September 16, 2020 at 9:35 pm #140442
RHP Kwang Hyun Kim (2-0, 0.63 ERA) vs. RHP Mitch Keller (1-1, 5.06)
FS Midwest // FOX Sports 1 // KMOXSeptember 19, 2020 at 6:27 am #140827PugsleyAddamsParticipantPaid - Annual
Can’t take your foot off the pedal now after last night’s Steel City sweep…..and our Birds most definitely won’t. This game is a total and unequivocal mortal lock victory for the St. Louis Cardinals. Every year there exists a small handful of games in MLB where it’s victor is actually known before the first pitch is thrown. A particular game where you can wager the ranch and all of the valuable animals within it’s confines…..and not see the slightest spike in your adrenaline or blood pressure readings. I’ll call it 6-3 Cards. Enjoy the game, gang.September 19, 2020 at 7:55 am #140830stlcard25ParticipantPaid - Annual
KK Kim is a lot of fun to watch. Get the ball, throw the ball. Hopefully he shuts the Pirates down and the Cards lineup puts together a solid game. I’d like to see Carp sit for a game. He’s gone ice cold.September 19, 2020 at 8:12 am #140832forsch31ParticipantFree
It would be nice to win these remaining 2 games with the Pirates. That would make the party to the playoffs a little easier. At the worst, we have to split the games.
I like having Kim on the mound for this one.
Games left: 2 with Pirates, 3 with Royals and 5 with Brewers. The Reds still have 2 with White Sox, 3 with Brewers and 3 with Twins. The Brewers have control over how this all plays out.September 19, 2020 at 8:24 am #140838
Don’t forget about two more with the Tigers at the end. Chances seem pretty good those games will matter.September 19, 2020 at 10:01 am #140846
Thank goodness Mo signed Kim this past off season to augment the pitching staff. He unfortunately didn’t do anything about the outfield, but Kim and Miller were good additions.September 19, 2020 at 10:06 am #140847
Oh, you have some opinions about the outfield decisions made last winter? Really? First we’ve heard of it…September 19, 2020 at 10:19 am #140849
Yep, BW. Lose Ozuna’s bat and not replace
it. Only experience out there was an older 34 year old playing corner OF without corner outfield power. Backup plan I guess was to rush Carlson to the rescue. Sure hope that starts working like last night.September 19, 2020 at 10:27 am #140850
Thanks for adding that to the 100th different thread here. That has to be some kind of record.September 19, 2020 at 10:39 am #140853
“lose Ozuna bat and not replace”
Mo offered Ozuna 17mil+, Ozuna turned it down.
Mo spent 18mil on FA’s for 2020:
Wainwright 5mil and 5mil in incentives (our best SP this season)
KK 4mil (our ERA+ leader)
Miller 2mil (our 2nd best ops+ of all batters)
Wieters 2mil (necessary depth while Molina was Covid IL)
Take the four above off the roster, add Ozuna back, and you have a worse team and record imo. Without Wainwright and KK we’re pitching starved. Fact, Mo nailed it with available funds this past winter.September 19, 2020 at 11:18 am #140858gscottarParticipantPaid - Annual
Fact, Mo nailed it with available funds this past winter.
JJ, the key words there are available funds. That is what I have been preaching. Look at the budget. Some of our posters think that DeWitt will allow Mo to just gloss over his mistakes by spending more money to fix it.
Spoiler Alert: He won’t.
My advice to Mo would be to stop giving out all of these gosh awful contracts to players past their prime just because they are proud Cardinals and have a legacy here. It honors the past but completely stifles the present and future.September 19, 2020 at 11:43 am #140866
You’re a journalist, BW. And you rightfully defend fellow journalists some of the time. I’m just a lowly poster. But BenFred at the Post Dispatch is a journalist too. And this morning he highlighted the Cardinals record when they score 4 runs or more, and 3 runs or less. In past articles he has highlighted the lack of performance from the Cardinals outfield. Multiple times. This morning he cited that Cards offense ranks 28th in exit velocity, 23rd in barrel percentage, and 28th in hard hit percentage. He then said that the Cardinals might have to go in a different direction with a new hitting coach, or the addition of a power producing outfielder or a third baseman. Is that negative? Is that highlighting a weak outfield? Is it considered redundancy, like some posters are called to account for on CT? No, it’s just a normal repeated highlighting of where this team needs to shore up it’s offense so it can score 4 runs or more in many more games. Have a much better record. And be highly competitive in the playoffs. He has highlighted improvements needed many times – the outfield and 3rd base.September 19, 2020 at 11:48 am #140867
If BenFred wrote about the same topic every day, no matter how relevant he might consider it to be, he would soon be unemployed.
People are coming to this thread to read about TONIGHT’S GAME, not yet another rehash about how the team did not add an outfielder last winter.September 19, 2020 at 11:56 am #140868
Mitch Keller is no bum, he’s already gone 5 IP, 1 ER vs STL this season, but he’s had recent IL issues (left side). He’s one of the bucs highly rated prospects and is auditioning for his 2021 rotation role.
He hasn’t pitched since the IL so it’s hard to anticipate how he’ll throw.September 19, 2020 at 12:11 pm #140869
The last time Kim pitched, he threw 7 shutout innings and only gave up 3 hits.
Exited the game with the score tied 0-0. Hope he gets more run support this evening.September 19, 2020 at 4:10 pm #140883
1. Kolten Wong (L) 2B
2. Tommy Edman (S) 3B
3. Paul Goldschmidt (R) 1B
4. Brad Miller (L) DH
5. Paul DeJong (R) SS
6. Yadier Molina (R) C
7. Tyler O’Neill (R) LF
8. Dylan Carlson (S) RF
9. Harrison Bader (R) CFSeptember 19, 2020 at 4:26 pm #140884
So Carp sits, Edman to 3B and Carlson in RF. Look how good that outfield D is. All career outfielders. That could be daily.September 19, 2020 at 4:28 pm #140885
Shildt mentioned Fowler and Gallegos both as possible activations for the KC series.
P.S. My guesses as guys moving out would be Williams and Fernandez or Elledge. Your thoughts?September 19, 2020 at 4:31 pm #140886
Good to see those 3 outfielders in the same game. Will give us a chance to compare their presence at the plate, their pitch selection, their judgement, their plate discipline, their bat speed, etc.September 19, 2020 at 4:35 pm #140887forsch31ParticipantFree
And you think 1 game will be good enough to compare? They bat in different spots in the order (granted, all 3 are at the bottom). They will have differing number of outs and runners, maybe. They have different hitters hitting on either side of them. They all have their own strengths and weaknesses.September 19, 2020 at 4:44 pm #140891
I think comparison in the same game will be interesting.September 19, 2020 at 5:19 pm #140894
so Gallegos has been throwing? Williams will barely play and Elledge has earned staying active imoSeptember 19, 2020 at 5:31 pm #140896
Gallegos threw an extended pen today and did defensive drills too. Unless he has a setback, Shildt says his return will be sooner rather than later. His minimum 10 days are up Monday.September 19, 2020 at 6:21 pm #140900stlcard25ParticipantPaid - Annual
Like I said, must be nice to have your top prospects show up ready to play. 1-0 Pirates.September 19, 2020 at 6:32 pm #140901
Carlson and Bader both got carved up
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