Life is Sport Games

The Cardinals won their 5th straight game tonight and are now 3 games ahead of the 2nd place Brewers. How are they doing it? The way the Cardinals always do, with stellar pitching and timely hitting. They are also steady, having played .542 ball in the 1st half of the season and .548 so far in the 2nd half. They are now 13 games over .500 and still have scored fewer runs then they have given up. They have scored 533 runs after tonight's 1-0 victory and allowed 536. According to basic math they should be a .500 club. Again how do the Cards defy the math? With their pitching they are always in a game. Then they are just clutch. It seems that they are always winning games by 1 run. They are 26-20 in 1 run games after tonight according to baseball-reference  after accounting for today's 1-0 victory. 

What looked like a tight 3 game race for the Central Division title is quickly turning into a Cardinal runaway. Remember back in 2011 when the Cards were 10 games back of the Braves for the wildcard in late August? Then they stormed back to overtake the Braves to secure a playoff spot. They went onto win the World Series. The Cards thrive in September and October. They either draft or trade for players who are disciplined at the plate and extremely focused. This year they are doing it all without that much power. There season total of 90 home runs is last in the National League. What the Cards lack in power, they more than make up for in sound fundamentals. They play small ball as well as anyone in the league. In order to beat the Cardinals, you have to beat them, they do not beat themselves. That is the best indicator of a good team.

Subscribe in a reader

Written by James Formo — September 03, 2014


iyasedubnetd: – Edajax Iosace

March 30 2021

uyewinixexbuv: – Oyoruyoje Uurwab

March 30 2021


“I haven’t seen you in these parts,” the barkeep said, sidling over and above to where I sat. “Personage’s Bao.” He stated it exuberantly, as if low-down of his exploits were shared by means of settlers about many a fire in Aeternum.

He waved to a wooden keg hard by us, and I returned his gesticulate with a nod. He filled a telescope and slid it to me across the stained red wood of the excluding in the vanguard continuing.

“As a betting man, I’d be assenting to wager a adequate bit of coin you’re in Ebonscale Reach for more than the wet one’s whistle and sights,” he said, eyes glancing from the sword sheathed on my in to the capitulate slung across my back.

May 01 2021

Leave a comment


Vote on which season gets 'carded' next for the Pine Tar Baseball game

Now baseball fans get to decide which will be the next season produced for the Pine Tar Baseball game. Select on of the teams listed below. It has been pointed...

Kickstarter campaign for the 1973 Baseball season.

The 1973 season for Pine Tar baseball will be featured in a Kickstarter campaign that will begin on Jun 22, 2015. Please subscribe to our newsletter to receive updates for...

Future Crowdfunding Campaign for 1897 Baseball Game

In mid June, Life is Sport Games will be launching a crowdfunding campaign for the 1897 baseball season. This season set will be for the Pine Tar Baseball tabletop game....


We promise to only send you good things.