OK, so it is not nearly as formal as a Presidential address, but is usually always worth listening with a leader speaks. Such was the case this week when the manager of the St. Louis Cardinals Class A-Advanced affiliate in Palm Beach answered a series of questions about his club and players.
Through 40 games, the Cardinals are fourth in the 12-team Florida State League in run scoring and are sixth in ERA. Yet, Palm Beach is in sixth (last) place in its tightly-bunched division, 5 ½ games out with an 18-22 record.
Not unlike their St. Louis parent, the Beach Birds have struggled with inconsistent hitting and a bullpen that has not always been dependable. Bilardello is still trying to come up with the best batting order to find that elusive consistency.
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