Cardinals Outfield Need Jesus

On paper, the Cardinals should have a pretty good outfield. Very fast, good gloves, no one would expect more than one fluke every month or so. But in just the last two weeks, the warning track has proven to be too daunting of a foe leading to two serious blunders.

Like said before, this outfield is very fast, but maybe a little too fast. The first ridiculous error comes from Marcell Ozuna overrunning a ball he thought was going to go for a homerun, but landed several feet short. What should have been a routine fly ball, ended up being a ground rule double due to a serious lack of depth perception

Next up, Dexter Fowler somehow puts together an even worse display of athleticism.

This is so terrible for so many reasons. First, this ended up going for a homerun. Second and most important, it was Noah Syndergaard at the plate. You let your pitcher give up a homerun to another pitcher. And a pitcher of the Mets, no less. How is he supposed to tell his family? It’s like letting a 13 year old take you yard.

Worst Throw of the MLB Season Goes to Cardinals’ Tyler O’Neill

Let’s set the stage. Cardinals vs Brewers, runner on second in the bottom of the second, Pitcher Freddy Peralta up to bat. The Brewers’ pitcher hits the ball right up middle to the outfield where Cardinals’ Center Fielder is faced with a choice. Does he throw to second and play it safe OR does he try to throw out the guy who is already crossing home plate? I’ll let you guess which one happened, but the guys who play it safe don’t normally make it on this website. Take a look:

Growing up, I was always taught to hit the cut off man, especially when there was no play at the plate. Tyler O’Neill must have either not been taught that or thought his cut off man was in the dugout.

Even if the throw was on target, a play at the plate was still unlikely. There were two outs and the runner was going on contact. But he tried to make a play and the ball just slipped. Honest blunder. Surely, twitter and meme guys gave him a break, right?

NOPE.