The Royals were close, but not close enough.
The situation at the back end of the Cardinals’ bullpen four years later is nearly exactly the same.
Michael Wacha’s back and forth season has now taken a new turn, as it comes full circle to where his pro career began – the bullpen. Yet, the future of the starting rotation could be one of the brightest parts of the end of the game as well, and do so in a familiar fashion.
For the first time in a decade, the Royals have more than one player named to the All-Star team.
Eight tickets have been punched, and eight college baseball teams are on their way to Omaha for the NCAA Baseball Championships.
The St. Louis Cardinals might have finally cut ties with one veteran right-handed reliever Friday when they sent Mitchell Boggs back to the minors, but they need to say goodbye to another.
The early season tailspin of the Cardinals season was due much in part the inability to close games out late. Yet, with his success closing out games raising his profile, it makes him a sleeper candidate for a guy having a huge contract year.
The St. Louis Cardinals began their yearly bullpen revolution early this year as three of the team’s projected relievers are already off the active 25-man roster just a month into the season.
The St. Louis Cardinals have promoted Carlos Martinez and optioned Mitchell Boggs to Memphis.
The St. Louis Cardinals beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 9-1 Friday, but they had to survive another bad performance from reliever Mitchell Boggs while Joe Kelly once again proved he should be used more often.