2018 Reg Seas Game #11 – vs. Brewers – Tue 4/10

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    Brian WaltonBrian Walton
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    RHP Carlos Martínez (1-1, 2.84) vs. LHP Brent Suter (1-1, 6.30), 7:15 p.m., FS Midwest/KMOX

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    What a great game to get Martinez in. I do hope Bader gets to play at least.

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    Jose Martinez I mean.

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    Given Jose Martinez was banged up last night, even if he doesn’t go on the DL, he might be given a day off. Or maybe he feels much better today. We will see.

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    Why is this a great game to get J. Martinez in? He has played most games.

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    Now that you mention it, Martinez has played every inning of every game this season – until the ninth last night.

    He is also two for his last 18 (.111) over the last five games. That and the injury actually might make it a good time to sit one out.

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    Gotta do something about the anemic offense.

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    Gotta do something about the anemic offense.

    Some of that is the early season cold weather. We came to life in Milwaukee, which is a more offense-oriented park with a roof.

    I am not worried about the bats, other than maybe Carpenter. He is showing a downward trend in his career, to where his primary value has become drawing a walk. You need more than a “walk guy” in the 3 spot.

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    He has twice as many strikeouts as hits. That’s alarming.

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    I agree. As much as I like Carpenter and appreciate what he has done in the past, I fear this may be the beginning of the end. Please, oh please prove me wrong Matt!

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    If spring training is any indication, the offense did not perform particularly well then, either, ranking in the bottom third in MLB, while the pitching was fifth-best in ERA in MLB.

    In the regular season, the Cards hitters are currently #18 in BA and #19 in OPS while the staff ERA is #16. Middle of the road stats reflect middle of the road results.

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    With Fowler and Carpenter performing horridly at the plate naturally MM takes Pham out of the lineup.

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    I meant that it would’ve been a good game for Martinez to play due to the LH pitcher on the mound, and it’s unfortunate that this is the game when he is injured. He’s batted against a LH pitcher just five times this year.

    Bader, similarly, should be in the lineup against LHers whenever possible.

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    With Fowler and Carpenter performing horridly at the plate naturally MM takes Pham out of the lineup.

    Fowler looked pretty good yesterday. Who plays 1B if you take Carpenter out?

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    All of our 1B options other than Carpenter are hurt. Gyorko, Voit, and Martinez. I suppose they could move Molina there for a game, but that’s unlikely.

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    I think that we’re already seeing the weaknesses of the team after only like 12 games…we need better players, maybe by the All Star break we’ll make some trades…

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    Cubs’ Chatwood got rang up today by the Pirates.

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    “maybe by the All Star break we’ll make some trades”

    Yes. Hopefully to blow up this team and start over with some of the youth. Hopefully they can get a couple good prospects (3B and 1B??) to go with the pitching and OF and build something. I’m tired of a team full of supplement players hoping they can make it work.

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    Why is Munoz with the big team? He looks lost at the plate to me.

    r/Rat

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    1-0 Brewers after one. Thames solo shot.

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    I haven’t expressed how much I hate this line-up so Im gonna do it now. Carp should be moved to the 1 spot. The experiment moving him to the 3 spot has failed again and there is no sense in keeping up the charade. Having Ozuna (most powerful hitter on the team) in the 4 spot is wrong. TLR always had Pujols in the 3 spot to give him more RBI chances and thats what should be done with Ozuna but good luck getting that through Matheny’s head. DeJong hitting 2nd is hilarious.

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    At this point I am all for letting Carp hit first. At least the walks will be more useful.

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    we need a hit

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    In the worst way!!!

    And at least Wong breaks the no-no up.

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