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CARDINALS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Carlos Martinez’s home runs aren’t a concern

Carlos Martinez just finished his second start of the year moments ago. While I’m watching in the seventh, I’m hoping that the Cardinals hold on this time and he picks up his first win of the season. So far, Martinez has pitched exceedingly well, giving up 3 runs, 7 hits, and 5 walks while striking out 13 over 13 innings. He’s handled lefties reasonably well, and gone six innings...
Via Cardinals Farm
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Martinez, Heyward, Cardinals beat Reds for fourth win in row

ST. LOUIS -- Carlos Martinez pitched six strong innings and Jason Heyward hit his first home run for St. Louis, leading the Cardinals over the Cincinnati Reds 5-2 Saturday for their fourth straight win. Matt Carpenter drove in a pair of runs as the NL Central champion Cardinals kept winning after a 3-3 start. Zack Cozart homered for the Reds, who have lost three in a row and six...
Via AP on Fox
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals OF Holliday leaves early with tightness in back

ST. LOUIS (AP) Cardinals left fielder Matt Holliday left Saturday's game against Cincinnati in the bottom of the first inning because of tightness in his back. Holliday doubled and scored before leaving. He has hit safely in all 10 games for St. Louis this season, and his double was his first extra-base hit. He is batting .363. Jon Jay moved from center to left field and Peter Bourjos...
Via AP on Fox
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Voit Homers As Palm Beach Cardinals Lose To Charlotte

JUPITER, Fla. – The Palm Beach Cardinals (6-3) fell to Charlotte Stone Crabs, 10 – 4, in the first game of a three game series at Roger Dean Stadium. The Cardinals, who were coming off a four game sweep in Lakeland over the Tigers, were unable to keep their hot streak alive. Palm Beach began to work their way back into the game in the final two innings, but it wasn’t enough...
Via i70baseball
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Cardinals 3B Matt Carpenter Dives Over Red's Catcher Brayan Pena to Tag Home Plate

St. Louis Cardinals third baseman Matt Carpenter is off to a pretty solid start this season hitting .378 with a 1.061 OPS. His Cardinals are off to a solid start as well with a 6-3 record after notching a 6-11 win against the Cincinnati Reds. He did his part to help with that win with a pair of hits, and a couple of runs.One came on a pretty acrobatic play when Reds catcher Brayan...
Via FatManWriting
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Springfield Cardinals Recap: Series #2 San Antonio Missions

Sometimes, we have to look at even small strides as progress.   As the Cardinals began their 2015 campaign winless, they did finally notch one in the win column and have improved their overall play.  The bad news is that the scoreboard still went the opponents’ way in the other two games of the series.The Cardinals took Game 1 against the Missions while collecting only 3 hits...
Via Cardinals Farm
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals Honor Red Schoendienst on 70 Years and Counting In MLB

 Team Launches #LoveRed2 Campaign Asking Fans to Join Team in Sharing Video Messages Demonstrating Their Appreciation and Affection for Red ST. LOUIS, April 17, 2015 – It was seventy years ago today that Albert “Red” Schoendienst began his remarkable career in Major League Baseball.  The St. Louis Cardinals are marking the milestone by honoring Red [...]
Via The Cardinal Conclave
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Eleventh Annual Purina Pooches In The Ballpark Tickets Go On Sale April 17

Tickets include attendance to a Cardinals game for dogs and owners, pregame costume parade on the warning track, dog goodie bag and canine entertainment throughout the day ST. LOUIS, April 16, 2015 – It’s time once again for St. Louis canines to “bark” on the Cardinals at Busch Stadium onSaturday, June 13, for the 11th [...]
Via The Cardinal Conclave
1 day ago  |  Discuss

St. Louis Cardinals Honor Red Schoendienst on 70 Years & Counting In MLB

ST. LOUIS, April 17, 2015 – It was seventy years ago today that Albert “Red” Schoendienst began his remarkable career in Major League Baseball.  The St. Louis Cardinals are marking the milestone by honoring Red with a special pre-game ceremony prior to tonight’s game against the Reds.  In addition, the team is launching a season-long campaign encouraging fans to demonstrate...
Via i70baseball
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Hooks Take Opener From Springfield Cardinals in Corpus Christi

Corpus Christi, TX - The Corpus Christi Hooks took the series opener against the Springfield Cardinals, 8-0, before 5,515 fans at Whataburger Field on Thursday night. After Cardinals RHP Mike Mayers (L, 0-2) and Hooks RHP Mark Appel (W, 2-0) alternated two scoreless innings apiece to begin the game, the Hooks (6-1) struck in the bottom of the third. LF Leo Heras and RF Brandon Meredith...
Via i70baseball
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals take home-opening series from Brewers

The Cardinals shutout the Brewers, 4-0, on Thursday behind more fantastic starting pitching, this time from John Lackey. They moved to 5-3 on the season with two series wins and a split over three divisional opponents. Lackey shut down the Brewers offense over seven strong innings, allowing five hits and a walk with eight strikeouts. Especially promising is the fact that Lackey was...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Will The Cardinals Stick With Trevor Rosenthal?

Sometimes, it’s best to point out that the first month of the season is the hardest for a sports writer. Stats come in small sample sizes and a game or two can flip a story on a dime. For example, I wrote about Trevor Rosenthal pitching leaner and meaner the other day, and then he produced high blood pressures across the Midwest with his last two outings. After striking out five...
Via Cardinals Farm
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals Fan Proudly Displays Busch Stadium On His Gut At Cardinals’ Home Opener

Sure, the St.Louis Cardinals may have lost their home opener to the Milwaukee Brewers but this guy definitely won the internet’s attention for the game. With how good tattoo art is getting these days, it’s difficult to tell if this is a really stylized tattoo or a decent paint job but I really, really hope Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Homestand Highlights (Monday, April 13-Sunday, April 19, 2015)

Opening Day, Yadier Molina bobblehead giveaway, and Red Schoendienst celebration highlight the first homestand of 2015 ST. LOUIS, April 13, 2015– Today marks the annual return of baseball to St. Louis, and the reigning National League Central Division champion St. Louis Cardinals are kicking off their home schedule against the division rival Milwaukee Brewers and [...]
Via The Cardinal Conclave
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Bryan Price is whining about a dirty Jason Heyward slide that wasn’t dirty

We’re six games into the 2015 season, and Bryan Price is already whining. The Cincinnati Reds manager’s latest gripe? A slide into third base by Cardinals outfielder Jason Heyward in the fifth inning of Sunday’s 7-5, 11 inning Cardinals win. Here’s the relevant quote, via the St Louis Post-Dispatch. “Something happened at third base with Heyward. I thought that was a bad...
Via The Outside Corner
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Bryan Price calls out Jason Heyward for ‘dirty slide’

Tempers flared during the Cardinals’ win over the Reds on Sunday, particularly on the Cincinnati side of the field. Reds manager Bryan Price was ejected in the eighth inning for arguing that a player was hit by a pitch, but his blood pressure may have started going up earlier in the game thanks to a...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals Play A Personality Series Against Cincinnati

Ask a Cardinals fan what they thought about this past weekend’s series against the Cincinnatti Reds and you’re going to find out about their personality real quick. If they start off with ‘2 of 3 in a series on the road is always a good thing’ or ‘damn did Wacha and Martinez look good’ then you’re probably dealing with a positive person. You more negative friends might...
Via Cardinals Diaspora
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals Organization Roster Matrix: 2015 Regular Season

With the April 9 Opening Day for the 2015 minor league season, it is time for another refresh of the St. Louis Cardinals system roster matrix. This version will reflect the changes made from the start of the 2015 regular season until after the draft and the start of short-season play in late June. The previous matrix reflects the rosters as they evolved during 2015 spring training...
Via The Cardinal Nation blog
8 days ago  |  Discuss

TLR Can’t Quit STL; LaRussa To Attend Cardinals Opening Day

Wow. Kind of like an open marriage, who are we to judge. If everyone’s happy with the arrangement, then everyone’s happy with the arrangement. Haven’t you heard? Tony LaRussa is coming back for Opening Day on Monday. And no, the Cardinals aren’t playing against his current employer, the Arizona Diamondbacks. They’ll be in San Diego playing the Padres. We’ve been on this...
Via Cardinals Diaspora
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals first series reminiscent of 2014

After opening the 2015 Major League Baseball season in Chicago on Sunday, an off day Monday followed by an unexpected off day Tuesday, the Cardinals finished their opening series with the Cubs on Wednesday before yet another off day on Thursday. While only two games have been played, there was plenty to love and hate from the Cardinals 1-1 split series with the Rival Chicago Cubs...
Via isportsweb.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Yadier Molina Is So Tiny I Thought He Was The Bat Boy

You guys – I’m not making this up. I was at the game Sunday night and I thought the bat boy was walking up to the plate before I realized that it was Yadier Molina. Yes. I mistook the best catcher of his generation for a bat boy. He’s. So. Tiny. You’ve seen him, right? Tell me you’ve been watching. The still pics (like the one above) don’t do the weight loss justice....
Via Cardinals Diaspora
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Matt Holliday baseball's most underrated star?

A player can become a poster child of sorts for his club’s offense. Edwin Encarnacion notwithstanding, I think of Jose Bautista and his pull power when I think of the Blue Jays. Mark Trumbo’s free-swinging ways embody the Diamondbacks, at least for me. Ben Zobrist hasn’t even played a game for the A’s yet, and […]
Via Fangraphs
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Hostess horribly flubs tweet about MLB Opening Day (pic)

After the Chicago Cubs-St. Louis Cardinals tilt on Sunday served as an appetizer of sorts, the Major League Baseball season begins in earnest Monday with a full slate of games. Hostess, makers of some of the tastiest treats in sweets history, obviously knows its way around the snack food aisle, but whoever was in charge...Read More The post Hostess horribly flubs tweet about MLB...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
12 days ago  |  Discuss

St. Louis Cardinals: Five bold predictions for 2015

We’ve been counting down for weeks, and finally after a long spring, the games are finally going to count. The Major League season officially kicks off Sunday night when the St. Louis Cardinals resume their rivalry with the upstart Chicago Cubs under the lights at Wrigley. The storylines leading in to that game are plentiful, as the Cardinals will begin their defense of the National...
Via isportsweb.com
14 days ago  |  Discuss
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