June 11, 2021 at 9:01 am #163647forsch31ParticipantFree
Thanks KS. It’s always good to hear about the prospects.June 11, 2021 at 10:21 am #163649
Lunn has been pretty good. He has potential to be a Suppan type. And yet another member of the productive 2019 draft, which boasts 7 starting pitchers in the system, plus one traded in the Arenado deal. As bad as their minor league pitching has been where would they be if they would have produced some duds in that draft class.June 11, 2021 at 10:25 am #163651
The Mcgovern signing is interesting. It would be a Cinderella story if he had some kind of success. Also keen on seeing Dalatri. I would imagine these guys will rely far more on experience than stuff.June 12, 2021 at 4:43 am #163716
Gorman with 2 absolute bombs. 780 to 800 plus feet of homers. 7 homers now, after a slow start. I really like that Springfield lineup. Not any easy outs of the 9. Nice to see Dilatri struck out the side. I assume he’ll be starting next time?June 12, 2021 at 6:47 am #163723stlcard25ParticipantPaid - AnnualJune 12, 2021 at 7:09 am #163725blingboyParticipantPaid - Annual
It is good to see that Gorman is playing a good deal of 2B and hitting at or near the top of the order with a healthy OBP against righties. I do note that he is having big trouble vs LHP so would be vulnerable to a pen move at key ABs. I have no idea if he can hit to all fields effectively, but guys who can usually don’t have such a pronounced split.June 12, 2021 at 8:01 am #163726stlcard25ParticipantPaid - Annual
At this point, our team needs anyone who can hit righties so I don’t think it’ll be a huge worry. In 2019 he was about the same against lefties as he was against righties, although he had a wider split in 2018 as well. Still, he has shown the ability to adjust and hopefully will do the same in Springfield before moving up.June 12, 2021 at 9:37 am #163733June 12, 2021 at 9:43 am #163734
Saturday, June 12
Memphis vs. Gwinnett: Matthew Liberatore LHP (0-3, 5.48) 6:35
Springfield vs. Arkansas: Andre Pallante RHP (2-1, 2.51) 6:05
Peoria vs. Quad Cities: Logan Gragg (0-2, 3.94) 6:35
Palm Beach at St. Lucie: Inohan Paniagua RHP (2-1, 3.55) 5:10June 12, 2021 at 10:27 am #163738PugsleyAddamsParticipantPaid - Annual
Despite committing the only 3 errors of the game, our surging Chiefs still hung on to clip Quad Cities River Bandidos 6-5. Lunn pitched a very efficient 7 innings, yielding 1 run on 7 hits, while striking out 4 and issuing no free passes. Pages and Chamberlain both lofted balls out of the park and Peoria, after losing the first game of this 6 game series, have come roaring back to capture victory in the next 3. Which makes one wonder….in the history of professional baseball, has a team ever lost the first game of a series and then came back to win the next 5? Recalling those old 9 game World Series’ back when Shoeless Joe Jackson & Co. we’re rigging games, it’s certainly possible, but still unlikely. Maybe this burning question could be best answered by our good friend Skippy and his crack staff over at the esteemed Elias Sports Bureau.
A quick shout out to 1st base ump, Justin Juska aka “Jus-Jus”, in last night’s game, as his calls in this entire series have been crisp, clear and most importantly correct. 869 happy fans tickled the turnstiles at Dozer Park in a game that took 3 hours and 5 minutes to complete.June 12, 2021 at 10:40 am #163741
Assuming a DH is in play next year, Gorman and/or Burleson could be part of that equation in 2022.June 12, 2021 at 12:22 pm #163748gscottarParticipantPaid - Annual
You are quite right C27. We all know about Gorman but Burleson is really turning some heads. While two months is still a small sample I suspect he will be rocketing up the prospect rankings. He is why I like drafting college players.June 12, 2021 at 3:27 pm #163762dac8b9ParticipantPaid - Annual
Assuming a DH is in play next year, Gorman and/or Burleson could be part of that equation in 2022.
An exciting tidbit is that they are both lefties at the plate which we sorely need. I also am excited that both Gorman and Burleson seem to be well balanced hitters that can hit for power and get on base without striking out a ton. What Gorman is going at Springfield is eerily reminiscent of Carlsons breakout year there, and Gorman is basically the same age as Carlson was when he lit Springfield up.
Hopefully both finish this year with time at Memphis and may be well positioned with a good spring training next year to make the big league club by mid season. This is assuming there is no strike of course.June 12, 2021 at 4:35 pm #163772June 12, 2021 at 6:25 pm #163781
Gorman with another bomb!! 4 homers in the last 3 games, and I believe 5 on the week.June 12, 2021 at 6:56 pm #163782
Gorman does it again!! 2 innings, 2 homers!! I do not remember a hitter hitting 3 homers in 3 innings, but it would be interesting if there is an extended third inning, and he gets to bat again.June 12, 2021 at 7:23 pm #163790
Perez joins in on the homer fun!! Back to back, as Gorman does it again!! A 3 homer night!! And Donavan makes it back to back to back. So much for the win blowing in from right.June 12, 2021 at 7:42 pm #163793
I am wondering if Liberatore has a several good starts, that he might join the big club. I really think 2022 would be his year, but he may force the Cards hand.June 12, 2021 at 8:54 pm #163798CariocaCardinalParticipantPaid - Monthly
Maybe the most encouraging overall night of the yearJune 12, 2021 at 9:50 pm #163809cardsfan64ParticipantFree
Just saw that Peoria added another Indy pitcher named Cory Thompson. Lots of potential help coming since our pitching depth has been erratic!June 12, 2021 at 10:51 pm #163813SoonerinNCParticipantPaid - Annual
Gorman 3 HR’s tonight. Should get an all-star break callup to Memphis unless they keep him at Springfield to work on other defensive positions.June 13, 2021 at 6:46 am #163819
The #stlcards system went 3-1 on Saturday. TCN's Player of the Day is IF Nolan Gorman, 3-for-4 with three home runs, four RBI and three runs scored in Springfield’s win over Arkansas. Close friend Matthew Liberatore starred on the mound for Memphis. (free) https://t.co/w4yO9Rda8a pic.twitter.com/8uC7tM7OdD
— Brian Walton (@B_Walton) June 13, 2021June 13, 2021 at 6:49 am #163820
Sunday, June 13
Memphis vs. Gwinnett: Bernardo Flores Jr LHP (2-2, 5.48) 2:05
Springfield vs. Arkansas: Dalton Roach RHP (1-3, 6.08) 6:05
Peoria vs. Quad Cities: Michael YaSenka (0-2, 6.49) 1:35
Palm Beach at St. Lucie: Jose Moreno RHP (0-3, 9.28) 11:10 a.m.June 13, 2021 at 7:00 am #163822PugsleyAddamsParticipantPaid - Annual
Peoria could be on the brink of a first. Dropping the first game and then come storming back to take the next 5 games in a series. And what would make the accomplishment extra special would be doing it vs such a quality opponent (QC). I’m not feeling much confidence in today’s game though with YaSeNkA manning the mound. Hope he proves me wrong as this would be an astonishing feat if the Chiefs can pull it off.June 13, 2021 at 8:52 am #163823blingboyParticipantPaid - Annual
I have been around TCN long enough to know it is pointless to encourage taking a rational approach to Gorman. But he hits from the left side and that presents issues with the shift at the MLB level. I hope and pray somebody is teaching the kid to hit instead of patting each other on the back after the MiLB moon shots and adding up the exit velocities and launch angles.
Opponents are already figuring out Dylan Carlson. He is presently .235 BA and .322 OBP while hitting from the left side, which is most of the time. His overall line is propped up by strong numbers from the right side, which is why nobody has yet figured out that .235/.322 will not cut it hitting in the 2 slot, or anywhere up in the order. Gorman will not have the platoon split to obscure the reality so I just hope he knows how to hit.
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