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  1. Carpenter one of the best of his generation

    David Schoenfield

    If this is the end for Chris Carpenter, as it appears it is, I can only tip my cap to one of the most memorable pitchers of the past decade. And one of the best. Five things that come to mind from his impressive career: 1. Outdueling Roy Halladay ...

    Blog | February 05, 2013
  2. Ryan Vogelsong turns into postseason hero

    David Schoenfield

    It's time to add another chapter to the Ryan Vogelsong story. Top prospect. Trade. Injuries. Career in jeopardy. Three years in Japan. Triple-A roster filler. Reclamation project. All-Star. And now, postseason hero. The Giants gave Vogelsong an...

    Blog | October 21, 2012
  3. Scutaro, Vogelsong make it a series

    David Schoenfield

    Two snapshots from the San Francisco Giants' 7-1 victory against the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 2 of the NLCS that evened the series at a win apiece. 1. Top of the first inning, Matt Holliday on first base, Carlos Beltran on second base with one ...

    Blog | October 15, 2012
  4. Chris Carpenter adds to postseason legend

    David Schoenfield

    The first postseason game in our nation's capital since 1933 proved an ugly disaster for the home fans. The Cardinals scored one run in the first off Edwin Jackson, and then unlikely postseason hero Pete Kozma -- doing his best impersonation of Bucky...

    Blog | October 10, 2012
  5. Pitching matchups now favor Cardinals

    David Schoenfield

    The St. Louis Cardinals aren't your typical 88-win team. When you go through their roster, it's difficult to find obvious holes. The lineup was second in the league in runs scored. The pitching staff allowed the fifth-fewest runs in the league and fe...

    Blog | October 08, 2012
  6. Roster analysis: Cardinals-Nationals

    David Schoenfield

    Breaking down the 25-man rosters for the Cardinals and Nationals: St. Louis Cardinals RHP -- Adam Wainwright, Chris Carpenter, Kyle Lohse, Lance Lynn, Joe Kelly, Fernando Salas, Trevor Rosenthal, Edward Mujica, Mitchell Boggs, Jason Motte LHP --...

    Blog | October 07, 2012
  7. Why each team can win it all

    David Schoenfield

    With help from the blog network writers, here are reasons each team can win the World Series. St. Louis Cardinals 1. A potent, balanced lineup. The Cardinals had the best on-base percentage in baseball, including four starters -- Matt Holliday, J...

    Blog | October 04, 2012
  8. Ten games left, 10 things to watch

    David Schoenfield

    Except for a few days in mid-June and a few days in late July, the Chicago White Sox have resided in first place in the American League Central since May 29. Their largest lead was a mere 3.5 games on July 15 and July 17. It seems that whenever they ...

    Blog | September 24, 2012
  9. Wainwright-Greinke duel one to watch

    David Schoenfield

    In 2009 and 2010, Adam Wainwright was as good as just about any pitcher in baseball. He ranked third in adjusted ERA behind only Felix Hernandez and Roy Halladay. Only five guys threw more innings and only CC Sabathia won more games. Wainwright finis...

    Blog | April 07, 2012
  10. Wrap: Bold predictions, most vital player

    David Schoenfield

    Among the topics in Tuesday's awesome chat: the Chris Carpenter situation in St. Louis, bold predictions from readers, the most vital player in baseball, should the Tigers play Miguel Cabrera at third, the Oakland A's and giving up, Brett Lawrie, And...

    Blog | March 13, 2012
  11. Over/under: Wins for Phillies

    David Schoenfield

    The Philadelphia Phillies set a franchise record with 102 wins in 2011, eclipsing the 101-win totals of 1976 and 1977. The season, of course, ended in bitter disappointment when Chris Carpenter outdueled Roy Halladay 1-0 in Game 5 of the Division ...

    Blog | March 11, 2012
  12. Performance of the year goes to ...

    David Schoenfield

    On April 22, Ben Zobrist went 0-for-5 in Tampa Bay's 11-inning loss to the Blue Jays, dropping his average to .183. The Rays were struggling at 9-11, Evan Longoria was out with an injury, Manny Ramirez had been suspended for a positive drug test and ...

    Blog | December 26, 2011
  13. Cards complete comeback: Series champs

    David Schoenfield

    ST. LOUIS -- You fight through the monotony of fielding practice in spring training. The sore elbows, the back pain, the starts when you leave your fastball in the bullpen, and maybe a surgery or two at some point in your career. Chris Carpenter m...

    Blog | October 28, 2011
  14. If Game 7, who starts for Cardinals?

    David Schoenfield

    The one big ramification of the initial Game 6 rainout is it gives Tony La Russa the option of starting Chris Carpenter on three days' rest in Game 7 if St. Louis wins on Thursday. The Cardinals haven't announced a starter and that's not just a ta...

    Blog | October 27, 2011
  15. La Russa outfoxes Washington in opener

    David Schoenfield

    ST. LOUIS -- Give credit to Lance Berkman for his odd-looking cue-shot hit that bounded past Michael Young for a two-run single in the fourth. Give credit to Albert Pujols for his diving stop of a Young grounder up the line with a runner on third ...

    Blog | October 19, 2011
  16. Carpenter outduels Halladay in classic

    David Schoenfield

    There have been 78 sudden-death elimination games in postseason history. Sometimes these are referred to as "ultimate" games. Before Friday night, only two of those of games ended up 1-0. Now three have. Call them the ultimate classics. The pit...

    Blog | October 07, 2011