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 Post subject: Re: May 8 2010 Cardinals (19-11) vs Pirates (13-16)
PostPosted: Sun May 09, 2010 12:17 am 
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2. Did anyone else find the Clement pinch-hit ... unnecessary? Of course it didn't hurt due to the nice performance by the bullpen, but it appears Karstens would have went a little deeper. I understand that they wanted to get the struggling Clement an AB and it could have ended up being a huge confidence booster, but still ... just seemed unnecessary.

Russell likes to pinch hit to "put the game away." Recall opening day vs. the Dodgers when Church is brought in to PH with bases loaded, and he puts one to the fence.

Karstens had thrown well, and had not thrown many pitches. He had to work in the 6th, so maybe Russell thought that he was close to the end, and wanted to try and put the game to rest.


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 Post subject: Re: May 8 2010 Cardinals (19-11) vs Pirates (13-16)
PostPosted: Sun May 09, 2010 12:53 am 
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Definitely agreed on the strike call. RE Clement's PH. I agreed with using the PH...didn't understand going with a cold LH batter against the lefty. I was saying all along that Clement on deck was a decoy and they'd actually use Delwyn Young....anyway. Maybe Delwyn has a horrible history against Boggs?....Regardless....Raise it!


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