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Cardinals News and Notes: Offensive Stats, a Challenge, International Signings, Farm Recaps, and a Series with the Giants

A look back at our stories from the weekend

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Here is a look back at the stories from the weekend at Viva El Birdos:

Real talk - St. Louis’s offense has been far from predictable, even though we fans may not always want to admit that. John LaRue acknowledges this with a study of the ways the inconsistency can be looked at.

A site challenge - Tyler Kinzy invites you to play the VEB Perfect Game Challenge. You’ll go inning-by-inning and try to predict how you can build a ‘perfect game’ for the month of July.

DFR - A recap of the games played on Thursday, courtesy of Austin Ward.

A win in the opener - The Cardinals beat the Giants in Thursday’s series opener. Lil_scooter had the details.

Something new - Ben Clemens explains a new statistic that measures strikeouts and walks for batters.

International signings - Lance Brozdowski introduced the Cardinals’ international signings, highlighted by Malcolm Nunez.

TSUNAMI - Carlos Martinez did it all in Saturday’s victory. VanHicklestein had the scoop.

WFR - Tanner Puckett covered another week of farm play, ruled by Nolan Gorman’s hot hitting.

System Sundays - Aaron Schafer’s latest ‘System Sundays’ piece took a look at Elehuris Montero, an infielder in the organization who deserves more recognition.

A loss in the finale - Stlcardsfan4 recapped Sunday’s game, a 13-8 loss in San Francisco.

That wraps up our weekend. Check back throughout the week for more!