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why do all sports hate me?
why do all sports hate me?
Rob Foldy

Writing about the Cardinals after a tough week is a bit arduous. The past three games I have gone from extremely confident to fairly confident to slightly less confident. A good series against the Rockies would do wonders for my mental and cardiac health. Let's focus on this wonderful chart Ben made in this post yesterday and hope to see the magic number drop from fourteen this weekend.

Cardinals

Pirates

Brewers

16-0

-

-

15-1

-

-

14-2

-

-

13-3

16-1

-

12-4

15-2

-

11-5

14-3

15-1

10-6

13-4

14-2

9-7

12-5

13-3

8-8

11-6

12-4

7-9

10-7

11-5

6-10

9-8

10-6

5-11

8-9

9-7

4-12

7-10

8-8

3-13

6-11

7-9

2-14

5-12

6-10

1-15

4-13

5-11

0-16

3-14

4-12


All I did was update it to show the Cardinals can no longer go 16-0 after their loss yesterday.
The Cardinals control their own destiny, but are leaving the door more open than I would like. This home stand is just the time to slam it. I want to grey out more cells, preferably bottom ones for the Cardinals and top ones for the other teams. - Viva el Birdos

what else is going on in baseball...

  • This Red Sox fan melts all our hearts. - Cut4
  • Along those lines, here are two young fans that cannot decided who should have the ball. - Cut4
  • Albert Pujols gets hit number 2500. - MLB
  • David DeJesus hits an inside-the-park home run. - MLB
  • And Lorenzo Cain hits an inside-the-park home run. - MLB
  • And Andrew McCutchen hits an inside-the-park home run. - MLB
  • And Albert Pujols hits an inside-the-park home run...
    Just kidding. But he did hit his first triple since 2010. - Cut4
  • A reporter's cell phone rings during a post game interview. Naturally, Derek Jeter answers it. - Cut4
  • This article looks at the two most underrated pitchers in the game. Can you guess one? I bet you can. (thanks to Drew for this link!) - Beyond the Box Score
  • Take a look at this year's rookies. - Sports on Earth
  • Ben sent me this link about the history of performance enhancing drugs and it is excellent. - Vice
  • Victor Martinez is a very good hitter. (thanks Rick!) - Fangraphs
  • Someone has finally hit a home run off Craig Kimbral's curveball. - Cut4
  • Another article about the pace of baseball. - Sports on Earth
  • Giancarlo Stanton is hit by a pitch in the face. Very gruesome. - SBNation
    Could this bring about better protection for hitters? - USA Today
  • Chris Davis has been suspended twenty-five games for a positive amphetamine test. - CBS Sports
what the cardinals are up to...

  • Here is a quick look at the 2014 Cardinals offense. (thanks flood!) - Fangraphs
  • Forty years ago, Lou Brock set the single season stolen base record. (thanks to Rick for the link!) - STLToday
  • Grantland weighs in on the Cardinals and the postseason. - Grantland

KNOW THINE ENEMY:
the nl central

  • This Pirates fan wanted an autograph, but it would cost him. (thanks flood!) - SBNation
  • Discussed a bit in the Viva el Podcast, take a look at the Pirates new reliever, John Holdzkom, who throws... a palmball. (thanks Rick!) - Fangraphs
  • Miller Park has a "pink out" for breast cancer awareness. - Cut4
  • Standings (I think I calculated this correctly):
    Worshington Nationals 83 62 .572 -
    Los Angeles Dodgers 83 63 .568 0.5
    St. Louis Cardinals 80 67 .544 4.0
    San Francisco Giants 81 65 .555 2.5
    Pittsburgh Pirates 77 69 .527 6.5
    Milwaukee Brewers 76 71 .517 8.0
    Atlanta Braves 75 71 .514 8.5



the colorado rockies

  • Fink does a Q & A with Purple Row about the upcoming series. - Viva el Birdos
  • Bryan Kilpatrick of Purple Row does the same! - Purple Row
  • Check out Purple Row for all things Rockies! - Purple Row
viva el stuff...

  • Achilles' Heel writes about this frustrating season. - Viva el Birdos
  • The mob can stop! Episode III of the Viva el Birdos Podcast is out! - Viva el Podcast
other things...

  • Chris Long of the St. Louis Rams will undergo ankle surgery and miss eight to ten weeks. - CBS Sports
  • Oh, and it doesn't get better for Rams fans. Shaun Hill, the backup quarterback starting in place of the injured Sam Bradford, missed practice with a quad injury, making it look more likely that third string quarterback, Austin Davis, will make the start Sunday against the Bucanneers. But who knows with football... - ESPN
weekly scoreboard:
Tuesday, September 9 Cardinals 5 Reds 9 VEB Recap RR Recap
Wednesday, September 10 Cardinals 2 Reds 4 VEB Ruicap RR Recap
Thursday, September 11 Cardinals 0 Reds 1 VEB Recap RR Recap

Tonight Adam Wainwright takes on Jorge of the Red and the Rockies. Game time is 7:15pm CST 'cause the Cardinals are back home in the midwest! Hooray!

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