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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

This is a copy of the newsletter that went out earlier this week. If you want this great content in your inbox every week without the hassle of going to the website you can sign up here. Plus you’ll get it before everyone else.

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

This is a copy of the newsletter that went out earlier this week. If you want this great content in your inbox every week without the hassle of going to the website you can sign up here. Plus you’ll get it before everyone else.

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”

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Notes From the Pine: Issue 002 – St. Louis Sports Newsletter

Well, the St. Louis Cardinals looked like they may get back on track after sweeping Philadelphia and winning game 1 of a double header against the Brewers. But 3 losses to the Brewers later and the Cardinals are 5 games under .500. But there was still some fun news around the sports world this week.

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Continue reading “Notes From the Pine: Issue 002 – St. Louis Sports Newsletter”

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Attack of the Killer Innings

Remember back in the day when the St. Louis Cardinals had to worry about the dreaded “Lynning“? Lance Lynn would be speeding through the opponent’s lineup. Then something wouldn’t go his way, maybe a walk or a bloop hit, and the wheels would fall off. After the inning was over things would return to normal, but with the Cardinals at a sudden disadvantage on the scoreboard. Continue reading “Attack of the Killer Innings”

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The Kozma Line: A Look at the 2017 St. Louis Cardinals Offense

The 2017 St. Louis Cardinals offense has been streaky. They started out flat, hit a decent stride after 3 consecutive 2-1 victories over the Pittsburgh Pirates, and bottomed out recently putting up 6 total runs over 3 13 innings games. Wasting 9 innings of shutout ball by Carlos Martinez and 8 innings of 1 run ball from Lance Lynn against Clayton Kershaw. Then culminated by getting shutout 10-0 at Coors Field. Continue reading “The Kozma Line: A Look at the 2017 St. Louis Cardinals Offense”

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Get Your Birds On

There’s a new St. Louis Cardinals inspired shirt up between VFTP and the fine folks at Cotton Bureau1. It’s only available until April 10th so get it while you can.

I’m excited to have them producing the shirt. I’ve bought some shirts off Cotton Bureau myself before and it is one of my favorites. Comfy and fits great. Plus it holds up after being washed countless times. Continue reading “Get Your Birds On”