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April 30, 2021 at 7:44 pm in reply to: 2021 Cardinals MLB Game 26 thread – Friday, April 30 at Pirates #159739
Carpenter has found his special purpose.
Sorry to say he was wincing in the dugout. Along with his smiles.April 30, 2021 at 7:34 pm in reply to: 2021 Cardinals MLB Game 26 thread – Friday, April 30 at Pirates #159733
Two doubles for Arenado?? Sounds like neither was exactly tattooed, but we’ll take the BABIP luck.
No luck whatsoever. They have a terrible LFer, who also can’t run the bases. He rounded 2nd by 12 feet when he was bunted over from first, and easily thrown out.April 29, 2021 at 11:49 pm in reply to: 2021 Cardinals MLB Game 24 thread – Wednesday, April 28 vs Phillies #159637
Congratulations! Fatherhood is hard and wonderful.April 29, 2021 at 6:13 pm in reply to: 2021 Cardinals MLB Game 25 thread – Thursday, April 29 vs Phillies #159617
Really cool watching Carp’s HR go in and out of the fielder’s glove. Carp would have been crushed.April 29, 2021 at 2:21 pm in reply to: 2021 Cardinals MLB Game 25 thread – Thursday, April 29 vs Phillies #159592
Agreed. Miller always makes me nervous.
That pitch to Cutch was 78mph dog meat.April 28, 2021 at 11:56 pm in reply to: 2021 Cardinals MLB Game 24 thread – Wednesday, April 28 vs Phillies #159517
Here is were you have to pitch to three guy rule sucks
Shildt was quoted by Gooold as saying he would have taken Cabby out directly after Harper if allowed.
The solution is to have a ‘fake an injury’ sign for your catcher to flash the pitcher.April 26, 2021 at 9:03 pm in reply to: 2021 Cardinals MLB Game 22 thread – Monday, April 26 vs Phillies #159253
Good job by Carp to chase Wheeler. I wonder how valuable a player would be that drew a walk each and every PA and had zero ABs for the year. That could be the new Carp. No more worries about the shift.April 26, 2021 at 1:00 am in reply to: 2021 Cardinals MLB Game 21 thread – Sunday, April 25 vs. Reds #159173April 26, 2021 at 12:39 am in reply to: 2021 Cardinals MLB Game 21 thread – Sunday, April 25 vs. Reds #159171
Mark McGwire walked away from 2/$15m iirc.
JJ – thank you. I want to point out that KK would have likely received a QS had he not been returning from injuring and on an 85-90 pitch limit.April 24, 2021 at 12:57 pm in reply to: 2021 Cardinals MLB Game 19 thread – Friday, April 23 vs. Reds #159059
Thanks for the superb PBP, good to read it.
You made my wife laugh, hilarious!
It was indeed very very good.
Wait…people don’t wear leashes, says Goold…April 24, 2021 at 2:16 am in reply to: 2021 Cardinals MLB Game 19 thread – Friday, April 23 vs. Reds #159016
So much for “when O’Neill returns Carp will return to the bench”. Wth is wrong with Schildt? Has he had a brain injury?
With outfielder Tyler O’Neill activated Friday after a groin pull and one day away from returning to the starting lineup to buy him a little more time after he fouled a ball off his foot in his final simulated gameApril 24, 2021 at 12:55 am in reply to: 2021 Cardinals MLB Game 19 thread – Friday, April 23 vs. Reds #159015
garlic rosemary rack of lamb
Me too, but Costco $9/pound, not grass fed. Cheap enough for a special treat.
Thanks for the pbp, good to read it. Bad day for my fandom, with Ronnie O’Sullivan out of the World Snooker Championship. If he knew what baseball was, I’m sure he’d be a Cardinals fan!
This SI article is mostly on Bruce’s retirement ‘because of the shift’ but mentions Carp in context.
Kelly has an .888 OPS with 4 HRS.April 22, 2021 at 6:10 pm in reply to: 2021 Cardinals MLB Game 18 thread – Wed, April 21 at Nationals #158909
I’m encouraged by our starters doing better of late. Shame we didn’t win games, but their improvement will also fix our bullpen, with less overuse.
Nothing cures like winning. Any time, boys….April 21, 2021 at 2:00 pm in reply to: 2021 Cardinals MLB Game 18 thread – Wed, April 21 at Nationals #158812
Can somebody explain to me why the DBacks and Reds game was suspended in the 8th inning yesterday due to rain? Why wasnt it a rainout?
Here is the straight skinny from MLB.
Basically since 2008, playoff games that were killed by rain in the 4th inning, or later, like even a drizzle in the 7th of a 6-2 ballgame, were ‘suspended’ with all gameplay preserved, rather than rained out or finished early.
In 2020 this playoff feature was added to the regular season (in some circumstances)
The most frequent cause of a suspended game is when a regulation game is terminated due to weather, and the game is either tied or in the midst of an inning in which the visiting team has taken the lead
2B is pretty good too with Edman
Yes I think he came in 2nd.April 20, 2021 at 11:52 am in reply to: 2021 Cardinals MLB Game 18 thread – Wed, April 21 at Nationals #158668
So O’Neill is eligible to come off the IL on Wednesday, so maybe Friday it will happen, as we all know. Who goes out? Nogo? Dean? Does Carp develop an owie?April 19, 2021 at 12:01 am in reply to: 2021 Cardinals MLB Game 15 thread – Sun, April 18 at Phillies #158569
It’s kind of hard to believe he never had an 85 rbi season
Pugs you have super-high standards, befitting a Cardinals fan. But do you know how many batters in the NL had 80+ rbi while batting first, in the years 2013-2019? One batter, Charlie Blackmon, accomplished in two different years. During those seven years, Carp finished 1,1,2,2,3,4,and 14th (2019)(not in chronological order)
NL rbi leaders while batting first. 2013
Yes he looks like toast now, especially if he is widening his zone. He can still barrel the ball, but he sure is striving.April 18, 2021 at 2:46 pm in reply to: 2021 Cardinals MLB Game 15 thread – Sun, April 18 at Phillies #158509
At least we were perfect with RISP.April 15, 2021 at 2:02 pm in reply to: 2021 Cardinals MLB Game 10 thread – Mon, April 12 vs. Nats #158177
The sport is much stronger for the changes that have happened since the days of it being a Northeast/Midwest and white-only sport.
Heartily agree, Card25. That’s why I find the ongoing discussions about HOF inclusions from the Negro Leagues so interesting. So glad these players that were denied their proper places in society are being recognized.
And on the issue of dilution, during to 50’s, MLB mostly drew players from North America, but has a history of foreign/born players from about 26 counties prior to 1950. But realistically, MLB was drawing from about a 200-300m population.
Since the 50s, if you count the current population of countries that have either hosted or won a Baseball World Cup, their population is about 850m. And of course the number of Major League teams has about doubled.
On the other hand, if you throw minor leagues into the evaluation, baseball has shrunk in the US, and I’m saddened by the losses to baseball at its roots. Post WWII we had 400+ teams in 50+ leagues.April 13, 2021 at 9:47 pm in reply to: 2021 Cardinals MLB Game 11 thread – Tue, April 13 vs. Nats #158078
Carp -see ball, hit ball. Simple.
This is the third or fourth time you’ve made a comment like this. I think what you are missing is that the advanced metrics are not for the batter while he/she is having an AB. It’s not like they are wearing special contacts, or implants like in the old ESPN Pujols ‘Machine’ commercials. The stats are to understand why hitters are successful or not, and how to get better. Ten years ago, BABIP was the rage, with regression to the mean being the mantra of some. Then the correlative analysis came out, that showed that BABIP was sustainable based on launch angle and exit velocity. It’s not for the batter during an AB. It’s to let them know how far away they are when they are slumping or just missing. Carp, for instance, has been just missing. It’s why he’s being getting so many batting opportunities even without results, until today. Yes you could say he was lucky Castro made an error at SS today, but when you hit it at 105mph you make your own luck.April 13, 2021 at 9:29 pm in reply to: 2021 Cardinals MLB Game 11 thread – Tue, April 13 vs. Nats #158075
I was surprised they gave an error on carps hit. It should be an error but they routinely in this day and age give guys hits on hard hit balls that aren’t played well even if they get a glove on it.
It hit off Castros’s chest, after deflecting off his glove. Whatever it was, it hurt.