It’s sad. The Cardinals are just so average. Think upon this question. Which Cardinal player is a superstar in the league right now? Can you name one for the Cubs, Giants, Dodgers, Nationals and Angels? Sure you can and so can I. But the St. Louis Cardinals have a roster full of above average, average and below average players this year.
Seriously, if you are very good team would you have Jedd Gyorko batting fourth in the lineup? Matt Carpenter is not a player that produces in the three-hole. The Cardinals don’t have a player in the batting order that elicits any fear among the pitchers they face. NONE.
The season is basically 30% done and everyone knows how good/bad the Cardinals are and this doesn’t bode well for success in 2017. It is my hope that the organization is willing to make many moves this summer near the deadline and in the winter. It is needed as you can almost guarantee the Chicago Cubs will be back to their old ways.
The Cardinals lost today and I revert back to one of my concerns for this team is the coaching staff. They have limited major league experience and it shows many, many times throughout the season. Did you see Maloney waving DeJong home? He was out easily and they needed runners on the bases and not outs. Oquendo is missed.
Matheny keeps saying the same thing over and over again about the team is just about there. It’s not. We saw this team last year. Changes are needed in many places and it is time to begin making them. From the top to the bottom this team is stale.
Cardinals Promotions for May 30th
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 — Cardinals vs. Los Angeles Dodgers (6:05 p.m.)
ESPN Tuesday Night Baseball National Broadcast
Gates open at 4:35 p.m.
Whitey Herzog Budweiser Bash Theme Night: Fans who purchase this special Bud Bash Theme Ticket receive a voucher for a limited edition Whitey Herzog mini bobblehead as we celebrate the 30th anniversary of the 1987 National League Championship team. VIP ticket-holders will also have access to a pregame autograph session with Whitey. Fans must present the voucher in order to receive this promotional item. For more info, or to purchase general tickets, visit cardinals.com/theme.
Cancer Awareness Theme Night: The Cardinals are teaming up with Siteman Cancer Center for the second annual Cancer Awareness Night at Busch Stadium. Fans who purchase this special theme ticket will receive a Cardinals Cancer Awareness hat with the color of the “STL” logo corresponding to the awareness colors of the 10 most prevalent cancers in the St. Louis area. A portion of each ticket sold will also be donated back to cancer research at Siteman. Fans must present the voucher in order to receive this promotional item.
Spanish Audio Broadcast: The Cardinals will stream eight Spanish language home audio broadcasts via cardinals.com and the MLB.com At Bat mobile app in 2017. The club will produce the game’s broadcast in cooperation with La Ke Buena Spanish internet radio to provide game play-by-play from announcer Polo Ascencio and color commentary from former Cardinals Assistant Hitting Coach Bengie Molina.
D.A.R.E. Parade: Participants in the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) program in both Missouri and Illinois will take part in a parade around the field before the start of tonight’s game. The participants will be followed on the field by D.A.R.E. police cars as well.
Cardinals Care Stadium Auction: Fans have the unique opportunity to bid on exclusive autographed Cardinals memorabilia at the game. The auction is a great way for fans and collectors to obtain specialty Cardinals items while helping support the programs that Cardinals Care provides to youth in the community. Auction tables will be located by Gate 1 (Section 137), Gate 3, inside the Cardinals Club, UMB Champions Club and Redbird Club.