ESPN trying to sell Pujols to Yankees and Red Sox already

by Nick June 17, 2009

I had to laugh at the headline link on (that’s the Eastern Seaboard Promotion Network, for those of us in the Midwest) after Tuesday night’s Cardinals – Tigers game. The Cards exploded on offense, plating all eleven of their runs by the end of the sixth inning. Albert Pujols had a fine game by […]

2 comments Read the full post →

Ozzie Smith on UCB Radio Hour: Special Edition on 06/16

by Nick June 15, 2009

In one of those rare, unimagineable moments for a fan who decides to start up a site like this one – former Cardinal and Hall of Famer Ozzie Smith will be a guest on the UCB Radio Hour podcast tomorrow (o6.16.09) at 1:30pm CT. Daniel from C70 at the Bat will be hosting the special […]

5 comments Read the full post →

The Pat Parris Fallacies: Pitcher should bat ninth to improve offense

by Nick June 13, 2009

Earlier this week, Fox Sports Midwest studio anchor and co-host of the “Parris and Burwell” radio show Pat Parris posted to his blog on the 101 ESPN website, indicating he had the answer for the Cardinals’ offensive struggles. Please, Pat, do tell! Instant Help For Offense…Bat Pitcher 9th With a title like that, it seemed […]

6 comments Read the full post →

[Redbird Reveille] Crooked Numbers, More Draft, and Miscellania

by Nick June 11, 2009

Who were those masked men last night? What got into the Cardinal bats? More importantly, will Tony actually stick with the lineup for a second day to try and keep the spark going?  [Ed. note – A: No.  Rasmus will sit today versus a left-handed starter, Andrew Miller.  Lots of right-handed hitters in there today.] […]

Read the full post →

Twitter on Shelby Miller

by Nick June 10, 2009

Not on Twitter yet? Well, you should probably sign up. For one, you can follow @PitchersHit8th to get our updates live 24/7. (And doesn’t *that* sound exciting?!?!) Beyond that, you can keep tabs on what folks across baseball are saying about the Cardinals’ new draft pick, Shelby Miller.

Read the full post →

Cardinals select RHP Shelby Miller in MLB Draft

by Nick June 9, 2009

With the 19th selection of the 2009 Major League Baseball First Year Player Draft, the St. Louis Cardinals have selected right-handed pitcher Shelby Miller, from Brownwood High School in Brownwood, TX. ‘Round here we know better than to step on the toes of the fine folks over at Future Redbirds, who have far more knowledge […]

4 comments Read the full post →

Cardinal baseball by the (poor) numbers

by Nick June 9, 2009

[Ed. note – I started putting this together before any accumulated statistics in tonight’s game against the Marlins.] Cardinals are 28-5 when they hold the opposition to four runs or less. Sadly, four of those five losses have come since May 16. Cardinals are 20-4 when scoring five or more runs. Only ten of those […]

Read the full post →

The proof is in the Game Score

by Nick June 5, 2009

Chris Carpenter’s fine outing against the Cincinnati Reds last night had me wondering: The Cardinals’ starting pitching staff has been phenominal (with a few hiccups) in the last month or so, but are they clearly distancing themselves from the rest of the league in that regard? Well, classic metrics tell us it is so. The […]

2 comments Read the full post →

[Redbird Reveille] RSS, Twitter, and Facebook

by Nick June 4, 2009

Since the Cardinals took the night off last night (trust me, they did, it was an off-day at Busch III), we at PH8 regret to inform you that as a result you will be subjected to … *** SHAMELESS PLUG THURSDAY *** We’re happy, nay, ecstatic to have you reading along here on the home […]

Read the full post →

Kyle Lohse for Joe Mather?

by Nick June 3, 2009

Kyle Lohse left tonight’s game with further “discomfort” in his pitching elbow, likely (hopefully) stemming from the pitch that hit him in that right elbow a week-and-a-half or so back. Lohse’s lingering injury means Joel Pineiro is going to be counted on to make his next start as he claims he can.  Brad Thompson will […]

Read the full post →