Then you missed a walk-off hit by pitch from Greg Garcia in the 12th inning.
Just like we expected. Right?
After tonight the Cardinals will have played a fraction over 25% of the 2014 baseball season and I believe we’re further away from knowing what this team is than we were at the start of the season when literally anything was possible.
And not by a little – by a lot.
They’re 20-20, 5.5 games back of the Brewers in the NL Central. They can’t hit. They can’t field. They can’t pitch. Until the next game.
Then they hit, field and pitch. We feel a bit better.
Then they can’t hit. They can’t field. They can’t pitch.
You look at the roster and there are so many holes, yet we feel like this is a roster than can compete for a title. It’s one thing to be like the Cubs and know who you are – eventual 100 game losers – but this team? We’re 1/4 of the way done with 2014 and we’re all still pretty confident they’ll be playing in October, pretty much disregarding everything we’ve seen.
In conclusion… a walk-off HBP in the 12th inning against a bad team where they blew a save in the 9th is pretty much the perfect ending for the Cardinals so far in 2014.