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Viva El Birdos May 27, 2016

Cardinals news and notes: Big City, cats, and Nats

Yesterday at VEB The Cardinals are currently enduring their third 3+ game losing streak of the season, a "feat" they didn't accomplish in 2015 until just before the All-Star break. Wednesday's 9-8 loss to the Cubs was about as frustrating as they come. The starting pitching was again inadequate. The Cardinals got to Jake Arrieta for the second time in a row (going back to last year's NLDS) and failed to capitalize on it. Mike Matheny elected to have Yadier Molina bunt with runners on first and second and no outs in the bottom of the 9th which stunted whatever rally they had going. And last...
Viva El Birdos May 21, 2016

5.21.16 Cardinals vs. Diamondbacks Recap: Long Ball Aids Cards' Victory

Dinger camps are my favorite kind of camps. This beautiful day of May 21 The Cardinals have hit three awesome home runs Mike Leake is the belle He really pitched well Rosenthal struggled, but the Redbirds still won The Game The Cardinals wasted no time getting the offense going today. Matt Carpenter led off the game with a single and consecutive walks to Stephen Piscotty and Yadier Molina loaded the bases with two out in the bottom of the first.  Unfortunately, Randal Grichuk struck out to end the inning.  Worry not, Cards fans, we managed to score two runs the very next inning.  After...
Viva El Birdos May 20, 2016

Revisiting Yadier Molina's Hall of Fame candidacy

Five years after his retirement, Yadier Molina should be a unique challenge for Hall of Fame voters. Entering the 2016 season, Yadier Molina stood at 30.4 career Wins Above Replacement by Baseball Reference's measure. And while this places Molina ahead of nine current members of the Hall of Fame (including two catchers, Ray Schalk and Rick Ferrell), he seemingly falls well short of modern standards for Cooperstown immortality. Just last year, a player with more career WAR than Molina, Troy Glaus, did not receive so much as a sympathy vote. Jim Edmonds, worth nearly double Molina's WAR,...
Cards notes: Redbirds nearly are a cinch in the pinch

Cards notes: Redbirds nearly are a cinch in the pinch

LOS ANGELES • On the same day that Yadier Molina contributed to the Cardinals’ uncanny success in a pinch with a two-run double that sent them toward victory, teammates and manager Mike Matheny already had attached a few adjectives to…
Viva El Birdos May 16, 2016

Yadier Molina continues to defy expectations at the plate

As the Cardinals struggle to find consistency in 2016 Yadier Molina remains as steady as ever. It's May 16th which means we've put in a near month and a half of service time of following this maddening Cardinals team. As the Red Baron alluded to yesterday, what we're seeing can probably still be classified as early returns, but we're probably past the point of it being easy to casually dismissing anything. Even after last night's 5-2 win against the Dodgers, the Cardinals are an atrocious 3-12 versus teams projected by PECOTA to finish this season with a winning record. CBS Sports scribe...
Diaz bats leadoff as Carpenter gets a breather

Diaz bats leadoff as Carpenter gets a breather

Yadier Molina will start at first base with Mike Leake on the mound vs. Phillies.
Viva El Birdos May 4, 2016

Return of the fraudulent offense? - A Hunt and Peck

When it comes to scoring runs, the Cardinals are feast or famine. The year was 2012. The Cardinals were just coming off an incredible World Series run and the loss of Albert Pujols to Los Angeles via free agency. Despite losing their once-in-a-generation player, the team still had much of the same core returning, plus the new addition of Carlos Beltran. That core, including David Freese, Allen Craig, Matt Holliday, and Yadier Molina, along with Beltran clubbed 123 of the team's 159 home runs. The 2012 team scored 765 runs for fifth in all of baseball with an 106 wRC+, which tied for third....
Viva El Birdos May 3, 2016

TUESDAY TRIVIA: Can you name this Cardinal? - A Hunt and Peck

Let's test your knowledge of our favorite Birdos. Today is Tuesday. "Tuesday" begins with a "T". "Trivia" also begins with a "T". It is an alliteration too good to pass up. Plus, Trivia is fun. So now, let's test your knowledge (or at least your ability to Google search). Last month I challenged you with this Birdo: Many of you correctly guessed this player and this event to be... Yadier Molina after hitting the go-ahead home run against the Mets in the 2006 NLCS! Congrats to all that answered correctly! Now, for today's challenge... Who is this? ...

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