St Louis Cardinals 2020 season

I have been thinking about things Lou said. One time he was interviewed during one of the Whitey Ball games in the 80's. With Coleman, Smith and McGee running wild he was naturally asked about stealing bases. He said he wasn't the fastest man in the game but he had the desire. His sliding leg from his hip to his knee was one giant bruise from all the sliding he did. It took a couple of months after the season was over for it to heal. He went on to say a player has to accept that his legs are going to hurt every single day. He finalized by saying not every player is willing to do it. Not every fast runner CAN do it and that's fine. It doesn't make him a bad guy not everyone can hold up to the punishment of a 162 game season and steal all those bases.
 
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I have been thinking about things Lou said. One time he was interviewed during one of the Whitey Ball games in the 80's. With Coleman, Smith and McGee running wild he was naturally asked about stealing bases. He said he wasn't the fastest man in the game but he had the desire. His sliding leg from his hip to his knee was one giant bruise from all the sliding he did. It took a couple of months after the season was over for it to heal. He went on to say a player has to accept that his legs are going to hurt every single day. He finalized by saying not every player is willing to do it. Not every fast runner CAN do it and that's fine. It doesn't make him a bad guy not everyone can hold up to the punishment of a 162 game season and steal all those bases.
Over the 11 years from the 1964 season through the 1974 season Lou averaged more than 700 plate appearances per year. He was one tough mathematician.
 
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Seeing the Cards blow a couple of last inning leads lately, who is the last closer, that when he came in, you knew it was a winner? As I think back through the past 20+ years, there are several with good save percentages, but too much traffic on the bases for me.
 
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Seeing the Cards blow a couple of last inning leads lately, who is the last closer, that when he came in, you knew it was a winner? As I think back through the past 20+ years, there are several with good save percentages, but too much traffic on the bases for me.
Lee Smith, Bruce Sutter, Todd Worrell, Jason Isringhausen.

Showing my age. Sorry, I'll show myself out now.....
 
Lee Smith, Bruce Sutter, Todd Worrell, Jason Isringhausen.

Showing my age. Sorry, I'll show myself out now.....
You had me at Bruce Suter. I still cry about the Ryno Game. Jerk. It should have been the Willie McGee game.
 
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Are we allowed to protest the way Flaherty has been pitching?
I couldn’t turn it off. It was like “oh my goodness. I can’t look at it yet I can’t look away”. At one point after he had been pulled, my wife asked “isn’t there a mercy rule?” I can’t say I’ve ever seen a total collapse like that before. The lane Thomas drop in the outfield was like the icing on the cake. Must have been one of those games. 🤷🏼
 
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I know that they are "just playing a game", but this past 40 something days must have been exhausting, even for world class athletes. I was getting ready to make a prediction on the final week, but don't want to jinx anything.
 
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Cardinals may have to makeup a doubleheader in Detroit on Monday if the outcome of the game(s) may affect who gets a playoff spot in the National League. If the games will not affect who gets a playoff spot, they will not be played and the Cardinals will be seeded based on winning percentage.
 
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Cardinals may have to makeup a doubleheader in Detroit on Monday if the outcome of the game(s) may affect who gets a playoff spot in the National League. If the games will not affect who gets a playoff spot, they will not be played and the Cardinals will be seeded based on winning percentage.
Thanks for the info. I am guessing that 3 teams from the NL Central will make it. So, 30-28 is .5172 and 31-29 is .5167. So, tied in the standing, if above .500, advantage team that played less games. Below .500, advantage team that played more games. At .500, Cards beat Reds in head to head. Cards vs. Brewers, yet to be determined.

ps- I just looked at today's standings. Can you imagine being the 5 seed, getting the Padres, and after surviving that, being rewarded with the Dodgers? Well, it is better than missing the playoffs. Plus, the Padres do not have a lot of playoff experience. And, the Cards have a pretty good record against the Dodgers in the playoffs, even when they were the higher seed. Never mind, bring them on!
 
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Thanks for the info. I am guessing that 3 teams from the NL Central will make it. So, 30-28 is .5172 and 31-29 is .5167. So, tied in the standing, if above .500, advantage team that played less games. Below .500, advantage team that played more games. At .500, Cards beat Reds in head to head. Cards vs. Brewers, yet to be determined.
Yeah. The tiebreakers within the division get pretty crazy. If it's just 2 teams, then it's based on head to head. If it's a 3 team tie, then it goes to highest winning percentage against the other two. If all 3 are still tied, then it goes by highest winning percentage in its own division, or intradivision, games.
 
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Yeah. The tiebreakers within the division get pretty crazy. If it's just 2 teams, then it's based on head to head. If it's a 3 team tie, then it goes to highest winning percentage against the other two. If all 3 are still tied, then it goes by highest winning percentage in its own division, or intradivision, games.
if Martinez continues to pitch, it won’t matter.