Cardinals versus Royals

by Nick June 27, 2008

At this stage, I’m not really sure how else to describe it. Words, for the most part, escape me. This team has failed. Four times. Tonight more emphatically than before. Sigh.

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Recapping the Detroit series (puke)

by Nick June 26, 2008

Utter and Complete Failure – 2 Success – 1 That’s about the best way I can describe the last three days versus the Tigers. And that doesn’t encompass the whole team – plenty of Cardinal players did quite well for themselves in the vast expanse of outfield that is Comerica Park. The bullpen was another [...]

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Researching the enemy (and some scouting too)

by Nick June 25, 2008

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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The Cardinals’ bullpen is “cooler”

by Nick June 24, 2008

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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Mark Mulder didn’t pitch

by Nick June 23, 2008

I decided that since the Cardinals were off tonight, and Mark Mulder was scheduled to pitch in Memphis, I would tune in to the radio broadcast courtesy of the streaming broadcast of the fine folks that are the voice of the Nashville Sounds, WNSR in Nashville TN. Lo and behold, I was mildly surprised to [...]

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Pitchers and their roles with the organization

by Nick June 23, 2008

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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Sunday Spitballs – 06.22.08

by Nick June 22, 2008

Another Sunday, another series of chances wasted: It’s really hard to fault the Cardinals for Sunday’s loss.  They stopped as many Red Sox chances as they failed on themselves.  Sunday’s game felt like a late series World Series game, lots of fun. Mike Parisi had another rough (to say the least) outing.  I tried defending [...]

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Playing to the level of competition

by Nick June 22, 2008

It has been only a few days since the Cardinals were swept in a three-game series by the lowly Kansas City Royals.  In the two games since that sweep, the Cardinals have beaten the reigning World Series champion Boston Red Sox by scores of 5-4 and 9-3.  So, immediately following three straight losses to a [...]

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Barton falling out of favor?

by Nick June 20, 2008

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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If you think giving up walks is bad

by Nick June 19, 2008

…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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