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At This Point Brandon Moss Isn’t Due Anymore

Update: This was written before the game on 9/27. So add 1 hit, 4 at bats, and 2 Ks to Moss’s numbers.

The “due” factor is a time honored baseball tradition handed down generation to generation. It’s not something that can be measured by a fancy metric. It’s just that feeling you get in the 9th when Albert Pujols is coming up to face Brad Lidge. Lidge is due to blow a save. Pujols is due a bomb1. Then magic happens. And everyone knew it would happen. Because they were both “due”. Continue reading “At This Point Brandon Moss Isn’t Due Anymore”

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5 Cardinals That Need To Step Up For The Playoff Push

The St. Louis Cardinals are alternating between limping and striding into the playoff race. Just as they seem ready to turn a corner they lose 2-1 to Milwaukee at home. Then follow it up by nearly being no hit by their division rival in Busch.

Now the Cardinals find themselves in a three team race for two wild card spots. Their opponents being the New York Mets and the San Francisco Giants. They’ve at least got a bit of a chance to control their own fate with a 4 game series looming in San Francisco this weekend.

But they need to get through the Cubs series within striking distance. And that’s going to require some Cardinals to step up over the final 19 games of the regular season.

Adam Wainwright, Kolten Wong, and Randall Grichuk have already started getting hot. They need a few players to join them and light a fire under this team. Continue reading “5 Cardinals That Need To Step Up For The Playoff Push”

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Game 021 – Trading Places

Correction: Eric Ludwick is Ryan Ludwick’s brother. Dropped the ball on the research for that one.

On the newest episode of The PineCast we break down the whirlwind trades happening as the MLB trade deadline approached, including the deal that landed Brandon Moss on the St. Louis Cardinals. We’ve also got the number 2 team on our Greatest Fictional Sports Team Of All-Time list. Finally, we’ll break down the St. Louis Rams defensive line going into the upcoming season. Pop in some earbuds and grab a Diesel because this is one hell of a podcast.