STL CardGals : Ep. 153 : Tara Wellman

In this episode, we sit down with Tara Wellman as part of “Get to Know a UCB-er”, and briefly discuss Pitch Talks and Matt Adams leaving STL: Odds, End, and Tara Wellman!

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Gateway to Baseball Heaven, 5/14/17

It was another winning week for the Redbirds and Daniel Shoptaw (C70 At The Bat, @C70) and Tara Wellman (Bird Seeds, @tarawellman) were glad to have more wins to discuss.  While the record may not really reflect it, the Cardinals stepped up in competition this weekend against the defending World Champs and acquitted themselves nicely.  Does that mean that this really is a good team and not just a team taking it out on soft competition?  How important are Tommy Pham and Magneuris Sierra to the recent resurgence?  More importantly, how long are they going to be with the team?  We saw a great start from Adam Wainwright on Sunday–turning the corner or a blip in a bad pattern?  All this and much, much more!

Note: We so, SO wanted to title this episode #ThatsCub but we couldn’t quite bring ourselves to do it.

GTBH 5/14/17: Not Getting Sick of the Winning

Meet Me At Musial: Episode 28

While the Cardinals returned to Busch and dropped the first in their set with the Chicago Cubs, that couldn’t erase all the warm feelings from a 6-0 road trip, the credit of which has been squarely put on speedsters Tommy Pham and Magneuris Sierra.  Their speed seems to have created an alternate timeline where the Cards are good and folks are excited about the team.  Whether the new one will last or we’ll revert to the old cranky folks we used to be still remains to be seen.

Daniel Shoptaw (C70 At The Bat, @C70), Allen Medlock (The Redbird Daily, @amedlock1), and Kyle Reis (The Redbird Daily, @kyler416) talk about all the excitement and intrigue that the promotions brought with them along with some of the other issues that the week contained.  Can Brett Cecil ever get anyone out?  How strange is it to wonder if Kolten Wong will ever have a day off?  Is Adam Wainwright just a five inning pitcher?  The guys then talk about what Derrick Goold refers to as “roster angst” and try to figure out what might happen as folks start returning from the disabled list.

In the minors report, the debate continues about how to say Luis Robert, but there’s no debate on the Cardinals’ interest.  This seems to be moving toward its endgame–with St. Louis be the last one standing?  The guys also talk about Daniel Poncedeleon’s scary injury, the week that was in the minors, and who to watch on the Springfield club.  Plenty of great conversation here for Cardinal fans!  Be sure to give us a review when you are done!

Meet Me At Musial Episode 28: The Speed Force

Gateway To Baseball Heaven, 5/7/17

This was a painful week for the Cardinals, less because of the results (4-2) than the outfielders that dropped like flies.  While that did let us get a look at Tommy Pham and Mags Sierra, how severe are these injuries?  Will Dexter Fowler return quickly or be the next to the DL?  And if so, who is left to come to St. Louis?

Daniel Shoptaw (C70 At The Bat, @C70) and Tara Wellman (Bird Seeds, @tarawellman) tackle that and other things about this week, such as the growth of both Kolten Wong and, surprisingly, Mike Matheny.  Is Wong finally developing into the every day second baseman?  Has Mike taken the next step in his managerial evolution?  Listen and find out!

GTBH 5/7/17: No Podcasters Were Injured During the Making of This Show