Not a fast start again for Patrick. Good glove, he has some power . . . but he has never hit for much an average in the minors. Tick, tock.
Jay just misses a two-run double down the left field line.
The Cardinals have done it before, so . . .
I can see the need for Carpenter down in the order. Jay might be a stopgap guy at the top of the order, because he'll gets some HBPs and a few BBs as well. Wong is a more aggressive hitter with more run production potential.
I'll take the over. Reynolds is not a great alternative.
The book is to jam him. It's worked out OK for him.
Obviously the bigger concern is getting Molina going. The Cards need his right-side bat in the middle of the order.
He'll play a regular role this season, so you're in for a long, long summer again.
His metrics were good last year. The season before, not so much.
Wainwright cruising now. But Cardinals still looking for the big hit.
They Jay Troll was demanding that Jay start the year in Memphis because he didn't hit much in spring training. Then Jon started out 4 for 12. Love the Jay Troll!
The Jay Troll cares not for the advanced defensive metrics that grade him quite well.
The Jay Troll cannot be contained! It's hilarious that one of the steadiest players in the big leagues and key role player on winning team can anger somebody so. Jay Troll!
The Jay Troll needs his own blog, so he can post the same five things day after day after day and feel better about his own life.
The other way around. Berglund could be a nice player if he had Jay's career-long consistency.
Jaime? Oh, yeah, the Cardinals still own him. I see Jaime as the fill-in guy when somebody goes down. And somebody will go down. Somebody always does.
The Brewers could have turned Wainwright's bunt into a double play. But Segura mails the throw and the game is tied.