Cardinals look to continue success at Wrigley

CHICAGO -- The National League Central champion Chicago Cubs have lost just 24 of their 80 home games this season. The St. Louis Cardinals have delivered six of those losses. They're 6-3 at Wrigley Field this season. The Cardinals can steal another victory Sunday night when they play the rubber match of their three-game series against the Cubs. With their unlikely success at...
Via FOX Sports
21 hours ago

Swollen thumb causes setback for Holliday

Matt Holliday has hit another snag in his push to return for the final week of the regular season, as his surgically repaired right thumb is once again swollen and sore one day after testing it against live pitching.
22 hours ago

Sloppy start downs Leake, Cardinals in opener

Friday's series-opening 5-0 loss at Wrigley Field unraveled in a first inning that saw Mike Leake throw 31 pitches and closed with the Cardinals down by four. There were mishandled plays in the field, key pitches not executed and two wild pitches. It was a sloppy start from which the Cards never recovered, despite the bullpen's scoreless performance.
1 day ago

Garcia earns back spot in Cardinals' rotation

The Cardinals have decided to make yet another September starter swap, and they will replace rookie Luke Weaver with left-hander Jaime Garcia during this next turn through the rotation.
2 days ago

Matt Holliday and his underappreciated career with the Cardinals

The St. Louis Cardinals are set to activate left fielder Matt Holliday sometime after their three-game set at Wrigley ends Sunday. Holliday has missed most of the season’s second half after breaking his thumb on a hit-by-pitch. From an offensive standpoint, the Cardinals don’t really need Holliday. Sure, Brandon Moss is in a horrific slump, […] The post Matt Holliday and his...
Via Today's Knuckleball
3 days ago

Both St. Louis & Los Angeles audiences tuned out the Rams’ return

St. Louis is understandably bitter about the way the Rams franchise left for Los Angeles. Los Angeles, meanwhile, is full of Los Angeles sports fans. When the Rams played their first game since returning to the once-again home of L.A., both fanbases did what you’d expect them to do. Not care. The latest Paul Finebaum calls Michigan fans 'a whiny and...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Cards Enjoying Bliss Of Aledmys

If the St. Louis Cardinals end up taking one of the National League Wild Card spots, don't be surprised if rookie shortstop Aledmys Diaz becomes yet another one of the franchise's unexpected playoff stars.
Via Sports On Earth
3 days ago

Friends In Low (and High) Places

There was a train of thought, completely sound, that the Cardinals had to sweep the Rockies to keep their wild card chances legitimate.  They weren’t quite able to do that (sweeps are hard, especially for this team who hasn’t swept a three game series since the four-gamer against the Padres in mid-July and again failed [...]
Via The Cardinal Conclave
3 days ago

Shaky Siegrist Secures St. Louis Save

With every game crucial for the St. Louis Cardinals’ fight for a wild card berth, a Sunday ninth-inning baserunning blunder by catcher Yadier Molina led to a tight late-game relief situation on Monday. Molina messed up a first-and-third with one out opportunity on Sunday which could have led to the Cardinals putting away the contest at San Francisco. Instead, with the game remaining...
Via The Cardinal Nation blog
5 days ago

Managers and Perspective…

As the Cardinals struggle to make the playoffs this year and the lynch mob gets ready to hang Mike Matheny should we fall short, I thought it might be time for some perspective, good or bad. I looked into Cardinals team history for managers to compare Matheny with, skipping Tony La Russa (who did have three losing seasons with the [...]
Via The Cardinal Conclave
5 days ago

Martinez leads Cardinals over Rockies 5-3 with his arm and bat

DENVER -- Carlos Martinez threw five effective innings and added a two-run double, helping the St. Louis Cardinals gain ground in the NL playoff race with a 5-3 win over the Colorado Rockies on Monday night.The Cardinals moved within one game of wild card-leading New York after the Mets lost to Atlanta. San Francisco played later in Los Angeles against the Dodgers.Martinez, who turns...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Holliday’s Absence Not Inconsequential for St. Louis

We don’t talk much about Matt Holliday these days. It’s been awhile since he was one of the best players in baseball. Probably the last time you could have honestly made that claim was in 2014, when his 132 wRC+ was 28th-best in the game. However, with the news that Holliday has probably succumbed to his thumb injury for the rest of the season, I thought we would take a minute...
Via Fangraphs
6 days ago  |  Discuss

The Cardinals rely on home runs

The Cardinals have the most home runs in the National League, but they don't do much else offensively. Yes, the Cardinals are too reliant on home runs. In 2015, the St. Louis Cardinals hit 137 home runs. Going into play Sunday, they have 208 with 14 games remaining, already a 52-percent increase from 2015. The Cardinals have the most home runs in the NL, tied for 2nd in MLB with...
Via Beyond The Box Score
6 days ago

Right-hander Trevor Rosenthal activated by St. Louis

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Right-hander Trevor Rosenthal was activated from the 15-day disabled list by the St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday. He had been sidelined since July 26 with inflammation in his throwing shoulder, that after losing his job as closer in late June. He is 2-4 with a 5.13 ERA and 14 saves in 18 chances in 40 appearances this season, though manager Mike Matheny had...
Via Associated Press
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals activate Diaz from disabled list

ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Cardinals have activated shortstop Aledmys Diaz before Sunday's game against Milwaukee.Diaz had been on the disabled with a right thumb fracture.On Saturday, Diaz finished his rehab assignment with Double-A Springfield, starting in Game 4 of the Texas League playoffs. He went 0 for 5 in the Cardinals' 10-inning loss to Northwest Arkansas.Diaz has been out...
Via Associated Press
14 days ago  |  Discuss

St. Louis Cardinals: The Jedd Gyorko trade has been a steal

Last December the St. Louis Cardinals traded outfielder Jon Jay for infielder Jedd Gyorko. Originally, Gyorko was supposed to be a backup to Kolten Wong and get starts against left handed pitchers. With Wong struggling and Jhonny Peralta and Aledmys Diaz getting hurt, Gyorko started to get more and more playing time. Gyorko has already set a career high in home runs as he has 26...
14 days ago  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name every St. Louis Cardinals who’ve played in at least 3 All Star Games

There have been 37 St. Louis Cardinals to have played in at least 3 All-Star Games. How many of these Cardinal All-Stars can you name? Clue: Number of All-Star Games - Position/Years with Cardinals Note: 4 players share last names, so first and last names are required for the answer.
25 days ago  |  Discuss

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