The Batmen of Gotham

Riddle me this.  What bird is flying north for the winter?  That would be the Cardinals, who are moving up the standings and now sit a full game ahead of the Padres and a game and a half ahead of the Reds for the second wild card. I’m not trying to be a joker about [...]

October Baseball In September

It’s often said, and indeed has been again this year, that when a team is fighting to get to October that they really start the playoffs early.  Every game could be the difference between having that chance (however small) at the World Series or playing golf as the postseason begins.  While every game has that [...]

Winner To Be Selected by Blue Ribbon Panel, Including Online Vote for Fans ST. LOUIS, Mo., September 14, 2021– For the sixth time in his career, Paul Goldschmidthas been named his team’s nominee for the prestigious Roberto Clemente Award.  The Roberto Clemente Award is the annual recognition of a player from each MLB Club who [...]

A Bite of the Big Apple

We’ve talked a lot about how this team might have some similarities with the 2011 team, what with the come-from-behind nature of trying to get a wild card spot.  However, last night Mets fans could be forgiven if they thought they’d been transported back to 2006. After all, there was Adam Wainwright on the mound [...]

This Cardinals team is like a boomerang.  We keep throwing their season out as over, but they keep coming right back in staying relevant and in the hunt for that last wild card spot. Now, in truth, it takes a village to win the wild card, because the Reds and most notably the Padres (16-24 [...]

The Greatest Hits Tour

Busch Stadium might not be hosting a concert this summer but that doesn’t mean that artists aren’t playing their greatest hits on the St. Louis diamond. Tuesday night, it was the band member that broke off and went his own way for a solo career coming back home and doing a rendition of his top [...]

Maximum Scherzer, Minimum Joy

On a holiday, it’s nice to just kick back, relax, and not stress about anything.  When Max Scherzer is on the mound for the other side, you can do that because you know there won’t be any bullpen meltdowns, any missed opportunities.  You know what the results are going to be. Granted, it’s not like [...]

Lather. Rinse. Repeat.

Another series win within their grasp.  A chance to make up ground in the wild card.  Then a walkoff home run spoils it. I’m all for Sunday traditions but this one really needs to go. You can put the blame wherever you want yesterday (and we’ll get to the official establishing of the Heroes and [...]

I don’t think it was terribly surprising that the Cardinals split yesterday’s doubleheader.  The way they lost Game 2 might be a little off-putting, but the idea that this flawed team would go into Cincinnati, sweep the Reds, and wind up just a fraction behind them for the wild card didn’t really seem like something [...]

Each Specially-Priced $15 Ticket Will Include a Free 16 oz. Bottle of Budweiser, Bud Light or Bud Select ST. LOUIS, Mo., September 1, 2021–The St. Louis Cardinals and Budweiser have announced the launch of a new “First Beer Fridays” ticket promotion for the final three Friday home games this season. As part of the promotion, [...]

RYAN HELSLEY TO 60-DAY I.L. AS MLB ROSTERS EXPAND TO 28 PLAYERS CINCINNATI, Ohio, September 1, 2021 – The St. Louis Cardinals announced that they have selected the contract of right-handed pitcher Brandon Dickson from Memphis (AAA) and recalled catcher Ali Sánchez from the Memphis roster prior to today’s double-header, as Major League Baseball rosters expand to 28 players for [...]

The Road Not Taken

Just think where the Cardinals could be. After last night’s win against the Reds, the Cardinals again sit 2 1/2 games out of the second wild card spot.  (This may be the widest spread in the history of the wild card game, as the Dodgers are now 12 1/2 games better than the Reds, so [...]

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NL Central Standings

TeamWLPct.GB
Brewers9057.612 -
Cardinals7769.52712.5
Reds7771.52013.5
Cubs6682.44624.5
Pirates5592.37435.0

Last updated: 09/18/2021

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