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maniem
04-22-2008, 03:11 PM
http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=3357791

I cannot believe their starting pitchers are performing as well they have been. Will they be able to keep it up? Is Duncan really that good that he can turn Lohse and Wellemeyer into good starting pitchers? This Cards team reminds me of the '04 and '06 Reds teams that got off to fast starts with no name, junkyard, pitching staffs. If you look at their offense, they're winning with a bunch of Ryan Freel, Jeff Keppinger type players, guys who weren't able to stick in the majors until they were 28 or 29. In other words, they're not exactly big time prospects. I'd like to think they won't be able to keep this up, but who knows with Duncan and Larussa.

Moose Milligan
04-22-2008, 04:08 PM
I'm no expert on NL ball, but I don't think they can.

Look at it this way: All the guys on that staff have to have career years in order for the Cards to make any noise through the rest of the season. Is it possible? Sure...Likely? I don't think so. They're all going to have to pitch better than they ever have before.

Maybe the Cards win 81 games like they did when they won the WS, but I don't think they'll be a powerhouse to contend with.

Then again, maybe they're the surprise team of 2008...thats what makes this a great game.

Degenerate39
04-22-2008, 04:49 PM
In my opinion I don't think they're good enough to keep it up. I don't think this will last much longer. They don't have the pitching to win.

OesterPoster
04-22-2008, 05:00 PM
"Bad" Lohse showed up today. 4 IP, 4 ER, 8 hits, 2 walks, 1 K.

Swampturkey
04-28-2008, 09:48 PM
Maybe the Cards win 81 games like they did when they won the WS, but I don't think they'll be a powerhouse to contend with.



83 games, not 81. ;)

One thing to note, Cards are expecting Mulder, Carpenter, and Clement back in the next coming months so the rotation we have now is not the same as how it will probably look a couple months from now.

Kingspoint
04-28-2008, 10:07 PM
Nope, they won't keep it up.

They have to play the rejuvenated REDS.

ChatterRed
04-29-2008, 12:19 AM
Will the Cards keep it up?

That depends on their supply of those blue pills with the "V" on it. ;)

NorrisHopper30
04-29-2008, 12:28 AM
No they can't keep it up, just look at their schedule. Their hot start can be explained easily..12 of their first 18 games were against the Nationals, Giants or Astros.

ChatterRed
04-29-2008, 02:02 AM
I agree. They are overrated.

Mutaman
04-29-2008, 02:38 AM
Tonight they got all the breaks, they got all the calls, but we had EE!