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.

Holland dominates, Rangers win

The fear that Cardinals fans had that no name, left handed pitchers would shut down the Cardinals in this World Series was finally realized. Thankfully, it’ll likely be his only start of the World Series. The 25 year old Derek Holland completely shut down the Cardinals offense on Sunday night, tossing 8 1/3 innings of 2-hit, shutout baseball. Every Cardinals player except for Lance Berkman went hitless against Holland. Berkman … Continue reading

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Pujols powers Cards to Game 3 win

It may have been Allen Craig who got the party started, giving him three go-ahead RBI in his first three World Series at bats. But by the end of the day, it was Albert Pujols who was the story as the Cardinals took Game 3 in Arlington 16-7. It was a game that seemed like it was going to turn into a pitcher’s duel, at least the first time through … Continue reading

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Epstein looks to join the Cubs

“Twas the night after Theo signed and all the Cubs’ fans’ houses. Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse. The uniforms were hung by the lockers with care, in the hopes that Albert Pujols would soon be there.” It didn’t take more than 15 minutes after reading my first article about Theo Epstein resigning from the Boston Red Sox with the intention of joining the Chicago Cubs as … Continue reading

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Rangers steal Game 2

As I said after the game on Twitter, I expected the Cardinals to lose this one. Just not the way they did. By all accounts Jaime Garcia should have been lit up by the Texas Rangers offense that can be easily considered to be the best offensively producing team against left handed pitchers in the entire major leagues this season. Instead, Garcia turned in what was probably his best pitching … Continue reading

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Cards take Game 1

What elbow problems? Chris Carpenter silenced the doubters who suggested that his elbow injury might limit his ability to shut down the high powered Texas Rangers offense on Wednesday night. When it was all said and done, Carpenter allowed just 5 hits and walked 1 over 6 innings. Two runs were all that the Rangers managed to put on the board, those on a one runner on mistake that Mike … Continue reading

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