Thursday, June 26, 2014

Game 81 Thread: June 26 vs. Cardinals, 7p


Josh Beckett (5-4, 2.28) vs. Adam Wainwright (10-3, 2.08)

Aw jeez, these guys again? At least Hanley's already hurt this time.

It's worth noting that this has been promoted as a "great pitching matchup," which just goes to show how far Beckett has come. A couple months ago, it may have been described as "a horror show of a mismatch."

Oh, and it's weird hair-face bobblething night, too. Hooray.


UPDATE: Uribear's back!

67 comments:

Hideo Nomo said...

Gordon 2B
Puig RF
Gonzalez 1B
Kemp LF
Ethier CF
Uribe 3B
Butera C
Rojas SS
Beckett P

Hideo Nomo said...

Not announced yet, but everyone thinking Hanley to DL.

Orel said...

That is a hypnotic GIF.

karen said...

I want a BWil bobblehead!!!

Franklin Stubbs said...

Oh, bother...

Orel said...

Carpenter singles, but Mothballs UJTDs.

Steve Sax said...

0-0 through 1. Beckett's no-hit bid is over however

karen said...

Gather around kids, Vinny is going to tell us a story about bird poop after the break.

Orel said...

Welcome back, Uribe. Ks on three pitches.

Orel said...

I would transcribe that...

karen said...

The story was about Mike Matheny getting all dressed up for his first day of college and a pigeon pooping on his head. Of course Vin told it much better than I just did. =)

karen said...

Rojas just robbed Mellis of a hit. Vinny saying Hanley is listed day to day.

Steve Sax said...

Beckett's shot at the one-hitter is over

Steve Sax said...

0-0 through 2.5

Steve Sax said...

0-0 through 3

Orel said...

0-0 through 3 2/6

karen said...

Vinny saying Matheny suffered 25 concussions while catching in the bigs. Wow. Very scary.

karen said...

Orel you are such a math whiz.

Orel said...

But now he's managing! (insert Donnie joke here)

karen said...

Wainwright hasn't allowed a hit. Just wanted to mention that.

Orel said...

Thanks, Karen. Fractions are my specialty

Orel said...

You mean he's pitching a NO-HITTER?

Hideo Nomo said...

Dusty! Get down there and flash Wainwright!

karen said...

Wainwright walked Dee to start the game and has retired the next 12. Have I already mentioned that?

Hideo Nomo said...

They say you can't jinx a no-hitter on Twitter, but let's tweet at Cardinals blogs and make sure.

karen said...

Maybe Josh can break Wainwright's rib and we can just call that even for the NLCS.

Hideo Nomo said...

Beckett start GTs are always confusing for me.

karen said...

Adam Wainwright has not allowed a hit.

Adam Wainwright has not allowed a hit.

Adam Wainwright has not allowed a hit.

karen said...

Wainwright through 5 with no hits.
Wow, I would hate to do something stupid like talk about a no hitter in progress and possibly jinx it.

karen said...

Reds leading Fuckheads 1-0 in fifth inning.

Steve Sax said...

Leadoff single for Rojas in the sixth!

karen said...

MiggyRo with the solid hit to left. Buh bye no no!!

Steve Sax said...

Hey karen, keep this a family place (*until we really need to spew vitriol, that is)!

Orel said...

IN YOUR FACE WAINWRONG

karen said...

Saxy...I'll try to keep my potty mouth limited to my emotional outbursts regarding FHs.

Steve Sax said...

Kemp gets Craig at the plate!

Make this one hold up, review gods!

Steve Sax said...

Off to the NY review gods

Steve Sax said...

Whoo hoo!

karen said...

My Man Matty throws Craig out at the plate. Cards challenging...

And he is OUT.

Hideo Nomo said...

I hope the no-hitter was broken up because of Little Dusty.

karen said...

Reds still up 1-0 in bottom of 6th.

Orel said...

Matty with the rocket arm???

Orel said...

Can't wait for the degraded and truncated video clip of Kemp's throw!

karen said...

Maybe Matt should get a cannon tat on his arm like Guerrero did!!

Reds now up 2-0 in top of 7th.

Steve Sax said...

Kemp Ks for out #2 in the seventh. Still 0-0

Hideo Nomo said...

The bird poop clip is up. Get to transcribin'!

Steve Sax said...

Reds up 3-0

karen said...

BWil in to pick up for Becks.

Greg said...

Apparently, Kershaw is the only one allowed to touch BW's butt, as I noticed when he went in the dugout.

Steve Sax said...

First and third with one out

karen said...

Boys at first and third with 1 out in 8th. JT hitting for BWil.

Steve Sax said...

Turner delivers!!!

Steve Sax said...

1-0 Dodgers

karen said...

1-0 Dodgers on JT's hit!!

karen said...

Dee Ks. Yasiel up with 2 out.

karen said...

Yasiel looks bad striking out. Here we go to the ninth. Kenley on his way in.

Orel said...

Should we create a butt-touching matrix?

karen said...

Now 3-1 Reds over FH in 8th.

Steve Sax said...

Holliday Ks for out #1

Steve Sax said...

Adams with a one-out hit

Steve Sax said...

CS when PR Bourjos overslides the bag!

Steve Sax said...

Bourjos CS holds up under review. Two out!

Orel said...

Bourjos came off the bag after the steal and was tagged out. Obviously not a true Cardinal

karen said...

We make foam party!!

Orel said...

Oh yeah!

karen said...

Wow. If the score holds in frisco we will be only 2 out.

Footsteps, y'all!

Steve Sax said...

PGT up!