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STL SKIPPER SHILDT TALKIN’ BASEBALL: “We had a really good game plan, and guys were locked in and really convicted about the execution of the plan,” Cardinals manager Mike Shildt said. “The whole batting lineup did a really nice job. Tonight, we were able to get the damage as a reward for it.”

CINCINATTI — In Game 1 Thursday, our Cards were roughed up by Sonny Gray and CIN pitching. Two hits & 15 strikeouts. It was not pretty. We knew that.

Friday we had to face their best, All-Star righty: Luis Castillo, Castillo had a 2.69 ERA going into Friday’s match-up. We knew of his abilities and we knew, also, that we had the chance to get to him (we’ve done it to other threatening MLB aces). We were lucky/blessed to do the latter. We got to him with a season-high 18-hits. Beat CIN Friday 13-4. More 🙂 – Cubs had their second walk-off loss against PHI!

Game 2 action all started with Dexter Fowler in the second inning. Dex hammered a 3-run homer. It’s what we needed to get going. Oodles of pitches, and runs followed. Thanks Dex. It’s right: “When you go, we go!”

SECOND INNING: DEX AND HIS 3-RUN SHOT. CLICK TO WATCH THE EXCITEMENT.

Fowler's 3-run homer

Homers by: Fowler, DeJong, Goldschmidt & Wong. Multi RBIs by: DeJong (2), Fowler (4) & Goldschmidt (3). CIN righty wasn’t able to get to us early in the count, like he had with so many others. The first-pitch strike gives him control. We were able to score early and then add on (like we try to do in all games).

“He’s one of the best in the game,” Wong, who went 4-for-5 on Friday, said. “You have to approach the guy with the respect and just try to wear him out. Everyone came in with the same mindset that we were going to make him work a little bit. Try to swing at strikes — he has a lot of movement to his ball. He’s a really good pitcher, we just wanted to make sure we didn’t give away at-bats against him.”

We started the contest with many guys in the O-fer club. Goldschmidt, Edman, Ozuna, Carpenter & Molina.  (Almost) everyone in the lineup hit. In the sixth, we batted around the order. Matt Carpenter was the only member of the lineup that didn’t get a hit Friday. Have faith Carp, we know you’ll have your day!

Adam Wainwright opened. It was his 23rd start. Waino has been awesome when pitching at Busch. He hadn’t had luck against CIN or pitching on the road. Friday he did a fantastic job. He retired seven straight and was able to get first-pitch strikes in most of the game. His offspeed pitches, cutter, slider and Uncle Charlie were all nasty!

“That first inning, I think that set us up well,” Cardinals starter Adam Wainwright, who gave up four runs (three earned) in 6 2/3 innings and had a base hit in the second inning, said. “When you can work a pitcher, get him grinding out there, working tough at-bats, 3-2, fouling off, fouling off, that takes its toll. As a pitcher, if you don’t come back with a quick one in the second inning, that can really mount up on you.”

Cardinal Nation is certainly not expecting offense like this in every game, but we’d just like you to “bottle this feeling” and get more consistent hits in games. That’s just a suggestion, guys! 🙂

Go Cards — you got this. You do!

UP NEXT: @CIN/4: (8/15/19) THURSDAY 6:10, FRIDAY 6:10, SATURDAY 5:40, SUNDAY 12:10. 7-GAME HOMESTAND: VS MIL/3 (8/19/19), MONDAY VS MIL 6:45, TUESDAY VS MIL 6:45, WEDNESDAY VS MIL 6:45. VS/COL/4: (8/22/19), THURSDAY VS COL 6:45, FRIDAY VS COL 7:15, SATURDAY VS COL 6:15, SUNDAY VS COL 1:15. 3-GAME ROAD TRIP: @MIL/3 (8/26/19),THURSDAY OFF-DAY (8/29/19)  MORE? CLICK STL SCHEDULE

Pitching World Series GIF by Looney Tunes OPENED FRIDAY: ADAM WAINWRIGHT   IP6.2/H7/R4/ER3/BB1/SO6/HR1/ERA4.33

STL USED 3 PITCHERS & CIN 5/9 INNINGS. TOTAL STL K’d CIN: 8,TOTAL STL BB’d CIN: 1: 

STL HR ALLOWED:  1-Aquino (6th inning, 0 on)

See the source image OFFENSE FRIDAY: STL RUNS SCORED: 1ST INNING 1/2nd 3 /3rd  2/4th -/5th 2/6th 4/7th 1/8th -/9th –     STL K’d 7 TIMES    BIRDS LEFT ON BAGS: 6  KC LOB: 4  

RBIs/STL: DeJong 2 (56), Edman (18), Fowler 4 (44), Goldschmidt 3 (66), Ozuna (66), Wong (44)

HR/STL: 4!     1! Fowler (14, 2nd inning, 2), 2! DeJong (21, 3rd inning, 1 on) 3!  Goldschmidt (27, 5th inning, 1)  4! Wong (9, 7th inning, 0 on)

CARDS WERE AGGRESSIVE IN GAME 2.WONG CERTAINLY DID THE WIGHT THING!

Wong's 4-hit night

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R H E     GAME TWO OF FOUR

STL    13 18 2

CIN      4 7 1   WP:  Wainwright (9-8) LP: Castillo (11-5) 

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STL SKIPPER SHILDT TALKIN’ BASEBALL: “It’s hard to overcome when you have that many strikeouts,” Cardinals manager Mike Shildt said. “We have to give a little bit of credit to Gray. I thought he threw the ball pretty darn well. In and out of the zone, had his breaking ball that was late and short and tight. It was a plus pitch for him. We had some chances, worked some walks, had some opportunities. He made pitches, and we weren’t able to capitalize.”

CINCINNATI — Great American Ball Park is a hitter’s stadium, but not for us Thursday. Offense was silent. CIN pitching kicked our tail. CIN has some of that good pitching.

Too many strikeouts (15) and only two hits — that won’t get a W. Ended our winning streak at five with CIN taking Thursday’s contest 2-1.

Didn’t lose any ground coz PHI beat CHC AGAIN (swept them in PHI). Thank you! The remainder of the season is going to be day-to-day like this. Unless. . .one of the teams gets hot & has a winning streak. No reason it can’t be us!
Cardinal Nation is ready for it, guys! We know you’ve got more Ws in you. Your upcoming schedule is pretty decent. Your Skipper thinks it’s there too. He said the other day, “I feel we have better baseball to be played coming up.” “Well, we’re waiting!” Click it out for a “Caddyshack” chuckle! 

Michael Wacha! Wacha! opened and pitched a pretty good game, but offense didn’t support him. Unfortunately, that’s going to happen. That fifth pitcher’s spot in our rotation could be his. Time and guess, our offense, will tell!

Goldschmidt, who went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts, said. “. . . .We did a decent job getting his pitch count up, but we weren’t able to get that hit that we needed to get some runs across.”

UP NEXT: 4-GAME ROAD TRIP: @CIN/4: (6/15/19) THURSDAY 6:10, FRIDAY 6:10, SATURDAY 5:40, SUNDAY 12:10. 7-GAME HOMESTAND: VS MIL/3, VS/COL/4 MORE? CLICK STL SCHEDULE

Pitching World Series GIF by Looney Tunes OPENED THURSDAY: MICHAEL WACHA! WACHA! IP5.0/H5/R2/ER2/BB2/SO3/HR0/ERA5.44

STL USED 4 & CIN 4 PITCHERS 9/INNINGS. TOTAL STL K’s: 6,TOTAL STL BB’s: 2: Wacha (80-50), Webb .2 (11-8), Fernandez .1 (5-4), Helsley 2.0 (23-20)

STL HR ALLOWED: Nada
Our starting rotation (starting & ‘pen) has been solid as of late. That sets the tone — gets us wins. Pitching pitched for a victory Thursday.

See the source image OFFENSE THURSDAY: STL RUNS SCORED: 1ST INNING -/2nd – /3rd  -/4th -/5th -/6th -/7th -/8th 4/9th 1     STL K’d 15 TIMES    BIRDS LEFT ON BAGS: 7  CIN LOB: 8   

RBIs/STL:  Wong (43)

HR/STL: 

NINTH INNING: WONG HITS RBI-DOUBLE

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R H E     GAME ONE OF FOUR

STL    1 2 0

CIN     2 7 0   WP:  Gray (8-6) LP: Wacha (6-6) , SV: Iglesias (24)

WOO HOO DEFENSE! THIRD INNING: GOLDSCHMIDT NABS BARNETT @ HOME!

WOO HOO DEFENSE! FOURTH INNING: CARPENTER’S SMOOTH PLAY. NICE!

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Dear Lord, help me have the courage and faith to try new things today.

Failure is not always negative. You show me how I can learn from it. 

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HOUSEKEEPING: TYLER O’NEILL (left strained wrist) – 10-day IL – Report is he’s almost ready for a rehab assignment

He’s back! IL start 7/5/19

KANSAS CITY — Last STL Road Trip was horrible –  west coast trip had NO Ws – five straight losses. Two Ws start this 6-game road series that began in Kansas City. That’s a very good thing!

Wednesday’s 6-0 victory sweeps the series @ KC. It was a short (2-game) series, but  a sweep’s a sweep! It was also our seventh straight win at Kauffman Stadium. Fifth consecutive win for our Birds. We’ve taken 10 ten of last 13 from KC. It just keeps getting better. Playing with a purpose feels so good, so right!

“We’ve gone on streaks before, but it’s all about keeping it going as long as possible and cutting out the bad times,” Hudson said. “I feel like we’re getting started on playing good baseball.”

Wednesday did not start well. For our offensively-challenged Redbirds (team BA has been .243) it looked like it was gonna be “one of those games.” The KC hurler (who had previously two-hit us) was throwing a no-hitter. No action at the dish until the. . .

SEVENTH INNING – Marcell Ozuna breaks up the no-no with a single. It was a relief!  Matt Carpenter followed with our first RBI of the game.

SEVENTH INNING: MARCEL BREAKS UP NO-NO. YES! CLICK IT OUT!

Ozuna ends no-hitter in 7th

“Ozuna got the first hit and drew blood a little bit, and I think everybody in our lineup sensed it,” Hudson said. “I just knew that if I kept throwing as many innings as possible, and putting up as many zeroes as possible, that eventually our hitters would come through. And they did.”

Six straight hits, sending nine men to the dish. Scored five. Yadi got his first hit off the IL (62nd hit against KC). Randy Arozarena also got his first Major League hit. Hit two in his debut! Looked good with his glove too. Sweet. Smiles return to Cardinal dugout! Click out our 5-run 7th

 

RANDY AROZRENA’S FIRST MLB HIT – GET THE MAN THAT BALL! CLICK IT OUT. EXCITING!

Arozarena's 1st hit, RBI

STL pitching has provided that jolt we needed in the last six games! Dakota Huson opened Wednesday.  He still leads baseball with ground ball outs, but our dependable rookie has been struggling in August. 

His #s have consistently spiraled down. Not Wednesday – he shined! ERA 2.82. Tough and patient with his team through the slow offensive start, he stuck it out. Says a lot for our rookie righty. CLICK OUT HUDSON’S SCORELESS START!

PAUL DEJONG! Paulie D homered in the eighth. This wasn’t just a normal homer. Yeah it went 432 feet and that was mammoth, but it also made Cardinals baseball history. DeJong is just the second shortstop in Redbird history to have multiple 20 homer campaigns.  That’s our Boy from Illinois! Very Nice! CLICK OUT DEJONG’S HR #20!

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UP NEXT: 6-GAME ROAD TRIP: @CIN/4: (6/15/19) THURSDAY 6:10, FRIDAY 6:10, SATURDAY 5:40, SUNDAY 12:10. 7-GAME HOMESTAND: VS MIL/3, VS/COL/4 MORE? CLICK STL SCHEDULE

Pitching World Series GIF by Looney Tunes OPENED WEDNESDAY: DAKOTA HUDSON     IP6.0/H5/R0/ER0/BB2/SO4/HR0/ERA2.82

STL USED 4 PITCHERS & KC 4 /9 INNINGS. TOTAL STL K’s: 6,TOTAL STL BB’s: 2: 

STL HR ALLOWED: Nada
Rookie Junior Fernandez closed the ninth. Looked solid.

See the source image OFFENSE WEDNESDAY: STL RUNS SCORED: 1ST INNING -/2nd – /3rd  -/4th -/5th -/6th -/7th 5/8th 1/9th –     STL K’d 4 TIMES    BIRDS LEFT ON BAGS: 5  KC LOB: 5   

RBIs/STL: Arozarena (1), Carpenter (31), DeJong (54), Edman (17), Fowler (40), Molina (37)

HR/STL: 1!       DeJong (20, 8th inning, 0 on)

Strikeout #s still going down. That’s progress!

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R H E     GAME TWO OF TWO

STL 6 8 0

KC   0 5 1   WP:  Hudson (11-6) LP: Keller (7-13)

KOLTON WONG: Kolton has been a second-half player and offense picked up, but his defense has been great since Opening Day. Gold glove time? He says that would be his greatest accomplishment in baseball. So proud, he would not just put it up on the mantle. Says he would display the Gold Glove in the middle of the dining room table! Couldn’t you picture that — What a plan!

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PAUSE & PRAY W/MARY — THEN WE PROCEED. . .

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