By the way, that lost weight didn't make Molina much quicker. He had no chance to reach third base.
Carpenter strands a runner by flying out. Heyward whiffs. Cardinals squandering many opportunities today.
The Jay Troll embraces the Nature Boy! So at least he has that going for him.
Jay, who will rank No. 2 or 3 in OBP and perhaps No. 1 in batting average.
A lot of guys around 20. Likely bunched. I'll still go with Holliday. Hard to get him out of the lineup.
Grichuk for sure. He'll get some ABs. Reynolds . . . I'd be surprised. If Adams plays to his ability and stays healthy, there won't be the ABs for him.
Holliday with a single up the middle. This would be a good time for Adams to take his shot.
Instead, he tries to hit into a double play. Another wild throw from Segura spares him that indignity.
After Carpenter and Heyward strand a runner at second base -- and after Adams tries to hit into a double play -- the Jay Troll returns!
Right now that appears to be the case. The Cardinals would overpay him to be very good or even good, but right field needs to be an offensive position. Hard to pay big for just a No. 2 hitter.
The non-productive Jay rips a single to right, putting Molina in a RBI situation. As for Grichuk, again, the man has never hit .260 or better above Class A ball. Lot to prove there. Maybe he does need to prove he can hit before he gets a full-time job here.
Jay created an RBI scenario, but Molina strands the runners. He and Adams remain a big problem for the offense.
Yeah, Jon is a foot a way from a two-hit, two-RBI game today, Doing what he has done for five years, pretty much.
Yeah, I supposed I am more bemused by all of this than others.
Nothing to panic about just yet. But he never gets back to impact hitting, that will increase the need for right-side offensive help.
And now the Brewers are threatening to punish the Cardinals for stranding runners.