Current Cardinals

Shut Carp down – now

by on August 13, 2008 · 4 comments

The news at ESPN.com is that and MRI has revealed that Chris Carpenter has a strain in his pitching *shoulder*, not a triceps strain as previously thought and reported. LaRussa and Duncan are already preparing to use either Brad Thompson or Jaime Garcia in Carpenter’s rotation slot on Friday. In yet another setback for a [...]

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I’m sure a lot of you have seen this list before, but I just saw it yesterday for the first time, so I’m going to force it upon you again. Now, obviously Sabermetrics is something not every baseball fan necessarily follows nor understands, but nevertheless, some of the basics ring true for basic baseball knowledge.  [...]

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Fresh off of a two-inning, one hit, no runs performance yesterday afternoon, Jason Isringhausen is hopefully feeling a little better about himself. I hope that Tony doesn’t feel the same. Sure, Izzy finally put together some pitches, even throwing most for strikes. This does not in the slightest form mean that he should be allowed [...]

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Cardinal starting pitcher Joel Pineiro gave the team a much needed seven inning start last night against the Dodgers.  Pineiro wasn’t particularly sharp early, surrendering three runs in the first three innings, but the big Cardinal fourth inning – puntuated by back-to-back home runs by Albert Pujols and Ryan Ludwick (is there an internal MVP [...]

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Viva Chris Perez

by on August 6, 2008 · 0 comments

First big-league save tonight for Chris Perez! This was a big one for the Cards, and it was even of the multiple inning variety (1 2/3)! Perez bailed out the bullpen after a marvelous seven inning start by Joel Pineiro.  My boy Brad Thompson was ineffective in one-third of an inning, proving I should never [...]

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Going to bed early

by on August 6, 2008 · 0 comments

You may have noticed by the lack of my wit and knowledge around here that I have already, by the middle of the week, had one of the longest weeks of the year to date.  Work is keeping me hectic and on-the-go.  Last night, that was a blessing in disguise. Having already listened to the [...]

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Cards sign Felipe Lopez

by on August 6, 2008 · 1 comment

The Cardinals claimed infielder Felipe Lopez off of waivers from the Washington Nationals late last night.  Lopez can play second base, shortstop, and third base.  It is also purported that he can play outfield, but I’d prefer he stay within the diamond. This is kind of a ‘bleh’ move, certainly not one to overwhelm the [...]

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5 Pretty obvious that the number 5 would be significant for the Cardinals as one of the best hitters in the game wears that number for the Redbirds. But I’m talking about another number 5. This goes back to a post game interview when the bullpen let yet another game slip away. In that interview [...]

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Is there a statistic for a guy who comes in, usually in long relief, and just continues to give his team a chance to win, often times following a short start (whether because of injury or poor performance)? If so, I’d be willing to bet that Brad Thompson would have a favorable number in that [...]

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Prompted by loyal reader StLCards, here is my Chris Carpenter prediction for tonight: 6 IP, 7 H, 2 ER, 4 BB, 6 K I don’t know if Carp is on a pitch count, so that could radically affect the line. I think he does just enough to give the Cards a chance to win, which [...]

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