Derrick Goold

So Matt Holliday popped up on the first pitch of an at-bat in the ninth inning with the game on the line Tuesday night and everyone freaked out. I’m here to address that. The adage of taking the first pitch has been preached since little league, and it appears that it has stayed with most [...]

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Sick of reading about how great Jaime Garcia‘s start yesterday was?  Good, me neither, so here’s some more… Derrick Goold and Brian Walton have already covered how Garcia’s start ranked in efficiency – Bird Land comparing fewest number of pitches for a 2010 MLB shutout, and The Cardinal Nation Blog comparing to other past Cardinal [...]

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By now you’re probably aware that the folks at STLToday.com released a mobile app dedicated exclusively to their Cardinals coverage. I received a review copy of the app and have been using it on my iPhone for the last week.  (The app is also available for Android, Blackberry, Palm and Windows Mobile.) At $2.99 to [...]

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Ah, it feels good to write a “day-after-game” post again. Who enjoys having baseball back? Cardinals 11, Reds 6 What injuries? Albert Pujols and Yadier Molina both homered, Pujols twice and Molina’s a grand slam, in yesterday’s game.  Seems they’re feeling alright, eh? Skip struggles. Skip Schumaker booted a short-hop ground ball that he probably [...]

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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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Let’s once again take a look at everyone who spent time with the Redbirds at second base this season. G GS 2B ▾ Skip Schumaker 153 128 133 Joe Thurston 124 64 47 Julio Lugo 51 35 30 Brendan Ryan 129 105 19 Tyler Greene 48 29 7 Jarrett Hoffpauir 8 2 5 Mark DeRosa [...]

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Our initial goal was to have this series done by say…Turkey Day or so but in my mind President’s Day makes a lot more sense. And here’s why — the Cardinals had no clue how the last three months were going to play out and the results to me were still going to be skewed [...]

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Pitchers Hit Eighth is a proud member of the Society for American Baseball Research, and as such, we feel the need to publicize “SABR Day in America” which is taking place this Saturday. From the SABR press release on the day’s event: “SABR DAY” TO BE CELEBRATED ACROSS NORTH AMERICA ON JANUARY 30 On Saturday, [...]

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Retro-PH8 One year ago to the day, Jarrod Washburn had been claimed off of waivers, and everyone was scrambling to find out which team had placed the claim.  Could it have been the Cardinals? He wound up staying with the Mariners when they pulled him back, only to ship him off to the Tigers this [...]

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Chris Carpenter wasn’t his sharpest. Albert Pujols continued to smack the ball around the park, but didn’t deliver the big blows. The Cardinals put together six runs (it’s a serious number) against Pirates’ pitching, and moved one game ahead of the Chicago Cubs in the NL Central. Matt Holliday continued to rake, Mark DeRosa has [...]

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