Originally posted by jrg:
Carlos Martinez pitched 5 1/3 innings of one-run ball against the Twins on Wednesday.
Advice: Martinez allowed three hits, walked one and struck out four. With a 1.76 ERA to date, he's certainly outpitched Joe Kelly this spring. Still, the speculation of late has the Cardinals putting him back in the pen anyway. If they go that route, then the whole idea of a competition will have been a sham.
spring training doesn't mean s**t the way Kelly pitched in the second half of the season last year should automatically give him a spot this year.Jrg I agree should be used as a setup man until motte comes back.Then he can be used in the 7th or even 6 and 7 lights out bullpen.