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…

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!…

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…

All-Star rosters announced: Mikolas going to D.C., Carpenter hopes to join after Final Vote

Back in May, I told you about the real superstar coming over from Japan's NPB, Miles Mikolas. Two months later, his main competition in that category has given up pitching. Meanwhile, All-Star rosters have been announced, and Mikolas is the lone Cardinal to represent his team at the ASG. Here's his wife Lauren's reaction: https://twitter.com/Fearless_Charm/status/1016112381259329536…

6.29.18 Recap: Cardinals squander strong Mikolas start, cave to Braves

Cards host the NL East-leading upstart Braves tonight. Josh Matejka's series preview is very much recommended reading. Tonight we get my favorite Cardinals pitcher, Miles Mikolas, vs. Julio Teheran, who has struggled while flashing occasional dominance this year. Lineups: https://twitter.com/Braves/status/1012794887757058048 https://twitter.com/Cardinals/status/1012806692801843201 The Game Mikolas and Teheran traded zeroes for six innings, and Mikolas in particular…