St. Louis Cardinals: Redbird Rants Podcast Episode 11 recap


Join the Redbird Rants podcast for episode eleven. The show aired Thursday night with Brendan Vogt, Josh McDonald, and Nathan Grime talking all things St. Louis Cardinals.

Coming off of a series victory on the road against the Arizona Diamondbacks, the St. Louis Cardinals are now just three and a half games back of the division lead in the National League Central.

Looking ahead, the Cardinals have a ten game homestand against the Washington Nationals, Miami Marlins, and New York Mets before the All-Star Break. This stretch of ten games affords the Redbirds to gain even more ground in a weak, but contested Central Division.

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Both the series against the Diamondbacks and the upcoming series against three National League East teams were topics of discussion on Thursday night’s show.

Here’s a full recap of episode 11:

  • Recapping the three game series against the Arizona Diamondbacks
    • Takeaways from the St. Louis Cardinals’ performance
      • Continued bullpen woes
      • Do changes need to be made among the relief corps?
    • Impressions of the Diamondbacks, one of the best records in all of baseball
  • Looking ahead to the All-Star Break
    • An important ten-game home stand
    • A look at the National League East as the Cardinals host the Washington Nationals, Miami Marlins, and New York Mets
    • What should happen when Dexter Fowler and Kolten Wong return?
    • How close could the Cardinals be to the division lead after a home stand like this?
  • Cardinals in the All-Star Game
    • Which Cardinals deserve to be All-Stars in 2017?
    • Could this be the second consecutive year that the St. Louis Cardinals have only one All-Star? (Aledmys Diaz replaced Matt Carpenter on the active All-Star roster in 2016)
  • Thoughts on the new All-Star Game format
    • This is the first year that the All-Star Game will not determine home field advantage for the World Series
    • What is your favorite part of All-Star week?

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Remember, we are now producing two episodes of our podcast a week, on Mondays and Thursdays. Both nights, the show will air live on BlogTalkRadio at 9:30 pm CT.

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Watch for a preview of Monday’s episode TWELVE coming some time this weekend. If you have any suggestions for the show or topics you’d like to hear discussed, please let us know on Twitter or Facebook! Thanks for listening and Go Cardinals!