As for Yadier, he does not execute the traditional Ricketts-style pitch blocking on every single ball in the dirt. At his age and with his high leg mileage, that is understandable. Knizner is a converted corner infielder, so he is still learning the craft. But a ball in the dirt is a wild pitch, whether the catcher mades a textbook block or not.
This moron is back again?
Bill DeWitt Jr. is pleased to have a team in the chase again. He was quite happy with the Nolan Arenado trade. He appreciates the fact that the Cardinals have landed more high-ceiling prospects in recent drafts. So your weekly calls for Mozeliak's firing will continue to go unheeded.
And he also has a team in the playoff chase with handy players like Nolan Arenado, Paul Goldschmidt, John Gant, Genesis Cabrera, Giovanny Gallegos, Kwang Hyun Kim and Tyler O'Neill -- all acquired in trades or free agency.
I would think a better fourth outfielder would be easier to find, but maybe in this season of offensive suffering that's not correct.
If you play first base and you don't know not to chase a guy back to plate, I don't know what to say. That is a tee ball mistake. Did the guy think Baez would get to start the at-bat over if he slid back into home safely?
Only if he lets it. I don't Tommy Edman becoming another one of these launch angle guys. His job is to deliver tough at bats, hit some balls hard and use his speed.
I do believe that was PR gold for Mike Shildt. And he followed up the on-field outburst by calling out MLB for taking a powder on this ball-tampering issue overall. Fans have to like the fact he is being more assertive in role while protecting his guys.
I believe it would have just been a longer series. Colorado is much better this year. Now, if the Bllues are 100 percent AND everybody is playing to their full ability, then there would have been a chance.
In fast-pitch softball I believe the runner is called out for retreating back to home. That makes sense given all the bunting in that sport.