Tag Archives: David Freese

Sabermetrics, common sense and the Cards middle relievers

The Cards offense is close to being the best in all of MLB, even with the pitcher hitting instead of the DH.  For those out there who like or dislike Wins Above Replacement (WAR), it’s hard to argue with how … Continue reading

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Thoughts on LaRussa, Baker, the ASG, ballot stuffing and the Pirates

Tony LaRussa and Dusty Baker are at it again.  Baker is upset that Brandon Phillips and Johnny Cueto were not voted in the 2012 All-Star Game by LaRussa, citing that the reason they’re not in is because of the fight … Continue reading

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Cards get first sweep—Team WAR and Run Differential

Finally, the Cards got a sweep. The starting pitching continued to be great. The offense was again a beast after hibernating for a few days in Houston. Manager Mike Matheny pushed all the right buttons, expect for 1 inning with … Continue reading

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Cards denied sweep over Brewers because of a blunder and a brain fart

The Cards bats came back to life over the weekend, and it was looking like they were in the driver’s seat to stretch out their wings over the NL Central. The first 2 games of the series were won easily, … Continue reading

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3 good starting pitching performances, 2 bad calls, 1 win

The Cards streak of winning 6 series in a row is over, but there’s no need to worry. Jaime Garcia and Adam Wainwright both pitched well enough to get the win in the first 2 games against the Cubs, but … Continue reading

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