Playoffs

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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First, thanks as always to Daniel over at C70 for setting this up, be sure to check in with his Awards post for links to the other tallies. Without further ado, my ballot for this year’s Cardinals Blogger Awards: 1) Player of the Year Ryan Ludwick Yadier Molina Albert Pujols Sure, I could make arguments [...]

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I try my best to stick with strictly Cards talk here – and try to hold my general contempt for the Cubs as the only topic to a minimum…but this was just too good to pass up. In the interest of full disclosure, I should tell you that I caught this episode of events while [...]

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As if watching the late-August and early-September swoon of the Cardinals hasn’t been bad enough, it appears no one else wants to take the NL Wild Card spot in the playoffs.  The Mets lost to the Cubs tonight, allowing the Cardinals to mathematically remain “in the race” regardless of their outcome versus Arizona tonight (and [...]

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Save McClellan for next year

by on September 19, 2008 · 2 comments

I think it’s time to start thinking about shutting Kyle McClellan down (if he’s not unofficially done anyway) for the season, albeit what little is left of it. Kyle had another rough outing on Tuesday night, surrendering three runs in one-third of an inning. Unfortunately, this type of appearance has become all too common in [...]

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The Milwaukee Brewers fired Ned Yost today, according to ESPN.com. The Brewers were just swept by the Philadelphia Phillies, dropping them into a tie with the Phillies in the NL Wild Card race.  The Brewers have lost 11 of their last 14 games, allowing many teams to climb back into the playoff hunt. This makes [...]

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Beat the Pirates

by on September 13, 2008 · 2 comments

That’s really all the Cardinals had to do this season, with any sort of regularity, to be staring a playoff berth right in the eyes. Sure, 5-10 against the Brewers hasn’t done them any favors either (and 2-4 against the Royals, and 3-4 against the Giants). They’ve had their other opportunities, they’ve had many chances [...]

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Well, that’s really where it all began, isn’t it? I apologize for my longer than anticipated absence, and in some ways, I’m not that sorry.  I barely got to see any Cardinal baseball while I’ve been on ‘hiatus’, and that’s seemingly been a good thing.  I hate to go down the path of pessimist, but [...]

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I am, unfortunately, going to be pretty much out of commission for the rest of this week, due to commitments out of my control.  Yes, that includes not really being able to keep tabs on what happens in the Milwaukee series. I do plan on returning with a full head of steam during the Labor [...]

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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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