Where the bullpen falters

by Nick June 18, 2008

Ok, who can come up with the most jokes quickest here? “Any Major League ballpark?” “Any field that has dirt?” “Everywhere?” As I was watching the Cardinals’ blow another good start by Braden Looper, this time with Kyle McClellan the culprit, I was thinking about what the major downfall of this year’s bullpen has been. [...]

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Molina has mild concussion

by Nick June 16, 2008

Yadier Molina has suffered a mild concussion as a result of his collision yesterday with Eric Bruntlett. Normally with an injury to a joint or something non-life-threatening, I would be more worried about the impact this will have on the Cardinals’ season. In this case, it’s great to hear that Yadi is apparently “ok” after [...]

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Sunday Spitballs – 06.15.08

by Nick June 15, 2008

Happy Fathers’ Day to my readers with youngins at home. In the spirit of the Cardinals’ approach to the situation this weekend, I will also choose to ignore Friday night’s game (the Game Which Shall Not Be Named) and move on with the rest of my business – the Spitballs: Please folks, pray for Yadier [...]

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Another sweep bites the dust

by Nick June 13, 2008

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 Nick June 11, 2008

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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Down goes Pujols

by Nick June 11, 2008

That sinking feeling you have in your stomach?  Yeah, mine too. I listened to the Cards put together another two-out rally last night on homers from Albert Pujols and Rick Ankiel and a long double off the wall by Ryan Ludwick and was pretty happy as I went out to play a double-header myself.  I [...]

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Mark Cuban to buy the Cubs?

by Nick June 10, 2008

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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Wainwright to the DL

by Nick June 9, 2008

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 Nick June 9, 2008

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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Sunday Spitballs – 06.08.08

by Nick June 8, 2008

Lots of ups and downs this week – let’s review: 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 [...]

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