Category: Dailies

Video Update: Valentine’s Day

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MLBlogs has served me well, but new opportunity has come forth

I love MLBlogs, it’s been the home of my Cardinals blog all the way back to “In the Cards” and now for a little bit with “Cardinals Kingom,”

but a new opportunity has presented itself to me, and it’s one I couldn’t pass up.

The fastest growing and my personal favorite Cardinals message board has given me the opportunity to be their feature blogger, and I’m taking them up on it.

The site is at www.redbirdsnation.com and I encourage all you Cardinals fans to join and sign up on the message boards and read my blog there.

Thanks to MLBlogs for the great opportunity to blog here, I very much appreciate it!

Hope to hear from all of you there…especially my friend Jeff Lung from Red State Blue State.

I’m keeping this blog up because 1. I don’t know how to get rid of it and 2. it will direct you to my new blogging home.

See you all there!  I also have possible future plans coming up…you can find out about that at the Redbirds Nation blog!

-Brady

Duncan hurts hamstring, lineups

Per Bernie M. of the Post-Dispatch and Matthew Leach here on MLB.com, Chris Duncan has hurt his hamstring. 

As far as I know, he’s just sitting out tonight as a precaution, but if the injury is more serious upon reevaluation, this could mean one of two things: the call-up of Mather or the call-up of Rasmus.  Likely Mather, but hey, anything can happen, right?

Anyway, Ludwick is in RF today with Schumaker in LF and Glaus is batting fourth since he pretty much OWNS Aaron Cook (two home runs in 9 at-bats, 5 total hits).

I like this lineup better anyway.  Duncan had a hit last night, but hey, this is similar to the lineup that scored 5 runs on Monday.  Kennedy is starting at second and Wellemeyer is pitching (those are two main differences, anyway).

I’ll try to blog during the game tonight, not sure if I will or not yet, though.

-Brady

Rain 1, Cardinals 0

Well, the 5-1 lead in the third for Monday’s postponed game was great, but the rain took away everything that ever happened and the Cardinals lost 2-1 last night to the Rockies.

It’s pretty much old news now, but I’ve been sick so I wasn’t about to stay up and write a post with 103 degrees of fever.  But anyway, here’s the way I’ll analyze last night’s game.

 

STARS:

Adam Kennedy, Kyle Lohse, Brian Barton, Yadier Molina, Kyle McClellan, and Randy Flores.

 

Kennedy – snuck in two base hits for an otherwise quiet offensive game for the Cardinals.

Lohse – 5 innings of shut-out baseball, gave up only 3 hits (walked three, though), and could have ended up with a win.

Barton – came in and got a pinch-hit single, his first as a Cardinal.  Everyone’s been saying this and I agree, he’s going to be a fan favorite.

Molina – His home run gave us a 1-0 lead.  It was fun to see him go yard against Kip Wells who otherwise dominated his former team.

McClellan – struck out one in one inning and got a hug from Yadier Molina after his MLB debut.

Flores – came in and pitched like a man whose hair was on fire.  Unbelieably good job to get out of a bases loaded with no outs jam with only one run.

 

 

I’d do more, but I’m at school and the bell just rang.

 

More later!

-Brady

 

 

A story I had to share….

This…is…insane.

End of story.

This is a story not related to the Cardinals, but it does involve Major League Baseball.

It just reminds me why I love being a Cardinals fan and glad I don’t root for the teams who spend millions upon millions on players who choke in the playoffs.  *Laughs to self*

Read the following story on how

ALEX RODRIGUEZ of the NEW YORK YANKEES makes MORE money this year than the ENTIRE FLORIDA MARLINS ROSTER.

That’s crazy stuff…

-Brady

Game One Redo: Short Preview

Well, the game is tonight.  7:15 p.m. central time.  Should be a lot of fun, actually.  This game features a former Cardinal and a new Cardinal on the mound, with Kip Wells going for the Rockies and Kyle Lohse going for St. Louis.  Instead of doing advantages and so forth as I did yesterday, I’ll just say this much:

Kip Wells is terrible.  We Cardinals fans figured that out last year when he went 7-17.  He had a few bright spots but many very bad starts and even some screw-ups in the bullpen.  Wells was as frustrating as Jason Marquis (at least to THIS Cardinals fan).  But tonight, he pitches against the Cardinals.  The same team that features a pitching coach that knows Wells’ entire pitch selection.  The same team that features a particular first baseman that has hit four home runs off Wells in his career.

Lohse has been inconsistent his whole career, but Wells has usually been pretty bad (with a few O.K. seasons thrown in occasionally).  Lohse has the possibility to pitch like a Cy Young winner, and Wells has the potential to pitch like a pitching machine.  Oh, and as for inconsistent players coming into the Cardinals organization, that hasn’t turned out TOO bad, just look at what Dave Duncan accomplished with Jeff Weaver. 

I like the Cardinals chances tonight.  I think Wells will get rocked early and Lohse will pitch well.  A lot of this game does depend on how Lohse pitches, because I have complete confidence in the Cardinals’ lineup putting up numbers.  It should be an interesting game…

ST. LOUIS CARDINALS – 6
COLORADO ROCKIES – 3

WP: Kyle Lohse
LP: Kip Wells
S: Jason Isringhausen

HR: Pujols (two-run HR off Wells), Ankiel (solo HR off Rockies bullpen)
HR: Holliday (3-run HR off Lohse, but not enough to win game)

Also look out for Troy Glaus to have a big day…a two-RBI double seems to be in the picture.

Crazy predictions?  Maybe, but I’m optimistic that the Cardinals can destroy Kip Wells today.

One more note: MLBlogs format change

I have no idea how this is working…
I suppose I like the new look, it really is impressive to me, but as for the new methods to posting and blogging, I’m not as pleased.

Change is something I embrace, but I now have found out no one can post comments here?  Apparently it keeps saying “Not Authorized” or something along those lines. 

Also, whenever I post, it does NOT show up on “Most Recent Posts” on the MLBlogs.com homepage.  There is also no blog roll or index to speak of, so it’s impossible for anyone to truly find my blog.

It wouldn’t be the first time I’ve blogged without a large reader following, but I want to continue to draw readers so I can get feedback and improve what I do.

But overall, I do like the changes, especially in the look of it. 

-Brady