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Been a long time that a Cardinal team was this hard to watch.
1.) Did Bowman really walk the lead off man?
2.) Did Duke really give up
a 3 run home run on an 0-2 pitch?
3.) Did DeJong really leave the bat on his shoulder on a 3rd strike with the bases loaded?
This team is difficult to understand.
Guess those closers like Sutter, Eckersley, Gossage, Fingers, etc. must have pretty decent if they’re in the HOF. Kinda tough to tear their body of work down.
To your point, Euro – is it my imagination, or do the Cardinals try to steal more bases in the late innings of a close ball game?
Yawn…..good night, Forsch.
Sutter’s WHIP from age 23-29.
1976 – 1.07
1977 – 0.86
1978 – 1.17
1979 – 0.98
1980 – 1.21
1981 – 1.07
1982 – 1.19
This is getting to be mind numbing, Forsch. Rosenthal has had his ups and downs. We’ll see how he does in the future.
If DeJong keeps it up, he can be as big a power threat as anyone else in the NL. 20 home runs and
17 doubles in 288 plate appearances? Wow.
Yes, he lost his closer’s job in 2016. He gave up 48 hits and 29 walks in 40 innings. He lost his job after only 2 years as a successful closer. That’s why some of us can’t get too excited about calling him “one of the best closers in Cardinals history”.
Sure, he’s one of the better closers in Cardinals history in his short tenure (2016 excluded – way excluded). No disputing that. But his tenure as a closer is short compared to others. And he lost his job to Oh until Oh had problems. Let’s see how he holds up in the future, both in both health and productivity.
Yes, to each his own. I have a cadre of players whom I think have a chance to make the majors some day. I scan the box scores quickly each day to see how they did. I don’t have the time or interest to follow the other 90% or so of players in our system, unless they start performing really well. It’s just a personal choice, and a rolling list. For instance, I really don’t want to take time to read the State College article in which it says that Zach Kirtley, who’s hitting .203, had a couple of key hits last week. That’s why I don’t read articles covering each minor league team as a whole. It’s just a personal choice. No offense intended to those who make a vocation of it or spend hours on TCN everyday.
Dogs can get in a fight when two people with dogs on a leash pass on the sidewalk. It’s just an expression.
That’s true, but remains to be seen. I don’t believe he should be compared to the other top closers yet. And the statement that he has had 3 good closing years out of the last 4 couldn’t go unchallenged.
Excellent recap, Brian. Thanks.August 21, 2017 at 7:47 am in reply to: 2017 MLB Game #124: Cards at Pirates (in Williamsport, PA) Sun Aug 20 #31200
An 8 game winning streak made things happen. We have the players. They just need to play consistently good baseball.
Rosenthal as a major leaguer –
2012 – 0 saves
2013 – 3 saves
2014 – 45 saves
2015 – 48 saves
2016 – 14 saves
2017 – 11 saves
Where do you get he was a great closer 3 out of the past 4 years?
Career saves –
Lee Smith – 478
Eckersly – 390
Sutter – 300
Isringhausen – 300
Worrell – 256
Rosenthal – 121
Rosenthal isn’t even in the same league with them.
Good closers do it successfully over a long period of time. Look at Hrabosky, Worrell, Smith, Eckersly, Izzy, etc. Rosenthal has had two good seasons. Just two.
That’s it.August 20, 2017 at 9:16 pm in reply to: 2017 MLB Game #124: Cards at Pirates (in Williamsport, PA) Sun Aug 20 #31171
Leake doesn’t look, act, or perform like a St. Louis
Cardinal.August 20, 2017 at 7:11 pm in reply to: 2017 MLB Game #124: Cards at Pirates (in Williamsport, PA) Sun Aug 20 #31161
Leake should not be a St. Louis Cardinal – on several levels.August 20, 2017 at 6:39 pm in reply to: 2017 MLB Game #124: Cards at Pirates (in Williamsport, PA) Sun Aug 20 #31156
Leake needs to be traded to where he wants to play.
No, 14, we all have our priorities. I log on to read posts and post, but not to read notebooks. I’m sure they’re great. I read all of our minor league teams’ box scores everyday, and keep up to date on an ongoing basis that way.
Whom would you have brought into the game after the rain delay?
If you made it a bullpen game, how would it have set up for today?
Either that, or Lyons starting and Gant moving into long relief?
If someone else goes down in the St. Louis rotation, will it be Gant who fills the spot? Thanks
They should look at Wacha for the back end of the bullpen in