Rusty Groppel

Oct 7, 2019; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Cardinalssecond baseman Kolten Wong (16) celebrates with third baseman Matt Carpenter (13) as he scores on an RBI sacrifice fly hit by catcher Yadier Molina (not pictured)in the tenth inning to defeat the Atlanta Braves in game four of the 2019 NLDS playoff baseball series at [...]

Saturday, September 30th, 2006: On the heels of losing 8 of their previous 10 games to allow Houston to climb within 1.5 games of the Central Division lead, the Cardinals were down 2-0 entering the bottom of the 8th inning against Milwaukee. A loss would send them to the seasons final* day with a .5 [...]

St. Louis Cardinals: TBD

Sep 16, 2019; St. Louis, MO, USA; The moon rises over the St. Louis Cardinals World Series Champions flags after a game against the Washington Nationals at Busch Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports — — — — And here we are. The six month marathon of the regular season draws to a close. [...]

I’m not here to talk about the tough finish to the Arizona series or division clinching scenarios. Not today. As a bit of a distraction on the final off-day of the regular season, I decided to peruse the statistics of the 2019 Cardinals and look for interesting numbers. My goal was to find any milestones, [...]

Sep 14, 2019; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Cardinals third baseman Tommy Edman (19) is congratulated by catcher Yadier Molina (4) after hitting a solo home run off of Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Jordan Lyles (not pictured) during the second inning at Busch Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports — — — — [...]

Watching Carlos Martinez has been a bit of a roller-coaster ride as he’s come out of the bullpen this season. However, despite some scary moments, he has turned out 21 saves in 24 opportunities behind a solid 3.50 ERA and 26.5% Strikeout-rate. Unfortunately, a bad outing struck at the wrong time on Thursday night at [...]

Apr 28, 2019; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Jack Flaherty (22) throws the ball against the Cincinnati Reds during the second inning at Busch Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joe Puetz-USA TODAY Sports — — — — We’ve been talking about it — staring at it on the calendar — for couple months [...]

Aug 31, 2019; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Michael Wacha (52) pitches during the fourth inning against the Cincinnati Reds at Busch Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports — — — — What a year it has been for Michael Wacha. What a frustrating year. Going into the season, one [...]

As the Cardinals leadoff hitter, Skip Schumaker would hit .302 and .303 during the 2008 and 2009 seasons, respectively. Image Credit: UPI/Bill Greenblatt — — — — Recently pondered on a Cardinals broadcast was how the game has changed — with contact being traded for power — and how the number of .300-hitters has likely [...]

During my commute on Thursday evening, I flipped the radio on to The Fastlane, 101 ESPN’s drive-time show. Greg Amzinger of MLB Network, regular Thursday guest of the show, was on discussing baseball and was presented with the question, “Should or will the Cardinals re-sign Marcell Ozuna?” His answer was that he didn’t think they [...]

Mar 21, 2019; Jupiter, FL, USA; St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Jake Woodford (80) delivers a pitch to the New York Yankees during a spring training game at Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports — — — — On Wednesday, the Cardinals gave IF/OF Drew Robinson his outright release, removing him [...]

September 26th, 2018 – Pinch Runner Jose Adolis Garcia, representing the tying run, stumbles after rounding 3B in the 8th inning of a game vs. the Milwaukee Brewers. — — — — As we move through the final week of August, we near one of baseball’s oddities — September roster expansion. In 2019, perhaps for [...]

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Last updated: 09/30/2019