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Cardinal Talk: KXnO FOX Sports Radio: Shutouts Mean Wins

Weekly St. Louis Cardinals-focused chat on KXnO FOX Sports Radio 1460 in Des Moines.

In our normal late-Friday time slot, I joined Ken Miller and Jim Brinson on KXnO FOX Sports Radio 1460 in Des Moines in our weekly series to discuss the St. Louis Cardinals.

We discussed improvement in the Cardinals play while noting it has been driven by pitching rather than by the struggling offense. Injured and returning players were touched upon as was the return of Oscar Taveras to Triple-A. The upcoming schedule against the National League East was reviewed.

Once again in 2014, Cardinals followers in central Iowa are able to 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.

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6 Responses to “Cardinal Talk: KXnO FOX Sports Radio: Shutouts Mean Wins”

  1. JumboShrimp says:

    Big Matt is going to compel Matheny to put him in the right place in the lineup, cleanup.

  2. blingboy says:

    What happens when we don’t need the extra pitcher? Grichuk again? Why? Taveras again already? Somebody else?

    Greenwood is interesting. Previously, I have seen knowledgeable people say he isn’t a prospect anymore. And nothing about his numbers argued against that. But this year he is putting up some nice ones. And I believe this is his sixth pro year. I wish him success.

    Today at the ballpark it was hot. Real hot. I got my Jack Buck talking bobble head. Approaching Ballpark Village from the east, there is a beer garden type thing in a patio area at the east end of the complex. So that was as far as we got with exploring ballpark village. We decided to come at it from the west next time.

    As far as the game, it was a good one. Well played by our guys. Offensively, Holliday’s homer to center was a line drive that looked like it didn’t have enough loft to get out, but he really blistered it. There was also some taking advantage of opportunity by the O. Good to see. Adams either ties into it or looks terrible. The other thing that stood out was Wong’s D

    Kelly was out signing autographs a few rows in front of us before the game. A very entertaining guy.

    I will also mention that it was “High Socks Sunday” and two of our nine starters wore the high socks (Wong and Jay). You wouldn’t think it was too much to ask. It is, obviously.

  3. Bw52 says:

    Why not 14 pitchers or 15? Cards don`t need a bench………….let`s call up some more pitchers .23 pitchers and Yadi and Tony Cruz.Thjen Matheny can just switch pitchers around in the field according to who he wants to pitch to certain batters.

  4. JumboShrimp says:

    Great job by Marshmellow Garcia yesterday. He is 3-0, throwing strikes, and routinely lasting 7 innings.

    The Cards look to be turning a corner. Jay is batting .309 and should get all the starts against RHPs in CF. Matt Adams is showing the Cards what they have been missing, some power. His slugging percentage is above 500, while Craigs is dismal. If Matt Holliday can warm up with the weather, as he typically does, then Jay, Holliday, and Adams can bat 2-4 and carry the team.

    • Bw52 says:

      Marshmellow Garcia will let the Cards down.You can count on that.Even a blind hog finds a acorn once in a while.Going to take a hell of a lot more than beating the Nats 3 games in a row to get me to change my opinion on this Cards team.

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