Though the Pirates may not be the toughest opponent, Flaherty certainly demonstrated improved control of the strike zone. we never discussed not playing because it wasn’t going to be league wide unified statement. At least not with both Jack Flaherty and Shane Bieber being considered fantasy aces and top-10 starters for 2020. Copyright © 2011 - 2020, - Get 50% Off Any Multi-Sport Premium and DFS Bundle - Up To 8 Sports! We haven’t been able to spend that much time together since I was in high school. I did not hear the radio segment and I don’t really care to go back and listen to it. Still, it wasn’t until last year that Flaherty established himself as the, Sunday’s victory marked one of Flaherty’s best performances all season. The big picture: After having a very impressive second half to the 2019 MLB season, can Jack Flaherty keep up the pace and remain the Cardinals’ ace in a shortened season? He allowed two hits and one earned run over six innings. With some players sitting, some teams playing and others sitting out, the lack of leadership from the top down in MLB has been on display. While it remains to be seen how many games he will play/start, it’s possible that: The rough approximations for his 2020 season are based on his 2019 stats from July, August and September/October. Threw strikes at a 66% clip with a 15% swinging strike rate. In his final 15 starts of 2019, Flaherty posted a 0.91 ERA, the third-lowest second-half ERA since 1920. “Why is it so hard to do something unified for 1 day just 1 day,” Flaherty tweeted on Thursday morning. It just seems to me like, I don’t know … giving up. Kobe’s death epitomized that. It really, really has. But every time I read comments like those, I can’t help but think that there’s something important missing there. Additionally, the simulated statistics on baseball-reference had him at 7-5 with a 2.61 ERA. Jack Flaherty of the St. Louis Cardinals personified that discontentment for much of Thursday, taking to Twitter to express his disappointment with the league. Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020, will go down as a day of historic … Learn how your comment data is processed. The Cardinals were down 1-0 until, Flaherty’s next outing will likely be against the Brewers in the last series of the season. Never have been, and never will be. Coming into 2020, expectations for Flaherty were high. And hanging our heads over what’s already gone wrong will only make things worse going forward. Jack Flaherty 2020 Outlook: Making His Case For the First Tier. Jack Flaherty 2020 Outlook: Making His Case For the First Tier. Those repetitions paid dividends in the second half. His ability to get strikes in the second half was just unparalleled compared to earlier in the season. Writing this year off, already? Report: Astros interested in Robbie Ray, Matt Barnes, White Sox drop Royals with walk-off homer after wild 9th inning (Video), Christian Wilkins can't get Hamilton out of his head at Dolphins practice (Video), Top 25 Super Bowl Performances of All Time, Each NHL Team's Most Likely Future Hall of Famer, 30 Greatest Teams in Premier League History, 28 most memorable buzzer beaters in March Madness history.