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Wainwright to the DL

by on June 9, 2008 · 0 comments

Adam Wainwright is headed to the 15-day disabled list. The Cards are classifying it currently as a sprained finger, despite this description: Wainwright experienced pop in the middle finger of his right hand during the sixth inning of his start Saturday at Houston. Hopefully a “sprain” in Waino’s finger is not similar to the “discomfort” [...]

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Parisi scapegoated?

by on June 9, 2008 · 1 comment

I have to admit, I wasn’t surprised when the Cardinals optioned Mike Parisi to Memphis in favor of Mitchell Boggs on Friday. In hindsight, it’s actually looking like the right move, with Todd Wellemeyer still nursing his elbow, and Boggs scheduled to take his turn in the rotation on Tuesday in Cincinnati. But I also [...]

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A job well done

by on June 4, 2008 · 0 comments

…by umpire Dana Demuth and the Nats’ grounds crew last night, to get that game through five full innings, much less finish the thing. It would’ve been horrible for the Cards to explode offensively like that in the first inning and have it all be for naught. A few notes from the game: I hope [...]

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Todd Wellemeyer is the National League’s Pitcher of the Month for May. Stop.  Sit down.  Let that sink in for a minute. It’s not that he isn’t deserving.  But the Cardinals got this guy off of the scrap heap.  He has pitched fabulously in the month of May.  Dave Duncan and his magic seem to [...]

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Play a hard … six??

by on June 2, 2008 · 2 comments

Tonight’s game was hard to stomach.  The Cards produced some early runs with more clutch hitting, a nice 2-out stroke in the first inning by Ryan Ludwick hopefully to get him back on track (he finished two for three, with two RBI).  Luddy again struck with a sac fly in the 3rd. Adam Wainwright was [...]

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The thing everyone notices but few seem to want (or care) to address.  (Unfortunately, between embattled closer Jason Isringhausen and Mark Mulder, the Cardinals seem to be asking this question a lot.)  Will Chris Duncan ever make it “back”? The idea is that he’s going down to Memphis to regain his stroke, that he’s not [...]

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The Cardinals made a move today that many have been clamoring for, including the Post-Dispatch’s Bernie Miklasz in a much-discussed article before yesterday’s game. Chris Duncan is headed to Memphis, Joe Mather is coming to St. Louis. This move can be viewed many random different ways, in my mind anyway: It was clear Duncan needed [...]

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Are we really going to go through the Kelvin Jimenez experiment again? This guy has proven himself a poor man’s Anthony Reyes during his short stints in the big leagues (that’s not a compliment). Where is Mark Worrell? What about Jason Motte? Mike Parisi and Kyle McClellan are both starters that are on the big [...]

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Joel Pineiro has once again been placed on the 15-day disabled list. Mike Parisi will take his turns in the rotation. Kelvin Jimenez has taken Pineiro’s roster slot with the big club. This move fascinates and disgusts me.  More on that later (I had planned to post last night, but my host was down).

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How I missed this until now, I will never know.

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