06.05.08 – Cardinals vs. Nationals (again)

by Nick June 5, 2008

I haven’t done a game post in a while. Will this be the game when someone finally joins in with me while I rant on in the comments about the progress of the game?!?! Stay tuned!

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Draft day 2008

by Nick June 5, 2008

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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A job well done

by Nick June 4, 2008

…by umpire Dana Demuth and the Nats’ grounds crew last night, to get that game through five full innings, much less finish the thing. It would’ve been horrible for the Cards to explode offensively like that in the first inning and have it all be for naught. A few notes from the game: I hope [...]

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Wellemeyer is NL Pitcher of the Month for May

by Nick June 3, 2008

Todd Wellemeyer is the National League’s Pitcher of the Month for May. Stop.  Sit down.  Let that sink in for a minute. It’s not that he isn’t deserving.  But the Cardinals got this guy off of the scrap heap.  He has pitched fabulously in the month of May.  Dave Duncan and his magic seem to [...]

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Play a hard … six??

by Nick June 2, 2008

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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Sunday Spitballs – 06.01.08

by Nick June 1, 2008

I’m going to try to start writing a weekly Sunday post which just kind of highlights my thoughts throughout the weekend. Here goes: Kelvin Jimenez proved me (and a bunch of other people) right. Kudos to Mo and TLR for taking immediate action. Welcome to the big show, Mark Worrell! Given Tony’s usual penchant for [...]

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The elephant in Chris Duncan’s living room

by Nick May 31, 2008

The thing everyone notices but few seem to want (or care) to address.  (Unfortunately, between embattled closer Jason Isringhausen and Mark Mulder, the Cardinals seem to be asking this question a lot.)  Will Chris Duncan ever make it “back”? The idea is that he’s going down to Memphis to regain his stroke, that he’s not [...]

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Joe Mather called up to the big show

by Nick May 30, 2008

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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So, about this Pineiro/Jimenez thing…

by Nick May 29, 2008

Are we really going to go through the Kelvin Jimenez experiment again? This guy has proven himself a poor man’s Anthony Reyes during his short stints in the big leagues (that’s not a compliment). Where is Mark Worrell? What about Jason Motte? Mike Parisi and Kyle McClellan are both starters that are on the big [...]

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Pineiro to the 15-day DL (again)

by Nick May 29, 2008

Joel Pineiro has once again been placed on the 15-day disabled list. Mike Parisi will take his turns in the rotation. Kelvin Jimenez has taken Pineiro’s roster slot with the big club. This move fascinates and disgusts me.  More on that later (I had planned to post last night, but my host was down).

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