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Kyle Lohse

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    October 25, 2012

    The Lohse Legacy

    Okay, so it isn't exactly as exciting as The Bourne Legacy, but it works better from an alliterative angle, right? Of course it does. Plus, so far as I know, Jeremy Renner isn't any good at baseball. So we've got that going for us right off the bat. (If Jeremy Renner is actually an ex-minor league b ... More >>

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    October 22, 2012

    A Brief Game Seven Pitching Primer

    So it's come down to this yet again. Another deciding game, the third such win-or-go-home contest the Cardinals have taken part in this postseason. They smacked the Atlanta Braves in the mouth in the first scheduled play-in game in major league history. They engineered one of the greatest comeb ... More >>

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    October 17, 2012

    Kyle Lohse Lays It On the Line

    In just a little while now, the Cardinals will take on the San Francisco Giants in game three of the NLCS, with the series moving here to the heartland. The Redbirds have been brilliant in Busch Stadium this season, winning 50 games and, frankly, looking like a com ... More >>

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    October 5, 2012

    Game Preview: Cardinals at Braves, 5th October 2012

    The Cardinals and Braves will play in the first-ever single game Wild Card playoff this afternoon, with the season for each hanging in the balance. It's a strange situation for a baseball team, to be in a one game do or die showdown. Baseball is a game played in series, all year long. One game is ju ... More >>

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    August 23, 2012

    The Westbrook Report

    Hey, you know who's been really good lately -- actually, he's been pretty damned good for most of the season -- and I haven't given nearly enough credit to? Jake Westbrook, that's who. The reason I haven't given him much credit is simple: I still kind of don't believe in him. I know, I know; it ... More >>

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    July 27, 2012

    Market Moves and What They Mean For the Cardinals

    The trade deadline is just a few days off now, and the Cardinals are in a dogfight for the NL Central. Whether or not that ultimately translates into actual movement for the Cards on the trade market remains to be seen, but the conditions are certainly right. It's been a fairly robust trade mar ... More >>

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    June 14, 2012

    Lance Lynn's Latest Masterpiece

    You know, it's really kind of sad that Lance Lynn pitched last night. Not that it's a bad thing he was on the mound, by any means, or that I would have rather seen someone else. Hell, at the moment I think I can honestly say there isn't anyone I would rather see on the mound than Lance Lynn.&nb ... More >>

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    May 25, 2012

    The Time for Roy is Now

    John Mozeliak should be on the phone right now to Roy Oswalt. And I'll tell you why. The St. Louis Cardinals scored nine runs last night. It was a beautiful offensive performance, just the kind of beating a team of this talent level should regularly put on pitchers the caliber of one Joe Blanto ... More >>

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    April 5, 2012

    The Cards Open the Season in Style

    The Cardinals opened the 2012 season last night, playing -- and winning -- the first official game in the Miami Marlins' brand new ballpark. It was a night of firsts, really. It was the first win for manager Mike Matheny. The first hit for Carlos Beltran in a Cardinal uniform. The first time a ... More >>

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    October 31, 2011

    Can the Cards Survive the Deadly Ex-Cubs Factor? [UPDATED]

    Do the Cardinals need one of these?​Update October 31: It turns out they can! (It was proven in 2008 when the Rays lost to the Phillies that minor-leaguers do count as ex-Cubs.) Which means...if the Ex-Cubs curse has been broken, is the Curse of the Goat far behind? Dare we say -- Cubs in 2012 ... More >>

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    October 27, 2011

    3 Ways Cardinals Benefit from Rain Rescheduling

    Purple Rain: still better than a rainout. But it's actually kind of close this time. ​It was disappointing to see the game rained out last night. You get all geared up for a do-or-die game, and then down comes the rain, washing the spider out and pushing all that pent-up energy off for another nig ... More >>

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    October 19, 2011

    The Single Biggest Key to the Cardinals Defeating the Rangers

    Now that's a really big key. ​World Series starts tonight, kids. Exciting stuff, any time you can watch your team playing for the title. Plenty of ink has been spilled analyzing the two sides nearly to death, and plenty more will be spilled between now and the day the series ends. Let me boil ... More >>

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    October 14, 2011

    Cardinals Do Some Serious Backsliding

    ​And just when things seemed to be going so well, too. The Cardinals headed into game four of the NLCS last night up two games to one, with all the cards in their favor. They had stolen home field advantage from the Brewers thanks to a road win in game two, and a brilliant bullpen performance ... More >>

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    May 24, 2011

    Game Notes: Cardinals 3, Padres 1, May 23

    commons.wikimedia.orgA sight that used to be so common, but has been a bit rare of late. ​Ladies and gentlemen, our long national nightmare is over. Albert Pujols has hit a home run. Sure, that may not seem like the biggest deal; I remember a time when Albert Pujols hitting a home run wa ... More >>

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    April 5, 2011

    Game Notes: Pirates 4, Cardinals 3, 5/04/11

    ​You know, it's bad when you play the Pittsburgh Pirates, and they look like the young, energetic, dynamic team, and you look like the tired, poorly constructed and fatally flawed team.Unfortunately, that's not all that far from how things looked last night. It's much too soon to really start worr ... More >>

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    July 15, 2010

    Five Keys to the Cardinals' Second Half

    Hey, it's a key, it works. (Also a forgotten classic of power pop you should totally pick up if you ever see it like at a yard sale or something.) ​The second "half" of the baseball season kicks off for the Cardinals tonight (and I put "half" in quotes because technically we passed the halfw ... More >>

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    May 27, 2010

    Kyle Lohse Out Indefinitely; Surgery Likely (If They Can Find a Surgeon)

    Good news, everyone! I have some very bad news! ​Okay, so I've got good news and bad news. Which do you want first? Good news, you say? All right. Good news it is. There really is something actually wrong with Kyle Lohse, something concrete. Something fixable. He hasn't just been horribl ... More >>

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    May 25, 2010

    What Now For the Cardinals Rotation?

    What? It's appropriate. See, 'cause everyone wants to push the panic button. Get it? ​Going into last weekend, the Cardinals had one of the best starting rotations in all of baseball. Anchored by dual Cy Young contenders, the Cards' rotation had been the bedrock for their success to this poin ... More >>

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    April 20, 2010

    Pining For Pineiro: Ex-Cardinal Off to a Brilliant Start This Season

    commons.wikimedia.orgPlease come back to us, Jo-El! ​I don't know if anyone else has been following the performance of one Joel "El Pinata" Pineiro since he left the Cardinals this past offseason, but I have. Not out of some sort of masochistic impulse to see the Cards' moves turn out badly and se ... More >>

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    April 7, 2010
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    September 16, 2009

    An Extension for El Piñata?

    Sure, he hasn't actually pitched like a piñata this year, but it's just too good a nickname to stop now. ​Apparently, Joel Piñeiro really wants to stick around with the Cardinals a while longer. He has reportedly told his agent to get a deal done that will keep him here if at all possible.&n ... More >>

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    September 15, 2009

    By All That is Holy, Todd Wellemeyer Must Be Stopped

    At this point, I honestly don't know who to beg, plead with, or pray to who might have some legitimate chance of ridding us of the curse of Todd Wellemeyer. I tried praying to God after Welley's start in Pittsburgh on the 12th of May, when he gave up seven runs in 4.1, but God seemed uninterested in ... More >>

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    September 4, 2009

    Game Notes: Brewers 4, Cardinals 3 03/09/09 -- Opportunity, Missed.

    -- I really, really hate Casey McGehee. I don't know how else to say it, so there it is. No real personal beef with the guy, mind you, but when you pick up nine RBIs in a single series against the Cardinals, you're just going to have to deal with me not liking you. It's really only fitting the Brewe ... More >>

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    August 25, 2009

    Why No-Trade Clauses are a Bad Idea: Billy Wagner

    fortsanders.netBad Idea. ​I know I've mentioned before - numerous times, most likely - how much I hate no-trade clauses in baseball contracts. In particular, the no-trade clause in Kyle Lohse's contract has proven to be a source of major irritation to me, not because I don't think Lohse is a usefu ... More >>

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    August 11, 2009

    The Robert 'Kip' Wells Appreciation Thread

    I would like to tell you all a story. It isn't a great story; hell, it's barely worth telling at all, but this here is my blog, and so I'ma gonna tell it. One of the many benefits of being a professional blogger (along with the lack of sunlight from hiding in the basement all day), is the exaggerate ... More >>

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    August 10, 2009

    Looking Ahead: Lohse Looks to Rebound

    As outstanding as it was to finally see the Cardinals able to seal the deal against the Pirates and finish off the sweep, it's far too early to relax. Even after dropping two of three to the Rockies, the Cubs are still surging, and the Cards are going to need to keep winning games if they want to st ... More >>

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    July 17, 2009

    The Cardinals Second Half Preview

    First, and most importantly, you'll have to forgive the lack of a clever title. I thought and thought, then thought some more, and really just didn't like any of the options I came up with. Some were too obscure, some not obscure enough, some didn't make much sense, still others lacked any tie to th ... More >>

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    February 26, 2009

    Top 10 Stories about the 2009 St. Louis Cardinals

    Spring training is officially underway, with real, no-foolin' games being played and everything. The beginning of a long, twisty road that leads through summer and into autumn, hopefully ending late in October with a nice, new piece of hardware to add to the trophy case at Busch Stadium.At the very ... More >>

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    November 25, 2008

    Awards Time: The Best of the Cardinals and the Cardinal Blogs

    I've spoken in the past of the United Cardinal Bloggers project, I know. Well, see, it's the time of year when those of us who take part in such things all gather 'round the flickering monitor screen and take a vote. We vote on things large and small, exquisite and banal. And then, when all the vote ... More >>

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    October 20, 2008

    What If: The Cardinals Acquire San Diego Ace Jake Peavy

    Ah, the sweet taste of victory. The Tampa Bay Rays defeated the Red Sox, slayed the evil giant, felled the mighty ogre, whatever analogy you like. However you wish to say it, the Rays are your American League champions for the year of 2008. Congratulations to Tampa Bay, and congratulations to thei ... More >>

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    September 29, 2008

    Born to Lohse: Extending Kyle Lohse's Contract Won't Win the Cardinals a Championship

    The Cardinals kept Kyle Lohse out of his start yesterday afternoon. Apparently, Lohse was meeting with the Cards' team doctors, most likely in advance of announcement of a new deal for the right-hander. So what does that mean, you ask? Well, I have to tell you, I'm really torn on this one. I'm tor ... More >>

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    September 29, 2008

    Four More Years: Kyle Lohse Extends Contract

    Cardinals pitcher Kyle Lohse extended his contract with the St. Louis Cardinals this afternoon, according to mlb.com.

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    August 14, 2008
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    August 7, 2008

    Pineiro Will Likely Move Over for Returning Wainwright

    It's likely that Joel Pineiro was pitching to keep his spot in the rotation last night. The question is, did he pitch well enough to keep it? As it stands now, the Cardinals rotation includes: -Chris Carpenter -Kyle Lohse -Todd Wellemeyer -Braden Looper -Pineiro Within a week or two, it's expecte ... More >>

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    July 18, 2008

    Baseball Card of the Week: Kyle Lohse Rookie Card

    It's Friday in the Gateway City, and you all know what that means. It's time again for our Baseball Card of the Week here at the Rundown. In honor of Kyle Lohse becoming the Cardinals' first twelve-game winner of the year last night, I'm bringing you a card from my own personal collection.

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    July 16, 2008

    Top Ten Off-Field Cardinals Moments of '08

    By AARON SCHAFER (e-mail) Here at The Rundown, we pay a lot of attention to the action on the field. It is kind of our job, after all. But what happens on the field is only part of the story. It's been a busy year for the St. Louis Cardinals, and only a fraction of the action has occurred between ... More >>

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    July 14, 2008

    Four Positive Notes for the Cardinals at the All-Star Break

    Ah, the All-Star break. That special time of the year when we all huddle up together around the television with a big bowl of popcorn and listen to Chris Berman make an ass of himself calling the Home Run Derby and then watch one of the biggest farces in all of sports. That's right, everybody! We th ... More >>

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    May 29, 2008

    Izturis' Triple Tells Us of the '08 Cardinals

    I can tell you everything you need to know about the 2008 Cardinals, and it will only take one at-bat to do so. Please allow me to set the scene. Bottom of the fourth inning Wednesday night against the Houston Astros. One out. mlb.com Cesar Izturis Leading off the inning, Yadier Molina had sin ... More >>

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    May 29, 2008
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    May 27, 2008

    The Cardinals: Where Do They Go From Here?

    So, where do we go from here? (Vote on your changes here). Memorial Day has come and gone. The first real holiday of summer always provides a nice opportunity to look around and take stock of a baseball team; to assess the strengths, weaknesses, and everything in between. So, what have we learned s ... More >>

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    May 13, 2008

    Cards Blog: Finding Strong Bats in the Minors

    Remember when I said Monday that Sunday's loss was the worst game I had seen the Cardinals play this season? Well, apparently the team took some pretty serious umbrage at that statement, because they did their very best to convince me otherwise last night. Look, Adam Wainwright is going to have ... More >>

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    May 13, 2008

    Cards Blog: Finding Strong Bats in the Minors

    Remember when I said Monday that Sunday's loss was the worst game I had seen the Cardinals play this season? Well, apparently the team took some pretty serious umbrage at that statement, because they did their very best to convince me otherwise last night. Look, Adam Wainwright is going to have ... More >>

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    May 9, 2008
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    May 9, 2008

    Cards Blog: Pujols Finally Gets Some Rest

    Yesterday afternoon, right about 3 p.m. St. Louis time, a tremendous explosion was heard in downtown Denver, Colorado. Local officials, fearing the worst, visions of a terrorist attack in their heads, responded to the apparent source of the sound, Coors Field. Upon reaching the stadium, they were sh ... More >>

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    April 18, 2008

    Cards Blog: An Inning-By-Inning Soap Opera

    On Thursday afternoon, the Cardinals played the finale of a three game series against the Brewers. I was lucky enough to score some free tickets, and, being the intrepid reporter that I am, I'm taking it upon myself to record my thoughts on the game. Come along with me, your eyes and ears to the wor ... More >>

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    April 18, 2008

    Cards Blog: An Inning-By-Inning Soap Opera

    On Thursday afternoon, the Cardinals played the finale of a three game series against the Brewers. I was lucky enough to score some free tickets, and, being the intrepid reporter that I am, I'm taking it upon myself to record my thoughts on the game. Come along with me, your eyes and ears to the wor ... More >>

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    April 7, 2008

    Cards Blog: Nats Go Down, Cubs Fans Are Primed

    Three more games, three more wins. I have no idea how long this is going to last (I fear it won't be long), but I'm enjoying the ride for now. www.wikipedia.org Scott Boras The Cardinals swept the Washington Nationals right out of town over the weekend, with late-spring acquisition Kyle Lohse put ... More >>

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    April 7, 2008

    Cards Blog: Nats Go Down, Cubs Fans Are Primed

    Three more games, three more wins. I have no idea how long this is going to last (I fear it won't be long), but I'm enjoying the ride for now. www.wikipedia.org Scott Boras The Cardinals swept the Washington Nationals right out of town over the weekend, with late-spring acquisition Kyle Lohse put ... More >>

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    March 13, 2008

    Why Doesn't Anybody Like Kyle Lohse?

    OK, so the Cardinals finally broke down and signed free agent pitcher Kyle Lohse to a one-year deal, according to the Associated Press. Why's Lohse get no respect? But to judge from his comments, rookie general manager John Mozeliak did the deal while holding his nose. "If it were a perfect worl ... More >>

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    March 13, 2008
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