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 [...]

Sometimes the calendar gifts you days such as today that require paying extra attention. The Cardinals can claim later that they planned it all along, but Matthew Liberatore deserves extra attention and with good reason. He isn’t the youngest St. Louis pitcher starting today (Ludwin Jimenez has that honor) although each of the four potential [...]

General Public To Have Opportunity To Purchase Single-Game Tickets for Early June Series vs. Cincinnati & Cleveland on Friday, May 14; All Six Games to Feature Promotional Giveaway ST. LOUIS, Mo., May 12, 2021–The St. Louis Cardinals have announced that single-game tickets for the June weekend series vs. the Cincinnati Reds (June 3-6) and the [...]

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 [...]

Tracking the First Flock

In what turned out to be largely a week to forget, by far the most impressive stat was that each of the four minor league clubs participated and completed all six scheduled contests. Yes, the results count and can be scrutinized but if that is what you are looking for – this slice of the [...]

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.  [...]

ALI SÁNCHEZ OPTIONED TO MEMPHIS (AAA) ST. LOUIS, MO., May 8, 2021 –The St. Louis Cardinals announced prior to today’s game that they have activated catcher Yadier Molina (right foot tendon strain) from the 10-day Injured List and optioned  catcher Ali Sánchez to Memphis (AAA). Molina was placed on the Injured List on April 27 and missed 11 [...]

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 https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js The Albert Pujols news deserves its own post (or more [...]

The Angels released Albert Pujols just 9.18 seasons into a 10-year deal worth nearly a quarter of a billion dollars.  It’s a rather abrupt and unceremonious end to his time with the California Los Anaheim Angels of America, but it’s probably overdue.  Fine.  The Angels could have at least held the door open as they [...]

OVIEDO OPTIONED TO MEMPHIS (AAA) & ROBLES, Jr. RETURNED ST. LOUIS, Mo., May 6, 2021 –The St. Louis Cardinals announced prior to today’s series finale against the New York Mets that they have recalled outfielder Lane Thomas from Memphis (AAA).  The team also announced that right-handed pitcher Johan Oviedo was optioned to Memphis, and left-handed pitcher Bernardo Flores, Jr., [...]

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, [...]

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NL Central Standings

TeamWLPct.GB
Brewers3830.559 -
Cubs3830.5590.0
Reds3531.5302.0
Cardinals3533.5153.0
Pirates2344.34314.5

Last updated: 06/17/2021

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