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The Cardinals released their roster for the Divisional Series matchup against the Los Angeles Dodgers today. While we already knew the rotation, which Matheny gave us yesterday, the team released their full roster today. There were some surprises, but they’d been softened for the last few weeks as everyone realized tough decisions were going to have to be made or not made. Those decisions were made as Mark Ellis, A.J. … Continue reading
Mike Matheny announced today his rotation for the National League Divisional Series matchup against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Having already announced Adam Wainwright would be taking the mound in Game 1 opposite Dodgers’ ace Clayton Kershaw, Matheny rounded out the rest of the rotation. Lance Lynn, John Lackey, and Shelby Miller will start games two, three, and four in order for the St. Louis Cardinals. Wainwright would be expected to … Continue reading
On my way home from work these days I’m listening to The Dan Le Batard Show. I’m not a big fan of Le Batard, but they replaced the local show on our sports talk station when both hosts found other jobs over the summer. On Fridays they have a segment with Tim Kurkjian and they do a rapid fire of questions from callers for him. Tonight he was asked who … Continue reading
The Cardinals announced today that Michael Wacha had a successful bullpen session today and will start Saturday’s game against the Cincinnati Reds. This was just after Kevin over at Cards ‘N Stuff talked about what Wacha’s September would look like if he threw a successful bullpen session and was returned to the rotation. Perhaps it was the loss of Tuesday’s game after Trevor Rosenthal blew a save that got me … Continue reading
After last night’s blown save that led to an extra innings loss there was some heavy criticism of Trevor Rosenthal on Twitter last night. In response, I’ve seen a number of posts today defending Rosenthal’s position as closer and his usage last night. While the decision may have been an okay decision at that point, given who had been used and when, Rosenthal’s performance this season has been far from … Continue reading