So I haven’t written in this space in over a week (and the Substack longer) for various reasons, the largest of which was that I kept resetting my alarm to get more sleep and therefore didn’t have time to write before work.  However, another reason that it’s been harder to write is that, well, the [...]

I’m not breaking any news here, so I’ll just jump right in. The Cardinals are making the long awaited move to promote their top hitting prospect, slugging 2B Nolan Gorman — with Derrick Goold reporting that he will be in the lineup Friday in Pittsburgh. And as a bonus, Goold also reported that the team [...]

Memories to be Made

Initially this week’s plan was to get my first Draft post up and then wonder how long the two Springfield sluggers would still be down the highway for a road trip. One bad series in New York later was all it took and quickly forgotten by one notification in my inbox. The Cardinals announced just [...]

The Kids Are All Right

When Whitney Houston sang that she “believe[d] that children are our future”, I’m sure she had a game like last night in mind. The scoring started with Juan Yepez blasting his second career home run, giving him five extra base hits in his first seven career games.  The next two scored on a double by [...]

KODI WHITLEY OPTIONED TO MEMPHIS (AAA) ST. LOUIS, MO., May 11, 2022– The St. Louis Cardinals announced this afternoon that they have recalled rookie right-handed pitcher Jake Walsh from Memphis (AAA), and that right-handed pitcher Kodi Whitley was optioned to Memphis following last night’s game. Walsh, 26, will be making his Major League debut with his first game [...]

An Aversion To Orange

The Cardinals won Friday night on a ninth-inning single by Dylan Carlson.  It was a good game against a tough foe, their second in a row against the Giants, and it gave the Cardinals something they hadn’t had all season long–a three game winning streak.  Surely things were looking up and the team that we [...]

PAUL DEJONG OPTIONED & ROOKIE INF KRAMER ROBERTSON ADDED ST. LOUIS, MO., May 10, 2022– The St. Louis Cardinals announced prior to tonight’s series opener with Baltimore that they have optioned shortstop Paul DeJong to Memphis (AAA) and selected the contract of rookie infielder Kramer Robertson from the Memphis club. The right-handed hitting Robertson, who was the Cardinals [...]

The Bats Continue

Perhaps we should just all reach a breaking point more often, because after two games against the Royals where the Cardinals could only muster one run in each game, they’ve now gotten a fresh supply of runs and are spending them like there’s no tomorrow.  Ten against the Royals on Wednesday, seven last night against [...]

Coruscant or Tatooine

This idea of a feast or famine offense isn’t at all a new thing.  We’ve been talking about this for years, it seems like (and it definitely pre-dates the Jeff Albert era, if you are wondering) and one of the last times I wrote on this topic, I said we needed a new term because [...]

For the second straight day, the Cards faced the Royals and mustered only one run in the process.  Unlike Monday afternoon in Busch, though, one run wasn’t nearly enough to win last night in Kansas City.  Perhaps the club can find a recently deceased tauntaun to put them in, because heaven knows they need to [...]

$15 Field Box Tickets Also Available for Upcoming Series vs. Baltimore ST. LOUIS, Mo., May 3, 2022–The St. Louis Cardinals and St. Louis Men’s Clinic are partnering to provide fans a special discount ticket offer for an upcoming interleague series at Busch Stadium. On sale now, fans can purchase $5 tickets in various seating categories, [...]

Since we last got together in this space, the Cardinals have played five games.  They’ve won three, they’ve lost two.  What they haven’t done, really? Hit. The Cardinals have a .222/.267/.329 batting line over that span and that includes the 15 single attack (back in my day, that was just called an album but the [...]

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Last updated: 05/21/2022