Blown Save-Hold-Blown Save-Loss

The cycle just keeps going. The Cardinals get a lead, someone comes in and blows the lead, we get the lead back and another blown save happens and it turns into a loss.

Look at the pitching the Cardinals are trying to get by with. Rosenthal is out for some reason (oh yeah he pitched a few days ago even though he had an off day on Thursday) and management uses Bowman or Tuivailala. Neither of these pitchers are major league quality. They should only be used in long relief to save an arm in a game that has gotten out of hand one way or the other.

OH is getting hit hard and often. It has been that way all year. He is 1-2 on the season and his pitches are meatballs. He didn’t fool anyone in the 9th inning.

Now let’s talk about the REALLY BAD move the Cardinals brass made yesterday by sending Magneuris Sierra back to AA baseball and taking Jhonny Peralta off the disable list,

First, let’s talk about Sierra. The young man did everything in games including the fact he excited the fanbase. He hit the ball and ran with very, very good speed. The Cardinals needed that as he helped them win a game or two. He caught the balls hit to him.

Consider this: Would Sierra have caught the ball that ended up over Fowler’s glove (he didn’t try but gave up on it). That was the game changer moment.

What makes the Cardinals management sure that Sierra can come back with the same enthusiasm and quality of play when he returns. He was on fire while up with the team the first time, nothing says he will return to it.

Peralta is not a quality player anymore. He is an aging veteran that is on his way out of St. Louis at the end of the season or before. Gyorko gets his spot at third and deserves it.

You what is coming next? Pham goes down when Piscotty returns. I am ok with that scenario.

Did you see the minor league action last night?

The Memphis Redbirds lost 10-2 despite four hits from Harrison Bader and 2 from catcher Carson Kelly. Luke Weaver took his first loss with five innings of work and 8 hits allowed with four earned runs. Marco Gonzales will be on the hill today.

Austin Gomber took the loss (5-4 to NW Arkansas) for Springfield after he threw five innings, allowed nine hits along with five earned runs while walking four batters and fanning eight for the game.

Palm Beach defeated the Florida Fire Frogs 8-0. Darren Seferina led the offense with three hits and four runs batted in and Chris Chinea with three hits and two runs batted in. Ryan Helsley garnered the win with 7.1 innings and seven hits and no runs.

Peoria Chiefs lost 2-1 in 12 innings as Beloit scored one run off of Dewin Perez after Frederis Parra blew a save earlier in the game.

 

Do you play golf?  On June 6, 2017, the Cardinals host the 28th annual Ted Savage RBI Golf Classic. This will take place at the Norman K. Probstein Golf Course in Forest Park. Registration begins at 7:30 with a shotgun start at 8:30 AM. Be sure to join in.