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  • GDT (W): Cards (Pineiro) @ Cincy (Harang) 6:10 pm, 8/16

    Nobody wants Joel, huh?

    7:10 PM ET, August 16, 2008
    Great American Ball Park, Cincinnati, Ohio

    STL: Pineiro (5-5), CIN: Harang (3-12)

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    Gameday Matchup
    W-L NIGHT GRASS STK L10
    STL - 3rd NL Central 69-56 47-38 69-56 W3 6-4
    CIN - 6th NL Central 54-69 36-47 53-67 L1 2-8

    Pitching Matchup
    ST. LOUIS CINCINNATI
    Joel Pineiro
    5-5, 4.82

    Last appearance:
    8/11 at FLA
    7.0 IP, 1 ER
    Dec = Win
    Aaron Harang
    3-12, 5.17

    Last appearance:
    8/10 vs HOU
    4.0 IP, 8 ER
    Dec = Loss

    Injury Report
    ST. LOUIS
    · Chris Carpenter sp - Aug 15: 15-Day DL
    · Adam Wainwright sp - Aug 15: 15-Day DL
    · Rick Ankiel cf - Aug 12: Day-To-Day
    CINCINNATI
    · Jerry Hairston Jr. ss - Aug 15: Day-To-Day
    · Fantasy Injury News
    · View MLB injury report

    Gameday Line
    FAVORITE OPEN CUR UNDERDOG O/U
    @CINCINNATI -115.0 104 ST. LOUIS 9
    ATSSt. LouisCincinnati
    Record:68-56-0 (.548)54-68-0 (.443)
    As Favorite:33-30-0 (.524)28-29-0 (.491)
    As Underdog:35-26-0 (.574)26-39-0 (.400)
    At Home:33-28-0 (.541)31-32-0 (.492)
    On Road:35-28-0 (.556)23-36-0 (.390)
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    Regular Season Series
    St. Louis leads 5-2 (as of Sat 8/16)
    Mon 4/28 CIN 4, @STL 3 Recap
    Tue 4/29 @STL 7, CIN 2 Recap
    Wed 4/30 @STL 5, CIN 2 Recap
    Tue 6/10 STL 7, @CIN 2 Recap
    Wed 6/11 STL 10, @CIN 0 Recap
    Thu 6/12 @CIN 6, STL 2 Recap
    Fri 8/15 STL 5, @CIN 3 Recap
    Aug 16, 2008 STL (Pineiro) @ CIN (Harang) 7:10 PM ET
    Aug 17, 2008 STL (Lohse) @ CIN (Volquez) 1:15 PM ET
    Sep 16, 2008 STL @ CIN 7:10 PM ET
    Sep 17, 2008 STL @ CIN 7:10 PM ET
    Sep 18, 2008 STL @ CIN 7:10 PM ET
    Sep 26, 2008 CIN @ STL 8:15 PM ET
    Sep 27, 2008 CIN @ STL 7:15 PM ET
    Sep 28, 2008 CIN @ STL 2:15 PM ET
    · Complete Schedule: Reds | Cardinals


    STATS LLC
    After leading his team to its third straight win with his first home run in nearly a month, Rick Ankiel hopes to keep contributing in his return from an abdominal strain as the St. Louis Cardinals continue a three-game series against the Cincinnati Reds on Saturday night at Great American Ball Park.
    Ankiel didn't start in any of the Cardinals' 14 games from July 27-Aug. 11 because of the injury. He's returned to start four of the last five games, and hit a two-run homer in the first inning of St. Louis' 5-3 win over Cincinnati on Friday night. It was his first homer since he hit one in each of the Cardinals' first two games after the All-Star break."I'm getting there," Ankiel said. "I'm close. It's just that the abdominals are tough. You've got to be careful with them."The converted pitcher is batting .341 with 17 homers and 49 RBIs in wins, and .207 with six homers and 14 RBIs in losses. Ankiel has also excelled against the Reds, going 11-for-29 (.379) with four homers and 11 RBIs in seven games this season.The Cardinals (69-56) are still getting outstanding pitching despite coping with the loss of starter Chris Carpenter, who was placed on the disabled list with a strained pitching shoulder. The 2005 NL Cy Young Award winner joined former 20-game winner Mark Mulder (shoulder) and Adam Wainwright (finger) on the DL.St. Louis, however, has won four of five with a 2.32 ERA from its rotation in that span to remain close to Milwaukee in the race for the NL wild card.Joel Pineiro (5-5, 4.82 ERA) will get the ball for the Cardinals hoping to win his third straight start. Following a 9-6 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Aug. 6, the right-hander held Florida to two runs -- one earned -- in seven innings of a 4-2 win Monday.Pineiro is 2-0 with a 1.47 ERA in three career starts against the Reds, including 1-0 with a 1.50 ERA in two outings against them this season.The last-place Reds (54-69), losers of 16 of 20, have had their own injury problems at the front of the rotation, but they hope to have those solved when ace Aaron Harang (3-12, 5.17) takes the mound Saturday.The right-hander missed more than a month with a strained right forearm, and didn't fare well in his return Sunday. In his first start since July 8, Harang gave up a career-high eight earned runs and nine hits in four innings of a 13-4 loss to Houston."Physically, I felt good," said Harang, a 16-game winner in each of the last two seasons who's one loss shy of his career high set in 2005. "Everything I threw was right over the middle of the plate. ... That's definitely not the way I wanted to come back."Harang is 5-7 with a 4.47 ERA in 15 career starts against the Cardinals, and St. Louis first baseman Albert Pujols is 13-for-37 (.351) with a home run and four doubles lifetime against him.
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  • #2
    It's probably true every year, but I can't remember a time when the schedule seems to matter so much. There is such a wide disparity between the decent teams and the terrible teams that this season is like riding a roller coaster. We whip up on the Reds, the Brewers struggle witht he Dodgers. Next week the roles will probably be reversed.

    We've just got to play them and the Cubs tougher head-to-head. It's starting to look like that four game sweep to the Brewers at home may be the difference maker.
    "There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle."
    --Albert Einstein

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    • #3
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      • #4
        Go Cards!!
        Sometimes elections have positive consequences!

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        • #5
          I'll be watching the game/getting drunk with Jack Adams and Charlie Sheen at the Sportszone Bar in Ameristar. Ya'll are more than welcome to come join us.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by STL JA View Post
            I'll be watching the game/getting drunk with Jack Adams and Charlie Sheen at the Sportszone Bar in Ameristar. Ya'll are more than welcome to come join us.
            Thank you very much for the invite. i cannot join you as i have a house full of people but I do have bail money if it is needed.

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            • #7
              Lazydaze is a brave man, taking a Pineiro start in Cincinnati. Cards scoreless in the first.
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              "This is a heavyweight bout indeed."--John Rooney, Oct. 27, 2011

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              • #8
                Originally posted by kah View Post
                Lazydaze is a brave man, taking a Pineiro start in Cincinnati. Cards scoreless in the first.
                Bases loaded no one out, top of two.
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                • #9
                  Aaron Harang reminds me of Izzy in the ninth inning with a two-run lead.

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                  • #10
                    What the hell happened to Aaron Harang, anyway? Overused?
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                    "This is a heavyweight bout indeed."--John Rooney, Oct. 27, 2011

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                    • #11
                      Good boy, Skippy.
                      This game's gotta be played with fear and arrogance - Crash Davis

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                      • #12
                        WOOOHOOO, Skippy!!!!

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by kah View Post
                          What the hell happened to Aaron Harang, anyway? Overused?

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                          • #14
                            SKIP TO MY LOU SCHU!!
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by kah View Post
                              What the hell happened to Aaron Harang, anyway? Overused?
                              Yeah, and he's always had barely above average stuff. His control isn't the same anymore and that's probably from a bunch of innings piling up on his arm, but that happened before Dusty.
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