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Cardinals @ Cubs Series Thread

Posted: Fri Apr 20, 2007 4:14 pm
by bigboy1234

Friday Day Game: Braden Looper vs. Ted Lilly

Saturday Day Game: Anthony Reyes vs. Jason Marquis

Sunday Day Game: Adam Wainwright vs. Wade Miller

Some thoughts: Ted Lilly has been the third best pitcher in the game with the qualified 15 IP (F. Hernandez, M. Hendrickson). So today we have that fun to look foward to. Marquis makes his first start against his former team so I expect him to pitch fairly well.

Posted: Fri Apr 20, 2007 5:04 pm
by mizzoupacers
Maybe a weekend series with our traditional rival is just what is needed to wake the Cardinals up.

OK, I don't really think so either.

Posted: Fri Apr 20, 2007 11:12 pm
by mizzoupacers
That's what I like to see, the Cards outslugging the Cubs on a day when the wind is blowing out to left in Wrigley. :D

OK, I'm going to take a break from snidely bitching about the Cardinals' lack of hitting to say something nice about Chris Duncan's fielding. That's a couple of really nice plays he's made now in left field. Maybe he can become a fixture out there for us.

The TV replay showed Cedeno a good six inches off second base with Eckstein applying the tag on that play in the ninth. But Cubs fans in the bleachers figured they had a better view from 200 feet away and threw all that stuff on the field. :rofl:

Posted: Sat Apr 21, 2007 8:12 am
by bigboy1234
Finally we beat the Cubs the past few years it seems like we always lose to them, although being one of the best teams in the league the past few years.

I was actually surprised they let the Cards play with all that crap in the outfield, after Cedeno slid right past 2nd. I was just waiting for a ball to get hit deep and one of our OFs to trip and get hurt.

Posted: Sat Apr 21, 2007 12:23 pm
by pacerfan
Nothing like a Cubs/Cards series. Good start!

What are we paying Looper? Whatever it is, he's been worth it.

Posted: Sat Apr 21, 2007 2:31 pm
by mizzoupacers
We're paying Looper the same thing we pay just about all of our starters. Not much now, but a WONDERFUL OPPORTUNITY to show what you can do and then cash in on your next contract. With another team. :wink:

(I think we are paying Loop something like $4 million this year, and have him signed through next season. But I didn't look it up; somebody correct me if my memory is faulty.)

I'd sure like to see a good start out of Reyes this afternoon, we haven't gotten one out of him yet. Although he's only had two starts, and he got screwed over last time out because they skipped his turn in the rotation and he hadn't pitched in forever.

Still, we need him to keep the score down. I don't care if it is Jason Marquis we are facing, we only score runs on Sundays this year. Today is only Saturday. :razz:

Posted: Sat Apr 21, 2007 6:06 pm
by bigboy1234 ... 41890.html

This is a great site for contracts just to let everyone know about it.

For Looper we're paying him like this: 06:$3.5M, 07:$4.5M, 08:$5.5M

Posted: Sun Apr 22, 2007 6:18 am
by pacerfan
bigboy1234 wrote:

This is a great site for contracts just to let everyone know about it.

For Looper we're paying him like this: 06:$3.5M, 07:$4.5M, 08:$5.5M

Thanks for the info on Looper and the link. Much appreciated.

Posted: Sun Apr 22, 2007 10:18 pm
by mizzoupacers
I guess that was our annual crazy-azz game at Wrigley. It's always interesting when we go up there. Except for last year when we kept getting swept. Glad to get out of there with two out of three this time.

Also, please sign my petition. I am petitioning the league office to have the Cardinals play double-headers on Sundays for the rest of the season. We've scored double-digit runs three Sundays in a row. The rest of the week, not so many.

Posted: Mon Apr 23, 2007 2:23 am
by pacerfan
This stat from today's game I saw on Yahoo sports caught my eye:

Rolen finished 5-for-6 and raised his batting average 68 points in one day from .200 to .268

Maybe we can get the middle of the lineup untracked and can start banging out some hits. Good to see Albert come through in the 10th. What was Adam Wainwright's prob today?

Posted: Mon Apr 23, 2007 2:51 am
by mizzoupacers
Wainwright's problem was bad location with his pitches, but it also didn't help him much that there was an 18 mph wind blowing out to left field. We have at least one game like that every year at Wrigley it seems like, and when we do, the final score is usually something like 12-9. Wrigley plays like a Little League park when the wind is blowing out like that.

We'll see if our Babe Ruths can keep it going back in St. Louis, where no gales are being mentioned in the weather forecasts.

Pujols looked like Pujols today--all three of his hits were rockets.