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  1. Lance Lynn gives Cards solid No. 2 starter

    David Schoenfield

    Back in spring training, Lance Lynn was sort of the forgotten guy in the St. Louis Cardinals' rotation. There was Adam Wainwright, the ace and Cy Young contender; there was Michael Wacha, coming off that dynamic postseason run and entering his first ...

    Blog | September 21, 2014
  2. Five things we learned Tuesday

    David Schoenfield

    Don't forget to check out the Hunt for October for standings, playoffs odds and upcoming schedules for all the playoff contenders. 1. Don't go burying the Oakland A's just yet. Ahh, America: We love to jump on a bandwagon and then crush it as s...

    Blog | September 10, 2014
  3. Five things we learned Thursday

    David Schoenfield

    1. Michael Wacha will be able to help the Cardinals. In a bit of a surprise move, the Cardinals started Michael Wacha in a key divisional game against the Brewers even though the second-year righty had pitched just two innings in his one minor-lea...

    Blog | September 05, 2014
  4. Cardinals injuries could lead to Price deal

    David Schoenfield

    The St. Louis Cardinals suffered a double dosage of bad news on Sunday as the team placed starters Michael Wacha and Jaime Garcia on the disabled list, Wacha with a stress reaction in his pitching shoulder and Garcia with soreness in his shoulder. ...

    Blog | June 23, 2014
  5. Things we've learned after one series

    David Schoenfield

    Overreact after one series? Of course we're going to overreact! We're baseball fans. It's no fun if we just spout things like "small sample size" and "check back in two months." So, what have we learned after one series? Here are a few trends and thi...

    Blog | April 04, 2014
  6. A night in three awesome heat maps

    David Schoenfield

    1. Tony Cingrani Michael Wacha was the more-hyped sophomore in Wednesday's matchup, but Cingrani had a stellar rookie season in his own right, going 7-4 with a 2.92 ERA in 104.2 innings with 120 strikeouts. While Wacha is a more conventional pitch...

    Blog | April 03, 2014
  7. Tim Hudson stellar in Giants debut

    David Schoenfield

    Welcome back, Tim Hudson, even if you do look a little strange in that Giants uniform. In a day and evening of masterful starting pitching performances, Hudson's may have been the most important. Making his first regular-season start since that gr...

    Blog | April 03, 2014
  8. Cardinals making right decision with Wacha

    David Schoenfield

    I love this quote from Cardinals pitching coach Derek Lilliquist about Michael Wacha: "I don't see any reason why there is the buzz about the workload. He had 170 innings last year. You can think he could be a 200-inning guy this year. At the end of ...

    Blog | February 25, 2014
  9. Quick thoughts: The best team wins it all

    David Schoenfield

    World Series history is filled with dramatic Game 6 contests -- 2011 (Cardinals-Rangers), 2002 (Angels rally), 1993 (Joe Carter), 1992 (Jays clinch in extra innings), 1991 (Kirby Puckett), 1986 (Bill Buckner), 1975 (Carlton Fisk)... just to name a fe...

    Blog | October 30, 2013
  10. 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
  11. Ten reasons to love this World Series

    David Schoenfield

    This probably isn't the World Series you wanted, assuming you don't root for the Red Sox or Cardinals. After all, both franchises have been to the World Series multiple times in the past decade and both have won twice. So maybe you wanted some new bl...

    Blog | October 23, 2013
  12. Cardinals blast Kershaw to head to Series

    David Schoenfield

    If the Los Angeles Dodgers are Hollywood's team, then the script was in place: Clayton Kershaw, baseball's best player in 2013, would dominate the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 6 of the National League Championship Series, the Dodgers would find a way ...

    Blog | October 18, 2013
  13. Wacha's gem puts Cards in driver's seat

    David Schoenfield

    Michael Wacha last pitched 13 days ago. You may remember that he was pretty good in that game: He lost a no-hitter with two outs in the ninth inning on Ryan Zimmerman's infield single. Amazingly, in just his 10th career start, Wacha followed up th...

    Blog | October 07, 2013
  14. Wacha has to be in Cards' playoff rotation

    David Schoenfield

    You know how the St. Louis Cardinals acquired Michael Wacha? Yes, with the 19th pick of the first round of the 2012 draft. But you know how they acquired that pick? The got it from the Los Angeles Angels. For losing Albert Pujols as a free agen...

    Blog | September 25, 2013
  15. Wacha's quick rise huge lift for Cardinals

    David Schoenfield

    At the start of the season, the St. Louis Cardinals' rotation included Jaime Garcia and Jake Westbrook alongside Adam Wainwright and Lance Lynn. Rookie Shelby Miller had beaten out second-year right-hander Joe Kelly for the fifth spot, and despite th...

    Blog | September 08, 2013
  16. Here's Billy! Hamilton's SB big for Reds

    David Schoenfield

    I like the expanded rosters of September. There, I said it. Of course it's completely illogical to play under different rules in September than the previous five months. Of course it's a little ridiculous to see dugouts crammed excessively full with ...

    Blog | September 03, 2013