5/14 GDT: Cardinals(Flaherty)@Braves(Foltynewicz) 6:20PMCT

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is that not the goal for every pitcher?

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pioneer98 wrote:
Why no moves to solidify the rotation despite clear evidence that is in massive trouble?
-- Aaron W.

This relates to the above note on Hudson, certainly, but also to a collective deficiency. A quarter of the way through the season, the Cardinals have had one of less potent rotations in the NL. It ranks ninth in ERA (4.35), 15th in FIP (4.79), 12th in WHIP (1.36), 10th in walk rate (3.29), 15th in strikeout rate (7.81), 13th in home run rate (1.63) and ninth in quality starts (16).

So why no changes? Well, the Cardinals are a little bit locked in with their options. Miles Mikolas, Adam Wainwright and Jack Flaherty have pitched well enough to stay as they are. Michael Wacha hasn’t been great, but the Cards aren’t going to bail on him now. Perhaps the further removed he gets from that left knee injury, the more in sync he’ll look. Where a change could be made is with Hudson. As referenced in the previous question, St. Louis does have internal candidates ready to step in, and that’s why, to this point, it hasn't explored adding from the outside.

Give this another two months, however, and if the results aren’t improved, don’t be surprised if this becomes a focus of the Cardinals at the Trade Deadline.
Reading this was like hearing fingernails on a chalkboard. Like, why aren't they going to bail on Wacha? Why will it take 2 months to do anything? If they don't do anything, there's high odds they will have no playoff chances to solidify at the deadline. But would that mean they'd be sellers at the deadline? Of course not.
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Jocephus wrote:is that not the goal for every pitcher?
Nah, was baiting you for a hot take gif

Flaherty is 10/2 K/BB guy, yet has a very bad HR/FB at the moment. Those are volatile with most pitchers but he's been bad in small samples this year with the HR ball, particularly.

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don't you dare discuss the team/game on a sports forum...unless I like you

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or, discuss the team and talk down to others while you do it
or, think you know everything then change the goal posts when you get challenged
or, be an ass

but yeah, jocephus controls the board. that must be it.

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Folty can be tough

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Edit: None of this matters. I think just sticking to baseball fixes all.
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