Bullpen

5 Pretty obvious that the number 5 would be significant for the Cardinals as one of the best hitters in the game wears that number for the Redbirds. But I’m talking about another number 5. This goes back to a post game interview when the bullpen let yet another game slip away. In that interview [...]

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Note:  Preprogrammed thread written prior to Friday night’s game – so this does not take into account any further bullpen implosions. Assume no trades are made – make any assumptions you like with players already in the organization.  Set your ideal pitching staff for the rest of the season. Mine is like this: SP Chris [...]

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Now, before everyone attacks me about this being a rebuilding year and the Cards shouldn’t be giving up propects for rentals, don’t sell the farm, they’re in this position because Walt Jocketty mortgaged the future for now, etc., please listen. It doesn’t have to be a big move.  I’m not talking about shipping out Colby [...]

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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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Another week, another frustrating set of performances from the Cards’ bullpen. Not that I haven’t appreciated him before, and I haven’t taken notice of his other-worldly performance in his career to-date, but Cardinal fans should really take pause at being so lucky to watch Albert Pujols on an everyday basis.  The man is an incredible [...]

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Utter and Complete Failure – 2 Success – 1 That’s about the best way I can describe the last three days versus the Tigers. And that doesn’t encompass the whole team – plenty of Cardinal players did quite well for themselves in the vast expanse of outfield that is Comerica Park. The bullpen was another [...]

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Well, since I’m seemingly the last one to jump on the bandwagon with publicizing this, I thought I’d catch up to the pack. The Cards have recently been using a motorized cooler, courtesy of senior bullpen member Jason Isringhausen to get their ice and beverages back and forth from the clubhouse to the ‘pen. Kyle [...]

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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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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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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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