Now that the Blues have done their thing, the focus can get back on what is important in life, which is what the Cardinals are doing.  Not that anyone really wants to look at it, of course, but it is necessary. (Wait, there’s ANOTHER round for the Blues?  Seriously, how long does this thing take?  [...]

We all know the old saw that doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result is the definition of insanity.  I don’t know that I quite believe that, especially in baseball, but after another dud of a game, you have to think that a change would do some good. Last night, [...]

We’ll catch up on the last few games, the Heroes and Goats and all the rest, in a little bit.  I just wanted to throw out some numbers about the up-and-down offense, to see if it’s really as much of a problem as it has seemed to be the last week.  Anytime you go from [...]

It’s been a bit, hasn’t it? One of the few things I pride myself on is regular blogging.  It might not be every day, but during the season we rarely go more than a weekend without catching up.  However, since we last got together, there’s been an involved process of moving my mother-in-law from Ohio [...]

After the game last night, the Cardinals put out the following tweet: #STLCards teams to win 20 of their first 30 games (128 seasons) 2019 2015 1981 1968 1948 1944 1941 1939 1936 1931 — St. Louis Cardinals (@Cardinals) May 2, 2019 Quickly, let’s see how those teams wound up. So winning 20 [...]

How Do You Like Your Wins?

The Cardinals right now are doing their impression of Burger King.  You can have a win your way.  It can be a slugfest, a pitching gem, or a come-from-behind battle.  They’ve won all sorts of different ways this year, as we’ll see when we recap the last five games.  (Sorry for getting behind, folks.)  For [...]

Beating Around the Busch

The real estate agents are right.  It’s all about location. After winning just two of seven games against the Brewers and having Christian Yelich almost single-handedly destroy them, the Cardinals have now won two games against Milwaukee under the Arch in as many attempts and Yelich is proving to be actually mortal.  While the difference [...]

We’ve wondered all year what things would look like if everyone in the offense going going at the same time.  If the top four in the lineup all clicked while the bottom half was doing its work.  What a hot Paul Goldschmidt and Marcell Ozuna would bring to the team. We saw it last night.  [...]

I was talking with my Meet Me at Musial cohost Allen Medlock before this series started and I said it might be an indicator that things are different under the new coaching staff (well, another indicator) if they were able to come out and beat a struggling Jason Vargas in the first game of the [...]

A Different Brew: A Win

After six games in Milwaukee, you’d have to forgive the Cardinals if they were starting to regard the retractable-roof edifice as more of a house of horrors with Christian Yelich playing the main ghoul.  With a get-away day in a series they’d already lost, it might have been tempting to just hurry through, take your [...]

Yesterday, I wrote You expect this team to win every time they go out there, even if they get behind early.  It’s a good feeling to know that there’s no reason to turn off the game after a miserable second inning. While that may be the case, there is no reason that the Cardinals need [...]

How you feel about the Cardinals right now is a matter of perspective.  (Unless, as we’ll see, you are Christian Yelich, then you love them unconditionally.)  You look at their overall record of 9-7 and you say, OK, not too bad, not too great.  You look at their mark of 5-2 over the last week [...]

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