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Series Thread: Cards v Cubs

Postby dmiles2186 » Sat Jun 04, 2011 6:08 pm

Games 1 and 2 go to the Birds. Pujols just hit a walkoff. Been away for most of the last few days. Sorry I hadn't started a thread any time sooner. Good to see them take the series. Now, for the sweep.
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Re: Series Thread: Cards v Cubs

Postby cardsfan04 » Sat Jun 04, 2011 9:02 pm

I was offered free box seats 90 mins before game time. That worked out pretty well lol.

Random thoughts:

- Pujols MIGHT be turning the corner. I thought that before today, but today really makes me think he is.

- Miller pissed me off by not being at first, but I guess it wasn't a typical cover the bag situation.

- Carpenter impressed me. I loved that he sprinted on and off the field each inning. And, made all of his plays look routine. It's way too early to pencil him in, but I'm interested if he can play short.

- Batista must have sold his jersey to somebody kinda like Franklin did on Tuesday. That was definitely his best appearance this year. It might have been the best single appearance by anybody in the bullpen all year.

- I'm a little worried that Lohse is hurt. It's a little unnerving how quickly he fell apart. Might just be a bad inning though.
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Re: Series Thread: Cards v Cubs

Postby cardsfan04 » Sun Jun 05, 2011 3:22 pm

Albert reminding us why he's the best player in baseball. I'd like to thank Marty Brenaman for making his Votto>Pujols comments. Probably just a coincidence on the timing, but I'd like to thank the jackass anyway.
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Re: Series Thread: Cards v Cubs

Postby dmiles2186 » Sun Jun 05, 2011 7:46 pm

A lot of doubters for Pujols right now. Good to see him busting out. And overall, this was a fun series. Definitely what was needed after the San Fran series. Theriot with the HUGE hit in the 9th with 2 strikes against him. Extended his hitting streak, tied the game, and at the time, put him in scoring position to win the game. His hit (and Yadi's before that) are what allowed Pujols' heroics to happen.

I was talking with someone on Facebook today who is also a Cardinals fan. This team is probably the most fun I've had following the Cards since the '04-'05 team. And not just because they win. This team seems to have good chemistry, character, and overall likability. They are never out of a game either. On top of that, you've got some flamethrowers out of the 'pen. The lack of a set closer in concerning but that's alright. We won our last World Series with a hurt/broke down/ineffective Izzy replaced by a rookie named Waino.

It's a long season, but I would have turned off this game last year, because they just quit on so many of those games. But even though I thought the game was in tough shape after Rasmus pinch hit and K'd in the 9th, I knew there was a possibility for something good to happen.
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Re: Series Thread: Cards v Cubs

Postby DaDitka » Mon Jun 06, 2011 2:42 pm

I was there yesterday and am still wondering why the hell they pitched to Albert.

I thought it was priceless the way they played the Jaws music as Albert come up to bat and then as if it were scripted....Albert went YARD!

It was pretty cool to be there and sweep the Cubs, I know they suck and the rivalry is more 'hype' then anything else right now, but it still felt good.
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