Monday, September 1 STL Joel Pineiro, RHP (6-5, 4.83) @ ARI Randy Johnson, LHP (10-9, 4.02), 3:10 PM CT
Tuesday, September 2 STL Adam Wainwright, RHP (7-3, 3.04) @ ARI Yusmeiro Petit, RHP (3-3, 2.83), 8:40 PM CT
Wednesday, September 3 STL Kyle Lohse, RHP (13-6, 3.89) @ ARI Doug Davis, LHP (6-8, 4.59), 2:40 PM CT
Just what the Cardinals ordered. More left-handed pitching. Can someone explain to me how everyone the Cardinals play has 2 or more decent left-handed starters, yet the Cardinals don't have any? Is that just a money thing and the Cardinals refusing to pay for a quality lefty? Or just bad organizational depth. I know, Jaime Garcia is a future lefty, but there don't seem to be any others in the organization.
This is what's in the organization as lefty starters:
Jaime Garcia - Memphis
Brad Furnish - Springfield (Pitched well in 4 starts, had a 5+ ERA when he was promoted from A+ QC)
Justin Fiske - Springfield (got promoted to starter and only had 1 really bad outing in his 7 starts thus far)
Nicholas Additon - Palm Beach/Quad Cities (pitched well)
Tyler Norrick - Palm Beach/Quad Cities (been really bad; now on 7-day DL)
No one on that list jumps out as a quality starter other than maybe Garcia. Are the Cardinals ever going to actively seek quality starting left-handed pitchers?
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