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    My guess was wrong. It is Mayers who received the call for Leone.

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    Brebbia had an excellent spring. He proved that he could get outs at the major league level last year, and IMO, was one of the bright spots of the entire season. Because of a roster crunch Brebbia, was sent to Memphis even though he had already done enough to earn a spot in the St. Louis bullpen. So who does Matheny call up at the first opening? Mike Mayers, not Brebbia. I have high hopes for Mayers. He might turn out to be a reliable reliever yet. But this is insane bullpen management. Brebbie deserved the call because he is the reliever who could help the most. Matheny just doesn’t get it.

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    They should both be in St. Louis. Bowman should be in Memphis.

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    Lyons to DL (sore back), Cecil activated.

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    We’re starting to look like the Dodgers of last year in terms of 10 day DL usage…

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    C2016, I considered that a challenge to look it up! So, I did.

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    I appreciate the research Brian!!!

    Always better to have the facts.

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    I guess I am in a fact-checking mood tonight. Here is another that has nothing to do with relievers. Almost always, I let bad hot takes on Twitter pass by, but I could not help myself with this one.

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    One difference in the Dodgers scenario is they primarily used the shuttle for starters while the Cardinals are using it for the bullpen. At least that is my recollection.

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    After that fact, I would have Bader hit 2nd always.

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    After last night, Bader’s career OPS against LHP went up to 1.091. However, his mark against RHP is under half that – .540. Unless he fixes that, he will never become a regular.

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    You wouldn’t want him playing ahead of Fowler (some stats below)

    Avr. vs. LHP = .034 vs. RHP = .180

    OBP vs. LHP = .194 vs. RHP = .278

    OPS vs. LHP = .229 vs. RHP = .638

    On 4-13 BA was his highest at .214. On 5-1 at .165. On 5-12 .147

    BA for April = .188 AND FOR MAY = .086

    That .034 vs. LHP is correct, not a mistake.

    I assume that this is the better option in RF. AND Bader is a big upgrade defensively.

    Did I miss the class that pointed out that DF should be a regular.

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    You have to be careful with small stat samples, especially with so few ABs vs. LHP.

    FWIW, I did not say that Fowler should be a regular. I said that Bader should not play against RHP. I suggested a platoon until we see if Fowler’s problems persist.

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    Fowler has an -0.8 WAR.

    That’s a good start to indicate he shouldn’t be a regular.

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    Tough starts to the season are magnified because there is no base. A six-week slump in the middle of the season can be obscured.

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    Six weeks is a helluva slump.

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    Back the focus of this thread, it should be to no one’s surprise that Brebbia has been sent down to make room for Wainwright on the 25-man roster.

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    I’m not surprised but I maintain it should have been Bowman sent down.

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    I don’t care enough to look up the last time Brebbia threw 43 pitches, but I imagine he will be out for a few days.

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    One of the things that is exacerbating this Memphis shuttle is the plethora of extra inning games we have had. I think last night was our eighth extra inning game during the first six weeks of the season. I guess that is a byproduct of so many low scoring games.

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    Bowman has to go when Lyons returns.

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