The Cardinals are 5-9 against teams over .500.  (They would be 8-12, but the Brewers lost last night to slip under the mark.)  Yet they are tied for the third best record in the National League and are 3 1/2 games up on the NL Central.  Why?  Because they beat up on the bad teams. [...]

After spending a weekend against the Padres in which most everything went wrong, coming home to face the Pittsburgh Pirates is like chicken soup for the soul.  Mistakes aren’t as easily capitalized on.  Early leads can get you through the night.  It’s a lot more likely to hear “That’s a winner!” at the end of [...]

Imagine what this weekend would have been had the Cardinals been able to actually throw strikes. Nothing would have salvaged Saturday’s loss–when Adam Wainwright isn’t on, things get ugly in a hurry, but you could argue that the Cardinals would have taken two of three from a depleted but still dangerous Padres squad.  Friday, they [...]

A Big Win (For May)

It’s still pretty early in the season.  Not as early as it was in the first week, when people could be hitting .500 and a team like Detroit could be in first given a win on Opening Day.  Not as early as it was in mid-April when people were starting to make a big deal [...]

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 [...]

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Last updated: 06/14/2021