I was at tonight’s game. Flaherty looks lost on the mound. He looks like a 9th grader who is trying to learn how to pitch. I hate to say it…..but Shildt or Maddux, or both, have to be held at least partially accountable for this. Flaherty needs to be sent down to Memphis. He’s too far gone to be straightened out at the major league level.
Joke of the night. Carpenter being ‘gifted’ a triple on a CF misplay. Ozuna got an error for practically the same thing – poor judgement of a fly ball. But it got the Cards a couple of runs. Who is going to challenge it? The CF doesn’t want an error and MCarp doesn’t want it to be an error as bad as he needs hits. But to be awarded a triple is a real stretch. Anyway Carp came back to appear twice more with runners on base and……strikeout and flyout. Jose had a couple of chances too and blew it.
Ricky Horton describing where a batter should stand in the box comes in second place for jokes of the night. He didn’t bother to explain that .290+ batting average.
Once again we blow a chance to gain ground on the first place Cubs. The entire NL Central lost. Our team should realize that when the Cubs get Kimbrel they are probably going to start winning more of these close games that they are currently losing but I guess Mo and Shildty have them convinced that everything is groovy.
I agree with Mark Saxon (still don’t care for him). San Diego has three LHP in their rotation. Seattle has three LHP in their rotation. San Francisco has two. Chances are we will face several lefties in the next couple weeks. If not before, Edman and Muñoz deserve several starts each against them to see what they can do. Plus Marp could use a break to see if he can work out his swing issues.