Tag: St. Louis Cardinals

Max Scherzer: About Last Night (September 02)

What’s sort of remarkable about a night where Max Scherzer spent more time from the stretch than a Pilates instructor, allowing 11 hits, and struck out 10 batters is that he somehow managed to throw only 108 pitches and last six innings.  How is that possible?  Scherzer struck out four Cardinal batters on three pitches …

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Joe Ross: About Last Night (September 01)

I wonder if of all 32 of the pitches Joe Ross threw in that third inning, if he could take only one back would it be that 3-2 slider to Matt Carpenter? The pitch barely broke, went outside for ball four, and the Cardinals eventual first run reached base. In an inning where Ross walked …

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Gio Gonzalez: About Last Night (August 31)

Most people would agree that the best curveball in baseball belongs to Kershaw.  Well, Kershaw just about owns the best pitch of every kind, but his curveball is sort of impressive.  I’m not sure I’ve ever seen a lefty freeze right-handed batters with a curve the way Kershaw can.  This isn’t a post about Kershaw, …

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Jacob deGrom: the One-Hit Oneder

The last time the Mets won a series outright against a team with a record above .500 was the three game sweep of Atlanta to cap their 11-game winning streak.  Since matching the best start in franchise history at 13-3, the Mets have gone 10-15 while being outscored 80 to 95.  My math isn’t necessarily …

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On Randal Grichuk’s Day