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Archive for June, 2014

Cardinal Talk: KXnO FOX Sports Radio: Tough Road Traveled

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

Cardinals SS and C Batting Fourth and Fifth is Very Rare

It has been almost a century since the first two times the St. Louis Cardinals shortstop and catcher batted fourth and fifth. Hall of Famers Rogers Hornsby and Miller Huggins were directly involved.

After Cardinals Injuries, Oddsmaker Establishes New Division Favorite

With 2/5 of the rotation out with injuries, the St. Louis Cardinals are no longer one oddsmaker’s favorite to win their division.

Handicapping Cardinals Wednesday Rotation Options

Looking at who might make the start for the St. Louis Cardinals in Jaime Garcia’s place on Wednesday.

From Where Will Cardinals Roster Replacements Come?

From St. Louis to Class-A Peoria, the Cardinals system has 23 players on the disabled list and is down seven healthy players across its active rosters.

Cardinal Talk: KXnO FOX Sports Radio: Runs Too Scarce

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

Brewers, Lucroy Draw All-Star Attention Any Way Possible

The Milwaukee Brewers are pushing their all-star catching candidate Jonathan Lucroy by attacking his competition, St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina.

Cardinals Finally Get Back to Scoring Six

The St. Louis Cardinals did a good job of scoring runs in bunches in April, but have not been very good since. Maybe Monday is the start of a trend.

Cardinal Talk: KXnO FOX Sports Radio: Shutouts Mean Wins

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

Cardinals organization roster matrix: 2014 draft and short season

The St. Louis Cardinals’ full system view by position and level reflects the 2014 draft plus rosters for short-season play with all organization players listed by level and position.

Cardinals Triple Plays Are Not Game Changers

Rarely if ever does a St. Louis Cardinals game change its trajectory after the defense executes a triple play.

Cardinal Talk: KXnO FOX Sports Radio: Scoring Woes Continue

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

With Perfect Night, Carpenter Joins Some Big Cardinals Names

St. Louis Cardinals third baseman Matt Carpenter became the 21st player in team history to reach base every time in a game with at least six plate appearances.

Three State College Spikes Games to be Televised

The St. Louis Cardinals New York-Penn League club to appear on television for the first time three times this coming season.

My Monday Morning Appearance on SiriusXM

Brian Walton discusses the St. Louis Cardinals from a fantasy baseball perspective.