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Cardinal talk: KXnO FOX Sports Radio: Opening week

St. Louis Cardinals Friday chat on KXnO FOX Sports Radio 1460 in Des Moines.

Late Friday afternoon, I joined Ken Miller and Jim Brinson on KXnO FOX Sports Radio 1460 in Des Moines in another installment of this year’s series to discuss the St. Louis Cardinals, “Cardinal Talk.” Our focus was a recap of 2012 spring training.

Cardinals followers in central Iowa can again catch Cardinals radio broadcasts on KXnO as well as my segment each Friday afternoon throughout the season, either over the air or via streaming. My appearances are sponsored by WCI Pools and Spas,

Click here for audio: Brian Walton with Ken Miller and Jim Brinson (8:22)

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20 Responses to “Cardinal talk: KXnO FOX Sports Radio: Opening week”

  1. JumboShrimp says:

    Nice to see Matt Carpenter and Shane Robinson collect hits yesterday. Matheny wants inexperienced role players to get involved and gain confidence, hard when a guy spends a lot of time on the bench.

  2. Brian Walton says:

    NL Rolaids Relief Man of the Year John Axford and MLB Executive of the Year Doug Melvin (sorry, Jumbo) will be honored at Miller Park prior to today’s game.

    • JumboShrimp says:

      Mo does not mind Doug getting a personal consolation prize, since Mo’s team overtook the Brewers and ground their hopes into the dust last October. And then Fielder said goodbye. Plenty for Brewers fans to sob into their beers over this summer.

  3. JumboShrimp says:

    Too much Greinke today.

    My guy Vic Marte is going to need to lift his game.

  4. JumboShrimp says:

    Wainwright looked pretty good today. That was the positive for the Cards.

    Greinke was sharp. When on, he’s tough to beat. Lets rip the lefty tomorrow.

  5. crdswmn says:

    I thought Waino looked good. Hate that he had to take a loss on his first start. Greinke was dealing,

    Some people said Waino’s velocity was down. Anybody know if this is true? Should this be a concern?

    Tomorrow will be tough too because the Cardinals have always had problems with Wolf.

    • T8Ball says:

      He was throwing multiple 2 seamers early on….they sat around 89-91, but that’s a 2 seamer for you. His 4 seamer used to hit 93-95? I think.

      When he left we was hitting 89 with his 4 seamer.

  6. crdswmn says:

    Pujols update for Bling. (According to sources on Twitter)

    He got a hit!

    He also GIDP and was thrown out at home plate after blowing through a stop sign at 3B. In other words, business as usual.

    Memories…..can be beautiful and yet……….. 😉

  7. JumboShrimp says:

    Big test tomorrow for Lance Lynn. Starting is much harder than relieving, as he has done. Tough to pitch in Milwaukee, too.

    Our secret weapons: we will unleash Shane Robinson and Tyler Greene against the southpaw.

  8. JumboShrimp says:

    Big Matt likes feasting on AAA pitching.

  9. crdswmn says:

    Good game, Lynn was terrific. Shane Robinson with a 3 run bomb was awesome.

  10. Kansasbirdman says:

    Brian: At three wins vs one loss, we are on track to win 121.5 games! I love this extrapolating!

  11. blingboy says:

    Monday lineup:

    1. Rafael Furcal, SS

    2. Carlos Beltran, RF

    3. Matt Holliday, LF

    4. Lance Berkman, 1B

    5. David Freese, 3B

    6. Yadier Molina, C

    7. Jon Jay, CF

    8. Daniel Descalso, 2B

    9. Jake Westbrook, P

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