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 [...]

Walking On Sunshine

You can’t do a real spring cleaning without a broom and the Cardinals did some real cleaning this weekend at Busch. They did it by getting back to what we’ve come to know as Cardinal baseball.  They didn’t break out the bats in a game, scoring a ton of runs and then going quiet.  They [...]

“Everything that needs to be said has already been said. But since no one was listening, everything must be said again.”–Andre Gide It’s not like we expected that much more from a battle against Max Scherzer.  For his career, he’s got a 3.05 ERA against the Cardinals with a .226 batting average against.  They did [...]

If you were to ask a fan of the Cardinals before the season what kind of winning games you’d expect to be the hallmark of this team, they’d have probably responded with “a very good outing by the starter, just enough runs to win, and then it is locked down by the bullpen.”  They haven’t [...]

Five days ago, on a Wednesday afternoon in Busch Stadium, Joe Ross was masterful.  He allowed four hits and a walk in six scoreless innings, making the Cardinals again look less than threatening. Yesterday, Ross looked to duplicate that feat.  It didn’t really work out for him. We’ve talked so much about this club either [...]

The Deluge and the Desert

We are three weeks and 15 games into the season and the Cardinals have been in very few competitive games.  Either they are scoring runs by the bushel or they are allowing enough runs early that, while they may make a comeback, it was always a long shot.  They have not played a one run [...]

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