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June 9, 2018 @ 12:06 am

Episode 78: A Rough Week for the Redbirds

Even though it started off with Michael Wacha coming three outs away from a no-hitter, this hasn't been a week that the Cardinals would like to remember.  The legend and icon Red Schoendienst passed away on Wednesday, leaving a hole that will probably never be fully filled.  With Allen (The Redbird Daily, @amedlock1) away this week due to family issues, Kyle Reis (Birds on the Black, @kyler416) and Daniel (C70 At The Bat, @C70) talk about Red's legacy and what he meant to the organization, plus who might be able to pick up that torch next.

While the passing of Red is the worst thing this week, there were plenty of other bad things.  Daniel and Kyle talk about the loss of Alex Reyes for the year and what that means not only to the 2018 squad but for Reyes going forward.  Then there were two losses to the Marlins and a game against the Reds as the show was recording that was scarier than it needed to be.  What can the club do?  Is there anything the club can do?

Of course, if Kyle is joining the show, we're going to tap into his wheelhouse.  The first-year player draft was held this week and Kyle gives a quick look at some of what happened there.  Then we talk about a few prospects and finish up with the question everyone is wondering about: what is the future of Carson Kelly?

It's a longer show than normal but it's an enjoyable one, so clear your calendar and give it a listen!

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June 1, 2018 @ 11:47 pm

Episode 77: It’s The Same Old Song

Surely a wild, crazy, five-run ninth rally would spark this team and get it going!  I mean, it worked so well against the Cubs....oh.  Yet again, the Cardinals fall flat and Daniel (C70 At The Bat, @C70) and Allen (The Redbird Daily, @amedlock1) are here to talk about it.  Disappointment abounds as the Cardinals feel like a .500 team even though they have 30 wins at the 1/3 mark.  What can be done about the offense?  Is there any solution lying around or will the front office have to look outside the organization?  Where's the spark, where's the traction?

The guys also break down the depressing Alex Reyes news and spend a little time on the potential returns of Carlos Martinez and Yadier Molina, plus they get into what the future may hold for Greg Holland now that he's on the DL and how worried they are about Tommy Pham after a very rough May.  All this and much more!  Well, some more.  Occasional stuff here and there, at least.

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May 25, 2018 @ 10:29 pm

Episode 76: Seems Like Everyone’s Sleeping

Another frustrating week for the Cardinals, culminating in two losses to the Royals and another to Pittsburgh.  Daniel (C70 At The Bat, @C70) and Allen (The Redbird Daily, @amedlock1) are pretty confounded by it all and don't have the answers.  Well, beyond the fact that people should start hitting and doing it consistently.  That might help things.  Plenty of talk about the unfulfilling offense segues into some disappointing relief work.  Greg Holland apparently gives up two runs every time he pitches now.  John Brebbia has been struggling.  Brett Cecil probably shouldn't be called on to just get lefties out.

With all this depressing news, there is a ray of hope.  Well, make that a Reyes.  Alex Reyes has dominated throughout his rehab tour and capped it with a mind-boggling outing in Memphis.  He's coming.  Let's just hope the Cards can score some runs for him.

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May 18, 2018 @ 11:48 pm

Episode 75: Walking Through the Wounded

Casey Stengel once said, "Can't anyone here play this game?"  Casey was questioning talent, but the question could be used to query the current health of the Cardinals.  A lot of disabled list moves this week and that gives Daniel (C70 At The Bat, @C70) and Allen (The Redbird Daily, @amedlock1) plenty to discuss.  From the loss of Paul DeJong to the future of Adam Wainwright, this week has brought a lot of shifts and questions about the future in St. Louis.  Then there are those that are currently hurt, like Dominic Leone on the downside and Alex Reyes on the up.  After the extensive medical update, Daniel and Allen get into the offense and whether or not John Mabry deserves to stick around as hitting coach.  All this while the Cardinals are beating up on the Phillies, so plenty of reaction to the game as well.  Tune in then give us a review!

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May 11, 2018 @ 11:46 pm

Episode 74: A Little Bit of Carp-entry

It's been another roller coaster week for the St. Louis Cardinals and Daniel (C70 At The Bat, @C70) and Allen (The Redbird Daily, @amedlock1) are here to talk about it while the Cardinals tackle the San Diego Padres in one of those fun late-night West Coast games.  The big topic right now is Matt Carpenter, who is in the middle of a 1 for 21 that has his average under .150.  Which side of the divide do you come down on, the one that says there's some bad luck there or the side that really thinks that's an excuse?  How long can you let him try to figure it out?  Carpenter's not the only one with some severely bad numbers.  What do you do with a problem like Dexter?

Injuries have taken their toll over the last week, with folks like Yadier Molina, Dominic Leone, Carlos Martinez, and the #PatronPitcher taking up residence on the 10-day DL.  Should we be concerned about Carlos's injury?  Have the Cardinals figured out how to use the DL like they are using the Memphis shuttle?

All that and more (though really, just a lot on the Carpenter thing) in this week's show.  Be sure to rate and review us on iTunes if you are enjoying it!

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May 5, 2018 @ 11:54 pm

Episode 73: Revenge of the Fifth

It's been a tough week for the St. Louis Cardinals.  Not necessarily on the field, as they've won four straight against Chicago teams (two White Sox, two Cubs) and a couple of those in dramatic fashion.  It's come at a cost, though, as four players were injured over the last two days, including what seems to be a serious injury to Yadier Molina.  Daniel (C70 At The Bat, @C70) and Allen (The Redbird Daily, @amedlock1) talk about the winning ways of this club even as the offense has struggled.  Some underlying stats seem to indicate Matt Carpenter is due to come out of it, but how much do we buy into that?  Luke Weaver has been rough the last few times out--can he turn it around?  What happens in the bullpen if Dominic Leone and, more notably, Bud Norris are out for any length of time?

The guys also talk a little Solo movie in honor of Star Wars Day being yesterday (when this was recorded) and spend time waiting for Molina updates by talking about the Cardinal Hall of Fame selections (stick around for Daniel's hot take about the 1980s) and the 3000th hit of Albert Pujols.  Plenty here including a lot of worry that hopefully is unfounded.  If you enjoy, please give us a rating and review on iTunes.  We'd appreciate it!

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April 24, 2018 @ 11:17 pm

Episode 72: The Second-Most Ambitious Crossover Event in History

Fresh off another great #UCBWeekend, Daniel (C70 At The Bat, @C70) crosses the streams and brings both Allen (The Redbird Daily, @amedlock1) and his Gateway co-host Tara (Bird Seeds, @tarawellman) to talk about their time in St. Louis as well as the other issues surrounding the Cardinals.  The focal pont of Blogger Day is always the Q&A with John Mozeliak and Bill DeWitt III and this year was no exception.  What were Mo's thoughts about the staff changes?  Why did he feel confident in bringing up Jordan Hicks?  What does Hicks's spin rate have to do with a lab in Florida?  All this, plus talk about the Mets game that was going on while recording, Matt Carpenter, the bullpen, and much, much more!

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April 13, 2018 @ 11:07 pm

Episode 71: Are They Trending Up?

Most of the time, the Cardinals sitting at .500 wouldn't be that interesting.  Perhaps it's still not, but after taking the first two from Cincinnati, it's easy to start thinking maybe things are starting to click.  Though, as Daniel (C70 At The Bat, @C70) and Allen (The Redbird Daily, @amedlock1) admit, when you are facing the Reds, everything looks great.  The Cards didn't use Greg Holland in a save situation on Friday--is this an issue?  How about the scuffles of the Patron Pitcher?  At least Luke Weaver has been sharp and Adam Wainwright had a surprisingly good outing.  Then there's the offense--is the set-in-stone lineup good for the club?  All this and much more crammed into a little shorter of a show.  Enjoy!

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April 9, 2018 @ 9:52 pm

Bonus: Godspeed, Rebels

Another one of our bonus Star Wars episodes, the seventh in the series, finds Daniel (@C70) talking with Tina (@ErdrickStrom) and Tito (@triveratops) as usual as well as newcomer Ron Nuttall of the Team of Rivals Podcast (@TeamofRivalsPod).  Star Wars Rebels wrapped up about a month ago and the panel talks not only about some of the concepts and ideas that came out of the last few shows but also how the series as a whole worked for them.  After that, there's discussion about the new Solo trailer and if it has moved the needle for anyone in wanting to see Han Solo again on the big screen.  A few rabbit trails and an outtake at the end that must be heard to be believed.  Get ready for the jump to lightspeed!

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April 6, 2018 @ 11:23 pm

Episode 70: Past, Present, and Future

The season's a week old which means there is plenty of stuff to talk about.  So much stuff that Daniel (C70 At The Bat, @C70) and Allen (The Redbird Daily, @amedlock1) brought in their good friend Kyle Reis (Birds on the Black, @kyler416) to talk about it.  Adam Wainwright made the start in the home opener.  Should he have?  Where do the Cardinals go from here and is there any way this doesn't turn ugly or sad?

Then there's the other roster moves, like bringing up Jordan Hicks and using Yairo Munoz as a defensive replacement.  These are moves that don't seem to fit with the general approach of the Cards over the past few years.  What's behind this?

The minor league season has gotten underway and Kyle goes over the highlights of the full season rosters.  Which teams will be intriguing, which prospects were in unexpected places, and which roster does our prospect guru deem boring?

Finally the guys tackle the Tommy Pham article and all its repercussions.  It's a full show and we hope you enjoy!

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