THURSDAY! & It’s FUN! Talkin’ Baseball w/Mary!! Come C Y!

datePosted on 14:09, April 24th, 2014 by mclausen
God is Love! Look Around at our Blessings. Let’s Pause and Pray: I pray that I may live in the spirit of prayer and always, always remember that I can depend on God for the ALL strength I need. 
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          BIRD POOP! 4/24/14
2014 SERIES TALLY — WINS: 3  LOSSES: 1 SPLIT: 1   Yeah TLR’s gone, but it’s still FUN! to keep track of these.
W L PCT GB
Milwaukee 16 6 .727 -
St. Louis 12 10 .545 4.0
Cincinnati 10 11 .476 5.5
Pittsburgh 9 13 .409 7.0
Chi Cubs 7 13 .350 8.0
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WACHA! LOSES CAP WEDNESDAY!
www.cardinals.com
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Fourth inning – Wacha! walked in two runs. Runs that proved to be very costly.
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“I don’t credit it (the fierce wind) for losing my mechanics in that inning,” said Wacha. “You have to be more mentally tough than I was tonight. Walking in two runs is just unacceptable.”
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Manager Mike removed his starter. Matheny thought 93 pitches were enough for Wacha!
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The Mets had a PS-plan. A plan that worked to their advantage—you’re right that’s not supposed to happen, but. . .
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“As we saw, the conditions were really, really tough, and I’m not sure how much Wacha’s had to pitch in conditions like that (winds of 40 mph that made Wacha! lose his cap),” said Mets manager Terry Collins. “There were a lot of things being said on the bench, some of them we can’t talk about. But one of them was, [let's] make him throw a lot of pitches, see if we can get him out of there, because he’s got great stuff, and we finally did.”
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That’s why the Mets are who they are!
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Enter reliever RHP Seth Manness. Lucas Duda took the reliever deep for a mammoth solo home run to right-center. That homer and those two BOB runs proved to be the differencemakers Wednesday.
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“I didn’t even think there was going to be a play,” said Carpenter,  who, with the Cardinals trailing, 3-1, had singled with one out in the ninth to move Jon Jay to second. “I was rounding second as the ball was going over [Nieuwenhuis'] head.”
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RHP Lance Lynn goes for NL-leading W #5 Thursday afternoon.

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UP NEXT @ CITI FIELD!
THURSDAY @ 12:10 PM – CARDS @ METS
FRIDAY-SUNDAY @ BUSCH — CARDS VS PITTSBURGH!! 
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MORE THAN SIMPLE BUNTS FOR MILLER.
SUNDAY HE HAD HIS FIRST RBI-DOUBLE!
www.cardinals.com
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WASHINGTON — Pitchers & their hitting woes!
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Last season Cards’ pitchers were not at all happy with their action at the dish. We kinda noticed it too, didn’t we? Our Cards ranked 11th in the NL with a .126 pitcher batting average. This was the lowest from a STL rotation since 1986. And it gets worse — we struck out 139 times (don’t know where that ranks, but does it matter? lol).
So-o-o in Spring Training our pitchers took extra offensive drills. Good move, Manager Mike! Right?
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“The hitting coaches have both been very clear with the expectation of a shorter stroke and just trusting the fact of putting the bigger part of the bat on the ball,” said MM.
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Things are looking good so far in this young season ( ,, that phrase!). Righties Wainwright, Lynn and Miller have already seen success. The only starter without a hit through 18 games is RHP Michael Wacha! is next.
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Yeah, entering Sunday we’ve ranked NL third with a .194 BA. Ks – only 16 times in 36 at-bats.
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“I think they’re doing a nice job with shortening up. I think it’s starting to pay off.” said Matheny.
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Keep that good mojo going for the guys — you realize they depend on us! :)
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