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What's Left To Say?

Posted on September 23, 2010 at 8:16 AM
Filed Under: Heroes and Goats | Pittsburgh Pirates | St. Louis Cardinals
To some degree, it's almost humorous to hear Skip Schumaker and Tony La Russa spend time trying to figure out the "right word" to describe this team in the game story today.  We bloggers have been doing that for quite some time.

Another aggravating, frustrating, confounding, and yet totally expected loss to Charlie Morton, he of the 1-11 record and high-eight ERA, and the Pirates.  Colby Rasmus had two hits, scored two runs, drove one in.  Daniel Descalso got his first hit and two RBI.  We got to see both Matt Pagnozzi and Bryan Anderson.

And, yet, it was just another mark-it-off-the-calendar game.  Kyle Lohse, who sadly had the most wins by a starter this month, was beat around.  PJ Walters, who continues to look more and more like a AAAA guy, was smashed as well.  Folks, as I said last night on the show, when Mike MacDougal is the best pitcher of the night, you have issues.

The season is to the point where you just hope Albert Pujols's batting average doesn't slide under .300 and that they rest Yadier Molina, since he went back to St. Louis for an examination.  Yadi will be back with the team Friday, which I was a little surprised at.  Perhaps he enjoys playing in Wrigley, but I thought they might just keep him home until the team got back.

Afternoon game today, so you can watch the season premiere of The Office tonight without any hesitation.  Jeff Suppan vs. Brian Burres.  Suppan pitched well last time out, but is still Jeff Suppan.  Burres is a left-handed pitcher with an ERA about 5 that the Cardinals have not seen.  I think we've seen this script before.

I'll try to get the last part of last week's St. Louis trip up this evening and tomorrow, we'll have the September project from the UCB, the Cardinals' Top 7 minor league prospects.  At least it'll be something different!


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I think from here on out, you can probably dispense with the "hero" portion of your game posts. Every member of this organization is complicit in this crash and burn, and no matter what happens from here on out, there are no heroes, only goats.

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Heroes
Carlos Beltran (6)
Yadier Molina (5)
Matt Holliday (4)
Jon Jay (4)
Matt Carpenter (3)
Daniel Descalso (3)
Jaime Garcia (3)
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Shelby Miller (3)
Adam Wainwright (3)
Allen Craig (2)
Lance Lynn (2)
Tyler Lyons (2)
Edward Mujica (2)
Jake Westbrook (2)
David Freese (1)
Joe Kelly (1)
Seth Maness (1)
Trevor Rosenthal (1)
Michael Wacha (1)
Ty Wigginton (1)

2012 Top Hero: Matt Holliday (17)
2011 Top Hero: Lance Berkman (24)
2010 Top Heroes: Matt Holliday and Albert Pujols (24)
2009 Top Hero: Albert Pujols (28)
2008 Top Hero: Albert Pujols (25)

Goats
Jon Jay (6)
David Freese (5)
Mitchell Boggs (4)
Joe Kelly (4)
Pete Kozma (4)
Matt Carpenter (3)
Allen Craig (3)
Daniel Descalso (3)
Jaime Garcia (3)
Yadier Molina (3)
Matt Adams (2)
Carlos Beltran (2)
Matt Carpenter (2)
Matt Holliday (2)
Lance Lynn (2)
Seth Maness (1)
Shane Robinson (1)
Fernando Salas (1)
Adam Wainwright (1)
Jake Westbrook (1)

2012 Top Goat: Rafael Furcal (11)
2011 Top Goat: Ryan Theriot (12)
2010 Top Goat: Brendan Ryan (14)
2009 Top Goats: Rick Ankiel and Todd Wellemeyer (13)
2008 Top Goat: Troy Glaus (13)

Cardinal Nation Approval Ratings (March 2013)
Yadier Molina 96.2% (up 8.8%)
Chris Carpenter 89.8% (down 0.3%)
Derrick Goold 89.1% (up 6.3%)
Matt Holliday 88.4% (up 0.9%)
Allen Craig 88.3%
Adam Wainwright 88.2% (down 3.7%)
Jose Oquendo 87.1% (up 2.4%)
Jason Motte 86.9%
John Mozeliak 86.5% (up 1.1%)
United Cardinal Bloggers 85.2% (up 6.3%)
Bill DeWitt 85.1% (up 5.3%)
Mike Shannon 85.1% (down 0.2%)
John Rooney 84.5% (up 3.0%)
Mike Matheny 84.4% (up 3.3%)
David Freese 82.9% (down 2.6%)
Jon Jay 81.8% (up 10.7%)
Lance Berkman 80.6% (down 8.0%)
Jenifer Langosch 79.5%
Lance Lynn 79.5%
Dan McLaughlin 76.0% (up 8.0%)
Jim Hayes 73.0% (up 1.1%)
Ricky Horton 65.5% (down 2.0%)
Jaime Garcia 64.1%
Albert Pujols 59.2% (up 4.3%)
Ballpark Village 58.3%
Joe Strauss 54.3% (down 13.4%)

2012
Tony La Russa 88.2% (up 17.4%)
Mark McGwire 82.6% (up 20.1%)
Skip Schumaker 73.3% (up 9.2%)
B.J. Rains 69.5% (down 0.9%)
Kyle Lohse 68.9% (up 13.8%)
Al Hrabosky 66.4% (up 3.2%)
Colby Rasmus 46.5% (down 35.3%)

2011
Dave Duncan 87.9% (up 0.9%)
Matthew Leach 85.5%
Pop Warner 76.7%
Ryan Franklin 72.8% (up 3.1%)
John Vuch 68.9%
Jeff Luhnow 66.4%
Dan Lozano 58.7%

2009
Rick Ankiel 83.9%
Chris Duncan 69.1%


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