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Ok, so I’m not a professional scout – nor would I consider myself even an amateur scout – but it sounds like a much better excuse for me attending the Cubs-Orioles game at Wrigley last night than just “my buddy had an extra ticket.” Some notes from the game that would be of interest to [...]

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Well, since I’m seemingly the last one to jump on the bandwagon with publicizing this, I thought I’d catch up to the pack. The Cards have recently been using a motorized cooler, courtesy of senior bullpen member Jason Isringhausen to get their ice and beverages back and forth from the clubhouse to the ‘pen. Kyle [...]

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If you read this site with any regularity, you know that I’ve fairly staunchly defended Mike Parisi and his performance up until yesterday. He performed well enough as a reliever prior to yesterday’s loss that he had really, in my opinion, earned the right to be with the big-league club in the long relief role. [...]

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By now everyone knows the story with Brian Barton. A Rule 5 draft pick, Barton must remain on the Cardinals’ 25-man Major League roster for the entire 2008 season, be returned to the Cleveland Indians (from whom he was plucked) for $25k, or the Cards have to work out a “trade” with the Indians to [...]

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…then you haven’t seen anything yet! So apparently, just to spite me and my post from last night, lambasting the amount of walks surrendered by the Cards’ bullpen this season, Chris Perez went out this afternoon and one-upped me. Yes Chris, you have proven your point. Giving up a walk is not the worst thing [...]

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Ok, who can come up with the most jokes quickest here? “Any Major League ballpark?” “Any field that has dirt?” “Everywhere?” As I was watching the Cardinals’ blow another good start by Braden Looper, this time with Kyle McClellan the culprit, I was thinking about what the major downfall of this year’s bullpen has been. [...]

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Yadier Molina has suffered a mild concussion as a result of his collision yesterday with Eric Bruntlett. Normally with an injury to a joint or something non-life-threatening, I would be more worried about the impact this will have on the Cardinals’ season. In this case, it’s great to hear that Yadi is apparently “ok” after [...]

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From my Sunday Spitballs – 06.08.08 post: Anyone else feel like the Cardinals badly need a sweep? It should’ve happened in the Nats series, but instead Ryan Franklin did his best Jason Isringhausen imitation. They really need to get on a tear to get some confidence back, it would seem. Sooner or later, the Cubs [...]

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Looper goes nine

by on June 11, 2008 · 0 comments

Braden Looper just completed what may be the best performance by a Cardinals starting pitcher to date this season. Pitchers IP H R ER BB SO HR PC-ST ERA B Looper (W, 8-5) 9.0 3 0 0 0 4 0 98-63 4.34 For a guy who hadn’t finished a game as a starter in his [...]

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Down goes Pujols

by on June 11, 2008 · 0 comments

That sinking feeling you have in your stomach?  Yeah, mine too. I listened to the Cards put together another two-out rally last night on homers from Albert Pujols and Rick Ankiel and a long double off the wall by Ryan Ludwick and was pretty happy as I went out to play a double-header myself.  I [...]

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