2021 Cardinals MLB Game 9 thread – Sunday, April 11 vs. Brewers

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  • #157854
    AvatarOnyxgem
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    It is a good thing the Cards played the worthless marlins in the start to the season because any team with a pulse right now is slapping this team around!

    #157855
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    It could be worse, Onyxgem…..the cubbies have played Pittsburgh two-thirds of their games this year and yet they are still nestled below the .500 mark. And as a quick programming note, to kill 18 birds with one stone, thank you to everyone who sent words of encouragement since yesterday’s game in regards to my maiden PBP effort of 2021. I didn’t go the distance(5 inning stint), but I did totally avoid the PBP yipps that had been plaguing me all spring. Play ball!

    #157857
    Avatarbccran
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    Get the secret weapon Sosa into some games.

    #157862
    ZTRZTR
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    I still look at 2021 as a figure out what we have season for the outfield and for starting pitching.

    Hopefully by the ASG all questions have been answered.

    I don’t see both of Molina and Wainwright coming back for ’22.

    Will likely have to pick up 1 outfielder and 1 or 2 starting piychers via trades / free agency.

    Bullpen and infield seem ok.

    I’ve always believed that you don’t usually know what you have with a team until the end of May.

    #157870
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    That is a very good post ZTR. That is exactly how I am looking at it.

    #157878
    Brian WaltonBrian Walton
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    I agree generally, but I don’t think two outside starting pitchers will be required. From among Oviedo, Thompson and Liberatore, someone should be ready for 2022. So should Reyes. Hudson will be back.

    I hope they spend on offense.

    #157880
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    If we got Conforto and Scherzer then added Gorman to the lineup we would be set for 2022.

    #157882
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    Oviedo should go to rotation

    #157886
    bicyclemikebicyclemike
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    Yes, usually your club is showing it’s strengths and weaknesses by Memorial Day.

    However, sometimes you really do not see things work out until late July or early August. Many teams sprint from around the .500 mark to play very well over the last 50-60 games or so.

    #157887
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    In 2011 our team was sputtering around as late as mid-August. Next thing you know we were World Series champs.

    #157892
    Avatarbccran
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    gscottar –

    In 2011, didn’t we have Matt Holliday and Lance Berkman as corner outfielders, and Albert Pujols at first base?
    Holliday hit .296 with 22 home runs. Berkman hit .301 with 31 home runs. And Albert hit .299 with 37 home runs. We have 2 bats like that in the present lineup, but are sorely missing a third one.

    #157898
    bicyclemikebicyclemike
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    We have 2 bats like that in the present lineup, but are sorely missing a third one.

    But…you never know how things might play out. There could be that third bat on the roster right now that emerges as a strong player during the season. Only one among Carlson, Williams, O’Neill, DeJong, Thomas, Sosa, or possibly Carpenter (okay, I admit I am really reaching on that one) needs to figure it out and become a force.

    Actually Carpenter could possibly be that guy if he went back to hitting the ball to all fields. But since he became a pull hitter, after some early success at it, pitcher’s have exploited his weakness on pitches on the outer half, and defenses have shifted to gobble up most of the balls hit to the right side of the field. Plus he has hurt himself by letting a lot of hittable pitches go by.

    #157960
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    gscottar –

    In 2011, didn’t we have Matt Holliday and Lance Berkman as corner outfielders, and Albert Pujols at first base?
    Holliday hit .296 with 22 home runs. Berkman hit .301 with 31 home runs. And Albert hit .299 with 37 home runs. We have 2 bats like that in the present lineup, but are sorely missing a third one.

    Yes and we were garbage until mid to late August. What sparked us was the trade deadline acquisitions of Octavio Dotel, Edwin Jackson, and Rafael Furcal.

    #157962
    Avatarbccran
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    Again, who was batting 5th for that team?

    #157992
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    I think it was Berkman but it didn’t matter for the first five months of the season. We overcame a 10 game deficit to clinch a playoff spot on the final day.

    #157998
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    It was a much better team than the present one.

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