September 15: Cardinals @ Giants

Jenifer Langosch/

Records: Cardinals (76-69, -17.0 in NL Central), Giants (77-68, -5.0 in NL West)

Wild Card: Giants (+0.5), Mets, Cardinals (-0.5), Marlins (-4.0), Pirates (-6.0)

First pitch: 9:15 pm CT

TV/Radio: Fox Sports Midwest, 1120 KMOX

Cardinals lineup: Matt Carpenter (1B), Jedd Gyorko (SS), Stephen Piscotty (RF), Brandon Moss (LF), Yadier Molina (C), Jhonny Peralta (3B), Randal Grichuk (CF), Kolten Wong (2B), Adam Wainwright (RHP)

Giants lineup: Angel Pagan (LF), Joe Panik (2B), Buster Posey (C), Hunter Pence (RF), Brandon Belt (1B), Brandon Crawford (SS), Eduardo Nunez (3B), Denard Span (CF), Johnny Cueto (RHP)

Transactions: TBA

Reading material:

  • Cards blanked by Jon Lester in a 7-0 loss to the Cubs on Wednesday (link)
  • Cards clinch losing home record, welcome the 10-game road trip on tap (link)
  • Five keys in this crucial four-game series between the Cardinals and Giants (link)
  • Alex Reyes or Jaime Garcia? Sunday’s starter still TBD (link)
  • MLB releases the 2017 schedule, which features a Cubs-Cardinals series to open the year (link)

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Post-game, one of our local FoxSports guys actually mentioned how the Cards’ veteran core is no longer very productive…pointing out that it’s essentially, the younger players who’ve been carrying the Birds to this point. Unexpected really, and not the usual sugar-coated, glass-half-full type of comment typically heard.

About time.Its been apparent for most of the season. Problem is they weren’t traded at the deadline so they’ll be kepted for next year. Next year’s free agent group is awful. The team we have now will not be able to make up the 15-20 games needed to win the division. Or the 5-6 games needed to make the WC game.
As of now the Cards are fading like an old pair of jeans…… holes.

Yep. Unfortunately, I’m afraid you’re right.
But there wasn’t really anyone to trade, maybe except for Adams. And he’s been on the DL a little bit this season. Keep in mind that Holliday’s contract precluded Mo from trading him.

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