Non-Cardinals

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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Surely by now you’ve heard all the rumors and the bluster swirling around Mark Cuban and the impending sale of the Chicago Cubs. If not, try looking here. Buster Olney over at ESPN.com doesn’t think Cuban’s got much of a shot: Mark Cuban seems to be aggressively pursuing the Cubs, in the face of a [...]

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Draft day 2008

by on June 5, 2008 · 2 comments

I’m admittedly a bit behind on the particulars of this draft and who the Cards are looking at, but thankfully some of my fellow writers are all over it and I’ll shamelessly link all of their info here: Future Redbirds has been all over the draft – it’s their business – and are speculating on [...]

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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 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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Chris Young took a line drive off of the face tonight against the Cards. It appeared that it caught him in the nose, rather than a more frightening Juan Encarnacion-type eye shot. The San Diego telecast on MLB.tv would not show a replay, but the live shots showed quite a bit of blood coming from [...]

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Derrick Goold had a great write-up on Ryan Ludwick’s season-to-date (as well as stats going back to September 2007) over at his Bird Land blog today. The numbers Luddy has put up so far this season are really staggering when put in context with some of the other great hitters off to great starts this [...]

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Joel Pineiro goes and gives up a home run.  Sigh. I was all stoked to get up this morning and write a big, long detailed post about how the Cardinals had found their mojo back.  After the 8-2 drubbing they put on the Padres Monday night, it seemed the offense had perhaps found a stride.  [...]

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…when Mark McGwire would come to the plate, usually in a big-time game situation, and you knew, you just knew that Big Mac was going to hit one out? I remember it vividly. It was almost as if McGwire made it his personal mission to make sure that everyone who saw a Cards game in [...]

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