Mark Mulder

Shut Carp down – now

by on August 13, 2008 · 4 comments

The news at ESPN.com is that and MRI has revealed that Chris Carpenter has a strain in his pitching *shoulder*, not a triceps strain as previously thought and reported. LaRussa and Duncan are already preparing to use either Brad Thompson or Jaime Garcia in Carpenter’s rotation slot on Friday. In yet another setback for a [...]

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Is there a statistic for a guy who comes in, usually in long relief, and just continues to give his team a chance to win, often times following a short start (whether because of injury or poor performance)? If so, I’d be willing to bet that Brad Thompson would have a favorable number in that [...]

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It’s that wonderful time of the baseball season called the All-Star Break where, regardless of your team’s current position in the standings, discussion inevitably turns to what might happen in the post-season.  Who’s going to be a free agent?  What players are sure to be traded (perhaps even at this season’s deadline)?  What are the [...]

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Welcome to the big leagues, Jaime Garcia. This actually isn’t a horrible move in my book, assuming it’s only temporary. I think the Cardinals need to really seriously consider now the acquisition of a left-handed thrower, regardless of starter or reliever. I’d hate to see Garcia get banged around like Mike Parisi or Mitchell Boggs [...]

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*Sigh*  Another rain delay.  Bad for baseball, good for writing. As I reflected further last night and today on the big trades that took place in the NL Central earlier in the week – for those not paying attention, the Brewers got CC Sabathia and the Cubs got Rich Harden – the more I’m convinced [...]

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Back from an extended holiday weekend (and having to watch/listen to that Cubs series with a group of friends who are all Cubs fans), I thought it best to leave the weekend be what it was and look ahead to the “second half” of the season with only two series remaining before the All-Star break. [...]

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I don’t have a ton of time to write this afternoon, as concert tickets tonight have me on the go (and watching the Cards-Mets score on my phone tonight).  But an interesting piece caught my eye today, and I wanted to share it with you all. Derrick Goold writes over at his Bird Land blog: [...]

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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 decided that since the Cardinals were off tonight, and Mark Mulder was scheduled to pitch in Memphis, I would tune in to the radio broadcast courtesy of the streaming broadcast of the fine folks that are the voice of the Nashville Sounds, WNSR in Nashville TN. Lo and behold, I was mildly surprised to [...]

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…then you haven’t seen anything yet! So apparently, just to spite me and my post from last night, lambasting the amount of walks surrendered by the Cards’ bullpen this season, Chris Perez went out this afternoon and one-upped me. Yes Chris, you have proven your point. Giving up a walk is not the worst thing [...]

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