CARDINALS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Cardinals: Alex Reyes to Make First MLB Start on Saturday

Source: Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images North America Following the Cardinals’ 3-1 victory over the Athletics on Friday night, the team announced that top prospect Alex Reyes would start the middle game of the series on Saturday, pitching in place of Mike Leake, who has contracted shingles. Since being promoted to the majors for the first time on August 9, the 21-year-old Reyes has...
Via STLSportsMinute
1 hour ago

First big league win 'indescribable' for Weaver

After two weeks of occupying a spot on the Cardinals' roster, Luke Weaver finally got his chance on Friday to impress the home crowd. And quite the impression did he make, allowing one run in six innings for his first big league win.
Via Cardinals.com
15 hours ago

Reyes to start for Cardinals in place of Leake

The St. Louis Cardinals announced Alex Reyes will make his first major-league start when the team hosts the Oakland Athletics for an interleague contest on Saturday. Ranked as St. Louis’ top prospect by MLB Pipeline, Reyes will start in place of Mike Leake, who has come down with a case of shingles. The 21-year-old has […] The post Reyes to start for Cardinals in place of Leake...
Via Today's Knuckleball
15 hours ago

Weaver nabs first big-league win as Cards push past A's

ST. LOUIS -- Jedd Gyorko homered and Luke Weaver pitched six strong innings to earn his first major league win as the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Oakland Athletics 3-1 on Friday night.Gyorko's 423-foot shot in the first extended the Cardinals' home run streak to 15 games, the longest active streak in the majors, and made it 2-0 after just two batters.Weaver (1-1) gave up one run...
Via Associated Press
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Leake looks for another strong start vs. A's

Zach Neal, who has allowed nine runs in his last two starts, faces the Cardinals on Saturday at Busch Stadium. He'll be opposed by Mike Leake, who is coming off a start where he tossed seven scoreless innings against the Phillies.
Via Cardinals.com
17 hours ago

Cardinals Hall of Fame Induction on FOX Sports Midwest

FOX Sports Midwest release FOX Sports Midwest will televise the St. Louis Cardinals’ 2016 Hall of Fame induction ceremony on tape delay in a one-hour special debuting Sunday, Aug. 28, at 11:30 a.m. The ceremony will take place Saturday, Aug. 27, at 2 p.m. at FOX Sports Midwest Live! in Ballpark Village. The ceremony is free and open to the public. FOX Sports Midwest play-by-play...
Via The Cardinal Nation blog
19 hours ago

Cardinals: Easy to thrill yet hard to trust

If the St. Louis Cardinals lose to the Oakland Athletics, currently 55-72,  tonight I will punch something. It’s that simple. Then again, why should I be surprised? This is a maddening group of players who have shown little ability to improve. Don’t expect them to change. Let’s recap. The Cards have hit 181 home runs, 240 doubles, and slugged .451 this season. They have three...
Via STLSportsMinute
20 hours ago

Wainwright holds fantasy football draft for charity

On Friday, Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright held his fourth annual fantasy football fundraiser for charity at Busch Stadium. Teammates Matt Carpenter, Stephen Piscotty and Lance Lynn also participated.
Via Cardinals.com
20 hours ago

Cardinals option Tuivailala and recall Socolovich

Following an appearance in which he gave up two runs tot he New York Mets on Thursday night, the St. Louis Cardinals have optioned Sam Tuivailala to Triple-A Memphis and recalled Miguel Socolovich to take his place in the bullpen. Struggling Sam Tuivailala has been optioned to Triple-A. Miguel Socolovich recalled by #STLCards. — Jenifer Langosch […] The post Cardinals option...
Via Today's Knuckleball
1 day ago

The Cardinals Are Really Going To Have A Losing Home Record In 2016?

I didn’t think they were really going to do it. Trying to make the playoffs with a losing record at home is like trying to use Ryan Lochte as reference on your resume – you may still get the job, sure, but it’s probably not helping your case. Too soon? But here we are. August 26th. Heading into the last month of the season. And the Cardinals are 29-35 in St. Louis after getting...
Via Cardinals Diaspora
1 day ago

Wainwright loses glove and game, too, as Mets beat Cardinals

ST. LOUIS (AP) Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright lost his glove trying to tag out Yoenis Cespedes in a bizarre play and lost the game, too, when Alejandro De Aza's homer and five RBIs sent the New York Mets over St. Louis 10-6 Thursday night. Seth Lugo (1-2) pitched five scoreless innings for his first big league win. The Mets took two of three to win their first series at Busch...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Holliday’s option creates more questions for Cardinals

The St. Louis Cardinals have been hit and miss with their outfield group this season, getting a strong performance from second-year player Stephen Piscotty and a ton of power from veteran bat Brandon Moss but seeing a decline in output from 36-year-old Matt Holliday and the contact-deficient Randal Grichuk. And according to Jon Heyman, it […] The post Holliday’s option creates...
Via Today's Knuckleball
1 day ago

Cardinals: Wild Carlos For Wild Card?

Well Cards fans, it’s almost that time of year again. Yeah, yeah…it’s still August – and apparently to some fans, it’s still “early”. Although, when you’re a Cardinals fan, the topic of postseason is always necessary. Now that the Cardinals have pretty much landed and secured a Wild Card spot (I have no idea how they pulled that off), it’s time to talk about who...
Via STLSportsMinute
2 days ago

Carlos Martinez Is Getting Real Close

Mark Saxon of ESPN wrote an article on Carlos Martinez earlier this month that included this anecdote about a conversation he and Mike Matheny had after the day after his worst start of the season (versus ATL) : [A] photographer snapped a shot of Matheny having an animated conversation with Martinez. The manager, who speaks Spanish, was holding his index finger and thumb just inches...
Via Cardinals Diaspora
2 days ago

Jedd Gyorko and Brandon Moss Powering Cardinals

Last season, 64 players hit at least 20 home runs. It was 57 the year before. This year, there are already 68 players with 20 home runs and, with six weeks of the season remaining, there are another 40 players with at least 15 home runs who have at least a shot. Two of the players powering up this year, Jedd Gyorko and Brandon Moss, were relatively recent under-the-radar acquisitions...
Via Fangraphs
4 days ago  |  Discuss

St. Louis Cardinals: Why Brandon Moss deserves to stay past 2016

When you think of the reason the St. Louis Cardinals are in playoff contention, who comes to your mind? Matt Carpenter? Yadier Molina? Carlos Martinez? How about Brandon Moss? When the Cardinals made the trade to acquire Moss from the Cleveland Indians many were upset. Moss was seen as nothing more than a more powerful Matt Adams who was a bad return for who he was traded for. Rob...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Rosenthal: The Beginning of the End of Another Closer?

Friends, it should be common knowledge by now that I don’t care much for the St. Louis Cardinals. I’ve recognized their greatness over the years, sure. That doesn’t mean I’ve enjoyed it. Living in Milwaukee my whole life, all the while loving a bad baseball team, the Cardinals have only made my fandom more agonizing. Then 2011 happened, and the feeling of emptiness was overwhelming...
Via The Sports Post
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals reportedly considering Carlos Gomez trade

Could a return to the NL Central be in the cards for Carlos Gomez? According to a report by Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Thursday, the Cardinals will explore the situation of the exiled Astros outfielder to see if he might be a good fit for them. #Cardinals will explore Carlos Gomez's situation and whether he's a fit, can help. No indication they'll make a...
Via Larry Brown Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name every prominent quarterback in the history of the Dallas Cowboys

While there are obscure quarterbacks who threw passes for the Dallas Cowboys, the QBs featured (including some all-time greats) in this quiz were the ‘top passer’ for the team that year, according to the number of yards passing. We have identified 15 (with some repeats), how many of them can you name? Clue: Years active
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals GM says Michael Wacha is experiencing recurrence of scapular issue

St. Louis Cardinals righty Michael Wacha was placed on the disabled list Tuesday with right shoulder inflammation, but the root of the issue appears to be much more concerning. Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak told Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that Wacha is experiencing a recurrence of the scapular issue that plagued him in 2014. Mozeliak also said that Wacha’s...
Via Larry Brown Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals place Michael Wacha on DL, call up top prospect Alex Reyes

Shoulder inflammation will sideline starting pitcher Michael Wacha for at least the next 15 days. The St. Louis Cardinals placed Wacha on the DL Tuesday. To fill his spot on the roster, St. Louis has purchased the contract of one of its top prospects, starting pitcher Alex Reyes. pic.twitter.com/VeEltW02sL — St. Louis Cardinals (@Cardinals) August 9, 2016 An injury would...
Via Sportsnaut
17 days ago  |  Discuss
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