I think problem is we are allergic to starting pitching on offensive side of things. I mean come on, our fricken offense hides when Flaherty pitches. Its so frustrating. I can see us scoring 1 or 2 runs in each of these next two games and being eliminated. I hope I'm wrong.Said on radio today Bader will be benched and Carpenter will be in.
You can ask the same question of other players. I don't think Dejong and Fowler should be playing right now either. But now is not the time for experimenting. Gotta roll with what got you here at this point.Martinez pitching....another mess up. He almost lost the game the other day with his less than stellar performance....WHY DOES SHILDT KEEP PITCHING MARTINEZ in clutch.....enough!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Yea, never put the winning run on base. MAKE them beat you, don't DARE them to beat you.I would have preferred to leave Miller in there to start the 9th. He only faced one batter in the 8th and got the out. I know it sets up the force play and Swanson was 0 For X against Martinez but, I am not a fan of putting the potential winning run on base. With two outs no less.
I have never been a fan of the launch angle / go for the hr or strike out trying method. I long for the days when batting average was more important. I realize it's tough to string together 3-4 hits in an inning but baseball was more exciting when St Lou lead the league in doubles. Getting a hit or walk plus a couple of doubles in an inning was a lot more fun than watching 1 batter get a hr and 3 other guys ground out or even worse strike out.Can't win if the offense doesnt want to score. It's what I said other day. We'll lose these next two games because we can't score runs. I am half way to being correct.
Against Braves starters we have scored 2 runs.
I'.m a fan of, don't let Carlos think too much. Quit callng all the taking too much time between ptches to psych the other team out. Clearly Carlos gets as fugged up as the opposition.Mcann was hitless for the night/Swanson was 2-3/ putting the winning run on base/ its Carlos Martinez/ I'm still butt sore about it, the list goes on hahaha
Agreed. Lotta stress in this series. Several near strokes for me.I could only follow the game on my phone but, pretty sure the organization is out to get me. Errors, loading bases with Braves while clinging to a one run deficit multiple times, stranding runners, two out hit to tie, and then bringing in Martinez again! Not good for my health.
And now do it all again Wednesday.