2017 MLB Game #123: Cards at Pirates Sat Aug 19

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  • #30700

    Brian Walton
    Keymaster

    Michael Wacha (9-5, 3.85) vs. RHP Chad Kuhl (5-8, 4.64) 3:05 p.m. FOX Sports Midwest

    #31075

    wagee12
    Participant

    Man, I hope Wacha is on today. We need him to be a horse for the next few weeks. That Meyers guy has worn out his welcome in St. Louis, time to move him on like several others have been dispatched over the past few years.

    #31076

    Brian Walton
    Keymaster

    Carpenter 1B
    Pham CF
    DeJong SS
    Gyorko 3B
    J. Martinez RF
    Wong 2B
    Grichuk LF
    Kelly C
    Wacha P

    #31082

    PadsFS
    Participant

    DeJong it tied for the second best WAR out of players from the 2015 draft class behind Alex Bregman and tied with Andrew Benintendi at 2.1. Benintendi is hitting .278 with 17 HRs for Boston while Bregman is hitting .272 with 14 HRs for Houston.

    Both of them have below average defense (Benintendi in LF and Bregman at 3B) relative to their positions while DeJong is above-average and then gains the positional adjustment bonus for a SS.

    Really, the only thing they are beating him on is that the other two have 450+ PAs to DeJong’s 270.

    #31083

    PadsFS
    Participant

    I’m not a fan of Fowler sitting out. He’s been on fire lately. A batting line of .441/.587/.824/1.411 in his last 10 games.

    #31086

    Brian Walton
    Keymaster

    Some rumblings that Fowler may be banged up again.

    #31090

    gscottar
    Participant

    I read elsewhere that Sierra might be on the way to Pittsburgh.

    #31091

    bccran
    Participant

    Grichuk has a gun for an arm and was a gold glove right fielder in the minors. Why play him in left and Martinez in right?

    #31094

    forsch31
    Participant

    Ask Matheny. His defensive lineups don’t make sense to me.

    #31095

    LoganAlpha30X7
    Participant

    I’m a little behind is the game delayed by weather…

    #31096

    forsch31
    Participant

    According to Gameday, currently in rain delay.

    #31097

    LoganAlpha30X7
    Participant

    Okay then, thanks, I was checking in on msn’s thing and it just said that it was delayed after start…

    #31098

    EuroWolf
    Participant

    It seemed like Wacha was asking the Pirate batters what pitch location they preferred before each pitch in the 2nd. They clobbered him. Score is 5-1. Looks like we’ll need to score in double figures again to have a decent shot in this game.

    #31099

    bccran
    Participant

    We’re stumbling along with 2 effective starters right now. Gotta hope that Weaver gives us 3.

    #31101

    Ratsbuddy
    Participant

    Lucas was hit hard in his MLB debut.

    Do we have any – ANY – relievers that are even remotely reliable???

    r/Rat

    #31104

    LoganAlpha30X7
    Participant

    Bottom of the 8th after a HR by DeJong and score is now 6-3 Pirates…

    #31106

    LoganAlpha30X7
    Participant

    Top of the 9th, 6-4 Pirates, one out after Martinez hits a solo HR…

    #31107

    LoganAlpha30X7
    Participant

    And that’s a wrap we lose 6 to 4…

    #31109

    Brian Walton
    Keymaster

    Wacha has given up 12 runs over his last three starts.

    Bad trend. 6-5-4 innings. Runs allowed 3-4-5.

    (Though in fairness to him, the decision to send him back out after the two-hour rain delay can be questioned.)

    #31110

    Onyxgem
    Participant

    Yeah thought it wasbad idea to send him back out there after the long long delay

    #31114

    SoonerinNC
    Participant

    Didn’t seem to bother Kuhl

    #31122

    bccran
    Participant

    They should look at Wacha for the back end of the bullpen in
    the future.

    #31129
    bicyclemike
    bicyclemike
    Moderator

    We need Wacha in the rotation for the remainder of 2017. But he might be an answer to help shore up the bullpen next year. Hopefully Reyes and perhaps Weaver can be starters next year, we can bring Lynn back, and we have Wacha as a late inning guy. He might even make a great closer.

    #31134

    14NyquisT
    Participant

    What are the chances of AlReyes working out of the BP in ’18?

    #31136

    Brian Walton
    Keymaster

    Sooner, my guess is that Kuhl does not have Wacha’s checkered health history. Plus, the latter has not been pitching particularly well lately. An opportunity to give him a bit of a breather with six weeks to go would not have been a bad idea considering the long rain delay, IMO.

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