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Matt Holliday strikes again as Cardinals move into sole possession of first place in NL Central for first time this season

While tied atop the NL Central with the Brewers entering the final month of the regular season, the Cardinals turned to Lance Lynn in the series opener Monday afternoon at Busch Stadium against the Pirates. Lynn was looking for his 15th win of the season, which would’ve joined Max Scherzer for the only two pitchers in all of base all to have 15 wins in each of the last three seasons...
Via Cardinals Farm
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Somehow, Someway, That All Worked Out For The Cardinals

That could have been a whole lot better. That could have been a whole lot worse. Both things are true as we dig through the rubble of a 2-2 split against a bottom dwelling foe… that somehow vaulted the Cardinals into a first place tie in the NL Central. First the bad news. + The Justin Masterson trade is officially a bust. His ERA with the Cardinals is 7.90 and he’s surrendered...
Via Cardinals Diaspora
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals Injury Update: Jason Motte begins rehab assignment

The St. Louis Cardinals improved to 73-63 on the season following a 9-6 win over the Chicago Cubs on Sunday. With 26 games remaining, the Cardinals are just a half game out in the National League East and in good position to make a push for the playoffs. One player who may help the bullpen down the stretch is Jason Motte, who started a rehab assignment after dealing with a lower...
Via MLB Injury News
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals Injury Update: Kolten Wong leaves with head injury

St. Louis Cardinals second baseman Kolten Wong left Sunday's game with the Chicago Cubs after hitting his head on the ground in attempt to catch a pop-up in the top of the eighth inning. He stayed on the ground for approximately two minutes before leaving under his own power.Kolten Wong hits his head on impact in pursuit of the ball. A member of the Cardinals training staff...
Via Sports Injury Alert
1 day ago  |  Discuss

St. Louis Cardinals Adjust Roster

The St. Louis Cardinals, on the heels of a double header with the Chicago Cubs and in preparation for the end of the season, have announced several roster moves. Here is the press release from the club: ST. LOUIS, Mo., August 31, 2014 – The St. Louis Cardinals announced a number of roster moves prior to this afternoon’s series finale against the Cubs. The team recalled lefty...
Via i70baseball
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Luis Mateo powers Memphis past New Orleans; the High Minors go 3-2 on Friday

The High Minors went 3-2 on Friday. Memphis bested New Orleans 11-6. Springfield beat Arkansas 6-3. Palm Beach continued to struggle with another loss. Peoria split their double-header with Beloit.     Memphis 11 New Orleans 6   Game Highlights Memphis powered past New Orleans 11-6. Luis Mateo crushed his third homer for Memphis, a two-run shot in the fifth. In each of the five...
Via Cardinals Farm
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Trying to salvage my relationship with the Cardinals

In this frustrating season, I feel like the negativity has reached an all-time high. So I’m taking a page out of a few other bloggers’ books and trying to lighten the mood. I’m not going to waste a bunch of time try to spin stats in a way that make losing both series out East [...]
Via The Cardinal Conclave
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Yadier Molina fuels Springfield to the lone win for the High Minors on Thursday

The High Minors went 1-2, on Thursday. Memphis suffered a 6-1 loss to New Orleans. Springfield beat Arkansas 5-4 behind Yadier Molina’s big night. St. Lucie blanked Palm Beach 2-0. Peoria had their game postponed.     Memphis 1 New Orleans 6   Game Highlights Memphis produced only one run off five hits in their loss to New Orleans. Jonathan Cornelius suffered his second-straight...
Via Cardinals Farm
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Fan oblivious to fact he’s about to get drilled with A.J. Pierzynski’s airborne bat (video)

A St. Louis Cardinals fan seated in the front row was drilled in the melon with A.J. Pierzynski’s flying bat during Wednesday afternoon’s matinee ballgame between the Redbirds and Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park. Pierzynski, serving as a pinch hitter late in St. Louis’ 3-1 loss, lost his grip on the bat and it launched […] The post Fan oblivious to fact he’s about to get...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
4 days ago  |  Discuss

St Louis Cardinals closer dilemma: Rosenthal or Neshek?

It was almost one year ago that Trevor Rosenthal supplanted Edward Mujica as the Cardinals closer. Mujica was in the midst of an outstanding all-star campaign as the 9th inning man in St Louis when he imploded in September, amassing an 11.50 ERA. Despite racking up 37 saves for the Cardinals in the regular season, Mujica was yanked from his closer role in favor of Trevor Rosenthal...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Too quick to bandwagon Matt Adams

Matt Adams came to Spring Training in 2014 with a slimmer physique and then quickly jumped out of the gate swinging for the St. Louis Cardinals. His success led to a semi-controversy between who should get playing time between Adams, Allen Craig and Oscar Taveras. Between Adams' early jump on the season, Taveras' growing pains and Craig's horrendous start to the 2014...
Via The Flagrant Fan
4 days ago  |  Discuss

5 Players St. Louis Cardinals Will Promote in September

With less than a week until rosters expand from 25 to 40 on September 1, the St. Louis Cardinals will welcome a handful of reinforcements as they enter the final month of the regular season in a jam-packed National League Central Division race. A club looking for an extra jolt will benefit from the added depth and talent when rosters expand. Manager Mike Matheny isn’t going...
Via i70baseball
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Will Adam Wainwright’s ‘dead arm’ drag the Cardinals out of contention?

If the Cardinals intended to put some space between themselves and the Pirates, they failed to do so by losing two out of three to Pittsburgh, capped off by a 3-1 loss at PNC Park on Wednesday. More troubling for St. Louis, however, could be the status of No. 1 starter Adam Wainwright. The Cards’ ace told Though the Cardinals could get a respite by playing the Cubs in their next...
Via The Outside Corner
5 days ago  |  Discuss

How do the Cardinals' July trades affect their roster going forward?

The Cardinals current and future roster changed dramatically in July when John Mozeliak jettisoned Allen Craig, Joe Kelly and minor leaguer James Ramsey in exchange for pitchers Justin Masterson and John Lackey, along with minor leaguer pitcher Corey Littrell.Kelly would have been under team control through the 2018 season and Craig was signed to a reasonable contract through the...
Via Cardinals Fan in Cubs Land
8 days ago  |  Discuss

The best gift ever exchanged for a jersey number?

When John Lackey was traded from the Boston Red Sox to the St. Louis Cardinals at the deadline, he was confronted with a conundrum, a relatively minor one in the grand scheme of things, but a conundrum nevertheless. Lackey, much like many of his professional sports-playing contemporaries — especially baseball players — apparently is something […] The post John Lackey gave Pat...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
12 days ago  |  Discuss
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