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    Woodford getting a garbage time inning is just more disrespect in my opinion. But if Injuries keep popping up, they may not have a choice.

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    Nootbar not getting it done, but with all these injuries it may not matter. Guys are so fragile anymore.

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    Great overall game tonight. Miami has some great pitching though we didn’t see it tonight. Their defense is pretty horrible though.

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    Well Bob Reed, like I said until I see these guys in the majors, I grade them at zero. Speed and strong arms doesn’t mean that much. Lots of guys have had those abilities and didn’t translate to great defense. I already can see Gorman is below average at second. He’s serviceable and maybe his offense will make up for it but we will see. Far as those bopper guys, I’m always cautious of guys whose normal or natural position is first or third base unless they are gold glove types so you see my thinking. Since minor league games aren’t on tv I don’t have any visuals to verify anything and I don’t trust numbers. Time will tell, maybe this is a good lineup. I just have to see first before I agree

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    Now bader injured, this is crazy. I don’t know. With the pitching staff really sucking overall and a much poorer defense on the field, we may be in for rough times. The only thing saving us is we are in a historically bad division. But saying that, we just got beat two out of three by one of those really horrible teams

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    Mismanagement of a player has nothing to do with him being a number one, three, or five place starter. Now if Woodford had sucked and was bad, nobody would be saying anything and this thread would be short. But that’s not the case. Far as what he is number wise on this pitching staff, hard to say. Traditionally he slots as a possible 5th starter great middle relief but on this particular staff he probably slots higher. I mean matz and Hudson to me aren’t really number three starters, maybe 4 but that’s a maybe. I think Woodford can be just as effective as they are lots of times. We have flaherty, injured now but he wasn’t pitching well at all, even waino hasn’t pitched like a high end starter. Only mikolas really far as our main starting core. Have to wait and see on pallante. That’s my take, don’t care about what any numbers say, my eyes tell me more. The only thing is we really haven’t seen much of Woodford because of his mismanagement. Mentally he has to be struggling. It’s why I said he should be traded or released. A new surrounding with management that cares more for it’s players might be a better fit for him.

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    I’m not sold on a lot of these guys. Gorman’s just a traditional bopper. Strikes out a lot. Yepez is average. Lots of those guys have only played in minors so to me they are still at zero. I like Donovan more than those guys tight now though I still consider him suspect. The defense on this lineup pans out as average. So no I’m not too impressed with that lineup.

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    Well just got back from Smokies to see we lost 6-5. Flaherty only went two innings because of shoulder stiffness. That right there is the main reason. It’s already well known we have some weak relief pitchers. Flaherty should never have come up, let him get right and well in the minors.

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    Well boys you are going to have to carry on this weekend without me. I’m down ony favorite place the Smokies this weekend, going to see my boy Alan Jackson in Knoxville tomorrow night. So let’s get the bats going. Go cardinals

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    With the lack of quality arms and no day off I think not using our best arms in a almost certain defeat was a good decision today. Best to take the split snd not wear out your better arms going into Chicago. I didn’t see but Hudson was terrible. Waino and him didn’t get it done against an average hitting team. Still we are in first place.

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    Tough win there, maybe a little lucky but got it done. At worst we will leave Milwaukee in first place tie.

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    Well lots of strike outs tonight. That last pitcher for the brewers was pretty nasty though. If we can get the job done here in the bottom of the 9th, it will be a nice win in spite of all those strike outs.

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    Well that was a bad at bat by arenado. I know he hit the homer earlier but still. A sac fly would have been nice. I like arenado and like his signing but you look at arenado and compare him to pujols back in his prime in those situations and it’s not close. Pujols was money during those moments.

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    Well I think he was still hot for a while after that Wooster. He tends to run hot n cold and I think a day off could help him though with O’Neil out can we sacrifice defense. I say put Donovan and nooty with Carlson and we will be fine. Just look at what edman did with the 2-0 pitch that was basically the same pitch bader took. While I have no issue with guys taking pitches when up in count, I still think you should be looking to swing at pitch and location. A 91 mph fastball down the middle tailing into your zone fits that bill. Just drop the bathead on it. It didn’t even seem to bother him that he took it so I say rest.

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    I think bader needs a day off. He’s just in a funk. Hit one ball hard into the shift but that last at bat was horrible. He should kill that pitcher, he took a perfect pitch to hit right down the middle, then weakly fouled off two pitches that had big hit me letters all over them before striking out on a way inside pitch. Day game tomorrow, give him the day off.

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    Oviedo so far looking good in this relief role. I’m sure someone is talking somewhere how he needs to get a start but I like him just where he’s at right now.

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    Pujols needs to stop swinging at the low stuff. He can’t really do anymore than a weak grounder with it at this point.

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    Well I prefer bader batting 9th but that’s just me. Having him possibly on in front of guys who can hit is a plus to me. Waino just didn’t really pitch well tonight. Another no decision at best. To Me he’s starting to look like a 40 year old pitcher. Still competes though.

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    Well we pay for having a weaker defensive outfielder out there. It’s the risk you take when you go for offense. Waino throwing a lot of pitches and not through five yet. Just not hitting his spots or guys aren’t chasing whichever you feel.

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    Well a few hard hit balls mostly at people but mostly a lot of weak hitting. This pitcher had been struggling but no better team to face to get your pitching stats back in line than the Cardinals.

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    Just depends on the lefty. Bader didn’t look all that hot in his first at bat though not the only one.

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    Well goldy got us going with a two run homer tonight.

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    Why would I a true original cardinal fan ponder listening to the reds announcers.

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    I guess it’s ok to pitch helsley two innings tonight. Just rediculous. Great win but just a joke of a manager.

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    I don’t really understand bringing helseley in here with a 4 run lead. I mean I don’t generally have an issue with it but I do in context with what marmol said the other day about not using him vs red Sox when it was close. He said he won’t use him when we are behind. But he will use him when we have a 4 run lead. Just silly. Best to use him when he can do the most good. Even average pitchers can pitch with a 4 run lead. I understand with the pitchers he has already used tonight why he is doing it but it just shows how bad a manager he is.

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