At the moment, the Cardinals appear as healthy as any NL contender

ST. LOUIS -- Wrapping up the NL Central title won't be the only goal for the Cardinals in the season's final 12 games. As they work to secure their berth in the playoffs, they also will be trying to get healthy for the playoffs. Yes, this double endeavor can be tricky. You might have noticed as much Sunday when the Cardinals started Daniel Descalso instead of Matt Adams at...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cards 1st Base Looking For Hambones, Scruggs & Harmony

Recently, Matt Adams and his melon-ball shape has either been dreadful or benched for Daniel Descalso. The only time Descalso should be in front of Adams is in pictures, so the photographer can see him. It's odd to think Fatt Adams isn't getting it done at the plate. I do have a useful suggestion for everyone in Missouri. Send a topless Adams into Ferguson. That would...
Via Razzball
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Daniel Descalso Turns A Razzle Dazzle Into A Double-Play

http://sports-kings.com/readingbetweentheseams/watch-daniel-descalso-turns-a-razzle-dazzle-into-a-double-play/ Sports-Kings - The Kings of Sports Lists - Sports bloggers that cover the NFL, MLB, NHL, NBA, fantasy sports, college sports and much more. From funny videos to pictures we have it all
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Daniel Descalso Turns A Razzle Dazzle Into A Double-Play

Zimbio.com St. Louis Cardinals Daniel Descalso may not be much help at the plate but he may find his way on somebody’s Top 10 Plays of The Week with his glove.  Descalso shows off some athletic ability in the 8th inning of the Cardinals vs. Pirates game when he ran down Jordy Mercer tagging him for the first out; but watch what he does to complete the double play making...
Via Reading Between The Seams
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Taking another look at Daniel Descalso

Daniel Descalso has been busy doing what he does best: Frustrating lots of St. Louis Cardinals fans. This time around, he’s back to his old tricks, namely getting clutch hits late in important games that ultimately set the team up to win games. What a jerk. I’ve been a fairly vocal critic of his, but with big [...]
Via The Cardinal Conclave
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Deja woo-hoo! Cardinals enjoy another walk-off over the Reds

ST. LOUIS -- There's a reason the Cardinals' 5-4 victory over the Reds on Tuesday night felt like their 6-5 victory Monday night. That's because it was quite similar and for several reasons, actually. Start with the obvious. The Cardinals walked off with a win for the second night in a row. Both times, Matt Holliday started the winning rally and both times Matt Adams...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Salvaging Some Dignity In Baltimore

Somebody call The Jambulance! Because bizarrely bad weekend took a turn for the bizarrely good Sunday and it’s time to party… A pinch hit home run? By Peter Bourjos? Another multiple hit game? By Daniel Descalso? The more we see, the less we know with the 2014 Cardinals team. We’ll all take a 8-3 win after getting worked over Friday and Saturday for 22 runs. But intimating...
Via Cardinals Diaspora
August 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals Player-By-Player Grades At The Half

The Cardinals are now well past the technical halfway point of the season, but the ceremonial one that is the All-Star Break is still ahead. With that coming, it is a fair time to assess where the individual parts of the team stand thus far, via the time tested and approved method: the good old grade card. It has been a frustrating season for lofty expectations, but a deceivingly...
Via i70baseball
July 08, 2014  |  Discuss

The Cardinals offense needs a boost. What are their options?

After leading the NL in runs scored last year, the Cardinals offense has gone south this year, currently sitting in a 13th place tie with the Cubs for fewest runs scored.  While their excellent starting pitching has buoyed them so far this year, recent injuries to their pitchers have put more pressure on the offense to perform.What are the Cardinals options for boosting their sagging...
Via Cardinals Fan in Cubs Land
July 02, 2014  |  1 Comment

This Isn’t The Cardinal Baseball We Signed Up For

It seems like shutouts used to be rare, one of those semi-unique things that you noted when they happened.  Now, it seems like at least twice a week we see one.  The only question is whether the Cardinals are doing the blanking or being blanked. Last night was the latter, unfortunately.  It didn’t have to be, but then there was the sequence that defines the 2014 St. Louis Cardinals...
Via The Cardinal Conclave
July 02, 2014  |  Discuss

The Cardinals turned the MLB’s first triple play in nine years

Your browser does not support iframes. For the first time since 2005 Major League Baseball saw a triple play. It came during the bottom of the 6th inning in Toronto when a liner off the bat of Jose Bautista went right to second baseman Daniel Descalso. And with the bases juiced Descalso tossed the ball to […]
Via The Majors National
June 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals Turn Triple Play To Get Out Of Bases-Loaded Jam (Video)

With nobody out, the bases loaded and Toronto Blue Jays slugger Jose Bautista at the plate, you can bet the St. Louis Cardinals were not in a happy place. Things quickly changed, however, when Bautista lined out to second baseman Daniel Descalso to start an old fashioned 4-6-3 triple play on Friday night. Take a look at the play that kept the Cardinals’ deficit at one run below...
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June 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals turn a triple play in Toronto

TORONTO -- The St. Louis Cardinals have turned a triple play in the sixth inning of Friday's game against the Toronto Blue Jays. Back-to-back singles by Anthony Gose and Jose Reyes and a fielding error by third baseman Matt Carpenter on Melky Cabrera's grounder loaded the bases. Jose Bautista then hit a sharp liner to Daniel Descalso at second that nearly struck umpire Manny...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Cardinals turn triple play against Blue Jays

In the sixth inning of Friday night’s Cardinals-Blue Jays game, St. Louis pulled off a triple play. Jose Bautista hit a line drive to second baseman Daniel Descalso, who flipped to shortstop Jhonny Peralta for the second out, who fired the ball to first baseman Allen Craig for out number three. Considering Toronto had the bases loaded and none out (obviously) at the time, the triple...
Via The Outside Corner
June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals turn triple play against Blue Jays

In the sixth inning of Friday night’s Cardinals-Blue Jays game, St. Louis pulled off a triple play. Jose Bautista hit a line drive to second baseman Daniel Descalso, who flipped to shortstop Jhonny Peralta for the second out, who fired the ball to first baseman Allen Craig for out number three. Considering Toronto had the bases loaded and none out (obviously) at the time, the triple...
Via Bloguin Best
June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

The Case For Pete Kozma

A couple of weeks ago, in my first quarterly report, I mentioned Pete Kozma and practically declared his career in a Cardinal uniform over. He was hitting below .200 in Memphis at the time. But since then Kozma has managed to turn things around (hitting .429 last 10 games) and I have had a change in heart. Last month, Corey Rudd wrote an article comparing Daniel Descalso to Ty...
Via Cardinals Farm
June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Descalso Switch

This post won’t try to explain why Mike Matheny insists on subbing Daniel Descalso in late in close games.  But, seeing as Matheny double-switched Descalso in last night, and Daniel got an at-bat, I was curious on his success rate.  To wit: He has finished 15 of the 34 games he’s appeared in; 16/35, counting last night. Four of those games went extras. Six times he pinch-hit...
Via The Cardinal Conclave
May 30, 2014  |  Discuss

How can the Cardinals upgrade their bench?

The Cardinals bench leaves a lot to be desired.  As a team, the Cardinals subs are hitting just .198 with a .555 OPS. Other than backup catcher Tony Cruz, who is hitting .292, and Jon Jay, who is hitting .279 while splitting time in center with Peter Bourjos (.210), the Cardinals have gotten little or no production from their bench.Other than those two, the Cards do not have anyone...
Via Cardinals Fan in Cubs Land
May 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Podcast: Answering some UCB mailbag questions on the St. Louis Cardinals

Yesterday the glorious  mastermind of this fine operation, John Nagel, opted to answer some of the mailbag questions sent to him from other members of the United Cardinals Bloggers.  You can find Nagel’s answers here. I was also asked a series of questions myself, but rather than type out my answers, as those can get quite long, I decided to answer them via podcast. Topics ranged...
Via Cardinals Farm
May 20, 2014  |  Discuss

St. Louis Cardinals could finally be on verge of first extended winning stretch

The St. Louis Cardinals put a punctuation mark on a mediocre and disappointing — because of extremely high expectations – first six weeks of the 2014 season with a dreadful 17-5 loss Monday to the Chicago Cubs that might serve as the team’s wakeup call. So long as they marked it with a period or exclamation point rather than a comma. The Cubs crushed Cardinals starter Tyler...
Via i70baseball
May 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Daniel Descalso is this year’s version of Ty Wigginton

The St. Louis Cardinals were able to pull off a 4-1 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Saturday afternoon thanks to an outstanding effort on the hill from Shelby Miller and from multiple doses of speed and spark from second baseman Kolten Wong.  Saturday’s contest also featured a rare cameo appearance from super utility infielder Daniel Descalso, who promptly grounded in to a...
Via Cardinals Farm
May 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals make Cubs look a lot better than they really are

ST. LOUIS -- Returning home was not very sweet for the Cardinals on Monday night. In their first game at Busch Stadium following a nine-game trip, they fell behind 4-0 five batters into the game and it didn't get much better as the Cubs pounded out 20 hits in a 17-5 laugher. Chicago's runs and hits were the most allowed by the Cardinals in a game this season. Manager Mike...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
May 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Lake homers, drives in six, Cubs rout Cardinals 17-5

ST. LOUIS -- Junior Lake homered, doubled twice and drove in six runs as the Chicago Cubs broke loose, routing St. Louis 17-5 Monday night and forcing the Cardinals to finish with infielder Daniel Descalso as a relief pitcher. The Cubs had totaled just four runs while getting swept in a three-game series at Atlanta over the weekend, and had lost seven of eight overall. Chicago has...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
May 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Game 26: Cardinals 7 Pirates 0

There was a moment in the bottom of the second inning in which I was sure the Pirates were about to come off of the rails yesterday. With one out and runners on first and third, Daniel Descalso hit a sharp grounder to Edinson Volquez. It should’ve been an easy inning-ending double play, but Volquez threw the ball home to try and get Yadier Molina at the plate. Molina got into a...
April 28, 2014  |  Discuss

What does Daniel Descalso do well?

On Tuesday, the St. Louis Cardinals activated Mark Ellis from the disabled list and sent shortstop Pete Kozma down to Triple-A Memphis. It took just hours for manager Mike Matheny to insert Ellis in to the lineup.The activation of Ellis obviously had an effect on Kozma, but what kind of effect does it have on the other backup infielder Daniel Descalso?With Ellis active, and able...
Via STLSportsMinute
April 15, 2014  |  Discuss
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