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Professio”Nole” Athlete of the Week: Randy Choate

It was a quiet week for former Florida State athletes playing professionally. Neither Brooks Koepka nor Daniel Berger made noise on the golf course. Spring training for Major League Baseball however, is underway and a crafty lefty shined in his first relief appearance. St. Louis Cardinals’ relief pitcher Randy Choate is the Professio”Nole” Athlete of the Week for the week of...
Via Noled Out
March 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Countdown to Cardinals: 36

Days until Opening Night, Cardinals vs. Cubs on ESPN: 36 First player/coach to wear #36: Clyde Shoun (1938) Last player/coach to wear #36: Randy Choate (Current) Player/coach to wear #36 in the most seasons: John Denny (6) Number of players/coaches to wear #36: 41 Last time not worn: 2005 Other interesting names tied to #36: Jeff Weaver (2006), Jim Kaat (1980-83), Russ Springer ...
Via The Cardinal Conclave
February 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Examining how Randy Choate can be an effective reliever for the St. Louis Cardinals

It is a rare occasion that I write on a major league topic, but I wanted to share some frustration I had recently. The topic of Randy Choate came up in one of the Facebook groups I am a part of and I felt like there was some unfair criticisms unleashed on the 39-year old LOOGY.Prior to the 2013 season, the Cardinals inked the then 36-year old reliever to a 3-year, $7.5 million deal...
Via Cardinals Farm
February 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Cardinals Rumors: St Louis will attempt to trade Randy Choate

Randy Choate is the quintessential specialist: left-handers hit only .093/.205/.147 against him in 2014 (7 for 75), but righties slammed him to the tune of .385/.458/.481 (20 for 52). That split made Cardinals manager Mike Matheny reluctant to use him for full innings, and as a result, Choate threw only 36 innings, expensive innings as Choate was paid $3 million in 2014. He's owed...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
October 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Randy Choate, Platoon Splits, and Arm Slots

It was the inning that shouldn’t have been. First, in the tenth inning of Game Three of the National League Championship series, the Giants saw Brandon Crawford stroll to the plate against Randy Choate. It’s easy to say that the matchup didn’t favor the hitter based on Choate’s career splits. Choate has struck out 27% […]
Via Fangraphs
October 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Seth Maness’ girlfriend upset Cardinals put in Randy Choate

Even St. Louis Cardinals WAGs are complaining about Mike Matheny’s handling of the bullpen during Game 3 of the NLCS on Tuesday. Cards reliever Seth Maness followed Marco Gonzales and Pat Neshek by throwing a scoreless inning in relief of John Lackey. Maness went 1-2-3 against the Giants in the bottom of the 9th and...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
October 15, 2014  |  Discuss

NLCS GM 3: Cardinals Choate One Away In 10th

Not a single thing you read/hear/see will make you feel better. It won’t. For every Kolten Wong walk-off home run, there is a Randy Choate wild throw. Sports can be the best thing ever on the good days and suck the happy out of every corner of your soul two days later. It’s why we watch and why we… just… can’t. If the Cardinals end up losing the 2014 NLCS, we’ll undoubtedly...
Via Cardinals Diaspora
October 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Giants take 2-1 NLCS lead as Randy Choate’s error on sac bunt haunts Cardinals

In Game 3 of this NLCS, the San Francisco Giants would jump out to a 4-0 lead in the Bottom of the 1st against John Lackey, who the Giants lost two games against him in the 2002 World Series (Games 4 and 7) during Lackey’s rookie season with the Angels. Lackey, the 12-year veteran would bounce back strong as the four first inning runs were the only runs allowed in his six innings...
Via Cardinals Farm
October 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Giants Go Ahead 2-1 In NLCS On Cardinals’ 10th-Inning Error In Game 3

SAN FRANCISCO — A wild throw by reliever Randy Choate on a bunt allowed Brandon Crawford to score the winning run in the bottom of the 10th inning, lifting the San Francisco Giants over the St. Louis Cardinals 5-4 on Tuesday for a 2-1 lead in the NL Championship Series. Crawford drew an eight-pitch walk from Choate to begin the inning, ending a stretch of 16 straight Giants retired...
October 14, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Randy Choate throwing error gives Giants walk-off win

Of all the ways to lose a close playoff game in extra innings, falling on a throwing error by the pitcher fielding a sacrifice bunts has to be one of the worst. Randy Choate could tell you all about it. The St. Louis Cardinals reliever walked Brandon Crawford to start the bottom of the 10th...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
October 14, 2014  |  Discuss

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