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  • GDT--10/6/05: Padres @ Cardinals (NLDS GAME 2) 3:0

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    Gordo's Post Game Notes: http://www.stltoday.com/blogs/category/spo...cards-game-day/

    CARDS GAME DAY

    Columnist Jeff Gordon follows the Cardinals’ games throughout the playoffs, with inning-by-inning updates here.

    Cards-Padres Game 1 Postgame
    By Jeff Gordon

    BULLPEN FRIGHT FEST Cardinals manager Tony La Russa didn't mind Brad Thompson, Randy Flores and Cal Eldred giving up a run here and there after the team had an 8-0 lead. "You score eight like that, you can't walk guys," he said. "I think every time we walked somebody, I was yelling from the dugout. We got outs we needed. You have [more]

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    Padres-Cards Game 1 Ninth Inning
    By Jeff Gordon
    10/04/2005 2:42 pm
    Rather than summon closer Jason Isringhausen to get a tune-up inning, manager Tony La Russa sent Cal Eldred out for the ninth. Bur Kahil Greene led off with a double and Izzy got up again to get loose. Larry Walker made a nice running catch to rob Joe Randa of a double, but Damian Jackson singled into left field to [more]

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    Padres-Cards Game 1 Eighth Inning
    By Jeff Gordon
    10/04/2005 2:38 pm
    Eric Young tagged Randy Flores for a solo homer leading off the eighth, cutting the Cards' lead to 8-2. Flores retired the next two hitters before Brian Giles chased him with a base hit. Veteran Cal Eldred was summoned to face pinch-hitter Ben Johnson. He walked Johnson, but then Ramon Hernandez grounded out. Look at the bright side. The Skipper got [more]

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    Padres-Cards Game 1 Sixth, Seventh Innings
    By Jeff Gordon
    10/04/2005 1:52 pm
    With an 8-0 lead in the top of the sixth,Chris Carpenter finally retired the Padres in order. The parade of Padres mop-up relievers continued with Brian Lawrence, who took over in the bottom of the sixth. Carpenter hit for himself, striking out, as manager Tony La Russa decided to let him roll on for another inning. But 91 pitches were enough for [more]

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    Padres-Cards Game 1 Fifth Inning
    By Jeff Gordon
    10/04/2005 1:24 pm
    Chris Carpenter walked Joe Randa on four pitches with one out in the fifth, underscoring that this was never going to be an easy game for him. Jake Peavy failed to bunt him into scoring position, however, and Reggie Sanders ended the inning with a nice running catch on Dave Roberts' flair into left field. Sanders moved pretty well for [more]



    Sanders leaves painful season behind
    By Derrick Goold
    ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH
    10/04/2005

    Reggie Sanders allowed himself a day, but just one.

    Just one to grimace over how a season going so right had gone so quickly wrong. He was on pace for his personal goal - a 30-homer, 30-steal season. Usually a streak hitter, he was on one extended sizzle.

    Then he busted his leg in July in an outfield collision.

    "It took me a day," Sanders said, "and then I said, 'I've got to get over this, I've got to get back to where I needed to be.' I came here depressed one day and I said, 'You know what, I can't come in here depressed.' I moved on."

    His focus moved, too.

    A career year interrupted, he could save it in the postseason.

    After spending most of the last month sharpening his swing and gearing up his legs for a push through October, Sanders hit the playoffs with a blast Tuesday in Game 1. His 3-0 green-light grand slam in the fifth inning against San Diego proved the difference in the Cardinals' victory and gave him a club record six RBIs in the game.

    He was the third Cardinal to hit a grand slam in the postseason, and the first since Gary Gaetti hit one in the 1996 NL Championship Series.

    In one game, Sanders more than doubled the RBIs he produced in 20 previous Division Series games (from five Tuesday morning to waking up with 11 today). He also added to the one RBI he had all of last postseason with the Cardinals.

    "Everything's about results right now," said Sanders, a career .195 hitter through 57 postseason games. He had 13 RBIs in 56 postseason games before Tuesday. "It's all about getting the ballclub where they need to be, and that to continue to go as long as you can. ... We all know that postseason is a lot of fun and it can make or break you."

    Sanders' drive Tuesday started with a few walks.

    Having missed 54 games because of suffering a broken right leg in the series after the All-Star break, Sanders eased into his return. The luxury of the Cardinals lead in the Central Division allowed Sanders to approach his at-bats through September as if they were at-bats in spring training - eyeing pitches, developing his timing.

    He didn't have a hit until his fifth game and he went his first 20 at-bats with just that one hit.

    Then he walked three times in Milwaukee.

    On that day, Cardinals manager Tony La Russa said Sanders was about to get his groove back. Sanders said he felt more comfortable spying pitches. Hitting coach Hal McRae said the walks were the first flare of an offensive return.

    In each of Sanders' next six starts he had an RBI. He had eight RBIs over the final four games of the season, including a two-homer game against Houston a week ago. That fed directly into his hits in two consecutive bases-loaded at-bats Tuesday - a two-run, cue-shot single in the third and the 408-foot grand slam in the fifth.

    "He walked three times in one game and then started to get some timing, some rhythm," McRae said. "He's been more patient. He's been more focused. He wants to do well this last three weeks of the season because he was going well and then missed a lot of time."

    More than just carpool companions, Sanders and outfielder Larry Walker were empathizing veterans late this summer. They traveled with the team while they mended in order to be "cheerleaders." But both were "frustrated not being out there helping," Walker said. And sometime inbetween songs kicking on Sanders' hulking car's system Sanders caught some of Walker's playoff philosophy.

    A frustrating regular season vanishes in a strong October.

    "Absolutely," Sanders said. "But I'm not there yet."
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  • #2
    Here's a quote from Larry Walker that should make CG happy...
    "Led Zeppelin is the greatest band in the history of music," said Walker, who walked twice and scored a run.

    Old school....

    It was quite a show by the Cardinals' creaky outfield. Walker, 38, and Sanders, 37, showed their ages only by their choice of clothing and music. Sanders wore a sequined Black Sabbath 1978 T-shirt after the game, and Walker sported a Led Zeppelin/Jimmy Page shirt.
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    • #3
      QUOTE(davhaf @ Oct 5 2005, 07:52 AM) Quoted post

      Here's a quote from Larry Walker that should make CG happy...
      "Led Zeppelin is the greatest band in the history of music," said Walker, who walked twice and scored a run.

      Old school....

      It was quite a show by the Cardinals' creaky outfield. Walker, 38, and Sanders, 37, showed their ages only by their choice of clothing and music. Sanders wore a sequined Black Sabbath 1978 T-shirt after the game, and Walker sported a Led Zeppelin/Jimmy Page shirt.
      [/b][/quote]
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      yes, very very happy. LWal is a man of great musical taste.
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      • #4
        man we are getting an early start to this one huh?

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        • #5
          QUOTE(cardinalgirl @ Oct 5 2005, 07:54 AM) Quoted post

          QUOTE(davhaf @ Oct 5 2005, 07:52 AM) Quoted post

          Here's a quote from Larry Walker that should make CG happy...
          "Led Zeppelin is the greatest band in the history of music," said Walker, who walked twice and scored a run.

          Old school....

          It was quite a show by the Cardinals' creaky outfield. Walker, 38, and Sanders, 37, showed their ages only by their choice of clothing and music. Sanders wore a sequined Black Sabbath 1978 T-shirt after the game, and Walker sported a Led Zeppelin/Jimmy Page shirt.
          [/b][/quote]
          [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smile.gif[/img]

          yes, very very happy. LWal is a man of great musical taste.
          [/b][/quote]


          I never pictured Reggie as a "Black Sabbath" kind of guy. Sabbath was pretty much a stoner type of band.
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          • #6
            QUOTE(davhaf @ Oct 5 2005, 07:58 AM) Quoted post

            QUOTE(cardinalgirl @ Oct 5 2005, 07:54 AM) Quoted post

            QUOTE(davhaf @ Oct 5 2005, 07:52 AM) Quoted post

            Here's a quote from Larry Walker that should make CG happy...
            "Led Zeppelin is the greatest band in the history of music," said Walker, who walked twice and scored a run.

            Old school....

            It was quite a show by the Cardinals' creaky outfield. Walker, 38, and Sanders, 37, showed their ages only by their choice of clothing and music. Sanders wore a sequined Black Sabbath 1978 T-shirt after the game, and Walker sported a Led Zeppelin/Jimmy Page shirt.
            [/b][/quote]
            [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smile.gif[/img]

            yes, very very happy. LWal is a man of great musical taste.
            [/b][/quote]


            I never pictured Reggie as a "Black Sabbath" kind of guy. Sabbath was pretty much a stoner type of band.
            [/b][/quote]
            me neither but I certainly approve.
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            • #7
              You cant possibly tell me that you work your magic in the regular season and then start the Game 2 thread 24 hours early?!?!?!

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              • #8
                QUOTE(jhanke @ Oct 5 2005, 08:55 AM) Quoted post

                man we are getting an early start to this one huh?
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                Never too early to get psyched about taking a 2-0 series lead.

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                • #9
                  QUOTE(davhaf @ Oct 5 2005, 07:52 AM) Quoted post

                  Here's a quote from Larry Walker that should make CG happy...
                  "Led Zeppelin is the greatest band in the history of music," said Walker, who walked twice and scored a run.

                  Old school....

                  It was quite a show by the Cardinals' creaky outfield. Walker, 38, and Sanders, 37, showed their ages only by their choice of clothing and music. Sanders wore a sequined Black Sabbath 1978 T-shirt after the game, and Walker sported a Led Zeppelin/Jimmy Page shirt.
                  [/b][/quote]
                  I love love love Larry Walker. [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/wub.gif[/img] I am so happy that our seats for the playoffs are out towards right field. I have never owned a players jersey ever, but I think I may have to break down and buy myself a Walker jersey.

                  Reggie Sanders..... Damn! is all I can think of to say about him. He totally jacked that ball out of the stadium yesterday. And he made a couple of catches too that most outfielders wouldn't have even come close to making. Reggie's got some wheels even when he is recovering from a broken leg.
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                  • #10
                    QUOTE(davhaf @ Oct 5 2005, 07:58 AM) Quoted post

                    QUOTE(cardinalgirl @ Oct 5 2005, 07:54 AM) Quoted post

                    QUOTE(davhaf @ Oct 5 2005, 07:52 AM) Quoted post

                    Here's a quote from Larry Walker that should make CG happy...
                    "Led Zeppelin is the greatest band in the history of music," said Walker, who walked twice and scored a run.

                    Old school....

                    It was quite a show by the Cardinals' creaky outfield. Walker, 38, and Sanders, 37, showed their ages only by their choice of clothing and music. Sanders wore a sequined Black Sabbath 1978 T-shirt after the game, and Walker sported a Led Zeppelin/Jimmy Page shirt.
                    [/b][/quote]
                    [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smile.gif[/img]

                    yes, very very happy. LWal is a man of great musical taste.
                    [/b][/quote]


                    I never pictured Reggie as a "Black Sabbath" kind of guy. Sabbath was pretty much a stoner type of band.
                    [/b][/quote]



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                    • #11
                      QUOTE(Tazlaz @ Oct 5 2005, 08:51 AM) Quoted post

                      You cant possibly tell me that you work your magic in the regular season and then start the Game 2 thread 24 hours early?!?!?!

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                      • #12
                        QUOTE(jhanke @ Oct 5 2005, 07:55 AM) Quoted post

                        man we are getting an early start to this one huh?
                        [/b][/quote]
                        What a racist remark............

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                        • #13
                          I would also like to add that Led Zeppelin kicks some serious ace.
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                          • #14
                            Seems like the Padres fans are already giving up. Here's a comment from one of them in response to me saying that the game Thursday would likely be more interesting for them.

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                            I'm generally a very optimistic Padre fan, but we really don't hit lefties well. . . We need a great game from Astacio because we probably won't score much.[/b][/quote]
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                            • #15
                              From the Padre's fans:

                              No Reason to Panic

                              Yeah, right. The Padres had better be quaking in their boots!
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