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IOW: this shit is importantdmiles2186 wrote:I'm with both of you. I'm not trying to go all-ESPN over the top in my statement here, but if they don't win these two games, you can count the Cards out of the playoffs. They are playing well this season, obviously, but not good enough. The Brewers and the Cubs have been a few steps ahead all season, and games like these are why. The Cardinals seem to do okay in important series, but they haven't been able to dominate (i.e. sweep) when they need to.
No better time to start than now.
Brewers manager Ned Yost said the Villanueva-Pujols saga wasn't something he would have preferred to see happen.
"It definitely does have an effect," Yost said. "They've been struggling against us. You just get your pitch, make the out and walk on off. It leaves them thinking, 'I missed another opportunity.'
"Villaneuva let his emotions get away a little bit. You can't allow it to happen.
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