May 14, 2023 at 3:19 pm #220368Brian WaltonKeymasterPaid - Annual
RHP Jack Flaherty (2-4, 6.18) vs. RHP Freddy Peralta (4-2, 3.32)
BSM // KMOX // WIJR
(and Bally Sports Southeast/Southwest Extra)May 15, 2023 at 5:20 am #220524
Before we get a big head from the successful road trip, we still have the worst record and win pct in the National League. But we are now only one game back of the second worst teams, such was the depth of the hole we dug ourselves. We are headed in the right direction.May 15, 2023 at 7:50 am #220534Cardinals27ParticipantPaid - Annual
Shouldn’t we be adding another lefty reliever. Seems like every time we play the Brewers we should have 2 or 3 lefty relievers. Not sure what the options are though. Romero can’t be recalled yet, Thompson is starting. I’d almost recall Liberatore and start him. Maybe skip Waino once. I’m not comfortable with Cabrera being the only lefty, and he won’t likely be available tonight. Plus Oli seems determined to keep Genisis in even when he walks a couple of guys.May 15, 2023 at 7:57 am #220535Cardinals27ParticipantPaid - Annual
Is it possible to keep Knizner and Dejong hitting, Arenado getting back to his norm,a and maybe Donovan back to form?May 15, 2023 at 8:15 am #220537JnevelParticipantPaid - Annual
Note that Pallante is essentially our second lefty as he does better against lefties. So we do still kind of have 2.May 15, 2023 at 8:18 am #220538JnevelParticipantPaid - Annual
Cards27 – and another option is they could call Connor Thomas up and have him as a bullpen lefty. He’s on the 40 man and I think it’s likely he ends up in the BP long term anyway.May 15, 2023 at 8:40 am #220542
A QS from Flaherty would be helpful. He owes us.May 15, 2023 at 9:18 am #220547stlcard25ParticipantPaid - Annual
We are desperately in need of Flaherty to be effective in some way. Even last year pre injury he was ok, and that’s a need. Hitting the strike zone once in a while would be a good start.May 15, 2023 at 9:32 am #220548
Yeah, he hasn’t at all had any command of either the strike zone or the talk zone. Hopefully he’ll find the former and lose the latter.May 15, 2023 at 10:35 am #220552
Be advised that Yelich is red hot. More than likely he is going to hurt us this series. Hopefully we can win two of these three. Then we have the Dodgers for four games. We need to pay them back.
And FYI here,
Clayton Kershaw’s mother passed away. But he is still planning on pitching on Tuesday night at home against Minnesota. Which means he will probably be on the hill for the Sunday game here at Sportsman’s Park.
r/Esteemed RatMay 15, 2023 at 12:37 pm #220561ZTRParticipantFree
Flaherty needs the shut his big mouth and turn in several consecutive quality starts.May 15, 2023 at 12:52 pm #220562
I’m trying to recall the last time a 3 game series in the middle of May carried so much weight and I can’t come up with anything. I wouldn’t go so far as to say the season’s in the balance, but to put it mildly, these 3 games are certainly pivotal ones. At 7.5 back and locking horns with the very team that sits at the top, I’d ascertain that it’s imperative to win at least 1 game, so I genuinely hope the Redbirds show up ready to play baseball tonight and can somehow place the 1st of 3 in the W column to bleed off some of the pressure. At any rate, I’m looking on the sunny side in the context that I can’t recall the last time a series this early in the season had the potential to take on a similar atmosphere to one played during a post-season. It’ll be fun to watch….If they win…Haha!May 15, 2023 at 1:04 pm #220563
Yeah, ZTR, it would definitely serve Mr. Jack well if he could demonstrate a little command of both his mouth and the strike zone. Let’s see…6.18 BB’s per 9 IP. Incidentally, that first number also happens to be the exact same number that represents his ERA. You almost have to acknowledge that he’s remarkably consistent.May 15, 2023 at 3:48 pm #220567
1. Lars Nootbaar (L) CF
2. Paul Goldschmidt (R) 1B
3. Nolan Gorman (L) DH
4. Nolan Arenado (R) 3B
5. Willson Contreras (R) C
6. Brendan Donovan (L) RF
7. Paul DeJong (R) SS
8. Alec Burleson (L) LF
9. Tommy Edman (S) 2BMay 15, 2023 at 4:00 pm #220568
I still think we’d be better off with Goldschmidt #3 and Arenado #4. I’d put either Donovan or Edman at leadoff and then Nudie Bar at 2nd, especially against a righthander.
I will say this – hopefully I was wrong about Nudie Bar. As I said awhile back, he’s not done much but so far this year he is doing better. I hope he keeps it up.
r/Esteemed RatMay 15, 2023 at 4:26 pm #220570
Edman’s OBP vs righties is .272. Donovan’s is only .327. Both unacceptable for top of the order.May 15, 2023 at 4:46 pm #220571gscottarParticipantFree
Hopefully Carlson doesn’t have to go on the IL. That would really hurt our OF defense for a couple of weeks.
#STLCards CF Dylan Carlson woke up with significant soreness and stiffness in his left ankle today. He is scheduled to have the ankle examined by a team physician later today.
He rolled his ankle while leaving the box on Sunday night. He tried to play, but had to exit the game.
— John Denton (@JohnDenton555) May 15, 2023May 15, 2023 at 4:56 pm #220572
After reading Denton’s post I have but one thing to say – IL here comes Carlson!May 15, 2023 at 4:58 pm #220573
Gomez and Waker are the only outfielders on the 40 man in Memphis. That would be interesting either way.May 15, 2023 at 5:05 pm #220574
Things would change for Edman and Donovan if they were in the 1-2 spots in the lineup.
It’s called chemistry.May 15, 2023 at 5:43 pm #220575Euro DandyParticipantFree
Not sure I’ve ever seen a guy twist an ankle like that on a swing that produced a hit. Would seem more likely on a wild swing and miss when you are way out front. Anyway, when that kind of thing happens it’s probably not your career year. And please don’t shower during a thunderstorm.
I don’t know 1td, but poor Dylan might’ve been victimized by one of those evil gypsies that somehow eluded the exorcism.May 15, 2023 at 6:36 pm #220578jj-cf-stlParticipant
Has O’Neill started his rehab assignment? I guess the bench is a man down tonight.May 15, 2023 at 6:43 pm #220579jj-cf-stlParticipant
.281 / .281 / .594 / .875 (32 PA’s)
Knizners slash over the last 9 starts (6-3), on a .304 BAbip (mlb avg BAbip is currently .296).May 15, 2023 at 6:55 pm #220581
Needed that.May 15, 2023 at 6:57 pm #220582
GIDP saves us. Mr. Jack’s gotta throw some strikes.
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