Ryan Franklin

Fun with Cardinal streaks

by on August 28, 2009 · 2 comments

Spurred on again by Baseball-Reference’s Stat of the Day blog who ran the first streak number below (6+ IP) this morning, I’ve been fiddling around with the B-R Play Index and came up with a bunch of my own that feature some Cardinals. Longest streak in 2009 for a starting pitcher going six or more [...]

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In another game that many would argue the 2008 Cardinals didn’t have a chance in, the 2009 Redbirds emerge victorious to win another series against the Dodgers, their fifth win this season in the seventh and final regular season matchup with the NL West leaders. Notes Adam Wainwright was brilliant early, then seemed as if [...]

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I learned a new baseball term (or maybe just a local one) on Thursday night, when Derrick Goold Twittered back at yours truly explaining that Adam Wainwright’s getting out of another bases loaded situation on Tuesday night in Milwaukee was known as a ‘Houdini’.  (Get it?  Escape?  Good.) Well, of course, the Play Index at [...]

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Wa-hey!  That’s a winner! After another frustrating night on offense from the Cardinals (don’t know about you, but I find it virtually impossible to tell anymore if the Cardinal lineup is that bad, or if we are just seeing great pitching each night – let’s call it both), the Cards finally were able to make [...]

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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.  It should be [...]

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Tony LaRussa wanted the Cardinals to show they could win those games too. The 3-2 affairs, the 2-1 dances. The Cards proved they could win the close game on the back of (dare I say it?) a good performance by the bullpen. —– Chris Perez slammed a door. Kyle McClellan did his best Jason Isringhausen [...]

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While searching through my favorite repository for MLB contract information, Cot’s Baseball Contracts, I came across a very valuable tool for Cardinal fans with an eye on the future and how the organization might be able to leverage their payroll. I was originally headed over to Cot’s to begin to compile a multi-year outlook on [...]

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What an outing by Todd Wellemeyer last night.  Efficient, only 87 pitches through seven innings of work.  He scattered some hits, but only allowed one run – and most importantly – only one walk.  Gotta make Dave Duncan happy. This Cardinal staff is leading the National League in fewest walks allowed. —– Brian Barden got [...]

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Those of you listening to 1380 in St Louis today may find this duplicative, same if you read Bernie’s Press Box over at the STLToday forums. If you fit into neither of those groups, this may provide helpful for you.  I listened to Bernie’s segment with Cardinals GM John Mozeliak this afternoon, and there were [...]

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Kyle McClellan and closing?

by on January 15, 2009 · 1 comment

…and we continue. It’s no secret that I’m against (and on the record as such) attempting to make Kyle McClellan a starting pitcher. If the Cardinals want to do anything with McClellan other than the middle relief role he seems so well-suited for, why not this suggestion from my post McClellan to the rotation? Why?? [...]

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