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“Life can be understood backwards (sometimes) but it must be lived forward.

–Soren Kierkegaard

I pray to learn skills today that I can use tomorrow. Walk toward the future with surer, safer steps. Our journey can always, always be aided by our Father. He wants us to ask for His help!”

  

WHAT’S UP TONIGHT? NADA.

MONDAY’S AN OFF-DAY & THAT’S OKAY!  

WHAT’S UP NEXT? STL VS NYM. GAME 1 OF 3.

TUES 8/23/16 7:15 PM.

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

 JAIME GETS THE CALL! NYM LHP JONATHON NIESE #49 8-7 5.30 ERA 88 KS FACES STL LHP JAIME GARCIA #54 10-8 4.11 ERA 116 KS 

   

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WHAT HAPPENED LAST @ PHI?  W 9-0

SUN 8/21/16 — 12:35 PM

CITIZEN’S BANK PARK, PHILADELPHIA

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   NOW WE’RE TALKIN’ BASEBALL!

8/21/16 @ PHI.

RHP MIKE LEAKE LOOKS OUTSTANDING – PLAYER OF THE GAME!

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PHILADELPHIA — We were in the City of Brotherly Love to end this three-city road trip. Brotherly love – right! Who else remembers 2011 @ PHI fans throwing D batteries at J.D. Drew? I always think of that when we go to Phily. Click out the 2011 craziness we faced here. 
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That didn’t scare us away.  
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The series finale was all STL! Four homers hit in game (Moss #23. Pescotty #18, Gyorko & Hazelbaker). RHP Mike Leake was outstanding as he hurled seven scoreless innings. Sweet! Nice to see one of our starters stay in so long. Great work!
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Records are just ranking up for our Birds! 1) After this W we still have the best road record in the NL. 2) Sunday we had our 50th multi-homer game. 3) Tenth game with four homers — a club record! 4) MLB Team Record for homers too w/173! 5) 14th pinch-hit home run of 2016, tying the single-season major league record.
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Monday we have an off-day @ home.  Nice — Unusual! Tuesday will start a six-game homestand. First we face the PS Mets. We’re lookin’ to increase our lead in the second NL Wild Card spot.  Good luck, guys!

 

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RHP MIKE LEAKE – HIS STRONG EFFORT. WITH BAT & ARM! 

FIRST INNING – BRANDON MOSS & HIS SAC FLY PUT US ON THE BOARD. SCORE 1-0 STL.

FOURTH INNING – MOSS & HIS SOLO SHOT. SCORE 2-0 STL. 

FIFTH INNING – PISCOTTY & HIS SOLO SHOT. SCORE 5-0 STL. 

SEVENTH INNING – PISCOTTY’S SLIDING CATCH. SCORE 5-0 STL.

EIGHTH INNING – GYORKO’S TWO-RUN SHOT. SCORE 7-0 STL. 

EIGHTH INNING – HAZELBAKER & TOWERING TWO-RUN SHOT EXTENDS LEAD. SCORE 9-0.

DYNAMIC DEAL OF THE WEEK – CARDS VS A’S JUST $10!

2016 WORLDS SERIES TRIP - WIN YOUR CHANCE TO GO TO THE SHOW. HEY THAT RHYMES!. 

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STL – WHAT’S UP NEXT? REDBIRDS ROOST @ HOME FOR A SHORT SPELL –

 - TUES VS NYM 7:15 PM, WED VS NYM 7:15 PM, THURS VS NYM 6:15 PM.

  - FRI VS OAK 7:15 PM, SAT VS OAK 6:15 PM, SUN VS OAK 1:15 PM.

AND THEN? ROAD FLIGHT 3 CITIES — AGAIN! 3@MIL, 3@CIN, 3@PIT.

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 LOOKIN’ @ NUMBERS – 4 US STAT GEEKS!

6-GAME HOME STAND: x-x. 2016 SERIES WIN/LOSS/SPLIT RECORD  FOR TLR K? 14/12/3 5 SWEEPS: (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 78 45 .634 - - 6-4 L1 45-19 33-26 8/21 @ COL, L 4-11 8/22 @ SD, 10:10 PM
St. Louis 66 57 .537 12.0 - 7-3 W1 28-33 38-24 8/21 @ PHI, W 9-0 8/23 vs NYM, 8:15 PM
Pittsburgh 62 59 .512 15.0 3.0 6-4 L3 33-28 29-31 8/21 vs MIA, L 2-3 8/22 vs HOU, 7:05 PM
Cincinnati 53 70 .431 25.0 13.0 7-3 L1 31-31 22-39 8/21 vs LAD, L 0-4 8/22 vs LAD, 12:35 PM
Milwaukee 53 70 .431 25.0 13.0 2-8 W1 33-29 20-41 8/21 @ SEA, W 7-6 8/22 vs COL, 7:20 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
San Francisco 68 56 .548 +1.5 - 3-7 L2 8/21 vs NYM, L 0-2 8/23 @ LAD, 10:10 PM
St. Louis 66 57 .537 - - 7-3 W1 8/21 @ PHI, W 9-0 8/23 vs NYM, 8:15 PM
Miami 65 59 .524 1.5 38 5-5 W3 8/21 @ PIT, W 3-2 8/23 vs KC, 7:10 PM

 

   

BASEBALL TRIVIA 4 U!

WTF? DID YOU KNOW?

1. RHP MIKE LEAKE & RHP BOB GIBSON ARE THE ONLY TWO CARDS PITCHERS WITH BACK-TO-BACK GAMES WITH TEN STRIKEOUTS & NO WALKS.  PRETTY DARNED GOOD COMPANY TO HAVE MR. LEAKE!  

2. PHI RYAN HOWARD GREW UP IN STL. YES, HE WAS A CARDINAL FAN.  HIS FAVORITE PLAYER WAS OZZIE SMITH!

3. JHONNY PERALTA SWUNG A MIGHTY BAT IN THIS PHI SERIES. BACK-TO-BACK THREE-HIT GAMES!

4. JEDD GYORKO HAS HAD A HOT BAT TOO. HIT TWO HOME RUNS IN THIS SERIES! THAT’S STEPPIN’ UP & TAKIN’ OVER. GRACIAS!

5. FYI LITTLE INFO NUGGET, PITCHERS CALL THEIR PITCHING ARM THEIR “BUSINESS PARTNER.”  MAKES PERFECT SENSE!

6. JASON MOSS – SUNDAY HIT 23RD HOME RUN. MOSS WAS VERY CLOSE TO NOT PLAYING BASEBALL. RIGHT BEFORE HE SIGNED W/MLB HE WAS WANTING TO BECOME A FIRE FIFGTER. HIS WIFE PERSUADED HIM TO PLAY BASEBALL.  GOOD JOB!

 

 

FROM CARDINALS COMMUNICATIONS:

A NEWS RELEASE

    

cardinals.com.  

St. Louis Cardinals Communications

5:43 PM (19 hours ago)

to Alexandra, Brian, Carson, Chris, Katharine, Keith, Lindsey, Marybeth, Melody, Michael, Ron, Taka

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

ADAM WAINWRIGHT TO HOST 4TH ANNUAL FANTASY FOOTBALL FUNDRAISER AT BUSCH

Matt Holliday, Matt Carpenter, Stephen Piscotty & Alex Pietrangelo among participants helping raise money for charity

 

ST. LOUIS, Mo., August 22, 2016 – For the fourth consecutive year, Adam Wainwright is bringing his annual Big League Impact fantasy football live draft and its winning fundraising formula of MLB players, celebrities and fans to Busch Stadium on Friday, August 26.

As part of the event, participating fans will draft their own fantasy football team, competing against Wainwright and other big leaguers such as Matt Holliday, Matt Carpenter Stephen Piscotty and St. Louis Blues Defenseman Alex Pietrangelo.  Participants will manage their fantasy team throughout a 13-week, head-to-head-format season, including a head-to-head matchup against one of the celebrity participants.  Prior to the start of the event, Wainwright will lead participants on a behind-the-scenes tour of Busch Stadium before joining his teammates for a VIP fantasy football draft in the UMB Champions Club.  Participants will also get to enjoy VIP access to batting practice, party suite tickets for the evening’s game versus the Oakland Athletics, weekly interaction and competition with big leaguers throughout the fantasy football season and chances to win other great, one-of-a-kind prizes.

All proceeds from Wainwright’s event at Busch Stadium will go to benefit Cardinals Care, Operation Food Search of St. Louis, Crisis Aid International and Big League Impact’s Global Initiative Fund.

Big League Impact started with a single fantasy football charity event in 2013 and has raised over one million dollars and expanded to eight MLB cities: San Francisco, New York, St. Louis, Atlanta, Cincinnati, Minneapolis, Pittsburgh and Miami.  This year’s roster of participating MLB players includes Adam Wainwright, Hunter Pence, John Smoltz, Cliff Floyd, Kyle Gibson, Matt Holliday, David Wright, Jared Hughes and Tucker Barnhart.

“The growth we’ve seen in Big League Impact over the past three years is really exciting,” said Wainwright.  “We hope that this is only the beginning, but we have already been able to raise over one million dollars by doing just what we were already going to do.  Play fantasy football.”

For a full listing of Big League Impact fantasy football draft day experiences, or to register for events in their cities, fans can visitbigleagueimpact.org.

Fans can learn more about Cardinals players’ community efforts at cardinals.com/playerscare.

 

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