2022 Cardinals MLB Game 72 thread – Thursday, June 23 at Brewers

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    Brian Walton
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    1:10 p.m.
    RHP Dakota Hudson (5-3, 3.31) vs. RH Jason Alexander (1-0, 2.42)
    BSM // KMOX
    Also BSSE and BSSW+

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    Hudson looked really good last time out. Hope we don’t have hangover from last night. Travel day too. Lets win this one
    Din-din will be shoulder steak, baked po and bricolli florets.
    Go Cardinals!

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    Yepez is playing LF again???

    Jeepers, he’s flubbed two flyballs in the last week. Flyballs that a good high school player could catch. Let’s hope Kenny Hudson can make pitches to keep the Brewers from hitting any flyballs to Yepez.

    I will probably miss the first 2-3 innings as I will be out on the John Deere mowing the yard. Then later tonight I am planning on attending my first Dubois County Bombers summer league game tonight down at League Stadium in Huntingburg. “There’s no crying in baseball!” – Tom Hanks

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    Edit: I agree gscottar. Gorman and Donovan should be flipped in the lineup.

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    I would rather flip flop Gorman and Donovan in the batting order but oh well.

    I am starting to wonder about the Noot experiment. He had is Bo Hart/Jeremy Hazelbaker moments last year but it appears reality has set in. He seems overmatched this year. Maybe by me saying that he will go 4-4 today.

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    I would rather flip flop Gorman and Donovan in the batting order but oh well.

    Couldn’t agree more!

    As for Nootbaar. He’s definitely got some talent, but struggling this year. He was rushed up last year out of necessity. He was drafted in 2018 made it to AA in 2019, missed 2020, even spending time in AAA this year he only has 52 games and 180 PA in AAA. But I also believe his time with St. Louis could be numbered as the need for pitching is there and Burleson is waiting in AAA. But then again Nootbaar plays much better defense than Burleson and Yepez and they may not move him.

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    Yepez is playing LF again???

    If you can hit they will find a place for you to play. His bat has to be in the lineup. Is he better off at 1B or DH? Clearly. But Oli must want to DH Arenado today, meaning Yepez has to play LF. A lot like Allen Craig was. He wasn’t much of an OF at all, but he wasn’t playing 1B with Pujols and his bat was too good not to have in the lineup. Start him, give him 3 AB’s, defensive sub late.

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    Would prefer to see Sosa at SS and Edman in left today. Put Yepez in right and send Noot back for Woodford. Otherwise trade or release Woody and Sosa they are wasted talent. They apparently are not in the plans. Isn’t fair to them and players below them.

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    Hopefully when O’Neill returns the LF situation stabilizes. Yepez has an “Ozuna” like look to him out there.

    No way we can win this one going against Alexander. Old Pete is one of the best ever! Oh wait, it’s Jason Alexander – wasn’t he on Seinfeld? Hopefully Keith Hernandez sent us a scouting report on him.

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    Keith only knows Jason is a chucker

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    Wow. There’s the first break. That was bad.

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    Sosa hasn’t done anything to deserve to play more, not like he’s hitting. Sosa is no more than Aledmys Diaz to me. Nothing wrong with that, there is a role for that and a chance to make a good living and decent MLB career of it. Sosa isn’t going to be a consistent MLB starter. And Edman doesn’t need to be in the OF. He’s the SS and shouldn’t be moving elsewhere.

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    I think Sosa has had his 15 minutes of fame also. It is only a matter of time before PDJ’s contract brings him back to STL. Sosa could be sent packing since he is out of options.

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    I know there has been lots of talk about getting rid of DeJong, but I really think his contract is going to prohibit that. He has the ability to play 2B and 3B, and play by far mostly 3B in the minors. I wondered if they would include Sosa in a trade to beef up the pen, and bring DeJong back up as a utility IF.

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    Is easy to say Sosa hasn’t done anything to deserve to play more. In all fairness he wasn’t been given consistent at bats. I’m not saying play Sosa over Donovan. Never said he was a starter. Just saying this is a day I think defense is more important than offense. What has Noot done offensively? So waste Sosa’a ass on the bench or get rid of him? What’s the better option?

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    What has Noot done offensively? So waste Sosa’a ass on the bench or get rid of him? What’s the better option?

    It isn’t an either/or thing. They could both be goners before the season ends.

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    Today was an either or. Sosa at 3rd, Donovan in LF, Yepez in right….vs Donovan at 3rd, Yepez in LF, Noort in RF. Which defense would you prefer?

    And that play is your first example. Maybe I’m wrong but I believe Sosa makes it.

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    If Arenado has to be the DH today then I would go with Donovan at 3B, Bader in CF, and Yepez in RF. I think Yepez’ bat is more important than Sosa’s glove.

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    I would agree with Yepez offense vs Sosa Defense. I said Sosa defense vs Noot’s offense. Noot is in the lineup today. Not Bader. I had Yepez in my lineup. Then Noot makes a good throw showing us both up.

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    Yeah, I don’t like the idea of having Arenado and Bader off the field on the same day. I would probably choose Sosa over Noot if that are the only options.

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    In every series so far with the Brewers this year, the Cards have lost the first game, won the next two and lost the finale. It’s looking like this will continue the pattern.

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    Hudson doesn’t seem to have it today. Looks like a bullpen day.

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    Like I said, I bad mouthed Noot and he has a good game. I need to do it more often I guess.

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    Probably gonna see Wittgren today. Needed Dakota to be on today. Noot shut me up too, now the rest of the offense needs to kick it in gear.

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    That is mostly Sosa’s own fault. He gets hurt / Covid or something nearly every time he starts to make a little bit of traction. In between that he seems a make a lot of bonehead plays for the amount of time he is on the field. It shouldn’t matter how many ABs you get – you still should never miss touching 3B in MLB. A successful utility player Has to always be ready and dependable, not someone you have to make excuses for not getting enough playing time affecting their readiness.

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