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CARDINALS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Cardinals activate Jay from DL, but not in lineup

ST. LOUIS (AP) The St. Louis Cardinals activated outfielder Jon Jay from the 15-day disabled list but did not have him in the lineup against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Jay was sidelined May 11 with left wrist tendinitis. While he was out, Randal Grichuk and Peter Bourjos stepped up and both were in the lineup. Grichuk was batting cleanup and playing left field in place of Matt Holliday...
Via AP on Fox
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Who’s on First? Matt Holliday for 43 Consecutive Games

By Anthony Weber The St. Louis Cardinals are the most consistent team of the 21st Century.  In 15 seasons since 2000, the Cardinals have had a winning record in 14 seasons, reached the playoffs 11 times, made four World Series appearances and won two Championships.  The 2015 season for the Cardinals is shaping out to be another extremely successful year, as the Cardinals are out...
Via Beyond The Spread
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Trade targets: who might possibly be on first for the Cardinals?

The St. Louis Cardinals took a big hit to their lineup this week, losing first baseman Matt Adams to a torn quad muscle for most (likely all) of the season. The Cards don’t really have an in-house replacement for him (unless you count Mark Reyonlds, and… you probably shouldn’t count Mark Reynolds), which leaves them with a fairly large hole to fill. The Cardinals currently...
Via The Outside Corner
1 day ago  |  Discuss

With Jon Jay Rehabbing, Chiefs Fall to Clinton Wednesday Night

Peoria, IL– With Cardinals centerfielder Jon Jay batting as the leadoff hitter once again, the Peoria Chiefs surrendered four runs in the third and could not come back in an 8-2 loss to the Clinton LumberKings Wednesday night. The loss puts the Chiefs at 24-23 with five games remaining on the homestand. The LumberKings got the scoring started against Chiefs righty Matt Pearce...
Via i70baseball
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Springfield Cardinals wrangle RoughRiders with 4-3 win

May 27, 2015, Frisco, TX – The Springfield Cardinals tied the game in the seventh before seizing the lead with two runs in the eighth, coming from behind for the 4-3 win against the Frisco RoughRiders before 9,780 fans at Dr Pepper Ballpark on Wednesday afternoon. Springfield (15-31) struck early, opening a one-run lead in the top of the third inning against LHP Chad Bell (L,...
Via i70baseball
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals’ Matt Adams out 3-4 Months

St. Louis Cardinals first Baseman Matt Adams will be out three to four months due to a strained right quadricep. #Cardinals announce that Adams will miss 3-4 months, according to official statement. Officials have said he could miss season. Wide delta. — Derrick Goold (@dgoold) May 28, 2015 He left a game against the Diamondbacks on Tuesday after limping around first base...
Via Sports-Glory
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Matt Adams Is Gone For A While – What’s Next?

Matt Adams is out indefinitely with a torn quadricep and will not be back with the Cardinals for an estimated 3-4 months. Surgery is possible. INJURY UPDATE: Matt Adams' injury of a strained right quadricep has his estimated return at 3 to 4 months. — St. Louis Cardinals (@Cardinals) May 28, 2015 #Cardinals first baseman Matt Adams out indefinitely with torn quadriceps, may...
Via Cardinals Diaspora
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Holliday Enters New Top 10 On-Base List

Many St. Louis Cardinals fans – at least those watching the game telecast Wednesday evening – are aware that left fielder Matt Holliday set a new Cardinals and National League record for consecutive games reaching base at the start of the season at 43. Now that Holliday, 35, has passed Albert Pujols on that list, it is time to check where he stands on the team’s all-time...
Via The Cardinal Nation blog
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Time for Jason Heyward To Break Out The Boom Stick

With Matt Adams hitting the disabled list this afternoon, it’s about time right fielder hopeful of the future Jason Heyward breaks out that boom stick he has been hiding for the first two months of the season. Through 43 games and 159 at bats, Heyward’s slash line of (.233/.285/.365) is just ugly and must improve. That makes for a [...]
Via The Cardinal Conclave
2 days ago  |  Discuss

A good match? Ryan Howard and the St. Louis Cardinals

View image | gettyimages.com The St. Louis Cardinals suffered a critical blow in their quest for another World Series title this week when they lost their first baseman, Matt Adams, to a torn quadriceps. Further, it appears that Adams will need surgery and the Cardinals will be without their first...
Via Philliedelphia
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals place Adams on DL, recall C Ed Easley

ST. LOUIS (AP) The St. Louis Cardinals placed first baseman Matt Adams on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday with a strained right quadriceps sustained running on a double on Tuesday night. Catcher Ed Easley was recalled from Triple-A Memphis before Wednesday's game against the Diamondbacks. Adams is batting .243 with four homers and 20 RBIs. He grabbed his right hip area rounding...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Cards 1st Baseman Matt Adams Placed On 15-Day DL

CATCHER ED EASLEY RECALLED FROM MEMPHIS (AAA) ST. LOUIS, Mo., May 27, 2015 – The St. Louis Cardinals announced today that first baseman Matt Adams (strained right quad) has been placed on the 15-day disabled list and that catcher Ed Easley has been recalled from Memphis (AAA). Easley, 29, was on the team’s roster for [...]
Via The Cardinal Conclave
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Holliday: The Leaderboard Lifer

Matt Holliday reached base for the 42nd straight game to start the season. Only Albert Pujols has equaled that feat to start a season for the Cardinals. And he stands only 11 off the modern baseball record: Games on base to start year (since 1914): 99 Jeter – 53 96 F. Thomas – 52 96 McGwire – 48 84 A. Davis – 47 23 Heilmann – 44 15 Holliday – 42 — Tim Trokey (@tim_trokey...
Via Cardinals Diaspora
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Kolten Wong is Quietly Having a Great Year at the Plate

JUPITER, FL – MARCH 08: Kolten Wong #16 of the St. Louis Cardinals swings at a pitch during the sixth inning of a spring training game against the Miami Marlins at Roger Dean Stadium on March 8, 2015 in Jupiter, Florida. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images) While seemingly very few people have paid attention to him as an individual, Kolten Wong is stringing together a great season...
Via The Sports Journal
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Holliday Just Keeps on Getting on Base

St. Louis Cardinals left fielder Matt Holliday (7) follows through on an RBI single to center field against the New York Mets during the fourth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, May 20, 2015, in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson) The St. Louis Cardinals have the best record in baseball. If a team has the best record in anything it’s a pretty good bet that a lot of different...
Via The Sports Journal
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Trevor Rosenthal: Less charity and more efficiency on the mound

It’s been a while since Cardinals fans treated social media like a radar reading before the ninth inning, flooding the internet with Rosenthal warnings while quietly looking for shelter. That was 2014, a season that will go down a bumpy road in the young flame thrower’s career even though he saved 45 games and struck out 87 hitter sin 70.1 innings. It was viewed as a wild roller...
Via STLSportsMinute
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Vol 7: NL Central Weekly Wrap-Up

This week (May 18-24th), the Chicago Cubs gained a half game on the St. Louis Cardinals, and the Pittsburgh Pirates broke away from the Cincinnati Reds to hold the sole position of 3rd place. The Milwaukee Brewers continue occupy the basement of the NL Central Chicago Cubs: The Cubs traveled this week, facing off against the San Diego Padres and the Arizona Diamondbacks. Starting...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Travs take Memorial Day Doubleheader From Springfield Cardinals

May 25, 2015 Springfield, MO – The Arkansas Travelers claimed both seven-inning games of Monday’s doubleheader against the Springfield Cardinals, both by the score of 4-2, before 4,471 fans at Hammons Field. Game 1: The Travelers (23-19) came out swinging against RHP Nick Petree (L, 1-4) in the top of the first inning. 2B Sherman Johnson and SS Eric Stamets sparked the charge...
Via i70baseball
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Resiliency, Thy Name Is St. Louis

They take licks but keep on ticking.  They drop games, but then come back and win more.  Injuries are just one more obstacle to overcome.  So far in 2015, there’s nothing the St. Louis Cardinals can’t handle. This club hasn’t lost more than three games in a row all year long.  After this last losing [...]
Via The Cardinal Conclave
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Jaime Garcia’s Start Tonight Is Huge For Cardinals Season

The Cardinals have been scuffling as of late. They’re 5-5 in their last 10 games played and suffered their first 3 game losing streak of the ’15 season last week. Saturday night’s loss was particularly tough to swallow, since it was a 1 run game and the Cardinals still had 12 outs to try to tie or go ahead. Even the Cubs were feeling frisky: One of the best tweets ever…Nice...
Via Cardinals Diaspora
3 days ago  |  Discuss

How Long Can the Cardinals’ Michael Wacha Continue His Dominance on the Mound?

  St. Louis Cardinals’ Michael Wacha delivers a pitch during the first inning of a baseball game against the New York Mets on Tuesday, May 19, 2015, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II) Despite losing ace Adam Wainwright for the season, the Cardinals haven’t missed a beat, posting a 29-16 record sans Wainwright for nearly a month. Part of their sustained success clearly...
Via The Sports Journal
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Mascot creates controversy with 'Police Lives Matter' sign

  Most of time, sports and politics don’t mix. This was one of those times.   About a week ago, the St. Louis Cardinals’ mascot, Fredbird, made headlines when he posed for a picture while holding a “Police Lives Matter” sign. Well played @Cardinals & @TeamFredbird. #PoliceLivesMatter #Ferguson @stlcountypd @FPD_PUBLIC_INFO @StlPoliceWives http://t...
Via NESN.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

St Louis Cardinals: Wacha Emerging as Ace

Michael Wacha pitched the Cardinals to a win on Sunday, avoiding a series sweep in Kansas City behind seven strong innings. Wacha surrendered just one unearned run on five hits in his second consecutive seven-inning start. He improved his 2015 record to 7-0 and dropping his ERA to a sparkling 1.87. While the Cardinals results from their starting pitching as a whole have been good...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals: Lorenzo Cain is the player fans expected Peter Bourjos to become

The St. Louis Cardinals dropped their first game to the Kansas City Royals on Friday night, losing 5-0 as the offense sputtered and Lance Lynn could not get Kendrys Morales out.  Prior to the game, most of the excitement amongst Cardinals fans on Twitter centered around manager Mike Matheny‘s lineup, and the usage of the team’s best defensive alignment in the outfield. Randal...
Via STLSportsMinute
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals: Kolten Wong Is A Potent Leadoff Option

How tasty would it be if the St. Louis Cardinals’ leadoff hitter had a .350 plus on base percentage and a .460 plus slugging percentage and his name wasn’t Matt Carpenter? Say hello to Kolten Wong, the formerly self tortured young second baseman with a heavy stick who spent 2014 living down the terrible memory of a World Series pickoff. The Wong of 2015 has become a unique...
Via STLSportsMinute
8 days ago  |  Discuss
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