Matt Holliday

The last earned run the Cardinals scored came on Monday evening in the top of the 6th inning against the Pirates.  Matt Holliday hit a home run off of A.J. Burnett, and that’s the last time the team scored an earned run.  Since that moment, opponents hold a 22-0 earned run advantage.  So, during the [...]

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Barring a statistical collapse by the likes of Andrew McCutchen and David Wright, the possibility of someone from the Cardinals taking home the NL MVP hardware this year seems remote at best.  That does not necessarily mean that one or more players has not earned the right to be mentioned in the MVP debate, but [...]

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Riddle Me This

by on August 20, 2012 · 0 comments

Riddle me that.  Who was sitting in the dugout with Descalso at-bat? Allen Craig. Granted, Mike Matheny chose Daniel Descalso to pinch run for the hobbled Craig in a close game in hopes of gaining a speed advantage on the bases.  Certainly, few would argue that Craig can best Descalso in a foot race, but [...]

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Cards Get Social

by on August 17, 2012 · 0 comments

As you can see from the look on McKayla Maroney’s face, McKayla is not impressed with Social Media Night at Busch Stadium.  Perhaps she was not alone, either.  An extremely unscientific and informal poll of random people who attended Social Media Night on Wednesday left me with the impression that people were generally unimpressed with [...]

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UPDATED 07/17/2012: Many thanks to the folks from 101 ESPN The Fast Lane for giving us some linkage love today.  To get the absolute latest information, click here. Several weeks ago I posted information about Skip Schumaker’s upcoming charity event to benefit Reesa Stutzman (original post here).  Some relevant information has since become available, and [...]

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Master Trade Baiting

by on July 6, 2012 · 2 comments

While some see Matt Carpenter getting the start at 2nd base last night as just a way to get him some at-bats, I see something else.  I see the seemingly innocuous occurrence as a harbinger of something in the works.  How else might one explain the sudden need to get Matt some playing time?  After [...]

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Without a game to talk about, the Cardinals having Monday off in preparation for this week’s inter-league road trip, I felt it a good time to clear out the ole’ PH8 inbox – from time to time we receive notes from various folks with Cardinal-related information they’d like us to pass along to you, the three [...]

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Happy Father’s Day to all of you dads. I spent the mid-afternoon of my Father’s Day at the local swimming hole with the young boy PH8 and Wife PH8 – who, bless her heart, advised me to start the Cards game from the beginning once we returned home and nap-time had ensued. *sigh* Little did [...]

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Cardinals attempt to rock the vote by swaying voters using rather old-fashioned tactics that involve sensory overload of some kind.  In this case, they have started the “Vote to send Cardinals to All-Star Game” ad campaign with a questionable list of choices.  According to this screenshot taken from the Cardinals.com website just a few days [...]

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Think the Cardinals have at least average to above average players at every position on the field?  Think again.  According to the metric “Team Runs Saved”, the Cardinals rank in a tie for 6th in the NL with a -4 runs saved for the season.  Ranking 6th out of 16 teams sounds pretty good, or [...]

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