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Cardinals lose and nothing about it was fun - A Recap from July 6, 2016

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I mean, Aledmys homered and some stuff happened, but that was pretty much it.

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I felt very still and very empty, the way the eye of a tornado must feel, moving dully along in the middle of the surrounding hullabaloo.

Esther Greenwood said the above quote as the narrative character in Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar. According to the inside panel of the book, Plath was born in 1932 in Massachusetts and became an acclaimed poet - one sometimes quoted on this very site by this very writer. Her work The Collected Poems won the Pulitzer Prize. Her ability to turn ordinary words into provocative, moving pieces of literary art appeared to be a divine gift. But it came at a cost. Plath suffered from depression. After several attempts, Plath committed suicide via carbon monoxide poisoning from her oven. She was thirty years old.

The Bell Jar is referred to as autobiographical because of the struggle the protagonist, Greenwood, faces with her own depression. Greenwood, like Plath, suffers from depression and the first person narrative fixes the reader there, as well. It is quite a marvelous read and provides great insight into depression and its effect on those afflicted.

This game took my mind straight to The Bell Jar.

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In the middle of the game, I did some online shopping:

Apparently I will have to sell a kidney to afford a trash can these days, so I did not purchase one.

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Matt Carpenter left the game in the bottom of the third with a right oblique strain and everything is awful and terrible and why oh why can we not have nice things?

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I felt very still and very empty, the way the eye of a tornado must feel, moving dully along in the middle of the surrounding hullabaloo.

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I feel like this is all we really need to know about this game, but I suppose you might like some facts and information regarding baseball activities so I will provide just that.

Jaime Garcia gave up a first inning home run to David Freese, but pitched quite well from then on, until, well, he didn't. He gave up another dinger in the fifth, then led off the sixth with two straight walks. Those walks would come around to score off Matt Bowman.

Jonathan Broxton entered the game in the seventh and it could have gone better. After a lineout, another walked issued by the Birdos came back to bite them in the booty. A walk, single, and double combination, the latter coming from Jung Ho Kang, gave the Pirates another run and then a fielding error by Diaz gave them their last run for good measure. This is how the Pirates scored seven runs.

The Cardinals also scored runs, but instead of seven they scored five, so we do not even get cheap drinks outta this. Aledmys Diaz pummeled a baseball into the left centerfield bleachers for his twelfth home run of the season in the third, then the Cardinals dinked and dunked and bunted and slide headfirst into first their way to four runs in the fourth inning. This gave them a five to one lead at the time that seemed like it would hold, but lo, it was for naught. The Cardinals scored no more runs and it never really felt like they would at any time, even when they were technically threatening to do so.

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I felt very still and very empty, the way the eye of a tornado must feel, moving dully along in the middle of the surrounding hullabaloo.

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LIL SCOOTER'S PEST OF THE GAME/HONORARY KENDRYS MORALES AWARD
I am giving this to David Freese because I like him the most.

A WIN EXPECTANCY GRAPH

Source: FanGraphs

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I felt very still and very empty, the way the eye of a tornado must feel, moving dully along in the middle of the surrounding hullabaloo.

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Thursday's game is at 12:45 pm. Adam Wainwright is taking on Tyler Glasnow, who is making his MLB debut. He was born in 1993.