The Cardinals Adam Wainwright will get the start for St. Louis Saturday night in Denver against the N.L. West leading Colorado Rockies. The 35-year-old right hander had a rough start to the season losing his first three starts and running his ERA to over six through his first six games.
Triple A Albuquerque (26-22) won their thrid straight with a 6-4 decision over Oklahoma City. The Isotopes walked off on the Dodgers when Dustin Garneau hit a ball to deep center. The ball bounced off the glove of Trayce Thompson and over the wall for a two run homer. Raimel Tapia extended his hitting streak to 18 games in the victory.
The late Hal Keller, one of the keenest talent evaluators in the game of baseball, said he could never tell how good a player could be until he saw how bad he could be.
“The thing you have to see is how a player deals with adversity,” Keller said. “The game is built on adversity.”
By Keller’s evaluation system the Rockies have the makings of a pretty good team. Continue reading “Rockies Focus Is Today”
Triple A Albuquerque (25-22) beat Oklahoma City 11-5 to win thwir second straight game and grab a hold of first place in the Pacific Southern division. Mike Tauchman hit a pair of home run as the Isotopes hit a season best three long balls in the game.
A look at the weekend series between the Cardinals and Rockies. The Rockies are 92-104 all-time against the Cardinals, including 44-42 at Coors Field. The Cardinals took two of three at Coors Field last year, and have won 9 of 16 at Coors Field the last five seasons. Continue reading “Coming up: Cardinals at Coors Field”