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Infographic Tuesday!

aw shucks
aw shucks
Andy Lyons

The St. Louis Cardinals finally had their run differential turn positive for the first time in awhile. It is no coincidence that occurred as the team started winning in abundance.

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what else is going on in baseball...

  • First of all:
    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>BARRY BONDS IS ON TWITTER. Where is the IBB button? RT <a href="https://twitter.com/BarryBonds">@BarryBonds</a>: Just setting up my Twitter. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/myfirstTweet?src=hash">#myfirstTweet</a></p>&mdash; Beyond the Box Score (@BtBScore) <a href="https://twitter.com/BtBScore/status/507721846049869824">September 5, 2014</a></blockquote><script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
  • James Shields has pitched two hundred or more innings for eight straight years. - SBNation
  • Melky Cabrera is out for the season with a pinky. - Sport Illustrated
  • The Rangers shut down Yu Darvish for the season :( - Hardball Talk
  • Ever wondered what Clayton Kershaw would be if he were a mixed drink? Wonder no more! - Kapelifestyle
  • Some thoughts on Derek Jeter's retirement ceremony. - Hardball TalkSBNation
  • How are pitchers approaching pull hitters with the shift on? - El Maquino
  • This is one way to get an inside-the-park home run. - SBNation
  • The 2015 schedule is out. - SBNation
  • The MLB and MLBPA are in the process of clarifying the "Collision Rule". - SBNation
what the cardinals are up to...

  • Mike Matheny discourages cardiovascular health. - Hardball Talk
  • The minor league team reaches the Appalachian Finals. - MLB
  • The Cardinals and Brewers had a little dust up Friday, but don't worry, it's cool now. - STLToday
  • Oscar Taveras is playing with an edge because of adversity or something like that. - MLB
  • #Winning - MLB
  • Tommy Pham gets the call up! - Mad em Dashes
  • Bernie writes about Jonathan Lucroy's comments after the Brewers loss to the Cardinals. - STLToday
    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Alternate title for <a href="https://twitter.com/miklasz">@miklasz</a> piece on Lucroy&#39;s opinion of the Cardinals: You Come at the King, You Best Not Miss <a href="http://t.co/TZnTIpBdfi">http://t.co/TZnTIpBdfi</a></p>&mdash; Craig Edwards (@craigjedwards) <a href="https://twitter.com/craigjedwards/status/508803877223682048">September 8, 2014</a></blockquote><script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
  • Four reasons the Cardinals are in first place. - MLB Daily Dish
KNOW THINE ENEMY:
the nl central

  • Carlos Gomez is back in the starting lineup for the Brewers. - Hardball Talk
  • Standings:

St. Louis Cardinals 80 64 .556 -
Pittsburgh Pirates 75 68 .524 4.5
Milwaukee Brewers 74 70 .514 6.0
Cincinnati Reds 67 77 .465 13.0
Chicago Cubs 64 80 .444 16.0
the cincinnati reds

weekend scoreboard:

Friday, September 5 Cardinals 2 Brewers 6 VEB Recap BCB Recap
Saturday, September 6 Cardinals 5 Brewers 3 VEB Recap BCB Recap
Sunday, September 7 Cardinals 9 Brewers 1 VEB Recap BCB Recap
Monday, September 8 Cardinals 5 Reds 0 VEB Recap RR Recap

Tonight, Michael Wacha \o/ takes on Mike Leake as the series against the Reds continues at 6:10pm CST.

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