Matheny Loves Boggs

May 30, 2013; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Cardinals relief pitcher Mitchell Boggs (41) is removed from the game by manager Mike Matheny (22) after giving up a game tying solo home run to Kansas City Royals right fielder Jeff Francoeur (not pictured) during the ninth inning at Busch Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

Tonight Michael Wacha showed the world that he is not overhyped, and Mike Matheny showed that he thinks the world of Mitchell Boggs.

2013 has proven that Mike Matheny is awfully powerful.  In fact he is so mighty that he can dramatically change a game, especially for the worse.  Sure the Cards are thriving in this young season, but the Saint Louis Skipper has botched it again.  Hopefully tonight’s boos that showered Busch were directed towards Mike Matheny, and not just Mitchell Boggs.

The brief nightmarish history goes like this:

Matheny showed Bearded Boggs a ton of faith in April, and got fooled with two blown saves and wrecked his confidence.

Then, Goatee Boggs showed signs of not recovering in both Memphis (blew a save for Wacha) and  St. Louis in May (recent dinger).

However, Matheny brilliantly thought that tonight, May 30th, with Seth Maness pitching well and proven arms in the bullpen, that short haired Mitchell Boggs was ready to save a one run lead in the ninth inning with Jeff Francour leading off.

That is more faith than something offensive.

All it took were a few pitches and then, CRACK!  It happened, again.  It was like watching Wile E Coyote in the desert.

Managers are supposed to put players in the position to help their team, not hurt it.  Tonight the Birdinals got hosed by their own manager, and then, the Cardinals Nation’s tears brought thunder and water to stop the inferno.

No matter the outcome of Thursdays game, Mike Matheny should have this lesson tattooed in his cranium,  Mitchell Boggs is NOT clutch.  Yes, he was an 8th inning guy in 2012 who recently got sleeted to the national team, but that is pre-historic history.  Believe the numbers, like a 10 plus ERA and believe the boos MM.

No, this is not the transcript of a recently recorded conversation at Mike Shannon‘s across the street from Busch Stadium.


Topics: Cardinals, Mike Matheny, Mitchell Boggs, St Louis Cardinals

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  • meg

    This article is spot on. I have a feeling Mitchell is blowing more than saves, if you know what I mean.

    • Thomas Demerath

      Haha Meg.

  • toddb88

    Needs to be cut, plain and simple. Nothing else you can really do, tried to wait it out, didn’t work. Tried sending him down to Triple A for awhile, got shelled down there. Brought back up, still getting shelled. Basically June now, time to let him go.

    • Thomas Demerath

      Well put Todd.

  • expos1981

    “Wiley Cayote”?

    I hope you don’t consider yourself a writer. This thing was terrible.

    • Jacob

      The only thing that made me cringe more than seeing Mitchell Boggs last night was this article’s attempt at wit.

    • Thomas Demerath

      I appreciate the read Jacob, keep on leaving awesome comments.

  • Ron Carol Shearlock

    Sure Mitchell tossed a ball for a home run , but what about the Multimillion Dollar player Matt Holliday leaving all those players on base? Give some of the loss of that game to him!!!!!!!

    • Keninmo

      Mitch, is that you???? :-) Seriously, yes, NutRoid is not clutch either, but a 10+ ERA is indefensible. Even the Cubs would cut this clown.

    • Thomas Demerath

      Agreed Ron. Holliday failed last night.

  • HookLineandStinker

    The loss of this game totally belongs to Matheny.

  • Christina Jones

    I screamed “NOOO!!” last night when they announced Mitchell Boggs would be pitching. What was Matheny thinking?? Enough with this guy already! I’m sure he’s a great guy and all that but this is baseball for Christ’s sake and the idea is to win. Mitchell Boggs makes us lose! Get rid of him once and for all.

  • Hank

    One decision that goes a muck is just that, one bad decision. However for a team that uses stats as a strength to help make decisions about batting and where to play on the field for each batter, and who to put in to pitch the data for Boggs is growing and the data reflects bad things are likely to happen if you use him in a close game! The data is there, it really needs to be used, the data tells the facts. Mitchell Boggs was able to raise his era from 10.6 to 11.5 with one at bat! Again, One at bat!
    Add this data to what Cardinals managers and coaches use to make decisions and the decision kind of is clear. Odds are something bad will happen if Mitchell Boggs comes in to save a game!
    I wish it were not so but look at the stats!

    • Thomas Demerath

      Thanks for the read and the response Hank.

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