"You only have to bat a thousand in two things; flying and heart transplants. Everything else you can go 4-for-5."
Huge choke by the Cardinals today. They led the Mets 6-2 in the 9th and the bullpen imploded and gave up six runs in the 9th. Mets won 8-6. Instead of being one game back with six to go, Cardinals are two back. They are still within reach but today's loss was devastating.
Completely agree OnBaseMachine. What I don't understand is why TLR pitched Motte in a non-save situation when he had 24 pitches the previous game. Down the stretch, TLR has made all the right moves but this was the biggest head scratcher. Still, the Cards play the Cubs and Houston so they are still in this thing. Washington is red hot right now and the Phillies are going to be tough for Atlanta.
If Furcal doesn't get stone hands on that DP ball, that game would have been long over and no one would be questioning Larussa.
Srabble and Salas gave up 3 hits to the first 4 batters they faced. If
Larussa had brought in Salas to start the 9th and he had become unravelled (which he's doing more and more of recently), everyone would have wondered why he didn't nail down the game with the pitcher who's been filty lately.
The phillies are struggling. Howard and pence are both resting injuries and there is no reason for them to throw their studs more than about 5 or 6 innings. I think the braves hold on by about 3 games.
The fat lady is warming up quite nicely for the Cards.
STL loss/ATL win tonight puts Molina and friends three back with five to play.
Suffice to say that those Cards' fans deemed "bangwagoners" are again scurring for the exits, like rats jumping off a decaying and infested ship.....
But who knows, we may well see them surface again if the Cards' fortunes change in the next couple of days......
Cubs collapse and the Atlanta lose brings Atlanta's wild card lead down to two.
Cards move within one game with Atlanta.
How come this thread wasn't updated when the Cardinals fell to three back on Friday night?
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