The Run of ’21

Wait, What’s This L Thing?

On Friday, September 10, 2021, the Cardinals lost to the Cincinnati Reds 4-2.  Yadier Molina homered and Jon Lester went seven innings while only allowing two runs, but T.J. McFarland stumbled in the ninth, allowing two runs, and while the Cards got the tying run to the plate in the ninth, Harrison Bader ended the [...]

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This Cardinals team is like a boomerang.  We keep throwing their season out as over, but they keep coming right back in staying relevant and in the hunt for that last wild card spot. Now, in truth, it takes a village to win the wild card, because the Reds and most notably the Padres (16-24 [...]

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A Bite of the Big Apple

We’ve talked a lot about how this team might have some similarities with the 2011 team, what with the come-from-behind nature of trying to get a wild card spot.  However, last night Mets fans could be forgiven if they thought they’d been transported back to 2006. After all, there was Adam Wainwright on the mound [...]

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October Baseball In September

It’s often said, and indeed has been again this year, that when a team is fighting to get to October that they really start the playoffs early.  Every game could be the difference between having that chance (however small) at the World Series or playing golf as the postseason begins.  While every game has that [...]

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The Batmen of Gotham

Riddle me this.  What bird is flying north for the winter?  That would be the Cardinals, who are moving up the standings and now sit a full game ahead of the Padres and a game and a half ahead of the Reds for the second wild card. I’m not trying to be a joker about [...]

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A Sweeping Success

I don’t know what we expected with the Padres, the Cardinals’ (at the time) closest competition for the second wild card, coming into Busch.  I’m pretty sure it wasn’t that, though.  Nobody expected a three game sweep that put St. Louis firmly in the driver’s seat for another postseason appearance.  A surprise, to be sure, [...]

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Nine!

On September 5, 2004, the Cardinals won in walkoff fashion against the Los Angeles Dodgers.  St. Louis actually had a 5-2 lead in the ninth, but Jason Isringhausen put two on, struck two out, then gave up a single and a double that scored Shawn Green, Robin Ventura, and Jayson Werth.  The winning run came [...]

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That’s A Ten-ner!

On Saturday, August 18, 2001, the Cardinals beat the Phillies 6-3, raising their record to 67-55.  Bud Smith started the game, a couple of weeks before his no-hitter.  Steve Kline got the win, however, when Miguel Cairo hit a three-run homer in the seventh to break a 3-3 tie.  Dave Veres came in to lock [...]

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Eleventh Heaven

On Sunday, August 19, 2001, the Cardinals shut out the Philadelphia Phillies, giving them a 68-55 record.  Matt Morris won his sixteenth game by going seven innings and allowing six hits and two walks while striking out four.  St. Louis, on the other hand, had 14 hits and while they didn’t homer, they did have [...]

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Donuts. Eggs. Wins.

On Saturday, April 24, 1982, the Cardinals defeated the Philadelphia Phillies 7-4.  The Phillies got up 3-0, the Cardinals battled back to tie it, both teams swapped runs, then St. Louis put up three in the eighth to win.  Joaquin Andujar started.  Bruce Sutter got a two inning save (they just called those saves back [...]

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A Record Run

On Thursday, July 18, 1935, the Cardinals defeated the Boston Braves 13-3.  Paul Dean, also known as Daffy because the press needed a nickname that reflected his brother’s, went the distance and gave up just five hits and three runs.  Burgess Whitehead and Pepper Martin both had four hits and Martin would have been the [...]

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H15tory Made

On Tuesday, April 12, 1892, the St. Louis Browns took the field against the Chicago Colts.  No boxscore exists of that game but the current Cardinals trace their history back to when those players stepped onto the diamond as part of the National League.  From that date until September 10, 2021, the club posted 11,018 [...]

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NL Central Standings

TeamWLPct.GB
Brewers9567.586 -
Cardinals9072.5565.0
Reds8379.51212.0
Cubs7191.43824.0
Pirates61101.37734.0

Last updated: 10/04/2021

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