate with their friends at Busch Stadium for College Night.  All fans that purchase the special $20 Theme Ticket for either Thursday, August 25 versus the New York Mets or Tuesday, September 13 versus the Chicago Cubs will receive an exclusive 90’s themed Cardinals baseball tee, designed by STL Style.

Fans can purchase tickets for these Theme Nights and view the remaining 2016 schedule at cardinals.com/theme.

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WHAT HAPPENED LAST? STL @ NYM WL

WED 7/27/16 — 6:10 PM

CITI FIELD, NEW YORK

GAME BREAKDOWN

 

WHAT’S UP TONIGHT? STL @ MIA. GAME 1 OF 4.

THURS 7/28/16 6:10 PM

 ON THE FLA BUMP: STL RHP FACES MIA RHP 

CATCH GAMES ON — TV: FS-MW. RADIO: CRN, KMOX 1120 AM

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NEXT? BIRDS STILL FLYIN’ EAST:

MIAMI – FRI @ MIA 6:10 PM, SAT @ MIA 6:10 PM, SUN @ MIA 12:10 PM, MON OFF-DAY

CINCINNATI – TUES @ CIN 6:10 PM, WED @ CIN 6:10 PM, THURS @ CIN @ 11:35 AM

THEN?

ST. LOUIS – FINALLY BACK-TO-BUSCH FOR 6!

 

PAUSE & PRAY W/MARY TODAY!

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Worry is, unfortunately, a part of life. We just need to know how to use it.

I pray to be free to live life more fully today. Pain teaches us. It makes us work harder and it helps us appreciate pleasure.”

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WED @ NYM – 

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NEW YORK –

PITCHERS OF RECORD WEDNESDAY:

   

WTF/DYN? LITTLE BIT OF BASEBALL TRIVIA!

ALEDMYS DIAZ – OUR ROOKIE HAS BEEN ON FIRE AS OF LATE. HIT IN 23 CONSECUTIVE GAMES!

 

 LOOKIN’ @ NUMBERS – 4 US STAT GEEKS!

10-GAME ROAD TRIP:  X-X  2016 SERIES’ WIN/LOSS/SPLIT RECORD: 13/12/2 :)  SWEEPS 5(ATL, LAA, PIT, CHI, SD) :( SWEPT: 4 (PIT, WSH, HOU, TEX

Central W L PCT GB WCGB L10 STRK HOME ROAD LAST GAME NEXT GAME
Chi Cubs 57 37 .606 - - 5-5 W1 30-16 27-21 7/20 vs NYM, W 6-2 7/22 @ MIL, 8:10 PM
St. Louis 51 44 .537 6.5 1.0 7-3 W4 24-28 27-16 7/21 vs SD, W 6-5 7/22 vs LAD, 8:15 PM
Pittsburgh 49 46 .516 8.5 3.0 5-5 W1 26-21 23-25 7/21 vs MIL, W 5-3 7/22 vs PHI, 7:05 PM
Milwaukee 40 53 .430 16.5 11.0 3-7 L1 23-22 17-31 7/21 @ PIT, L 3-5 7/22 vs CHC, 8:10 PM
Cincinnati 36 59 .379 21.5 16.0 5-5 W1 22-27 14-32 7/20 vs ATL, W 6-3 7/22 vs ARI, 7:10 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
LA Dodgers 54 43 .557 +1.0 - 6-4 W1 7/21 @ WSH, W 6-3 7/22 @ STL, 8:15 PM
Miami 52 43 .547 - - 8-2 W1 7/21 @ PHI, W 9-3 7/22 vs NYM, 7:10 PM
St. Louis 51 44 .537 1.0 67 7-3 W4 7/21 vs SD, W 6-5 7/22 vs LAD, 8:15 PM

 

 

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DOUBLE HEADER NEWS –

We ARE some angry Redbirds!!

We CAN’T win ‘em all. . . .guess so!

WHAT HAPPENED LAST? STL @ NYM L3-1

TUES 7/26/16 — 7:05 PM

CITI FIELD, NEW YORK

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WHAT HAPPENED LAST? STL @ NYM W3-2

TUES 7/26/16 — 3:15 PM

CITI FIELD, NEW YORK

 

WHAT’S UP TONIGHT? STL @ NYM. GAME 3 OF 3.

WED 7/27/16 6:10 PM

 ON THE NY BUMP: STL RHP ADAM WAINWRIGHT 9-5 4.09 ERA 99K FACES NYM RHP LOGAN VERETT 3-5 4.14 ERA 44K. 

CATCH GAMES ON — TV: FS-MW. RADIO: CRN, KMOX 1120 AM

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NEXT? BIRDS KEEP FLYIN’ EAST:

MIAMI – THURS @ MIA 6:10 PM, FRI @ MIA 6:10 PM, SAT @ MIA 6:10 PM, SUN @ MIA 12:10 PM, MON OFF-DAY

CINCINNATI – TUES @ CIN 6:10 PM, WED @ CIN 6:10 PM, THURS @ CIN @ 11:35 AM

THEN?

ST. LOUIS – FINALLY BACK-TO-BUSCH FOR 6!

 

PAUSE & PRAY W/MARY TODAY!

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“God only reveals our life to us day by day. What a true blessing!

I pray to gladly leave my future in God’s loving and capable hands. I can be confident that good things will happen, as long as I stay on the right path.”

 

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TUES @ NYM — JEDD GYORKO REMAINS HOT.

WATCH HIM GO!

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NEW YORK — We’re on one of our three-city road trips.  Every road trip in this half has three cities. Yeah, whew! The road has been good to us as of late so we’re hoping to make up some ground in the standings. No jinx!

This particular road trip could turn out to be one of our biggest road trips of the season. The MLB 2016 playoffs are months away, but all the hungry teams want to get their place in line. You know where our Cardinals want to be — right up in front! We still haven’t taken our eye off of the prize, taking the Central Division back from the Cubbies, but the NL Wild Card race is getting closer with every game and we’re in that too!

Wins are so very important – Duh! Keep your nose clean, pay attention and play baseball like you know you can, guys! Good luck!

STL @ NYM GAME TWO –PITCHERS OF RECORD GAME TWO: LHP GARCIA/6TH RHP BAUMAN/7TH RHP TUIVAILALA/8TH LHP KIEKHEFER.

It’s already game #100. CAN YOU BELIEVE IT? OMG! 

One half hour after the completion of Game One, Game Two began.

Jedd Gyorko strikes again with another long ball — Cardinals homer in 17 straight games! After that long ball, that was ALL we got off of Mets’ pitching in Game Two. LHP Bartolo Colon took control of our offense. Actually, Mets’ pitching was tough on us all night.  The Pond Scum (who remembers that in the 80′s?) Met hurlers retired 16 of the final 17 Cardinal batters. Big Ouch!

Our Cards looked for that bloop and a blast all night.  It was a silent offensive Game Two.

Our ‘pen was strong in this game too. We saw a little bit of everybody!

STL @ NYM GAME ONE – PITCHERS OF RECORD GAME ONE: RHP MARTINEZ/6TH & 7TH LHP LYONS/8TH LHP SIEGRIST/9TH RHP OH.

Ricky Horton put it well when he said on KMOX, “We’ve had some wacky things happen in this game!” It was the beginning of a long day of baseball for us all. We love that, don’t we?

After Jedd Gyorko crushed his two-run homer, it put STL #1 in NL in home runs w/136 hr. Remember back in the day when we didn’t hit too many homers? Woo hoo! That’s changed! We’ve hit long balls in 16 games straight.

The Mets had trouble moving runners in scoring position in the first contest. They stranded 11 on the base pads in Game One. Better them than us — sorry! Not! ;)

RHP Martinez looked muy bueno the majority of the day.  He had some control issues in the fourth inning. It was a long, long inning with  4 BOBs. The bullpen came in and did their job to secure the Game One W! Nice!

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GAME ONE, FIRST INNING – HAZELBAKER’S DIVING GRAB.

GAME ONE, THIRD INNING  - GYORKO JACKS A HUGE TWO-RUN DINGER. SCORE: 3-0 STL.

GAME ONE, NINTH INNING – PHAM IS PHAMTASTIC IN THIS DEFENSE 

GAME ONE – A MUST SEE. PHAM & HIS STRONG THROW

GAME ONE, NINTH INNING – RHP OH KS PSMET TO EARN SAVE

GAME TWO, SECOND INNING – GYORKO OPEN INNING WITH HIS HOMER. SCORE: 1-0 STL. 

GAME TWO, SIXTH INNING – RHP BOWMAN KS COLON TO GET OUT OF A JAM. SCORE: 3-1 NYM.

 

WTF/DYN? LITTLE BIT OF BASEBALL TRIVIA!

JEDD GYORKO – GYORKO HIT HOMERS IN BOTH DOUBLE HEADERS – 5 TOTAL! THREE IN THE FIRST ONE AGAINST THE DODGERS AND TWO IN THE ONE WITH NEW YORK. WOO HOO!

RHP ALEX REYES – REYES IS CLOSE TO COMING TO THE BIGGIES. A MONTH OR MAYBE LESS. WHO’S EXCITED? ME!

WASN’T IN THE CARDS – OUR TRIP TO NEW YORK FLIGHT WAS DELAYED. WE DIDN’T ARRIVE TILL 8:30 AM. THE RAIN-OUT WAS JUST FINE! 

 

 LOOKIN’ @ NUMBERS – 4 US STAT GEEKS!

10-GAME ROAD TRIP:  1-1  2016 SERIES’ WIN/LOSS/SPLIT RECORD: 13/12/2 :)  SWEEPS 5(ATL, LAA, PIT, CHI, SD) :( SWEPT: 4 (PIT, WSH, HOU, TEX

Central W L PCT GB WCGB L10 STRK HOME ROAD LAST GAME NEXT GAME
Chi Cubs 59 40 .596 - - 5-5 L2 30-16 29-24 7/26 @ CWS, L 0-3 7/27 vs CWS, 8:05 PM
St. Louis 53 47 .530 6.5 1.0 6-4 L1 25-30 28-17 7/26 @ NYM, L 1-3 7/27 @ NYM, 7:10 PM
Pittsburgh 51 48 .515 8.0 2.5 5-5 L1 28-23 23-25 7/26 vs SEA, L 4-7 7/27 vs SEA, 7:05 PM
Milwaukee 43 55 .439 15.5 10.0 5-5 W2 26-24 17-31 7/26 vs ARI, W 9-4 7/27 vs ARI, 8:10 PM
Cincinnati 39 61 .390 20.5 15.0 6-4 L1 24-28 15-33 7/26 @ SF, L 7-9 7/27 @ SF, 3:45 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
LA Dodgers 57 44 .564 +2.5 - 6-4 W3 7/26 vs TB, W 3-2 7/27 vs TB, 3:10 PM
Miami 54 46 .540 - - 6-4 W1 7/26 vs PHI, W 5-0 7/27 vs PHI, 12:10 PM
NY Mets 53 46 .535 0.5 63 5-5 W1 7/26 vs STL, W 3-1 7/27 vs STL, 7:10 PM
St. Louis 53 47 .530 1.0 62 6-4 L1 7/26 @ NYM, L 1-3 7/27 @ NYM, 7:10 PM

 

 

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