In case you missed it, here are details and analysis of the St. Louis Cardinals and their journey toward the franchise’s 12th World Series Championship as reported by the Belleville News-Democrat sports team:
FOWLER OUT, BADER IN: Cardinals Shildt suffles lineup to spark offense
MEMORIES OF 2004 World Series sweep emerge as Cardinals are pushed to the brink
WASHINGTON HAS ENDURED a championship drought the rest of baseball doesn’t talk about
STEPHEN STRASBURG fans 12, puts Nats in command of NLCS at 3-0
MIKE SHILDT can’t afford to stand by his loyalties when making his lineup
FLAHERTY CAN BE nothing short of dominant in Game 3
CARDINALS SLUMP is historical for the MLB postseason
STELLAR PITCHING means little if Cardinals can’t get hits
DAVID FREESE, 2011 World Series hero, calls it a career
ADAM WAINWRIGHT, as he prepares for 14th postseason start, is anxious and hungry for more.
CARLYLE’S “GERDY” EVERSGERD, the Cardinals bullpen coach, brings sophisticated analytics to Shildt’s pitching plans.
CARDINALS HITTERS will adjust after Sanchez dominates them in Game 1
ANIBAL SANCHEZ shines in shutting down Cardinals on one hit
MIKE SHILDT has no reason to apologize for his epic clubhouse rant
THE CARDINALS’ playoff run is fueled in part by the Blues and their Stanley Cup triumph ... just like the Nationals have been inspired by the Capitals.
IN CONSIDERATION OF Yadier Molina’s NLDS heroics
AND SPEAKING OF Yadi’s heroics ...
A LOOK AT JACK FLAHERTY cool dominance of the Braves in the NLDS clincher
THE 100 GREATEST Cardinals of all time