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The 2014 Report Card

A turbulent, exhausting 2014 season is over. A Cardinal team picked by many to run away with the National League Central struggled for much of the season before finally coming to life in the final month. The...
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Thoughts On An Impossible Game #2

Now that we've all had a little bit of much-needed time to process the events of last night, we need to discuss what happened. I can't remember the last time I witnessed a game so tense, infuriating,...
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Breaking Down The Cardinals vs. The Giants

By some incomprehensible set of circumstances the Cardinals and Giants find themselves facing off against each other in the NLCS that starts Saturday night. Both teams entered the NLDS as underdogs against the...
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What’s Wrong With Pat Neshek?

It's safe to say that Pat Neshek is one of the most important reasons why the 2014 Cardinals are in the postseason. Neshek stabilized a bullpen in flux, giving Mike Matheny a dependable, strike-throwing set-up...
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Is There Anybody Else Besides Matt Carpenter?

Anybody who has watched the Cardinals consistently this year recognizes the offense we've seen so far in this series: long stretches of exasperation punctuated by short bursts of hope. Last night's 3-2 loss to...
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Bursting Bubbles

At the end of the fifth inning of last night's NLDS opener, the Dodgers were bouncing around in their dugout like a bunch of effervescent kids. Not only had they repeatedly rocked Adam Wainwright, one of the...
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Breaking Down The Cardinals vs. The Dodgers

The Cardinals are set to face the Dodgers in Los Angeles early Friday evening for the best-of-five NLDS. Cardinal fans are understandably tense, but their anxieties are heightened by media pundits who...
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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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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...