Fernando Salas

Reality Bites

by on September 2, 2011 · 0 comments

I hate to break the news to everybody else in Cardinal Nation, but the chances of the Cardinals reaching the playoffs increased from just above 1.0% to a whopping 4.3% after a 3 game sweep of the Brewers.  With only 24 games left on their schedule, the Brewers have a magic number of 18 to [...]

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Let’s just dispense with the pleasantries and list them all here, shall we? This way, Cards fans have a repository to come back to game after game, without having to continue to come up with new reasons for a lost season. In no particular order: Moths Ryan Franklin Takashi Saito Rob Drake Tony Rasmus Dan [...]

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…and apparently, neither can Tony La Russa. Chris Carpenter threw another 119 pitches last night, marking the ninth time this season he has gone over 115 in a start, the most in one season in his career. After the first inning, it appeared those 119 might only last him five innings.  Alas, Carpenter settled down [...]

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Chris Carpenter once again pitched well enough to win, yet received a no-decision. See, it’s not that Carpenter hasn’t been pitching well – or well enough to be better than his 1-5 record shows, given his 3.57 FIP (including last night’s game) – it’s that he’s seemingly working harder than ever to be “successful”. Take [...]

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Following the weekend that shall no longer be named, suffering a sweep at the hands of the Reds in Cincinnati that was really making me rethink this post – or, more specifically, my assertion that the 2011 Cardinals were much different than the 2010 version. No sooner had the Cards finished rolling over for the [...]

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Yep, my soapbox is bigger than yours is, because it has to be sturdy.  I like to eat 8 lb burritos with a spork while I’m standing on my soapbox, so prepare yourselves.  It’s about to get ugly up in here.  WARNING: A rant is about to take place. I’m sick and tired of people [...]

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Build it Backwards

by on March 3, 2011 · 2 comments

It’s one thing to look at the 2011 Cardinals and think about tweaking one thing here or making an adjustment there.  Rebuilding is an altogether different approach, but few people really want to think about the “R” word right now.  What about looking at the team by deconstructing it first?  It’s like taking apart your [...]

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Matthew Leach has news of Fernando Salas being recalled from Memphis – again – at his blog. Our loyal readers (all three of you) will recall that earlier this month, we started tracking Salas’ frequent flyer miles. Well, the last two trips back and forth from St. Louis are helping Fernando to inch closer to [...]

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Young Fernando Salas has seemingly become this year’s “Yo-Yo Man” for the Cardinals, bouncing back and forth often between Memphis and the big club.  Mitchell Boggs and P.J. Walters have previously seen action as the Yo-Yo Man, being called up as an extra arm, to replace an injured pitcher, or just on TLR’s whims – [...]

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According to Cards Director of Media Relations Brian Bartow (on Twitter), relief pitcher Mike MacDougal has been called up from Memphis. MacDougal last pitched in the big leagues for the Washington Nationals last season. MacDougal has battled control issues and injuries throughout his career, often bouncing back and forth between the bigs and the minors [...]

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