Who’s prohibited (Fowler), who’s not (Flaherty) for Cards

Here is a demeanour during who’s prohibited and who’s not for a Cardinals:


Dexter Fowler, OF: With Matt Carpenter resting his crippled shoulder and Jedd Gyorko returning to a lineup, manager Mike Matheny shuffled his batting sequence and put Fowler third. That worked out only fine: a ever-adaptable Fowler went 3 for 4 with a solo homer and a RBI double as a Cardinals outlasted a Reds 8-7 Tuesday night in Cincinnati. He is 7 for 12 in his initial 3 games given recuperating from his knee contusion with dual homers and 5 RBIs.

Jose Martinez, 1B-OF: He only keeps hitting, that means he should only keep playing. Is his subsequent stop right field? Martinez reached bottom twice in 5 image appearances Tuesday (single, walk), scored a run and gathering home a run. He is batting .371 in Sep with 4 doubles, 3 homers, 10 runs scored and 13 RBIs.

Tyler Lyons, RP: Pitching in Great American Ball Park can be harrowing, as many of his colleagues were reminded Tuesday. Lyons got a final dual outs to safety a one-run lead and bank his third save of a season. Since a All-Star mangle he is 4-1 with dual saves, a 1.11 earned-run normal and 30 strikeouts in 24 1/3 innings (with only 7 walks allowed). Opposing batters have strike only .156 opposite him during a latter half of a season.

Mike Mayers, RP: Fighting to keep his mark on a 40-man register — and maybe improving his trade stock, too — Mayers threw another shutout inning Tuesday for Memphis as a Redbirds fell 5-3 to Durham in a Triple-A championship game. In 5 playoff appearances he threw 11 scoreless innings, distinguished out 10 batters, walking 4 and permitting 4 hits. In his final 11 games, dating behind to Aug. 24 in a unchanging season, Mayers authorised only one run in his final 19 2/3 innings. Perhaps that tighten to his deteriorate equivalent his struggles in singular avocation for a Cardinals progressing this season.


Jack Flaherty, SP: While chosen prospect Luke Weaver was some-more than prepared to take a revolution spot, Flaherty has been training tough lessons during his initial large joining tour. He lasted only dual innings Tuesday night, permitting dual runs. Flaherty’s ERA soared to 6.46 ERA for his 4 starts. But a Cardinals have won 3 of his 4 starts, interjection to a Sep register enlargement that put an army of relievers during Matheny’s disposal.

Kolten Wong, 2B: He drew his seventh travel in 10 games, stole a bottom and scored a run. But Wong has only 3 hits in 28 at-bats during that span, that includes time missed due to several injuries. His batting normal has slipped from .308 to .291 during that black downturn.

Stephen Piscotty, OF: Back on Sept. 1 there seemed to be wish for Piscotty. He went 3 for 5 with a triple, a homer, 3 runs scored and dual RBIs during San Francisco with his family in a stands. But his onslaught resumed after that game. Piscotty is only 9 for 39 given afterwards with dual runs scored, one homer and dual RBIs.

Matt Carpenter, 1B-3B: Gyorko’s lapse to active avocation expected ends Carpenter’s replacement work over on a left side of a infield. How most will he play during a final week and a half, given his whinging shoulder injury? He came off a dais to make another out Tuesday, withdrawal him 6 for 33 (.182) in Sep with 3 RBIs. Carpenter managed to pull 13 walks and measure 8 runs during this struggle, though that is not classical dilemma infield production.

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