Following losing 2 out of 3 to the National League Central Division leading Chicago Cubs (93-52), the St. Louis Cardinals (76-69) travel to San Francisco, to take on the Giants in an all important four game series. If the Redbirds have any hope of remaining competitive in the National League Wild Card race, the Cards need to continue their 2016 “Road Magic”. The Cardinals’ are … Continue reading October Baseball in Mid-September: Cards vs. Giants: Is the Wild Card on the Line?
Since dropping the first-two games of a four game set with the Chicago Cubs, the St. Louis Cardinals have won six out of their last seven games, including a five game consecutive winning streak against the Cubs, Houston Astros, and Philadelphia Phillies. Their lone loss during this streak came at the hands of the Phillies; in the second game of a three game series. During … Continue reading Thirty-Nine Games to Go: Cardinals Looking for Wild Card Ticket to Playoffs!
I am not a fan of MLB’s Wild Card setup. I value what the Wild Card offers to MLB and its fans. Prior to the days of Divisional Play, a runaway team like the current edition of the Chicago Cubs who enjoy a 12.5 game lead over the St. Louis Cardinals, would make the rest of the season be one of a real lack of … Continue reading Wild Thing! You Make My Heart Sing! Fifteen Teams Vying for Post Season Play!
Recently, I wrote a piece in which I wondered “Is The Fast Track the Right Track for Luke Weaver”? I questioned the accelerated movement of Weaver from his first appearance in Double-A on June 4th, to his MLB debut on Saturday, August 20th, and also offered an opinion that if I were making the decision-I would start Alex Reyes; instead of Weaver. I was wrong! Weaver was outstanding in his MLB debut against the Chicago Cubs. Continue reading I Was Absolutely, Positively Wrong!
I am seriously questioning the decision to start Luke Weaver, in his MLB debut, this Saturday in a 1:20pm (CDT) contest against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field. The twenty-two year old right-handed Weaver was the Cardinals first-round draft pick in 2014. Admittedly, Weaver has been extremely effective in the Redbirds minor league system this season. Arguably, he has been extremely fast-tracked, and in my opinion possibly rushed, to make his Saturday debut against the NL Central Division leading Cubs. Continue reading Is The Fast Track the Right Track for Luke Weaver?
The Angels have parted ways with starting pitcher Hector Santiago and relief pitcher Joe Smith on the final day of trades in the 2016 MLB season. Hector Santiago is off to Minnesota along with relief pitcher Alan Busenitz. The Twins will send two starting pitchers to the Halos: Ricky Nolasco and Alex Meyer. Joe Smith will join a Cubs bullpen to form a dominate 7th, 8th, 9th inning combination with Hector Rondon and recently acquired Aroldis Chapman. It is interesting to note that Smith and Chapman are both slated to be free agents after this season. Continue reading Angels Move Hector Santiago to Twins and Joe Smith to Cubs
Every single day history is made in the wonderful game of baseball. Even though most of the great moments of baseball aren’t historic, they sure are memorable for us fans. With that said, here are my top three moments in the MLB for July 31st, 2016. Continue reading The Best Of Baseball: July 31st 2016