1. Mets-Cardinals: Birds Struggle in Big Apple

    Well, the offense seemed to make it to New York, at least in some fashion. On a good night, especially against a banged-up Mets team, four runs would have been enough. However, more and more frequently, that's not enough with Todd Wellemeyer on the hill..

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  2. Where Have These Bats Been?

    The On The Run people were probably pretty busy this weekend as the Cards really got serious in Kansas City.When the Cards wind up scoring 29 runs in a three game set, there are a lot of offensive heroes...

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  3. Finishing Up With Detroit

    You take the good, you take the bad, you take 'em both and there you have a series win, a series win. What's up with Adam Wainwright getting so much run support lately? The Cards ...

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  4. Wrapping Up The Road Trip

    OK, where were we? Ah, yes, catchup time. Let's just hit the highlights, since you all know what's happened.Thursday at Florida (6-5 win)Hero: Ryan Franklin...

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  5. Big (Personal) News

    We need to talk. We need to talk about Albert Pujols hitting four home runs since I mentioned someone tell him he's slumping, just proving that he reads this blog. We need to talk about another decent offensive showing in Florida...

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  6. Cardinal Bats Make Up For Lost Time

    Not much time this morning, but when the Cardinals score 13, you've got to take notice. So here we go now! In a game where the bats were working to that extent, it's harder to find a Hero, but it's such a wonderful chore to have...

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  7. A Cruel Tease

    After two and a half innings last night, all looked right with the world.Runners were reaching base. Colby Rasmus had actually gotten a hit in the cleanup slot (and I was pretty close with that lineup yesterday, wasn't I?)...

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  8. Rock Bottom for the Cardinals

    So possibly the worst four game series in the history of the Cardinals came to a close yesterday not with a bang, because that seems impossible for the team right now, but with the expected whimper...

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  9. Do We Have To Talk About It?

    Putrid. Pathetic. Despair-causing. Ugly. Pick your negative adjective and you could apply it to the three games this weekend against the Rockies...

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  10. All You Need Is Carp (And Albert)

    Get an MVP and a Cy Young together and what do you get? A victory—at least these days for the Cardinals. Last night's game was a wonder to behold, but it usually is when Chris Carpenter is on the mound...

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  11. Don't Panic! (Or Should We?)

    Let's get last night's game out of the way. There's not a lot of positive things to say about it, and I hate to dwell on the negative...

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  12. Cardinals-Reds: Mea Culpa, Brad Thompson; St. Louis Ties for First

    Few were harder on the St. Louis Cardinals' Brad Thompson than I was, either on here or Twitter, when it was announced he was going to start last night's game...

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  13. New Month, Same as the Old Month for St Louis Cardinals

    You could hope that, with the calendar changing, perhaps old habits of lackluster offense could be put away. However, the Cardinals carried that baggage into June as well, taking it to the extreme ...

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  14. St. Louis Cardinals: That Wasn't in the Script

    So the Cards take their two aces, throw them at a team with worse offensive production than they themselves have...and come out with a series loss?Friday night, the pitching finally stumbled a little bit...

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  15. Cardinals Head to San Fran

    Joel Pineiro has done a tolerable job with the Giants in the past. Juan Uribe and Aaron Rowland have touched him up some, so he'll have to be careful with them...

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  16. Cardinals Keep Milwaukee Decent

    Always good when you can beat the Brewers so they don't start removing clothing on the field. I don't think there's anything in baseball (not counting Chicago) that riles Cards fans up more than that whole untucking of the jerseys thing...

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  17. St. Louis Cardinals: Let's Get Serious

    Earlier in the week, I broke the standing policy not to post pictures. Today, I'm posting the first video because it is vital to the rest of the post. You know you want to watch it, so click and sing along...

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  18. Let The Offense Come Forth

    Here we go now!The Cardinal offense, which had been dormant for weeks now, finally broke through the barriers in Milwaukee last night, totaling 8 runs in getting the Brewer monkey off of their back...

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  19. St. Louis Cardinals: Pitching Is a Wonderful Thing

    How things have changed. It used to be, just a week ago, where if the starting pitchers gave up only three runs in seven innings, plans were drawn up for a parade. Now, that's pretty shoddy work, at least in context...

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  20. Book Review- "St. Louis Cardinals: Past and Present"

    A month or so ago, I received in the mail a copy of Doug Feldmann's Cardinals-Past-Present/dp/0760335281/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1243219747&sr=1-1">St. Louis Cardinals, Past and Present...

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  21. UCB Progressive Game Blog: Wrapup

    (Be sure to see the ninth inning here and a list of all the participating blogs can be found over here.) So the Cards continue their amazing pitching run, posting another 5-0 win against the Royals...

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  22. Sweep! Sweep! Sweep! Cardinals Put Cubs Under The Rug

    There's nothing quite like a sweep of the Cubs to kick off a long weekend. Or, really, any weekend! I think it is safe to say that Adam Wainwright is back...

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  23. A Welcome Return; Chris Carpenter Back For Cardinals

    Chris Carpenter took the mound last night. If you could tell he hasn’t pitched in over a month, you are a better observer than I am. Carpenter kept his perfect 0.00 ERA for the season, going five scoreless innings while striking out four...

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  24. St. Louis Cardinals: A Band-Aid On The Bleeding

    Yesterday, I looked at the career numbers for the Cubs against Joel Pineiro and thought, perhaps, Tony's idea to flip him and Kyle Lohse should have been followed up on. Today, I'm glad that it wasn't...

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  25. Cardinals Start a Downward Spiral

    It's too early for Cardinals fans to panic, right? That said, there's a lot of concern in Cardinal Nation. An Apr. that gave so much promise led to an ugly May. A team with the largest lead in baseball now sits three games out of first...

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