2011 Cardinals Game Notes

Notice the way this shot was framed magnificently against the backdrop of the Busch Stadium crowd at night.  The warning sign for “Interfering With Ball” marks the boundary, and the foul/fair pole with its ghastly school bus yellow color is matched in the background by its twin.  More importantly, check out the guy in front [...]

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Following the weekend that shall no longer be named, suffering a sweep at the hands of the Reds in Cincinnati that was really making me rethink this post – or, more specifically, my assertion that the 2011 Cardinals were much different than the 2010 version. No sooner had the Cards finished rolling over for the [...]

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Take The Gloves Off

by on May 16, 2011 · 17 comments

Let me begin with a huge disclaimer, because I like disclaimers a lot.  The Reds are presently constructed a lot like I would like to see the Cardinals put together right now.  They have a lot of speed and power in the right places, defend well, and they appear to have just enough pitching to [...]

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Cardinals fans at Busch Stadium this weekend have been treated to three starting pitching gems so far in just two games – two for the good guys (Jaime Garcia and Kyle Lohse) and one by the opposing Brewers (Yovani Gallardo).  Lohse’s required a bit more wiggle work, but he was outstanding again nonetheless. We enter [...]

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Yep, my soapbox is bigger than yours is, because it has to be sturdy.  I like to eat 8 lb burritos with a spork while I’m standing on my soapbox, so prepare yourselves.  It’s about to get ugly up in here.  WARNING: A rant is about to take place. I’m sick and tired of people [...]

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[ Rock ] Finally, the Puma has come back to Houston, Texas! [ /Rock'd ] Indeed, last night marked the first return trip for Lance Berkman to Houston and Minute Maid Park. A quick glance at the #stlcards hashtag on Twitter prior to the game seemed to foreshadow a large contingent of Cards being in [...]

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UPDATE: Yes, I know this is now outdated, but I finally managed to beat the dang table below and make it work on the site, so now I have to post it. —- Can the Cardinals come back against the Nationals this afternoon? Mixed bag, and no real extensive experience among Cards hitters against John [...]

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Lance Berkman enjoyed hitting at Chase Field the last three nights. Made me wonder, as Puma appeared to enjoy a throwback series to times of great power and terrorizing opposing pitchers… how often has Berkman had a home run streak like the current one? Rk Strk Start End Games AB R H HR RBI BA [...]

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Reasons for optimism

by on April 12, 2011 · 3 comments

For those of you who follow on Twitter, you know that I announced I was going to err on the side of “blinded optimism” for a while.  At least one respondent argued that I had already gone crazy.  Yet, as Tony La Russa is quick to inform us, the season is young. Matt Holliday returned [...]

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