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The majority of baseball fans would be surprised to see the NL ERA leaders and read the number one ranking, Jake Westbrook, 1.07 ERA.
The St. Louis Cardinals right-hander has posted an impressive pitching line through the first month of the season,…. or has he?
33.67IP / 30H / 4 ER / 0HR / 17BB / 18K
Factor12 Rating: 26.719 (#56)
At second glance, Westbrook has been very lucky. A 1:1 SO/BB rate usually spells trouble for pitchers. Though, utilizing a heavy sinker, he has kept the ball in the yard, allowing zero home runs.
In his first two starts of the season, Westbrook did not allow an earned run in 15.67 IP. However, he allowed 12 base runners (6BB/ 1K) in 6.67 IP in his first start against the San Francisco Giants.
His April 16 start against the Pittsburgh Pirates was rained out after two innings. The right-hander was roughed up, allowing 5 hits and 4 runs (3 ER). However, the game was unofficial and his 0.00 ERA was reset.
Here are some underlying pitching components:
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After yesterday's outing in which he gave up two walks without retiring a batter, the Cardinals had seen enough of Mitchell Boggs and demoted him to AAA to sort out his issues.
To take his place, the Cardinals called up another one of their flame throwing prospects, Carlos Martinez, from AA Springfield. Martinez, who had the start of his season delayed by visa issues, has...
MILWAUKEE (AP) Jake Westbrook allowed one run over six innings for his 100th career win and the St. Louis Cardinals held off the Milwaukee Brewers 6-5 on Thursday night.
Westbrook (2-1), came in with a 0.98 ERA, best in the majors - it increased to 1.10. In his 12th season, he walked three and struck out four. The Brewers were 1 for 8 with runners in scoring position against him...
When Chris Carpenter experienced nerve irritation before the start of Spring Training some openly wondered if the pitcher would ever pitch again. The St. Louis Cardinals have not given up hope that Carpenter would return to the team this year, even if it means in a relief role.
Carpenter, 38, is currently on the 60-day disabled list but has begin throwing.
In his career Carpenter...
Entering the 2013 season, the St. Louis Cardinals had obvious question marks up the middle. So many question marks in fact, that they pulled an old Tony La Russa trick and converted Matt Carpenter, a natural third baseman, into a second baseman to create a platoon situation with Daniel Descalso.
Carpenter has pulled his weight and held his own at second, but with David Freese struggling...
The St. Louis Cardinals have run out of patience with Mitchell Boggs, demoting the reliever saddled with a 12.66 ERA to Triple-A Memphis on Friday.
Boggs, who began the year as the stand-in closer for injured Jason Motte, walked both batters he faced in the seventh inning of a 6-5 victory at Milwaukee on Thursday night and has allowed 17 hits and 10 walks in 10 2/3 innings.
Cardinals' close Jason Motte, who has been on the disabled list since
March 29 with a ligament tear in his right elbow, will undergo Tommy
John surgery next week and miss the remainder of the 2013 season.
As reported by Andrew Simon, at MLB.com,
"Motte said on Tuesday that the elbow had responded well to his latest
throwing session, which included tosses from...
St. Louis Cardinals rookie first baseman Matt Adams is on course to return from the DL on Tuesday when he is eligible, according to Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
Adams (oblique) will join Double-A Springfield today to start a rehab assignment, then join the Cardinals in Chicago on Tuesday. Adams is looking forward to getting back into live games.
“Better get there quick, Big Boy.”
That quote has circled the blogosphere this week after St. Louis Cardinal General Manager John Mozeliak responded with those words after Josh Gilliam, of the great site Pitchers Hit Eighth, asked about seeing Carlos Martinez in Springfield. Less than a week later, Martinez is on his way to Milwaukee to join the major league squad as struggling...
While Adam Wainwright has had plenty of success against the Milwaukee Brewers, Yovani Gallardo hasn't been able to figure out why the St. Louis Cardinals give him so much trouble.
St. Louis seeks a fifth straight win Saturday while sending host Milwaukee to a fourth consecutive defeat.
Wainwright (4-2, 2.03 ERA) has gotten off to a solid start, striking out 43 while walking...
Mike Matheny has a Mitchell Boggs problem.
Not insomuch as Mitchell Boggs comes in and can't get outs, causing the Cardinals to make games closer than needed, if not lose games they shouldn't.
No, that's not the problem. It's A problem, for sure. It's just not THE problem. The BIG problem.
Zero baseball fans expect every pitch of every...
Hot News for RP Jason Motte
Although they've been one of the top hitting teams in the majors at home, the Milwaukee Brewers are being tested by the St. Louis Cardinals' red-hot starting pitchers.
It doesn't figure to get any easier against a 22-year-old rookie who dominated them earlier this season.
Shelby Miller will try to provide the NL Central -leading Cardinals with yet another outstanding...
Table of Contents
Here’s the table of contents for today’s edition of the Daily Notes.
1. Featured Game: St. Louis at Milwaukee, 20:10 ET
2. Other Notable Games (Including MLB.TV Free Game)
3. Today’s Complete Schedule
Featured Game: St. Louis at Milwaukee, 20:10 ET
Regarding the Cardinals, Who’s Starting for Them
In terms of who’s starting for the Cardinals tonight, it’s...
Nine St. Louis Cardinals minor leaguers are involved in moves at all four levels on Saturday.
Kyle Lohse failed to find his rhythm against his former team.
The St. Louis Cardinals pounded out 11 hits against him in six innings on the way to a 6-1 victory.
''They just never gave me an opportunity to settle in. It was really a battle for me all night,'' Lohse said. ''It wasn't my best night. I felt good starting out but then it just kind of got...