C70 At The Bat

This team, man.  This team. If you plucked one of us from the timestream from around April or May and dropped us in the middle of this week, I imagine we’d think that you’d taken us years into the future.  Not only are the faces significantly different but the energy, the excitement, the expectations around [...]

Marking McGwire: #47

Home run #: 47 Date: August 11 Opponent: New York Mets Location: Busch Stadium Pitcher: Bobby Jones Score: 0-4 Inning: 4 Outs: 0 Runners on: 0 Distance: 464 feet End of day Sammy Sosa total: 46 End of day Ken Griffey Jr. total: 40 After a couple of homerless (and, in fact, hitless days), Mark McGwire entered play on August 11th in a [...]

Happy Days Are Here Again

Happy days are here again The skies above are clear again So let’s sing a song of cheer again Happy days are here again The old song has some real meaning for Cardinal fans these days.  No, the club isn’t leading the division and their playoff odds are actually dropping even as they continue to [...]

Marking McGwire: #46

Home run #: 46 Date: August 8 Opponent: Chicago Cubs Location: Busch Stadium Pitcher: Mark Clark Score: 0-3 Inning: 4 Outs: 0 Runners on: 0 Distance: 374 feet End of day Sammy Sosa total: 44 End of day Ken Griffey Jr. total: 40 With Sammy Sosa‘s massive June and his continued hitting throughout July, August opened with less of a coronation and more [...]

On July 27, John Mozeliak revamped the bullpen.  Gone were Greg Holland and Tyler Lyons (though thankfully the Patron Pitcher of the Blog cleared waivers and returned to Memphis) and Brett Cecil was put on the disabled list.  Removing the disappointing veterans and bringing up young talent such as Dakota Hudson and Daniel Poncedeleon was [...]

All right, we’ve gotten behind and there’s a lot of catching up to do, but before we get into recapping the games, let’s point out a few things. One, Cardinal baseball is fun again.  Whether it’s the smart baserunning, the competent offense, the solid starting pitching, a bullpen that doesn’t make you hide your eyes, [...]

As I knew would happen, I was finishing up taking my son to the orthodontist this morning when the first (only?) trade news broke.  Tommy Pham had been dealt to the Tampa Bay Rays and Chris Archer wasn’t coming back to complete the deal.  So, being that this news is only 30 minutes old, let [...]

One of the hallmarks of the 2018 St. Louis Cardinals, at least at times, has been this feeling that once they got down, especially in the latter part of the game, they weren’t going to come back.  Oh, they might put up some sort of late rally, but it would be against the fourth- or [...]

There are busy weekends and then there is what the Cardinals did this weekend.  Busy didn’t really begin to describe it.  We’ll have to wait and see if successful does. There’s so much to talk about since our last get-together, so let’s just take it in order.  We’ll mix in the moves and the games. [...]

Marking McGwire: #45

Home run #: 45 Date: July 28 Opponent: Milwaukee Brewers Location: Busch Stadium Pitcher: Mike Myers Score: 9-8 Inning: 8 Outs: 1 Runners on: 0 Distance: 408 feet End of day Sammy Sosa total: 41 End of day Ken Griffey Jr. total: 39 As we saw a couple of days ago, Mark McGwire had taken some time in between home runs.  The [...]

Marking McGwire: #44

Home run #: 44 Date: July 26 Opponent: Colorado Rockies Location: Coors Field Pitcher: John Thomson Score: 0-0 Inning: 4 Outs: 2 Runners on: 0 Distance: 452 feet End of day Sammy Sosa total: 38 End of day Ken Griffey Jr. total: 39 Whether it was the pressure or just the natural ebb-and-flow of a season, Mark McGwire had a few homerless [...]

We could talk about yesterday’s game between the Cardinals and the Reds, and we probably will in a bit, but it was another dreary loss in a year that has seen a lot of dreary losses.  (After winning the first nine against the Reds, St. Louis is now 2-5 in its last seven against Cincinnati.)  [...]

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Last updated: 08/14/2018