Look at DeJong out there, giving a shit. They haven't broken him yet.
On the flip side of hating almost everything about this team...I'm enjoying watching DeJong play.
Who's the Red's closer? Nevermind that doesn't matter. It could be Aaron Miles and they'd go 1-2-3.
Dexy's Mid-game Blunders. That's some really good stuff
There's really no excuse not to fire the whole damn coaching staff at this point.
How does every reliever throw 100 now. Wtf.
Man they sure went out with a fight. No quit in this bunch.
Pham had a good at bat
Even Card's Talk looks unhappy.
The ticket prices on StubHub reflect reality
Yadi seemed sooooo really really fired up when playing for his country in the offseason. I was really expecting that spark to translate to this year. Fowler came off a World Series Win and was expecting him to put up similar numbers he did before he got a big contract. Gyorko might be a bit distracted because of a new baby. Piscotty has a mother with a horrible disease. Carpenter is adjusting to not being in the lead off spot (?). Pham is doing his best and better than I was expecting for a guy with eye issues. DeJong is a rookie, but Garcia never plays because he is a great pinch hitter. Diaz is an enigma. Jose Martinez was hot early but seems to be this year's Hazelbaker. Wong is Wong and it seems like he had his head better this year before being injured. Peralta just hurts the team (0 doubles, 0 triples, 0 home runs). Sierra is a rookie but the energy he provided during our winning streak seems to have been squashed.
Our starters have kept us in the game with Waino being lame early and Wacha being lame now. Bullpen has never been great and Seigrest seems to be less of a sure thing than before. Bowman is having problems and one wonders if the league has figured him out. The whole bullpen is above 3.00 besides the two candidates for closer.
Good players make plays. The Cardinals don't have enough good players
Too many failure's to execute fundamental plays and no "real" cleanup man to get that big hit a failure of Moz and Dewitt. The pitching we have should have us well over 500 at this time but eventually it will start to slide not to mention Mike is a piss poor manager.
At least Waino will be in the lineup tomorrow. He should probably bat third. Might also be better off hitting Leake leadoff and CMart in the two hole.
If Gump had a sack he'd embarrass his offense enough to bat Waino third. If Gump had any brains he'd have put Carp leadoff by now. I used to think Carp is a head case because he can't bat anywhere but leadoff. But then today I was watching one of my salesman handle a situation the way I "coached" him. He failed miserably, he's a good salesman but I asked him to do something he's not capable of. Carpenter isn't capable of hitting like a 2-3-4 hitter. He's not wired that way. I still have some belief this offense can produce better. We aren't using our OBP potential....re-wire the batting order Gump! Damnit, what do you have to lose? If $owler complains for batting second or ninth just hand the previous days box score with his batting average highlighted along with a copy of his most recent check
Move Carpenter to leadoff. Send Wacha to the bullpen in favor of Weaver or Marco or Lyons. Release Peralta (and his apparent reluctance to play 1B, lol) when Wong returns.
And find a new 3B coach. Good lord, what is it going to take for that to happen?
Last edited by 85cards; 06-06-2017 at 11:54 AM.
There is no way MM is going to find work for 3 lefty relievers, and you don't need a long man on a 13 man staff. You can give Lyons a start or DL Siegrist. Siegrist's and Cecil's numbers are eerily similar:
Siegrist - 4.79 ERA, 24 G, 20.2 IP, 22 H, 11 R, 11 ER, 3 HR, 13 BB, 21 K, 1.694 WHIP
Cecil ---- 4.05 ERA, 28 G, 20.0 IP, 22 H, 11 R, 9 ER, 3 HR, 10 BB, 21 K, 1.600 WHIP
I could see Wacha being a shutdown reliever as long as they keep him in the role. None of this yo yo nonsense. He clearly can't physically handle the rigors of SP. He's still popping 97 after 90 pitches, so his velocity might even play up in the pen. He gets tired and starts leaving everything up.
And of course he got defensive about it, because why not? His manager's never been able to handle criticism so why should Dexter have to deal with that shit?
It's gonna be a loooooooong 5 years....
But he might get his feelings hurt! Heaven forbid they try to light a fire under someone.
Last edited by Sonicblast12; 06-06-2017 at 03:30 PM.
Grichuk catches that ball fairly easily, IMO.
But Grichuk is in A ball because he isn't Tony Gwynn.
How's Matt Adams doing now? Out of baseball, right?
Maybe Grichuk banged someone's wife.
Me: "Who cares, he doesn't have any strike zone judgement and he'll swing at any crap that's thrown up there. They keep moving him around the lineup and he has no idea what his role is. It's bullshit, they expect him to be a superstar but won't give him chances to succeed. He just needs to sit fastball and let it rip, but he won't because he's all screwed up. Watch, watch, he'll strike out. *Grichuk lines a slider to left field for a double* That's bullshit he shouldn't even have swung at that because his next at bat he's going to be looking slider and will get a fastball and he's playing away from his strength."
Her: "Who's that pitcher named, Matt....Holliday? When does he pitch?"
Me: *impatient sigh*
Her: "Can you watch the game on your iPad, I want to watch Supernatural."
Really I'd be game to watch anything but Cardinal baseball at that point but no, I've actually trained this one fairly well over the last decade+ and now she'll mostly just get puzzled when she sees DeJung or Jose Martinez. She even recognizes Greg Garcia and I'm not sure Garcia's own mother even recognizes him these days. He's been on a milk carton for quite some time.
And she'll even occasionally call out Mike Matheny for doing something stupid. It's at times like those that we have to leave the room for a bit, though not generally any longer than a commercial break....