Good, Bad and Ugly from Cardinals series with Marlins

Miranda Remaklus
MIAMI, FLORIDA - APRIL 19: Adam Wainwright #50 of the St. Louis Cardinals delivers a pitch against the Miami Marlins during the second inning at loanDepot park on April 19, 2022 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FLORIDA - APRIL 19: Adam Wainwright #50 of the St. Louis Cardinals delivers a pitch against the Miami Marlins during the second inning at loanDepot park on April 19, 2022 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images) /
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MIAMI, FLORIDA – APRIL 21: Harrison Bader #48 of the St. Louis Cardinals reacts after striking out against the Miami Marlins during the eighth inning at loanDepot park on April 21, 2022 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Megan Briggs/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FLORIDA – APRIL 21: Harrison Bader #48 of the St. Louis Cardinals reacts after striking out against the Miami Marlins during the eighth inning at loanDepot park on April 21, 2022 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Megan Briggs/Getty Images) /

The Bad

While Harrison Bader is doing well in center field, he is not looking good at the plate. He was 0-for-3 on Tuesday with a walk and two strikeouts on Tuesday. He was 1-for-3 on Wednesday.  On Thursday, he was 0-for-3 with two strikeouts. He even threw his bat and helmet and cracked his bat over his knee on Thursday out of frustration. It will be interesting to see if he’s given a day off to reset. That doesn’t seem like his style though.

Tyler O’Neill’s defense is still great but he hasn’t done much at the plate since the opening game.

Paul DeJong is streaky at the plate as well as on defense. He hit well Tuesday. Made some good defensive plays. But Thursday, he had a costly catching error. He’s done well against Cincinnati before and hopefully, he kicks it into another gear.

Dylan Carlson took the night off Wednesday and broke his drought with one hit Thursday night.

Yadier Molina is the guy that you want behind the plate. You want the possibility of what he could do at the plate. But you can tell his knees are in pain. Molina got a late start to spring training and you can tell he is trying to catch up. Maybe this weekend, he can let Andrew Knizner catch a game or two in Cincinnati.

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