April 7, 2021 at 5:02 pm #157371
I’m going to say that Flaherty cuts his ERA in half today.
Good call, ZTR. His ERA went from 12.46 to 5.23 with today’s start.April 7, 2021 at 5:05 pm #157372
Do the Cardinals have one of the worst lineups in MLB with the exception of Paul Goldschmidt and Nolan Arenado? Serious question.April 7, 2021 at 5:07 pm #157373
Carp with the walk and Yadi with the dinger!! 2-0, Cards!April 7, 2021 at 5:08 pm #157374
And right on time is Molina going yard. Nice job Yadi.April 7, 2021 at 5:10 pm #157375
It’s the old timers coming thru. Carp with the walk and Yadi with the singer. Go CardsApril 7, 2021 at 5:16 pm #157376
Do the Cardinals have one of the worst lineups in MLB with the exception of Paul Goldschmidt and Nolan Arenado? Serious question.
Stat wise through 6 games? Yes. Talent and potential… not even close. I think they’re just trying to hard right now and trying to break out of the funk by trying to hit it out of the stadium. They’ll figure it out eventually. I think they just need to be more patient at the plate… get a walk, maybe an excuse me single and that may just be what they need.. that’s my opinion anywayApril 7, 2021 at 5:26 pm #157378
Edman can be a weapon on the bases if he can get on base at a good clip. Nice 2nd steal for him.April 7, 2021 at 5:29 pm #157379
Like mentioned, Edman’s steal leads to an insurance run on the Goldy single.April 7, 2021 at 5:36 pm #157382Steve60ParticipantFree
We may have the worst hitting outfield in MLB history!April 7, 2021 at 5:52 pm #157383
O’Neill had to do anything but what he did there. He handed the Marlins pitcher two strikes and ultimately Ked for the 8th time in 12 series at bats.April 7, 2021 at 5:56 pm #157385
That a boy Dylan!April 7, 2021 at 5:58 pm #157386bccranParticipantFree
There’s your Cardinal outfielder of the future. Now we need 2 more.April 7, 2021 at 5:58 pm #157387Cardinal in FranceParticipantFree
You’d think a guy hits a grand slam would at least smile.April 7, 2021 at 6:01 pm #157388bccranParticipantFree
Cool Hand Dylan.April 7, 2021 at 6:07 pm #157389
We may have the worst hitting outfield in MLB history!
We could have Fowler and Ozuna. 5/40 , 0 HR, and both over 30. I’m happy with our outfield. They’ll figure it out. Go Cardinals.April 7, 2021 at 6:14 pm #157390PugsleyAddamsParticipantPaid - Annual
“You can’t keep a good man down”. Carlson won’t be batting 7th for long. He’ll greatly enhance those offensive numbers soon and with it, should come a nice little promotion to 2nd in the order. How does Edman-Carlson-Arenado-Goldschmidt grab you? It’s a coming.April 7, 2021 at 6:16 pm #157392
I like that line up Pugsley, with Molina batting 5th.April 7, 2021 at 6:20 pm #157393
With our pitching struggles in Cincy, I’d say we bounced back nicely in Miami. It may not have always been pretty but we got the job done and made the pitches when it counted. I expect a good outing from Waino tomorrow.April 7, 2021 at 6:21 pm #157394
Great D to end the game.April 7, 2021 at 6:25 pm #157395
Hicks’ arm looks as fast as it was previously. 103 in that last at bat.
Good all around game…took a while to get the bats going but they came around. I’ll take the sweep in Miami and a 4-2 road trip. Looking forward to the home opener!April 7, 2021 at 6:26 pm #157396
4-2 road trip to start the season with our offensive struggles in the outfield.. I’ll take it. Once our young outfield gets it going.. God be with those pitchers who have to face our lineup.April 7, 2021 at 6:29 pm #157397blingboyParticipantPaid - Annual
we may never lose againApril 7, 2021 at 6:29 pm #157398
4-2 isn’t too bad given the early pitching issues and hitting issues. Still have concerns with 2/3 of the outfield at the plate but all in all I’ll take 4-2 heading home for the Brew Crew.April 7, 2021 at 6:32 pm #157399
I think Ponce and Gants performance inspired Flaherty today and will continue in to tomorrow with Waino and Saturday with Cmart.April 7, 2021 at 6:36 pm #157400bicyclemikeModeratorPaid - Annual
A few comments about this one. I have always been a Tyler O’Neill fan and believe he needs to play. Great power potential with that short stroke.
But the guy has to be more selective. Pitching is all about command, and hitting all about pitch selection. Ted Williams articulated that probably better than anyone.
So O’Neill has two ABs where he is ahead in the count 2-0. Your thinking there has to be “If he grooves one, I am all over it. But if the pitch is where I cannot do much with it, even if it is a strike, I let it go”. The first 2-0 AB Ty had the third pitch was up. Nothing you can do with that except maybe pop up on the infield. Let it go, but O’Neill swings at it. I like the aggressiveness, but again you only go after a pitch you can handle. That changes the entire sequence and he ends up getting overwhelmed.
Many of our guys have the opposite problem – they let the 2-0 groove pitch go.
Anyway, the second AB, with the bases loaded, the 2-0 pitch is down this time. Again, nothing you can really do on that so let it go. But Ty swung, then got two more like that and struck out. None of those pitches were strikes, but of course you get to 2 strikes and you have to hit defensively, and protect.
You just have to drill into your head that when you are up in the count either 2-0 or 3-1, you as a hitter are in command. You only jump on that pitch that is in your zone. Anywhere else, let it go, even if it is borderline and might be called a strike.
In the ninth, after we blow it open I was surprised Shildt still went with Hicks. Thought he would switch and go with Woodford there. But I guess he figured Hicks was warmed up so let’s stick with him. The risk is he has a high pitch inning, which he did, and now you burned him for a possible appearance tomorrow.
But Cabrera looked great – pounding the zone. And Flaherty recovered nicely. I liked how Edmonds kept saying he needed to abandon the slider early as it was not working, and throw the fastball. He finally started doing that, then got better command with his other pitches.
Great win. Some good things after getting hammered in a couple by the Big Red Machine.
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