Within 24 hours the Cardinals lost two keys members of the 2017 pitching staff, quite possibly effecting the 2018 pitching plans. Adam Wainwright looked compromised for the second consecutive start. He struggled to get people out with a noticeable lack of velocity. Trevor Rosenthal was clearly a different pitcher in
Remember back in April, when Mike Leake was an early (very early) favorite for the Cy Young Award? Well, that was a long, looong time ago. He had a phenomenal start, then leveled off to be the pitcher we expected him to be for a couple months, and has now
Though it has had its share of ups and downs, the St. Louis Cardinals starting rotation has been arguably the most consistent part of the team this season. While their success has not been reflected in the standings, thanks to a combination of inconsistent offense and numerous late-inning bullpen meltdowns,
With the 2017 trade deadline rapidly approaching there has been a ton of talk about whether the St. Louis Cardinals will be buyers, sellers, or somewhere in between. No matter which way they want to go, it seems like Lance Lynn is a player that fans want John Mozeliak to
This should be interesting. It has been 18 days since the St. Louis Cardinals and Chicago Cubs last saw each other at Busch Stadium. The Cardinals came into the series in 1st place in the NL Central, hot off of a 6-0 road trip. The Cubs were scuffling into the
I bet you didn't know that Lance Lynn's legal first name is Michael. Well, it sure is, but that's not all that he has in common with fellow starters Mike Leake and Michael Wacha. Through the first three turns of the rotation these three have been far and away the
Just nine games into the 2017 season, there have been a lot of negatives surrounding the Cardinals. The defense has been shaky. There have been blunders on the base paths. The bullpen ERA sits a 7.86, and the offense has been nonexistent, save for two games.
One overwhelming positive has been
After falling to the Reds on Sunday afternoon, the Cardinals record dropped to 2-4. After going toe-to-toe with the Cubs, the Cards looked flat against Cincinnati. They were shut out twice, on Friday and Sunday, and Carlos Martinez was roughed up in his second outing.
The slow start reminded many of
On Friday March 31st the St. Louis Cardinals faced of with their AA club in Springfield, MO at Hammons Field. This was the first exhibition between the two since 2012. With Colin handling media coverage for the "Route 66 Rumble", I was able to soak in the fan experience. In
Projecting performance of starting pitchers is always tricky business. Injuries lurk around every corner. When I took a look at each of the Cardinals starters, I assumed a full season's worth of work. It's likely that one or more of them won't reach the games or innings totals I based