March 14, 2021 at 4:54 pm #155718TexasCardParticipantFree
I’ll hold off on the O’Neill love until the games start meaning something. Hopefully it is a peek at what’s to come, but we need to see it during the real deal games. The outfield and starting pitching will either propel the team or cause it to not reach its potential this season.March 14, 2021 at 10:49 pm #155727shakenbake McBrideParticipantFree
There is no way Bob Gibson would allow a 22 pitch at bat. After about 7 or 8 pitches you throw one a bit too far inside.March 15, 2021 at 9:29 am #155742
All starters except for Edman, who will enter the game later to relieve Carp.
No DH today.March 15, 2021 at 12:11 pm #155747
I’m very hesitant to want to see Gant in the rotation as opposed to the bullpen, but the Cards may really have no choice to start the season. Ideally we’d get Mikolas and Kim back and he could go back to being a dominant middle inning fireman.March 15, 2021 at 12:17 pm #155748
Gant spots the Nats an early lead on a gopher ball. He’s sitting 90-91 as a starter, which is considerably down from his velocity as a reliever.March 15, 2021 at 12:33 pm #155749
Joann looked better that inning, 25.March 15, 2021 at 12:37 pm #155750
O’Neill just looking locked in. He took a couple of pitches that looked to be hittable, then inside outs one over the first baseman for a double. Not a hard hit ball, but he went down and got that pitch down and away.March 15, 2021 at 12:42 pm #155751
Very nice job by O’Neill.March 15, 2021 at 12:43 pm #155752
Carlson took a pretty prime fastball in a 2-1 count, only to swing at a pitch away on the edge, grounding out end the inning. Danny mentioned it, but it’s an example of a young hitter trying to get too cute. You’ve got a man on 2nd and 2 out…your best pitch of the at bat may be that 2-1 fastball. Gotta try to drive that.March 15, 2021 at 12:53 pm #155753
Oh no! Bader is back to redoing his gloves after every pitch, his cocky little bat flip, and swinging at a 3rd strike out of the strike zone.March 15, 2021 at 12:54 pm #155754
Marp with the warning track power to end the 3rd.March 15, 2021 at 1:31 pm #155759
Whitley’s all business. Got some good stuff. Like him.March 15, 2021 at 1:38 pm #155760Brian WaltonKeymasterPaid - Annual
Oppo field triple by Carlson to deep LC gives the Cards their first run of the day. His first XBH and 4th RBI of the spring. Then double by Gorman in to RF corner scores Carlson to tie the score at 2-2.March 15, 2021 at 1:45 pm #155761kscardfanParticipantFree
Lotta time left but to this point, if the OF is truly up to the competition, I’m seeing Carlson, Thomas, O’Neill rt to left. Carlson needs to be playing everyday. Love speed and defense but if you can’t hit a lick you shouldn’t be a starter on a contender. Bader a bench player at best.
O’Neill has looked way better to this date. Maybe he’s figuring it out a bit. Gant looked like he is ready to fill a spot in the rotation.March 15, 2021 at 1:45 pm #155762
Great to see the kids with the triple then double. Flash of the future.March 15, 2021 at 1:52 pm #155763Cardinals27ParticipantPaid - Annual
It’s nice to see the present and the future in this inning. Carlson, Gorman, Goldschmidt, and Arenado hiting the ball very hard.March 15, 2021 at 2:04 pm #155764
Miler looked really good in his inning there. Would be nice to have him be good this year.
O’Neill with another base hit. He’s now hitting .500 this spring.March 15, 2021 at 2:06 pm #155765
Really good to see O’Neill hitting like this.March 15, 2021 at 2:11 pm #155766
Carlson with the walk and Bader with the single, and the Cards are trying for a out rally.March 15, 2021 at 2:22 pm #155767forsch31ParticipantFree
Did Bader adjust his gloves and give a bat twirl? That’s more important than the hit.March 15, 2021 at 2:40 pm #155768
Sosa not letting Rondon get the jump on him quietly. Nice double, advanced on the sac fly and a wild pitch scores him.March 15, 2021 at 2:41 pm #155769
This time up, Forsch, only adjusted his gloves while stepping out of the box every single pitch and make everyone wait…. the pitcher, the opposing position players, the fans, etc. No bat flip this at bat.March 15, 2021 at 2:42 pm #155770
The Sosa-Rodon competition is really fun to watch, 25.March 15, 2021 at 2:49 pm #155771
Reyes in for the 9th and he just looks the part. A K on a nice changeup, followed by a grounder to the SS, and finishes with a grounder.
Another thing to note…Knizner whiffed on two straight curve balls that Reyes threw after running the count 0-2 on the last batter. Not a great look there, as he will have to work on catching stuff that moves like Reyes, Carlos, Libby and a few others throw.March 15, 2021 at 2:54 pm #155772Brian WaltonKeymasterPaid - Annual
Randy with .488 spring OPS and 33% K rate. Meaningless small blocks of data work in all directions…
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