Cards-Cubs Series, Billikens and Blues Theme Nights Highlight Thirteenth & Final Homestand at Busch ST. LOUIS, Mo., September 25, 2017 – The Cardinals are back at Busch Stadium for their final games of the 2017 regular season.  The seven-game homestand begins with four games against the Chicago Cubs (September 25-28) and concludes with a three-game [...]

I used the analogy last night on Gateway to Baseball Heaven that the Cardinals, especially over the last couple of months, have been the fisherman in this State Farm commercial: Instead of dangling a dollar, though, they put a little postseason hope on that hook. You don’t want to grab for it, but eventually it [...]

Where Were These Guys in April?

And yes, I know, the literal answer to the post title’s rhetorical question is in large part “Memphis”, but that’s not exactly what I’m going for here.  Back in April or May or heck, possibly even July, this team would have made a key error and never recovered.  Now, with postseason within sight, the Cardinals [...]

Another win by the Cardinals.  A loss by the Brewers and the Rockies.  Suddenly, somehow, out of all reason and logic, this Cardinals team sits 1.5 games out of the wild card.  (And five out of the division, of course, in case the Brewers start winning and putting that four game set with the Cubs [...]

INFIELDER RE-JOINS MAJOR LEAGUE ROSTER AFTER TAKING PART IN MEMPHIS POSTSEASON RUN CINCINNATI, OH, September 21, 2017 – The St. Louis Cardinals announced today that they have recalled infielder Breyvic Valera (pronounced BRAY-vic VAH-lair-ah) from Memphis (AAA) and that he will join the team for tonight’s game in Cincinnati.  For Valera, it marks his second [...]

As Long As There’s Light…..

“Remember, when that sun is gone, that weapon will be ready to fire!  But as long as there’s light, we’ve got a chance.”–Poe Dameron, The Force Awakens If we wanted to extend the Force Awakens metaphor, the Cardinals’ season is about to the point where the sky almost completely dark and Poe is making his [...]

REDBIRDS ACTIVE ROSTER NOW AT 36 PLAYERS CINCINNATI, OH, September 20, 2017 – The St. Louis Cardinals announced today that they have recalled infielder Aledmys Diaz and right-handed pitcher Josh Lucas from Memphis (AAA).  Both players will join the Cardinals in Cincinnati for tonight’s game against the Reds, upping the team’s active roster to 36 [...]

For those that are still actively clinging to the postseason, last night didn’t do much for them.  The Cardinals won, but so did the Brewers and the Cubs.  (The Rockies lost, so I guess moving to 3.5 back in the wild card makes for mixed results.)  For those that are just enjoying the ride the [...]

Dashing Hopes

There was more hope and anticipation about the Cardinals last week than there probably had been since the beginning of the season or at least that winning streak in May.  The team was 10-3 in September and within striking distance of both the division and the wildcard.  Things seemed to be trending in the right [...]

That One Critical Thing

Going into the last 2 weeks of the season, lots of folks – yeah, me too – felt pretty good about the Cardinals’ chances of making the playoffs.  They’d won 11 of 13, both Colorado and Chicago were scuffling, St Louis had climbed within 2.5 games of both for a playoff spot, things were definitely [...]

Lack of Composure

Sometimes you get a call, sometimes you don’t.  What you do next is what counts. If you watched the entire top of the fifth in yesterday’s game, John Lackey had an issue with at least one other call from Home Plate Umpire Baker.  There was a 2-1 curve ball to Wong that was called a [...]

Setting Up the Showdown

There’s no way this weekend should matter. After all, the Cubs were a lock for this division, weren’t they?  The reigning World Champions with a team that was just going to lay waste to the division for a number of years.  Even with a good Cardinals team, things should be well settled by mid-September. And, [...]

 

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