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***OFFICIAL*** 2013 STL Cardinals Thread

From Bernie's column:

People have asked me why weíre not more emotional,Ē Matheny said in his office after Sundayís game. ďThey say that we look subdued, always intense. That our actions are methodical, robotic at times. Thatís what got us here. This isnít the time to change it.Ē

Itís hard to argue with the managerís assessment. The Cardinals finished with 97 victories, most by a Cards team since 2005, and tied with Boston for No. 1 in the majors this year.


Their 54-27 showing at Busch Stadium matches the 1985 team for the best single-season home winning percentage (.667) by the Cardinals since 1944.

A postseason theme has emerged, and it echoes the mantra that surfaced before the start of 2013: remember the fall of 2012. Remember falling to San Francisco in the NLCS.


The Cardinalsí veterans still havenít forgotten. They still arenít over it. Itís why Matheny resists GM John Mozeliakís urgings to smile and put on a happier face.


Here's the most impressive aspect of the Cardinals' division championship: they prevailed over two other outstanding teams, Pittsburgh and Cincinnati.



The 97-win Cardinals were better this year (regular season) than they were in 2011, when they won 90 games, and 2012, when they won 88.
Here are a few numbers that help put the Cardinals' Central title and No. 1 NL seed in perspective:



* Since MLB switched to a three-division format in each league in 1994, this was only the sixth time that a division had three 90-plus win teams. St. Louis won 97, Pittsburgh 94, and Cincinnati 90.
* Since the format change, this was only the second time that an NL division had three 90-win teams. In 2002 the NL West had Arizona (98 wins), San Francisco (95) and Los Angeles (92).
* The 2013 Cardinals faced more esteemed and difficult competition at the top of the division than any of the division-winning teams managed by Tony La Russa.

The Pirates were hardly pushovers; the Cardinals had to work like mad and kick in with a strong finish to put the division away, and didn't clinch until Game No. 160.



The Cardinals went 9-10 against Pittsburgh this season and were 11-8 vs. Cincinnati.


The Cardinals won only three of 10 games at PNC Park in Pittsburgh and split the 10 games at Cincinnati. The Cardinals were 6-3 against both teams at Busch Stadium.


The Cardinals (1st), Pirates (3rd) and Reds (5th) ranked among the top five in wins in the NL. The three teams were among the top 11 in wins in MLB. All three teams finished in the top five in the majors for best overall ERA, and each were in the top five MLB for best starting-pitching ERA.


The original purpose to this piece was to point out that the Cardinals managed to finish with the league's best record while competing in a division that had three 90-win teams for only the second time in the last 19 years of National League baseball.



The Cardinals really earned this.
Thanks for reading ...
ó Bernie

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Old 06-09-2013, 07:04 PM   #1546
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He only missed his spot by about four inches there, and through two innings he'd thrown nine balls to 24 strikes.
He's located his fastball pretty well, and they've hit some good pitches, but he hasn't located his breaking pitch at all.
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Old 06-09-2013, 07:06 PM   #1547
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LOL.

That was a slick tag by Freese. No selling that is why Votto didn't slide.
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Old 06-09-2013, 07:08 PM   #1548
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LOL.

That was a slick tag by Freese. No selling that is why Votto didn't slide.
Yeah, pretty smart play.


Also, different thread, but how are the swing changes going? I replied to your take in the Bushwood thread, didn't know if you saw it or not.
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Old 06-09-2013, 07:08 PM   #1549
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He's located his fastball pretty well, and they've hit some good pitches, but he hasn't located his breaking pitch at all.
He's using it a lot this year. From 70.4% to 77.6%. He's cut down on his curveball significantly, thrown about twice as many sliders, and completely abandoned his change.
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I noticed he hasn't thrown his changeup much at all, just accounted that to the fact that he's throwing alot more 2 seamers.
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Yeah, pretty smart play.


Also, different thread, but how are the swing changes going? I replied to your take in the Bushwood thread, didn't know if you saw it or not.
Like you'd expect: it comes and goes. It's hard for me to judge how well it's going at times, because I normally get into a pretty good groove on the range, then tire out, and when I tire out I can't hold my spine angle, I tend to sway rather than turn, and my swing goes to shit. Also, I'm having difficulty syncing my arm swing to my shoulder turn at points, which throws off my timing. I just need more work.

When it works well I hit the ball significantly straighter with about a 12 yard draw.

For example: I hit balls three straight days and my hammies are really sore today from holding my spine angle. I need to get back into the gym and work on my posterior chain.
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Like you'd expect: it comes and goes. It's hard for me to judge how well it's going at times, because I normally get into a pretty good groove on the range, then tire out, and when I tire out I can't hold my spine angle, I tend to sway rather than turn, and my swing goes to shit. Also, I'm having difficulty syncing my arm swing to my shoulder turn at points, which throws off my timing. I just need more work.

When it works well I hit the ball significantly straighter with about a 12 yard draw.

For example: I hit balls three straight days and my hammies are really sore today from holding my spine angle. I need to get back into the gym and work on my posterior chain.
Yeah, a steeper turn like you described will cause that to happen. You'll notice that keeping your spine angle is tougher. You also have to watch in that if you are like me, you might tend to get too steep into it with that if you don't correctly transition. I struggled with it earlier this year.

I'm actually hitting the ball really really well right now, but I was struggling a bit earlier in the year in that I was getting a touch long and reverse pivoting, which would cause me to get "stuck" and couldn't get my forearm back down on plane so I was hitting alot of pushes.

I'm working on some stuff right now though, that I'm pretty pumped about and it's allowing me to work it both ways, which is exciting as thats when I know i'm playing my best. Now though, I'm really trying to work on trajectory, which is a bit frustrating.
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Yeah, a steeper turn like you described will cause that to happen. You'll notice that keeping your spine angle is tougher. You also have to watch in that if you are like me, you might tend to get too steep into it with that if you don't correctly transition. I struggled with it earlier this year.

I'm actually hitting the ball really really well right now, but I was struggling a bit earlier in the year in that I was getting a touch long and reverse pivoting, which would cause me to get "stuck" and couldn't get my forearm back down on plane so I was hitting alot of pushes.

I'm working on some stuff right now though, that I'm pretty pumped about and it's allowing me to work it both ways, which is exciting as thats when I know i'm playing my best. Now though, I'm really trying to work on trajectory, which is a bit frustrating.
With my old swing, when I'd swing my best I'd hit about a six yard cut with the driver, but I was too prone to coming across the ball and turning the club over, hitting some monster pull hooks.

It's a change I needed to make, as I was a slave to timing and footwork. Now, if I get through the ball correctly I'm hitting it about a groove higher on the clubface than in the past, pointing to the increased compression you alluded to.
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