Author Archives: Bob Netherton

July 23-25 – Philadelphia Phillies at St. Louis Cardinals


The St. Louis Cardinals (59-37)  continue their first home stand of the second half as they host the Philadelphia Phillies  (49-50) for three games.   The Cardinals still hold the best record in the National League, but their lead over the … Continue reading

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The Best Kept Secrets in the Farm System – Part 2


Yesterday, we took a look at the progress Tyler Lyons has made since being optioned back to Memphis. With a challenging six weeks ahead for the Cardinals, largely against divisional rivals, his return to St. Louis is looking more and … Continue reading

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Tyler Lyons – The Best Kept Secret in the Farm System


Just days after Jake Westbrook went on the disabled list with elbow soreness, Jamie Garcia’s shoulder finally gave out and his 2013 season would come to an end.  This was on May 17, and the bulk of the regular season … Continue reading

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Yasiel Puig and the All Star Game


Over the last month of the season, the most exciting player in either of the Major Leagues is the young Dodgers outfielder, Yasiel Puig.   At this moment, the 22 year old has played in 35 games and is hitting .394 … Continue reading

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Thank You, Albert Pujols


The St. Louis Cardinals will soon be in Anaheim for a three game series with the Angels.   Unlike most inter-league series, this one should be off the charts in terms of interest for Cardinals fans as it will be the … Continue reading

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Birds Eye View: June 3-6 – Arizona Diamondbacks at St. Louis Cardinals


The St. Louis Cardinals (37-19, +2.5 games)  will conclude their NL West home stand with a four games series against the Arizona Diamondbacks (32-24, +3 games).  These two teams met to open the season in Arizona, with the Diamondbacks taking … Continue reading

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Progressive Game Blog – May 4, 2013: The Fifth Inning


For the last five years, members of the United Cardinal Bloggers participate in a progressive game blog, with each writer sharing their perspectives on an inning of a game.  This year, we will look at a Saturday afternoon game between … Continue reading

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Birds Eye View: April 22-24 – St. Louis Cardinals at Washington Nationals


The St. Louis Cardinals (10-8, 1/2 game back)  conclude their East Coast road trip with a three games series against the Washington Nationals (10-8, 3 games back).  The last time these two teams met was in the 2012 National League … Continue reading

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2012 United Cardinal Bloggers Award Ballot


As we look to close out the 2012 season, the United Cardinal Bloggers have one more task to complete – the annual awards.  This is always a fun project because you get a chance to pat some of your peers … Continue reading

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It’s 1968 All Over Again


Congratulations to the Detroit Tigers for an impressive four game sweep of the New York Yankees to earn their 11th American League Championship. With the Cardinals just one win away from their 19th NL Pennant, it begs the obvious question, … Continue reading

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