June 26, 2019 at 7:01 pm #95885
Because one earlier game was postponed until later, this will mark the midpoint of the season.
9:10 p.m. RHP Dakota Hudson (6-3, 3.36) vs. RHP Chris Paddack (4-4, 3.18) Fox Sports Midwest // MLBN // KMOXJune 29, 2019 at 1:32 am #96124Euro DandyParticipantFree
Ozuna to the IL due to the injured fingers he sustained in Friday’s game on the pickoff. Cards lose their only run producer for at least 10 days. O’Neill had been doing better recently at Memphis. I guess he gets the call?June 29, 2019 at 11:56 am #96171
It really matters not who is called up, eventually they will fail under the leadership of Schildt. And no pitcher will have cont success with Yadi calling the game. Yes I said it. Yadi is one of the top 5 greatest def catchers in history but I wouldn’t put him in the top 10 of today’s game.
Anyhow back to deadpan or Schildt as he signs his checks. As like many Cardinal fans, I thought change would be good after last years sub par start. Although I was more about getting rid of Mabry than MM but after our late surge last year I thought perhaps this is a good change. I was wrong. Schildt s lack of leadership quality was proven last September. His lack of confidence in his 5 starters to is obvious.
Bottom line is until we get a manager with leadership quality and A catcher that is able to adjust with today’s game and not rely on video from 5 years ago from a now aging ex all star. Last year when Yadi was out for a couple weeks, they brought in Pena and some other catcher. The start ers Era was under 3.00. The 2 weeks after Yadi came back, the era was over 5.00. I guess they were just missing their pitches for those 2 weeks.June 29, 2019 at 11:59 am #96172
I understand Yadi is a god in st.louis and will always be respected and admired and I agree with that but so will Lou Brock, and bob Gibson, but it doesn’t mean I want them on my rotation or outfield nowJune 29, 2019 at 12:08 pm #96174
Reminds me of the old Musial joke. I don’t have the numbers right but the story is close to accurate.
Q: Stan, against today’s pitching, what do you think you would hit?
Q: Just .280?
Stan: Well, I AM 80 years old.June 29, 2019 at 12:18 pm #96175
On the serious side, catcher’s ERA is considered far more of a curiosity than a credible stat. I can’t even find the 2019 numbers. But if Francisco Pena was close to that much better than Molina defensively, he wouldn’t be the journeyman he is.June 29, 2019 at 12:18 pm #96176
I also understand that our hitting has been more the problem than our pitching. Yadi is still an elite catcher and calls good games but he’s not as good as he used to be. All the homers we have allowed isn’t always from bad pitch location.June 29, 2019 at 12:20 pm #96177
On that point, we agree. If the pitcher hit his location on the pitch Molina called but it gets thumped, Molina certainly shares the responsibility. Because that is not always easy to ascertain, the pitcher takes the heat 99.9% of the time. But this is the same everywhere in baseball, where home runs are being hit at a record pace in 2019.June 29, 2019 at 12:31 pm #96179gscottarParticipantPaid - Annual
If Tyler is called up I hope he gets to play everyday. It will be a big audition for him. He could be a trade chip or this could be a preview of our OF next year.June 29, 2019 at 12:40 pm #96184
In no way am I saying that Molina has lost it and should never start a game nor even be our everyday catcher although I can see from my previous post how that could be construed. But I think Yadi can be a great teacher and has so much to teach and who better for a younger catcher to learn from than one of the greatest of all time. Instead of calling all these journeyman catchers, or aging catchers, give our young catchers a chance like maybe a couple starts a week or during inter league games on the road and have Yadi play DH. You can only learn so much from watching from the bench.June 29, 2019 at 12:43 pm #96186gscottarParticipantPaid - Annual
If Molina or anyone else on this team gets a contract extension I will scream.June 29, 2019 at 12:43 pm #96187
I would like to see an outfield of Thomas, Bader, and, O’Neill with an infield of Munoz, DeJong, Wong, and Goldy. At least for this year.June 29, 2019 at 1:15 pm #96190Cardinals27ParticipantPaid - Annual
This team needs a shock. They have been stuck in the doldrums for far too long. Kind of reminds me of our team prior to the Lackey trade. The FO tried to rattle some cages.
Goldschmidt, among others, needs to step up. That is what we got him for, right? Carp needs to start hitting, or ride the bench more often.June 29, 2019 at 1:52 pm #96195BlackHillsCardParticipantFree
Anybody watching the London Series today? I’m getting a giddy feeling thinking about the Cardinals playing there next year. I wonder what 15 pitchers they will bring with them?June 29, 2019 at 5:07 pm #96208Cardinal in FranceParticipantFree
BW: Seems I read that joke somewhere long ago as a Ty Cobb line. On the other hand perhaps they’re both apocryphal.June 29, 2019 at 5:41 pm #96209
Last year after 80 games we were 42-38, 5gb. We are very fortunate that our struggles have coincided with the Cubs and Brewers struggles. This could be a season where under 90 wins will win the division. Although it may be anti climatic in how these 3 teams get there, it is shaping up to be quite a finish. I don’t foresee any of those 3 teams running away with the division because even if one team were to go on a mini winning streak, the other 2 will follow suit.
I would like to have a game where we score in 5 different innings even if it’s just 1 run.June 29, 2019 at 5:47 pm #96211
We have placed OF Marcell Ozuna (small fractures at the base of the 3rd and 4th fingers on the right hand) on the 10-day IL. RHP John Brebbia has been placed on the Paternity List.
OF Tyler O’Neill and OF Lane Thomas have been recalled from Memphis (AAA). pic.twitter.com/ps7Vbt6egF
— St. Louis Cardinals (@Cardinals) June 29, 2019June 29, 2019 at 5:50 pm #96212
Would Schildt dare put Thomas, Edman, ONeill, and Munoz in the lineup?June 29, 2019 at 5:53 pm #96213
1. Tommy Edman (S) 3B
2. Jose Martinez (R) RF
3. Paul DeJong (R) SS
4. Paul Goldschmidt (R) 1B
5. Tyler O’Neill (R) LF
6. Dexter Fowler (S) CF
7. Yadier Molina (R) C
8. Kolten Wong (L) 2B
9. Dakota Hudson (R) PJune 29, 2019 at 6:17 pm #96214RatsbuddyParticipantFree
Cubs lead the Reds 5-0 in the 8th. Baez a grand slam
r/RatJune 29, 2019 at 7:06 pm #96216stlcard25ParticipantPaid - Annual
I like the look of that lineup tonight. Call it a hunch, but I think that bunch could put up an 8 spot. Hopefully Hudson can keep pitching well.June 29, 2019 at 7:38 pm #96221forsch31ParticipantFree
Brian, Baseball Reference, has info on ERA by catcher. Go down to Player Advanced Fielding and you can sort by ERA.June 29, 2019 at 7:47 pm #96222BlackHillsCardParticipantFree
Shildt is finally taking my advice in batting JMart second but he completely the rest of my lineup. I’ll take it, though.June 29, 2019 at 9:19 pm #96232Euro DandyParticipantFree
Edman leads off the game with a HR. Next three make outs. Okay Hudson, there’s your run — go get ’em.June 29, 2019 at 9:36 pm #96234PugsleyAddamsParticipantPaid - Annual
I think we’ve found our leadoff hitter….if Shildt doesn’t start feeling sorry for Carp and insert his veteran back in there.
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