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Cardinals 3B Nolan Arenado in lineup after back injury scare

Arenado exited Wednesday's contest batting .258 with 33 home runs. He started Thursday's action tied for eighth in all of MLB with 103 RBI on the campaign.

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St. Louis Cardinals at Milwaukee Brewers - A game thread for September 23, 2021

game 152

The St. Louis Cardinals take on the Milwaukee Brewers this afternoon at 1:10 pm CT. Here are today’s lineups:

Today's Lineups Tommy Edman - 2B Kolten Wong - 2B Paul Goldschmidt - 1B Willy Adames - SS Tyler O'Neill - LF Christian Yelich - LF Nolan Arenado - 3B Eduardo Escobar - 1B Dylan Carlson - RF Luis Urias - 3B Yadier Molina - C Tyrone Taylor - RF Edmundo Sosa - SS Lorenzo Cain - CF Harrison Bader - CF Manny Pina - C Adam Wainwright - RHP Adrian Houser - RHP Adam...

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VEB Open Thread - Thursday, 09/23/21

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Happy Thursday!

The Cardinals, winners of 11 straight games, are 82-69 and now hold a 4 1?2 game lead for the second National League Wild Card. Miles Mikolas turned in seven strong innings, and the offense put on a show: 10 runs on 15 hits, including five doubles and home runs from Tyler O’Neill and Paul Goldschmidt.

The @Cardinals have won 11 straight games for the first time since 2001 (8/9-8/19).

That was Albert Pujols' rookie season....

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Cardinals Cruise to 11th Straight Win with 10-2 Blowout of Brewers

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Miles Mikolas put in a brilliant performance backed by home runs from Paul Goldschmidt and Tyler O’Neill that contributed to the 10-2 rout.

The Cardinals came into Wednesday looking to extend their winning streak to eleven in the third game of a four-game set with Milwaukee. Miles Mikolas started for the Cards and was excellent, throwing seven innings of two-run ball on 91 pitches. Brett Anderson’s night didn’t go nearly as well, as he and the...

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Cardinals not overly concerned after Nolan Arenado exits win over Brewers with back tightness?

St. Louis Cardinals third baseman Nolan Arenado was removed from Wednesday's 10-2 win over the Milwaukee Brewers with lower back tightness and did not return.  However, Cards manager Mike Schildt didn't seem overly concerned with the situation while speaking with reporters after the win, saying he removed Arenado as a precaution.

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Cardinals ace Jack Flaherty expected to return Friday

The Cardinals, surging toward a playoff berth with a prodigious September winning streak, will get another boost to their postseason hopes this weekend.

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St. Louis Cardinals at Milwaukee Brewers - A game thread for September 22, 2021

game 149

The St. Louis Cardinals take on the Milwaukee Brewers this evening at 6:40 pm CT. Here are tonight’s lineups:

Today's Lineups Tommy Edman - 2B Kolten Wong - 2B Paul Goldschmidt - 1B Eduardo Escobar - 3B Tyler O'Neill - LF Christian Yelich - LF Nolan Arenado - 3B Avisail Garcia - RF Dylan Carlson - RF Omar Narvaez - C Yadier Molina - C Luis Urias - SS Edmundo Sosa - SS Jace Peterson - 1B Harrison Bader - CF Lorenzo Cain - CF Miles Mikolas - RHP Brett Anderson -...

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A.E. Schafer

The Head and the Heart

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Last night was the harvest moon, and today is the autumn equinox. That tells you the when of this thing; we are approaching the end of the 2021 baseball season. It’s late September and I really should be back at school, as the song goes.

Last night, the Cardinals won a nailbiter of a game against the Brewers in Milwaukee; the win brought the club to 81-69 on the season, ensuring the Cardinals would not post a losing record again this year. The last...

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I’m just a girl, standing in front of a boy, asking him why he intentionally walked the bases loaded - A Hunt and Peck

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A rant.

I am obliged to preface what I am about to write with the simple fact: it all worked out. The St. Louis Cardinals won their game against the Milwaukee Brewers Tuesday evening 2 runs to 1 for their tenth win in a row. It is has been weird and a lot of fun and I have just enjoyed being along for the ride.

That being said sometimes there are just things that I cannot stop thinking about. I ruminate over them. It has been a minute since a baseball...

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Josey Curtis

VEB Open Thread - Wednesday, 09/22/21

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Good morning!!

The Cardinals have won 10 in a row and own a four-game lead in the National League Wild Card race. I’m confident in saying no one saw this coming three months ago... but I am certainly glad it has happened.

I think Scooter said it best:

I have no idea what the Cardinals are doing or how they are doing it and none of it makes any sense but I never want it to stop ever

— scooter simon (@lil_scooter93) September 22, 2021

Pitching...

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Cardinals Pitching & Defense Shine in 2-1 Win over Crew; Winning Streak up to 10

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Jake Woodford threw five shutout frames and Giovanny Gallegos escaped a nail-biting ninth as the Cards’ offense manufactured just enough runs to win their tenth straight game.

The Cardinals played game two of a four-game series against the Brewers on Tuesday, pitching Jake Woodford across from Brandon Woodruff. Both pitched extremely well, giving up just two hits apiece in their outings. Woodruff struck out ten over six frames and was tagged for...

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J. P. Hill

“Four Critical Failures” Revisited: Have the Adjustments Worked?

The Cardinals admitted the need for major changes after Tommy Edman’s press conference in June. Have they made them?

Thursday, June 24th, 2021.

That was the date that Tommy Edman (perhaps not so) innocently took the podium for a post-game press conference and threw the coaching staff, his teammates, and himself under the proverbial bus.

The team had just come home from a painfully lackluster 1-6 road trip through Atlanta and Detroit. They followed that with an 8-2 loss to the...

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Jon Lester becomes third active pitcher to record 200 career wins

Jon Lester of Tacoma, WA became the third active Major League Baseball pitcher to record 200 career wins on Monday. Lester notched the W in a 5-2 St. Louis Cardinals win over the Milwaukee Brewers.

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St. Louis Cardinals at Milwaukee Brewers - A game thread for September 21, 2021

Game 148

The St. Louis Cardinals take on the Milwaukee Brewers this evening at 6:40 pm CT. Here are tonight’s lineups:

Today's Lineups Tommy Edman - 2B Kolten Wong - 2B Paul Goldschmidt - 1B Willy Adames - SS Tyler O'Neill - LF Eduardo Escobar - 1B Nolan Arenado - 3B Avisail Garcia - RF Dylan Carlson - RF Omar Narvaez - C Yadier Molina - C Luis Urias - 3B Edmundo Sosa - SS Jace Peterson - LF Harrison Bader - CF Tyrone Taylor - CF Jake Woodford - RHP Brandon Woodruff -...

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Blake Newberry

The Improvement of Jake Woodford

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A better fastball strategy and an improved slider has led to a better Woodford.

Jake Woodford has come on strong down the stretch for the St. Louis Cardinals. The right-hander struggled in 21 innings in 2020 (6.72 FIP), and he struggled in 25 1?3 innings in the first half of this season (6.55 FIP). However, in his last six starts, Woodford has tallied a 4.00 ERA and 3.49 FIP. This improvement has earned him a spot in the rotation and he has done a nice job...

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Josey Curtis

VEB Open Thread - Tuesday, 09/21/21

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Good morning! Happy Tuesday.

The Cardinals extended their winning streak to nine games last night, beating the Brewers, 5-2, and maintaining their three-game lead in the NL Wild Card race. Jon Lester picked up his 200th career win, and Nolan Arenado surpassed the 100-RBI mark — the first Cardinal to do that since Matt Holliday in 2012.

The @Cardinals win tonight gives them 9? straight for the first time since 2004 ?? pic.twitter.com/xxJl1P3zxf

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Lester Outduels Peralta, and Cards Extend Winning Streak to Nine With 5-2 Win Over the Brewers

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Ok folks, so I feel a little bad. Recaps have been a thing that regular readers have relied on over the years, especially those that are overseas and don’t get to watch on a regular basis or in a timely manner. My last recap was on May 24th, which just so happened to be the day that I took a new job with a well-known local criminal defense firm. In addition to feeling out the new responsibilities of the office, I’ve been traveling around both this...

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St. Louis Cardinals at Milwaukee Brewers - A game thread for September 20, 2021

Game 140-something

The St. Louis Cardinals take on the Milwaukee Brewers this evening at 6:40 PM CT.

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In 2011 the Cardinals won the World Series - A Hunt and Peck

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In 2021 they celebrate the 10-year anniversary.

Hey remember the 2011 World Series? It was a pretty good one, especially if you were a fan of the St. Louis Cardinals. In fact, that entire month leading into the postseason was pretty fun. The Cardinals went 18-8 in September, caught the Braves who went 9-18 during that month, and overtook them on the final game of the season with a big win over the Houston Astros and a brutal,...

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Cardinals Playing Like A True Contender The Past Week

A few weeks ago, the St. Louis Cardinals weren’t in the playoff picture: we were talking about the Los Angeles Dodgers as the holder of the first Wild Card spot with a comfy advantage; and teams like the San Diego Padres and Cincinnati Reds were fighting for the second berth.

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