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Poll: Which Cardinals pitcher is most likely to get sent down?

The St. Louis Cardinals will need to drop a player from its 25-man active roster when adding Wednesday’s starting pitcher Tyler Lyons. The latter will be taking the place of Jaime Garcia, put on the 15-day disabled list over the weekend, with reliever Mitchell Boggs re-called from Memphis.

The purpose of this poll is to allow you to speculate as to who will be moved off the active roster. It seems almost a certainty that it will be a member of the current bullpen. I am leaving off Edward Mujica and Randy Choate, but listing the other six relievers.

It could be a bullpen-to-bullpen move or it could be a pitcher who had been a starter before advancing to the majors returning to that role. The intent could be to get him tuned up for a potential return to St. Louis when another rotation opening presents itself.

Which pitcher is most likely to be sent to Memphis on Wednesday?

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19 Responses to “Poll: Which Cardinals pitcher is most likely to get sent down?”

  1. blingboy says:

    It seems like Lohse thinks he was disrespected somehow.

    Much like Kelly in the poll above.

    I bet Lynn would have racked up some votes.

    For tonight’s game, Marquis is 5-2, same as Miller, and he pitches for a sub-.500 team.

  2. Brian Walton says:

    Memphis’ Wednesday starter is “TBA”.

  3. JumboShrimp says:

    The word Wigginton should not be used when composing a lineup.

  4. JumboShrimp says:

    In 2012, the Cards had 5 guys with 20 or more HRs. Molina and Craig are on a pace this year for 8 dingers each, Freese for 4. This is a significant drop off.

    • Brian Walton says:

      Perhaps a return to more traditional levels. Home runs are less interesting to me than RBI. Five guys had 75 or more RBI last season and five are on that pace this year.

      • blingboy says:

        Perhaps there is an effort to fix the hot and cold offense issue from lat year. Different approach at the plate, etc. Not so much reliance on the homer for runs.

        • WestCoastbirdWatcher says:

          Look at who is hitting and who is not ……………. Carpenter, in being given a role…….one that defeated the McGwire model……..is excelling………Jay finally got the bat off his should…….Craig is not attempting to keep balanced by hanging his rear out….stops him from going up on his toes and casting the bat for outside pitches……… McGwire was no help there………. Holiday is getting more opportunities from bad pitching………… no question Beltran was never influenced……..Molina is content to hit what is being given..is taking the ball deeper…and goes OPO and middle with regularity….. Freese in losing money and prestige so fast…..Add Descalso who was a McGwire protege…..the rest are gone…Pete has always brought his own game…….. ………………….the issue here is McGwire has the Dodgers sucking……he was compromised here by the front office in their attempt at staying “on field”…..

          Bottom line……..it was MMcG……it was the Front office………….. Shelby took the loss last night a little hard…….. the kid has game……. don’t underestimate the power of his emotional vulnerabilities……he knows that 2 or 3 of those keeps him off an all star team …… lets hope his next start isn’t bad luck. If the win was important to MM, for Shelby’s sake…… why Salas? and then Bogg’s ……… SD is up right now…Headly up.

  5. blingboy says:

    Boggs was positive in his post-game comments. Retired six of seven, etc. It sort of rubbed me the wrong way, having come in a losing effort from the team. I don’t think the team having lost the game was real important to him.

    • crdswmn says:

      Perhaps since he wasn’t the one who caused them to lose he should’t be the one expected to apologize for it. And considering all the uncalled for abuse the guy has been taking from fans, I would certainly give him a pass from mollifying them this one time.

  6. blingboy says:

    Wiggy is really just terrible. Really bad swings. The range of a beached whale. I know he is a veteran presense, good in the clubhouse, etc., but come on.

  7. blingboy says:

    Shouldn’t we be hearing about the roster move about now.

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