National League

[Ed. note: Once or twice throughout the season, the United Cardinal Bloggers undertake a roundtable discussion via e-mail that involves and answers various questions from the bloggers taking part over the course of a few weeks. We've spent most of our writing time answering those questions and taking part in those discussions (gladly, I might [...]

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[Ed. note - As a charter member of the St. Louis Cardinals chapter of the Baseball Bloggers Alliance (BBA) (along with fellow UCB members C70 at the Bat, Fungoes, and Stan Musial's Stance), PH8 been afforded the honor of carrying an official vote for a couple of the BBA's 2009 MLB Awards.  You can find [...]

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[Ed. note - As a charter member of the St. Louis Cardinals chapter of the Baseball Bloggers Alliance (BBA) (along with fellow UCB members C70 at the Bat, Fungoes, and Stan Musial's Stance), PH8 been afforded the honor of carrying an official vote for a couple of the BBA's 2009 MLB Awards.  You can find [...]

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I had planned to put this up this morning and never found the time. Unfortunately (or fortunately, depending on your viewpoint), it now serves as a great distraction from the late innings of Game One between the Cards and Dodgers out at Chavez Ravine. Assembled below is a wide-ranging smorgasboard of links culled from across [...]

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NLDS St. Louis Cardinals (90-66) versus Los Angeles Dodgers (93-64) NLDS Colorado Rockies (88-68) versus Philadelphia Phillies (90-66) —– The Phillies and Dodgers continue to play similar to the Cards, that is, relatively poorly compared to their prior months.  Philly is 4-6 in their last ten, with the Cards and Dodgers both 5-5. Philadelphia would [...]

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With the home team hosting the All-Star Game this season, I expected to experience a Renaissance of sorts. You see, the All-Star Game and its surrounding Festivities have not really captivated me for years. Sure, I saw the Ted Williams tribute a few years ago. I watched them close old Yankee Stadium down last season. [...]

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Saturday brought not only a much needed win for the St. Louis Cardinals, but also another bat for their sometimes slumping offense. Many Cardinal fans had been clamoring for weeks for Cards GM John Mozeliak to acquire the versatile Mark DeRosa from the Cleveland Indians, and the deal was made late Saturday night for reliever [...]

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[Ed. note - I started putting this together before any accumulated statistics in tonight's game against the Marlins.] Cardinals are 28-5 when they hold the opposition to four runs or less. Sadly, four of those five losses have come since May 16. Cardinals are 20-4 when scoring five or more runs. Only ten of those [...]

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Chris Carpenter’s fine outing against the Cincinnati Reds last night had me wondering: The Cardinals’ starting pitching staff has been phenominal (with a few hiccups) in the last month or so, but are they clearly distancing themselves from the rest of the league in that regard? Well, classic metrics tell us it is so. The [...]

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[Ed. note - While the usual suspect around here is on vacation, we've drummed up some great guest posters to take the reins and keep our loyal readers (all three of you) entertained.  Today's guest post is from Brad Taylor.  You can usually find Brad writing on his own blog over at bradtaylor.tumblr.com.  Thanks Brad!] [...]

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