The stage is set: Cardinals to face Rangers in World Series

One team has unfinished business to settle. The other has destiny on it’s side. On Wednesday, those two teams will meet in the 2011 Fall Classic. The St. Louis Cardinals, who capped off a miraculous September run to steal the Wild Card from the Atlanta Braves. They will host the Texas Rangers, who are playing … Continue reading The stage is set: Cardinals to face Rangers in World Series

Disappointing End: Carpenter, Cards bounce Phillies from postseason

For the second straight season, the Phillies season came down to Ryan Howard and, for the second straight season, Howard was retired for the final out of the Phillies season. A season, which was record setting, and just flat out thrilling to watch, ended in a flash at the hands of Chris Carpenter and the … Continue reading Disappointing End: Carpenter, Cards bounce Phillies from postseason

Cardinals show resilience; take Game 2

Perhaps, Cliff Lee was left in a bit too long. The 7th inning aside, Lee was slowly losing his early lead due to being overly comfortable. And as resilient as they showed in the final month of the regular season, the Cards chipped away, stealing Game 2 from the Phillies with a 5-4 win. The … Continue reading Cardinals show resilience; take Game 2

The Hangover: Phils shut out 24 hours after clinch

Step one was completed last night: winning the division. Good thing step two doesn’t start for another two weeks. The Phils, who get a free pass for being hungover the night before, were shut out by the Cardinals, 5-0, on Sunday Night Baseball. Cole Hamels was rocked for a pair of two-run homers, the first … Continue reading The Hangover: Phils shut out 24 hours after clinch

Series Preview: at St. Louis Cardinals

PHI: 45-28, 1st in NL East; STL: 40-33, 1st in NL Central When: June 21-23 Where: Busch Stadium (St. Louis, MO) Probable Pitchers Tuesday: Roy Halladay (9-3, 2.56) vs Kyle McClellan (6-3, 3.96) Wednesday: Cliff Lee (7-5, 3.12) vs Kyle Lohse (7-3, 2.88) Thursday: Roy Oswalt (4-5, 3.38) vs Chris Carpenter (1-7, 4.47) Broadcast Info … Continue reading Series Preview: at St. Louis Cardinals

Series Preview: at St. Louis Cardinals

PHI: 25-14, 1st in NL East; STL: 22-19, 2nd in NL Central When: May 16-17 Where: Busch Stadium (St. Louis, MO) Probable Pitchers Monday: Cliff Lee (2-2, 3.78) vs Jake Westbrook (2-3, 6.92) Tuesday: Roy Oswalt (3-1, 3.33) vs. Jaime Garcia (5-1, 1.89) Broadcast Info Monday, 7:05, CSN Tuesday, 8:15, PHL 17 All Games on … Continue reading Series Preview: at St. Louis Cardinals

Season Preview: NL Central

Cincinnati Reds Expectations: Aroldis Chapman throw a 373 MPH fastball. Key addition: Edgar Renteria Key loss: Orlando Cabrera Projected record: 92-70 Summary: The Cincinnati Reds were among one of the biggest surprises in baseball. In 2010, the young Reds overtook the reigning NL Central champion Cardinals and made their first postseason appearance since 1995. They … Continue reading Season Preview: NL Central