Marquis Over Reyes?

Bernie Miklasz hath posted the Cardinals roster for the division series.


Pitchers:

Carpenter

Weaver

Suppan

Marquis

Kinney

Thompson

Hancock

Looper

Wainwright

Johnson

Flores

Position players:

Molina

Bennett

Pujols

Belliard

Miles

Eckstein

Rolen

Spiezio

Duncan

Edmonds

Encarnacion

Wilson

Taguchi

Rodriguez

I guess it’s not shocking that Marquis made the cut.  He strikes terror in my heart whenever he takes the mound, but he does have experience, won 14 games this year despite his ludicrious 6.02 ERA, can pinch hit (probably better than Taguchi at this point), and can run.  I hope we don’t see him take the mound, but I can understand having him on the roster for the reasons above.  I hate to think his inclusion comes at the expense of Reyes.  I’m not sure I’d start Reyes in a playoff situation after Sunday’s 1st inning meltdown, but I’d be comfortable seeing him in used in a relief role.  I don’t fully blame Anthony for Sunday’s performance – after all, he worked on short rest and came to the ballpark not expecting to pitch, so he had no time to mentally prepare for an extremely pressured situation.   

One hour til game time!

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