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Cardinal Talk: KXnO FOX Sports Radio: Baltimore Bound

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

As is the case each Friday prior to the St. Louis Cardinals pregame show, I joined Ken Miller on KXnO FOX Sports Radio 1460 in Des Moines in our weekly series to discuss the St. Louis Cardinals. Jim Brinson was away.

We discussed the aftermath of the Cardinals trade deadline activity and set up the weekend series in Baltimore.

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.

Click here for audio: Brian Walton with Ken Miller (7:29)

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17 Responses to “Cardinal Talk: KXnO FOX Sports Radio: Baltimore Bound”

  1. crdswmn says:

    I will christen this new post with one thought before I go to bed.

    I am having a hard time caring about this team this year. Tonight’s game did nothing to help.

    • blingboy says:

      Your interest will perk up once we get into post season.

      It does seem things need to be freshened up. So, do you think there could be some major shaking up this winter?

    • JumboShrimp says:

      The season has not been without frustrations. Consider Bourjos. He began the season with a cold streak and since then has not had enough playing time to get in a groove.
      Or 2B Mark Ellis, worst season of his career.
      Joe Kelly injured for a few months.
      Wacha out since June.
      Craig could not meet the expectations of fans.
      Oscar has not been fast out of the blocks.

  2. JumboShrimp says:

    One of the encougaging aspects of 2014 has been Kolten Wong. Last season, he got picked off during the World Series. Wong has put that dopey moment behind him and persevered to a successful rookie year, 9 dingers, 17 steals so far. He reminds me a bit of another sawed off second baseman, the great Joe Morgan. Morgan had more than 20 homers in a season 4 times, he stole more than 40 bases 9 times.
    Wong probably is not the equal of Morgan’s base stealing ability, but he’s a good defender, baserunner, will hit for average, and has pop. Wong could exceed 20 dingers in a campaign, in future which looks to be bright.

  3. Bw52 says:

    Baltimore NINE Homeruns in 2 games.I had thought Camden Yards was a fairly decent sized ballpark but the Cards must think its the Grand Canyon and the Orioles hit like its a little league park.What happened to the pitchers?I would think today was easily Lackey`s worst game of the year.This poor play from this weekend can put serious doubt to the mind of any fans who really think this years team is a real contender .Right now looks like a pretender who got its ass kicked trying to play with the grownups.

  4. crdswmn says:

    The Memphis Redbirds scored 21 runs tonight.

    I am happy to see some guys wearing the birds on the bat know how to score.

  5. JumboShrimp says:

    One benefit of getting blasted by the Orioles is its bad publicity. Mo tends to react with a roster change. We could demote Shane Robinson again and bring up Tommy Pham. He has earned a chance.

  6. JumboShrimp says:

    Mo is going to need to change something on the coaching staff. Matheny, Aldrete, and Lilliquist, somebody is going to need to go.
    We have one of our all time greats as a special assistant, in Chris Carpenter. He could go into uniform next year as the pitching coach. Somebody who can stand up to Mike and make the pitching decisions for him.

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