Sunday, April 29, 2007

Josh Hancock

In a horrible accident Josh Hancock was killed when his car collided with a tow truck. May the Lord grant peace and comfort to his family and the Cardinal nation. Please pray for his family and all those who grieve this loss.
Hats off to ya, Josh.

Monday, April 16, 2007

On Track

I take it Pujols read my blog...ahem. Okay...maybe not. But still, you gotta admit that the timing was nice. Although 2-5 won't go a long way to raise Pujols' BA, those 2 HR's will help the OPS (the perfect stat that it is).

Anyhoo...I'll take .500 ball right now. Right now. Later, not so much. But while Mulder and Carp are getting healthy, this is a great time to cheer on the others. Wainwright, Looper, and Wells are all posting sub 2.50 ERAs. Duncan is on fire. Good times.

And since Puljos isn't worried....neither will I be.


Saturday, April 14, 2007

Settling Down

The Cardinal nation can sit back and take a deep breath. After being swept by the Mets, at home no less, the Cardinals have bounced back nicely. Behind strong pitching and late inning heroics the Redbirds swept the Pirates and took two from the Astros. Now, if the weather permits, they look to get off to a good start against the Brewers--a team that many pick to win the Central. What is most surprising about the Cardinals' start is that they are doing it without their two biggest stars. With Carpenter sidelined with elbow problems, Pujols has been woeful at the plate (606 OPS). Instead the Cardinals have relied on the surprising Looper and Keisler (Carp's Triple-A call-up sub), plus the phenom Wainwright (you can have J.D. Drew) and free agent signee, Kip Wells.

Once Pujols, Carp, and Rolen get on track...

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

What the heck?!

What the heck was that?! Let's start with the good things I noticed about opening night--cause they will be quick.

A. Carpenter looked sharp--occaisionally.
B. Kennedy looked good.

That's it. Now take a deep breath and lets look at the bad.

A. WHAT THE HECK IS QUENDO doing sending Eckstein with Pujols on deck?! First of all, we're down by several runs, second: Pujols is on deck, third: Beltran has a freakin' canon, fourth: Pujols is on deck, fifth: it makes first base open which is bad because, sixth: Pujols is on deck.

B. Starting Taguchi? Chris Duncan was on fire in spring training and you start So? Say it ain't So. Lil Dunkin coulda fielded better than that...and that's saying a lot.

But my wife just called and now I have to run.
Let me just say this:
How many double plays we hit into?
-sigh CJ