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Brian Walton's news and commentary on the St. Louis Cardinals (TM) and their minor league system

Archive for April, 2010

Rasmus’ unusual run-scoring day

On Thursday, St. Louis’ Colby Rasmus did something only four other Cardinals in team history had accomplished in a single game.

Freese’s six RBI in historical context

St. Louis Cardinals third baseman David Freese drove in six runs against the Atlanta Braves Thursday afternoon. We tell you how unique that is.

Cardinals live chat on FOX Sports Midwest Thursday

I will again be a panelist for FOX Sports Midwest’s live chat during Thursday afternoon’s St. Louis Cardinals game. Join in the discussion!

Cardinals number six spot not producing

The St. Louis Cardinals aren’t getting many RBI from the sixth spot in their batting order.

Penny matches Wainwright stingy streak

Two St. Louis Cardinals hurlers have current runs of four starts of seven innings or more and two or fewer earned runs. The last time it was done even once to start a season was in 1973.

Wainwright extends streak to four in Saturday loss

Three St. Louis Cardinals starters are working on pitching streaks of six innings or more while allowing two or fewer runs.

The Cardinal Nation Blog: FOXSports.com’s Blog of the Day again!

Lopez-Canseco story and association with Yardbarker leads to repeat national exposure for St. Louis Cardinals-oriented blog.

Did Lopez risk a “Canseco” by pitching injured?

St. Louis Cardinals infielder Felipe Lopez took the mound with a sore elbow, not disclosing pre-existing discomfort until afterward. Was he tough or careless?

Carp’s 10K report

Chris Carpenter added his name to an exclusive list on Thursday night with his second consecutive ten-strikeout game for the St. Louis Cardinals.

Cardinals starting streak broken at seven; not close to record

The St. Louis Cardinals’ run of seven consecutive starts of seven innings or more allowing two or fewer runs ended Tuesday night in Arizona. The team record may be 12, set in 1944.

Penny extends Cardinals starting streak to seven

The St. Louis Cardinals are working on run of seven consecutive starts of seven innings or more allowing two or fewer runs.

Wainwright extends Cardinals best streak in almost a quarter century

With his complete game on Sunday, St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Adam Wainwright extended the team’s streak of seven or more innings pitched while allowing two or fewer earned runs to six games, longest since 1986.

Garcia extends Cardinals best starting streak since 1993

The St. Louis Cardinals are working on run of five consecutive starts of seven innings allowing two or fewer runs.

Lopez’ and Carpenter’s Friday feats

Felipe Lopez and Chris Carpenter powered the Cardinals to a comeback win over the Mets Friday. Each man’s feat was notable in the context of team history.

Walton on KXnO FOX Sports Radio Friday

Catch me talking St. Louis Cardinals baseball with Matt Perrault and Ken Miller on KXnO FOX Sports Radio 1460 in Des Moines today (Friday) at 5:25 p.m. CDT.

FOX Sports Midwest Cardinals Live Chat Schedule

FOXSportsMidwest.com will host live online chats during 16 St. Louis Cardinals games this season.

Cardinals organization roster matrix: 2010 regular season

The St. Louis Cardinals full system roster view will reflect changes during the 2010 regular season.

Another bad Bud idea: More MLB wild cards

Major League Baseball’s commissioner sees more Wild Card teams as “very attractive.”

The Cardinals’ Mike Leakes

Brothers Lindy and Von McDaniel along with Bob L. Miller joined the St. Louis Cardinals in the 1950’s without playing in the minor leagues first.

Cardinals home opener live blogging on FOX Sports Midwest

I will be back as a panelist on FOX Sports Midwest’s live blog during Monday afternoon’s St. Louis Cardinals home opener. Join in the discussion!

Where to find The Cardinal Nation this season

A number of new, exciting opportunities plus the continuation of others make for a busy season of reporting on St. Louis Cardinals baseball in 2010.

Cost to attend a Cardinals game up slightly in 2010

The St. Louis Cardinals rank ninth in the 2010 MLB Fan Cost Index with a 0.7 percent increase compared to 2009.

Walton on KXnO FOX Sports Radio Thursday

Catch me talking St. Louis Cardinals baseball with Matt Perrault and Ken Miller on KXnO FOX Sports Radio 1460 in Des Moines today (Thursday) at 4:35 p.m. CDT.

Pujols’ four runs scored put him in elite company

When he crossed the plate four times on opening day, Albert Pujols tied for the fourth-most such games in St. Louis Cardinals history.

The Cardinals organization roster matrix: Season-opening update

The St. Louis Cardinals full system view is refreshed to reflect tentative opening season rosters and extended spring camp invitees.

Cardinals Minor League Spring Training Notebook: 04/04

Highlights from Sunday’s St. Louis Cardinals minor league spring training games in Florida.

Cardinals Minor League Spring Training Notebook: 04/03

Highlights from Saturday’s St. Louis Cardinals minor league spring training games in Florida.

Cardinals Minor League Spring Training Notebook: 04/02

Highlights from Friday’s St. Louis Cardinals minor league spring training games in Florida.

Cardinals Minor League Spring Training Notebook: 04/01

Highlights from Thursday’s St. Louis Cardinals minor league spring training games in Florida.