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Notes From The Pine: 20/20 Club

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Week 2 of the NFL kicks off tomorrow. Make sure to check our picks and probably go against them.

Tommy Pham became the first player to join the 20-20 club for the Cardinals since Reggie Sanders.

Apparently Macho Man Randy Savage played for the Cardinals. He was signed to the minor’s as a catcher out of high school. Continue reading “Notes From The Pine: 20/20 Club”

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Notes From The Pine: Little League Goes to The Show

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The St. Louis Cardinals are set to play the Pittsburgh Pirates in Williamsport, Pennsylvania this Sunday. Lance Lynn and Randal Grichuk are among the Cardinals to have already played in Williamsport back in their LLWS days.

It should be a battle as the Cardinals look to gain 1.5 games on the Cubs in the NL Central while the Pirates role falls somewhere between spoiler and contention themselves at 5.5 games back.

Let’s hop right into this weeks news and notes from around the sports world. Continue reading “Notes From The Pine: Little League Goes to The Show”

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Notes From The Pine: The Legend of #RallyCat

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It was a warm August night in St. Louis. One of those Missouri nights that feels great with a breeze but swampy without.

The Cardinals got off to a rough start that day. They fell behind 2-0 only 9 pitches into the game. Mike Leake looked rattled after 3 consecutive pitches were hit for a double, a single, and a single that could have been a double if not for a perfect throw by Dexter Fowler. Continue reading “Notes From The Pine: The Legend of #RallyCat”

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Notes From the Pine: Throwing Shade

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Early in the week it looked like the St. Louis Cardinals might have turned around their fate thanks to some Instagram based controversy. Without having to can their coach. Not to mention taking 5 of 7 against the Colorado Rockies and Arizona Diamondbacks. Two teams they’re chasing for the wildcard.

And after Rosenthal’s escape artist 6-out save against the Diamondback Friday it looked like maybe the Cardinals would turn a corner and reach .500 and maybe pass it. Continue reading “Notes From the Pine: Throwing Shade”

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Notes From The Pine: The Trade Deadline Looms

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The MLB Trade Deadline is fast approaching and the St. Louis Cardinals have yet to make a big move. After the sweep of the Rockies we’re still not sure if they’re going into the break as buyers or sellers.

I still think they can move Lynn and still compete this season. Boston (David Price) and Los Angeles (Clayton Kershaw) have lost pitchers to the DL. Maybe they need a solid innings eater. Who else could be on the move is anyone’s guess. Continue reading “Notes From The Pine: The Trade Deadline Looms”

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Notes From The Pine: Home Cooking with Adam Wainwright

Adam Wainwright has been having an up and down season. At times he has been great. Other times he has been awful.

Adam is still getting wins. He’s 11-5 to Carlos Martinez’s 6-8. Despite an ERA 2 runs higher (5.08 to 3.36). Thanks in part to leading all pitchers (min, 20 PA) in slugging (.444) and RBIs (10). Fun fact: Carlos is second in RBIs with 7. Continue reading “Notes From The Pine: Home Cooking with Adam Wainwright”

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Notes From The Pine: Hey Now, You’re an All Star!

Since Albert Pujols missed the All Star game in 2011, the St. Louis Cardinals have sent 20 position players to the game. Of those 20 to make the All Star game from 2011 to 2017, 6 of them are Yadier Molina, 3 are Matt Carpenter, and 11 of them are no longer Cardinals. Or at least not on the Major League Roster.

That’s a group that contains Aledmys Diaz, Jhonny Peralta, Matt Holliday, Carlos Beltran, Allen Craig, Rafael Furcal, David Freese, and Lance Berkman. Continue reading “Notes From The Pine: Hey Now, You’re an All Star!”

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Who Should Bat Third for the St. Louis Cardinals in the Second Half

We’re at the All-Star break and this time it, thankfully, didn’t count.

To no one’s surprise Aaron Judge destroyed some baseballs in the homerun derby.

Watching Judge and Stanton crush balls made it even more clear that the St. Louis Cardinals are missing that big bat in the 3-hole. A spot that was manned by Albert Pujols and Matt Holliday for the better part of two decades.

So who do the Birds turn to after the All-Star break to hopefully finally stabilize the heart of the order? Continue reading “Who Should Bat Third for the St. Louis Cardinals in the Second Half”

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Notes From The Pine: We’ve Got Blues News

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We had a heaping helping of Blues news early in the week with Doug Armstrong wheeling and dealing going into the draft. Sandwiched between losing David Perron to the Las Vegas Golden Knights and Patrick Berglund to a shoulder injury (until December).

In news from The Bench here at View From The Pine, we’re working toward getting the podcast revamped and under a new name. Be on the lookout for an update in the days ahead. Continue reading “Notes From The Pine: We’ve Got Blues News”

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Notes From The Pine: A Tale of Two Birds

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Let’s go back in time a couple weeks. Back on June 6 the St. Louis Cardinals allowed Scooter Gennett to become the 17th player in the history of Major League Baseball to join the 4 homerun club. He of 42 career homeruns. The next lowest career homerun total on the list belongs to Bobby Lowe who joined the list in 1894 with the Boston Beaneaters1. Lowe had 71 career homers. Continue reading “Notes From The Pine: A Tale of Two Birds”