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Cardinal Talk: KXnO FOX Sports Radio: Second-half opening

Weekly St. Louis Cardinals-focused 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 our regular series to discuss the St. Louis Cardinals, “Cardinal Talk.” This time, we discussed the All-Star Game and the upcoming second-half schedule for the Cardinals.

Cardinals followers in central Iowa can again catch St. Louis Cardinals radio broadcasts on KXnO as well as my regular segment each week throughout the season, either over the air or via streaming. Or, if you miss it live, you can always catch the replay right here at The Cardinal Nation blog.

Click here for audio: Brian Walton with Ken Miller and Jim Brinson (11:24)

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13 Responses to “Cardinal Talk: KXnO FOX Sports Radio: Second-half opening”

  1. blingboy says:

    Puig is getting sued in US Federal court by some guy in Cuba who was jailed there for helping Puig plan his defection, or something like that. The beef seems to be that Puig gave false evidence against him.

  2. Bw52 says:

    Nice to see Brock Peterson get a chance.Here`s hoping for a Roger Freed like results.

    • Brian Walton says:

      11 years trying, including fighting back from indy ball, makes for an inspiring story.

    • Nutlaw says:

      Yeah, definitely a nice gesture by the Cardinals. Plus, they did need someone with pop off of the bench if Adams is starting every day. I like it.

    • JumboShrimp says:

      It would be fantastic if Peterson could get some at bats and enjoy some success.

      He started playing in 2003. He reached AA in 2007, not slow for someone who did not play college. He played a lot of years and was steady. He did not put up a monster HR or batting average, to draw notice. After 2 years at AAA, he must have been a minor league free agent no one needed. No bonus baby way back when, no college exploits, Mr. Anonymous, Mr. Minor League pro.

      Rather than quit, Peterson was humble and played for Bridgeport, with Adam Greenburg, Prentice Redman, and others over the hill. He hit well in 2012. The Cards knew Peterson was AAA established and we had gotten fed up with Mark Hamilton at Memphis 1B, so gave a shot to a guy who wanted to play.

      Lets hope Peterson smacks a few, so somebody will offer him some money for 2014.

  3. Bw52 says:

    While I am thinking about it……………………..why is Victor Marte still on the 40-man roster? Fornataro and Rondon are hard throwing RHPs who are having down seasons but both have upsides.Brian pointed out earlier this season that Jermane Curtis could have been a reward for a loyal player.

  4. Bw52 says:

    Sure hope Lynn gets out of the slump he has been in for 4 of his last 5 starts.Comeback needed tonite.

  5. JumboShrimp says:

    Last summer, we took Lynn out of rotation for a while and he was much better after some time in the bullpen.

    We could bring up Tyler Lyons, send down Martinez, and move Lynn to the pen. Lyons has been pitching very well as a Memphis starter.

    • Brian Walton says:

      There are a lot of potential moving parts, but it remains unclear the best way to use them.

      • crdswmn says:

        There is something to be said for a little patience. Many times things work themselves out.

        But patience in Cardinals fans is a scarce commodity. After last night’s game, they had Lynn sent to the bullpen, or Memphis, and Freese traded. Today, it will be whomever does the next bad thing.

        • Bw52 says:

          Lynn has had 1 good start out of his last 5 starts.He seems to be getting himself in early messes quite often.So its not just wondering about last nights start.

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