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Cardinals News and Notes: LOB, Farm, Jordan Hicks, Greg Holland, and a Sweep by the Pirates

A recap of the stories from the weekend at VEB

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Here is a quick look back at what was posted over the weekend at Viva El Birdos:

What About LOB(%)? - John LaRue explained that the team’s pitching staff has been doing so well, thanks to their collective ability to strand runners at an above-average rate. He also explained that the team may have to deal with some regression in the future.

Daily Farm Report: Everybody Wins - Austin Ward recapped Thursday down on the farm - where all teams were victorious!

The odds of hitting a grand slam - A Hunt and Peck - Lil_scooter’s link post on Friday taught us the odds of hitting a grand slam - and they aren’t super.

Series Preview 4/27-29: Cardinals @ Pirates - I recapped what turned out to be a forgettable series at PNC Park.

Game 25 Recap: Mikolas stifles Pirates, Holland blows save, Cardinals lose - Andy Schrag put Friday’s loss in writing for us.

Giving pause to Jordan Hicks - Tyler Kinzy is not totally convinced by Jordan Hicks’ fiery start, and he logically told us why on Saturday. Give Mr. Kinzy some slack, as Hicks did, in fact, sputter against the Pirates over the weekend.

The Dutch Disaster - Aaron Schafer wrote about the struggles of reliever Greg Holland.

Weekly Farm Recap 4/22-28: Gomber Ties Records, Mercado Leads in Steals - Tanner Puckett’s look back at the past week of farm action was highlighted by Austin Gomber and Oscar Mercado. Perhaps fittingly, Gomber was promoted to the Majors prior to Sunday’s game.

Cards lose 5-0 to Pirates, this time to pitcher making MLB debut - Stlcardsfan4 recapped Sunday’s shutout against the Pirates. Making his debut, Pittsburgh starter Nick Kingham tossed 6 23 perfect innings to fuel the team to a win. For the Cardinals, it was their first time being shut out in 2018.

Check back throughout the week for more!