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Competing On the Same Level

The Cardinals faced the division leading Brewers last week.  They won one, should have won another, and held their own in a shutout loss in the third.  When you watched that series, you understood that Milwaukee was the better team but that the Cardinals were better than a team that was double-digits behind them. The [...]

So Close and Yet So Far

Right about a month ago, I invoked Director Krennic when talking about a game that got away against the Cubs when everything was set up for a big day.  So we’ll go with another cultural reference instead this time. Going into the game, the Cardinals already knew that the Padres had lost to the Rockies [...]

Just As Advertised

We knew going into this series with the Brewers that pitching would probably dominate and runs would likely be at a premium.  After one game, those assumptions are holding up. The Cardinals got the short end of the 2-0 score last night.  The loss hurt because of what it meant for the playoff race–dropping back [...]

The Cardinals, much like Mr. Twain, would like to say that the reports of their demise have been greatly exaggerated.  John Mozeliak would like to point out that not all that glitters is gold but diamonds are found in the dirt. At the trading deadline, the Cardinals seemed pretty close to dead.  Their playoff odds [...]

Yesterday morning, I sat wrong in my office chair and for the rest of the day my back bothered me.  It twinged if I stepped wrong, it made it hard to sit comfortably, it was generally a less than pleasant experience. Last night, Adam Wainwright threw a complete game in less than 90 pitches. It [...]

At this point, it’s very hard to say that the Cardinals are much more than a .500 team.  Lately, they’ve had trouble even being that, sitting a game under right now after nine games that were against teams that, before they played the Cards, under .500 themselves.  While that is skewed a bit due to [...]

On July 18, the Sunday after the All-Star Break, the Cardinals won their second in a row to pull within one game of .500.  The next day, they’d win again to break even.  Since then, they have not been more than one game up or one game down from that mark.  In fact, their last [...]

Bill DeWitt Jr. and his group of investors purchased the Cardinals in 1995 for $150 million, much of which he immediately recouped in selling off parking garages.  Since that time, he has been the very public face of the ownership group.  His son joined the organization the following year, beginning in the merchandising and marketing [...]

“Saw Gerrera used to say one fighter with a sharp stick and nothing left to lose can take the day.  They have no idea we’re coming.  They’ve no reason to expect us.  If we can make it to the ground, we’ll take the next chance.  And the next.  On and on until we win or [...]

In the premiere episode of Phineas and Ferb, the boys build a rollercoaster that stretches around their entire town of Danville.  (If you haven’t seen the show, which we also talked about last year, you really should avail yourself of it, especially if you have Disney+.)  The show would return to this every so often, [...]

Walk-off wins are some of the most exciting kind of wins that you can have.  You suddenly go from playing the game to not playing the game with one swing of the bat (usually).  It’s a great feeling no matter what the circumstances, but there are levels.  There’s the upper boundary, defined by Game 6, [...]

The Gutpunch

It’s just one game.  It’s just one game.  There are 67 left.  There are 67 left. I’m trying to use that mantra not to get too much “sky is falling” after last night, but it’s really not helping.  Even after sleeping on this one, it still feels like the season turned in a bad way [...]

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NL Central Standings

TeamWLPct.GB
Brewers9158.611 -
Cardinals7969.53411.5
Reds7773.51314.5
Cubs6783.44724.5
Pirates5693.37635.0

Last updated: 09/20/2021

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