In the offseason, the Los Angeles Angels made the splash of all splashes by signing Albert Pujols to a deal worth $240 million. Pujols, regarded by many as the best hitter in all of baseball, was supposed to come to the Angels and make Los Angeles elite once again. So far, that hasn’t happened. Not even close.
Through 21 games and 84 at-bats, Pujols is hitting only .227 with no homers and four RBIs. In his last eight games, the native… More »
In 2012 fantasy baseball, Albert Pujols is one of the most sought after players … and for good reason. Pujols is arguably the best hitter of his generation and is coming off of a World Series championship with the St. Louis Cardinals.
In the offseason, Pujols signed a giant deal with the Los Angeles Angels. How will he play in 2012? Expect great things. He’s still only 32 years old and should have two or three years of elite play left… More »
In a surprising twist, Tony La Russa has retired. The St. Louis Cardinals manager certainly went out with a bang by leading his team to a 2011 World Seris championship. The 67-year-old manager retires with the third most wins in Major League Baseball history.
La Russa made the announcment at Busch Stadium during a news conference on Monday morning. Although it’s possible for him to change his mind, the future Hall of Famer seemed serious about calling it quits.
Going out on… More »
Although Chris Carpenter and Lance Berkman had good cases for themselves, David Freese was named the 2011 World Series MVP. The hometown kid who grew up a Cardinals fan just lived every boys dream.
Freese hit .348 for the World Series, with three doubles and seven RBIs. Oh, and he had one home run you might remember — the walkoff shot in the 11th inning of Game 6.
The 28-year-old third baseman has taken a rocky road to the top of his… More »
In one of the most amazing comebacks of all-time, the St. Louis Cardinals have won the 2011 World Series. Once 10.5 games back in the NL Wild Card race, and down to their final strike in two different innings of the World Series, the Cardinals are now champions.
Game 7 actually didn’t start out very well for the Cardinals. The Texas Rangers scored two runs in the top of the first inning. However, that was all the scoring the Rangers would… More »
Matt Holliday can’t be happy right now. The superstar for the St. Louis Cardinals will miss Game 7 of the World Series due to a wrist injury. Instead of Holliday, the Cardinals will turn to Allen Craig in left field.
Usually being without Holliday would be a huge loss but he’s been struggling with injuries throughout the playoffs and has struggled recently. In the World Series, he’s just 3-for-19 with no RBIs.
Craig, on the other hand, is 4-for-15 and each of… More »
Bad news for the Texas Rangers. Not only do they have to recover from choking in Game 6, they have to bounce back against Chris Carpenter. The St. Louis Cardinals ace has been in a ton of big games and has a proven track record of stepping up big.
For proof, you just have to look back to the Cardinals series against the Philadelphia Phillies. In that Game 7, Carpenter threw a three-hit shutout to lead the Cardinals to a 1-0… More »
Twice the Texas Rangers were within one strike of winning their franchise’s first World Series championship. Both times the St. Louis Cardinals weren’t ready to die. After coming back from two runs in both the ninth and tenth innings, the Cardinals won Game 6 on a David Freese walkoff homer in the 11th.
In what many critics are calling one of the best World Series of all time, another amazing game was produced.
The Rangers went up three runs in the top… More »
One think you forget about regarding these St. Louis Cardinals is that arguably their best pitcher has missed the entire season. Adam Wainwright, who was 20-11 last year with a 2.42 ERA, has thrown a pitch in 2011. Even without him, the Cardinals are two wins away from a World Series championship.
Despite Adam Wainwright’s elbow surgery, the Cardinals are confident in his future. That confidence was made public when the team picked up the two-year, $21 million option in his… More »
The weather might be the MVP of the 2011 baseball playoffs. It seems like every series has been affected by rain — and the World Series is no different. Baseball was forced to postpone Game 6 and play it on Thursday night.
If the Texas Rangers win on Thursday, they will be the World Series champions. If the St. Louis Cardinals win Game 6 and force a Game 7, that contest will be played on Friday night.
For Game 6, Colby Lewis… More »
The Texas Rangers are one win away from making history. After winning Game 5 of the 2011 World Series by a final count of 4-2 over the St. Louis Cardinals, the Rangers need one more victory to claim the franchise’s first championship.
However, the news isn’t all bad for the Cardinals. Game 6 and Game 7 are both going to be played in St. Louis. In other words, if the Cardinals can hold serve, they will win the World Series.
Game 5… More »
The St. Louis Cardinals appeared ready to take a big 2-0 lead in the 2011 World Series. Leading 1-0 in the ninth inning, the Cardinals turned to Jason Motte to close out the Texas Rangers. But after two hits, great baserunning and a pair of sacrifice flies, the Rangers were able to escape with a 2-1 victory and tied the World Series at 1-1.
In the ninth, Ian Kinsler started things off with a hit. After he stole second base, Elvis… More »
About a month ago, it looked like the St. Louis Cardinals were dead in the water. But now, not only did they find a way to make it to the 2011 baseball playoffs, the Cardinals are headed to the World Series!
In Game 6 against the Milwaukee Brewers, the Cardinals got up early and then pounded their way to a 12-6 victory. They will now take on the Texas Rangers in the 2011 World Series.
The Cardinals used a common formula: bad… More »
Wow. The Atlanta Braves looked assured of a spot in the 2011 baseball playoffs just a few weeks ago. But after losing on Wednesday, the Braves completed a tumble all the way out of the playoffs. Their 4-3 loss to the Philadelphia Phillies in 13 innings handed the postseason spot to Chris Carpenter and the St. Louis Cardinals.
The Braves took a 3-2 lead into the ninth inning but star rookie closer Craig Kimbrel couldn’t close the door. In extra innings,… More »
The St. Louis Cardinals needed a win to guarantee at least a tie for a spot in the 2011 baseball playoffs. With all the cards on the table, Chris Carpenter was a true ace as the Cardinals won by a final count of 8-0.
Carpenter pitched a two-hit shutout while striking out 11 batters and giving up only one walk. The win improved his record to 11-9 on the season and lowered his ERA to 3.45.
Honestly, this game was over early… More »