Pittsburgh Pirates

Matt Capps should be thankful that Albert Pujols cannot throw a 100 mph fastball.  Or that he would likely never bat versus the Cardinals in a situation to be hit anyway.  Or that Albert just didn’t feel like maiming a guy who could arguably be laughed at for calling himself a closer in the first [...]

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Albert Pujols, Paramedic

by on August 9, 2009 · 2 comments

By now, you’ve read about Albert Pujols’ mercenary mission down the right field line on Friday night. By now you’ve likely seen replays, photos, and read the stories. Poor guy, just trying to get a ball for his kid… Pirates first-base coach Perry Hill helped Pujols attend to the fan, fully clad in Cardinals gear, [...]

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Chris Carpenter wasn’t his sharpest. Albert Pujols continued to smack the ball around the park, but didn’t deliver the big blows. The Cardinals put together six runs (it’s a serious number) against Pirates’ pitching, and moved one game ahead of the Chicago Cubs in the NL Central. Matt Holliday continued to rake, Mark DeRosa has [...]

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Nice of the Cardinals to decide to take a game from Pittsburgh while they were in town.  I was beginning to think that the Pirates would wind up in first place in the division by the time the Cards escaped… Mitchell Boggs did “just well enough” in his short outing again to put the Cardinals [...]

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Yeah, I know…it’s not really reveille when it goes off at 4pm.  Consider this the “sleeping in” version of the Reveille… —– Ryan Ludwick hits the shelf.  Todd Wellemeyer gets creamed.  Lineup still not hitting.  Cards and Pirates are on the verge of combustion during this series via the beanball. Am I missing something, or [...]

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[Ed. note - While the usual suspect around here is on vacation, we've drummed up some great guest posters to take the reins and keep our loyal readers (all three of you) entertained.  Today's guest post is from Brad Taylor.  You can usually find Brad writing on his own blog over at bradtaylor.tumblr.com.  Thanks Brad!] [...]

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[Ed. note - While the usual suspect around here is on vacation, we've drummed up some great guest posters to take the reins and keep our loyal readers (all three of you) entertained.  Today's guest post is from Sherwood Farnham.  If you're not already following Sherwood on Twitter @Mstrdstr12, you should be.  Thanks Sherwood!] I [...]

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The Cards took two of three from the Wee Bears this weekend, continuing their strong play at home.  Sunday was a different story at Busch III unfortunately, but we’re choosing to stay on the postitve side regarding overall outcome of the series. A few quick hitters this morning, then we focus on the Braves: —– [...]

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I know, I know – here we go again. Many of you have no doubt read all of the things Tony has done wrong over at the STLToday.com Cards Talk forums.  You know the routine over there -  “the season is over,” “Tony must go,” “why didn’t they sign a closer?” – those type of [...]

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Is anyone else becoming mildly concerned about Adam Wainwright’s seemingly sudden inability to throw strikes? I know, small sample size and all, but the sample size continues to grow with no marked improvement.  It should also be noted that he had this same problem in the spring, struggling to get in a groove and running [...]

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