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Braden Looper

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“Close” but no “Closer”…

Last night’s ninth inning was frustrating to say the least. It seems Isringhausen has improved, for the most part, on his inability to throw strikes. It even seems that improvement may have cut down on his inability to keep the ball in the ballpark. But…he’s still very hittable. I’ve supported putting Izzy back in the … Continue reading

Bird Watching: What are they teachin’ kids these days?

Last night was a real treat. With the Springfield Cardinals tied for first place in the division and a handful of games to go, a pennant race atmosphere usually makes for a good ball game all on its own. Throw in Jess Todd, Springfield’s latest phenom pitcher with a 0.83 ERA in 7 games and 43.1 … Continue reading

Game Recap: Cardinals 6, Astros 1

THE GOOD Waino Whiffs Wandy  Wainwright was just flat out nasty last night. The wagon maker struck out 8 (including 2 whiffs by his counterpart, Wandy Rodriguez) over eight innings pitched and cruised his way to a 6 – 1 victory. His performance, marred only by an inefficient eighth and a solo blast in the second, … Continue reading

Bird Watching: Weren’t We Supposed to have a Surplus?

The Cardinals started the season on an amazing run. Sure, they were leaving men on base at a record pace (we don’t really know the record, but we just like to make grandiose and unfounded statements like this), and sure, the offense, billed as one akin to an American League ball-boppin’ lineup, wasn’t exactly lightin’ … Continue reading

Game Recap: Cardinals 11, Padres 3

THE GOOD The Schu Fits  Skip Schumaker, despite what many Cardinals fans tend to believe, is quietly becoming one of the most valuable outfielders in the National League. Last night, Skippy went an impressive 4 for 5 with a double, a walk, and two runs scored – a performance just good enough to step back … Continue reading

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