1. Something Missing In St. Louis

    I'm not sure exactly what it says when the Cards get just as much offense washed out this weekend as they do in games that count.I hated to see Colby Rasmus lose a homerun and I'm pretty sure St...

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  2. Splashing To A Win

    Did you see it?I had other things on the schedule last night, so I only saw it online, but Colby Rasmus had the blast of the year yesterday. When you put one into the river at Pittsburgh, you've done something...

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  3. Stuck In The Mire

    When your offense gets crippled and your pitching staff decides to reverse its early season goodness, chances are there's going to be a lot of losses in your future. Right now, the Cardinals are stuck in a situation that doesn't have a lot of hope in it.

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  4. A Painful Night In Pittsburgh

    Losing by six to the worst team in the division is bad enough. Losing your second-biggest bat is beyond icing on the cake.Losing Ryan Ludwick to the DL, which hasn't happened yet but is a strong possibility, could be that proverbial straw...

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  5. Two Series, Different Results

    Wow, my blogging has gotten bad lately. I mean, Nick heads to Europe for a week and still Pitchers Hit Eighth is updated at least once a day. Bear with me and I'll try to get back into a blogging routine this week...

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  6. What's Wrong With Wainwright?

    If there was one constant expected in this 2009 season, it was that Adam Wainwright would be the rock of the rotation. He'd stop the losing streaks, give a solid outing every time out, and generally be the joy of the rotation...

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  7. Catching Up with the Cardinals

    Hello, my name is Cardinal70. You might remember me from such posts as Reading The T-Shirts and Casey In Today's Baseball... OK, maybe it hasn't been that long, but it's been a while since I've had a chance to write about the Cardinals...

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  8. UCB Debate Day: Trade Ankiel

    I know I've been away from the blog the last few days. Work and other things have conspired against me, and it may be this weekend before I get a chance to catch up. Rest assured that Heroes and Goats will return soon...

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  9. Cardinals-Cubs: Ending On A Down Note

    There are two games I need to write about; one was great, the other not so much. Depends on your perspective which was which, but most of you are Cardinal fans, so it's safe to say Saturday was a blast and Sunday was a day to turn off the game early...

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  10. Albert Pujols Becoming "Perfect Player", But There Are Still Holes To Fill

    As Cardinal fans, we've seen Albert Pujols for the last eight-plus years. We've seen him do astounding things at the plate, whether it's walk-off shots or multi-homer games...

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  11. Albert Pujols Reads This Blog!

    With an afternoon game tomorrow and before I check on how he's done against Livan Hernandez, I predict he puts one over the wall in the series finale.-- C70 At The Bat, April 22...

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  12. Immediate Reactions To St. Louis Cardinals-New York Mets Series

    I won't be around in the morning, so as I listen to the UCB Radio Hour, ably covered by Mike and Josh, I thought I'd go ahead and give my initial thoughts on tonight's game and a look forward to tomorrow afternoon's...

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  13. Bullpen Decision Goes To The.....Cardinals?

    As the story line for this series goes, one team went out and spent oodles of money and talent remaking their bullpen into a fearsome force...

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  14. Cardinals Not Quiet on Off-Day

    The Cardinals may have not have had a scheduled game yesterday, but they made news all the same, trading minor league outfielder Brian Barton to Atlanta for Blaine Boyer.My initial reaction on the trade was a decided "ugh...

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  15. St. Louis: Three Days, Two Losses, One Rainout

    The problem with day games when I have other responsibilities that keep me from watching them is that the games seem like they never happened. They are just recaps and numbers and you don't get a feel for how the team is going...

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  16. Two Teams, Two Places, Two Wins: St. Louis Cardinals Win a Pair

    Work has kept me from blogging at my normal routine, but I wanted to hit the highs and lows of the last couple of days...

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  17. Chris Carptener's Injury: Two Losses for the Price of One

    After an offseason of hype and a strong beginning to the season, the de facto No. 2 pitcher of the Cardinals rotation swung the bat wrong and strained his oblique. That was 2002 and Woody Williams...

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  18. Cardinals-Diamondbacks: Cards' Wellemeyer Pitches Gem in the Desert

    It was mentioned yesterday that Todd Wellemeyer was going to tinker with his mechanics. I'd say he must have went to Mr. Goodwrench, because that apparently made a world of difference...

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  19. The First Cardinal Sweep Of The Year

    I don't think anyone could have asked for more on this Easter weekend. I hope you and yours had a meaningful and enjoyable holiday. I'm pretty sure the Cardinals did their part for you...

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  20. St. Louis Cardinals: A Win and a Controversy

    It's always good to start off a series with a win. You only have to split the next two games to take the series and it keeps the sweep in play.It's always a good night when you have to make up your mind who should get the hero tag...

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  21. Cardinals-Astros: Weekend Series Primer

    To get you ready for this weekend's series against the Houston Astros, I exchanged questions and answers with James of Astros County. (My responses can be found here...

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  22. Chris Carpenter Is a Craftsman

    Chris Carpenter returned to the mound yesterday. All those that were holding their breath can breathe a whole lot easier now.Most everyone would have been happy of six innings that kept the team in the game...

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  23. Tragedy Strikes Angels

    Most of you know by now, but if not, Los Angeles Angels rookie Nick Adenhart died in a car accident last night in California, only hours after throwing six scoreless innings against the Oakland A's...

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  24. Riding the St. Louis Cardinal Roller Coaster

    Is this the way it's going to be? Down one day, up the next, down the day after that? Let me know so I can take some motion sickness pills.The Cardinals lost again last night to the Pirates, this time with St...

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  25. Cardinals-Pirates: St. Louis Uses New, Old, Surprising Ways To Win

    That was much better, wasn't it? The Cardinals shook off the emotional debris of the Opening Day loss to come out and pound the Pirates last night ...

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