I’m doing all the last minute stuff you do before you head out on a vacation, but to save myself from trying to do this later on, let’s wrap up tonight’s drudge of a game. Hero goes to…wow, I don’t know who. Lance Lynn did OK, but he allowed a run via a hit from an American League pitcher. That’s gotta knock you right out of the running there. I’ll go with Seth Maness. Sure, he gave up a run on a sacrifice fly, but when you come into a bases-loaded, one-out situation and that’s all you allow, that’s not terrible.
Goat? Throw a dart, you’ll probably hit a reasonable target. I’ll say Matt Holliday, because he went 0-4 with three strikeouts. Kolten Wong went 0-3 with 3 K and an error, but it sounded (wasn’t watching the game at the time) like a bit of a tough play. Wong also got a sacrifice, so at least he contributed something.
John Mozeliak says Oscar Taveras will probably hit if he plays. Shelby Miller is returning to the rotation. David Price leaves St. Louis and seems less likely to return than he did Sunday night. Of course, there’s going to be so much to talk about while I’m gone! Thank goodness the other Conclave writers are here to keep you informed!