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Viva El Birdos Jul 7, 2016

Cardinals Beat Pirates 5-1 to Avoid Sweep

Cardinals Pitching and Offense Get on the Same Page Coming to the end of a frustrating series (injuries! errors! Jonathan Broxton!), the Cardinals badly needed a strong performance from Adam Wainwright and a patchwork Cardinals offense made up of whatever guys still happen to be standing. Luckily, both the pitching and the offense rallied and got the Cardinals a 5-1 win. Pitching notes:  Adam Wainwright had a very solid performance, going 7 innings with only a single earned run and a single walk against nine strikeouts.  Tyler Glasnow made his debut for the Pirates, and after a very...
Viva El Birdos Jun 25, 2016

The Cardinals' pen likely to bounce back; still likely to be upgraded at the deadline

The volatility of major league relievers has reared it's ugly head in St. Louis this year As we've talked about at length this year, the Cardinals' 2015-2016 off-season was all about building depth. Jedd Gyorko, Mike Leake, retaining Jonathan Broxton and  Brandon Moss, yada, yada, yada. You guys know that, you've been inundated with it. It's worked out pretty well so far. Enough of the position players have been hitting that they've been able to avoid giving plate appearances to the guys who haven't been hitting, even if that means playing Matt Carpenter at second again, or putting Stephen...

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