Cardinal batting stances through the years

by Nick May 28, 2008

How I missed this until now, I will never know.

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Once again it’s done with starting pitching

by Nick May 26, 2008

Adam Wainwright got back on track with a start we all knew he could make.  Kyle Lohse made a start that was very capable and within himself.  Todd Wellemeyer didn’t do too badly himself. Take away a bloop single that Chris Duncan Soriano-ed (ok, and the wild pitch too), and this was a very successful [...]

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More man-crushing on Luddy

by Nick May 23, 2008

I submit as even further evidence that Ryan Ludwick is having an off-the-charts season and should be an All-Star, the Fungoes list of Cardinals’ Worst and Best Cleanup Hitters Since 1956.  Ludwick’s current pace is second only behind Mark McGwire’s torrid pace to begin the 2000 season prior to the knee problems that eventually ended [...]

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Off-day to heal – hopefully not cool off

by Nick May 23, 2008

The Cards enjoyed a day in the sun yesterday in Los Angeles before starting up their weekend series with the Dodgers tonight at Dodger Stadium. The off-day should be very beneficial to the Redbirds, allowing Rick Ankiel one more day to rest that bum shoulder (although the bomb he hit out of Petco the other [...]

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Well wishes to Chris Young

by Nick May 22, 2008

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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Can Ludwick keep this up?

by Nick May 21, 2008

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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Just when I thought it was safe to go to bed

by Nick May 21, 2008

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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Anti-Izzy part Two

by Nick May 18, 2008

Skip Schumaker has ex-OR-cised the demons!  Chris Perez had another solid outing, only needing 5 pitches to get through the top of the ninth and earn his first big-league win. What a great weekend for the Cardinals and their fans.  Stan Musial, all-time Cardinal great, was honored today with Stan Musial Day, they unveiled a [...]

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Was yesterday’s game the “anti-Izzy”?

by Nick May 18, 2008

I have a tendency to be a bit of an optimist when it comes to things like this, and only the highest-paid psychologists could really understand what goes on in a professional athlete’s mind. But could yesterday’s 10-inning, walk-off home run win against the Rays be what turns this team back around? Could this convince [...]

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Isringhausen to the DL, Perez called up – entire world is shocked

by Nick May 16, 2008

The Cardinals made the expected move today, sending one-time closer Jason Isringhausen to a DL stint, and calling up Chris Perez from AAA Memphis. One can only wonder if this is the end of Izzy’s rope, with this being the final year of his contract. Godspeed Izzy. Get your arm worked out and get back [...]

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