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Brewers’ Daniel Robertson has funny comment about his bizarre double

Robertson got credit for a ground-rule double and missed out on an RBI chance as a result. His Brewers still won 9-5, and at least he got to experience some sorcery.

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Bullpen Falls Apart in the 7th and Cards Lose to the Brewers 9-5

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Carlos Martinez took the mound for the Cards, who were in the cream Saturday home jerseys with the red piping. Jackie Bradley, Jr. popped a low-and-in 2-2 slider to short left for O’Neill to start things off. Martinez got ahead of Christian Yelich 0-2, then left a slider a little too far up, and Yelich sharply grounded it through the right side for a base hit past the glove of the diving Edman. Avisail Garcia struck out swinging at a 3-2 low-and-away slider. ...

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St. Louis Cardinals vs. Milwaukee Brewers - A game thread for April 10, 2021

Game 8

The St. Louis Cardinals take on the Milwaukee Brewers this afternoon at 1:15 PM CST.

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“Best of” Opening Week

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The Saturday “best of” series is back with the best stats, videos, and action from the first week of the season. Yeah Baseball!

What a great first week of baseball! The Cardinals are home again after a two-stop road trip. They’re sitting at 5-2. The pitching is starting to improve. The bullpen is rounding into form. Outfielders are suddenly getting a few hits. Things are looking up in Cardinals’ Kingdom.

My Saturday series “best of” is back for...

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Nolan Arenado and the Case of the Missing Curtain Call - A Hunt and Peck Investigation

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This is what happens after you watch hours of homeruns.

The evening of Thursday, April 8 is when it all began. An evening that will live on in infamy, forever known after a series of events were put into motion and, like a speeding locomotive, stopping them will take everything within out power.

That is why you have me, Detective L. Scooter, P.I.*

*Not a real P.I.

I am about to show you what happened, but be warned, because once you see...

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VEB Open Thread - Friday, 04/09/21

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Happy Friday, everyone! Frankly, it stinks that the Cardinals are off today after yesterday’s home opener, highlighted by Nolan Arenado’s game-winning, two-run homer in the eighth inning.

Nolan’s Bomb Gives Cardinals 3-1 Opening Day Win

(Good thinking here, Cat..)

BREAKING: A spirit win has been issued for tomorrow’s Cardinals off day. #STLCards

— Jim Hayes (@TheCatOnBallyTV) April 9, 2021

Friday’s day off will be good for a bullpen like St....

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Statcast Insights from the Cardinals First Week

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Cardinal hitters are making some strides... but not all of them

“Under the thinning fog the surf curled and creamed, almost without sound, like a thought trying to form itself on the edge of consciousness.”
? Raymond Chandler, The Big Sleep

...

That’s @*&%in’ ingenious, if I understand it correctly. It’s a Swiss @*&%in’ watch.
? The Dude, The Big Lebowski (1997) and the best cinematic adaptation of The Big Sleep ever made

I have to be blunt with you,...

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Nolan’s Bomb Gives Cardinals 3-1 Opening Day Win

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After a dragging 558-day layoff, fans were allowed back in Busch Stadium on Thursday afternoon, and they went home perhaps even happier than when they entered. With the game tied in the eighth, Nolan Arenado delivered a two-run, go-ahead home run to left field, and the Cardinals topped the Brewers, 3-1, on their home opener.

NOLAN FOR THE LEAD! pic.twitter.com/iVZgfQXIcp

— St. Louis Cardinals (@Cardinals) April 8, 2021

The Cardinals are now 5-2 on the young...

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St. Louis Cardinals vs. Milwaukee Brewers - An Opening Day game thread for April 8, 2021

game 7

It is Opening Day in St. Louis and the Cardinals are set to take on the Milwaukee Brewers this afternoon at 3:15 pm CST.

Today's Lineups Kolten Wong - 2B Tommy Edman - 2B Keston Hiura - 1B Matt Carpenter - 1B Christian Yelich - LF Nolan Arenado - 3B Travis Shaw - 3B Paul DeJong - SS Jackie Bradley - RF Yadier Molina - C Lorenzo Cain - CF Dylan Carlson - CF Omar Narvaez - C Justin Williams - RF Luis Urias - SS Tyler O'Neill - LF Corbin Burnes - RHP Adam Wainwright - RHP Corbin...

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Is the weather for Cardinals Opening Day always trash? - A Hunt and Peck Investigation

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I got the scoop.

There is a chill in the air today in St. Louis after some spring storms blew in the area. The gloomy skies threaten more later on in the evening. My first thoughts were “of course” because you cannot have an Opening Day in St. Louis without weather that is total garbage.

Then I got to wondering if that was actually the case. You know that story about thinking about a yellow car and then seeing them everywhere? I think we call it...

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Homecoming

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This afternoon, for the first time since October of 2019, Busch Stadium will open its gates, and the people will flood in for baseball. Well, ‘flood’ may be pushing it a bit; we’re still talking about a stadium far below capacity, after all, the result of protective procedures and protocols still in place. Still, the point remains.

There will be a magnet schedule giveaway. That alone should be enough to convince everyone that...

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Josey Curtis

VEB Open Thread - Thursday, 04/08/21

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Good morning! Happy Opening Day!!

Fresh off a three-game sweep of the Marlins, the Cardinals are back in St. Louis to open a stretch of six home games, starting with the Brewers this afternoon.

In Wednesday’s 7-0 win in Miami, the Cardinals scored their runs in the last three frames. Yadier Molina hit a two-run homer in the seventh, Paul Goldschmidt drove in a run in the eighth, and Dylan Carlson capped things off with a ninth-inning grand slam.

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Home opener traditions

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Do you have a home opener tradition?

Later today, the Cardinals play their first game of the season at home in what is otherwise known as the home opener. The home opener is a capital b Big Deal in St. Louis. I can’t speak for other cities, but it almost functions as a regional holiday here. Some businesses will allow you to leave work early, maybe even encourage it, and you don’t need any excuse other than getting to see the home opener.

And today, what more...

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Cards Sweep Marlins Behind Yadi’s 2-Run Shot and Carlson’s Grand Slam

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Righty Pablo Lopez took the mound for the Marlins and issued a leadoff base hit to left-center to Tommy Edman on a high hanging 1-1 cutter. But Edman was quickly erased when Paul Goldschmidt hit a hard grounder to Jesus Aguilar towards the first base line. Aguilar happened to be standing there after holding Edman on at 1st base, and initiated a 3-6-3 double play. Nolan Arenado chopped a low 2-2 sinker to 3rd to end the inning. Jack Flaherty took the hill for...

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St. Louis Cardinals at Miami Marlins - A game thread for April 7, 2021

game 6

The St. Louis Cardinals go for the sweep against the Miami Marlins this afternoon at 3:10 pm CST.

Today's Lineups Tommy Edman - RF Corey Dickerson - LF Paul Goldschmidt - 1B Starling Marte - CF Nolan Arenado - 3B Jesus Aguilar - 1B Paul DeJong - SS Garrett Cooper - RF Matt Carpenter - 2B Brian Anderson - 3B Yadier Molina - C Jazz Chisholm - SS Tyler O'Neill - LF Jon Berti - 2B Dylan Carlson - CF Chad Wallach - C Jack Flaherty - RHP Pablo Lopez - RHP Jack Flaherty - RHP Pablo...

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John Gant out here looking like a Bee Gee - A Hunt and Peck

And pulling it off!

I have not written anything incredibly stupid for a while and with today’s game being an afternoon one, I figured now was as good a time as ever. Last night the Cardinals took on the Miami Marlins and pulled off a 4-2 victory behind the pitching of John Gant. It was a fun victory where the Cardinals managed to scrape together a few runs behind steady starting pitching, the bullpen held strong, and Dylan Carlson hit a dinger for good measure. It was not an extremely sexy...

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Josey Curtis

VEB Open Thread - Wednesday, 04/07/21

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Happy Wednesday! With their 4-2 win over the Marlins yesterday, the Cardinals secured their first series win of the year and look for the sweep behind right-hander Jack Flaherty this afternoon.

#THATSAWINNER pic.twitter.com/Aq3aGEeY2G

— St. Louis Cardinals (@Cardinals) April 7, 2021

Cards Ride 3-Run 6th to Top Marlins on Tuesday

Yadier Molina drove in the go-ahead run with a sac fly in the sixth inning, and Dylan Carlson added some insurance with a...

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Ponce de Leon - Extreme Fastball Pitcher?

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Ponce de Leon featured a dramatic change in his pitch type ratios in his first start. That appears to be a one-start blip, but the immediate results are intriguing.

I can’t tell you how good it feels to have actual baseball games to cover again.

I’ve been writing at Viva El Birdos since November of 2019. I jumped into the mix right after the ’19 World Series and have written two articles per week since. That means I am up to 148 articles – about the...

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Cards Ride 3-Run 6th to Top Marlins on Tuesday

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St. Louis pitchers strand 24 Marlins runners to take the series win in Miami.

The Redbirds continued the series at the Marlins on Tuesday, with Cards starter John Gant facing off against the Marlins’ Sandy Alcantara. The game went the opposite of how one would expect if looking at each pitcher’s performance in the early innings. Gant was constantly in trouble and yet found ways to wiggle out with minimal damage, while Alcantara completely shut down St. Louis...

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St. Louis Cardinals at Miami Marlins - A game thread for April 6, 2021

game 5

The St. Louis Cardinals take on the Miami Marlins for game two this evening at 5:40pm CST.

Today's Lineups Tommy Edman - RF Corey Dickerson - LF Paul Goldschmidt - 1B Starling Marte - CF Nolan Arenado - 3B Garrett Cooper - 1B Paul DeJong - SS Adam Duvall - RF Matt Carpenter - 2B Brian Anderson - 3B Yadier Molina - C Jazz Chisholm - 2B Tyler O'Neill - LF Jorge Alfaro - C Dylan Carlson - CF Miguel Rojas - SS John Gant - RHP Sandy Alcantara - RHP John Gant - RHP Sandy Alcantara...

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