The umpires ruled Molina's contact was incidental. Castellanos was the only one who was well out of line by taunting Woodford while he was on the ground. Everything else was a lot of yelling and pushing.
He may or may not. We aren't invited in to watch many of the drills anymore, still in COVID times.
Yes, at some point I plan to make an appearance across the river although don't get too many Tuesdays off.
I would expect Dean to play right field tonight. The Cardinals still need some lefthanded punch and they are hoping that Carpenter and/or Williams can provide it. Give Williams a couple of day off to work on his swing.
They would have had to offer two years to get Odorizzi. I don't know if they went that far.
Hear, hear. The Braves haven't started out so hot either, nor have the Yankees and how about the A's, a division championship team last year? They lost four in a row to Houston at home.
He started watching all his ball games from upstairs as an executive or later a consultant and he decided he could do it better, or at least differently than what he saw down below. He wanted to have something to do with his team winning every game and he felt this was his best shot. Plus, he's never gotten the White Sox out of his system. They were his first love.
Hard call, if that's what it came down to. Nogowski swings a more consistent bat off the bench.
I love the blue caps, but so far, they will do it only when the other team is wearing red hats (Phillies, Reds, etc.). I am not a big powder blues fan either although I like the jerseys better than the pants.
Thank you. I did watch the games on television to keep myself abreast and back in the saddle tonight here in Miami. Cardinals fans can be worried as they want to be, but the team is 1-2, not 1-12.
I think you answered your own question. It's early. And many of the strikeouts were by Williams, who was pressing, and who likely isn't a regular player. Besides, Arenado yet hasn't had a chance to sample either Ted Drewes or Imo's.
O'Neill showed well all spring and had a hit in every game in Cincinnati, including a home run and a double. He could hit fourth but DeJong had two homers there the other day. Status quo for now.
What will you say if Goldschmidt or Arenado happens to go 0 for 10? Really, has the season shrunk to three games? Don't you want to wait for the next three? Or for them to come home and play a few at Busch?
He is a pretty good hitter, you'll have to admit. That's why the Reds signed him.
So, it took this long for somebody to dump on Carpenter? His on-base percentage is .333. And that's reasonable, if you're going by small sample sizes. That's the tack you seem to be taking.
This year's spring really wasn't shortened by that much. When the weather is below 40, as it was on opening day, I don't factor too much into that. But we will have to see what happens later in the season when starters go past the 10 starts they had last year and are expected to hit 33 or 34. And thank you.
I don't think you can overestimate the rotation until you have seen all the elements. Ponce de Leon, Gant, Kim and Mikolas have yet to pitch. It might still be short then, but too early to say that. I do like that top three for next year, though.
Thanks, Ray. I hope something works out for the many who seem to be deprived of the opportunity to watch the games although judging by previous chat appraisals of the weekend, they weren't missing much.