Ryan Ludwick

Introduction (aka a bunch of words at the top): An introduction is most certainly in order.  I’m Dennis, but you may know me on Twitter as gr33nazn – owner of #ManFridge.  I recently authored a post on my personal blog about why I’m not a baseball blogger, so naturally I’m now attempting to be a baseball [...]

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Some closing notes on the manager’s moves during the Reds series (and not the vomiting part): Randy Winn only had one at-bat. Aaron Miles only had one at-bat, and that was after coming in as a defensive substitution for Skip Schumaker at second base.  For the record, I’m okay with that move. Allen Craig was [...]

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A Good Night Turned Bad

by on August 3, 2010 · 4 comments

I watched last night’s game while also trying to get some other things done – multi-tasking! – and decided I’d try to keep some stream of consciousness notes on the game so I could easily recall some things to write about today. Well, if you watched the game or have checked the box score – [...]

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Well that was quite the interesting weekend, wasn’t it? Regardless of how you feel about the Ryan Ludwick / Jake Westbrook trade or how feeble the Pittsburgh Pirates are, three wins were a welcome sight for this Cardinal fan. Can the Redbirds keep up the offensive explosion that was ignited when the Pirates rolled into [...]

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Linkapalooza 07/21/2010

by on July 21, 2010 · 0 comments

Anyone interested in some reading before tonight’s game?  Yeah, I thought so… If you haven’t been following already check out Steve Treder’s fabulous “what if?” scenarios – Part 1 and Part 2 – for the 1971-1980 Redbirds over at The Hardball Times. The Flagrant Fan digs on Jon Jay, Allen Craig, Colby Rasmus and the [...]

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An expression is worth what you say? I took this pic with my wife last year during the STL/KC game, and I imagine it is the same look Colby Rasmus gave TLR when the lead-off question came up. The truth hurts, and the Cardinals have only one true option to man the most important spot [...]

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Cards versus Cubs at Wrigley Field – does it get much better than that?  Well, assuming a Cardinal victory anyway… The United Cardinal Bloggers again undertake our progressive game blog, and you can find the previous and following innings here. I’m covering the fourth inning today, and here we go with the heart of the [...]

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[Ed. note - With apologies to Mark, this has been sitting in the hopper for a little while unnoticed by yours truly, so understand that the items within were current when he wrote them.] Ryan Ludwick has hit second in 29 of the Cardinals 36 games and appeared in all 36 of those games. When [...]

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This year’s Cardinal team has struggled mightily putting the ball in play with runners in scoring position.  I’ll allow the numbers to speak for themselves (and note that these numbers are PRE-Thursday’s game): Split G PA AB R HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS BAbip RISP 28 310 252 100 12 92 45 [...]

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Time to play catch up with all of the random things flailing about in my brain over the weekend and this morning: Batting in the ninth slot agrees with Brendan Ryan.  He’s got 5 hits in 16 at-bats and 2 walks since Tony La Russa has gone back to the well with the pitcher-eighth lineup.  [...]

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