Rome wasn’t built in a day, of course, and it wasn’t unexpected for the Blues to experience some level of rust in their return to the ice for Stanley Cup Qualifier competition Sunday.
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Multiple reports indicate the Cardinals have experienced more positive COVID-19 tests following Friday's initial total of two. Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports the number of positive cases within the club is between four and six.
Mikolas will miss the rest of the 2020 season, but the Cardinals are hopeful to have him back at the beginning of spring training in February.
Though Hudson managed to minimize the problems associated with bases on balls, he replaced one problem with another, allowing two long balls in a 5-1 loss to the Pirates at Busch Stadium on Sunday.
Though Harrison Bader is still searching for his first base hit of 2020, his impact on Saturday's game was never in doubt.
No marathon this year. You won’t need to pace yourself for the sprint to the finish that will embody the 2020 MLB season.
Just like most aspects of the Cardinals' first win of 2020, the output of the offense Friday was just how they drew it up under the February sun in Jupiter, Florida.
There was meant to have been a moment for the Cardinals to kneel in solidarity prior to the introduction of the national anthem. However, just after a few of the Cardinals began to drop to a knee, the public address announcement introducing the national anthem arrived prematurely. At that point, the Cardinals all stood as the anthem was set to begin. No Cardinals knelt during the anthem.
Jack Flaherty shared his belief that kneeling for the anthem is not the only way to raise awareness for these issues, noting that every person has the right to use their platform in whatever way feels comfortable for them.