We Shaw It Coming

Aramis Ramirez always destroyed the St. Louis Cardinals.  For his career, he hit .309/.366/.520 against them.  He had 38 home runs (he only had more against Houston) and–this is what I really remember about him–he always seemed to drive in runs.  He had more RBI (147) against St. Louis than any other team.  No matter [...]

Getting Serious Late

I don’t really follow boxing or any of the martial arts, but my general understanding is you have to be able to take a couple of jabs and avoid the big ones before landing a solid punch of your own. My understanding of Brad Boxberger after last night is that he will allow the big [...]

Rockie-ing and Rolling

You know, I can really get behind this new idea the Cardinals have of sweeping their weekend series.  First Cincinnati, then the Pirates, and now Colorado.  If they can do it next weekend against the Padres at Petco, that’d be great. It was a series with some very different paths to the same results, though.  [...]

What Price Nostalgia?

As everyone that has ever been a Cardinals fan knows by now, Albert Pujols was released from the Angels.  It was a shocking and ignoble end of The Machine’s time out in Anaheim.  There’s no doubt that things had been trending this way for a while, but I never expected anything but Pujols playing out [...]

I think our good friend Alex Crisafulli said it best: So thankful the Pujols news dropped this afternoon otherwise my attention would have been entirely on one of the most unenjoyable baseball games I can ever recall. — Alex Crisafulli (@alexcards79) May 6, 2021 The Albert Pujols news deserves its own post (or more [...]

You can’t win them all.  Sometimes you can’t win all of them in a single day. The Cardinals pulled a Snoke and split their games with the Mets right in half.  (Don’t worry, we aren’t going to continue overloading on the Star Wars references.)  They took the early game, running their win streak to six, [...]

A long time ago in what seems like a galaxy far, far away 1, the St. Louis Cardinals were struggling.  The batters couldn’t hit snow on Hoth. 2 The pitchers were getting blasted like C-3P0 on Bespin. 3  It was a dark time for the good guys.  As of late, though, things have been much better.  The bullpen [...]

Much like the newly dubbed Darth Vader following the orders of his new master, the St. Louis Cardinals marched into Pittsburgh over the weekend and took no prisoners.  While sweeping the Pirates may not rank high on the lists of accomplishments when 2021 is over, this still was an important series because how teams treat [...]

Revenge Can Be Costly

Yesterday’s post was entitled “A Walk on the Wild Side Has Consequences“.  Yesterday’s game, however, shows that you can have a little fun on the wild side as well, while also serving as a cautionary tale about an eye for an eye. The victorious tenth inning was in part influenced by the revenge of the [...]

Five pitches.  Five pitches were the focal point of the game. Genesis Cabrera came into a 3-3 game in the sixth.  His first pitch was in Bryce Harper‘s face.  His second pitch was in Didi Gregorius‘s ribs.  His third was spiked in the dirt in front of Andrew McCutchen, who hit his fifth for an [...]

Remember way back, long time ago, like three weeks, when the Cardinals couldn’t get their starters past five innings?  Even five was asking a lot at the time.  Jack Flaherty had the only outs in the sixth all season and he’d only done it once.  That vaunted Cardinal advantage, starting pitching, looked questionable. Since the [...]

When last we saw the Phillies, Aaron Nola was completing a two-hit shutout in 109 pitches.  Last night, the Cardinals had the chance to host the team from Philadelphia.  Except for the change in venue, though, you’d have thought it was a continuation, not a new game. I’ll admit, I didn’t get to see any [...]

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