Colby Rasmus

An expression is worth what you say? I took this pic with my wife last year during the STL/KC game, and I imagine it is the same look Colby Rasmus gave TLR when the lead-off question came up. The truth hurts, and the Cardinals have only one true option to man the most important spot [...]

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Cards versus Cubs at Wrigley Field – does it get much better than that?  Well, assuming a Cardinal victory anyway… The United Cardinal Bloggers again undertake our progressive game blog, and you can find the previous and following innings here. I’m covering the fourth inning today, and here we go with the heart of the [...]

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This year’s Cardinal team has struggled mightily putting the ball in play with runners in scoring position.  I’ll allow the numbers to speak for themselves (and note that these numbers are PRE-Thursday’s game): Split G PA AB R HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS BAbip RISP 28 310 252 100 12 92 45 [...]

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I had a lot more fun writing my regular Sunday piece at Baseball Digest today than I thought I would. All of the anxiety and distaste for in-game decisions that I had last night had faded.  I had read the various game stories telling of Tony LaRussa and his staff applauding the team in the [...]

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The Cardinals are set to square off once again with the Milwaukee Brewers today, after a thrilling 5-4 comeback win last night. Nick Stavinoha? Really? Anyways, we’ve got Jaime Garcia making his first start today, which all of us at PitchersHitEighth have been anxiously awaiting (Honkin’ for Jaime). Milwaukee is sending ace Yovani Gallardo to [...]

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I didn’t get to see all of the game in Cincinnati last night (MLB.tv clearly still working out the bugs this season), but what I did see via the tiny little screen on my iPhone (AtBat working like a charm) left me with the following quick hits: Cardinals 6, Reds 3 Ryan Frankhausen?  Isringlin? Ryan [...]

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Aside from Albert and Yadier, the one standard on recent St. Louis teams has been pop from the left side via the outfield. 2009 was shaping up to be no different, at least before the injury bug turned the Cardinals’ OF into a MASH unit. August brought a completely revamped look to the outfield, as [...]

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In an effort to put a new spin on making preseason predictions this year, we decided to get outside input from those who know the division best – other folks writing about the NL Central.  It just so happens this falls in line with the United Cardinal Bloggers’ 2010 Predictions project as well, so two [...]

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[Ed. note: Once or twice throughout the season, the United Cardinal Bloggers undertake a roundtable discussion via e-mail that involves and answers various questions from the bloggers taking part over the course of a few weeks. We've spent most of our writing time answering those questions and taking part in those discussions (gladly, I might [...]

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[Ed. note: Once or twice throughout the season, the United Cardinal Bloggers undertake a roundtable discussion via e-mail that involves and answers various questions from the bloggers taking part over the course of a few weeks. We've spent most of our writing time answering those questions and taking part in those discussions (gladly, I might [...]

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