Yovani Gallardo

Pitchers Hit Eighth has the distinct honor of calling the third inning action in the United Cardinal Bloggers’ 2013 Progressive Game Blog.  If you’ve not seen one of these things before, here is the gist of it, from the UCB site: If you’ve never read one of our Progressive Game Blogs before, you are in [...]

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Late last night/early this morning, we posted our 1982/2011 Cards and Brewers roster mash-ups. The idea behind this undertaking is to find the best players, hitters, and pitchers from the 1982 and 2011 Milwaukee Brewers teams and make a roster with them – same for the 1982 and 2011 Cardinals. Now it’s time for the [...]

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I love Baseball-Reference.com’s Play Index. Not only did Rafael Furcal and Albert Pujols both hit home runs in the first inning for the second consecutive game, it’s now the third time the short-time teammates have done it in the last month. The other time it happened?  August 11th, also against the Brewers.  ALSO against Yovani [...]

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Cardinals fans at Busch Stadium this weekend have been treated to three starting pitching gems so far in just two games – two for the good guys (Jaime Garcia and Kyle Lohse) and one by the opposing Brewers (Yovani Gallardo).  Lohse’s required a bit more wiggle work, but he was outstanding again nonetheless. We enter [...]

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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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Chris Carpenter’s fine outing against the Cincinnati Reds last night had me wondering: The Cardinals’ starting pitching staff has been phenominal (with a few hiccups) in the last month or so, but are they clearly distancing themselves from the rest of the league in that regard? Well, classic metrics tell us it is so. The [...]

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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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Today marks that usual part of the year where we try like hell not to be homers, and usually fail to some extent.  Without further delay, our predictions for the NL Central standings in 2009: Chicago Cubs – Anyone not picking the Cubs at the top of this division is fooling themselves (sorry Sarah!).  That’s [...]

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