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   1. Bote Man Posted: September 16, 2019 at 04:35 PM (#5879748)
Davey Martinez remained in the D.C. area for undisclosed medical tests after leaving yesterday's game around the 7th inning. Chip Hale (former manager of the D-Backs) will manage the Nationals until Davey's return. Best wishes.
   2. Walt Davis Posted: September 16, 2019 at 07:16 PM (#5879785)
Update: It was a cardiac catheterization. No word yet on his return. Get well soon.

I'm torn between being bummed that "little" Davey Martinez is already 54 years old or being happy that I'm not much older than him. (Mainly ... he debuted all the way back in 1986 ... I was thinking he was still mid-late 40s.)
   3. cardsfanboy Posted: September 16, 2019 at 08:06 PM (#5879796)
Cardinals have a 2-0 lead against Cy Young candidate Strasburg... nice first inning so far... need to bounce back from that horrible Brewers series.
   4. cardsfanboy Posted: September 16, 2019 at 08:16 PM (#5879797)
Carlos Martinez has been day to day for the last few days because of a combination of Allergies and Asthma...Supposedly available if necessary today. Shildt is probably the worst bullpen manager in mlb so who knows how he'll handle this.
   5. Misirlou gave her his Vincent to ride Posted: September 16, 2019 at 08:28 PM (#5879799)
Schwarber with his 37th HR, ties Billy Williams for 2nd most by a Cubs LH. Only Williams's 42 in 1970 is higher.
   6. salvomania Posted: September 16, 2019 at 08:37 PM (#5879801)
Shildt is probably the worst bullpen manager in mlb

Oh, come on, most MLB managers would leave a reliever in to walk the bases loaded with a 1-run lead in the 9th inning.

But seriously, I'm not sure Schildt realizes that the current John Gant is not the same John Gant from earlier in the season:

1st half: 44.2 ip, 0.91 WHIP, 39/15 K/BB, 2.22 ERA
2nd half: 19.2 ip, 1.93 WHIP, 18/16 K/BB, 6.41 ERA

That second-half guy is the guy Schildt brought in to start the 9th inning with a 1-run lead, and then left him in until he walked the bases loaded.

"SMH", as the kids say.
   7. Walt Davis Posted: September 16, 2019 at 08:38 PM (#5879802)
The Reds' season of two equally disappointing but different halves continues:

1st half: 41-46, 4.2 r/g, 3.9 ra/g, +27 differential
2nd half: 29-34, 4.7 r/g, 5.0 ra/g, -17 differential
   8. Walt Davis Posted: September 16, 2019 at 08:39 PM (#5879803)
"SMH"

Sydney Morning Herald?
   9. Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington Posted: September 16, 2019 at 08:52 PM (#5879805)
Hamels once again very far from sharp.
   10. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: September 16, 2019 at 08:55 PM (#5879806)
Hopefully the Cubs can add on, because I don't foresee the Reds squandering all of these scoring chances all night.
   11. phredbird Posted: September 16, 2019 at 09:25 PM (#5879810)

SMH = shaking my head

also, SMDH = shaking my dam head


i used to see it on FB a lot, mostly from trumpkins and normos who trade in 'libtard' gotchas and stuff like that.

but i'm not on there much anymore, so maybe the kids have appropriated it.
   12. Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington Posted: September 16, 2019 at 09:25 PM (#5879811)
Cole Hamels pulled after 3.1 innings. It's the first time in Hamels' career that he's lasted fewer than 5 IP in three consecutive starts in one season.


He's just not healthy.
   13. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: September 16, 2019 at 09:26 PM (#5879812)
Cishek isn't exactly an upgrade control-wise.
   14. phredbird Posted: September 16, 2019 at 09:28 PM (#5879813)

and yeah, i'm back today after yesterday's torture. what else am i gonna do?

if CFB can face the music, i should do it too.

we are still doing much better this year than i thought we would, so grateful and all that ... when we win we're fun to watch, duh.
   15. phredbird Posted: September 16, 2019 at 09:40 PM (#5879815)

... and rendon ties the game ...

jehosophat
   16. cardsfanboy Posted: September 16, 2019 at 09:41 PM (#5879817)
we are still doing much better this year than i thought we would, so grateful and all that ... when we win we're fun to watch, duh.


I bag on this team...but I'm still a fan, but it's the first time in 20 years, that I just don't "love" this team... for various reasons. And Shildt isn't horrible, but I over compensate in the complaint because of the fact that FSMW has a true hard ass on for him, when it's clear, he isn't good at tactics, and unlike Matheny, he doesn't seem to want to learn to be better. He's a players manager... he's Red Schoendist, with a bit of a push from the front office to keep him on some basic tactics.... but as a minor league manager, he has zero clue on how to rest the roster, or how to use the pen over the course of a 162 game season.


Still he's probably better than 1/3rd of the managers on major league rosters, and is probably top 5 among Cardinal managers since 1965....
   17. cardsfanboy Posted: September 16, 2019 at 09:42 PM (#5879818)
... and rendon ties the game ...

jehosophat



ehh... 2 run game is not something that I think is a shock if the other team ties it up... if you don't score 4+ runs, there is very little to complain about when the other team ties it up or takes the lead.
   18. Tin Angel Posted: September 16, 2019 at 09:42 PM (#5879819)
Shildt is no Whitey Herzog, that's for damn sure.
   19. salvomania Posted: September 16, 2019 at 09:51 PM (#5879823)
This Cardinals team is weird... no great players that jump out at you (except maybe Jack Flaherty post-June), nobody is slugging .500 (the top OPS+ on the team is 111), they rank 10th in the NL in average, 11th in OBP, 13th in slugging, and 12th in runs scored. Only one guy is going to make it to 30 doubles.

Except for Flaherty, none of their starters scare anyone, mostly because they're all mediocre, at best.

They always seem like one funky stretch away from falling into irrelevance, at least during those times when they're not actually being irrelevant.

I fully expect the Cubs to steal their lunch money and send them home crying during their 7 head-to-head games still to play.

   20. cardsfanboy Posted: September 16, 2019 at 09:59 PM (#5879824)
It's weird, but if you dig, it makes sense... you have players who are good that are underperforming who show up... you have young talent that is erratic but works enough... Add in fantastic defense, quality bullpen etc... there is no real weak starting position players on the team, nor even starting pitchers.
   21. salvomania Posted: September 16, 2019 at 10:02 PM (#5879825)
nor even starting pitchers.

Er, Wacha Wacha?
   22. cardsfanboy Posted: September 16, 2019 at 10:03 PM (#5879826)
The team is c... Molina, 1b Goldschmidt 2b Wong, SS Dejong, 3b Edman/Carpenter Rf Fowler, CF Bader/Fowler LF Ozuna... the clear weakness was the outfield... Jose Martinez never really showed up like expected nor did O'Neil or even Bader(outside of Defense) but basically the team is full of average or better players at every position, that performed average.... throw in great pitching and it kinda explains why they did above .500.
   23. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: September 16, 2019 at 10:04 PM (#5879827)
I fully expect the Cubs to steal their lunch money and send them home crying during their 7 head-to-head games still to play


Cubs are gonna be without two of their biggest bats the rest of the way and they have two starting pitchers who either cannot get through five innings or get shelled nearly every time out.
   24. cardsfanboy Posted: September 16, 2019 at 10:04 PM (#5879828)
Er, Wacha Wacha?


90 era+ is the definition of a number 3 starter ... and most of Wacha's issue was the first half of the season. He's been 3.94 era since July.(3.82 since he regained his starting job)
   25. salvomania Posted: September 16, 2019 at 10:11 PM (#5879831)
90 era+ is the definition of a number 3 starter

He's got a 5.70 FIP and a 1.52 WHIP.

That 3.82 ERA since he's regained his starting job includes four starts (out of 8) of 4 innings or fewer. He's not a guy I want to see anywhere near a postseason roster, even if it's just him reading about it in the newspaper.
   26. cardsfanboy Posted: September 16, 2019 at 10:14 PM (#5879832)
He's got a 5.70 FIP and a 1.52 WHIP.

That 3.82 ERA since he's regained his starting job includes four starts (out of 8) of 4 innings or fewer. He's not a guy I want to see anywhere near a postseason roster, even if it's just him reading about it in the newspaper.


still have 3 or so starts remaining in the season, we'll see how he does going forward...
   27. cardsfanboy Posted: September 16, 2019 at 10:16 PM (#5879833)
But generally speaking your fifth starter becomes the long reliever in the post season, and the natural improvement in era/fip going from starter to reliever will put him in the 110 range or so...not the first guy out of the pen or the guy at the end of the game, but good enough.
   28. salvomania Posted: September 16, 2019 at 10:23 PM (#5879836)
Two words, CFB: "Travis Ishikawa"
   29. cardsfanboy Posted: September 16, 2019 at 10:35 PM (#5879838)
Cardinal announcers are looking at Dakota Hudson, he of 16(if Cards win tonite)-7 record and a 3.38 era, 165+ ip, 126 era+ and pretty much declaring he has zero chance of being in the rookie of the year conversation... more or less finishing somewhere among the also rans... and I get it Alonso will win, Soroko is going to finish second, but still just flat out giving up... I know... not a real deal, he'll finish roughly where he belongs... but just wanted to remind people of the fact that he's a pretty decent roy candidate in most years.
   30. cardsfanboy Posted: September 16, 2019 at 10:51 PM (#5879843)
that is a winner... this last few weeks is going to be intense though.
   31. salvomania Posted: September 16, 2019 at 10:58 PM (#5879844)
this last few weeks is going to be intense though.

It's only 13 more days... it will just seem like a few weeks...
   32. Red Voodooin Posted: September 16, 2019 at 11:04 PM (#5879845)
that is a winner... this last few weeks is going to be intense though.


I'm pretty pumped about it. When was the last time the Cardinals and Cubs fought for a division (or pennant) down to the final stretch? I don't think it's really happened in a meaningful way ... like ever? Not since divisional play, I don't think. (2015 they were notionally fighting for a division crown and certainly for a pennant, but this is unique in the rivalry it seems to me).
   33. Bote Man Posted: September 16, 2019 at 11:11 PM (#5879846)
The Nationals are washing themselves out of playoff hopes. Earlier I was pulling for them to climb back and win the NL East, but now I'm just enjoying the remaining games with the Nationals for Rendon and Zimmerman. It's baseball. Baseball is supposed to be fun. Fun, dámn it!
   34. Meatwad Posted: September 16, 2019 at 11:22 PM (#5879847)
Red 2008 iirc. 5 game series cubs went 4-1 should swept it. #### the bed in the playoffs.
   35. Bote Man Posted: September 16, 2019 at 11:35 PM (#5879852)
The Edwin Diaz Effect is now in effect.
   36. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: September 16, 2019 at 11:37 PM (#5879854)
Red 2008 iirc. 5 game series cubs went 4-1 should swept it. #### the bed in the playoffs


Didn't they clinch the division with a couple weeks to play?
   37. Red Voodooin Posted: September 16, 2019 at 11:42 PM (#5879857)
Red 2008 iirc. 5 game series cubs went 4-1 should swept it. #### the bed in the playoffs.


No such series that year and the Cubs led that division almost start-to-finish in '08.

A series like that does sound familiar, though. Maybe it was this four game set in 2007? But the Cardinals weren't really contending at that time, though.
   38. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: September 16, 2019 at 11:52 PM (#5879859)
I mean, there was that five-game set near the end of the 2003 season that the Cubs did win, but he's probably not referring to that.
   39. Red Voodooin Posted: September 17, 2019 at 12:49 AM (#5879867)
I mean, there was that five-game set near the end of the 2003 season that the Cubs did win, but he's probably not referring to that.


He probably is referring to that, and 2003 is probably the closest answer to my original question.

On September 1, 2003 the Cubs entered a five game series (over four days) versus the Cardinals. It would be the last five games they'd have against each other that year. At the time the Cards lead the division, one game up on the Astros, with the Cubs 2.5 games back. The Cubs won four of five that series to pass the Cardinals and pull within a half game of the Astros. The Cardinals cratered at that point. The Cubs wouldn't overtake the Astros until September 23, and then held on until they clinched on the second-to-last day of the season.
   40. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: September 17, 2019 at 12:57 AM (#5879868)
The Cubs wouldn't overtake the Astros until September 23, and then held on until they clinched on the second-to-last day of the season.
Wow, that sounds great!! What happened next?
   41. Red Voodooin Posted: September 17, 2019 at 01:17 AM (#5879869)
Wow, that sounds great!! What happened next?


They upset the Braves in the NLDS. First Cubs postseason series win since 1908. It was quite a moment. I really enjoyed it.

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