Game Thread: Destiny or History (Game 5 NLDS: Cards @ Braves Winner takes all)

BamaNation

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From this point forward everybody should be playing for a job next year. No exceptions and let’s see who wants one. Beyond frustrated and disappointed.


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Flaherty is at bat for 3rd time. Atl pitcher spot has not yet batted.

3rd inning if you’re keeping score at home.

Flaherty into ground out and inning over.


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81usaf92

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A bit of trivia for you: largest comeback in mlb history...

12 runs.

We could quite possibly score 13 runs. We went on huge run against the Nats earlier in the season so that is possible. But what is not possible is us not letting the Cards score more and more and more.

This is why you match Ace vs Ace. This is why Soroka should’ve pitched 1/2 and 5.

But to say the least I am not surprised we are getting eliminated. I’m just surprised at the lack of care. I really think our trust in Luke Jackson and our unstoppable offense has been our downfall.

I’m okay with re signing Donaldson, but Keuchel has to go and we need to spend money on a great reliever and possibly a cheap starter.
 

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Which lock down / true closer free agents are available?

Soroka is only starter who legitimately earned his salary whole season.


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A bit of trivia for you: largest comeback in mlb history...

12 runs.

We could quite possibly score 13 runs. We went on huge run against the Nats earlier in the season so that is possible. But what is not possible is us not letting the Cards score more and more and more.

This is why you match Ace vs Ace. This is why Soroka should’ve pitched 1/2 and 5.

But to say the least I am not surprised we are getting eliminated. I’m just surprised at the lack of care. I really think our trust in Luke Jackson and our unstoppable offense has been our downfall.

I’m okay with re signing Donaldson, but Keuchel has to go and we need to spend money on a great reliever and possibly a cheap starter.
I was at a Rangers game in 2007 where the A's scored 6 in the top of the first, the Rangers tied it and then lost it in extra innings.

The very next year, I was at a game when the Rangers led the Mariners, 7-0, after three - the M's took a 10-9 lead in the ninth, and the Rangers won it, 11-10, with slow ashed Gerald Laird huffing it around all the way from first.
 

81usaf92

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The consequences of Alex being so invested in keeping the farm system instead of getting Stroman, Smith, and Bumgarner has really showed its ugly head in this series. If you want to win in the postseason you really have to be willing to weaken the farm for a rental sometimes.
 

DzynKingRTR

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A bit of trivia for you: largest comeback in mlb history...

12 runs.

We could quite possibly score 13 runs. We went on huge run against the Nats earlier in the season so that is possible. But what is not possible is us not letting the Cards score more and more and more.

This is why you match Ace vs Ace. This is why Soroka should’ve pitched 1/2 and 5.

But to say the least I am not surprised we are getting eliminated. I’m just surprised at the lack of care. I really think our trust in Luke Jackson and our unstoppable offense has been our downfall.

I’m okay with re signing Donaldson, but Keuchel has to go and we need to spend money on a great reliever and possibly a cheap starter.
Keuchel needs to be booted and never allowed in the state again.
Jackson can go too. Bye bye to Tehran as well. Joyce can go away.
I would sign Donaldson again, he just forgot how to play baseball at the wrong time.

I said this morning to a friend, Folty was due for a bad game. I really hate being right.
 

81usaf92

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I was at a Rangers game in 2007 where the A's scored 6 in the top of the first, the Rangers tied it and then lost it in extra innings.

The very next year, I was at a game when the Rangers led the Mariners, 7-0, after three - the M's took a 10-9 lead in the ninth, and the Rangers won it, 11-10, with slow ashed Gerald Laird huffing it around all the way from first.
The problem is that if we somehow scored 6 runs on Flaherty then they are going to bring in wainwright. Maybe we hit him, but chances are good that we don’t. The only chance we have, and it’s a slim to none one at that, is if they are dumb enough to trot Martinez out there.
 

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Donaldson brings some raindrops.

13-1


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81usaf92

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Keuchel needs to be booted and never allowed in the state again.
Jackson can go too. Bye bye to Tehran as well. Joyce can go away.
I would sign Donaldson again, he just forgot how to play baseball at the wrong time.

I said this morning to a friend, Folty was due for a bad game. I really hate being right.
Well you were right. Donaldson hit a homer
 

BamaNation

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If you’re the Cards, at what point do you take Flaherty out? After 5th since he’s the pitcher of record?


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81usaf92

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Out of all the choked series that we have had.... this is the worst. We had all of the first 4 won.

The Dodgers or the Nats are going to sweep the cards.
 

BamaNation

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Records set in the Cardinals' 10-run first inning:
--Most runs in a first inning in postseason history
--Most runs in any inning in a winner-take-all game in postseason history
--Tied for most runs in any inning in postseason history (2002 Angels, 1968 Tigers, 1929 A's)


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