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Monday, January 23, 2006


Grueling Offseason

I think we all struggle with what to do with ourselves as the days and weeks turn into months without baseball. Cardinals fans starved for the team and the game we love have found little in the way of team news these last few weeks to sustain our obsession. Watching four football teams you could care less about battle for a trip to Detroit hardly represents a healthy alternative to a steady diet of baseball, and the pathetic tailspin of the St. Louis Blues only makes your longings for a winning team to cheer for that much harder to bear. All of this makes maintaining a year-round website devoted to a seasonal sport difficult. Nevertheless, Cardinals Diaspora aims to inform and entertain. While the caloric content has left us unable, for the moment, to provide our faithful readers with much insightful analysis, we will provide you with a marginally nutritional gruel comprised of sawdust, circus animal remnants, and childish humor. To that end, today’s entry is all about Cardinals versus Cardinals, a random look at how current members of our pitching staff (these are the only ones on staff to have pitched against the Cardinals in their careers) have fared against the Birds on Bat. This posting lacks any kind of thesis or argument; it merely satisfies a sick curiosity. In fact, it is an exercise akin to laughing at the bad haircuts and dated couture of your high school yearbook. Enjoy. Jason Isringhausen – Izzy faced the Cards in his early days as a starting pitcher with the Mets. This line must have helped make the case for Izzy in the pen. Career vs. STL: 4 G, 4 GS, 0-3, 8.66 ERA, 1.75 WHIP Braden Looper Career vs. STL: 16 G, 1-0, 3 SV, 17 IP, 0.00 ERA, 1.18 WHIP Jason Marquis – Hmmm, in 2007 we may see additional stats of Marquis versus the Cardinals. Career vs. STL (so far): 3 G, 1 GS, 1-0, 8 IP, 2.25 ERA, 1.63 WHIP Sidney Ponson Career vs. STL: 1 G, 1 GS, 1-0, 1 CG, 7 HA, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 8 K, 1.00 ERA, 1.00 WHIP Ricardo Rincon Career vs. STL: 15 G, 14.3 IP, 6.91 ERA, 1.81 WHIP Jeff Suppan Career vs. STL: 6 G. 6 GS, 2-2, 4.38 ERA, 1.28 WHIP
I remember that Ponson game really well, because the Orioles were in St. Louis, and they wore St. Louis Browns jerseys. Ponson made the Cards look lousy.
yep. now he just makes the management look lousy. kidding.
I was there for Suppan's last game he pitched against the Cards: A coldly efficient 7-hit, 1-walk complete-game shuttie. He was traded to the Red Sox three days later.
anyone catch one of Loopie's saves?
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