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 second inning and ninth inning, with me carrying the front end. Coming into the second inning, the Cardinals had just scored the first run of the game and carried a 1-0 lead.
St. Louis Cardinals officials said they wanted to make a “big splash” in the market for Cuban baseball players when they signed infielder Aledmys Diaz on Sunday, but their first signing might turn out to simply be a drop in the proverbial bucket.
For all that can be said about Matt Holliday, one thing that can’t be taken from him is his flair for the moment. In considering criticism of him, it is as important to measure the body of work, as it is the moment.
The heroics of Carlos Beltran in the month of October are nothing new. However, in last night’s game one of the National League Championship Series, he had his signature effort as a Cardinal during the season’s final month.
Tonight, the National League Championship Series kicks off at Busch Stadium. Finding the edge is tough, but who carries it: the hottest team in baseball or the most proven team in it?
The situation at the back end of the Cardinals’ bullpen four years later is nearly exactly the same.
The St. Louis Cardinals have played as tough of a schedule as any team in Major League Baseball this season.
Let’s just appreciate the greatness we have had the privilege of watching for the past 13 seasons. There will be plenty of time to debate Ichiro’s place in history after he has retired.
Craig Robinson is the author behind one of the best infographic style books I have ever read, Flip Flop Fly Ball. Where the book left off, the website took over.
The St. Louis Cardinals have unquestionably played their worst baseball of the season the past three weeks, going 4-11 against the four best teams in the National League, but that rough stretch could be a large dose of the medicine the team needs to be ready for the playoffs.