Briefly picking up some threads of recent conversations.
Yesterday, I pointed out the team’s difficulties in hitting while their games are tied. Last night against Pittsburgh they had seven offensive innings when the score was tied. They were 3 for 23 in those innings – with no runs scored.
The last time Jack Flaherty pitched, I noted the frequency with which this team lost games in spite of getting a quality start. Last night’s effort was the Cardinals’ sixth straight quality start. They are 3-3 in those games.
Finally, it was at the 93 game mark last year that the Cardinals changed managers. Mike Matheny‘s team was saddled with, arguably, the worst bullpen in baseball, but was still considered underachieving.
For those of you who love irony, I point out that the Cardinal record at the 93 game mark this year is exactly the same as last year at 47-46.