As the leader of the United Cardinal Bloggers, it's typically on my plate to pick the projects that we are going to do each month.  Many of our projects are pretty standard, but there are a few months that give us the freedom to do something different.  August is one of those months and, when [...]

Taking Heart in a Loss

The beginning and the end of last night's game were a big problem for the Cardinals.  The middle, though, was more impressive than I expected. Let's be honest.  With their recent issues against Mike Leake, who among us figured the game was pretty much over in the third when Marlon Byrd hit that grand slam? [...]

The Missing Matchup

Morning all, I hope everybody is having a good Friday so far!   Recently I read an article by David Schoenfield of ESPN about World Series Matchups he'd like to see, which can be read here. He includes ones he doesn't want to see as well, including ones like the Giants versus anybody (which I wholeheartedly [...]

Lots of folks go to Arizona for a nice change of pace.  The Cardinals just did it in the summer instead of the winter. To win four games in a row is a tough chore, but to sweep a four game series (which actually runs their winning streak to five) is incredible, especially given the [...]

Students and educators can attend panel discussion with executives from Cardinals, FOX 2 and KPLR Channel 11                           ST. LOUIS, August 27, 2015 – The St. Louis Cardinals are teaming up with FOX 2 and KPLR Channel 11 for the 11th annual Career Day at Busch Stadium on Wednesday, September [...]

Back To the Old Ways

Ah, that's more like the team that we've seen all year.  Strong pitching and just enough offense to get by. Of course, that means it was back to biting the nails for much of this game.  After getting out to early significant leads in two of the past three games, this time St. Louis was [...]

In the past three games, the Cardinals have allowed a total of seven runs.  That's not news at all--the pitching staff is the real reason this team now has 80 wins.  However, in the past three games the Cardinals have scored 24 runs.  That, my friends, isn't common at all.  In the eight games prior [...]

First off, an irony report: The day after I wrote an article on hit low-hit/no-hit games aren't quite as special as they used to be, Mike Fiers, who the Astros acquired in the Carlos Gomez trade, tossed a no-hitter. Since I live in the Houston region, I was lucky enough to catch the last inning [...]

Every year, every team (save those that are already out that way) has to make The West Coast Trip.  Usually 10 days or more in a strange time zone playing games when your body says you should be getting ready for bed.  It makes for a tough grind most of the time, no matter what [...]

LHP TYLER LYONS OPTIONED TO MEMPHIS                 SAN DIEGO, Calif., August 23, 2015 – The St. Louis Cardinals have recalled infielder Greg Garcia from Memphis (AAA) today.  Left-handed pitcher Tyler Lyons was optioned to Memphis following Saturday night’s game at San Diego. Garcia, 25, was batting .294 with 36 RBI through 94 games for Memphis, [...]

Heading West With a Win

Just enough.  Whenever they come around to make a documentary about the 2015 Cardinals season, that's what it should be titled.  Just Enough. We've pointed out before their record in one-run games and it only got better on Wednesday night, when Yadier Molina played the Hero and broke a 3-3 tie with his 100th career [...]

Been raining a ton in Galveston these last few days, trapping me inside in the mornings just when I was starting to get back into my early morning walking to the beach and back routine. Anyway, as I sit here, I am thinking about a few things happening in baseball of late... Last night, two [...]



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