June 19, 2018 at 3:35 pm #57206Brian WaltonKeymasterPaid - Annual
7:10 p.m. RHP Jack Flaherty (3-2, 2.66) vs. RHP Chase Anderson (5-6, 4.54) FOX Sports Midwest/KMOX
Updated to RHP Junior Guerra (3-5, 2.89).June 22, 2018 at 8:03 am #57696
This one qualifies as a must win. Guerra is good, but so is Flaherty. Gotta see Jack be efficient and go 6+ innings to give the team a shot. If the bullpen gets taxed again, we might see a spiral and a sweep is certainly possible.June 22, 2018 at 9:03 am #57715RatsbuddyParticipantFree
I am 59 years old and I flat out guarantee you that I could play 1stbase (defensively) better than either Martinez or Carpenter. I 100% guarantee that. Its almost to the point where I worry if either one of them can even catch the ball.
The pickoff throw that got past Martinez last night, geez, I could have barehanded that one. How on earth can a big leaguer not catch that ball?????
r/RatJune 22, 2018 at 9:18 am #57718
One thing I have noticed lately with the Birds is that there seems to be no real sense of momentum one way or another, regardless of what happens. Win the game on a clutch HR…lose the next game. Blow out a foe tonight…lose tomorrow. Even “demoralizing” losses seem not to linger. I guess that could be a good thing tonight, as last night’s embarrassing loss should already be behind them. The Brew Crew are bound for a let down. Go Cards!June 22, 2018 at 9:43 am #57722RatsbuddyParticipantFree
I don’t know about the rest of you posters but the Carlos Martinez act is wearing thin. Its just about ran its course. All of his stupid, childish crap. All the different colors of hair, the stacking cups, seeing ghosts, and stupid crap like that pitch he made last night.
You tolerate a goofball if he is going good but this is his 6th year with the Cardinals and he’s yet to live up to his potential.
If he had more of the Bob Gibson attitude it would be a HUGE improvement. In my mind if we get a good offer for him i’m just about ready to send him packing.
r/RatJune 22, 2018 at 10:05 am #57726
185-200 innings of low 3s ERA (peripherals generally match) is pretty fine. He’s not Max Scherzer but he’s very cheap and just fine for this team. I don’t get the desire to throw that away…June 22, 2018 at 2:01 pm #5774214NyquisTParticipantPaid - Annual
As with so many other Cards, their value is dropping as the season wears on. Whose stock has risen? You can count on your fingers (one hand) and still have a thumb left.
So many positive things would have to fall into place to get this scow back in order. We’re very close to circling the wagons.June 22, 2018 at 2:21 pm #57749wagee12Participant
I totally agree with Rats. Carlos is not progressing, he is back sliding badly. He is not nor will he ever be a stopper or a No. 1 starter. Too erratic, too emotional. As of late you can chalk up a loss when Carlos and Weaver toe the rubber.June 22, 2018 at 6:31 pm #57759CardsRedSox4EverParticipantFree
Giving away a “Carlos Mystery Hair Bobblehead” as a promo item at the next home game certainly doesn’t help him focus. I’m fed up with the hype as well over C-Mart. He’s marginal value right now without an abrupt performance improvement. Overall maturity on this team is below standard too, I’ll have more to say about that later.June 22, 2018 at 7:21 pm #57760
Pham called out on a garbage call. He sees video and must have said something to the ump, because he just got thrown out.
As Dan said, Matheny should have been out there causing some trouble. This kind of junk has gone on way too much this year, and someone needs to show some fire.June 22, 2018 at 7:34 pm #57761
Flaherty with two Ks in the first and a popout…but still not too efficient with 21 pitches on the ledger. The next step for Jack is pitching to contact in places where it’s possible. It would be nice to mix in a few <10 pitch innings tonight.June 22, 2018 at 7:40 pm #57762Brian WaltonKeymasterPaid - Annual
As one of my marketing friends told me long ago, “If you can’t fix it, feature it!”June 22, 2018 at 7:44 pm #57763
The leadoff man on in the first two innings and the Cards just haven’t moved them along yet. Muñoz looked really bad, swinging at two low fastballs well out of the zone.June 22, 2018 at 7:53 pm #57765
A more efficient inning for Flaherty there…now can we please get some runs?!June 22, 2018 at 8:02 pm #57766
Leadoff man on again..will they get a run in??June 22, 2018 at 8:05 pm #57767
Ozuna pokes a single through and Carp scores. 1-0 CardsJune 22, 2018 at 8:16 pm #57768
Flaherty strikes out the side in the third. Thames was pretty upset after his strikeout.June 22, 2018 at 9:15 pm #57771
First two on, Hader comes in and strikes out Muñoz and Wong, with Flaherty all that’s left to try to salvage the good start to the inning. We really badly needed a run here.June 22, 2018 at 9:17 pm #57772858booyahParticipantFree
Can Munoz bunt? I would’ve thought moving the runner over might have been important but no matter as Hader K’s the side.June 22, 2018 at 9:27 pm #57776
Flaherty strikes Yelich out…err, nope. But he comes back to get the K, and Yadi’s throw to second wasn’t good as Thames gets credit for the steal.
Hate to say it but Flaherty probably shouldn’t go past this inning under any circumstances.
This umpire suddenly refuses to call anything at the bottom of the zone. Oh, now he calls one lower than the last two that Flaherty threw a few seconds before. What a joke.June 22, 2018 at 9:33 pm #57778
11Ks for Jack, through 6. You can quibble a little bit with the efficiency, but only a little…great start by Flaherty.June 22, 2018 at 9:37 pm #57780
Carpenter strikes out on a low, low pitch 3-2. The Cardinals have struck out 11 times now and Bader is probably going to be #12 here.June 22, 2018 at 9:38 pm #57781NJ315Participant
The offense needs to give support to Flaherty. This is ridiculous.June 22, 2018 at 9:40 pm #57782
Ok, so Bader flew out but Martinez struck out. Looking like Flaherty is heading back out with 95 pitches. A really fast inning would be huge here, but I can’t see any way he goes the full 9 innings tonight.June 22, 2018 at 9:44 pm #57784
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