The Cardinals are absolutely ROLLING right now. They are hitting on all cylinders. After a walk-off victory last night, John Gant takes the mound for the Birds against Gio Gonzalex and the Washington Nationals. If they can pull out a victory tonight, it will be there seventh in a row. Let’s keep things rolling.

Lineups

Game Notes

  • John Gant has retired the first six batters he has faced in order through two innings.
  • In his encore performance from last night’s walk-off home run, DeJong leads off the bottom of the second with a double into right center. DeJong scores on a sac fly from his bro buddy Harrison Bader.
  • Just when you thought the second inning was over JOHN GANT GOES YARD! When things are going right, they go really right. Gant’s first career hit is a two run bomb. 3-0 Cardinals.
  • Gant has held the Nationals to one hit through four innings of work.
  • Kolten Wong clears the bases with a double in the fourth and two runs score. 5-0 Cardinals through four innings.
  • Juan Soto starts things off in the fifth with a double and the Nationals look to be threatening. With two outs, Matt Wieters drives in Soto and the Bats are on the board in the fifth.
  • John Gant finishes up an outstanding night. He goes six and a third innings, gives up one run on four hits, walks zero and strikes out six. Oh, and he hit a home run. What a night from the starter.
  • KOLTEN WONG hits a towering shot in the sixth to extend the Cardinals lead to five runs. Thats Wongs third RBI of the game.
  • Future Cardinal Bryce Harper hits his 30th home run of the year and cuts the Cardinals lead to three. It was maybe the shortest home run I’ve ever seen at Busch.
  • The Nationals aren’t done in the eighth. They string a few two out hits together and tack on another run from a Daniel Murphy single.
  • Kolten Wong collects his third hit of the game in the eighth and has reached base four times tonight.
  • Jordan Hicks comes in and closes the door on this game.
  • Cardinals win 6-4. They move to 65-55 on the season.

 

Jeremy Helickson versus Austin Gomber tomorrow night from Busch. Cardinals will go for their 8th (!) straight victory. With a win tomorrow night and a Phillies lose, the Cardinals will be tied for the second Wild Card spot.

2 thoughts on “Wong, Gant (yes Gant) power Cardinals to seventh straight victory- an 8/14 recap

  1. I fell asleep at 7:45 EST last night (getting old sucks, I do NOT recommend), but I watched the condensed milk game this morning and HOLY SHIT John Gant’s homer was waaaayyyy better than that chump Harper’s.

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  2. The most horrifying moment of the night was when the announcers stated “Greg Holland is warming up in the Cardinals bullpen.” Never again.

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