Kevin Goldstein has either read some comments on this site or you’ve been e-mailing him. Two Cardinals make his Monday Ten Pack. The first is Daryl Jones whom Goldstein says will get plenty of top-100 consideration. I have a hard time picking on Kevin for dropping Jones off his top 10 list last year. I barely kept him on my top 25 list. . . he was almost a throw in down at the bottom. I’m sure we’ll have some post-mortems of the top-25 list once the season is over but Jones is definitely one I’d like a do-over on.
Brett Wallace also makes the ten pack:
I don’t think anyone is all that surprised that Wallace has an overall batting line of .341/.430/.549 in his first 46 pro games. The guy can hit—nobody questions that at all—although many still wonder where the defensive liability fits in with the Cardinals big-league roster, and at this rate, they’ll need to come up with an answer more quickly than expected.
Goldstein’s spot on and I’m not sure the Cardinals have answer all their questions about Allen Craig’s defense much less Wallace’s. (PS – Kevin’s been stepping his game up lately, imo, after a bit of a slump in his writing. He remains one of the foremost reasons that I subscribe to BP.)
That comfort level is what has kept Kinney out of commission for so long. He could throw fastballs as early as spring training but has only recently been able to throw breaking balls without pain.
“The doctors told me it would take a little while to heal, and they were right,” he said. “I’ve been throwing really well the last three weeks, and here I am.”
Sorry for the delayed DFR. This is Erik..I’m willing to bet $100 that AZ unexpectedly lost his power or his internet, as the post was just a few lines away from being complete and then suddenly was cut off mid-sentence. Anywho, the farm goes 2-for-5 tonight.
Memphis was postponed.
- Andrew Brown was 1-for-2 with a HR and a pair of walks.
- Adam Ottavino’s struggles continue. I wonder how much damage he’s done to his prospect status this year? He’s certainly out of the top 10. Top 25. . . I dunno. He lasted 5.2 innings but that included 9 hits and 4 ER. He struck out 4 and walked 1. Something just isn’t working this season.
- Luke Gregerson picked up the win with 2 perfect frames striking out 4.
- Antonio DeJesus was 4-for-4 with a walk.
- Tyler Henley was 2-for-5 with a HR. If you neutralize his stats for park and luck, he’s got an OPS of .867 — Henley is having a heck of a year even with the injury interruption. Yet another outfielder that the Cardinals have coming up.
- Charles Kingrey was 2-for-4.
- Not a good pitching night as Shaun Garceau was touched up for 5 runs on 5 hits while walking 5 batters.
- Adron Chambers and Francisco Rivera were both 2-for-4.
- Curt Smith was 3-for-5 with a pair of doubles.
- Jon Edwards was 2-for-5.
- D’Marcus Ingram went yard.
- Chuckie Fick had a so-so outing allowing 7 hits over 7 innings. He walked 2 and struck out 4 while allowing 2 runs on a home run.
- Scott McGregor allowed 1 hit and struck out 1 in his inning of work.
- Jose Garcia and Colt Sedbrook both collected a pair of hits with a double.
- Shane Peterson was 3-for-5 with a pair of doubles.
- Charles Swauger was 3-for-5 with a triple.
- Jason Buursma pitched a scoreless 1 hit, 1 K 9th. DO NOT LOOK AT THE OTHER PITCHING LINES!!!!11!!!!1 MAY CAUSE BLINDNESS AND/OR NAUSEA!!!!!111!!!11
- Jose Mateo and Guillermo Toribio were 2-for-4.
- Jack Cawley was 0-for-1 with 3 walks.
- Michael Blazek struck out 4 in 4 innings with a run allowed on 4 hits. No walks.
- Reynier Gonzalez allowed 3 runs and retired only one man.
- The other Gonzalez, Carlos struck out 3 in 3.1 IP.
Down in the GCL, Colby goes yard. He went 3-4. And Gary Daley still can’t throw strikes.