Tag: adam wainwright

On Deck: The Cardinals So Far

Posted: April 27, 2015 at 10:08 pm   /   Local, Sports, St. Louis Cardinals

Oh, hey there! Been a while, eh? Yeah, I still write for ReviewStl. You’re stuck with me for a while longer, I suppose. Don’t worry, I’ll be trying to write a little bit more than the zero I’ve done recently. But you don’t want to listen to my ramblings, eh? Me neither. You want to […]

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3 Down. 8 To Go.

Posted: October 10, 2013 at 2:13 am   /   Local, Sports, St. Louis Cardinals

That curveball. I’ve seen it somewhere before. Watching Wainwright face down Alvarez in the ninth, once he got him 0-2, everyone knew, just knew, that filthy curveball was coming. I bet you even Alvarez knew Uncle Charlie was coming to pay him a visit. And even so, he whiffed worse than I do when I ask […]

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Cardinals 2013 Regular Season Wrap-Up: Steve Hands out Team Awards

Posted: October 2, 2013 at 8:21 pm   /   Local, Sports, St. Louis Cardinals

Thank you, and welcome to the First Annual Stevo Awards! It’s an honor to be here. I even dressed up for the occasion.   To commemorate the end of the season, I figured I’d give out the prestigious Stevo Awards. Matt Carpenter and Yadier Molina should receive some votes for MVP, and Shelby Miller has […]

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Cardinals Clinch Post-Season Berth; Steve Tries to Explain the Tie-Breakers

Posted: September 22, 2013 at 11:55 pm   /   Local, Sports, St. Louis Cardinals

Even with a loss today, the Cardinals managed to slip into the post-season. With Washington’s loss in the first game of their double-header today, the Cardinals officially clinched a post-season spot. Although the Cardinals lost tonight 6-4, they still remain two games ahead of both Pittsburgh and Cincinnati. After splitting the four-game series in Colorado, […]

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A Whole New Ballgame: Cards, Bucs Tied for First

Posted: August 26, 2013 at 1:18 pm   /   Local, Sports, St. Louis Cardinals

Hitters have slumps and hot streaks. Pitchers go through nights where they have complete command and throw shutouts; other nights, they’re fighting themselves on every pitch. The team as a whole, though, is a different animal. Putting together lengthy win streaks is great, of course, but as a whole, a team must rely on a […]

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Cardinals Rally Past Padres

Posted: July 22, 2013 at 11:22 am   /   Local, Sports, St. Louis Cardinals

He’s not exactly known for his defense. In fact, he ranks well below average according to the metrics. Still, that hasn’t stopped him from making some pretty exceptional plays when it’s counted. Known primarily as the best hitter in baseball with runners in scoring position the last two seasons, it’s easy to remember that Allen […]

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Cardinals Clinch Best First-Half Record in MLB

Posted: July 15, 2013 at 1:08 pm   /   Local, Sports, St. Louis Cardinals

They’re not always pretty, but damn if they don’t get the job done. One a night that went back and forth more than a girl trying to decide her outfit for the night, the Cardinals managed to crank out 21 hits en route to a 10-6 win over the Cubs. With the win, the Cardinals […]

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Cardinals Sweep Marlins, Send Five to Mid-Summer Classic

Posted: July 8, 2013 at 8:21 pm   /   Film, Local

“Even the Mona Lisa’s falling apart.” After a fortuitous start to the season, the Cardinals managed to hit a rough patch for a couple weeks. While the Cardinals managed to go 35-18 in the first two months, they stumbled at the end of June and lost seven of nine games, going 14-14 in June as […]

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Matt Carpenter: Wunderkind

Posted: June 15, 2013 at 9:49 am   /   Local, Sports, St. Louis Cardinals

He was meant to be a stopgap. With 2011 first-round pick Kolten Wong hitting his way through the minors, he was asked to learn to play second simply so the Cardinals could get his bat in the lineup. Along with shortstop, second base has been the biggest area of need for the Cardinals the past […]

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When a Luxury Becomes a Necessity: Cardinals Forced to Lean on Pitching Depth

Posted: May 24, 2013 at 11:02 pm   /   Local, Sports, St. Louis Cardinals

First off, let me wish you a happy Memorial Day weekend. It’s unlikely I’ll update before Monday, but I hope you take time to reflect on why most people get a holiday Monday. The sacrifices of those who gave their lives in service to this country, whether you agree with the cause or not, should […]

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