That would not surprise me in the least and I think it would be great.
It could be Goldy. It could be DeJong. Even O'Neill hit there for a while this year when Ozuna was out.
Carp, I think, has come to grips with the fact that he has to acknowledge the left side of the infield.
When I was covering the Leon Spinks training camp at Kutcher's Resort in the Catskills one summer (1978, I think) after he had won the heavyweight title, he saw me in the back of a press conference room and asked me to leave. He had mistaken the Post-Dispatch for the Globe-Democrat, which had run a front-page photo of Spinks being arrested at a St. Louis White Castle with cocaine in his hat band. I had tried to assure him it was nor our paper until I felt this big hand on my right shoulder. It was the hand of Mr. T, who was Spinks' bodyguard at the time and instead of creating an incident I had little chance of succeeding in, I backed off for the moment and saved my questions for later.
The Cardinals have seven with the Cubs and six (including tonight) with the Brewers.
Teams have determined, though analytics, that opposing hitters have much batting averages against most pitchers the third time through the lineup, i.e., the sixth or seventh inning. Thus, they want to offer the hitters as many different looks the rest of the game. In the Nolan Ryan-Bob Gibson days, these numbers weren't made readily available or no one cared.
Without much medical knowledge, other than that my son is a doctor, I think you're right. Baseball is a very precise game, muscularly speaking.
He was their best player yesterday. Perhaps they think he can be one of their best again. Most players who get three hits and a walk in a game are playing the next day whether they're making $18 million or $550,000.
I like that stat. I always thought there was, at least, some correlation.
I agree with you. But the front office has to think about what it's going to get from Ozuna for four years or so, rather than just one.
The Cardinals have made in-season moves, just not dramatic ones, or even good ones, in the past few years, with a notable exception of little or nothing done this year. TLR might have been a little more vocal, yes.
No rules against the shifts. Are you going to outlaw the cutter and slider, too? Those hurt averages more than shifts.
He has only to hit better for the next month to help. He can do that.
Molina's 4 and Pujols' 5 will never be worn by anybody else. Knizner already has 7. Wainwright's 50 won't be issued for a while but if he's not in the Hall of Fame, somebody will wear it some day.