Nothing worse hearing Cardinals fans say they aren't worried because Dusty will blow it and then seeing he starts playing two scrubs in a must win game and one of them blow a sure RBI in a one run loss.
Cozart and Hannigan should have been in the game in the bottom of the 8th!
I can see having a hard time with gallardo and that tough rookie right hander but Randy Wolf? One of the most mediocre efforts of the year except by Latos. On the other hand, you can't give up a gopher ball to a stiff like Carlos Gomes either.
Bruce needs to start stepping up. He's better than this.
I bet the Braves think there are must win games in August after they had a 6-9 run against teams who ended up with losing records and they missed the playoffs by one game.
Maybe it's semantics but a must win game means you have to win or your done. With a 3 game lead and 50 to play we still have the edge on everyone. Are we playing great?....absolutely not. Was I very excited during the great run where we found a way to win every game....not at all. I'm looking for the best chance to win lineups (assuming rest for everyone) and good plate approaches. I think the NL sucks and we have a chance but it's about getting there and once the playoff starts....how are we? Healthy? Timely hitting? Can we get a bunt down? Bruce playing versus a tough lefty? Baserunning?
This game/series really told me nothing at all.
Rounding third and heading for home...
Last year from Aug 22nd-24th (2 weeks later than we are this season) the upcoming World Series Champion Cardinals hosted the uber cold Dodgers who were a miserable 11 games under .500 The Cardinals at home with their 3 best pitchers (Carpenter, Lohse and Garcia) and the Dodgers busted their tails for a 3 game sweep and outscored them 24-7.
If teams caved every time there was some trouble most every team would suck from May on.
Last edited by Ironman92; 08-08-2012 at 07:37 PM.