Found May 13, 2013 on i70baseball:
The last thing that you’d think would rule a weekend between the St. Louis Cardinals and Colorado Rockies would be pitching. But not only was that the case, it was a historical level of pitching effectiveness. Between Shelby Miller, Adam Wainwright and Jorge De La Rosa, 21 complete hitless innings were tossed, and in the two of the starts, no-hitters were far from speculative; they were within grasp of being real. The Cardinals took home the first two games of the series behind the masterful performances of their ace in the making and current rotation captain, before not being able to mount any offense until a very overdue Rockies lineup took control of game three. Yet, the Cardinals still won their third out of their last four series, and continue to keep a share of the best record in baseball at 23-13. Here’s three points to how they made that possible.   1.  Once in a Century Shelby: Shelby Miller, a veteran of a mere eight career starts, is beginning to make everyone take notic...

The Shelby Miller lists

As pretty much the entire baseball world knows by now, on Friday night, St. Louis Cardinals rookie right-hander Shelby Miller allowed a leadoff broken bat single before retiring the next 27 Colorado Rockies in order. I asked researcher Tom Orf to help put this almost-perfect game into perspective. St. Louis Cardinals, 0 walks, 13+ strikeouts Pitcher Date Tm Opp...

Shelby Miller quickly becoming another ace for the Cardinals

Although I live in the Chicago area and rarely get to see the Cardinals play live, you do not have to watch a game to know when a pitcher utterly dominates a team, which is just what Shelby Miller did on Friday night. Against a pretty good hitting Rockies team (2nd in the NL in runs scored), Miller gave up a leadoff hit in the first, then proceeded to retire the next 27 batters...

Adam Wainwright does funny dance in dugout

Your browser does not support iframes.St. Louis Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright has a lot to be happy about.His team is in first place and he is pitching exceptionally well. He is 5-2 with a sparkling 2.30 ERA this season for the Redbirds, by the way.So, the 31-year-old decided to come up with a signature dance with catcher Yadier Molina to celebrate this recent string of success....

Shelby Miller makes early case for National League Rookie of the Year

The St. Louis Cardinals knew rookie right-handed starting pitcher Shelby Miller had talent since they drafted him No. 19 overall in the 2009 draft, but others in baseball questioned if the Houston-native’s maturity level would allow him to succeed at the sport’s highest level. Miller projected he would be the in big leagues within two years of being drafted. Well, it took an...

Shelby Miller: Ace On The Rise

Shelby Miller continues to dominate, 7 starts into 2013 Friday, May 10th, 2013, that will be a date that some 37,800 St. Louis Cardinals fans at Busch Stadium will remember for quite a while because young, talented Shelby Miller flat out dominated the Colorado Rockies last night. A leadoff single in the top of the first inning to Eric Young Jr. would be the only base runner...

Wainwright leads Cardinals against Colorado at Busch

(AP) -- St. Louis Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright was off his game the last time out. The right-hander might not need his best stuff given how the Colorado Rockies are struggling at the plate. Wainwright and the Cardinals go for their ninth win in 10 games Saturday when this series continues at Busch Stadium. Looking to rebound from his first defeat of the season, a 2-1 loss to...

Healthy competition strengthens Cardinals' starting rotation

ST. LOUIS Early Saturday morning, Adam Wainwright met with his catcher, Yadier Molina, and his pitching coach, Derek Lilliquist, to discuss his upcoming start against the Colorado Rockies. "All right, I'm just going to throw 95 mile-per-hour fastballs all day," the St. Louis Cardinals ace said in jest. It was just another Shelby Miller reference. Fewer than 24 hours...

Shelby Miller Nearly Perfect in One Hit Shutout

St. Louis Cardinals rookie Shelby Miller was nearly perfect in a one-hit shutout over the Colorado Rockies. Miller gave up a base hit to start the game to Eric Young Jr.  and retired the next 27 batters in a row for his first complete game victory, 3-0  over Colorado. Miller struck out 13 batters and lowered his ERA to 1.39, which is the lowest for a Cardinals pitcher in his first...

Cards' Wainwright loses no-no in 8th

Adam Wainwright carried a no-hitter into the eighth inning and was one out from the St. Louis Cardinals' second straight one-hitter over the suddenly punchless Colorado Rockies in a 3-0 victory Saturday. The Rockies had been hitless in 49 consecutive at-bats before Nolan Arenado lined a clean hit to center field with one out in the eighth. Eric Young led off Friday night'...

Cardinals beat Rockies 3-0 on Wainwright gem

ST. LOUIS (AP) Adam Wainwright carried a no-hitter into the eighth inning and was one out from the St. Louis Cardinals' second straight one-hitter over the suddenly punchless Colorado Rockies in a 3-0 victory Saturday. The Rockies had been hitless in 49 consecutive at-bats before Nolan Arenado lined a clean hit to center field with one out in the eighth. Eric Young led off Friday...

Rookie Watch: Miller solidifies status with one-hitter

What do Ryan Braun and Buster Posey have in common? Among other things, they both won Rookie of the Year awards after spending a good chunk of the season in the minors. Braun was called up on May 25, 2007 and hit .324 with 34 homers and 97 RBI. Posey arrived on May 29, 2010 and hit .305 with 18 homers and 67 RBI. The point is this: there's still time for big-time prospects like...

The Fab Five: MLB Power Rankings

Welcome to the first edition of the Fab Five: MLB Power Rankings. Realizing that most of the other websites or publications are into their sixth or seventh week of their power rankings, I have always felt that these rankings are most accurate when done after every team has gotten at least 30 games on the books.'s MLB power rankings

1. Rangers 24-14 -- The Rangers havent had the toughest schedule so far as they climb to the top, but Texas will have a test this week as it heads to Oakland and then comes home for four games against Detroit. 2. Cardinals 24-13 1 Shelby Miller is anchoring an excellent rotation for the Cardinals. The rookie could be on his way to a NL Rookie of the Year award, or even a Cy...

Your Saturday Baseball Open Thread

Saturday is a day for aces. Especially this May Saturday. Stephen Strasburg, Adam Wainwright, Cliff Lee, Madison Bumgarner and Yu Darvish all take the mound for their respective teams today. Make sure your fantasy lineups are set. It’s the best day of the week for baseball. Rejoice in it! Love it! Thank you for your continued support of Diamond Hoggers.
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