August 16, 2021 at 1:36 pm #169951
Noticed that Matthew Liberatore is not on the Memphis roster. Has that already been addressed and I missed it?August 16, 2021 at 2:58 pm #169952
Shildt hinted the other day that Liberatore might be an option for the rotation soon but I haven’t heard anything official.
“He could bridge the gap. Would perhaps be a bullpen-type game, he could get a chunk of that. But we still have the Oviedos and the Woodfords of the world and, you know, Liberatore’s floating down there too.”
— Jeff Jones (@jmjones) August 15, 2021August 16, 2021 at 3:47 pm #169953Euro DandyParticipantFree
. . . we still have the Oviedos and the Woodfords of the world and, you know, Liberatore’s floating down there too.
Shildt’s quote above doesn’t strike me as a great way to refer to your players.August 16, 2021 at 4:20 pm #169954UConn CardModeratorPaid - Annual
I agree, E DAugust 16, 2021 at 4:44 pm #169956
Woodford is listed back with St Louis.August 16, 2021 at 4:47 pm #1699571982 willieParticipantPaid - Annual
If liberatore pitches this year at the big league level, our front office and coaches should just all quit right after. What a joke.August 16, 2021 at 5:53 pm #169958bicyclemikeModeratorPaid - Annual
With us a long-shot at post season, the smart way to go is keep Matthew on the farm, then assess the rotation next Spring.August 16, 2021 at 6:53 pm #169960
Earth to Shildt. Hello? Oviedo, Woodford and Libertore have all been barely keeping their head above water in AAA lately. Woodford just got lit Sunday and so did Oviedo his last start. Libertore got hit around his last three starts. He needs to get a grip. And with the short starts, we just had two in a row go 5.2 IP, the last thing we need is a pen start. The guy is out there somewhere.August 17, 2021 at 8:30 am #169967Brian WaltonKeymasterPaid - Annual
Facts: Liberatore allowed three runs over seven innings in his last start. Seven hits and no walks. His August ERA is 3.97.August 17, 2021 at 8:33 am #169968ZTRParticipantFree
Well, if I was going to use one of the AAA guys for a start it would not be against the Brewers. The last 2 series were against pretty much AAAA teams so that was the opportunity.
Maybe give Carpenter the start. His pitching numbers this year really sparkle.August 17, 2021 at 8:39 am #169970
This team isn’t worth starting Liberatore’s service time clock IMO. Let him finish the year in Memphis and get him ready for mid-2022.August 17, 2021 at 8:39 am #169971
All part of the maturation process. They might be working on their secondary pitches.August 17, 2021 at 8:53 am #169974
If Liberatore has several more starts like the last one, I wouldn’t be surprised to see the Cards pencil him in to the 2022 rotation.August 17, 2021 at 9:09 am #169975
What if he has several more like the one before that?August 17, 2021 at 9:24 am #16997714NyquisTParticipant
All part of the maturation process. They might be working on their secondary pitches.
That’s what I’ve been thinking all season.August 17, 2021 at 10:19 am #169984
If Libby has several more good starts, he may be ready. If not, he’ll need some time at Memphis. Pretty simple, BB.August 17, 2021 at 11:10 am #169985
I agree he needs to establish some dominance in AAA first.
I wish the other teams’ guys would do some working on secondary pitches so our MiLB teams could win some games.August 17, 2021 at 11:56 am #169987
Can anybody tell me where he is if he not listed on the Memphis roster? Taxi squad maybe?August 17, 2021 at 1:12 pm #169989kscardfanParticipantFree
He is on their roster when I look.August 17, 2021 at 1:38 pm #169991cardsfan64ParticipantFree
Liberatore is listed as the starter for tonight’s game for Memphis.August 17, 2021 at 5:22 pm #170007mudvilleParticipantPaid - Annual
I think so many our AAA and below players are underperforming because they never really got back in synch after the dysfunctional year of 2020. I’m expecting Liberatore, Zack Thompson, Oviedo, and Rondon to be pushing for a rotation spot next spring.August 17, 2021 at 10:45 pm #170044Brian WaltonKeymasterPaid - Annual
ICYMI, tonight Liberatore threw seven innings of one-run ball for Memphis, allowing just three hits and one walk while striking out nine batters. The nine punchouts equal Liberatore’s high this season.
His August ERA is 2.95, but some will try to tell you he is struggling.August 17, 2021 at 10:50 pm #170045Cardinals27ParticipantPaid - Annual
Announcers say he topped out at 98 on the gun. That’s the hardest I’ve heard him throw. He seemed to have a lot of confidence in his fastball tonight, which is a great sign of development.August 18, 2021 at 9:12 am #170063
I think so many our AAA and below players are underperforming because they never really got back in synch after the dysfunctional year of 2020.
Shouldn’t that be the case with every organization? I think many of our guys have struggled because they have been playing at a level higher than they were ready for due to a lack of organizational depth.August 18, 2021 at 9:28 am #170066stlcard25ParticipantPaid - Annual
I think many of our guys have struggled because they have been playing at a level higher than they were ready for due to a lack of organizational depth.
I think this is some of it. Some of it may be the rust as well. We can also never know what anyone down on the farm is working on. They very well could be working on something specific to the detriment of their overall line.
I think Libby will be fine. Thompson and Oviedo I’m not as sure of, but I think they’ll be MLB pitchers all the same. Rondon could go either way.
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