What happened to the slimmer, more effective Westbrook????
I almost thought the Cards would pick up his option after his great start.
But winners are winners and Losers.... well. He's trying, but I think his best years are behind him.
what do they do with him? Just keep sending him out there?
I sure wanted Edwin Jackson.....sorry, I just always have to say that :)
agree. I know this is just baseball, a maddening game....but it does seem strange why our offense is so hot and cold.
I think MAYBE that a lot of our hitters fatten their stats on weaker pitchers and we don't know really how good we are.
I mean we have vets like Beltran, Furcal and Yodi that can hit great pitchers in bigtime pressure games but a lot of our outher guys can be pitched to.
A good staff knows how to pitch to our younger guys and maybe Freese and Holiday.
Our front office had a good plan with Chris Carpenter, Puma and others but it just has not come through.
I think , to me, it is clear that the Reds have that super star closer and we do not and that is why they are ahead of us by a few games.
We may just need that one spark to get us going.....something like a Wong might get the fans and team pumped, who knows
"I can't tell if you are being tongue-in-cheek..."
Oh, I definitely was. Jake is hot garbage. If the offense doesn't score a bunch of runs, he doesn't give us a chance to win.
Let me put this another way. More often than not, the Cards are trailing after the first inning because the other team has already gotten to Jake. His ERA in the first inning this year is a stingy 6.75. That is garbage. That is putting your team behind the 8 ball right from the jump.
Jake doesn't pick up his offense if they are having a tough time scoring runs and he doesn't pick up his defense (the unearned run from last night). In order for the Cardinals to win when he starts, the offense has to show up and the defense has to be flawless.
The margin for error is so razor thin for Jake. And frankly, I'm sick of it.
This thread is so dumb I almost took the author off iggy just to read it.
Westbrook needs to be released.