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Cardinals Season Over?

By bullpenbrian at 10.09.2009 2 comments.

It’ll be interesting to see how Holliday responds after his error cost the Cardinals a split in L.A.

St. Louis, remember, was suppose to be the team to beat because of Chris Carpenter and Adam Wainwright.

That’s now out the window with the Dodgers leading two-zip.

Series isn’t over, of course, but Holliday’s miscue most likely cost St. Louis its season.

By the way, how much does Mark DeRosa hate the Dodgers!

I somehow lost track of Big Papi this summer.

So much was made of his poor start though April and May -batted below .200 with 1 HR and 18 RBI – that I mistakenly assumed his whole season was a bust.

Turns out the big man whopped 28 home runs with 99 RBI in 150 games. Never would have guessed it.

Ortiz’s poor .238 average was much to be desired, but still not a shabby for a 33-year-old DH.

Jason Bay as a Red Sox is good for baseball.

No player of his talent should waste away in Pittsburgh as his did for five and a half years.

And I couldn’t think of a better replacement in Boston for Manny than the level-headed, always professional Bay.

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  1. chappy81 says:

    Well, it was a terrible play by Holliday, but you have to throw a little blame on Franklin for not being able to get anyone out after that. It’s not like Russell Martin has been lighting it up and he walked him!

    It’s funny you cited Papi’s numbers. I saw them not that long ago, and was like wait a minute, that’s a pretty good season considering…

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  2. bullpenbrian says:

    I was thinking some of Papi’s struggles may have stemmed from his alleged positive steroids test during 2003.

    After that story broke this season, it seems Ortiz was once again able to relax and focus on hitting.

    As for Franklin, sorry, but I don’t fault the guy for not getting out of the ninth after Holliday’s gaffe.

    The man did his job, Holliday fudged it up and the Dodgers capitalized.

    Don’t get me wrong, I see where you’re coming from on this…especially the walk to Martin, but Franklin did alright as far as I’m concerned.

    Either way, I’m just glad the Cardinals lost.

    I couldn’t have enjoyed the ending any more myself!

    Thanks for checking out the article and dropping a comment, too.

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