Jason Isringhausen

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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Help Wanted: Closer

by on July 25, 2008 · 6 comments

I don’t know for sure, but I wouldn’t be surprised to see that sign hanging outside of Busch Stadium today. I’m going to be brief, for fear that I will let loose an expletive-filled tirade about the Cards’ failure to finish games in this series, but there’s no doubt those four games were painful. They [...]

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Before I get too far in, I will preface this post by saying these things: I am not a huge Chris Duncan fan.  I think he is a minus on defense (in the outfield – he doesn’t get enough innings at 1B to make that a reason why he’s on the club).  I can’t stand [...]

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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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I realize tonight’s lineup has probably already been posted somewhere.  Here’s what I think it should be regardless: LF Skip Schumaker RF Ryan Ludwick DH Albert Pujols (no sense pushing him hard when there is DH available) CF Rick Ankiel 3B Troy Glaus 1B Chris Duncan (despite his current uselessness at the plate, he’s the [...]

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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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Ok, so I’m not a professional scout – nor would I consider myself even an amateur scout – but it sounds like a much better excuse for me attending the Cubs-Orioles game at Wrigley last night than just “my buddy had an extra ticket.” Some notes from the game that would be of interest to [...]

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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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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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