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  • GDT Reds (73-87) @ Cardinals (98-62) 3:15pm CT

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    Scouting Report:
    Ortiz has been fighting throughout the second half to rebound from an injury-plagued first half. He's also trying to convince the Reds to pick up his $4.55 million option for 2006 in the process. His last two outings haven't given the club much reason to consider doing so. Ortiz has given up 10 runs in 10 innings over his last two starts.

    The Cardinals are playing it close to the vest regarding their postseason rotation, but it's only natural to read something into the choice to go with Marquis. It was Jeff Suppan's turn in the rotation, but Suppan has been bumped to go with Marquis, who has pitched quite well for the last month or so.[/b][/quote]

    Real preview whenever it's available.

  • #2
    A weekend of celebration hits its midpoint Saturday, when the Cardinals and Reds get together for a mid-afternoon tilt. It's the second-to-last regular-season game that will be held at the current Busch Stadium.
    With two games left in the regular season, the Cardinals still have an outside shot at reaching 100 wins for the second straight season. The last time St. Louis achieved that was 1942-44, when it did it three times in a row.

    Jason Marquis takes the mound for the Cards, looking to even his record for the year at 14-14. Marquis has come on strong after a mid-summer slump and has pitched his way into strong contention for a spot in St. Louis' playoff rotation. The Redbirds didn't settle on Marquis as Saturday's starter until Friday, notifying him and Jeff Suppan that Marquis would be the choice.

    Cincinnati will send struggling righty Ramon Ortiz to the mound. Ortiz is 1-3 in his past seven starts and has allowed five runs in each of his past two outings.

    The game will be preceded by the announcement and introduction of the all-Busch Stadium team. That ceremony will begin at 2:30 p.m. CT. Gates open at 1:15.

    Pitching matchup
    CIN: RHP Ramon Ortiz
    • 9-11, 5.23 ERA in 2005
    • 1-2, 7.71 ERA vs. STL in 2005

    STL: RHP Jason Marquis
    • 13-14, 4.03 ERA in 2005
    • 3-1, 3.42 ERA vs. CIN in 2005

    Player to watch
    Larry Walker has four hits in 11 at-bats (.364) against Ortiz, and each of those has gone for extra bases. He's taken Ortiz yard twice and added a pair of doubles.

    Quotable
    "Jason's pitched better against Cincinnati, and we want to try to win the series. That's our No. 1 priority right now. The No. 1 priority is playing in the postseason, but winning the series is the best thing to get us into the postseason." -- manager Tony La Russa, on the decision between Marquis and Suppan

    On the Internet
    MLB.TV
    Gameday Audio
    • Gameday
    • Official game notes

    On television
    • CIN: FSN Ohio
    • STL: KPLR

    On radio
    • CIN: WLW 700
    • STL: KMOX 1120

    Quick hits
    Albert Pujols has 19 walks and seven strikeouts in September. ... Marquis leads National League pitchers in hits (27), doubles (eight), total bases (40) and extra-base hits (10). His .318 average and .471 slugging percentage lead all pitchers with at least 30 at-bats. ... The Cardinals lead the National League in ERA and complete games and have allowed the league's fewest walks. However, no NL team has allowed more unearned runs than St. Louis' 74. ... David Eckstein's batting average (.299), on-base percentage (.366) and slugging percentage (.399) would all be career highs if he maintains them over the season's final two days.

    On deck
    • Sunday: vs. Cincinnati, 1:15 p.m. CT

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    • #3
      Kick em in the dick Glovey!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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      --Suck it cubbies.
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      • #4
        QUOTE("F @ Oct 1 2005, 08:50 AM) Quoted post

        Let go of the dick Glovey!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
        [/b][/quote]


        FiXeD
        I agree with Davhaf.....Kaiser March 9,2004

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        Mick Jagger is in better shape than far too many NBA players. It's up in the air whether the same can be said of Keith Richards.

        Bill Walton

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        • #5
          Cincinnati 2, Cardinals 0

          Home Runs:
          none

          * The Cardinals woes continue as the playoffs approach..........
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          • #6
            "Jason's pitched better against Cincinnati, and we want to try to win the series. That's our No. 1 priority right now. The No. 1 priority is playing in the postseason, but winning the series is the best thing to get us into the postseason." -- manager Tony La Russa, on the decision between Marquis and Suppan


            I call bullshit.
            In Construction

            (the move messed it up)

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            • #7
              What time does the channel 11 broadcast start?
              The noise was good, but I thought they phoned in a lot of the funk.

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              • #8
                QUOTE(gibsongirl @ Oct 1 2005, 02:24 PM) Quoted post

                What time does the channel 11 broadcast start?
                [/b][/quote]
                2:30 for the introduction of the All-Time Busch Stadium team.

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                • #9
                  QUOTE(gibsongirl @ Oct 1 2005, 01:24 PM) Quoted post

                  What time does the channel 11 broadcast start?
                  [/b][/quote]
                  I believe it begins at 2:30 (pregame stuff anyway).
                  --Official Lounge Sponsor of Coach Mike Anderson, Colby Rasmus, and Pearl Jam.
                  --Suck it cubbies.
                  --Thanks to RBB for my kick ace avatar!!** --RETIRE #51!!!

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                  • #10
                    Sigh. I thought I could be sneaky and watch it on mlb.tv, but Fox sucks.
                    The noise was good, but I thought they phoned in a lot of the funk.

                    Co-Sponsor of Yadi Molina, possessor of the best waxed eyebrows in the league.

                    Sponsor of steveInebriated and fetcher of cold beer.

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                    • #11
                      How are you guys not covering this fan voting thing??

                      And how does Pujols get it with ONE year at first?
                      Be passionate about what you believe in, or why bother.

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                      • #12
                        Nice quick top of the first.
                        The noise was good, but I thought they phoned in a lot of the funk.

                        Co-Sponsor of Yadi Molina, possessor of the best waxed eyebrows in the league.

                        Sponsor of steveInebriated and fetcher of cold beer.

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                        • #13
                          PUJOLS! TWO-RUN JACK!

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                          • #14
                            Can we proclaim Albert's slump over yet?
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                            • #15
                              Nice!
                              RIP Chris Jones 1971-2009
                              You'll never be forgotten.

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