Dingers propel Cardinals to victory over Dodgers in longest game in baseball history

Hello, fellow Sleep Refusers. John here to take you through tonight's (probably last night's, by the time this ends) game between the St. Louis Cardinals and Los Angeles Dodgers. Let's take a look at the lineups. https://twitter.com/Cardinals/status/1031696161806143493 https://twitter.com/Dodgers/status/1031662524624584704 So on the surface, the Dodgers have the pitching edge tonight. Austin Gomber has pitched well, but…

Brewers hold off Cardinals sweep attempt, win 2-1

Having already clinched their seventh consecutive series victory on Saturday night, the St. Louis Cardinals arrived back at Busch Stadium this afternoon with a chance to sweep the Milwaukee Brewers and create a game-and-a-half gap between the two NL Central and Wild Card contenders. In years past, this meant the notorious "Sunday lineup". But now…

8/13/18 Recap: Cards walk off Nats in dramatic opener

The Cardinals pop the cork on a 4-game home series with fellow wild card contenders, the Washington Nationals, tonight. Our surprise virtuoso/stalwart rotation head Miles Mikolas takes on Nats, uh... Guy, Tommy Milone. Milone, 31, has been uninspiring throughout an 8-year career in the majors, putting up -0.4 bWAR in 754 innings, working almost exclusively…

Cardinals rock Chris Archer, still lose to Pirates—an 8/3 recap

Well, folks, the St. Louis Cardinals won three of four games against a very good Colorado Rockies team, and I'm ready to trick myself into believing that the playoffs are a possibility. Here's what happened in the first game of my period of delusion. First, the lineups. https://twitter.com/Cardinals/status/1025481455101730817 https://twitter.com/Pirates/status/1025508740181749761 Oh great, the Pirates are using…

On Tommy Pham and Cardinals Fandom

Let’s start with one of my favorite hypotheticals: your team (any sport) can field two rosters for the coming season: Roster A: all the guys you know and love/love to hate. They’re familiar. You know them. They’ll put together a competent year. They won’t win a championship. Roster B: a bunch of strangers. Didn’t come…

8/1/18 Recap: Bullpen Carries Cardinals Past Rockies 6-3

We've officially reached August in the rich pageant that is the 2018 St. Louis Cardinals season. Tuesday's act included one of the team's best and most likable players being traded for a really underwhelming return, along with video from last Friday's game showing a firework flying into the stands. There's a metaphor somewhere in that…

7/30/18 Recap: CARDINALS WALK OFF ROCKIES

Tonight, the Cardinals open a 3-game set hosting the Rockies. The Rox are in the mix for the NL West title this year, and the Cardinals are at a decision point with the non-waiver trade deadline looming. Fun fact: the Rockies just signed old friend Matt Holliday, 38, to a minor league contract. Yay Matt!…

Cubs beat Cardinals in a boring, boring game–a 7/29 recap

As a personal affront to me, the Cardinals and Cubs not only played a night game on Sunday, but also it was delayed by weather. But before this become an obnoxious diatribe about how games start too late these days, here were the starting lineups. https://twitter.com/Cubs/status/1023656086694506503 https://twitter.com/Cardinals/status/1023699712774430721 8:23--John Gant throws the first pitch. Okay then!…

Baseball is fun again! Cards beat Cubs in game one of weekend series at Busch – a 7/27 recap

Cubs vs. Cardinals. Always a fun time when these two teams get together, right? Well, I guess it's only fun if you win. The Cardinals are five-hundred, the least they can do is steal a few games from the Cubbies. Let's do this. Luke Weaver on the bump. Lineups https://twitter.com/Cubs/status/1022927287983984640 https://twitter.com/Cardinals/status/1022952292595757056 Game Notes Luke Weaver…

7/25/18 Recap: Cards Lose Series Finale to Reds 7-3

Cardinals Baseball since the all-star break has often been exciting and even more so heart breaking. This week has been no different, with the loss Monday at the hands of Bud Norris and the lackluster offense, and the win yesterday with the fire alarm tactics of the Reds, and Fowler's big right-handed bomb. It's Flaherty's…

DEX GON GIVE IT TO YA- a 7/24 recap

Welp, last night was a roller coaster of emotions. Let's hope for better tonight in Cincy. Lefty Austin Gomber takes the mound for the Redbirds tonight, let's see if he has similar success to Poncdeleon. Let's ride. Lineups Peraza- SS Gennett- 2B Votto- 1B Suarez- 3B Duvall- LF Ervin- RF Casali- C Bailey- P Hamilton-…

7/23 Recap: Cardinals summarize season to date

Remember Dan Poncedeleon? He's a 26-year-old Cardinals AAA pitcher who has made national sports headlines precisely once in the past two seasons. Last May, Dan took a scorching comebacker off his noggin that nearly killed him and put him in the hospital for an extended stay with a traumatic brain injury. His progress back has…