Jim Grundy

From Prospects to Playoffs

What a season. And what a season it might not have been if the farm system hadn’t produced the rookies and prospects it did. So much of the 2013 regular season and even the NLDS and NLCS has been throwing rookie after rookie into the fire and (to the delight of many a Cardinals fan) [...]

Sorry it’s been a while, and I’ve been a bit removed from St. Louis baseball because of my moving to Kansas City. But as we head toward the postseason and all that fun, why don’t we take a look at some guys you’ll be hearing about come next Spring and Summer. Here are my Top [...]

This is probably the one time you’ll hear the term “one bad inning” and it not relate to anything involving Lance Lynn. Sadly, it does involve the State College Spikes and their quest for the NY-Penn League Championship. Also, if you’re reading context clues correctly, you have probably deduced by now that State College fell [...]

That’s pretty much the only thing you can say after tonight’s NYP LCS game tonight. So close. Sp close to a great comeback. So close to a championship. So freaking close. State College Spikes (A): Lost 5-4 to Tri-City (Game Two of NYP LCS) Tri-City got out to an early one-run lead in the second [...]

Boy, this NY-Penn League Championship got off to a fun start, with only eight hits between the two teams and the good guys coming out on top, but not until the 11th inning. State College (A): Won 2-1 over Tri-City (Game One of NYP LCS) Mason Katz got the party stared for State College when [...]

State College found itself in another do-or-die scenario as the winner of Game Three between the Spikes and the Jamestown Jammers would clinch a berth in the NY-Penn League Championship Series. Long story short, the Spikes promptly scored six runs and shut out the Jammers AND WE’RE GOING TO THE ‘SHIP! WHAT??? WE’RE GOING TO [...]

After Jamestown took game one of the three game set against State College, the Spikes were in a do-or-die situation to stay alive in the NY-Penn Playoffs. And boy, did the Spikes ever do! The game was tied going into the fifth inning and that is when the Spikes put on an offensive clinic, outscoring [...]

Sorry for the late post, but don’t worry, here is your State College Spikes recap for the start of the NY-Penn League Playoffs. State College Spikes (A): Lost 6-5 to Jamestown Jamestown scored six runs in the first three innings, but State College wouldn’t let the Jammers take the first game easily. In the sixth [...]

This is the very last regular season game for any of the Cardinals minor-league affiliates, and really it’s only State College left before the NY-Penn League playoffs start Friday. So we will start our #SpikeSpot on Friday. But for now, let’s enjoy our last “Barnyard Dance,” shall we? State College Spikes (A): Lost 9-4 to [...]

It’s that time of the year! SEPTEMBER CALL-UPS! Certainly an exciting time for us as the big club looks for that young spark and extra depth to prepare for the (hopeful) postseason run. Memphis didn’t make the playoffs, so that allows for prospects to be called up sooner. So far, the call-ups include Memphis catcher [...]

This is it for three of the four affiliates as they look to try to clinch some playoff spots. Unfortunately, none were successful other than State College, who clinched a while back and will continue another week. September call-ups are most likely coming soon, so we’ll be on the lookout for that (cause the big [...]

If you want the short version of tonight’s games….everyone lost. If you want the long version, well here you go: Memphis Redbirds (AAA): Lost 5-4 to OKC This really should have been a positive part of the post with me telling everyone to celebrate Memphis clinching the PCL, but the Redbirds bullpen had other ideas. [...]

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