Common sense say rest is best, but look at the numbers. They are not kind to teams that are forced to idle and heal up. It's weird, but find things about playoff hockey that make sense. The list is short. If you are playing your best, it seems to be best to keep playing. It's hard, apparently, to ramp things back up after days off.
He needs to figure something out. He's got the highest ERA (4.93) and walk total (26) on the staff, and that's despite the fewest innings pitched. Opponents have an .846 OPS against him. For context, that's higher than Marcell Ozuna's OPS this season (.828). Left-handed hitters have never had this much success against him, and righties are smashing him to a SLG of .526. It's bad.
JJ, you sure show up to the chats often for someone who is convinced you are reading front-office propaganda. Strange
The signings don't go into buckets. There are not Mo signings or Girsch signings. Some have more to do with one than the others. But the communication on each move involved both of these guys, and more. So, the call for accountability should be for both. As for how that accountability you seek is handed out, that's a question for DeWitt, and he's been very complimentary of his front office. The Cardinals fired coaching staff, then their manager. If that trend continues, the GM would come before the president of baseball operations. Could it get to that? Perhaps. Soon? DeWitt doesn't make those kind of moves mid-season, and the organization is still rather confident in this team. You can tell that based on the lack of adjustments made to this point.
Enjoy it! We were all wrong on Berube. We all thought he was nothing more than a placeholder. So, you were not alone. Anyone who suggests different is fibbing. Even Doug Armstrong, I think, if you injected him with truth serum.
Gotta run, folks. Have fun tonight. Soak it in. And stay away from sharp objects if this thing goes to seven. Talk next week.