Jason Isringhausen

From my Sunday Spitballs – 06.08.08 post: Anyone else feel like the Cardinals badly need a sweep? It should’ve happened in the Nats series, but instead Ryan Franklin did his best Jason Isringhausen imitation. They really need to get on a tear to get some confidence back, it would seem. Sooner or later, the Cubs [...]

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Play a hard … six??

by on June 2, 2008 · 2 comments

Tonight’s game was hard to stomach.  The Cards produced some early runs with more clutch hitting, a nice 2-out stroke in the first inning by Ryan Ludwick hopefully to get him back on track (he finished two for three, with two RBI).  Luddy again struck with a sac fly in the 3rd. Adam Wainwright was [...]

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The thing everyone notices but few seem to want (or care) to address.  (Unfortunately, between embattled closer Jason Isringhausen and Mark Mulder, the Cardinals seem to be asking this question a lot.)  Will Chris Duncan ever make it “back”? The idea is that he’s going down to Memphis to regain his stroke, that he’s not [...]

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The Cardinals made the expected move today, sending one-time closer Jason Isringhausen to a DL stint, and calling up Chris Perez from AAA Memphis. One can only wonder if this is the end of Izzy’s rope, with this being the final year of his contract. Godspeed Izzy. Get your arm worked out and get back [...]

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The last three games have been the most frustrating series for me in recent memory as a Cards fan. If anyone ever needed a lesson in how to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory, they only need look as far as the replays of the Cardinals’ three-game set with the Pirates, finished up this [...]

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…when Mark McGwire would come to the plate, usually in a big-time game situation, and you knew, you just knew that Big Mac was going to hit one out? I remember it vividly. It was almost as if McGwire made it his personal mission to make sure that everyone who saw a Cards game in [...]

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Jason Isringhausen was able to get some work in last night after the Cards got some insurance runs, making the game a non-save situation. Izzy threw 15 pitches, 10 for strikes for a line of: J Isringhausen 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 15-10 While he still left a couple of balls up that [...]

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I know, I know. This has been widely debated across many teams’ fan bases. Hear me out. I think ‘ole Derrick has just enough gumption to reject an assignment to AAA – thus negating his contract with the Brewers and making him a free agent at any price. (If the Cardinals were to claim him [...]

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Lots of news to talk about from yesterday while I was incommunicado: Matt Morris is hanging it up according to Rick Hummel at the Post-Dispatch. It’s a shame Matty couldn’t carry on, but I appreciate his candor in saying that it just was too stressful on him having to deal with failure. Morris was the [...]

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