Originally Posted by 'Hamas' Jenkins
Descalso really pissed me off tonight. Bases loaded, bottom of the 9th, a walk wins the game against a pitcher who can't throw strikes and who walked the two previous batters and he comes out hacking.
Axford threw five pitches in that AB and none of them were strikes. Absolutely shameful situational awareness and it cost the Cardinals the game.
Now that Garcia has gone down with his annual injury to the labia in his shoulder, what do you do?
Option 1: Promote an undeserving Joe Kelly to the rotation (looks like this is the route they are going)
Option 2: Bring up Wacha
Option 3: Hope Boggs comes back from his section 8, send Rosenthal down to stretch him out, and bring him back sometime around July as a starter.
Westbrook needs to get healthy quickly, otherwise too many of our innings will be eaten by arms that aren't ready for a 200 inning workload.
I don't know that they will move Kelly with him having thrown tonight. Last year he was a serviceable fifth starter; he's garbage in the pen. I'd like to at least give it a shot and see if he picks up where he left off in the rotation.