St Louis Cardinals 2020 season

Not gonna be able to listen to them on the internet unless you are out of market and get mlb.tv. There are "legal" streaming sites you can watch the games on if you can't watch them on TV.
 
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I usually listen on MLB audio, which cost me 20.00 for the season. I signed up during spring training, but I prefer the radio team vs the fox sports Midwest (I do like Jim Edmonds though)
 
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this has been tough with soo many young pitchers out there. We’ve been hanging in some of these games but each game is critical for the cards. It just feels like a crazy uphill battle with many of our starters out. How many rookies have made their debut this past week?
 
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This is pretty rough. A part of me wonders if the team is just fatigued. They have played a lot of games recently and it might be catching up with them? The errors by Yadi over the past 3ish games are uncharacteristic. I dunno. I didn’t expect much after the Covid delayed start to the season. A record of .500 with this ragged schedule might be the best we can do. At least all the youngsters are getting a taste of the big league.
 
Kelso, WA
Cards win 7-2. Wainwright pitches a complete game. That was very refreshing.
 
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4 hitter on Waino's 39th birthday. 2 BB, 9 K's and only 2 runs in game for Indians were scored on Naquin HR in 2nd inning.

And after the last two days, helps give a day of rest for some tired arms in the bullpen.
 
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Trade deals:

Rockies acquire Pillar from Red Sox
Chicago Cubs stock up on southpaws
Marlins both buying and selling by making deals with Diamondbacks and Blue Jays
A's swing deal with Rangers for Minor
Padres add Clevinger in a deadline blockbuster with Indians
Robbie Ray headed to Blue Jays
Padres keep dealing, get Austin Nola from M's
Busy Padres add catcher Castro from Angels
Rockies add bullpen arm in Givens
Cubs land DH Martinez from Rays
Braves add lefty Milone to rotation
San Diego adds some pop in Moreland
Padres bolster bullpen with Rosenthal
A's add former All-Star La Stella in rare swap with Angels
White Sox land Dyson in deal with Pirates
Blue Jays acquire Walker from Mariners
Phillies land pair of relievers in deal with Red Sox


Team batting avg .231 (21st)
Team SLG .370 (26th)
Team OPS .707 (23rd)

Cardinals response to the weak hitting:


 
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I don’t really know why the cardinals strategy is for this year. It’s been kind of all over the place. It seems silly to blow a lot of money on a shortened season but we are in second place. We have a weaker schedule that theoretically could tilt things in our favor and some stronger bats would help. What is Mo thinking?
 
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Lack of moves by Cardinals was to be expected. Especially with so many players getting ready to come off the covid list in the next week or so.

Yes it is true but other than DeJong I don't see the returning COVIDs as having consistent pop in their bat. Most were pitchers.
For all the love there is for Carlson he appears to be here a year too early. Lane Thomas is a question mark. It needs to be answered but at what cost? Matt Carpenter is great for walks (And called third strikes.) but he has not shown the ability to contribute in any meaning manner. He plays simply because he is getting paid $18 million. Tyler O'Neill can hit the cover off the ball but a little bit of an average would be nice. I am no advanced stats expert but striking out 28% of the time sounds bad to me.
 
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Yes it is true but other than DeJong I don't see the returning COVIDs as having consistent pop in their bat. Most were pitchers.
For all the love there is for Carlson he appears to be here a year too early. Lane Thomas is a question mark. It needs to be answered but at what cost? Matt Carpenter is great for walks (And called third strikes.) but he has not shown the ability to contribute in any meaning manner. He plays simply because he is getting paid $18 million. Tyler O'Neill can hit the cover off the ball but a little bit of an average would be nice. I am no advanced stats expert but striking out 28% of the time sounds bad to me.
All that to be said, thank goodness we signed Brad Miller. 7-rbi day today. That is serious production. We just need (some) of that more often. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a lot of fun to beat the pants off the Reds (most runs scored in Great America Ballpark ever) but piling on does no good if tomorrow you only muster 3 hits.
 
All that to be said, thank goodness we signed Brad Miller. 7-rbi day today. That is serious production. We just need (some) of that more often. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a lot of fun to beat the pants off the Reds (most runs scored in Great America Ballpark ever) but piling on does no good if tomorrow you only muster 3 hits.
It was a good day.
 
Colorado Springs, CO
Anybody else getting aggravated with the way we keep squandering these 1 or 2 run games. The offense couldn't stop producing Tuesday, and yesterday they were afraid to produce. Such a feast or famine offense.
 
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Anybody else getting aggravated with the way we keep squandering these 1 or 2 run games. The offense couldn't stop producing Tuesday, and yesterday they were afraid to produce. Such a feast or famine offense.

Or the number of runners left at third with less than 2 outs.
 
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Winning the double hitter today was a lot of fun. Question, I think this was our first win as the home team at Wrigley. What a strange thing.
 
Winning the double hitter today was a lot of fun. Question, I think this was our first win as the home team at Wrigley. What a strange thing.

The really strange thing is pretending the games are Cardinal home games and a season in which they do not play the Cubs in St Lou at all.
 
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Lou Brock has passed away at the age of 81.

He had been dealing with health issues for years. He had to get his left leg amputated below the knee back in 2015 because of an infection related to a diabetic condition. Less than six months later he was able to stand unaided and threw out the first pitch at Opening Day.

He and Tom Seaver (who just passed away earlier this week) both faced each other 157 times, the most plate appearances/batters faced for either one of them in their careers.
 
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Lou Brock has passed away at the age of 81.

He had been dealing with health issues for years. He had to get his left leg amputated below the knee back in 2015 because of an infection related to a diabetic condition. Less than six months later he was able to stand unaided and threw out the first pitch at Opening Day.

He and Tom Seaver (who just passed away earlier this week) both faced each other 157 times, the most plate appearances/batters faced for either one of them in their careers.
Sad to hear of his passing. Was a true gentleman of baseball.
 
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I loved Brock. Very classy man. He made Cardinals baseball in the 70s enjoyable even though they didn't do a whole lot. I loved saying "Loooouuuuuuuuuuuu"!
 
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