Braden Looper

It’s that wonderful time of the baseball season called the All-Star Break where, regardless of your team’s current position in the standings, discussion inevitably turns to what might happen in the post-season.  Who’s going to be a free agent?  What players are sure to be traded (perhaps even at this season’s deadline)?  What are the [...]

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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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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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Looper goes nine

by on June 11, 2008 · 0 comments

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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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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Sorry for no live game thread – had to go embarrass myself playing softball tonight. First things first – thank you Rick Ankiel. What is that, 7 times now he has had the “winning” RBI or “go-ahead” RBI? In this case it was well before anyone knew it would be a problem, but important home [...]

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