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Justin Masterson shuts down Marlins in 5-2 win

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Well, there's certainly nothing like a relatively comfortable victory to ease the minds a little bit.  Justin Masterson, who has struggled this season to the tune of a 5.58 ERA, looked like vintage...

Cardinals lose 2-1 in Joe Kelly's Return

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It was really nice to see the Cardinals fans give Joe Kelly such a large standing ovation when he was coming out to the mound to pitch.  He gave the Cardinals a lot of valuable innings over the...

Cardinals lose and it was not enjoyable to watch

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Well, this game started out crappily, when the Cardinals went down in order in the top of the first, then allowed a run on a Yangervis Solarte single in the bottom half of the inning. Then in the...

Cardinals bang out 14 hits in 5-2 win

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All in all, this might have been Mike Matheny's best managed game so far this season.  The lineup he started was very good (I would have started Jay in CF and Taveras in right, but that's a...

Waino strong, offense just good enough for 2-0 win

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Well, it wasn't an offensive explosion, really... an offensive flare-up? Offensive sunburst? Either way, the two runs that the Cardinals scored was enough on a night that Adam Wainwright was his...

Michael Wacha strikes out 7, Cards win 5-2

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Of course the offense looks lively in this game, of all games, with one of the worst lineups that the team can put out there. When the lineup was initially posted, both VEB and Twitter alike...

Holliday home run leads Cardinals to 1-0 win

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It's pretty unbelievable how bad the Rays have been this year. With the shutout tonight, they've gone 28 innings without scoring a run, while the Cardinals have gone 27 innings without having...

Cardinals lose early lead, late lead, game

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Well, the game certainly started well.  Jaime Garcia opened with a perfect inning that included two strikeouts, while the Cardinals loaded the bases in their half of the inning before Yadier...

5/20 Recap: Cards pitch good, hit good; win game

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These games have been far too rare so far this season. You know, the type of game where the offense scores early. The type where almost every hitter contributes (C'mon, Allen!). The type of game...

5/13 Recap: Cards win on HBP in 12th

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How absurdly unlucky is this offense right now? In the third inning down 2-1, with Jhonny Peralta on second and Matt Holliday on first with one out, Yadier Molina hit a clean single to the left...

4/8 Cards vs Reds Recap: Lynn struggles through

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This game was, altogether, not all that different from Lynn's first start against the Reds.  He gives up 3 runs in the first, the Cardinals' offense fights back (which it always seems to do in Lynn...

Cardinals at Reds Recap 4/2: Reds win 1-0 in 9th

After a fantastic pitcher's duel between Tony Cingrani and Michael Wacha, the Cardinals are unable muster any offense, and the Reds are just able to muster one offense in the bottom of the 9th for...

2014 VEB Projections Results: Jaime Garcia

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For once, VEB comes out on the pessimistic side of projections. We have the lowest K/9, highest BB/9, and the 2nd highest ERA (after ZiPS). We seem to have a more pessimistic view (and, given his...

*2014 VEB Projections Results: Joe Kelly

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Again, all the pitcher projections are actually pretty close to one another, even with the differences in Innings Pitched projections. That makes sense, given Joe Kelly's questionable role (though...

2014 VEB Projections Results: Michael Wacha

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It's really surprising to me that VEB isn't the most optimistic projection for Michael Wacha. With the emotional aspect of it, given his playoff success, I would have figured that the VEB fans...

*2014 VEB Projections Results: Shelby Miller

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So small sample size and all of that, but it seems like VEB's projections for pitchers track the professional projections systems much closer than the hitter projections. K/9 are similar, BB/9 are...

*2014 VEB Projections Results: Lance Lynn

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All of the projections are... remarkably similar for Lance Lynn. VEB is a little bit optimistic on wins, but other than that, everything is almost spot on with each other. As usual, PECOTA's the...

2014 VEB Projections Results: Adam Wainwright

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As expected with a player with a lot of experience, there isn't very much variance in the projections for Adam Wainwright. What is interesting to me is how different projections are similar in...

2014 VEB Projections Results: Jhonny Peralta

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For a player with so much variance in his performance year-to-year, there actually isn't a ton of difference in his projections. His average ranges from .253-.276, his OBP ranges from .313-.333,...

*2014 VEB Projection Results: Oscar Taveras

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I'm actually astounded at how VEB is not overly optimistic on Oscar Taveras, at least in comparison with the projections sytems. Sure, we still come out on top in terms of OPS and wOBA, but not by...

VEB After Dark: Cardinals fall to Marlins 5-4

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Here are several things that happened.  I do not know if they will continue to happen, or are harbingers of things that may happen.  But they definitely did happen. Carlos Martinez gave up a 2...

*2014 VEB Projections Results: Peter Bourjos

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Hey, all of the projections are really, really close to each other! The spread in OPS only ranges for .689 to .738 and the spread in wOBA only ranges from .305 to .321. For the first time, ZiPS...

*2014 VEB Projections Results: Jon Jay

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Hey, VEB isn't the most optimistic projection! Indeed, Steamer (who, again, is the most optimistic of the projections), comes in with a .745 OPS and .329 wOBA projection while the VEB collective...

2014 VEB Projections Results: Kolten Wong

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It's interesting to look at the projection systems on this one, because there looks to be two different camps: Oliver and PECOTA are both really pessimistic on Wong, seeing OPSes around .670 and...

2014 VEB Projections Results: Mark Ellis

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Mark Ellis is an interesting case for VEB, because most of don't know that much about him. I've never watched more than 30-40 PAs of his over a season, and I have no idea how good or bad or young...

2014 VEB Projections Results: Matt Holliday

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Given that Holliday is one of the most seasoned players that we projected, it shouldn't be a surprised that there is a relatively small spread among the projection systems. VEB is more optimistic,...

*2014 Projections Results: Matt Carpenter

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We're really bullish on Matt Carpenter, you guys. It makes a lot of sense as to why. He's coming off a gigantic 2013 where he was the best second basemen in baseball. Many of us have been...

*2014 Projections Results: Matt Adams

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There is actually very little variance in the rate stats predicted for Matt Adams. VEB projected an average of .275, while the others projected between .265 and .270. VEB projected an OBP of...

*2014 VEB Projection Results: Allen Craig

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I'll give you one guess as to what stat VEB most outguessed the projections systems. It wasn't PAs, where VEB was below two of them (though Oliver projects 600 for all players). It wasn't runs or...

*2014 VEB Projection Results: Yadier Molina

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It's probably not a surprise that VEB is more bullish on Yadier Molina than the rest of the projection systems. VEB's projected OPS of .820 is 35 points higher than Steamer's .785, and VEB's...

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