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My guess is that the Orioles were shooting for the moon and if they didn’t get it, they would see how the season went and still probably get a good ransom at the deadline.
Something like Flaherty/Hudson/Mercado would probably be what the Orioles woikd be shooting for at the deadline from St Louis. I wouldn’t want to give that, but if they would do Hicks/O’Neill and a filler I might. Not sure that would beat the Cubs offer though.
Brian, did you have “insider information” to know to be in Palm Beach or were you already planning to be there?
This is a series where the Cardinals really need to win at least three or four. Coming off the clunker with Minnesota, getting the ship righted on the road in San Diego would be a nice start. With Mikolas on the mound, I would expect them to win but the offense needs to score some runs.
I suppose if they were to trade for Machado, the best case scenario would be for them to overpay, still not win and then lose him in the offseason.
Rats, he already is an ace. The days of the Waino, ace goes 7-8 IP every start with a mid 2s ERA are over. Or at least reserved for the very very elite guys. Martinez has an ERA under 2 this year and has given us a great shot to win every one of his starts save for the first one. I’ll take it.
Tbh, if you just watched these two games you would think the Twins were in first place and the Cards were the dregs.
Martinez once again with the costly blunder, this time likely putting the game out of reach.
29 strikes and 26 balls. Definitely not good, and he’s starting to get hit now. Need to buckle down.
Jmart with the solo shot to give the Cards the lead. Cmart with a sloppy inning gives it right back. 1-1
Not a super strong group today, but Odorizzi isn’t an ace and Martinez is. The Cards *should* win this one but we will see.May 8, 2018 at 11:48 am in reply to: Trade Ideas/Acquisition Ideas/Non-Cards Rumors – 2017-2018 #51434
Agree with Scott, and nominally with jager. The Cards could really use a top flight 3B or 1B option. St Louis could actually afford Machado and would be a good option for him as well. I’m not expecting them to pony up the $350+M to make it happen though.
Really not a good performance by the offense. Romero is an ok prospect but it’s not like he’s been dominating the minors.
If I’m the Cards I’m letting Bowman be the sacrificial lamb. Unless they can score to make it a closer game I’m putting him out there for 2+ innings even if he’s awful.
Two on with two out, and Fowler…pops out to RF. Hero last night or not…he should probably not be hitting in the third spot until that average comes up.
And with that, Gant is in trouble again. First and third with one out.
Sac fly for the Twins 3-0 lead.
Romero now with 6 Ks. Gant has settled in too…going to need more timely hits since they’ve all been spread out thus far tonight.
Dejong gets stranded after the double. He’s looking better swinging…and not swinging… lately.
Little better second for Gant. Getting at least 5 and preferably 6 innings from him would be huge.
As for the Twins starter, he’s got some velocity but a few mistakes with the sinker and I think the Cards can get him for 3-4 runs, maybe more.
Fowler’s drive gets pulled in on a great play by the LF, robbing the Cards of a run, maybe two.
32 pitches in the first. That’s not a good sign for the tired bullpen.
Gant scuffling in the first. A walk, passed ball, two doubles…2-0 Twins already.
Stephen Piscotty’s mother passed away last night.
Cool to have the back to back national TV games. Gant has some pressure on him with the bullpen being well used last night. Hopefully the offense can put up some runs and Gant gives us six solid innings, but most importantly…get us to six straight wins.
With all the delays, I was in bed far before this one enfed. Great to get the W on the dramatic homer by the beseiged Fowler. Hoping this helps light a fire under him. Go Cards!
Lester walks in the tying run…wait, nope. He gets the gift call and then gets Wacha to fly out to get out of the inning.