Oct 03

2013 Senior League Division Series: Pirates @ Cardinals Game 1

Baseball will always break your heart.  This Series pits the Pirates (Argh) against the Cards (Squirrels!, Squirrels!) and I sure hope the eventual League Champion emerges from this bracket instead of the Dodgers (traitors), Braves (evil opponents of my Mets) one.

The Cardinals clinched their Division with 2 to go in the season and rode a 6 game winning streak to the end.  As you can tell by the seeding they’re considered the best on the Senior circuit.

Adam Wainwright (19-9, 2.94 ERA R), tonight’s starter, is generally considered the best pitcher left playing, though both team have outstanding staffs.  He was 1 – 0 with a 3.00 ERA in three starts against Pittsburgh this season.  He’ll be available on full rest for a deciding Game 5 if necessary.

The Pirates won the season series 10 – 9, but were swept at home by the Cards in early September.

They’ll start A.J. Burnett (10-11, 3.30 ERA R), late of the Yankees.  He’s 3-1 with a 3.67 ERA in his career against the Cardinals, but the last time they faced each other he was chased after 5 runs in 3 innings.

Pirates fans should not be discouraged, these teams are very evenly matched and pitching ought keep the games very close.

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    • TMC on October 3, 2013 at 11:19 pm
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    Jay walked on a full count, Holliday scored, Ma.Adams to third, Y.Molina to second. No outs.

    • TMC on October 4, 2013 at 12:20 am

     Freese singled to right, Ma.Adams scored, Y.Molina scored, Jay to third, on error by right fielder Byrd, Jay scored, Freese to second.

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  1. There goes the No Hit.

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     Descalso grounded into fielder’s choice, second baseman N.Walker to shortstop Barmes, Jay to third, Descalso to first, Freese out.

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    Martin grounded out

    Tabata pinch-hitting for Barmes. Tabata grounded out

    Mercer pinch-hitting for Mazzaro. Mercer struck out.

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