1. Cardinals Hit, Pitch, Win

    Exactly how wonderful of a position for Cardinal fans was yesterday? The team already has won the first two games of the series and you've got Adam Wainwright on the hill. So things are looking pretty good...

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  2. Enjoy The Holliday

    Some of us weren't too thrilled when John Mozeliak pulled the trigger and acquired Matt Holliday from the A's. While the future cost is still to be determined, it's safe to say the present reality makes that deal look like a steal...

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  3. Big Weekend, Big Innings, Big Players

    In case you haven't noticed--and judging by the comments, you haven't--I took a long holiday weekend and wasn't able to work my way back to the blogging platform. I may have watched more of the Cardinals than I have in a while, though, which was great...

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  4. Holliday Time

    Someone, I can't remember who now, noted last week on Twitter that Albert Pujols and Matt Holliday had yet to have a game where they both homered. Everyone, take out your to-do lists and check that one off...

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  5. Franklin, Miller Sign Extensions

    We all had heard the talk about Ryan Franklin getting an extension on his contract through the 2011 season. Today, the Cardinals formally announced that, as well as some other, more surprising news...

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  6. Starting Up September

    Not a lot of news out of the off day. You hope that means that most of the Cardinals rested up, played some golf at Albert Pujols's charity tournament, and prepared for the final lap.With the Cubs losing last night, pushing the lead out to 10...

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  7. Brooms Work Fine On Nats

    For the third time in August, a weekend series resulted in a clean sweep by the Cardinals. This sweep gave you some of everything--the dramatic walk off win, the explosive offense win, the Cy Young candidate win...

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  8. Offense, Bullpen Lets Down Carpenter

    While Chris Carpenter wasn't the pitching Jedi yesterday that we in Cardinal Nation have come to expect, you have to think that in most times, with most bats, two runs in six innings is likely enough to get you a win...

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  9. Offense, Bullpen Lets Down Carpenter

    While Chris Carpenter wasn't the pitching Jedi yesterday that we in Cardinal Nation have come to expect, you have to think that in most times, with most bats, two runs in six innings is likely enough to get you a win...

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  10. Oh, That Cardinal Pitching

    I'm a pitching fan. I love seeing dominant pitching performances, low-hit games, games where you know that early runs will hold up and the game moves briskly along.That's why this incarnation of the St...

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  11. Something Special

    While Adam Wainwright may not get his own MLB "Beyond" commercial like his first baseman did, but the Cardinal right-hander is producing some living history of his own...

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  12. Off Day Miscellany

    No major moves. No breaking stories. Just a quiet, ho-hum off day. Which means there's not too much to write about. So let's just hit a few links before we take a look at the series that starts tonight vs...

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  13. The View From Houston

    Earlier this year, James from Astros County and I agreed to do something to note each series that Houston and St. Louis played against each other. This time around, it's a blog swap...

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  14. Cardinals Continue To Push

    It wasn't necessarily a perfect series against the Padres this weekend, but it definitely was a positive one. The Cards never lost any on their division lead and were able to push it out to eight games...

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  15. Pujols Pulls It Out

    It's always good to have the best player in baseball on your team.I've said before that the great ones get it done somehow, whatever it takes. Albert Pujols proved that again tonight...

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  16. Can't Win Them All

    Well, it's not like the Cards were going to run off a 40+ game winning streak. (Though that obviously would have been nice...

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  17. Late Night Happiness

    How nice is it to wake up in the morning and not only see that the Cards kept the lead they had when I fell asleep, but also to find out they extended their lead at the same time?Another outstanding game for Chris Carpenter...

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  18. Putting the Padres Out to Pasture

    A real nice weekend in St. Louis, full of interesting twists and turns. For the most part, the Cardinals took care of business and were able to show that this is a very different team than what we saw earlier in the year...

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  19. Playing the Ace

    Is there anything better in Cardinal Nation than having Chris Carpenter on the mound and dealing? What, you want an Albert Pujols home run as well? Sure!How great has it been this ...

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  20. Missed Opportunities

    Too bad Mitchell Boggs didn't show up for the first inning. Too bad Jose Oquendo doesn't realize that Yadier Molina isn't exactly Mr. Swift. Too bad the big bats couldn't come through in the ninth...

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  21. Cardinals Keep Pushing

    Another day, another win and another Cubs loss. I'm pretty sure Cardinal fans could get used to this. It's nice to have that three-game cushion at the top of the standings.It's been a while since the Cards put four wins together...

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  22. Using The Brooms

    Nice to see the Cardinals finally get a sweep, even if it was against a team they should have swept and even if they had a little trouble in doing it. Let's take a look at the highlights of this weekend's series against Pittsburgh...

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  23. Talking Cardinal Baseball

    <phone rings> Hello? Oh, hey. How are you? Really? Brad Thompson got suspended? I didn't see the pitch, but I know that Tony LaRussa wasn't happy with him... Oh, by MLB...

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  24. St. Louis Cardinals: Falling Flat

    You'd like to believe in momentum. You'd like to think that after a stirring comeback on Tuesday night, the Cardinals could run off a good long winning streak, inspired by that rally...

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  25. El Hombre Is Back

    You like to think with a day off today Pujols could get on track and make this offense more like what was expected.--CATB, August 3 Don't think too many would argue that Albert Pujols got back on track last night...

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