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Notes From The Pine: Cecil Turns It Around

After an awful start to the season that had many St. Louis Cardinals fans questioning his signing, Brett Cecil seems to be bouncing back.

Cecil hasn’t given up an earned run since June 7th. Allowing him to drop his ERA from 5.66 to 3.58.

He gave up his first inherited runner yesterday, July 6th, since May 25th. And he still managed to get a much needed double play to escape more trouble and help the Cardinals hold on for a 4-3 win over the Miami Marlins.

Since June 14th, Cecil had held hitters to a .065 batting average and a .094 OBP.

Dare I say Matheny may have actually figured out how to use Cecil? Or is Cecil turning things around on his own? Continue reading “Notes From The Pine: Cecil Turns It Around”

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Jedd Gyorko: MLB All-Star Game Snub

Let’s be honest, this season is not going to plan for the St. Louis Cardinals. Matt Carpenter was going to be the 3-hitter. Matt Adams was going to get a look in the outfield due to his bat. Dexter Fowler was going to make the Cardinals fun again. Adam Wainwright was going to return to ace form. And Jedd Gyorko was going to battle for playing time between Kolten Wong and Jhonny Peralta. Continue reading “Jedd Gyorko: MLB All-Star Game Snub”

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Game 019 – Hey Now, You’re An All-Star

It’s Smash Mouth appreciation week here on the podcast, and that only means one thing, we’re headed into the All-Star break. Don’t worry we’re still bringing you our A-game at The PineCast. We’ve got first half grades for the St. Louis Cardinals, why the kids from The Sandlot are the number 4 team on our Greatest Fictional Sports Teams of All-Time list, and coverage of the San Diego Comic Con.