May 30, 2018 at 3:39 pm #54493
Pena striking out like the others…then OZuna getting on, Car p getting destroyed but getting Ozuna over…then an infield hit by gYorko to get Ozuna over to3b and him to 1b
Hader saved the game for them by making that an infield single…that would have scored Ozuna up the middle..luck on their side
now Knebel in…who has struggled a bit lately
let’s go JMArt!
all we need is a single…extend this game…they have used all their good relievers at this point…May 30, 2018 at 3:43 pm #54495
Martinez no match for Knebel. Bullpen and the Cards lose a tough one.May 30, 2018 at 3:44 pm #54496
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The strategy of forcing Knebel to throw strikes failed as he pulled him to sleep and then blew a fastball by him.
Cards fail, 3-2.May 30, 2018 at 3:44 pm #54497
Had to bow out to help with the wifey with something and got back to watch JMart strikeout and lose the game.
A tweet from Mark Saxon reminds me of my past comments regarding O’Neil being Grickuk 2.0
Tyler O'Neill is discovering big-league pitching is a little different, has struck out in 13 of last 19 plate appearances.
— Mark Saxon (@markasaxon) May 30, 2018May 30, 2018 at 3:46 pm #54499
bah…worked it full couldnt get the only fastball in zone…
loss is no good but it was a tight game…each team blew the other out in one game and then a super tight game to finish it off…with the winner going to the home team …kinda how closely matched teams shoudl play in a series
i dont see much separation between these teams… Cardinals might have won this game with DeJong and Yadi…
BRewers shodul improve at starting pitcher via trade or Jimmy Nelson maybe…but i dont see how their offense gets that much better if not come down…same with their bullpen
Cardinals offense can get a lot better via players and trade market…starting pitching will come down a bit probably and pen should get better
Brewers and Cardinals and Cubs should have an exciting summer and fall…with all due respect to the Bucs
Go Cards!May 30, 2018 at 3:49 pm #54500
It took a few games for pitchers to figure out you shouldn’t throw a strike to O’Neill. Let’s hope O’Neill figures out soon that he shouldn’t swing at breaking balls bending 8 inches off the plate.May 30, 2018 at 3:49 pm #54501
also i wouldnt say JMart was NO match for Knebel…just Knebel figured it out at just the right time…those early pitches where he almost threw it away definitely diddnt seem planned…nor wise even if so with a man on 3b
Hader wont get credit but he deserves the save from knocking down Gyorko’s screamer up the middle…
Hicks can be our Hader…NOrris our Knebel… we just dont have anyoen stepping up to be our JEffress or Albers…lots of candidates no one stepping up…
maybe throw Reyes in thereMay 30, 2018 at 3:55 pm #54505
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First-place Milwaukee takes two of three over St. Louis. The Brewers win 3-2 to move five games ahead of the 29-24 Cardinals.
The Brewers just won their sixth-straight series. The Cardinals have won seven series all season to date.
— Brian Walton (@B_Walton) May 30, 2018May 30, 2018 at 3:58 pm #54506
Cards drop to 5 games behind Milwaukee. Excuse me while I vomit.May 30, 2018 at 4:12 pm #54507
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The big difference between these two teams are the bullpens. Not even close.May 30, 2018 at 4:21 pm #54509
Does anybody really believe that O’Neil belongs in the big leagues???
Randal Grichuk the 2nd.
r/RatMay 30, 2018 at 4:39 pm #54510
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Neill is struggling.Everyone needs to remember Pham struck 71 times in 159 ABs in 2016.I still like the kid and think he needs to play regular.A spot start every now and then doesnt help.Judging O`Neill after 30 plus ABs is ignorant and very premature.Wonderboy Pham fanned 40 plus % in 2016 and has a CAREER K rate of 30 %.May 30, 2018 at 4:42 pm #54511
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O1Neill is struggling but his BA is still better than Phamboy for May.May 30, 2018 at 4:57 pm #54512
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Cardinals 6th time striking out 13+ time-currently 8th for a Cardinal full season
— Tom Orf (@MU4124) May 30, 2018May 30, 2018 at 5:50 pm #54515
How many times did O’Neill strikeout in the minor leagues this year? I believe his strikeout rate was around 25%. That more than likely translates into about 33% or more in the big leagues. Unacceptable. If they strikeout too much in the minors its only going to get worse in the majors. They shouldn’t be in the big leagues until they get their strikeouts down in the minors.
As Chris Welsh, the Reds announcer, said a few weeks ago during the broadcast of a Reds game at Milwaukee…..”It used to be embarrassing to strikeout”……
r/RatMay 30, 2018 at 5:55 pm #54516
How soon will we find out about Reyes’ season ending/career ending injury?May 30, 2018 at 7:22 pm #54521
Clearly the differences were the bullpen and hitters striking out. We didn’t win either battle.May 30, 2018 at 7:24 pm #54522
For anyone worried about Reyes, go to the ALex Reyes update forum. Pretty good explanation of what went wrong radar guns.May 30, 2018 at 7:24 pm #54523
Hopefully that is all it was.May 30, 2018 at 8:13 pm #54527
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If the darn radar gun was off, it’s too bad it wasn’t really off and registered Reyes’ fastball at 42mph….. but then MM probably has the team doc race out there with a stretcher. What great news though!! I thought for sure his shoulder was screwed up. Let us all have a toast this evening to the baseball Gods for Alex’s continued good health.May 31, 2018 at 9:58 am #54556
i think the bullpen difference is the big difference too GScott… but i dont think it is as far off as it seems…they are all just really hot right now..and we are not…kind of the same as the offenses look
Brewers came out swinging last year too…looked like a juggernaut…then they cooled a bit and the other teams (like us) warmed up a bit
Knebel, Jeffress, Hader is a nice back 3… ALbers is solid in his role IMO but the rest of them dont seem to me to be all that great for the long term
Norris, Hicks seem pretty solid for us…and if ONE of Holland or Gregerson can come back to form we are right there….add in a guy like R eyes in the pen…or Flaherty and his slider or maybe a 1inning wonder swan song and his super curve Wainwright and we are looking better…and that doesnt even consider Lyons coming back to form, BRebbia being solid, Tuivalal getting better, etc etc
Our bullpen (and offense) has a lot more growth potential this year than the BRewers and yet we still took them to the bottom of the 9th full count against their best bullpeners for a 3 game series loss
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