July 28, 2021 at 10:53 am #168063Brian WaltonKeymasterPaid - Annual
LHP Wade LeBlanc (0-2, 4.58) vs. RHP José Berrios (7-5, 3.48)
Also BSSW+ in Oklahoma and Arkansas and BSSO in TN, KY and MSJuly 29, 2021 at 7:04 pm #168178RatsbuddyParticipantFree
Well, it doesnt look like Scherzer is going to be a Cardinal. Appears to be heading to the Padres. At least we wont have to deal with Rizzo anymore. He was a pain for years. Wish him well with the Yankees though.
If the Redbirds are going to make any kind of run we need to start this weekend with Minnesota. Then we have the Braves and KC at home. Then road games at Pittsburgh and KC. We need to go 11-4, or better. Like Elvis’ song goes – “It’s Now Or Never!”
r/Esteemed RatJuly 29, 2021 at 7:52 pm #168183PugsleyAddamsParticipantPaid - Annual
Love that song. I bet if Rat were to bellow that tune out to the Gasthof faithful, he’d have all of the ladies eating out of the palm of his hand.
I feel real strong with “Lucky” LeBlanc dealing in this game. I’m calling it 7-4 Birds with Aro going airborne with a 2 run tater to left.July 29, 2021 at 7:55 pm #168184RatsbuddyParticipantFree
And now it’s being reported that Scherzer to Padres isnt a done deal. And that the Dodgers are in the mix for him as well.
Wish he was coming to St. Louis instead of the west coast…….July 29, 2021 at 8:31 pm #168186mspaidParticipantFree
The Cardinals aren’t going to do anything (worthwhile). They were never going to do anything. They said that before the season started and have said it many times since. “We want to see what we have in the system.” They’ll go with what they have and hope for the best in 2021. Mo will play the waiver wire for more superstars but that’s it’July 30, 2021 at 8:51 am #168200ZTRParticipantFree
As hard as it is to watch right now, doing nothing with the 2021 Cards may be the best plan for the 2022 Cards.
They sit 9 1/2 back in the division and 7 out for the 2nd WC. 60 games left.
Sure, it could happen but its highly unlikely and would take not only great baseball from the Cards the rest of the way but also hideous baseball from a couple / three teams around us.
May be best to sort through what we have to add crystal clarity to what the team really needs for 2022.July 30, 2021 at 9:21 am #168205
I don’t think the Cardinals will make any big moves today, nor should they. The only reason they should acquire a player is if that player has team for control for another year or two. That is less shopping they would have to do in the offseason under the new CBA rules.
They certainly don’t need to trade any prospects for a rental since we aren’t a playoff team this year anyway. If anything they should sell some players but they probably won’t.July 30, 2021 at 9:23 am #168206
By the way, I think LeBlanc has been a decent pickup. I wouldn’t mind bringing him back next year on a cheap one year deal as a 5th starter candidate or bullpen depth.July 30, 2021 at 9:47 am #168214
We are not going to do anything significant today. The only things a contender would want that we might possibly part with would be Reyes or Gallegos. But then we would need a new Reyes or Gallegos going into next year.July 30, 2021 at 10:05 am #16821714NyquisTParticipant
Yep… LeBlanc would be a good guy to have around next season. Going into ’22 the rotation again has question marks everywhere….. Flaherty-Hudson-Mikolas(injuries?) Wainwright-Kim (subject to re-upping?) AReyes (PB or rotation?) and then there’s Woodford-Ponce-Oviedo (who can find some balance?) ARondon-Thomas (just big?s). LeBlanc has more value staying with us… but he will be 37 next week. Sign him just for some depth. He’s less of a question mark then most of the fore-mentioned group.July 30, 2021 at 10:56 am #168219
It would be good to have a couple Leblancs on the books going into next year. He will probably be able to answer the bell and has been around long enough to know how to pitch. He might get hit around but at least we can try to defense that. I am really tired of the standard issue hard thrower who can’t stay healthy or can’t throw strikes and will not last long enough to learn the craft.July 30, 2021 at 1:40 pm #168225
Jose Berrios was traded to the Jays this afternoon.
The Twins say Griffin Jax is now their starter this evening.
If I heard right on a broadcast this year, he would be the second pitcher ever whose last name ends in X.
— Jeff Jones (@jmjones) July 30, 2021July 30, 2021 at 5:36 pm #168297bicyclemikeModeratorPaid - Annual
Seems like his name should be Jack Griffin – sort of like I always referred to the newly departed Lane Thomas as Tommy Lane. Sounds more baseball-like. 😀
If this pitcher with a last name ending in “x” is even half the hurler of the previous one, he will be a good one.July 30, 2021 at 5:44 pm #168298
Dylan Carlson (S) RF
Paul Goldschmidt (R) 1B
Nolan Arenado (R) 3B
Tyler O’Neill (R) LF
Yadier Molina (R) C
Harrison Bader (R) CF
Tommy Edman (S) 2B
Paul DeJong (R) SS
Wade LeBlanc (L) PJuly 30, 2021 at 7:28 pm #168319
Tonight we make it one in a row.July 30, 2021 at 7:42 pm #168321
Well we give up a rbi hit to the guy in front of the pitcher. Not really smart. I guess he was struggling plus you could have pitcher leading off but I don’t know. Too good of a pitch.July 30, 2021 at 7:46 pm #168323bicyclemikeModeratorPaid - Annual
There goes the shutout for Mr. Le-Blank.July 30, 2021 at 8:02 pm #168324
DeJong flirts with the foul pole in left field – last game it was right field. He must use all fields?July 30, 2021 at 8:04 pm #168326
So Rats dud you go to the Gusthoff or what?July 30, 2021 at 8:16 pm #168327
Time to quit swinging for the fences and move some stranded runners over. Go for the long ball when you get a leadJuly 30, 2021 at 8:27 pm #168331
Well so far an average pitcher is holding us down. Need to get the bats goingJuly 30, 2021 at 8:36 pm #168335
Nice inning two sac flys and we’re on the board!July 30, 2021 at 8:37 pm #168337Euro DandyParticipantFree
Single, stolen base, advance to 3B on a fly out, score on a sac fly. That’s how St Louis does it.July 30, 2021 at 8:41 pm #168339Euro DandyParticipantFree
Well so far an average pitcher is holding us down.
Bad matchup for the Redbirds. I think they have historically struggled against pitchers whose last names end in x.July 30, 2021 at 8:44 pm #168340
I think they have historically struggled against relatively new pitchers. We tend to make them look like hall of famers.
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