Mike Parisi

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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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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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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Wainwright to the DL

by on June 9, 2008 · 0 comments

Adam Wainwright is headed to the 15-day disabled list. The Cards are classifying it currently as a sprained finger, despite this description: Wainwright experienced pop in the middle finger of his right hand during the sixth inning of his start Saturday at Houston. Hopefully a “sprain” in Waino’s finger is not similar to the “discomfort” [...]

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Parisi scapegoated?

by on June 9, 2008 · 1 comment

I have to admit, I wasn’t surprised when the Cardinals optioned Mike Parisi to Memphis in favor of Mitchell Boggs on Friday. In hindsight, it’s actually looking like the right move, with Todd Wellemeyer still nursing his elbow, and Boggs scheduled to take his turn in the rotation on Tuesday in Cincinnati. But I also [...]

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Are we really going to go through the Kelvin Jimenez experiment again? This guy has proven himself a poor man’s Anthony Reyes during his short stints in the big leagues (that’s not a compliment). Where is Mark Worrell? What about Jason Motte? Mike Parisi and Kyle McClellan are both starters that are on the big [...]

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Joel Pineiro has once again been placed on the 15-day disabled list. Mike Parisi will take his turns in the rotation. Kelvin Jimenez has taken Pineiro’s roster slot with the big club. This move fascinates and disgusts me.  More on that later (I had planned to post last night, but my host was down).

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Adam Wainwright got back on track with a start we all knew he could make.  Kyle Lohse made a start that was very capable and within himself.  Todd Wellemeyer didn’t do too badly himself. Take away a bloop single that Chris Duncan Soriano-ed (ok, and the wild pitch too), and this was a very successful [...]

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Anti-Izzy part Two

by on May 18, 2008 · 2 comments

Skip Schumaker has ex-OR-cised the demons!  Chris Perez had another solid outing, only needing 5 pitches to get through the top of the ninth and earn his first big-league win. What a great weekend for the Cardinals and their fans.  Stan Musial, all-time Cardinal great, was honored today with Stan Musial Day, they unveiled a [...]

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