Mother Nature has decided to bring a halt to the St. Louis Cardinals and Pittsburgh Pirates game, so let's have a quick chat. A lot happened in Cardinal Nation this week, so a dose of musings are in order. Crack open a beer and lean back.
If it's okay with
Cardinals minors report for games happening Friday, August 18, 2017.
Memphis 7, Nashville 8
Matt Pearce (L, 3-2): 7 IP, 12 H, 8 ER, 6 K
Josh Zeid: 2 IP, 2 H, 1 BB, 4 K
Breyvic Valera - DH: 2-for-5, 2B, RBI
Stephen Piscotty - RF: 0-for-4, BB
Rangel Ravelo - 1B: 3-for-5, HR, 2
Within 24 hours the Cardinals lost two keys members of the 2017 pitching staff, quite possibly effecting the 2018 pitching plans. Adam Wainwright looked compromised for the second consecutive start. He struggled to get people out with a noticeable lack of velocity. Trevor Rosenthal was clearly a different pitcher in
Every week (likely every Saturday morning) I’ll post “Buy or Sell” – where I give a thumbs up or thumbs down to various St. Louis Cardinals trends/topics/musings that are commonly discussed throughout the week.
With that said, let’s get underway for the week of August 18
The Beginning of the End of the
Every Friday (and some Saturday's when I'm too busy to get it out on Friday) until the end of the minor league season we will present you with the awards for the past weeks top pitcher and position player at each affiliate. We will include a capsule at the end
Things have gone south for the St. Louis Cardinals since their 8 game winning streak was snapped. After dropping the series finale to Atlanta on Sunday they went to Boston and dropped both games in grueling fashion. Despite the three consecutive losses, the Cardinals are still just 2.5 games back
Remember back in April, when Mike Leake was an early (very early) favorite for the Cy Young Award? Well, that was a long, looong time ago. He had a phenomenal start, then leveled off to be the pitcher we expected him to be for a couple months, and has now
Cardinals minors report for games happening Tuesday, August 15, 2017.
Memphis 5, Nashville 6
Dakota Hudson: 7 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 4 K
Jose Zeid (BS, 2) (L, 8-3): 2 IP, 2 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 3 K
Stephen Piscotty - RF: 1-for-2, HR, RBI, 3 BB
In their third episode of Prospect To Be Named Later, Colin Garner and Kyle Reis tackled questions from listeners. Those questions included:
What is Ryan Helsley's ceiling?
Why was Jose Adolis Garcia demoted to Springfield corresponding to Stephen Piscotty's demotion?
What kind of prospect is center-fielder Chase Pinder, and is
Cardinals minors report for games happening Monday, August 14, 2017.
Memphis 3, Nashville 1
John Gant (W, 5-5): 5.2 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 7 K
Kevin Herget: 1.2 IP, 3 H, 3 K
Miguel Socolovich (S, 1): 1.2 IP, 1 K
Nick Martini - LF: 2-for-3, RBI
Tyler O'Neill - LF: 1-for-4, HR,