Monthly Archives: April 2011

Preseason Approval Ratings: Survey Results

The final post in the series of the Cardinals’ preseason approval ratings. For those who aren’t familiar with the song that the line comes from in the photo caption, catch it YouTube here, it’s a 1996 classic. Today, I’m going to take a look at the final two ratings for management and the survey questions. And I’m not going to waste any time doing it! Starting right off the bat, … Continue reading

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Game 6: Pirates 3, Cardinals 1

Once again the Cardinals find themselves on the wrong side of the runs column. It’s beginning to be a regular thing these days. Now 2-4 to start the season. The last Cardinals’ team that I found that started 2-4 was the 2007 version. I think it’s interesting to note that both of those teams lacked their ace. In game 1 of that 2007 season the Cardinals lost Chris Carpenter, it … Continue reading

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Preseason Approval Ratings: Pitchers

Continuing my post series on the preseason Cardinals’ approval ratings. Today I’m going to move on to the pitching staff. Adam Wainwright did not make an appearance on the list due to his injury, but I’m fairly certain that he would have been the highest rated pitcher on the staff. Call me crazy. Instead, that opened the door for the Cardinals’ other ace, Chris Carpenter, to take the nod with … Continue reading

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Game 5: Cardinals 3, Pirates 2

Is that the hallelujah chorus I hear? No? Well it should be! The Cardinals eked one out tonight with a hit by Albert Pujols that just barely squeaked past the infielders. Plus, it wouldn’t be the ninth inning without Ryan Franklin letting someone on base. My thoughts on the game: Kyle McClellan did everything we could have asked him to do. Threw a strong six innings and kept us in the ballgame. … Continue reading

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Game 4: Pirates 4, Cardinals 3

Kyle Lohse turned in five solid innings before his first walk of 2011 came back to bite him in a 4 run sixth inning. All in all, probably one of the better fundamental games of the season. Considering the lack of fundamentals, I’ve decided that was worth noting. However, here are my three thoughts. In the bottom of the 8th, the Cardinals had Lance Berkman on first, Albert Pujols on … Continue reading

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