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Final: Diamondbacks 10, Pirates 4

By Dejan Kovacevic | Trib Total Media

Looking ahead to first pitch …

Game: Pirates (62-47) vs. Arizona Diamondbacks (56-54)

Time: 7:05 p.m.

Site: PNC Park

TV, radio: Root Sports, 93.7 The Fan

Here is the live box score.

And here is the Pirates’ lineup vs. Arizona LHP Patrick Corbin

  1. Starling Marte, LF
  2. Travis Snider, RF
  3. Andrew McCutchen, CF
  4. Gaby Sanchez, 1B
  5. Neil Walker, 2B
  6. Michael McKenry, C
  7. Pedro Alvarez, 3B
  8. Clint Barmes, SS
  9. Jeff Karstens, RHP

Comments

  1. Bizrow says:

    Interesting lineup, lets get another W

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  2. crkkid says:

    Interesting lineup with Pedro batting 7th, Snider getting the start against the lefty and The Fort behind the plate.

  3. Chico says:

    I’d rather Jones than Snider, but no big deal.

  4. AJS says:

    According to the broadcast last night Walk was told by Hurdle that Jordy Mercer will be getting some playing time during this 20 in 20 stretch. I guess that won’t be tonight.

  5. Bizrow says:

    Anyone know what the attendance was last night? It should be another beautiful night again.

    With Mercer, I think Clint has said that several times now.

  6. LuckyNKentucky says:

    Over 24,000 Biz.

  7. JohninOshkosh says:

    Biz:

    24,213.

  8. Thundercrack says:

    Biz,
    It was 24K. I was at the game last night and it looked right to me.

  9. JohninOshkosh says:

    Lucky:

    Didn’t catch your post before I sent mine.

  10. Stickyweb says:

    @AJS #4

    Words mean everything. Did Hurdle say Jordy will get “playing time” or “starts”, because he could pinch run tonight and technically get “playing time”.

    To sorta quote Bizrow #5, We’ll believe it when we see it (and we’ll all rejoice!!!)

  11. pants-n-at says:

    BTW Biz, I think it was over 24K

  12. pants-n-at says:

    Just stating with the theme! ;-)

  13. Stickyweb says:

    Of course Barmes has a massive 2 game hit streak going, and had an XBH last night, so we can’t take him out now. That would be crazy. Did you hear the announcers last night say Barmes is warming up and we’re hoping he gets to his career avg…of .240? Way to shoot for the stars, eh?

  14. JohninOshkosh says:

    Caught a bit of the one and only Henry Schulman of the SF Chronicle on MLBN. He was discussing Hunter Pence’s slow start with the Giants and suggested that part of it might be the pressure to be the “big bat.” Interesting stuff. I wonder how he would have started here. With Andrew, Jones and Walker, maybe he would have fit in nicely with the Pirate hitters, much more so than anemic SF. Oh well, wish him well.

  15. LuckyNKentucky says:

    John,

    Yours was more accurate. I just remember from last night after looking at the highlights on Gameday. I always check the home attendance, especially on Monday, which is supposed to be a tough day for BB in the ‘Burgh. Wonder if Roberto has the running total for the season or where that can be found. Neal has probably had him get that in one of their staff meetings.

  16. LuckyNKentucky says:

    Sticky,

    I like your style.

  17. JohninOshkosh says:

    Lucky:

    Lot of talk in Milwaukee about how the Crew will draw next year. They are used to raking in 3 mil per year and that has definitely allowed them to boost their payroll. Maybe things are flipping between Milwaukee and the ‘Burgh. Interesting to see how the winter sales will go irregardless of the Bucco’s finish.

    Yuck, thinking about winter.

  18. DemonDachshund says:

    @Stickyweb -

    At the risk of sounding like Roberto, if Barmes could hit .240 and get his OPS up around .650, he’d be of great value to the club, given his above average defense.

    Problem is, of the 4 months with meaningful statistical data, Barmes has come close to that once.

  19. Stickyweb says:

    @Demonpuppy #18

    Agreed. And can you imagine the tear he’ll have to go on to drag his current numbers up to those averages? We could bat him 2nd if he gets that hot!

  20. Stickyweb says:

    Thanks Lucky.

  21. Ryan (Nor-Cal Stlrfanrc) says:

    I like the lineup. Jones could use a break.

    Would like to see Gabby blister the ball tonight.

    Am I the only one that thinks Gabby looks like Pujols?

    Check him out tonight. He looks similiar and his batting stance/approach is similiar, except his hands are held differently.

    Now, if he can produce HALF of what AP does……think that will work out just fine.

  22. Leefoo says:

    Biz…you are so correct…Clint has stated many times that may times about Mercer.

    It is a shame they are making him wate away on the bench. He must feel like a Rule V draft pick!

    ————

    Thanks to all for welcoming me over here. At least I know it’ll be safe (sorta) to venture into the water….unless it really IS pee! Lol

    Just not sure how much I wanna post. I think I need the break.

    Watery Foo

    .

  23. Ryan (Nor-Cal Stlrfanrc) says:

    #FREEJORDYMERCER

  24. Ryan (Nor-Cal Stlrfanrc) says:

    By no means am I asking for JM to take over full-time, but some playing time would be awesome.

  25. NMR says:

    Looking forward to my daily dose of Foo-sdom.

  26. Thundercrack says:

    Last night at the game I mentioned to someone that I haven’t seen Sanchez hit any ball hard. Nothing deep to the outfield, and it doesn’t seem like any of his hits have been line drives (lots of dribblers).

    Someone pointed out that the same could be said for Snider.

  27. Ryan (Nor-Cal Stlrfanrc) says:

    @Thunder

    In reality, as long as those guys are getting on base…….that’s cool, but I would like to see some hard hit balls from time to time, especially on FB swings.

    Hell hit one foul 450 ft.

  28. Tom P. says:

    Re: #15

    According to Espn.com’s MLB attendance report, through 49 dates, the Pirates have attendance of 1,289,984, for an average of 26,509. This ranks 16th. According to the ESPN standings, the Pirates have played 50 home games (34-16), so the figures may not include last night’s game.

  29. Stickyweb says:

    @Thunder

    Didn’t Gabby Goo have a line drive that almost took Miley’s head off last night? Not the hit-n-run with Cutch on 1st, but his other hit. If that was him, you really can’t hit a ball much harder.

    And if I’m misremembering and it was actually someone else, I’m blaming it on the Captain and Cokes

  30. Thundercrack says:

    I thought that Gabby did a nice job of hitting the ball to the right side.

    Not sure if that was him that almost took the pitcher’s head off.

  31. Foo Eschewing!

    Welcome to the Wonderful World of Disney . . . . . I mean, Dejan!!

    .

    .

    Foo to Mr. Strangeglove

  32. Hey Oshkosh b’gosh!

    After the Pirate game last night, I watched the replay of the USA/Canada [blank] match from the 60 minute mark.

    All on your recommendation.

    Just don’t tell anyone else———it will ruin my image!!!

  33. Playoffs by 2012 says:

    Sorry for the late start, it has been the day of never-endings meetings.

    Tonight’s OVER / UNDER (always for fun of course)

    Total Hits + Walks by Pedro Alvarez
    Line is 1.5

    *** MAXIMUM IS 100 (FAKE) UNITS ON ANY SINGLE LINE ***

  34. jeffsbar says:

    @Playoffs

    100 on the UNDER

    Thank you.

  35. LuckyNKentucky says:

    Tom,

    Thanks for the figures. That doesn’t sound bad to me with 30 more home dates left. Should break 2 million easy then, with playoff games, with higher ticket prices, we could maybe afford some extensions.

  36. Jay Jax Fl via New Castle says:

    Playoffs. 50 on the over. Go Bucs.

  37. Chico says:

    @playoffs

    Let’s go 50 on the under. Thanks!

  38. AJS says:

    @Sticky #10

    I believe the words Walk used were “get a shot” and he was saying it in reference to the starts being given to JaHay the past couple of days. I did not hear a direct quote from Hurdle only what Walk was saying.

  39. cosmo says:

    @ playoffs

    let’s go pedro after a couple days off how about a 2 hit night.
    100 on the over.

  40. WOW!

    Pedro batting in front of only Home Run Baker Barmes and the pitcher.

    Even Derek Bell and Joggin’ George Hendrick batted higher than that!!

    Maybe tomorrow night he bats 10th!

  41. Karen22 says:

    50 on the UNDER, but I hope I’m wrong.

  42. radio wave says:

    At playoffs:
    50 on the under.
    Thanks

  43. Mlrgenuine says:

    @Playoffs

    100 on the OVER

    Thanks

    Let’s Go Bucs!

  44. cosmo says:

    @ groat

    Joggin George, nice, I’d forgotten about him

  45. JohninOshkosh says:

    Hey Groat;

    I appreciate the notice, my man!

    Heading to the county fair with the kids tonight. Go Buccos!

  46. DemonDachshund says:

    @Playoffs -

    40 on the UNDER please.

  47. Kevin says:

    Playoffs –

    100 on the OVER please. Thank you.

    Just let those folks holding all the meetings know that you have other, more important things to take care of…!

  48. Cmat0829 says:

    Playoffs…..have to go 100 on the under and then root that I’m wrong.

  49. Oshkosh b’gosh!

    Make one attempt at knocking down the milk bottles with those mushy baseballs——for me!

    And don’t throw up on the Tilt-a-Whirl in front of the kids. They’ll be embarassed.

  50. JRay3 says:

    @ Playoffs – I am going to go 50 on the UNDER.

    Let’s make it 3 straight…Go Bucs!

  51. Boise Bucco says:

    @ Playoffs –

    100 on the UNDER. Thanks!

  52. crkkid says:

    @Playoffs

    Let me get 100 units on the under.

    Thanks!

  53. @Tom P et al., there was a doubleheader during one of the homestands, so that is why there is one less attendance date.

  54. Bizrow says:

    @playoffs – Pedro is rested, I’m betting 100 dingers on the OVAH

    leefoo, welcome, the only problem IMO with this site is that you have to refresh, but we do have a leader and a newspaper that gives a ratspatoot about us

    What with you, Jandy and Drewmeister here, well, us burghers love laughing and love fireworks

  55. Ryan (Nor-Cal Stlrfanrc) says:

    100 on the OVER

    Thanks playoffs

  56. Arriba Wilver says:

    Playoffs: 50 on the UNDER, please, and like everybody else, I hope I’m wrong.

  57. @Playoffs, I would like to put down 100 on the OVER for tonight. Thanks.

  58. pattonbb says:

    Playoffs, 100 on the UNDER

    Thanks.

  59. stickyweb says:

    Playoffs

    100 on the under tonight please. Thanks

  60. Bizrow says:

    Two dingers for Pedro tonight

    Crap, its only 6:30, easy Biz

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  61. Stuart says:

    @playoffs please consider me for 75 double eagles on the over. My glass is half full tonight.

    @Foo Nice to see you here. Completely understand wanting to take a break from regular posting. Post when you want to. There are really no expectations here.

    Sympathetically Stuart

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  62. manny _sanguine says:

    @playoffs,

    50 on the UNDER pls

    thanks

  63. Nate83 says:

    50 on the over please

  64. Milo Hamilton says:

    @Playoffs

    I am going with 75 on the over. Why ? I have absolutely no clue, as I’ve proven here all season.

  65. Dcpinpgh says:

    Fidty on the over

  66. Curt says:

    100 on the UNDER

    Like the changes in the lineup!

  67. Bizrow says:

    Watch out fish, swimmers, birds and boaters on the Allegheny

    Just sayin, Pedro is due

  68. Reading says:

    That darn Goldschmidt!

  69. JRay3 says:

    Marte with bat, Marte with wheels…nice rip by Snider…chance to get one right back.

  70. Danch70 says:

    What happened? Espn game center says goldschmidt grounded out to the pitcher and yet the run scored.

  71. Dave G says:

    Last night, I noticed that Jason Grilli bends over and writes some letters on the mound when he enters a game.

    I traced down this tweet from 7 weeks ago about why:

    “Just a tribute in the dirt to some of the important people in my life.”

  72. Reading says:

    Never noticed the PNC Park sign on the limestone wall behind home plate before.

  73. Reading says:

    Goldschmidt lined the ball off Karstens and it richocheted over to Pedro who had no play.

  74. Bizrow says:

    Not a good start to the second

  75. Reading—me neither now that you mention it, at least not that sign.

  76. Milo Hamilton says:

    Nice homerun by Drew considering he was struck out on the pitch before. This is seriously getting ridiculous.

  77. pbshoe says:

    hitting him hard

  78. JRay3 says:

    Tough play but have to come down with that catch

  79. pbshoe says:

    foo, check your + email

  80. Milo Hamilton says:

    Where is 22 ? I need him to vent for me.

  81. Boise Bucco says:

    C’mon Karsty, let’s get outta this. Strikeout, popup.

  82. Milo Hamilton says:

    @JRay

    Garrett Jones is our best defensive rightfielder. Snider’s a hack out there.

  83. Reading says:

    Good thing we did not give up the farm on that Upton stiff. Drew, given that he went yard, maybe we should have gone all in and gotten him.

  84. JRay3 says:

    Nice job by Karstens to avoid further damage.

  85. Boise Bucco says:

    JUST LIKE THAT WAY TO GO KARSTY

  86. Dave G says:

    Lost my MLB.com video feed for a few minutes…

    Reds will retire Barry Larkin’s number #11 on August 25th.

  87. JRay3 says:

    @ Milo Hamilton

    #83- That is a scary thought….I remember not too long ago talk of us potentially having the best defensive OF…how things can change.

    At least Snider stroking the ball today…single, double

  88. Dave G says:

    Cutch given a sac fly on dropped fly ball in first: RBI, no dent in his average…

  89. The Gunner says:

    Cutch comes thru……….AGAIN!!!

  90. JRay3 says:

    Can’t believe they pitched to Cutch he is only hitting .440 versus LHP….nice tie game!

  91. Karstens, like Burnett, seems to me too feel unusually free to throw 2 feet inside of home plate. I’m convinced that *this* freedom is the team’s controlled response to the Cincinnati situation. At a pitching level, it works. Is it good for the game? Dunno. George Will’s diatribe about American football being a guilty pleasure is tangentially relevant on this. http://m.herald-zeitung.com/mobile/opinion/columns/article_b4bec1cc-ddbf-11e1-a130-001a4bcf887a.html .

    Go Karstens!

  92. Bizrow says:

    IMO, this could be a big inning for Kartsy

    Shut em down, or get lit up

  93. Arriba Wilver says:

    G2M—don’t know if you’re here, or still watching Soccer replays, but I got my Stargell stamps today. They are now selling them on sheets with just Wilver at the PO. Trouble is, I don’t want to use them. :-)

  94. Arriba Wilver says:

    Love Marte’s arm. Reminds me of Jason Bay. (duck)

  95. JMB says:

    I have those stamps too AW — pretty cool!

  96. Drew71 says:

    So. When they coming out with Jason Bay stamps?

  97. DemonDachshund says:

    @AW -

    I do think Bay and Marte have the same number of MLB outfield assists.

  98. Ryan (Nor-Cal Stlrfanrc) says:

    C’mon Pedro!

    Daddy needs a new car!

  99. Milwaukee up 2-0 on Ramirez HR.

  100. Bizrow says:

    Jason Bay stumps?

    I got two of them in the back yard

  101. Bizrow says:

    I tried to trade the stumps, all I got was four stinkbugs

    Two quick outs in the 5th

  102. The Gunner says:

    @ Steve – 102

    Good news about Stinkcinnati & Milwaukee. Let’s hope it continues.

    Great inning for Karstens.

  103. JRay3 says:

    Lots of good looking scores around the league early…Braves down 3-0 to Phils, Brewers up on Reds 2-0, and Giants plate three in first and lead Cards 3-0.

  104. DemonDachshund says:

    Now THAT’S a Karstens inning.

  105. DemonDachshund says:

    @Bizrow -

    But did the stinkbugs have years of control?

  106. Arriba Wilver says:

    “7 Minutes that Changed Biz’s Backyard.”

  107. The Gunner says:

    Nice hit, Elmer!!

  108. JRay3 says:

    Barmes with lead off double now time for Karsty to get him over!

  109. Arriba Wilver says:

    Barmes has done much better since people started calling him Elmer Fudd.

  110. Jeff needed to take the bat back and swing away and knock the ball off the first baseman to get them back for hitting him earlier.

  111. The Gunner says:

    @ Arriba Wilver – 112

    Thank you AW

  112. JRay3 says:

    Two things this club needs to focus on next spring in Bradenton:

    Execution of sacrifice bunt
    Throwing base stealers out

  113. The Gunner says:

    Let’s go Duke!

  114. DemonDachshund says:

    Gaby needs to bail out Karstens x2.

  115. DemonDachshund says:

    And the failed sac bunt is a killer.

  116. Parrothead01 says:

    Why would bat a 200 non hitter clean up protecting your best hitter.

  117. Arriba Wilver says:

    Because Neal traded for him?

  118. Parrothead01 says:

    I live in South Florida and have seen quite a few Marlins games this year. Sanchez hasn’t hit to many balls hard all year. Definitely not a clean up hitter.

  119. Jandy says:

    Biz #55, glad I’m appreciated :)

    Karstens settling down. Happy to see that…Time for OUR bats to get busy!

  120. Jandy says:

    Fort!

  121. Come on Pedro!!! Bring Mikey home.

  122. JRay3 says:

    Fort rakes a double…come on El Toro

  123. Jandy says:

    More runners stranded on base ::sigh::

  124. DemonDachshund says:

    Getting all the right at bats… Just not in the right order.

  125. Yet another rookie shutting down this line-up.

  126. Bizrow says:

    Lets pull this dam thing out

    This one is ours for the taking ;-)

  127. Jandy says:

    Sing it Biz!

  128. McG says:

    Well the reds cards and braves are all losing its time to get our bats going for another come from behind win

  129. Dave G says:

    Top o’ the order. LETS GO BUCS!!!

  130. Dave G says:

    BOMB for MARTE!!!

  131. JMB says:

    MARTE PAAAAAAAAAAAAAARTAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY!

  132. He hit one to the backwards Z in center! Nice shot Starling!!! Tie ballgame at 3.

  133. JRay3 says:

    It’s a Marte Par-Tay….solo Bomb! that was clobbered.

  134. Snider having a great game with another hit.

  135. They have to pitch to Cutch now.

  136. Jandy says:

    and the new kids in town are taking charge

  137. JRay3 says:

    How about Travis Snider with a three hit night? He is hitting .350 with the Bucs.

  138. There you go Cutch!!! 2nd and 3rd with NO out!!

  139. Jandy says:

    and Cutch keeps it going!

  140. Dave G says:

    MVP! MVP! Double for Cutch!

  141. The Gunner says:

    Marte goes deep & here come the Big Bad Buccos!!

  142. JRay3 says:

    Cutch rips a double down third base line…2nd and 3rd 0 out…MVP

  143. Jandy says:

    lol afraid of G I Jones

  144. Boise Bucco says:

    lol intentional walk to face PRNW

    bases loaded 0 outs…go get ‘em!

  145. Pig Legs Robinson says:

    Garrett Jones should have started. I have way more confidence in him than Gaby Sanchez. Garrett has been knocking in tough, important runs all year and has been a huge part of the Pirates success this season. You can’t sit him down for a guy who hasn’t been in this thing all year like Jones has.
    Jones should be playing everday.

  146. Wouldn’t it be nice if Snider turns into the new Brian Giles? I know it is a small sample size in the Burgh, but he is starting to get it done for us the past couple games.

  147. Jandy says:

    Hey Playoffs, got a good over/under line for this situation? ;)

  148. Jandy says:

    Steve, I am REALLY liking Snider

  149. Dave G says:

    Marte-Snider-Cutch 7 for 9 tonight with two walks. Amazing.

  150. Bizrow says:

    You know folks, Zoltan type years don’t happen that often

    I lived one in 60

    Anything can happen

  151. Another Z pitcher. Let’s do what we did to him last night. Zoltan!!

  152. Sac fly scores Snider with a hard slide.

    I hear you Jandy!

  153. Dave G says:

    Walker plates Snider on sac fly… BucZ winning!

  154. Ryan (Nor-Cal Stlrfanrc) says:

    Has Marte learned the Z sign yet?

    I’m so glad his plate discipline is terrible.

  155. JRay3 says:

    Nicely done Walker! first lead of night time to tack on!

  156. Pig Legs Robinson says:

    I just hope Snider is easier on the eyes than Giles, who always reminded me of a little old lady with a big head.

  157. The Gunner says:

    @ Pig Legs – 148

    You are 100% correct. Garrett Jones has definitely earned his stripes and deserves to start every game!

    Buccos up by 1 – is Stinkcinnati still losing??

  158. Ryan (Nor-Cal Stlrfanrc) says:

    Battlin’ Bucs

  159. 4-3 Good guys now with ATL losing to PHI. The other two poser teams are still losing as well. ADD ON!!!

  160. JRay3 says:

    Maybe we are seeing why so many Blue Jays fans were upset to lose Snider…has the look of gritty ballplayer.

  161. Jandy says:

    Pig Legs, take my word for it, Snider is easy on the eyes ;)

  162. Boise Bucco says:

    2-0 Milwaukee over Cincinnati, middle of the 6th

    Fiers for Milwaukee is pitching a *ahem* heck of a game right now

  163. Greg Brown just mentioned that the Reds are getting NO HIT tonight into the 6th.

  164. My bad Boise, I hope I didn’t just blow it on the Reds game.

  165. Jandy says:

    Blast!!!

  166. Kevin says:

    @Jandy –

    Snider was a GREAT pick up for the Buccos…hard charger! Glad you are on board.

  167. JRay3 says:

    Game alert- Michael Fiers has been perfect versus Cinci through six as Brewers still lead 2-0 B 6.

    Giants lead Crads 3-1 B 5 and Hunter Pence is 0-3.

  168. Boise Bucco says:

    @Steve haha wouldn’t break my heart, either way

  169. Dave G says:

    Incredible as it seems, that was only the 66th GDP (by McKenry) for the Bucs this year, which is the FEWEST in the NL.

  170. Ryan (Nor-Cal Stlrfanrc) says:

    Reds and Cards losing tonight………

  171. Why is it that there is usually one guy in every series that we can NOT get out. Goldfish is the one this series. Need to hold them Grilli.

  172. Pig Legs Robinson says:

    I starting to worry that Grilli is getting overworked.

  173. Arriba Wilver says:

    Barmes pulled a Cedeno.

  174. The Gunner says:

    Need a K real bad now

  175. Bizrow says:

    We get out of this pickle…

  176. How about a flyball to Marte that he gets a chance to gun out Goldfish at home.

  177. The Gunner says:

    @ AW – 176

    Don’t you mean Fudd pulled a Cedeno? Also, Grilli is in trouble tonight.

  178. Ryan (Nor-Cal Stlrfanrc) says:

    Awesome……..I guess Grilli wants a win. Another comeback time for the Buccos

  179. Jandy says:

    need DP

  180. Jandy says:

    Crap!

  181. Did they not learn anything from when Johnson was with Houston. @#$$%^$%

  182. Ryan (Nor-Cal Stlrfanrc) says:

    Or not…………Well, at least the other guys are losing too

  183. TDB1977 says:

    Should have gotten Grilli out there sooner then that.

  184. The Gunner says:

    Absolutely sickening for us diehard Bucco fans!

  185. Pig Legs Robinson says:

    They probably should have took out Grilli after that first hit, and definitely after the second one. Don’t know why Hurdle left him in.

  186. Ryan (Nor-Cal Stlrfanrc) says:

    Jandy

    So many jokes

  187. Arriba Wilver says:

    Yeah, Grilli not making ANYONE look silly tonight. As Clint said there’s two types of players, humble ones and ones that will be humbled (or something like that).

  188. There goes that streak of 40-some and 0 after 7 or 8 innings. Grilli not with it tonight. Beat on an 0-2 pitch when he could have wasted a few to see if he would offer, then starts off the next guy with a ball.

  189. TDB1977 says:

    At least we have 2 more chances to get this game back into the good corner.

  190. Kevin says:

    Where is Jared Hughes??

  191. Reading says:

    Substandard.

  192. Ryan (Nor-Cal Stlrfanrc) says:

    @Pigs

    Because guys get hit. If he threw a double play there, everyone would be cheering.

    8th inning specialist don’t get pulled like a LHP specialist.

  193. Kevin says:

    Seriously, put Hughes in rather than Grilli then let Grilli pitch the 9th?

    Not a hater, just sayin’….

  194. Bizrow says:

    Not good

    Many games left, and this is not quite OVAH

  195. TDB1977 says:

    Where is the reset button for this inning?

  196. The Gunner says:

    If Fudd covers 2nd on Grilli’s pick off attempt, Goldfish is probably out and the momentum shifts.

    What a crappy throw by Pedro!!

  197. Ryan (Nor-Cal Stlrfanrc) says:

    Unfolding……..

  198. JMB says:

    Thanks Parra.

  199. Just like that we give up the lead and Cincy and STL score a run each. They are both still losing, but closer games now.

  200. Jandy says:

    aaarrrgghh!

  201. Jandy says:

    Ryan, jokes? This is sad :(

  202. Dave G says:

    Still speechless from the Grilli homer. He’s such a gamer. I feel terrible.

    We gotta get back to the top of the order in the bottom of the ninth to have a shot…

  203. TDB1977 says:

    Why not Mercer instead of Presley?

  204. Ryan (Nor-Cal Stlrfanrc) says:

    Pedro’s gonna put me in the poor house

  205. DemonDachshund says:

    On the bright side, SF and MIL both got their runs back.

  206. Dave G says:

    Psycho strikes out Goldschmuck. Bout time.

  207. Jandy says:

    Lurch is taking control!

  208. Ryan (Nor-Cal Stlrfanrc) says:

    So this loss, assuming they lose, will be a wash with the other guys……….No big deal.

  209. Jandy says:

    Ryan, it’s just disheartening.

  210. Dave G says:

    Another arrow thru the heart. 8-4 D’Backs.

  211. Reading says:

    Drill this Jihnson guy since he owned us in Houston also.

  212. Ryan (Nor-Cal Stlrfanrc) says:

    Eh, it happens……..

  213. Ryan (Nor-Cal Stlrfanrc) says:

    These games happen. Win it tomorrow and they win the series…….

  214. Reading says:

    Come in Man!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  215. Jandy says:

    I guess we weren’t meant to win tonite

  216. Dave G says:

    Well that’s all folks. 10-4 D’Backs. Bullpen just miserable tonight.

  217. Ryan (Nor-Cal Stlrfanrc) says:

    Leave Hughes out there……….let him take one for the team.

  218. @Ryan, unfortunately this is a 4 game series. Need to win the next two.

  219. Dave G says:

    Walker still wants this thing. Nice play.

  220. JMB says:

    27-27 still gets 89-73.

    Did anyone expect them to go 54-0 to end the season?

    0-1, that’s it.

  221. Bizrow says:

    There is still a long way to go

    ATTN rookies, and no offense intended.

    In a week or so, WE (Jandy, I said WE) just might be in a pennant race for keeps

    One of the best parts is the up and down of it, and now its on cable

    WE (Jandy, please see WE) are winning this dam thing.

    I am all in (Demondachsy knows I won a dollar betting Jeff King would drive in 100 runs)

    CRAP, sucked in again, naturally…

    Good night DD and all, good tidings

  222. Ryan (Nor-Cal Stlrfanrc) says:

    opps, my bad……..I figured as I was typing that it would be.

    I’ll be OK with a split as well, prefer the series though.

  223. Reading says:

    Another wasted effort. Everybody loses and we can pick up a game and we collapse. There’s that word again. Missed opportunity. Reds and Cards probably come back and win now. Disgruntled

  224. Jandy says:

    Biz, lol…I see the WE =)

  225. Ryan (Nor-Cal Stlrfanrc) says:

    Cutch goes yard here…….

  226. Jandy says:

    Tomorrow is another night. with that, G’night all :)

  227. Ryan (Nor-Cal Stlrfanrc) says:

    Or………….not

  228. Dave G says:

    Get ‘em tomorrow.

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