Author Archives: Jon Doble

About Jon Doble

Jon Doble has been writing about the St. Louis Cardinals since 2010. You can follow him on Twitter at @JonDobleRBD. He also runs a Cardinals forum called RedbirdTalk and you can listen to him host UCB Radio every fourth Wednesday night of the month. Redbird Dugout is a member of the United Cardinal Bloggers.

Exit Interview: Jorge Rondon

2014 Major League Stats: 0.00 ERA, 1 G, 1 IP, 1.000 WHIP 2014 Minor League Stats: 3.03 ERA, 51 G, 62.1 IP, 1.27 WHIP in AAA 2015 Role: Reliever for Triple-A Memphis Jorge Rondon made the trip to St. Louis a few times this season, yet only found his way out of the bullpen once where he walked a batter, but otherwise threw a quiet inning of work. Despite being … Continue reading

Posted in Bird Droppings | Tagged | Comments Off on Exit Interview: Jorge Rondon

NLCS Game 4 Preview: STL @ SFG

The Cardinals found themselves down four runs early in Tuesday night’s game in San Francisco, thanks to a misplayed ball by Randal Grichuk in the bottom of the first. But it was Grichuk’s home run in the top of the seventh that pulled the Cardinals even with the Giants with two innings of regulation baseball yet to play. Neither team would score and that would send the game into extras. There’s … Continue reading

Posted in Game Posts | Tagged | Comments Off on NLCS Game 4 Preview: STL @ SFG

Molina’s loss could be trouble

As Yadier Molina grimaced in pain with every swing in the sixth inning, Cardinals fans watched and waited with bated breath, as they were hoping it was something temporary. The team’s most valuable player had to stay in the game. How could the Cardinals win without him? With the pronouncement of a strained left oblique injury, that’s the question fans are asking themselves this morning. Even the team is likely … Continue reading

Posted in Bird Droppings | Tagged | Comments Off on Molina’s loss could be trouble

Cardinals looking for more rest for Wainwright next year

After struggling through his second postseason start, a start there seemed to be some question whether he’d be able to make or not, the Cardinals have admitted that they will be examining ways to reduce Adam Wainwright‘s workload next season. Last season he led the league in innings pitched, starts, complete games, and batters faced. This year, he didn’t lead those categories, likely as a result of the two times he … Continue reading

Posted in Bird Droppings | Tagged | Comments Off on Cardinals looking for more rest for Wainwright next year

NLCS Game 2 Preview: SFG @ STL

Madison Bumgarner pitched as well as expected and he did something Clayton Kershaw couldn’t. Keep the Cardinals from scoring in the seventh inning. Thanks to an umpire assist though. With Yadier Molina on third and Jon Jay at second, Bumgarner seemed to lose his balance on the mound after picking up his lead foot. Pretty much a textbook balk, except none of the six umpires on the field apparently saw … Continue reading

Posted in Game Posts | Tagged | Comments Off on NLCS Game 2 Preview: SFG @ STL