March 23, 2019 at 7:25 am #84508
Saturday’s lineup at the Nats vs. Stephen Strasburg:
1. Drew Robinson (L) SS
2. Dexter Fowler (S) RF
3. Paul Goldschmidt (R) 1B
4. Tyler O’Neill (R) LF
5. Matt Wieters (S) C
6. Yairo Munoz (R) CF
7. Tommy Edman (S) 2B
8. Max Schrock (L) 3B
9. Miles Mikolas (R) PMarch 23, 2019 at 7:45 am #84510Cardinals27ParticipantPaid - Annual
2 regulars and 2 semi regulars in the lineup, wow. I thought there would be more regulars wanting/needing AB’s since we are near the end of spring training.March 23, 2019 at 7:53 am #84512CariocaCardinalParticipantPaid - Monthly
I wonder what should be read into the positiinons of some of the players. Munoz in CF and Robinson at SS. Is that because that is how Shildt sees them best utilized or is he trying to see how they look still? Edman at 2B and Shrock at 3B. Same type of question.March 23, 2019 at 12:21 pm #84527
Not a good outing for Mikolas so far. But he did homer.March 23, 2019 at 3:26 pm #84530Bob ReedParticipantFree
Tyler O’Neill with 4 hits today, and none of them homers? Must have the flu.
Star of the day was Dakota Hudson, though. Bailed out Bambino Mikolas with 6 shutout innings. The Nationals lineup that rocked Miles for 5 XBH’s in 3 innings couldn’t managed a single extra base hit versus Hudson.
I’ll say it again. If Hudson can learn to elevate a 4-seamer just 10-12 times a game, and upgrade his command a bit, he can be something like the 2014-17 version of Jake Arrieta. That is, plenty of groundouts but strikeouts too, and 190 innings per year, 2.67 ERA, 3.04 FIP, 3.25 x-FIP. That’s the plausible Cy ceiling. Dakota’s stuff is that hard to square up.March 24, 2019 at 8:13 am #84556March 24, 2019 at 11:19 am #84570
Goldy is locked in! 1-0 CardsMarch 24, 2019 at 12:18 pm #84572RatsbuddyParticipantFree
Did he jack one?March 24, 2019 at 12:25 pm #84573
Sure did! Flaherty was excellent. Fowler not looking good at all. Wong and Bader still looking for their swing. For the Marlins Gallen has looked great other than the homer by Goldy.March 24, 2019 at 1:31 pm #84574
Evan Mendoza’s walkoff single creates a 2-1 win on Sunday. St. Louis ends its Florida games with a record of 12-15-4. Monday’s game will be in Memphis against the Redbirds.March 24, 2019 at 2:45 pm #84577858booyahParticipantFree
Nice 2-1 win to end Training in Jupiter. Let’s see if the offense carries over north.
Webb looked good today. Let’s see if we’ll miss him 1-2 games to open the season.March 24, 2019 at 3:38 pm #84580mudvilleParticipantPaid - Annual
Kodi Whitley?March 25, 2019 at 3:01 pm #84660March 25, 2019 at 4:04 pm #84667bccranParticipant
Did Montero make the Memphis team?March 25, 2019 at 7:08 pm #84672858booyahParticipantFree
Ozuna blasts a 3 run homer off Waino.March 25, 2019 at 7:10 pm #84674
Did Montero make the Memphis team?
To be determined. Opening Day is still 10 days away. Extra players are on this trip.
For subscribers, I posted my annual prediction of the opening Memphis roster. I opened a thread on the Member Forum to discuss.March 25, 2019 at 7:59 pm #84678BlackHillsCardParticipantFree
Not sure if this game is a confidence booster for the offense or morale killer for Waino.March 25, 2019 at 8:37 pm #84680
I dunno. Wainwright is so incessantly positive that I doubt his morale can be killed.March 25, 2019 at 9:01 pm #84684
St. Louis defeats Memphis, 6-3 to close its spring exhibition season.March 26, 2019 at 10:40 am #84711March 26, 2019 at 12:15 pm #84715gscottarParticipantPaid - Annual
Andrew Miller looked good last night which is a good sign after his concerning Florida performance.May 30, 2019 at 12:54 am #92198BlackHillsCardParticipantFree
All 30 MLB teams have questions. In the area of starting pitching, the Cards are in a better place than the vast majority of them.
If I was to worry about anything regarding pitching, it would be the pen, but again, most of the guys getting bombed this spring are not the top contenders for jobs right now.
As I said earlier, there were a ton of questions regarding the pitching staff and those questions have gained lots of traction. I did, however, think Mikolas would be better than he has been. As it turns out its obvious the Cards are not in a better place than the vast majority of other teams.
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