Rescue Us

by on September 14, 2009 · 2 comments

Who would have thought Todd Wellemeyer would be starting again, this year or ever as a Cardinal? St. Louis now puts the first losing streak in seemingly forever on the broad shoulders of the Toddalion.  Of course, the Florida Marlins are trying to stay in the NL Wild Card hunt and don’t really care who the opposing pitcher is.

Everyone will be watching not only the starting pitcher for the home team but also who comes out in a potential save situation. Ryan Franklin may be struggling but is in no danger of losing the 9th inning as Brad Lidge finds for the Phillies. St. Louis does need bullpen stability in a hurry, however, with the possible first round playoff match-up looking closer by the day.

Nick and I had a great UCB Radio Hour last week, but we had little to focus on with improvement in mind. After the Atlanta series, quite a few areas appeared on the radar. Let’s hope the offense gets going to mirror the pitching with the Cubs coming to town after the Marlins. The injury bug will take care of itself, leaving only the question of uncertainty across the ranks.

Who is the fourth starter when/if needed in September or October? Where does the team turn for a reliable set-up man? Most importantly, how do Carp and Lohse recover after serving up batting practice to the Braves? Pass on any more questions below you want looked at during Dan and Mike’s turn at the controls Wednesday. This is the best time of the baseball year in my opinion, and all our answers will be known soon enough.

Loyal to a fault, I was taught to never give up on your team. The Cardinals have much to look forward to in '13, and my family has already planned a number of trips to Springfield and even farther up the I-44. This year will start and end with #6, however, as St. Louis will have an extra fan watching from above - RIP Stan the Man
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Mark September 16, 2009

I think Carp’s performance was over due and don’t put much stock into that becoming a trend. This is a game played by human beings – not computers so you can’t just throw in his ERA to every start he makes.

PH8 September 16, 2009

I agree Mark, and in fact, now that my computer is back up running (curse you and your BSOD’s, Microsoft!) I plan on illustrating just how I think this was bound to happen eventually – Carp had gotten in and out of some jams recently, one of which was bound to jump up and bite him.

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