Game 2: Padres 11, Cardinals 3

If you thought Thursday's game was bad, Saturday's was worse. Ugly is about the only word I have to describe what happened.Thanks to Allen Craig, who picked up where Holliday left off, the Cardinals scored a pair of runs on his two-out double in the bottom of the first. But Padres worked Jake Westbrook hard all […] Read More

Preseason Approval Ratings: Position Players

Many readers are familiar with the Approval Ratings that Daniel at C70 at the Bat does over the course of the Spring. With his permission, I'm taking them to the next level (cue cool voice voicer). I'm a little late, but real life has kept me away from writing much for the blog the last […] Read More

Matt Holliday Undergoes Appendectomy

After a challenging offseason and Spring Training that saw our best pitch require Tommy John all Cards fans were waiting for the season to start and hope it would turn our luck around. Opening Day didn't go as well as we had hoped but the bright spots were Chris Carpenter, Colby Rasmus and Matt Holliday. […] Read More

Game 1: Padres 5, Cardinals 3

It was a game that the Cardinals had every opportunity to win. Chris Carpenter turned in 7 stellar innings for the Cards, but that wasn't enough for the bullpen to hold on. Or the offense to secure the win.The same issues that plagued the Cardinals last season reared their ugly heads once again. Base running […] Read More

2011 Predictions

AL East Winner - Redsox (#1 Seed) AL Central Winner - Tigers AL West Winner - Rangers AL Wildcard - Rays NL East Winner - Phillies (#1 Seed) NL Central Winner - Cardinals NL West Winner - Rockies NL Wildcard - Braves NL Winner - Rockies AL Winner - Redsox WS Winner - Rockies (in […] Read More

Opening Day Lineup Revealed!

The Post-Dispatch has posted the Cardinals' planned Opening Day lineup for tomorrow's afternoon game against the San Diego Padres. You can catch the game at 3:15 pm Cardinals time (central time zone) on ESPN.The Cardinals will be facing the Padres' Tim Stauffer tomorrow. Stauffer, 28, has racked up some service time on the major league […] Read More

Opening Day Roster Set

According to Derrick Goold, the final two players have been sent out of major league camp to set the Cardinals' Opening Day roster. Those two players would be Fernando Salas and Nick Stavinoha.Salas, 25, was heavily expected to get the final bullpen spot after Miguel Batista secured the first open bullpen spot. In Spring Training, […] Read More

Youngsters in Spring Training

As Spring Training Winds down and all the Cardinals' fans are itching for Opening Day let's take a look back at how our youngsters did in Spring Training. The future of the Cards will include many of these guys, so it's always nice to know the names, what they bring to the table and how […] Read More