Cardinals Cudgeled By Thor, Mets On Opening Day

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I ran downstairs to grab a sandwich for lunch.

I get back to the office and my phone looks like this:

If you’re going to hang your hat on pitching?

You should probably be better at pitching.

+++++

With the opening day loss, the Cardinals will now have a day off to sit in the corner and think about what they did.

The low-lights:

Carlos Martinez crossed his rocky spring training over the divide into the regular season.

  • 4.1 IP
  • 4 earned runs
  • 6 walks
  • 8.31 ERA

Not to be outdone, Matt Bowman’s current ERA is at 81. Eight one.

Sloppy defense?

Check.

Specious plate discipline?

Better believe it.

Suspect managing?

https://twitter.com/AustinO1150/status/979417725767507968

Hopefully Austin tuned out before the bottom of the 5th!

Already a full game back in the division?

Indeed.

Other items of dread?

  • Fowler not able to get on base from the lead-off spot (0-4)
  • Brett Cecil picking up where he started 2017
  • Pham’s 0-4
  • Marcell Ozuna wearing a ski mask in 51 degree weather (and his 0-4)

(Sigh.)

Ok.

OK.

It’s only 1 game.

And there were some good things that happened (if Jose Martinez isn’t at 1B on Saturday afternoon, I SWEAR…).

But after a long off-season, this isn’t the way you picture opening day going.

I guess this is pretty OK, tho:

Let’s forget today happened and meet back here on Saturday for opening day 2018 deal?

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