2018 has been an interesting year for the men wearing the Birds on the Bat, at least for home games. So far this season, the Cardinals have a .600 win percentage at home, winning eighteen games and losing twelve. Seven of those eighteen wins have come via walkoff. I am not entirely sure what that means for the team, if anything at all. In order to have a walkoff win, the home team must be either losing to or tied with the away team in the bottom of the ninth or later. Ideally, the preferred way to win is outright. On the other hand, walkoff wins are fun and there is something to be said about being able to battle back when the game is on the line.
Or maybe it is just plain-ole sequencing.
Either way, there have been seven walkoff hits hit by Cardinals for seven walkoff wins. That leads baseball. Here is the list:
And here are the hits:
Five of these hits were home runs, so be sure to keep an eye out for all the walkoff home run celebration components that we discussed on Friday.
what else is going on in baseball...
The Mariners are getting their fans to submit All-Star Game votes by holding them hostage with the song ‘All Star’ | SBNation.com
Rain at one College World Series regional had players swimming in the dugout | SBNation.com
Danny Farquhar throws out first pitch for the White Sox after April brain hemorrhage | SBNation.com
The Padres Paid a Bunch for a Draft Pick | FanGraphs Baseball
Blue Jays reliever John Axford took a ride in the Tigers' bullpen cart | MLB.com
Max Scherzer Has Somehow Been Better | FanGraphs Baseball
High school baseball girls attend MLB panel | MLB.com
On his way to third base, Gleyber Torres' cleat went flying in the air | MLB.com
10 potential first time All-Stars for 2018 | MLB.com
The woman who saved the Comerica Park goose returned to throw out the first pitch | MLB.com
what the cardinals are up to...
In Losing Paul DeJong, the Cardinals Discovered a Real Talent In Yairo Munoz | 101Sports.com
Wacha takes no-hitter into 9th in 5-0 win over Pirates | Viva El Birdos
Kolten Wong Walks Off the Pirates 6.2.18 | Viva El Birdos
Game 55 Recap: visiting team beats home team | Viva El Birdos
Yairo Muñoz Walks Off the Pirates 5.31.18 | Viva El Birdos
Cardinals stun Pirates with 5-run ninth | MLB.com
KNOW THINE ENEMY...
the nl central
Bucs break up no-no in 9th but get rolled, 5-0 | Bucs Dugout
Sara’s Snapshots: Javier Baez stole home | Bleed Cubbie Blue
Jose Quintana pitches Cubs to win over Mets | MLB.com
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