as goes albert . . . . . . .
i'm on the road for a funeral on my wife's side, so little time to post anything this morning. consider this more or less a sat'day open thread, with a few conversation starters. we'll start with a couple of early won-loss splits:
- against teams that currently have winning records, the cardinals are 9-10; against ev'yone else they're 9-2. the cards can turn that around after the series vs florida; they play 9 in a row against winning teams, all at home.
- when they allow 4 runs or more, the cardinals are 3-9, a .250 winning percentage. last year they were 35-58 in those games (.376); in 2004 they were 40-46 (.465). (note that the cards have allowed 4 or more in just 40 percent of their games so far this year.)
next item: a status report on mark mulder, this evening's starter, from will carroll at baseball prospectus: