I wouldn't think Mark McGwire would be at either. He doesn't the single-season or career home run mark.
I enjoyed the contrast in styles between Greene and Quintana. More than one way to skin a cat.
Goldschmidt just had struck out for times the night before and looked as if he needed another day off, which had been scheduled anyway. He is 35 now and you're going to need him next month, and maybe the month after, too.
First, there is no guarantee the Cardinals will be playing San Diego in two weeks. Second, until you clinch something, you'd better not be trying to hide anything.
Those two fellows do put a lot of responsibility on themselves.
Well-stated. Lately, the Cardinals' offense has been slow-starting, or non-starting, on too many occasions.
The Cardinals would cast their line, I would think. Contreras isn't regarded as an outstanding catcher but he can hit. What is the balance they're seeking? I don't know, for sure.
I would hope Marmol doesn't adjust his style too much. He is 87-61 doing it the way he's been doing it. And he will use all the numbers available to him but not necessarily be hide-bound to them.
The Cardinals are just using their starting pitchers as their turns come up. Quintana and Montgomery both pitched this weekend. Quintana could pitch on Thursday but he just threw more than 100 pitches in a tight game on Saturday and could use the extra day of rest that all the starters will get this week with today's day off.
Waino won't be issuing any press releases. But I think he'll wait until the postseason is over for his team, whenever that might be, before he would announce. He's pitching here on the last weekend. I would give him his sendoff then--just in case.
The difference is that Arenado bats fourth. But, I guess you're referencing Betts, Turner and Freeman. So, the Dodgers have three horses to two for the Cardinals.
Oli does like the swing and miss. Montgomery has been a find in that regard. Flaherty could be. But he will want to see more of it next year and Graceffo and McGreevy are not that far away.
I don't believe Wainwright would consider playing anywhere else, unless it was in Atlanta for his former minor league manager in Snitker. I don't think Wainwright would make much more than $10-12 million base, but with incentives for starts, if he came back here.
Yes, Albert probably didn't count on this sort of pressure as he was winding down the clock. But he's handled pressure before and he'll handle this situation, too.
I predict that Wainwright will be in the top three for any playoff series the Cardinals play.
Ben DeLuzio would seem to have the upper hand because he is the Cardinals' best center fielder.
When the Cardinals converted Gorman to second base at the start of last year, they were quite happy with DeJong at shortstop, especially defensively, and he hadn't sunk to the offensive depths he has reached this year. Edman was not a Gold Glove winner at second base at the start of last year because Wong had been here in 2020.