Skip Schumaker

: purely opinionated motivational coach-speak : The Cardinals need to start compartmentalizing things a bit – focus on winning portions of the game, get a bit more basic. Before the Cardinals start focusing on winning a series, they need to focus on winning the one game in front of them. Hell, before that – focus […]

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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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Taking into account that Whiteyball is all but dead, I am still surprised by what this little experiment has taught me. My heart and head were in the right place (for once) by pushing for Colby to take over his chosen role. But boy, the responses shocked even my most cynical viewpoints about TLR and […]

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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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Looking at current Yahoo rankings, I decided to look at whether or not Cardinal hitters would be over or under this ranking at season’s end. This does not include today’s game. Player: Yadier Molina Current Rank: 191 Outlook: Molina has appeared in 28 of 31 games and started in 27 of those games. He is […]

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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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Well, the game wasn’t really the story last night, was it? It’s still difficult for me to determine exactly when, by watching the various videos of the incident, the young man was tasered, but the lead photo at Deadspin makes it clear that it actually happened. Wonder if a person that would run onto the […]

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Honk, Honk, Honk, Honk, Honk, Honk, Honk One for each magnificent inning pitched by PH8-adopted starting pitcher Jaime Garcia. Jaime was brilliant again last night, striking out five while only walking one and allowing four hits over seven strong innings. His pitch count got up into triple digits (102), which mildly concerns me, and should […]

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The Cardinals are set to square off once again with the Milwaukee Brewers today, after a thrilling 5-4 comeback win last night. Nick Stavinoha? Really? Anyways, we’ve got Jaime Garcia making his first start today, which all of us at PitchersHitEighth have been anxiously awaiting (Honkin’ for Jaime). Milwaukee is sending ace Yovani Gallardo to […]

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