April 16, 2019 at 8:12 pm #87742
It appears this year’s match up with the Brewers is a no contest — or maybe we should just say “no mas,” giving a nod to the recent trip south of the border. Pedro’s “daddy” comment comes to mind. Baseball is a marathon and things will change, but it’s hard to envision the Cards seriously competing with their roster this year. They’ve made some great moves and built something really nice.April 16, 2019 at 8:34 pm #87744
I don’t think he needs to be optioned. I just think he needs to speak from the heart and not be a company man. I like him but the comment was off base. You can’t tell me anyone likes what they see out of this staff.
It’s not just the ERA. It’s fact we have to dig into our pen so early into games because the starters can’t seem to throw strikes or lack command of their plus pitches and serve them up on a platter.
I mean the it’s early excuse is wearing thin. I mean 36 year old Adam Wainwright can go 6 innings 2 out of his 3 starts this year. What everyone else excuse?
I mean I hate to say this. Milwaukee could very well be that much better than us and everyone else in the central. Which is bad news for our playoff hopes.April 16, 2019 at 8:42 pm #87745
why bring Helsley in now? Gallegos k’d Yelich before.April 16, 2019 at 8:45 pm #87746
Nothing against the individuals involved, but it is generally not a good thing when the two pitchers called up that day from the minor leagues have both appeared by the fifth inning that same night.
— Brian Walton (@B_Walton) April 17, 2019April 16, 2019 at 8:46 pm #87747
Did you expect anything else?? Yelich homersApril 16, 2019 at 8:47 pm #87748PugsleyAddamsParticipantPaid - Annual
Now it’s time to hit the bastar-!April 16, 2019 at 8:47 pm #87749stlcard25ParticipantPaid - Annual
I’m about sick of Y* by now.April 16, 2019 at 8:49 pm #87750
He should’ve thrown a fastball to Yelich but hey welcome to the bigs kid! lolApril 16, 2019 at 8:50 pm #877511964cardsParticipantPaid - Annual
I agree Brian … Why do they even pitch to Yellich in that situation? You are throwing a guy who just arrived from AAA and you have him throw to the reincarnation of Babe Ruth.April 16, 2019 at 8:50 pm #87752
Why are you sick of him?? He is doing his job. Our manager handed him that opportunity in a platter.April 16, 2019 at 8:51 pm #87753
It’s amazing our pitchers seem to nibble and fall behind too many batters, but have no trouble laying one over the plate time after time for Yelich.April 16, 2019 at 8:52 pm #87754
why bring Helsley in now? Gallegos k’d Yelich before.
If the starters can’t go through or are expected to go through the 2nd part of the order. What makes you think the bullpen let alone a guy fresh from AAA can get lucky twice. lolApril 16, 2019 at 8:53 pm #87755
TLR has always talked about putting guys in a position to succeed. I am struggling to understand the choice of Helsley to make his MLB debut to pitch to Yelich with two on.April 16, 2019 at 8:55 pm #87756
I agree Brian. Why bring him to face Yelich?April 16, 2019 at 8:55 pm #87757stlcard25ParticipantPaid - Annual
It’s probably the same feeling that fans had watching the Cards for many years… they take average or slightly above average players and make them superstars, sign aging players and nobodies and somehow they end up being great. I’m convinced at this point that if Mike Trout put on a Cardinals uniform, he would magically become a bumbling CF who stole 5 bases and hit .250.
Y*, Cain, Moustakas, Thames, Aguilar, etc…it just works for them.April 16, 2019 at 9:09 pm #87760
I agree Brian. Why bring him to face Yelich?
I can think of one reason. Throw away game by Shildt.April 16, 2019 at 9:11 pm #87761
much better results going to the fastball that inning. Not facing Yelich helps.April 16, 2019 at 9:12 pm #87762
858, if that was the case, he would have just left Gallegos in the game.April 16, 2019 at 9:15 pm #877631964cardsParticipantPaid - Annual
The kid got a hit! Rally starter?April 16, 2019 at 9:46 pm #87766April 16, 2019 at 9:47 pm #87767
Plate ump had a very wide zone for Gyorko. Off the edge inside was a called strike, and way off the edge outside was also a called strike for the K. 200 would be a great batting average if it was called like that consistently.April 16, 2019 at 9:51 pm #87768
Tyler Webb must be wondering what all the hullabaloo over Yelich is. He struck him out on four pitches and made him look pedestrian on two swinging misses.April 16, 2019 at 9:52 pm #87769
858, if that was the case, he would have just left Gallegos in the game.
Maybe there was a limit that he was willing to go with Gallegos and that limit was facing Yelich a 2nd time. I mean sure you can burn Giovonni because you’ve got an off day tomorrow but Shildt didn’t.
Honestly other than the homer RH looks like a guy who can come in and take the place of Mayers in the bullpen no problem. Didn’t seem to be rattled after that.April 16, 2019 at 9:55 pm #87770CardsRedSox4EverParticipantFree
And Wilson strikes out the side. Bad call by the ump on Gyorko’s ring up, but Cards shouldn’t complain. Poor offense most of the game and poor managing—8 LOB so far and 2/6 RISP, plus the questionable pitching substitutions. They’re right where they deserve to be. Need to regroup for tomorrow.April 16, 2019 at 10:00 pm #87771
Having Wieters and Munoz batting in the 9th in Goldy’s and DeJong’s spots when trailing makes it seem like the manager perhaps did some questionable maneuvering during the game. Or maybe he just said the hell with this game before those moves.
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