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WHO News Talk Radio: Yankee Invasion Looming

St. Louis Cardinals-focused chat on WHO News Talk Radio 1040 in Des Moines.

Invited back for another appearance, I joined hosts Chuck Reed and former Iowa State head football coach Jim Walden on their weekly Sunday night show, “Two Guys Named Jim” on WHO News Talk Radio 1040 in Des Moines.

The St. Louis Cardinals’ current status, upcoming Yankees series and outlook for the remainder of the season was the primary focus of our conversation. We also took a glance around the National League Central and the rest of the Senior Circuit.

Once again in 2014, Cardinals followers in central Iowa are able catch Cardinals radio broadcasts on WHO’s sister station, KXnO FOX Sports Radio 1460, along with my regular Friday segment each week throughout the season, the latter 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 Jim Walden and Chuck Reed (12:17)

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11 Responses to “WHO News Talk Radio: Yankee Invasion Looming”

  1. Bw52 says:

    Cards rank 8th in runs,15th in HRs,14th in Stolen bases,13th in SLG%,,tied 8th in OPS,4th in Batting Average,5th in OBP,3rd in Doubles in the National league.
    29th in HRs in MLB,26th in SLG%,22nd OPS,10th BA,27th in stolen Bases in the Majors.5th in Doubles in majors.21st in runs scored in majors.
    Cards lead Billy Hamilton 19 SBs to 18

    • CariocaCardinal says:

      Why do you consider the team in a stagnant state? what are the numbers over the last 10-15 games?

    • CariocaCardinal says:

      Would you rather be Milwaukee with there great stats, and a small lead but playing poorly at the moment or the Cards with their poor offensive stats, a slight deficit in the standings, and playing with the hot hand? I’ll take the STL situation every time.

  2. Bw52 says:

    Cards still have a powere outage,a lack of speed,pitchers getting injured and a bad manager.Many players down from last season and a lack of clutch hitting.Other than that theteams fine.Cincy and Pittsburgh are playing much worse than last season .Brewers are finally seeking their proper level…….down,Cards in race because the rest of the division stinks except Brewers.Only player who has played well is Wainwright and he had a couple of terrible starts.Nobody on offense has consisitently stood out,Yadi has streaks but Holliday,MCaarp,Craig,Peralta all down from last season.

  3. crdswmn says:

    The power outage will get better, but doubtful it will be at a level that is to the liking of many. I personally don’t care much about a power outage, I care more about winning games. The Cardinals have speed, it just hasn’t been used properly, with Wong being demoted for a time, and Bourjos getting inconsistent playing time. Our pitching staff has been pretty healthy in comparison to the rest of baseball. I will refrain from commenting on the manager.

    No team is perfect. There are strengths and weaknesses in every team.

  4. kray66 says:

    I’m with Brian. It hasn’t been a perfect start to the season but things could be worse. All the pieces are there, we just haven’t really had them all firing at the same time. The pitching as helped the lack of offense. Even if the pitching cools off, if the offense fires up a bit, we’ll still be alright.

  5. Bw52 says:

    I am glad the Cards are winning games.Anyone who thinks differently is plain foolish.My point is this season too many flaws have bee n exposed.The RISP hitting has not been as good as last season.A droppoff was to be expected because RISP hitting was close to exceptional last year.Trading for a defensive CF will speed and then sitting him behind Jon Jay is not excusable.The mismanagement of the bench,double switches,callups,starting lineups and roster choices has been poor at best.The Cards have been hanging close mainly due to the inept play of Cincy and Pittsburgh.

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