It would be easy to place the blame on Mike Matheny and Jon Jay for missing a walk in the seventh inning. Cards fans could point at the umpire, Dan Bellino as well. In doing so, they would be lowering themselves to bush league tactics. A missed walk didn't doom the Cards. Their bats went [...]

I'm doing all the last minute stuff you do before you head out on a vacation, but to save myself from trying to do this later on, let's wrap up tonight's drudge of a game.  Hero goes, I don't know who.  Lance Lynn did OK, but he allowed a run via a hit from [...]

LEFTY RELIEVER NICK GREENWOOD OPTIONED TO MEMPHIS (AAA) ST. LOUIS, Mo., July 23, 2014 – The St. Louis Cardinals announced today that they have activated left-handed pitcher Kevin Siegrist (left forearm strain) from the 15-day disabled list and optioned left-handed pitcher Nick Greenwood to Memphis (AAA). Siegrist, who went on the disabled list May 24, appeared in five games for Springfield (AA) [...]

When a pitcher for the St. Louis Cardinals gives up six runs in five innings, it's a bad night at the office.  When that pitcher is Adam Wainwright, best get out the fainting couches for Cardinal Nation, because that just doesn't enter into our frame of reference. Maybe it shouldn't be quite as surprising as [...]

It's never a good thing when the manager and general manager of a baseball organization disagree on something. It's a more compounded issue when they disagree about the usage and management of the organization's top prospect, especially to the extent that manager Mike Matheny and General Manager John Mozeliak do about Oscar Taveras. Mozeliak spoke [...]

Ladies and gentlemen, it's hot outside and Cardinal Nation is stirring. I didn't come here to bash Allen Craig or Mike Matheny's lineups. I have done plenty of each on social media and there's fine meaning to the phrase, "Once you tweet, it's out there". I am going to talk about a more fun and [...]

Not all series wins are created equal. If your team drops the first game of a three-game set and wins the last two, you are pretty happy to have come back and taken the series.  If your team splits the first two then wins the rubber match, you might rue a few opportunities, but probably [...]

Every day when the Cardinals lineup comes out, twitter stirs. I am sure Mike Matheny pounds out that lineup and has a soft little chuckle as he hits print, send and exits his office. When you have a team like the St. Louis Cardinals streaking towards another playoff appearance and riding the roller coaster of [...]

This is fifth installment in the 2014 United Cardinal Bloggers "Progressive Game Blog," following the pre-game, first, second and third innings. We pick up the game with Joe Kelly needing to settle in a bit, after flirting with trouble in the last couple innings. To his credit, though, he'd done what Kelly so often does and [...]

It's been a while since I did one of these podcasts, but with the second half of the season upon us it seemed a good time to give it another go.  Especially when you can land a guest the caliber of Drew Silva, writer at Rotoworld and Hardball Talk.  Drew's an overt Cardinals fan, so [...]

After a raucous four run first inning from the Cards that provided Joe Kelly with a cushion to begin the second(head over to Aaron Miles Fastball for that recap), The Dodgers come to the plate in the top of the second inning. Due up for the Dodgers-Adrian Gonzalez, Scott Van Slyke and Juan Uribe. Joe [...]

For the seventh straight year, the United Cardinal Bloggers are spending a summer afternoon looking at a baseball game through a number of different eyes.  If you've been reading along after all the posts are done, you are coming here from Bob's eighth inning over at On The Outside Corner.  If not, you might be [...]



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