Saturday marked the annual Progressive Game Blog collaboration by the United Cardinal Bloggers, where a host of the member site from the UCB come together to cover a game, frame by frame. Here at I70, we were assigned the third inning, so here is my take on the action, which found the Cardinals ahead 4-0 entering the inning, with pitcher Zack Greinke coming to the plate.
The Cardinals are now well past the technical halfway point of the season, but the ceremonial one that is the All-Star Break is still ahead. With that coming, it is a fair time to assess where the individual parts of the team stand thus far, via the time tested and approved method: the good old grade card.
The Cardinals were dealt a combination of rolling punches on Sunday when the team sent 40% of its starting rotation to the disabled list on one afternoon, yet for a sole reason. Michael Wacha and Jaime Garcia will both begin stints out of action on Monday due to shoulder complications, and the team faces an uncertain run of time with a depleted edition of its lone source of dependable contribution this year.
Posted on 07 July 2014.
The St. Louis Cardinals and Chicago Cubs have engaged in a rivalry that has been the biggest in the central part of America for parts of three centuries, but those two clubs might be the best fits for the next blockbuster trade in Major League Baseball.
Posted on 30 June 2014.
This time around, we look at the Tigers’ hottest hitter (who, shockingly, is not named Miguel Cabrera), an outfielder whose star might be fading, and more, including the latest reason why David Ortiz needs to just shut up.
Posted on 28 June 2014.
The numbers Major League Baseball players put together in the first part of the season do not necessarily matter more than those they contribute late in the year
Posted on 23 June 2014.
In this edition, we take a look at the best pitcher in the game, a player who is embodying his team’s struggles, what one dollar can buy you in MLB these days, and more.
Posted on 16 June 2014.
This week, we look at a once-top prospect who might be fulfilling his potential, an ace struggling to find his form, and an unexpectedly great visit to the Bay for an NL West rival.
Posted on 16 June 2014.
Despite the fifth-best earned-run average in Major League Baseball at 3.28, the St. Louis Cardinals might need to target a pitcher at the trading deadline.
Posted on 13 June 2014.
Over the last few games the St. Louis Cardinals have been on all cylinders.
Posted on 12 June 2014.
The past month didn’t do much to clear up whether the St. Louis Cardinals are a good team, a mediocre team, or something else.
Posted on 09 June 2014.
2014 has been a start of varied returns for Shelby Miller. It has begun to create some questionable lines of perception on what Miller’s place is on the team, despite there being nothing that should be of any less concern for the team at this given point.
Posted on 05 June 2014.
Breaking down players’ statistics monthly constitutes a streaky player from a consistent player. These all-stars are determined both for defensive and offensive reasons.