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  1. Wong's home run wins a postseason classic

    David Schoenfield

    Five big moments from the Cardinals' dramatic 5-4 win over the Giants: 1. KOLTEN WONG WITH THE AWESOME WALK-OFF TO END AN AWESOME GAME. Kolten Wong's walk-off HR is 4th in Cardinals playoff history, 1st since David Freese in 2011 World Series...

    Blog | October 13, 2014
  2. Where does Ortiz's performance rank?

    David Schoenfield

    David Ortiz just had one of the greatest World Series performances by a hitter that we've seen, hitting .688, reaching base three or more times in five games and generally scaring the heck out of the Cardinals. (Where does it rank among World Series ...

    Blog | October 31, 2013
  3. Quick thoughts: Hail the Cardinals rookies

    David Schoenfield

    Thoughts on a Game 2 of the World Series that was a thousand times more interesting than Game 1, that ended with the Cardinals beating the Red Sox 4-2. Hero: Cardinals rookie sensation Michael Wacha was nearly sensational once again, taking a shut...

    Blog | October 24, 2013
  4. Adam Wainwright too good for Pirates

    David Schoenfield

    Pirates-Cardinals. Game 5. Sounds like a good time for our first running diary of the postseason. Two key stats heading into the game: (1) Adam Wainwright has that great curveball -- batters hit just .171 against it in the regular season -- and th...

    Blog | October 09, 2013
  5. Cardinals no lock to make the playoffs

    David Schoenfield

    When ESPN.com releases our big annual predictions file on Sunday, I'm guessing a majority of the voters will pick the Cardinals to make the playoffs -- either as NL Central champs or as one of the two wild cards. I'm in that boat -- I have the Cardin...

    Blog | March 26, 2013
  6. Unsung players deliver again for Cards

    David Schoenfield

    Consider this: From 2002 to 2011, the St. Louis Cardinals appeared in more World Series than the New York Yankees. They won more championships than the Yankees. Over those 10 seasons, the Cardinals appeared in more league championship series than the...

    Blog | October 15, 2012
  7. Cardinals stun Nats in amazing comeback

    David Schoenfield

    We just witnessed one of the most amazing games in postseason history. Whether this game will eventually earn itself a place alongside other legendary games remains to be seen -- after all, Cardinals-Nationals doesn't quite have the same buzz to it a...

    Blog | October 13, 2012
  8. Braves and umps blunder their way to loss

    David Schoenfield

    Well, that was insane. Fans of the new system will say this is exactly the kind of excitement baseball needs. Critics will suggest this game sums up everything that's wrong with a one-game playoff series. One bad throw (or three), one mental er...

    Blog | October 05, 2012
  9. 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
  10. Podcast: First-half review, weekend preview

    David Schoenfield

    Friday represented the final Baseball Today podcast before the All-Star break, and Mark Simon and I took it seriously enough to talk award winners, playoff teams, recap Thursday, preview the weekend and much more! 1. David Wright continues to make...

    Blog | July 06, 2012
  11. Do Braves have all-time great outfield?

    David Schoenfield

    Michael Bourn was one of the choices for the final All-Star ballot in the National League, but David Freese was the surprise winner over Bryce Harper and Aaron Hill. Unfortunately, that means none of the Atlanta Braves' superlative outfield trio will...

    Blog | July 05, 2012
  12. SweetSpot TV: Final player vote

    David Schoenfield

    Eric Karabell and myself debate which players deserve the final All-Star nods for each league....

    Blog | July 05, 2012
  13. 100 reasons to get excited for MLB

    David Schoenfield

    I can't wait for the season to get going. You can't wait. Last October was the best we've had in years, and the offseason only fueled our baseball fever. Spring training is mercifully over. Let the games begin. Here are 100 reasons I'm pumped for the...

    Blog | April 04, 2012
  14. Fantasy questions: Cardinals, D-backs, Jays

    David Schoenfield

    I know a lot of you play fantasy baseball, so I wanted to point you in the direction of a great series from our fantasy department. That group is asking an important question for each team. And while the question may be fantasy in tone, the bigger is...

    Blog | February 29, 2012
  15. Best stories: Verlander, Game 6, Phillies

    David Schoenfield

    Here are four more of the biggest stories from 2011. Justin Verlander wins Cy Young, MVP awards In becoming the first pitcher to win the MVP Award since A's reliever Dennis Eckersley in 1992, and the first starter since Roger Clemens in 1986, Ver...

    Blog | December 28, 2011
  16. 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