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Game 162: One Last Shot

In the middle of last night's game Matt Holliday, who had been battling the stomach virus sweeping through the team recently. ran into the clubhouse and barfed. Yeah, Matt, we feel the same way. Handed a...
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The Last Stand

First, the positives: 1. The Cardinals currently lead the National League Central by one game over the second-place Pittsburgh Pirates. With three games left, the Cardinals have a magic number of three to...
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A Tightening Race

Boy, the Cardinals really needed to win that game last night. After battling back from a 3-0 deficit on the strength of a laser-like Matt Holliday home run in the sixth inning, the sputtering offense...
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No, Taveras Doesn’t Deserve To Start Right Now

The most depressing time of the day comes when Mike Matheny posts the lineup and all of the trolls crawl from their damp, chilly pits to complain about the continued benching of Oscar Taveras. You know these...
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Guessing At The Postseason Roster

The loss yesterday by the reeling Brewers assured the Cardinals of their fourth-straight postseason appearance. Barring some sort of cosmic event or God-related intervention, it appears that the Washington...
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The Cardinals And 3.5 Million Fans

On the final game of the 2014 regular season, the Cardinals will cross the 3.5 million attendance mark. It's the second time in franchise history that the team received that kind of overwhelming fan support...
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Is This The Postseason Offense?

I hate to be the one to deliver bad omens in the midst of a wildly-successful stretch of baseball, but here's the truth: the Cardinals aren't consistently scoring runs again. On the season, the Cardinals have...
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A Holiday No More

I completely understand why some Cardinal fans remain frustrated with Matt Holliday. He has a Mount Rushmore-sized head seemingly carved from one flawless slab of granite. Regardless of the game situation, he...
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Defending Rosenthal

Cardinal fans demanded the head of Trevor Rosenthal on a pike last night when the team's closer blew a 2-1 ninth-inning lead to the third-place Brewers. The blown save eventually led to a 3-2 loss in 12...
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Should Lackey Be A Part Of The Postseason Rotation?

In a desperation move, the Cardinals used the final off-day of the regular season as an opportunity to skip a start from John Lackey. This gives the struggling righthander, brought over from Boston in an...