June 5, 2012; Houston, TX, USA; St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Matt Adams (53) hits a single against the Houston Astros in the ninth inning at Minute Maid Park. The Astros defeated the Cardinals 9-8. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-US PRESSWIRE
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in lieu of anything that interesting to report, i'd like to recount a funny story.
kevin goldstein was scheduled on KMOX to report on the draft. there was a goof at the station, and they missed his spot. and the show was too booked. so, KMOX snubbed kevin goldstein.
goldstein posted on twitter that "i should find a random Cardinals fan and call them for 10 minutes about their draft." an enterprising young man replied, and goldstein in fact called said random Cardinals fan/twitter denizen and talked to him about the cardinals draft.
per inadvertent cardinals reporter nick selby, goldstein's response was that cardinals fans should be happy with the draft on the whole. he thinks ramsey will stick in centerfield - which, if true, dramatically changes the pick. he also says ramsey has no standout tool, but a lot of 5/6 tools (average to slightly above). goldstein thought wisdom was a stretch (which is probably true) and thinks it will be hard to sign beam (who, as the only HS athlete in the group, will almost certainly be the hardest to sign).
today's draft was pretty interesting as day 2 drafts go. the draft of trey williams and, to a lesser extent, foody in the 11th and 12th round puts a slightly different spin on the draft. a number of high-profile high school names remain on the board for tomorrow, the last day of the draft.
the cardinals lost last night's game in bizarre form. garcia gave up 6 runs in the first two innings. he later stated he was not in pain but that something was not right. sort of a strange comment. the bullpen allowed 3 more runs in a slow bleed across several innings. the offense did its job of getting the cardinals back on the board, going from a 6-1 game at the end of the second inning to closing to a 9-8 margin in the bottom of the ninth. allen craig was not able to drive in matt holliday from first, unfortunately. and that's how the game ended.
let's hope there's nothing seriously wrong with jaime garcia.