C70 At The Bat

You know, I’d just about had this team figured out.  If they scored multiple runs in the first inning, they won.  Otherwise, they didn’t.  No need to wait until the end of the game, the first would tell you all you need to know.  Last night, however, they finally sent that shorthand packing. The two [...]

When last we got together in this space, we were still on cloud nine after a not-perfect but still exciting and enjoyable Opening Day.  The Cards were 1-0, the offense had clicked, and good times seemed the order of the day. That didn’t last long. While two losses shouldn’t create any more panic than one [...]

A Great First Step

Yesterday, we said that the journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.  We might have just seen one of 162 games, but that first step was a doozy in a great way. I mean, what was there not to like?  The Cardinals scored six runs in the first inning, meaning that already [...]

It’s Opening Day.  One hundred and sixty-two games of potential lie ahead of us.  This is where it all begins. Between now and October 3, there are 1,458 innings of action, give or take a dozen.  We’re going to see amazing things in those innings.  We’re going to see Nolan Arenado, finally clad in the [...]

When Justin Toerner struck out against Trevor Hildenberger yesterday with two outs in the ninth, it closed the book on the 2021 spring training.  An awkward affair due to the COVID-related restrictions and structure (five of the six appearances by Carlos Martinez were against the Mets, including his relief work yesterday), it nonetheless did the [...]

Opening Day is just around the corner (knock on wood after 2020, of course) and as such, that means it’s time for everyone’s favorite post series!  OK, maybe second favorite after Top Cards on Twitter.  It’s Playing Pepper!  Year 13 of our intrepid series finds us, as always, asking questions of bloggers (both former and [...]

Opening Day is just around the corner (knock on wood after 2020, of course) and as such, that means it’s time for everyone’s favorite post series!  OK, maybe second favorite after Top Cards on Twitter.  It’s Playing Pepper!  Year 13 of our intrepid series finds us, as always, asking questions of bloggers (both former and [...]

Opening Day is just around the corner (knock on wood after 2020, of course) and as such, that means it’s time for everyone’s favorite post series!  OK, maybe second favorite after Top Cards on Twitter.  It’s Playing Pepper!  Year 13 of our intrepid series finds us, as always, asking questions of bloggers (both former and [...]

Opening Day is just around the corner (knock on wood after 2020, of course) and as such, that means it’s time for everyone’s favorite post series!  OK, maybe second favorite after Top Cards on Twitter.  It’s Playing Pepper!  Year 13 of our intrepid series finds us, as always, asking questions of bloggers (both former and [...]

Pick your cliché.  “You can never have too much depth.”  “Baseball has a way of working things out.”  However you want to say it, it means that the team you show up to camp with isn’t likely to be the same team you go north with.  Between injuries and poor performance, that spot where you [...]

Opening Day is just around the corner (knock on wood after 2020, of course) and as such, that means it’s time for everyone’s favorite post series!  OK, maybe second favorite after Top Cards on Twitter.  It’s Playing Pepper!  Year 13 of our intrepid series finds us, as always, asking questions of bloggers (both former and [...]

Opening Day is just around the corner (knock on wood after 2020, of course) and as such, that means it’s time for everyone’s favorite post series!  OK, maybe second favorite after Top Cards on Twitter.  It’s Playing Pepper!  Year 13 of our intrepid series finds us, as always, asking questions of bloggers (both former and [...]

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NL Central Standings

TeamWLPct.GB
Brewers117.611 -
Reds98.5291.5
Cubs89.4712.5
Cardinals810.4443.0
Pirates810.4443.0

Last updated: 04/22/2021

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