C70 At The Bat

Since we’ve last visited in this space, the Cardinals have done nothing but win.  However, they’ve sampled from the variety of ways you can win a game. –A walkoff –A late explosion –A come-from-behind –A pitcher’s duel –A see-saw slugfest If you want to include the others in this winning streak, you can add the [...]

The Tortoise Deadline

John Mozeliak’s favorite fable must have been the tortoise and the hare, followed on closely by the grasshopper and the ant.  Again at the deadline, he’s gone for the slow and steady over the quick and impactful, while continuing to store up his prospects for winter. I’m not here to disagree with that, though it’s [...]

SO Much TO Catch Up On

It’s been a couple of weeks since I’ve stepped foot into this office and there’s been a lot of things going on since then.  There was an epic meltdown against the Dodgers, Blogger Day at Busch Stadium, the Home Run Derby and All-Star Game, a tough series loss to start the second half, plenty of [...]

The Pack Attack

Fifteen years ago tonight, I started up C70 At The Bat.  What better way to mark the anniversary than to highlight the current Patron Pitcher of the Blog? Last night’s game was intense, but anytime the Dodgers and Cardinals get together there’s a whiff of October, even if the temperature reads 100.  Perhaps it’s the [...]

Corey The Load

We all hoped that things would be better when the outfielder got off the injured list.  We expected power and timely hitting while hopefully improving the fortunes of the team on the field and getting them back to their winning ways.  And that’s exactly what happened. Except the outfielder was Corey Dickerson, not Tyler O’Neill. [...]

I have been negligent in my writing, for various reasons, but when you look at what the Cardinals have done since the last post, can you really blame me? Dropped the finale against the Marlins when they were one strike away from getting the sweep. Lost two of three to the Phillies, admittedly a surging [...]

I haven’t had the chance to watch many of the games between my last post and this one.  I’ve not been on Twitter as much so I don’t know what the big controversies are that I should be weighing in on.  (Well, I know of one.)  I’ve been a little adrift and unattached to the [...]

Keeping Pace

The last time we got together, the Cardinals were in first place by 2 1/2 games.  It’s not been the most successful week, but at least the placement hasn’t changed. The Cards are 3-4 over their last seven but the cushion coupled with the fact that two of those wins were over their closest divisional [...]

A Game of Inches

I thought he was going to do it. Last night I had church meetings and so didn’t get a chance to sit down with the game until bottom of the sixth inning.  I knew the Cardinals were winning handily because I’d checked the score and almost thought it wasn’t worth catching the last three innings [...]

Still Finding Footing

The Cardinals are in first place but it’s hard to say they are firing on all cylinders.  Just most of them. That was evident yesterday as Dakota Hudson fell back into old habits with his command.  The walks didn’t really pile up like in the past–he only issued two in his seven innings of work–but [...]

Last night, the Cardinals lost to the Rays 11-3.  Hidden in that final score is the fact that, had a ball hit by Juan Yepez gone about three feet further, the game could have been tied after five and 1/2 innings.  On the face of it, it looks like the Cardinals could have won that [...]

Bad Cardinal Polling

The old saying is that you wouldn’t touch that with a ten foot pole.  Last night, the Cards got touched by a tenth inning one.  This team is getting to be a little extra, what with three games in a row going past the ninth frame. Taylor Walls was 0-3 going into that at bat.  [...]

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