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 [...]

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 [...]

$5 Tickets Available for Milwaukee Series on Sept. 28-30; $10 Tickets for Oct. Weekend Series vs. Cubs; Portion of Each Ticket Sold to be Donated to Wainwright’s Big League Impact Charity ST. LOUIS, Mo., September 21, 2021–The St. Louis Cardinals and starting pitcher Adam Wainwright are urging fans to keep packing Busch Stadium for the [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Winner To Be Selected by Blue Ribbon Panel, Including Online Vote for Fans ST. LOUIS, Mo., September 14, 2021– For the sixth time in his career, Paul Goldschmidthas been named his team’s nominee for the prestigious Roberto Clemente Award.  The Roberto Clemente Award is the annual recognition of a player from each MLB Club who [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

The Greatest Hits Tour

Busch Stadium might not be hosting a concert this summer but that doesn’t mean that artists aren’t playing their greatest hits on the St. Louis diamond. Tuesday night, it was the band member that broke off and went his own way for a solo career coming back home and doing a rendition of his top [...]

Maximum Scherzer, Minimum Joy

On a holiday, it’s nice to just kick back, relax, and not stress about anything.  When Max Scherzer is on the mound for the other side, you can do that because you know there won’t be any bullpen meltdowns, any missed opportunities.  You know what the results are going to be. Granted, it’s not like [...]

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NL Central Standings

TeamWLPct.GB
Brewers9162.595 -
Cardinals8369.5467.5
Reds7875.51013.0
Cubs6785.44123.5
Pirates5795.37533.5

Last updated: 09/24/2021

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