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  1. 3 minutes ago, treat88 said:

    Gotta hook Castillo soon. Anyone in the Cinci dugout learn a lesson from his last outing against MIL?


    They fired someone for exactly that last time so apparently naw. His pitch count so high too, idk why they would leave him in


    well I'll be. Benched a QS and a lot of K's. Can't fault myself for it given my matchup context this week though


    lol @ people dropping him, though

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  2. Seeing Castillo pump his fists after that K, he definitely strikes me as someone who needs to build confidence and isn't sure of his stuff. The sleeper and the bust guys talked about him getting rattled after having a really good changeup hit a few days ago. Is kind of a non-statement but think a lot of this is in his head and his mental game

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  3. Castillo with a 2 out infield single to the pitcher moving the runner to 3rd. While I would have taken the production thus far (1-0), nice to not have to stress watching Castillo labor 73 pitches in 4 IP so far

  4. 13 minutes ago, My Dinner With Andre said:

    Why are you guys wasting your time on Melancon?


    I mean, you are applying the "Holland Logic", ie, Melancon is the highest paid reliever in the bullpen, he is paid to be the closer, therefore when he is healthy he will be the closer.


    But, like Holland, isn't virtually every sign otherwise negative? The health-related stuff I've been reading about him, yikes.


    Just wash your hands of him and move on. Worry about him when he actually gets a big-league hitter out in a meaningful situation.


    As a Giants fan, Bochy has had a huge boner for Strickland for a long time. They have been grooming him to close ever since 2014 when he could only throw a fastball. He has been given opportunity and chances coming through our system that most guys never come close to getting. He had a lot of leash then and that seniority/pull has only grown since he's added that new pitch, the Harper fight did not help in that department, tho. I wouldn't be so confident about Melancon, durability will continue to be a concern. With all that said about Strickland's seniority, Giants would probably love to trade him if/when things fall off, conserve Melancon this year and use him to close/trade next season.


    How can Melancon close if he can’t be trusted to pitch two nights in a row. His durability is very concerning. 

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  5. If really needed, after the save just now


    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Greg Holland is out as the Cardinals’ closer, and Bud Norris is in.

    John Mozeliak, the team’s president of baseball operations, made the announcement Tuesday.

    The Cardinals signed Holland to a one-year, $14 million deal on opening day and the three-time All-Star is 0-1 with a 7.36 ERA in 10 appearances. He has one blown save, which came Friday in Pittsburgh when St. Louis was leading 5-2 in the ninth inning.

    He pitched in Sunday’s loss to the Pirates and gave three hits and one earned run in one inning.

    “I don’t think he’ll be used in the ninth inning at this time,” Mozeliak said

    Norris will take over the closing duties for now, Mozeliak said. The Cardinals signed Norris in the offseason to a one-year contract for $3 million


    Asked if he was OK with Norris as the Cardinals’ closer, Mozeliak said: “Am I? Perfectly fine.”

    Norris has five saves in five opportunities with a 2.03 ERA. He has allowed just three earned runs in 13 1/3 innings with 20 strikeouts and just two walks.

  6. 3 minutes ago, Helms said:


    He’s got a 1.72 era and a .9 whip. Also has 22 k’s in 15.2 innings. Perfect 6 for 6 on save chances. There is no way the cards can try to take the job from him.


    Yeah there's really no practical reason to do so. Matheny is not watching Norris do his thing and saying to himself "Yeah but we really need Holland doing this right now" I think this one can be laid to rest for a bit now. 

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  7. 1 minute ago, Helms said:

    Norris is legit. 


    He has been solid as hell. The Cardinals are savvier than needing Holland to pitch the 9th for trivial reasons. I'm sure they would be happy if he could just be reliable in any inning in general.


    Norris got 19 saves last season so it's not like he is a slouch if we are valuing saves for the sake of saves like we have been with Holland

  8. 1 minute ago, XxxOilOverloadxxX said:

    on a better note how about Darth Hader striking out 5 hitters

    poor little billy hamilton's time for reckoning now, 0-2 count quick


    He strikes out on a desperation foul bunt lololol, Hader 6 K's 7 AB's

  9. 1 minute ago, LeftyNYC said:

    Picking up Reed just Incase! 


    Yeah i jumped ship from Norris to Reed. Don’t even feel very good about my decision, lol. Just the directions things seem to be trending in, but they could both end up being wrong. 


    Personally don’t think Stl cares that much where they use Holland, but what do I know

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