August 4, 2019 at 6:22 pm #100915Cardinal in FranceParticipantFree
Well, that was not a fun game to watch.August 4, 2019 at 6:24 pm #1009161964cardsParticipantPaid - Annual
That hurt. Was hoping to get out of Oakland with a split. Now three games against the Dodgers. Need to play better than they did this weekend.August 4, 2019 at 6:35 pm #100917WoosterParticipantFree
Gants supposed relief in the 8th resulting in a gift run, the at bats in the 9th, swinging at balls in the dirt and playing for the walk sum up this trip. Looks like a return to before the all star break. A good team would rise up in a 1 run game and make a game out of it. Two bad ones in a row now. Hmmm-2 runs on 5 hits, gave up 4, one a free pass.Go Cardinals! Better days ahead!August 4, 2019 at 6:59 pm #100918stlcard25ParticipantPaid - Annual
1.5 games back now. Not looking good unless the offense can really hit its stride fast.August 4, 2019 at 7:29 pm #100919ZTRParticipantFree
They really need to take 2 of 3 from the Dodgers……
Well, We’ll see. As long as they don’t fall further out than 3-4 games there’s still a legitimate chance.
Sure, we’ll always have 2011 but how often will something like that happen?August 4, 2019 at 8:06 pm #100921BlackHillsCardParticipantFree
Shildt loves playing infielders in the outfield. I wonder when he’ll switch it up with outfielders playing in the infield?August 4, 2019 at 8:40 pm #100924858booyahParticipantFree
I was spot on predicting 5 runs total for the 2 games after our 8 run outburst Thursday. This is a mediocre offense that has never gotten any of it’s big 3 hitters on track at the same time all season. Imagine if they had a good run from Ozuna, Carpenter or Goldschmidt.August 4, 2019 at 9:12 pm #100930CardsRedSox4EverParticipantFree
Well, we certainly played better w/o Carp and Ozuna. Yes, the As have a really good pitching staff, but our guys looked totally lost at the plate. Why is it that I (and “we”, I’m sure) know what pitch is coming next, but our batters can’t figure that out? A professional hitter should not be swinging at pitches that bounce, or are several inches off the plate. I wonder if our guys were partying at Fisherman’s Wharf the last couple of nights? Does the team have a rule on that?August 4, 2019 at 10:07 pm #100933mudvilleParticipantPaid - Annual
What’s going to happen if Carpenter still can’t hit?August 4, 2019 at 11:54 pm #100937858booyahParticipantFree
I think what ends up happening is that Edman or Munoz end up in a time share with him. If it’s mid September and we end up falling off a cliff then my guess is they’ll safely tuck him away and work on his game in the offseason.
Right now playing both he and Ozuna in the lineup is a bit foolish but you got to get one of the other back in gear. Right now Carpenter himself is killing this teams playoff-division chances.August 5, 2019 at 12:08 am #100939mspaidParticipantFree
I hope you’re right but unfortunately, I think there is a good chance that the offense HAS already hit its stride.August 5, 2019 at 7:56 am #100950
I thought we were over playing people in potions they shouldn’t be playing.. when we got rid of the last manager…but i guess even this one is dumb enough to put Edman in the OF when he hasn’t played there since he was 12 or 13…unreal how stupid this org is gettingAugust 5, 2019 at 10:04 am #100974forsch31ParticipantFree
Onyx, while it may not be much of a difference, Edman played a couple of games in the OF at Memphis before he was ever called up to St. Louis for the first time. I don’t think he is currently 12 or 13.August 5, 2019 at 10:15 am #100977stlcard25ParticipantPaid - Annual
Forsch, it still seems kind of silly to play an infielder in the outfield when you’ve got an actual outfielder on your roster. Not to mention, Edman is a 78 wRC+ hitter right now, so it’s not like his bat screams “must play.” Lane Thomas would have been fine, no doubt.August 5, 2019 at 10:17 am #100978
Sorry Forsch i was reading a comment Edman made when he was asked the last time he played Of….either way it is beyond stupid of the manager to do that when Lane THomas would have been a TON better option….it isn’t like Edman hitting great right nowAugust 5, 2019 at 10:22 am #100981forsch31ParticipantFree
I agree that Thomas should have played over Edman in the OF. I just don’t like ranting misinformation.August 5, 2019 at 10:41 am #100984
Well Edman himself was the one who gave the misinformationAugust 5, 2019 at 4:00 pm #101003Euro DandyParticipantFree
Yes, Thomas should have logged more innings by now. Playing Edman in the OF seems questionable, but he might be athletic enough to pull it off with proper prep work. The unknown factor equals unnecessary risk when there is a better alternative. As for Muñoz, it seems ridiculously stupid to put him in the OF with Thomas riding the pine. The eye test is pretty clear with Muñoz, not to mention the data.
Shildt seems so Matheny-like on this issue. It’s hard to image two professional managers could be this half-baked in their lineup construction. You put your players in positions to succeed. Hmmm, I wonder what the common thread is? I give a nod to the improvements this year, but to see this organization be so flippant at times towards defense the last few years is disappointing.
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