Ryan Ludwick

I submit as even further evidence that Ryan Ludwick is having an off-the-charts season and should be an All-Star, the Fungoes list of Cardinals’ Worst and Best Cleanup Hitters Since 1956.  Ludwick’s current pace is second only behind Mark McGwire’s torrid pace to begin the 2000 season prior to the knee problems that eventually ended [...]

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The Cards enjoyed a day in the sun yesterday in Los Angeles before starting up their weekend series with the Dodgers tonight at Dodger Stadium. The off-day should be very beneficial to the Redbirds, allowing Rick Ankiel one more day to rest that bum shoulder (although the bomb he hit out of Petco the other [...]

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Derrick Goold had a great write-up on Ryan Ludwick’s season-to-date (as well as stats going back to September 2007) over at his Bird Land blog today. The numbers Luddy has put up so far this season are really staggering when put in context with some of the other great hitters off to great starts this [...]

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Joel Pineiro goes and gives up a home run.  Sigh. I was all stoked to get up this morning and write a big, long detailed post about how the Cardinals had found their mojo back.  After the 8-2 drubbing they put on the Padres Monday night, it seemed the offense had perhaps found a stride.  [...]

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I have a tendency to be a bit of an optimist when it comes to things like this, and only the highest-paid psychologists could really understand what goes on in a professional athlete’s mind. But could yesterday’s 10-inning, walk-off home run win against the Rays be what turns this team back around? Could this convince [...]

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Unleash Ryan Ludwick

by on May 9, 2008 · 0 comments

It’s time for Ryan Ludwick to get his shot to start full-time. Luddy just completed a 9-13 trip through Denver, tallying 3 home runs and 6 RBI in the process.  That’s good for a .693 batting average and an OPS of 2.282.  And yet he only started 3 of the 4 games out there. For [...]

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Lots of news to talk about from yesterday while I was incommunicado: Matt Morris is hanging it up according to Rick Hummel at the Post-Dispatch. It’s a shame Matty couldn’t carry on, but I appreciate his candor in saying that it just was too stressful on him having to deal with failure. Morris was the [...]

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