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Rat if I were setting the over/under on O’Neill’s strikeout total tonight (and every night frankly), I’d put it at 1.5. And I would take the over.
Nice lunch by the way.
mike, thanks I try to eat healthy every now and then, but I can eat a couple of dogs, some fries, and wash it all down with a Budweiser with the best of them. What I wouldn’t give to be sitting at Busch this evening in a normal world wolfing down a couple of brats and ordering a big tall bud draft.
And I agree with your lineup totally. I love Carp, but he’s been on the downhill side of things for a few years now. * But he can still draw a walk with the best of them:)
There’s been a whole lot of sabermetric pontificating going on around here. Time to play some ball. Cards/Cubs, Flaherty v Darvish, Friday night, Holiday weekend. Let’s go!
I’m so pumped I’m going to fire up the PK tonight (anybody here know what a PK is?). Onto said PK I am going to throw two skinless salmon filets, marinated in mirin, soy sauce and olive oil. Gonna put that on top of a steaming pile of Near East rice pilaf, with almonds. Sautée a little spinach as well. Wash it all down with a Pinot Noir. Wonder what Pugs is having tonight?
bc, I agree that Bader and O’Neill swing for the fences most of the time. And I am not very high on them, especially O’Neill. And we gave up a good left handed starting pitcher in Marco Gonzales to get him. I hated that trade. But at least we aren’t paying those two guys a king’s ransom as we would’ve had to do to keep Ozuna.
And we have lots of guys who do a good job of situational hitting, e.g., Goldschmidt, Molina, Edman, Miller, Wong. I know Carlson is struggling, but he has the look of a guy will develop into a good situational hitter as well.
For right now, I’d play Bader more because of his defense and speed, as those assets make up somewhat for his lack of hitting ability. I just don’t think O’Neill is ever going to pan out.
Good point, MM3.
And normally I’m a move the runners along type guy. So I am kind of surprised I didn’t like that move at the time. But I didn’t. Just had a bad gut feeling. I’m not going to kill Shildt over that move. I like his moves more often than not.
Ozuna is tearing it up in Atlanta for sure.
But I can’t blame Mo for not re-signing him, mainly because of that bum shoulder and the pitiful soft-toss throw he had to make from left field because of it. (* Mo may deserve some blame for signing him in the first place however, because he had that bum shoulder when we signed him.) Had we known that Covid and the DH were coming, then it might’ve made sense to re-sign him. But then again, I remember Ozuna flailing at a lot of outside sliders in the dirt to strike out in key situations last year.
I tend to prefer hitters who place more emphasis on putting the ball in play with RISP than those who’d rather swing for the fences no matter the count or the situation. I do not miss Ozuna.
Euro. I agree. I did not like the call for Yadi to bunt in that situation, for the reason you mentioned. How many times have we seen Yadi serve a little bloop single out to right center to score the run from second. A bunch.
Two weak at bats by O’Neill and Thomas.
Gallegos not sharp, probably a little tired.
Oh well. That’s baseball. We took a road series. Got a much needed day off tomorrow, before the Cub series. I still like where we are.
Nice job Cabrera. Nice job Shildt knowing exactly when to pull him. Nice job Gant.
Now let’s get some runs. Go Cards.
Bader might’ve caught that. Put him in coach.
Hate to hear that about Fowler. I hope he is okay.
Glad to see Ravelo is healthy and back up.
Speaking of Covid, is Carlos Martinez okay? Forgive me if it’s been covered somewhere, but I haven’t seen any details on him. It’s been awhile now. Is he working out in Springfield? St. Louis? Where exactly is he?
That’s a winner!
That’s a winner!
Chicks love DeJong ball!
(Don’t ban me Brian. Warn me if you have to, but please don’t ban me 😉).
Nice curve ball by Hudson there. Sit down Votto!
Carp may be the best I’ve ever seen at drawing a walk. Not exactly the claim to fame that anybody would aspire to, but it is something I suppose.August 30, 2020 at 9:51 pm in reply to: 2020 Cardinals Game #25 – Sun, Aug. 30 vs. Indians #137748
Don’t overlook the nice running catches by Edman and Carlson to preserve Waino’s complete game. It was almost as if they were preserving a no-hitter. They each swung the bat well today too, along with Dex.
Really good team effort today. We are not star-studded, but this is a good group. Just make the playoffs and anything can happen.
Glad joining this board has helped you. We can all use a little extra help these days. Welcome aboard!August 30, 2020 at 4:19 pm in reply to: 2020 Cardinals Game #25 – Sun, Aug. 30 vs. Indians #137698
Great, gutsy performance by Wainright!
Just what the doctor ordered and the kind of inspiring effort that could rally the team to start a winning streak.
Minuteman3, I feel your pain. I hope this is not your last year on God’s green earth. I look for your posts each day; they brighten my day; we need you here. I know I’m not the only one on this board that feels that way. Godspeed to you sir.August 29, 2020 at 7:12 pm in reply to: 2020 Cardinals Game #24 – Sat, Aug. 29 vs. Indians #137560
Gut wrenching loss and depleted our bullpen in the process. Yadi needs a day off. Long way to go, but we need to stop the bleeding very soon.August 28, 2020 at 10:08 am in reply to: 2020 Cardinals Game #22 – Thu, Aug. 27 vs. Bucs (Game 2) #137243
bc, in addition to pitching I like the way Goldy, Yadi, Miller, and DeJong are swinging the bat. Carlson is struggling at the plate, but I believe he will get better, and he has been great in the field.
Our team OBP is .341, third highest in MLB. For the most part I like our approach at the plate, i.e., taking the ball to the opposite field when it’s pitched that way, moving runners over, aggressive base running (Bader especially), etc. We do need more clutch hitting with runners in scoring position though. Hopefully that will come. Obviously, we could use another big bat in the middle of the order to go along with DeJong and Goldy, but I doubt we’ll trade for anybody. Maybe Carlson can fill that void by the end of the year.
I don’t agree with every move Shildt makes, but overall I think he’s a plus manager. If we can just get into the playoffs, which I think we can, I believe we have a decent chance of making some noise in October.August 27, 2020 at 8:13 pm in reply to: 2020 Cardinals Game #22 – Thu, Aug. 27 vs. Bucs (Game 2) #137200
But we’re just tired. Shildt is playing the long game. It’s the tortoise and the hair. We are the tortoise.
I like this team, and I foresee October baseball.
Thank you Mike Matheny.
Miller can’t field, but he can rake. I’d play him every day.
Are he and Carp the only players in MLB who do not wear batting gloves?
Goldschmidt comes through with the RBI! His OBP is north of .500, leads the majors.
Bases loaded, nobody out. DeJong up; got to make them pay right here.