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

Archive for July, 2010

Managing Garcia’s workload during a pennant race

What is the best way for the St. Louis Cardinals to manage their number three starter, rookie Jaime Garcia?

Reliever MacDougal’s rare introductory feat

New St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Mike MacDougal is the 23rd reliever to win in his first game with the team.

Cardinals live chat on FOX Sports Midwest Thursday

Catch FOX Sports Midwest’s live chat during Thursday afternoon’s St. Louis Cardinals game. Join our discussion!

FOX Sports Midwest Cardinals ratings tops in MLB

In the most recent Nielsen research data, the St. Louis Cardinals games have taken over the highest local ratings in baseball.

Great Museums: The National Baseball Hall of Fame

A one-hour video tour of one of nation’s greatest museums, located in Cooperstown, New York.

Hall of Fame Sunday thoughts

Anger over MLB’s Hall of Fame Sunday games and wonder about ESPN’s Sunday night choice.

Molina’s pickoffs: The recap

St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina is amazingly proficient at picking off opposing baserunners.

Batavia Muckdogs financial situation eroding

Lack of attendance is killing the St. Louis Cardinals New York-Penn League affiliate, the Batavia Muckdogs.

Cardinals live chat on FOX Sports Midwest Friday

Catch FOX Sports Midwest’s live chat during Friday afternoon’s St. Louis Cardinals game. Join our discussion!

Will Wainwright’s home pitching feats continue?

At Busch Stadium, Adam Wainwright has posted among the most impressive results of any pitcher in St. Louis Cardinals history.

Cardinals extend winning streak to seven

Since Tony La Russa became St. Louis Cardinals manager in 1996, his clubs have had only seven longer winning streaks.

Jay’s doubles among all-time Cards early leaders

Jon Jay has nine two-base hits in his first 38 games, joining just 16 other St. Louis Cardinals who could say the same.

Craig celebrates 26th birthday in style

St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Allen Craig had a three-RBI game on Sunday as the Dodgers were swept out of town.

Molina snaps out of it

St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina has resumed driving in runs.

Time to revisit McClellan in the rotation?

The Cardinals need another dependable starter. They may have one in their bullpen.

FOX Sports Midwest confirms full slate of Cardinals games in 2011

Starting next season, FOX Sports Midwest will be televising all games that were on KSDK in recent years.

The Cardinals ace: A changing of the guard?

Has Adam Wainwright supplanted Chris Carpenter as the St. Louis Cardinals’ ace – on paper, at least?

Can Jon Jay sustain?

St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Jon Jay has been a pleasant surprise in right field for the injured Ryan Ludwick. When Ludwick returns, can Jay keep it up?

New Cardinals minor league segment on Channel 5

Catch Brian Walton and Katie Felts talking Cardinals minor leaguers during KSDK’s Sunday post-game show.

Pujols and Holliday deliver with two out

The two big bats in the St. Louis Cardinals lineup have been driving in runs with two outs in 2010.

Several Rays adopt Cardinals old-school stirrups

Several of the Tampa Bay Rays are modeling hose in the Brendan Ryan, old-school St. Louis Cardinals look.

Walton on KXnO FOX Sports Radio Friday

Brian Walton’s weekly discussion about the 2010 St. Louis Cardinals with Matt and Miller of KXnO FOX Sports Radio 1460 in Des Moines.

Cardinals live chat on FOX Sports Midwest Thursday

Catch FOX Sports Midwest’s live chat during Thursday afternoon’s St. Louis Cardinals game. Join our discussion!

Ludwick greatly missed at Coors

Injured St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Ryan Ludwick is the team’s career leader in SLG and OPS in Denver.

Cardinals first half rankings

Looking at how the 2010 St. Louis Cardinals stack up against their peers over time.

Wainwright’s big July 4 boom stick

St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright was the team’s top pitcher – and hitter – on Sunday.

Cardinals staff continues home run stinginess

St. Louis Cardinals pitchers are not giving up as many home runs as in most recent seasons.

Breaking down Pujols’ declining slugging percentage

What Albert Pujols is swinging at, where and resulting contact rate leads to a lower slugging percentage in 2010.