baseball here on the show on a be a good one here between the L.
A Dodgers and the ST Louis Cardinals.
Miles Michaelis, right hander from Florida against the ball is the starter here.
What do you have for us on, Danny? Hey, listen, when you could go seven full innings like he did, I know he got a no decision in his last start, but it was a real solid performance.
If he continues to pitch like that, the winds are gonna start coming now in the box.
He will lead this one off today.
The afternoon for the doctor, Right.
First pitch of the advance.
Here's a slider to start things out.
Looked at for boy one, Dan zero.
We take a look at this Cardinals ball club is the interplay this afternoon that coming losers of seven of their last 10 games, but did or in the victory last time out.
Hey, this is the big one here, Maddie.
You know what, dear? Oh, they're about to head on a nine game roadie.
One thing they'd like to do get on that plane.
Feeling good about themselves in sal***e the last game of the series.
Yeah, then they need to find a way to win this one today. Get on the flight.
Makes everybody's dinner taste better.
Nine. Game road trip Coming up.
A lot of packing involved a lot of grinding on the road.
They need to find a way to win this last one at home high and deep down the left field line.
And that's gonna land.
Look like he was cheating a heater right there a little bit too far out in front.
Gotta find a way to keep his hands back a little low.
It's two and two Full count now.
Justin Turner will be next.
Here's the 32 third Young's got it, and a good throw gets in one day.
So the bases empty here with one away and digging in at the plate will be Justin Turner.
Here comes the first pitch.
There's a breaking ball that couldn't quite catch the inside.
Looking at his career totals, Turner enters the day with a slugging percentage in the four sixties number he could be proud of.
A little ****y on that swing is it's well wide of first, even in a ball and a strike.
Here's the pitch.
Lays off the slider that time, too, and one big sweeping breaking ball right there. Good pitch.
But if he wants to get him to swing at it, they'll have to bring it in a little bit closer to the strike zone.
Nobody on right side, but it's gonna be a foul ball.
He's late on a heater right there.
Just saw an off speed pitch, one to stay back a little bit too long, high in the air, out to center field.
Turner is there, too.
Next up is Max Muncy, looking for better results than last night, when he went over four in that one ready to deliver.
Here's the first pitch I strike to begin the at bad.
A good fastball above the belt is normally a pitch that batter's love to take a rip at, but that one frozen, one in one to the Dodgers first baseman.
And there are the umpires assigned to this one.
Calling balls and strikes is Mr Mike Fillmore, a hero Mike Film or one of the most consistent umpires throughout the league.
Both pictures and position players love this gay, I think one of the best in the business.
How I judge a good teammate is every day he opens that door.
Is he consistent? Can I count on him? Mike Fillmore's the exact same way behind the dish.
That's a good take on a fast ball out of the zone.
He's looking for a bowl to drive, but that ball was a little bit too far up in its own.
That's one you normally pop right up ball.
Now Cody Bellenger would be next.
Bases are empty here with two men out.
Payoff pitch one more time.
It's the top of the zone.
He struck him out looking Dodgers down in order.
Now the Cardinals will see what they can do.
Loria's is the man on the mound for the fourth game of the Siri's Dan, Please act.
What do you got? A.
Not a very good start in his last one man, only four innings.
So he did get a no decision.
But he's a much better picture of the net, and I know that they're expecting more than four innings.
Hopefully a win two out of this guy in this long standing.
It lead things off here in the bottom half of the first, a bit slider gets to call in the bottom part of the zone.
Danny, This l a Dodger ball club is the interplay here this afternoon.
They enter this one off loss after winning five of seven prior to that.
Hey, thanks, Maddie.
This is a big one here, dear.
Oh, they've won two of the 1st 3 of this.
Siri's this swing game here would like to win three out of four.
I know what you're at this point, but boys split certainly would not be good for this ballclub right now. Yeah.
Dan won the 1st 2 games.
All right, You can live with Drop in.
The third game is set, but you don't want to end this to to You work too hard early to not win this series at the Blake Justin Turner First pitch on its way and a fastball to start.
Things out here not close.
It's a ball and no strikes.
Can't get around quick enough.
And that'll move the count to one and one.
Turner, 23 years old.
He was a 28th round selection there in the first year player draft of 2018.
Hey, this guy's got a chance to be an absolute steal being drafted Where? Waas There are definite signs that he has a chance to make an impact that big, and he comes back with a pitch right down the middle for Strike two filed off.
He was absolutely all over that fastball.
Have to find a way to keep that fair in this Mrs.
So that'll fill the count of three and two on deck.
The powerful right handed bat of Paul Goldschmidt.
Now the 32 pitch and miss With that one.
It's ball 41 out walk here in the home firm.
I know one thing.
He earned that free pass right there.
He was tempted with some really good *****es, but he stayed disciplined and through the wall.
Paul Goldschmidt, now first shot for him here with a runner at first.
Now in one away.
Here's the first pitch to him set to deliver the Owen one.
He's really getting the better of him now.
It's strike two.
You could tell right there that curveball had some serious depth to it.
That's what separates the good ones from the bad ones.
That nasty spin, right? Get that downward action, even get a star player like this swinging.
It's something Runner back safely on a fastball blew it right by him and their two down got in with a good high fastball there. Danny.
We see a lot of that pitch in strikeouts situations these days.
What makes it so effective? I think, Matt, what makes it such a changing? I levels that fastball up looks so enticing to hit that you think you see that ball as a hitter? Do you think you can drive it? But it's really hard to get on top of that good, high, hard fastball S O that brings in the power hitting middle infielder Paul De Young on no swing, apparently one.
He would have had to go with the old school Tommy Hawk approach on that one if he wanted to get on top.
But he was able to lay off it.
What, lying toward the alley and left center that gets down and the inning continues.
There's a lot of moving parts in some guy's swing usually takes them a month or so.
We'll get it ironed out.
Standing in now.
Tommy Edmund look a breaking ball that Mrs for Ball one, and he's looking to get it going off to a bit of a slow start this year.
Percent and the one good fastball down around the knees, they're taken for a strike.
Edmund is a guy that can really pick him up and put him down, if you will.
He's a plus runner.
Really use his speed to its advantage in multiple ways on the field, and it works for you.
Works for him in a lot of ways.
Like you said, Matty hits the ball on the ground.
He has the potential of Beat it out one.
Here it is now a check swing, but he does manage to hold up in time. Ball three.
I love the ability to hold up right there, specially with count leverage.
I know you want to get aggressive in the strike zone, but he was able to notice that that wasn't his pitch.
I can't keep that won fair.
And now the count's full.
Here's the payoff.
Pitch hit out toward second on the first and the Red Bird rally goes for Not that ends the inning ending in the books.
No score here on the show.
So here's Cody Bellenger as two hits in 11 trips for the series so far.
First delivery to him on the way tried to check it in its own one.
Clearly off with this timing on that being a swinging strike wind up and the old one who jumped the gun a bit on that swing and he's down one and two swing and a miss for out number two a fall he had no chance of making contact with Man.
I love watching a picture that just rare back and blow smoke by a guy at the letter's missing.
Pitching for me personally, watching hitter, swing and Miss Man, that's a sight of beauty.
So now to the plate. Kiki Hernandez.
So go after the first pitch and bounce it into foul territory, and he's definitely off to a fast start in the early part of the season.
Now the old one.
One ball down low, two balls and a strike, and it's filed away and a fastball swung on. Mist.
Inside is 123 go.
The Dodgers will go to the bottom of the second.
No score into the box.
Tyler O'Neill Get INTOTHE column in Siri's Oh, for seven.
Here's the first pitch to him.
Wanna know around the chin there, too, and try to hold back swing.
But do so unsuccessfully is that's ruled a strike.
Now the 21 pitch strike to swinging and a full count is that, Mrs.
It's three and two now.
Walk the guy back in the first, and now he's looking like he might hand out another free pass to the leadoff guy here.
You can't be walking a guy in inning and think you're gonna have any success, and he got a It's always nice to keep a guy that has good wheels off face.
That's just what they did right there.
Big strikeout guy off the base.
So that'll bring in Harrison beater.
We'll take a tough pitch on the outside part of the plate for strike one.
He's ready for his first at bat of his early season contest.
Here's the pitch.
Filed away bottom of the second here with no score that's inside and low.
It's a ball and two strikes to win with the off speed there once he got going to.
But now that they both missed, I think we'll see more of a challenge pitch here.
You don't have to give in, but you can't be too cute either.
Here now, the 22 our hit to first on.
They'll take it to the bag himself for the out catcher.
Matt leaders past meetings with this.
He's one for two ready to deliver.
Here's the first pitch.
A native of South Carolina, this is his 12 season in the big leagues, so he's put together a really nice career to this point.
Yeah, Matty, you ain't kidding Right there.
We refer to that biz as hitting full two balls and a strike.
The count now the 21 pitch and that is off the first base bag flip with pitcher covering is that will retire the scythe down and order go.
The Cardinals will move to the third with no score digging in Will Smith.
He's the number seven hitter, but he's leading off the third.
After the 1st 6 guys in the lineup had been retired in order.
Yeah, it's been a great start to the guy on the mound.
It'll be interesting to see if they could find a way to get this guy before he really settles in.
Here's the pitch.
Sends that one out of play for strike, one wind up and the old one that's taken now it's only two dots.
It's a one man gone.
Now is we give you a look at the standings in the NL Central is you see where the Cardinals find themselves to this point in the season, striding forward for his first chance.
And he's a guy that's really scuffling at the plate right now.
Now, here it comes.
Hey, one pitch on its way.
Fancy ball right back to the mound.
Just slip this on the first for the second out of the Dodgers pitcher Julio Urias.
First pitch of the at bat lifted down the line in left.
Left fielder is on the move.
He gets there to make the catch, and that ends the inning.
Make it nine straight here to start the ball game.
We'll move on to the bottom of any number three and we're tied nothing. Nothing.
Bottom of the third.
Now, now to the plate that picture Lyle's Michaelis get his first cuts here.
Here's the pitch.
Here's the pitch one right now.
Certainly, no, he's not trying to work around the picture.
Sometimes the hardest thing to do is to throw a strike to a guy that you know won't swing the bat shin high fastball that time. Ball three.
Well, that sets up a big pitch right here, Matt, because you don't want to lose the leadoff guy in a scoreless game.
It's tough to work around.
The leadoff walk skied into straight away right there.
Look it in his bets, and that's out Number one with a gun in the inning.
Let's give you a look at the current standings in the National League West entering play to see where the Dodgers find themselves in the division race.
Now batting quote over one for him here in this one, ready to deliver.
Here's the first pitch fastball here is you'll take a look.
A full 11 unknown.
Now this is sprayed foul off to the left and that even the count of one on one again.
Another foul ball bottom of ending number three.
Nothing, nothing. Our score.
I had to sit back on the change up, and he did a good job to get the bat on that one.
Get on the ground down the first base line, but this is a foul ball of the count.
Hold steady and one and two counts, even a two and too long.
I don't blame the picture one bit for trying to get to chase right there.
He's been fouling everything off.
He still got the entire ****nal open to him, so we'll see what pitch it comes with next.
This is hit the other way out toward leftfield.
Peterson has a read on it.
There are two down there, played Justin Turner.
Now here's the pitch and he turns on one, sending it high and deep to right back.
Those bets track, and he makes a nice catch on the track.
Is that ends the inning? One more look at the final out teeth rattler.
If ever there was one back with more of this Thursday afternoon, Business person special.
Following this here's Mookie Betts back to the top of the lineup is they're still looking for their first base runner in this one, right? No doubt about that meant they've yet to figure this guy out on the mound.
He's looked great so far he has, but we'll see if this second trip through the order changes anything.
It'll be interesting to see what kind of adjustments these hitters are able to make in the middle innings of this game.
Now pitch on the way.
Dangerous Curve Ball That time, but laid off is it drops into the top of the zone, one in one of the Dodgers lead off man.
Looks like that one. Tied him up.
A bit of a swing and a miss.
He's gone to the well with that pitch three times in a row.
I'm interested to see if he changes it up right.
Two balls and two strikes now a struggling to find their release point of that curveball.
That wasn't a very good one.
Somehow it just got to find that field because that's a pitch he's going to need going forward and that mrs there.
So he runs the count full.
Now Justin Turner waits on deck pitch on the way.
We ground her back to the mound.
Throw to first in time.
One blonde here in the booth.
Dodgers Justin Turner.
He flew out. Is last.
Here comes the first pitch.
Dodgers have yet to break into the hip column here, and they won't get him to chase the curve ball in the dirt that time.
And it's to know now down low and the plot thickens.
Here, three and old.
I wouldn't be surprised if he had the green light here.
A matter of fact, I know he's got the green light here.
He's looking for something.
Center cut, he's looking down.
Popped him up, and we'll put this one away in foul territory for the second out, and that will bring up the versatile Max Muncy to away in the inning.
And, Dan, it looks like this could be another 123 inning form.
Yeah, he's really found a groove on the mountain.
It's been impressive to watch.
It'll be interesting to see how long he could keep this dominance up.
Outfield shaded toward right center.
Here's the first pitch down the first base line, pitching as the upper hand early is we're scoreless.
Inning number four and a slider gets away from him.
Is it? Just about got him in the ankle.
No offer on that 12 balls and a strike.
Now, this'd where you cash your checks.
311 of the best hitters in the game.
You live for situations like this Hitter's count all the way.
And this one, Mrs.
He walked him and they've got themselves a two out base runner.
They haven't been able to register a hit against this guy, but at least they have a base runner here.
We'll see if that leads to something.
Cody Ballenger at the plate now.
Recipient for National League outfielders a year ago.
First pitch coming here it is.
Oh, to home All want a good two strike pitch, but he misses high one and two.
A textbook waist pitch right there.
Does he go elevated fastball again or something? Slow below the zone Swing and a miss is he chased with two strikes and that will retire one left for L.
A on the bottom of the fourth.
Now still, with no score, come into the Blake.
Now comes into this at bat over one in the ball game.
This game is rolling right along as we move in the middle innings with no score.
You'd think by now one of these two teams would be able to get some base runners on and get him in.
But that hasn't been the case and that Mrs for Ball one.
This guy's been really on point so far, but it's not getting any easier.
He has to get through 45 and six right here.
And he found this one off 11 Looks like he tried to do way too much on that to two pitch.
You don't have to come into the zone on that count, but a pitch that far outside isn't gonna tempt anyone to sweat smoked toward third.
Turner's got it, and that's the first out.
So the bases were empty with one man gone, and that will bring in the Illinois State product Paul Young delivery to him on the way.
Here comes the 10 good.
Zip on that one is he just throws it by him for strike one a little bit outside, too.
You know he's probably cheating on that inside pitch after he got jammed earlier.
If you're on the mound right now, you want to try to hit that outside corner and there's a pretty good chance you'll get him to roll over something.
And it's filed away.
No runs, just one hit and no error.
So far for the red birds.
There's one that Mrs Inside and the Count's run full now three and two.
High in the air, out toward left center.
Salinger's under it.
There are two down play.
He got on top of one and was ground out last time.
Yeah, I understand that, Matty, but this guy's got a burner wheels down the first base line.
I don't think he even concerns himself with that.
He has to put it on the ground.
That's part of what makes him successful.
And, oh, now he's all over the place right now.
No doubt he's clearly fighting his mechanics now through, you know, offering.
And he looks at Ball four now, so he's aboard, and you always have to worry about the threat of the steel when he's on base.
Man, you have to get up to outwork anybody, especially to a speed demon like him.
Good chance he's running here.
And good luck trying to stop him digging in to try it again. Tyler O'Neill.
He'll look to bounce back after striking out his last time up.
Yeah, kind of shocked.
He got blown away with a fastball.
You could tell he was laid on that one.
And we'll see if he tries to cheat to something.
To start the ad vat.
Edmund is off first with two away, and this one's in the dirt and the runner will stay put.
But the count moves to two, and now the Dodgers get a right hander up and throwing in the bullpen.
Got his 20 fastball, but he was way behind two on one.
Here's a big swing and a miss on the fastball to to go to that well, one more time.
He's been laid on the 1st 2 high and deep down the left field line, and this is gonna wind up a foul ball 2 to 1 more time.
Good spot for an RV.
I put the ball in play with the runner in motion he could score all the way from first, the 32 pitch hit softly down the line.
It first, and he'll just make the tag himself in.
The inning is over, so they pick up no runs, no hits, no errors and a runner left on way played four full and we are tied.
Welcome back to Busch Stadium is we send it down to hiding, Not during the break.
I caught up with Dave Roberts, the Dodgers skipper, about his lineups performance so far, and he was pretty blunt in saying, They're just not having very good at bats.
They've only managed one base runner in this game, so it's easy to see why.
He said they haven't shown much fight today.
He's hoping to see someone step up and find a way to get something going, though this game isn't out of hand.
So it remains to be seen if they can snap out of this funk and climb back into this one.
Good stuff, Heidi. Thanks.
Here, John Peterson.
Now he's going for one thus far.
We're moving through the middle of this ball game right now.
They want to get things going about trying to get some base runners on or at least get a base hit.
They don't have any hits going into this part of the game, and he popped him up.
The young is over and he's got it for the first out of the inning.
So the bases empty here with one away on that means the plug and play utility man Kiki Hernandez will bat next, ready with the first pitch.
Here it comes, lifted down the line in left, and this will not be caught.
It's a foul ball.
He got the fastball where he wanted and just pulled off it.
Another one fouled off, and he's quickly behind a 12 no runs, no hits, no errors.
For the Dodgers thus far, hit out toward second long to is right.
No, the throat pulls the first baseman off the bag and you'll reach it first.
Well, I think this will be ruled in air, so no hit bid is still alive.
If it's not, there might be a right in that dugout and rightfully so.
So it's a runner at first as a result of the throwing error, and now it will be the catcher Will Smith first offering on its way, and this is taken outside for Ball one.
Hi, strike there and it's one on one.
Now the pit in the dirt here, and he will reign.
It in is the count moves to one and two runners on first with one down.
What fouled away? Here he comes again, 12 and he lays off pitch outside as they draw even a two and two.
He might have to look for a different way to put this guy away on to two.
He's already seen the curve ball a couple of times, so he might be looking for Did a good job to shorten up and protect the plate.
And he'll have another shot at it here, working for the punch out and the offering runner at first year. One man out.
Timing just to tick off.
There is this one's filed off to the right, and he finally wins.
The battle is this is swung on and missed for the second.
There's nothing like seeing a good power picture that has a good fast.
What does he do? He just throws this good fastball right by brings the Express no chance to put that ball in play.
And now Gavin Lux popped him up.
Edmund ranging into the outfield.
He gets there to make the catch, and that ends the inning.
He's through five without allowing a hit home, half of the fifth coming up, and we still have no score.
Welcome back for the bottom of the fifth.
Here's Heidi Watney.
In between innings, I was able to catch up with the manager of the Cardinals to discuss his thoughts on his lineup So far, and overall, he's really happy with the at bats they're putting together, despite the fact that they have yet to push a run across.
The game is still tied, and the pitch count for their opposition is really getting up there.
They think that making him work as hard as he has is going to pay off later in the game and that they just need to stick to the process.
Thank you, Heidi Ross Stripling is into the Bell game now is he'll make his fifth appearance of the season here.
So stepping in Paris and Vader, you'll start things out in the home half of any number five first pitch of the at bat on its way.
This is skied into the air to straightaway center.
Bellenger is there, and he has it for the first hour, digging in the switch hitter, Matt under his old one and grounding out.
It's only trip with Blake so far ready.
Here's the first offering.
A fastball is in there Now here's the pitch.
I tried to pull that one back, but he couldn't do it.
And it's going to now.
Bases your empty one man found off.
Oh, to once more the bouncer left side when he can't pick it up cleanly and they'll have no Playas, he reaches first base safely.
30 at the plate.
Now Miles Michaelis, and they'll try and play for one.
Here is it gets this one down to second for one, but wisely, no thought of a return Throw in the inning will continue, so it's back to the top of the order now, and that'll bring up Colton warm.
First pitch coming here.
It is breaking pitch in.
This bounces in front of the catcher, and he looked like a definite pitchers pitched there on the inside.
One and one two out with Amanda first, maybe too much brake on the slider to one well hit to right but foul outside in a full count.
Three and two 3 to 2 out.
Lots of possible outcomes on this pitch.
There's a line drive base hit to left field.
Michaelis rounds the corner and is headed home on.
They're going to take a one.
Nothing lead as the run comes across to score.
So much of this game is situational getting guys nice job there.
You've got to find a way to pick your teammates up when given the chance, and he doesn't try to do too much right here.
He just takes what's there safely on second and his buddies high fiving teammates in the dugout into the box.
Look a fastball in there on the outer half, its own one runner in scoring position.
With you on this catches the zone as well.
It's only two now.
Well, you could see he's coming right at this guy, just pounding the ball to strike zone.
He certainly has the advantage.
This guy has even swung the bat yet.
Here's the old to swing and a miss got him.
Reaching the throw to first is in time and the inning is over.
One for the Cardinals, thanks to this man.
Colton Long through five innings, it's now one nothing.
Louis glory seeker will grab a bat and lead things off here in the top of the sixth number.
And look at the first pitch curveball that's in the dirt.
It's full one, and he's definitely off to a fast start in the early part of this season.
Away ball. One strike.
This is low ball, 2 to 1.
Here comes heading out towards shallow right.
Here comes the right fielder and he tracks it down.
Nice play for the first down, so that'll bring in Mookie Betts.
On its way is pitched.
10 is taken for ball, too.
Now move One app.
Nobody on and found this one off into the wind Up.
Here comes the 22 pitch, and this is swung on and missed.
So it's two up, two down to start the sixth inning.
You know, it was really impressive to me about that strike out.
He fell behind to know to start, that's a pretty bad place to be.
But then he kind of refocused himself.
Came right back with three quality pitches in a row to sit him down.
That's not easy to do, but now his focus has to hone in on getting ahead on the next guy.
And he will get there to make the running play.
And that will end the inning.
Rogers down in order.
It remains one Floral enters to do the pitching in the bottom of the sixth number.
Dylan More bottom of the inning now ready for another shot now.
Paul Goldschmidt retired.
Fee of the ground ball last time up.
Okay, first pitch on its way.
One right hander starts to loosen out in the bullpen down.
Now the 10 it has taken strike one.
A pretty aggressive pitch right there up in the zone.
Surprised he didn't offer at it.
Bouncer to the left side.
Proto first is in time for the first down.
No young digs in next first pitch coming. Here it is.
Strike one to start the at bat wind up and the old one now a swing and a miss, and things they're not looking real promising here.
Down oh, and two faces your empty one man.
Yank the slider across that time laid off for a ball.
Tough pits to lay off there.
But he did, and it's even up.
Two and two sliders in the dirt is he lays off it for a ball.
Boy went from being in the driver's seat.
Now begins in trouble.
Had the count, Only two started nipping at the corners.
And next thing you know, this count stands at three and two now.
The payoff pitch on and he lost him here on 32 Is that pitch, Mrs.
It's Ball 42 ways to look at this walk.
If you're the hitting coach, you say That's a great A Be down to you work the walk.
But if you're a picture like me, that's just a case of letting a guy off the hook.
And that can really frustrate.
So striding forward now.
Tommy Edmund, it was a walk in his last trip.
Now the pit drops in a strike to start the advance.
Hey, this is the left handed hitter that could fly down the line if they want to turn to, they're gonna have to be almost perfect.
Nothing in one count.
One lays off the singer here of all in a strike, and a sinker gets too low there into the dirt.
In fact, that's where he wants that sinker to end up.
But that was a nice job of laying off swing.
He pulls it, fouled on the right side here now the 22 in the air After straightaway, Peterson is thereto.
Put it away and the runner will be forced to retreat back.
Strike sinkers low off the outside corner, two balls and a strike all even now, two and two.
I know we found that pitch off right there, but he was definitely out front.
He was cheating to a heater.
No question about it.
Did he holed up in time? Yes, says the first base on fire.
It's ball three now try to hold up in time, but to no avail is he went around and the inning is over, so it's no runs, no base hits, no errors, and one man left on seventh inning coming up.
It's the Cardinals won and the Dodgers nothing box now. Max Muncy.
Elite things off here in this one run contest, we're moving right along into this one as we head into the late innings.
Listen, if you wanna score, you gotta have a bunch of hits together, and they haven't been able to do that so far.
So hopefully this leadoff guy, this will be the right guy at the right spot to get something going.
Go after the first offering here, although this looks to be well below the knees.
That's strike one.
And now the Cardinals get the bullpen working here.
Both the left and a right hander have stood up.
One played it in.
It's a ball in the strike on its filed away, now a fastball awfully close, but he doesn't get the call.
It's too, too now, and it's late, his afternoon work, and the longer this at bat goes better chance of making a mistake.
But as a guy starts the tire, they're more like to leave the ball up.
But man, he's been good so far hard but fouled with right again.
He sends it out of play, trying to send him packing for the second time.
Hey, this is a heck of a battle right here.
You know what? They find them still still facing a starter.
They would have had some babies like this earlier in the game.
I think they get intothe.
Something has to give.
Here's the payoff pitch, and he strikes him out here.
So that's out number one here in the seventh as he continues to keep him out of the column.
When you're this deep into the start, it can be really exhausting.
It annoying when I hit mix of work as hard as he did right there.
We've got the strikeout.
That's great, but he's probably thinking, Get that guy Cody Ballenger at the plate.
Now he'll take a breaking ball too low, and it's one.
No, he's hitless in is to add back so far.
Wind up on the 10 pitch.
Here's a breaking ball that falls in there for a strike to even things that one on one, and that when Mrs Badly it's bull, too, to one home takes a pass, and this is that Strike two.
It's tough when your team is being held scoreless on the scoreboard.
He was trying to put him on the board with a swing like that one softly hit to the left side.
Well, well laid as he reaches it.
That's great hustle right there, out of the box.
Not everybody's getting.
It wasn't meant to be on.
He'll get back in safely.
So next to battle be the left handed hitting John Peterson.
And on the first pitch, he grounds foul.
He's over two in the ball game so far.
Quick check on that time running first and the runner back runners on first with one down fastball gets the lower part of his own. Called for a strike.
Might have to change your game plan in the box right here.
He's gonna pound away.
Might have to work the opposite field, looking to punch him out again. Pitch.
No. One misses with a fastball.
Still one and two runner at first year.
One man out in the side of a hare Lo.
It's two balls and two strikes on through six and 1/3.
He's about to hit the 100 pitch mark.
Now you know, Maddie, be this is all you can ask for is a manager in today's game of baseball.
Very rarely see guys get through the seventh inning, so he's through the sixth here with one out of Mark Derosa.
So far, so good. A pretty decent Alan.
And I think it's gonna be batter batter here for the manager if he's going to continue to ride this hot hand or if he's gonna go to the ball stepping in now. Kiki Hernandez.
So watch slider that stays inside for Ball one.
No hits to this point.
Hold high in the air out to left field, so they do get their first hit.
But their first run will have to wait a CZ.
The inning is over, so it's no runs on a hit, no errors and a man left.
Seventh inning stretch time here at the ballpark.
Cardinals around in front, one to nothing trying.
It gets the call from the pen to take over on the mound and start the home seven.
And that will bring up the former top prospect.
Invader will try and get something started in the home hand for the seventh, he said.
Why? That's the exact spot to lean on as a reliever as a hitter, you just have to tip your cap and look for the next one.
Here's the pitch swing and a liner leaping try, but it's out of his reach and into the outfield, throwing to second, but he'll be in there with a double.
He went with slider, but Hitler wasn't fooled for a second.
Gets the barrel that back through the zone and rips it down the line for a leadoff double into the box.
Now met leaders as the first pitch to him runs a bit inside for ball one.
Training primarily attacks hitters with a sinker, but not your typical sinker.
He throws it much harder than most.
He's a hard guy to get elevation on.
In a day and age where a lot of hitters are looking to lift and separate and get the ball in the air.
He has some good sink, not great sync, but he makes hitters hit the ball on the ground, and when he's on, you'll see a lot of ground balls.
A ball in a strike to counter the switch hitting catcher Matt Wieters, 11 swung on and missed for strike number two the one to Mrs for the second bowl here now the 22 swinging to this.
That's strike three.
Well, we'll see a lot of these power arms coming out of the bullpen in these days, but it doesn't make it any less impressive to me.
I love watching guys come in and blow smoke, right bye, guys.
Yadier Molina will get the call here is he'll hit for the picture with you hard on the ground toward second, reined in on the off balance Throw.
Beats him at first, and that's a tough play.
Now, back to the top of the lineup.
Stepping in is working here to bring home that very important insurance runs.
Standing at third, looking to keep this one run game pitch lifted in the air out to center field.
Salinger's under it, and the inning is over.
One left for the Cardinals, but they hold a one.
Well, come on his fourth appearance in this campaign.
Next up for Los Angeles.
Will Smith over to here to start the afternoon, things far from over him.
Even though we're moving into the back into this game for on Lee down by one.
All they need to do is get this leadoff guy and they're extra base it away from tying this thing.
Don't expect this pitcher to throw something over the heart of the plate.
He's gonna have to stay on the corners right here.
Huge spot in this game.
Do you want to swing? And he lays off ball four.
So now the potential time run here is aboard late in the game, man, that's a tough one to smaller.
You're hanging onto a slim lead, and the last thing you want to do is give up a leadoff walk.
Seems like those are the ones that always has a look.
Now the pit, and he starts to number eight hitter with strike.
Nothing in one nice job by the picture right there to establish himself back into the strikes.
Like to see that it has been a little bit more aggressive in that situation.
Usually, when a pitcher goes four balls in a row, that next pitch you could get super green right down the middle, hard towards center, and that's in their base hit.
Listen, when you have a good sinker, you have to throw it.
But he's gonna have to get the ball much lower in a zone that last from the offensive side.
Two seamer picture sinkerballer.
What have you You're looking for that thing? Pop above the belt.
That's exactly whatever.
Right there, Miss Miller Chop.
First, there's one gold trip to later just get what could have been a costly double play there.
Yeah, that credit the batter for busting out of the box and hustling down the line.
And instead of getting mad at himself for rolling over on a ground ball, it's little things like that that could change the whole game.
Stepping into the box.
Mookie Betts been a rough go of things at play for him so far, but his guys were looking for him to change that right here.
Yeah, nothing better than coming through for the boys in a tight game at, especially when you're kind of due to do something productive.
They've done a real nice job keeping this guy raps in this one.
No hits for him so far.
What stands out to me is there going right after they're not pitching in like they're afraid he's going to do any damage? What a shin Hae slider laid off for a ball.
That's a great take right there.
You knew the picture was gonna try and expand his own to a big spot, and he was able to spit on that one.
Hopefully get something in the heart of the plate, This one out with possible tying and go ahead runs on base here, and he struck him out.
Wouldn't this be something if he could work out of this with that one run lead still in check? It's been a really rough day for this man.
If there's really no other way to say, not a lot of good scoring opportunities and when they've had them, like right now, it's just been an uphill battle for them to make anything positive happen.
Standing in now Justin Turner.
Here's a pitch inside and that got him, Man, that's going to drive.
The manager insane, loses control of his release point, and now the go ahead ruin moves 90 feet close in scoring.
He's gonna have to make some good pitches now to get out of this.
Go to the bullpen now, and it will be the left hander here to face the upcoming left handed batter next month will be the 1st 1 to greet him and abandon a big spot here, bases loaded and two out in the inning, trying to hold the lead here.
The delivery This is hit the other way out toward left field after his O'Neal one run scores peoples into second safely as two runs come across to score and they grabbed the lead.
You know, it's awfully difficult to score wins late in the game after being down by 10 that they sit drives into.
That's a huge basin.
Swimming. Maybe right there.
Now you gotta grab your leather and go out.
Flash some tea for the boys right now.
We'll take a look at a strike on the outside corner, its own one.
Looking at his lifetime numbers spell.
Inger is working with a slugging percentage over 5 50 so there's no denying he's one of the premier power backs in the league, and it appears they're going to give him the intentional walk here.
So now they have a force at any base with two guns and this is the right move here with first base open.
Take the bat out of this guy's hands every single time.
So coming to the plate.
Jack Peterson, eighth batter of the inning now with bases loaded into away, ready to deliver.
Here's the first pitch way behind that pitch, its own one.
I kind of like the aggressive attitude right there.
I know he's in a jam.
What does he do? He goes to his best stuff, and that's the past strike two might have been taking away right there.
That pitch couldn't split the strike zone any better, and you can bet he wants that went back to the plate.
Two out, bases loaded.
I tried to get him to go after one below the knees, but it's one and two swung on and he went fishing in the dirt and the throw to first ends the inning so they do strike for two, But it could have been much worse is they strand the bases loaded? Not too many more shocks left home half of the eighth coming up.
A's on top 2 to 1.
Joe Kelly is on to pitch out of the bullpen in the bottom half of the eighth number go riding in Justin Turner, making over two in the afternoon so far from the stretch.
Tryingto bun his way on base here.
But this would roll foul.
John Wayne Good change up on its own.
Now action in the bullpen.
Is there closer starts to get loose out there looking for the strike out? Here's the way, Mrs with the fastball fastball just inside.
It's right there. Fastball it onto a plate.
One of things you want to do is a pitcher trying to stand those letters up here.
Now the 22 hopped up Shawn.
It's way starts with knuckle curve, and he swings through it for Strike one.
Well, they've really had an answer for keeping him in check in this Siri's.
He's all for very little resistance with the bat in his hand so far.
Tell Don t with plate and count moves to one and two Now Kelly, California born ballplayer.
He was selected in the third round back in the 2009 and will be drafted.
Yeah, he has turned himself into a really nice ball player.
I wouldn't put him on the superstar level, but you know what they didn't miss.
With this, you're going round and carve out a career the way this guy has.
Nice, kind of interesting pitch call there Batter flailed at the pitcher way on the previous one.
So you think you go right back there.
But instead they decided to come in.
Make him prove he can adjust before you do fastball that ran in and grilled him.
Wow, You never want the tying run on base, especially that way.
Look like losses.
Release point ball run inside and Dylan Carter.
Now we'll see if he could work around it here.
As with potential time run aboard, they'll make a move to get a little more speed out there.
So a runner at first now with one away and that will bring in the Illinois State product.
Quick check on that time running first, and he has to dive.
But he's back in easily and another throw over a dye it back set in the pit.
Strike one on the inside corner.
Pitcher's duel continues here to one scores will play the eight, having looking awfully confused up there.
Right now, it's one and two usually see chases outside the zone on off speed stuff like sliders, breaking balls and changeups.
But to chase a fast ball that far outside the zone tells me this has not seen it high and deep to right center going back. His Bellenger.
But he can't get to this one.
It's off the wall.
Thomas Brown's third and is striding for home, and he's safe at the plate.
It's a two game, you know, dear Oh, today's game.
It's not scoring in the ladies so that our basic things up that comes at a really good time.
Yeah, I say it's not easy.
They got 11 guys in a seven hour sinking.
That is unbelievable.
He's able to get that stepping up with plate Tommy.
It's his job to get something into the outfield and give the go ahead.
Run a chance to score from second.
Here's the first offering.
One or no delivery filed away.
Found on lighter in there through a plate to go ahead run from second.
They move out in front here, three to tag and he's out going for third, but they'll take the late lead in this one is a run does come in to score.
Scott Alexander enters here looking to get the final out before the ninth inning at the plate.
Tyler O'Neill is the change up.
Two drops in there for the first strike way could really use a not hero for three in the game.
Ready with the old one, two out.
Nobody on all one has he lays off below the zoom line drive to center field, and that will make him one for four in this one.
So great job on a one and two pitch to keep the inning alive into the box.
We'll take a look at a pitch too low.
He's working on a one for three thus far in there, and it's even a one.
Here's 11 Drives it the other way to deep right back.
Those bets at the track and this one scoots all the way to the wall.
Add on to their total.
Is the run scores all the way from Dan? That's a huge insurance run right there.
Has to feel good as a hitter right there.
Not only get a repeat knocked, but to give your team a little bit of breathing.
It doesn't make sure picture go out there with a little bit more free and easy frame of mind.
Instead of going in a one run game work.
Every pitch is so important, you're one gets away from a solo kind of game up.
That's not the case now.
And now that winter's first pitch sinker mrs, too, and it's ball one.
He's got a head in three at bats to this point, pretty well out toward right center field.
Salinger's on his horse.
He gets there to make the catch, and that ends the inning.
So three runs on four hits, no errors in a man left on ninth inning.
Louis is out in front, 4 to 2.
Now we're gonna have a conference at the home plate area.
So it would appear that we'll see a double switch here.
Giovanni Diego comes on from the pen, hoping to finish this one off here in the top of the ninth.
Now pitching batting in number 65.
Matt Carpenter is gonna come on as a defensive replacement Now, as he takes over at first base, all set for the start of the inning striding into the box.
He's hitless in three at bats to this point, looking for base runners here.
Is there down to playing on the road? Not an easy thing to do, trying to score runs or punch.
It's together off of a close one account.
No, there's not too many umpires in the game that are gonna ring that for a strike right there that was borderline up, even though it was in the zone, slapped hard the opposite way and a base hit.
So the leadoff man is aboard.
While you're usually in this situation looking for a loop in a glass that he didn't want a loop it and he had a missile.
Bring the tying run to the plate.
Let's see it taking capitalized.
Now Will Smith take a look? A slider here, that Mrs Ball 1/2 from him so far in this one change up here.
But that's taken a low in the dirt for a bowl.
You wanna talk about being in his own? This guy's been breaking lately.
It all starts with this pit selection to great takes, and he's almost daring the picture.
Just go ahead and challenge hitter's count.
Here's the two of you and found this one off ready with two balls in his strength, and it's found a way open to send him packing pitch on its way.
The fastball is liked by him.
Is he swings and misses for the first out of the inning? That's just a great pitch, both on the call from the catcher and the execution.
If he hits it, there's a good chance that turns into a double play ball.
But it's also a spot that's going to get a lot of whips, too.
So now the plate.
Gavin Lux as he takes a fastball off the plate for a ball one or no, he steps in off a base hit in his last at bat.
One runners on first with one down, good fastball down around the knees.
They're taken for a strike.
Now the 21 I was in there for strike number two.
Now it's swinging a fly ball, but this will land untouched now.
Another two to struck him out.
That's back to back strikeouts now is they've been unable to advance that leadoff single into scoring position.
Clearly, no problems working out.
Stretch right now.
He's taking control of this inning after giving up that hit.
Not we'll see if he can finish it off strong.
Well meant Baby will be called upon here to hit with the game on the line who started him with change, and it's nothing in one tying run at the plate, the one filed away halfway to the plate, this hitters wondering why he even pulled the trigger on that.
His hands feel like he's being stung by Wasps right now.
Dodgers, down to their final strike, strikes him out to end it here as they were able to get the possible time run to the plate, but could not cashing home crowd is loving it because they jumped out in the bottom of the eighth.
Four to final score today.
Cards across the plate three times in the helping propelled into the wind.
Andrew Miller claims to win out of the pen.
His first Giovanni Diego's tires decide the hammer down.
The safe is third of the campaign, so that just about does it for Mark Derosa.
Dan believe Zach hiding, walking and our entire crew I'm Matt Vasgersian.
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