Found May 31, 2013 on The Cardinal Nation blog:
As St. Louis Cardinals fans saw late Thursday night, reliever Mitchell Boggs took his third blown save of the season and first since his two-week banishment to Memphis earlier this month. His ninth-inning home run allowed to Kansas City’s Jeff Francoeur eliminated Michael Wacha’s first St. Louis win. Since his return from Triple-A, the 29-year-old Boggs has allowed three earned runs, including two long balls in four innings pitched. The right-hander also issued three walks against just one strikeout. Clearly, Boggs is still not right. The open question is what the Cardinals should do about it. At one end of the spectrum, his market value is at its lowest point and Boggs could come back to haunt St. Louis. On the other hand, can the contending Cardinals afford to do nothing? Express your opinion below. Note: There is a poll embedded within this post, please visit the site to participate in this post's poll. Follow me on Twitter. Follow The Cardinal Nation Blog on Facebook. T...
2 Comments:
  • Unfortunately Boggs should be released immediately. He doesn't seem to have the mental maturity to pitch against good hitters or under pressure. He appears to be a "thrower" who will never be a "smart pitcher." I almost threw up when they put him in to loose Wacha's win.

    Lynn better pay attention to Boggs too. He has a tendency to have the same screwed up delivery, like Boggs, which makes him get wild. If you look at the new kids who are having success they have two things in common: strong arms and the ability to consistently concentrate on what they're doing.
  • Boggs needs to go Maybe we can get a batboy far him.
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
RELATED ARTICLES

Cardinals' Chris Carpenter throws positive bullpen session

The St. Louis Cardinals recently put the brakes on right-handed starting pitcher Chris Carpenter's rehab program as the veteran experienced fatigue in his throwing arm. Carpenter was able to resume a throwing program yesterday, logging 25 to 30 pitches in what he termed a "real good" session, according to Jenifer Langosch and Chad Thornburg of MLB.com. Carpenter...

Matheny to manage first double-header

In his rookie 2012 season, St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny checked off pretty much every “first” box on his managerial action list. They varied from the mundane such as first rain delay to the sublime, his first post-season wins. Friday night’s rainout at Busch Stadium versus San Francisco created a new situation for Matheny, as he will be managing in his first double...

St. Louis Cardinals: Michael Wacha arrives - Cruddy Show #79

Thursday night was a special evening for the St. Louis Cardinals as hot-shot prospect Michael Wacha made his Major League debut against the Kansas City Royals. Wacha's arrival has been highly anticipated in St. Louis every since the Cardinals selected him in the first round of the 2012 MLB Entry Draft. But what should Cardinals fans expect from Wacha now that he is here? The...

Wacha justifies the hype in big league debut

ST. LOUIS Before a monsoon descended on Busch Stadium, before boos descended over a struggling Cardinals reliever, a kid everyone had been waiting on won. Well, OK. Michael Wacha didn't officially win. There will be no "W" alongside his name in the box score that accompanies the bizarre game that reached the ninth inning before it was cut short by a rain that fell...

MLB Young Guns: Michael Wacha

Player: Michael Wacha Bio: Another prospect, another Cardinal. That is not the only similarity between Shelby Miller and Wacha, as they both hail from Texas. Again, he was also accepted to play at Texas A&M, but unlike Miller, elected to play college ball. In his final season, he put up some great numbers, pitching to a 2.06 ERA with 116 strikeouts in 16 starts. Given this, the...

Who doesn't like playing with old baseball cards?

Mike Aldrete vs. John Mabry Video: Old Skool Baseball Card Challenge Mitchell Boggs vs. Jason Motte Video: Old Skool Baseball Card Challenge Part 2 Jon Jay vs. Daniel Descalso Video: Old Skool Baseball Card Challenge Part 3

St. Louis Cardinals: Michael Wacha arrives – Cruddy Show #79

Thursday night was a special evening for the St. Louis Cardinals as hot-shot prospect Michael Wacha made his Major League debut against the Kansas City Royals. Wacha’s arrival has been highly anticipated in St. Louis every since the Cardinals selected him in the first round of the 2012 MLB Entry Draft. But what should Cardinals fans expect from Wacha now that he is here? The boys...

St. Louis Cardinals: Michael Wacha impresses in debut

With all of the hype and attention being given to St. Louis Cardinals rookie Michael Wacha prior to his Major League debut against the Kansas City Royals on Thursday night at Busch Stadium, it was nearly hard to believe that Wacha would be able to live up to the lofty expectations. Wacha did so and then some against a hapless Royals offense, which was given a new leader earlier in...

St. Louis Cardinals Showing Off Trade Chips?

No team in Major League Baseball is more equipped to pull the trigger at the trading deadline than the St. Louis Cardinals. The deepest farm system in baseball is also–arguably–the...The post St. Louis Cardinals Showing Off Trade Chips? appeared first on Bohemian Baseball.

Michael Wacha Solid in Major League Debut – Gets No Decision

When asked by the St. Louis media what he thought of his call-up, Michael Wacha confidently said, “I’m here to stay.” If he continues having starts like he had tonight, then he is right–he is here to stay and will be here for a long time.Wacha successfully lived up to the hype in his Major League debut against the Kansas City Royals. He pitched seven strong innings, allowing...

Lightning strikes Gateway Arch during rain delay of Royals-Cardinals game (video)

The St. Louis Cardinals and Kansas City Royals managed to play a nine-inning baseball game in a crisp 2 hours and 27 minutes on Thursday night. Unfortunately, a 4 1/2 hour rain delay occurred smack dab in the middle of the game and play wasn’t restarted until 3:04 a.m. St. Louis time and the game [...]The post Lightning strikes Gateway Arch during rain delay of Royals-Cardinals...

St. Louis P Jake Westbrook: A plan

Hot News for P Jake Westbrook

Recap: Cardinals rally in 8th, beat Royals 5-3

ST. LOUIS (AP) Pinch hitter Daniel Descalso hit a two-run single with the bases loaded to snap an eighth-inning tie and the St. Louis Cardinals rallied past the scuffling Kansas City Royals with a 5-3 victory on Wednesday night. Luis Mendoza got his first career hit and RBI and held the Cardinals to a run in 5 2-3 innings before the bullpen failed for the Royals, who have lost a...

Giants-Cardinals postponed by rain

This time, the St. Louis Cardinals got some help from the bad weather. Only hours after enduring two rain delays totaling 5 hours, 32 minutes that pushed the end of their loss to the Kansas City Royals to 3:14 a.m. Friday, the Cardinals never got started against the San Francisco Giants. The Giants and Cardinals were postponed by inclement weather Friday night - no rain had fallen...

Shelby Miller and Cardinals Shut-Out Giants

The St. Louis Cardinals recorded their ninth shutout of the season to tie the Pittsburgh Pirates for the most in the majors and beat Matt Cain in the San Francisco Giants 8-0.It was the first game of a split doubleheader after being postponed from Friday.Rookie Shelby Miller pitched seven shutout innings scattering six hits, walking one and striking out seven and lowered his ERA...
Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.