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Cubs-Cardinals preview

John Mozeliak notes that the Cardinals “still think we have some holes.” One is right field, stomach and Carlos Beltran would fill it well.

Despite currently polling at Fungoes as the Cardinals

4 Responses to “Cubs-Cardinals preview”

  1. Brandon Says:

    Castro’s bunt didn’t end up costing the Cubs anything, but that was one of the oddest plays I’ve seen so far this year. Even if Chicago’s best hitter succeeds in getting the bunt down, that puts LaHair, their best hitter of the moment, at the plate with 2nd and 3rd and one out. At that point, the obvious move is to walk LaHair, setting up Soriano for a potential K/DP to get out of the inning. I’m not sure how the win expectancy plays out with a successful sacrifice, but I bet it ain’t good.

  2. Pip Says:

    When did he try to bunt? In the first inning before he singled in today’s (Tuesday’s) game?

  3. Pip Says:

    Oh, sorry — you meant last night’s game… I’ll see if I can run some scenarios.

  4. Brandon Says:

    I can’t believe I didn’t mention this. But it is worth noting that Castro’s bunt, complete with situation, was the EXACT SAME SCENARIO as the hypo given to Billy in Little Big League, where he demonstrated that he is competent to manage a big league club by refusing to bunt in this situation.

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