Game 9: Cardinals 6, Giants 1

Great. I miss a game and the Cardinals offense breaks out. Six isn't just a serious number, it's how many the Cardinals scored today. Matt Holliday was back in the lineup, but I can't even credit that as a big boost to the offense as Allen Craig was more than capable in the interim. The […] Read More

Game 8: Giants 3, Cardinals 2

What a heart breaker. I was getting ready for bed when Colby Rasmus hit his first home run of the season to break the 1-1 tie, and at that point I decided I had to stay up for it. A couple scoreless innings by Miguel Batista and then in came Ryan Franklin. The nerves mounted […] Read More

10 ways to improve the Cardinals

Some fun Saturday afternoon suggestions on ways to improve the Cardinals team.1) Let Fredbird play first base. With Albert just 5-for-28 on the season, Fredbird can't be any worse, right? He's also cheaper. Double win.2) Move Schumaker to short stop and Theriot to second. Might as well play one of our middle infielders in their […] Read More

Game 7: Giants 5, Cardinals 4

It was an ugly, ugly game. Someone called it a great game and I corrected saying that basically both teams had been equally mediocre. I intentionally waited to write last night's game recap because I didn't want to be overly harsh on my favorite baseball team. It is only 7 games into the season, but […] Read More

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. […] Read More

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 […] Read More

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 […] Read More

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 […] Read More