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June 6, 2018 recap: the worst day in a long time


Miami Marlins v St Louis Cardinals Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images

The Cardinals lost.

The Cardinals lost to the Marlins.

The Cardinals lost to the Marlins with Wei-Yin Chen pitching.

The game got so far out of hand that it ended with an infielder pitching for the Cardinals.

The Cardinals’ opening day shortstop was a 2B/3B who converted to shortstop. He’s okay defensively. Seems average. He’s been hurt, and won’t be back anytime soon. The next-best shortstop the organization could produce that is anywhere close to ready for MLB-level play committed three errors in one game.

The Cardinals’ second-best pitching prospect was sometimes okay, but also hung a bunch of sliders and got knocked around at other times.

The Cardinals announced that their best pitching prospect has had season-ending surgery. For the second year in a row. He’ll be back next year (supposedly) but with 2+ years of service time used and a total of 50 MLB innings pitched in that span.

That’s all pretty bad. And on top of it, Red Schoendienst — who debuted as a player for the Cardinals in 1945, retired from playing as a Cardinal in 1963, managed the Cardinals from 1965 to 1976, and has been a coach in the organization ever since — a man who worked for the Cardinals in some capacity for 67 years — passed away at the age of 95.

Oh, and also:

  • Brett Cecil throws 88 now? Great.
  • I don’t usually do Wednesdays. I traded into this recap. I am cursed. I am a curse upon a sports team. I don’t know if I can live with the guilt of Red Schoendienst passing today.
  • Tomorrow, they have to (ha!) play the Marlins again. Friday, they will get to play the Reds. I will be your Friday recapper. I am already sorry for the news I’ll bring you, whatever it is.