But that is because they played last night....
St. Louis teamed up to deliver two vicious punches to the gut of the Chicago sports fan as the Blues took down the Hawks in the middle of an extremely tight division race first.
.@StLouisGameTime You know what to do tonight.— viva el birdos (@vivaelbirdos) April 5, 2015
More importantly to you folks I assume, seeing as this is a Cardinals blog, is the fact that the Cardinals also defeated Chicago in the form of the Cubs on Opening Night. It was a glorious night for the St. Louis sports fanatic. Here are some of the best reactions and comments from VEB Twitter:
Mike Matheny has more playoff series victories as manager of the Cardinals than the Cubs do in their franchise history. Boggles the mind.— Craig Edwards (@craigjedwards) April 5, 2015
This Jason Heyward fella can stay.— viva el birdos (@vivaelbirdos) April 6, 2015
The last time Jason Heyward had three hits in a game vs. a LHP: June 22, 2012. The pitcher? Jon Lester.— Andrew Simon (@AndrewSimonMLB) April 6, 2015
Object in picture may be much larger than it appears. pic.twitter.com/EaVyECtBf7— Craig Edwards (@craigjedwards) April 6, 2015
Yadier Molina defies me to flip through my TV’s aspect ratio options— Dan Moore (@mademdashes) April 6, 2015
Oh god we're gonna get the SUPER DEFENSE outfield— FairWeather BluesFan (@FWBluesFan) April 6, 2015
How many runs does this current defensive outfield save if it's the full time OF? 70?— FairWeather BluesFan (@FWBluesFan) April 6, 2015
If your erection lasts more than 4 hours, that's perfectly normal. https://t.co/0fVvwvbmm8— tom s (@Tom_sveb) April 6, 2015
For the first time since 2012, the #stlcards have stolen four bases in a game.— Jenifer Langosch (@LangoschMLB) April 6, 2015
(•_•)/ <) ) Trevor Rosenthal / \ \(•_•) ( (> is / \ (•_•) <) )> good / \— FairWeather BluesFan (@FWBluesFan) April 6, 2015
Trevor Rosenthal fire emoji fire emoji fire emoji— Maq (@elmaquino) April 6, 2015
.@cubs you stink— good opinion haver (@lazyrasmus) April 6, 2015
FINAL: STL 3 CHI 0 Adam Wainwright: 6 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 6 K, 0 BB Jason Heyward: 3-5, 2 2B, R pic.twitter.com/mLOHdnYYmr— Baseball Tonight (@BBTN) April 6, 2015
Cards are undefeated— Chris Long (@JOEL9ONE) April 6, 2015
By the way: Jason Heyward is a Cardinal.— Alexander the Turpin (@turpin4prez) April 6, 2015
Really makes you wonder what would have happened if Kris Bryant were up— Dan Moore (@mademdashes) April 6, 2015
2 firsts from Cards-Cubs Cardinals: 1st time with back-to-back Opening Day shutouts Cubs: 1st time shut out on back-to-back Opening Days— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) April 6, 2015
@cardinals Thank you for that.— Will Leitch (@williamfleitch) April 6, 2015
Baseball is so fun.— Scooter Simon (@lil_scooter93) April 6, 2015
what else is going on in baseball...
- Ervin Santana's PED suspension is a real bummer for the Twins. - Sports Illustrated
- This community post from Fangraphs looks at Tommy John surgery and throwing over 95 mph. - Fangraphs
A-Rod at DH, hitting seventh on Opening Day - Alex Rodriguez | NYY http://t.co/ztND5z7nXC— Rotoworld Baseball (@Rotoworld_BB) April 6, 2015
- Check out this bat flip compilation! - SBNation
- I AGREE WITH KID REPORTER! - Sports Illustrated Kids
- The Braves trade Craig Kimbrel and Melvin Upton, Jr. (formerly B.J. Upton) to the Padres for other players like Carlos Quentin (who, honestly, I only remember for breaking Zack Greinke's collarbone and guayzimi's "Aquire Quentin" campaign) and Cameron Maybin. - Talking Chop
what the cardinals are up to...
Wainwright’s cutter averaged 87.3 on the gun in 2014, 87.5 tonight (Brooks Baseball). #Cardinals— Beyond the Box Score (@BtBScore) April 6, 2015
Cardinals had 4 SB on Opening Day for the 1st time since at least 1900 (@EliasSports). First team w/4 SB on Opening Day since MIL in 2009.— St. Louis Cardinals (@Cardinals) April 6, 2015
(2/2) Wainwright now has 23 consecutive scoreless ings vs Cubs, tying Gibson for longest stk by Cards pitcher in expansion era. #STLCards— Rob Rains (@RobRains) April 6, 2015
KNOW THINE ENEMY...
the nl central
- The Cubs have a new video board. - Cut4
- Rough night for Cubs fans. - SBNation
WOO FIRST PLACE!
St. Louis Cardinals 1 0 1.000 Cincinnati Reds 0 0 --- Pittsburgh Pirates 0 0 --- Milwaukee Brewers 0 0 --- Chicago Cubs 0 1 .000
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