The Cardinals' home skid extended to seven on Thursday night, as the Royals retained I-70 Series bragging rights with a 4-2 victory at Busch Stadium.
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Cardinals manager Mike Matheny was ejected in the sixth inning of Thursday night's game after taking exception to a delayed replay request by the Royals. It was his first ejection since Sept. 18, 2015, and the first of a Cardinals player/coach this season.
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Ailing Cardinals position players Stephen Piscotty and Aledmys Diaz remained out of the lineup on Thursday, but manager Mike Matheny noted that both would be available bench players for the team's I-70 Series finale against the Royals.
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The St. Louis Cardinals have averaged more than 4.5 runs per game in June, with still one more day to go. As a team, they have hit 33 homeruns this month, led by Brandon Moss (#37) with seven, and Matt Holliday (#7) with six. Moss is having a fantastic season at the dish for the Cardinals with a team-leading 16 homeruns. But the Cardinals’ offense this season has been anchored...
We talked earlier in the month about the Cardinals struggling to get over their high-water mark for the season, three games over .500. Then it happened , in the midst of a glorious run that saw them go seven games up on break-even. We’ve seen sweeps of the Pirates and the Cubs, a five game winning streak, and where are we [...]
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ST. LOUIS -- Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost is willing to do whatever it takes to keep the scalding-hot bat of Kendrys Morales in the starting lineup.Proof of that came Wednesday night in St. Louis, when Morales started in right field, the first time in eight years he opened a game as an outfielder. Usually a designated hitter, Morales handled four chances flawlessly, including...
Somehow the Cardinals have managed to lose 22 out of 37 games played in Busch Stadium so far in 2016. There are only 2 teams in the Major Leagues worse at home (Braves & Diamondbacks), yet somehow, some way, they’re still in the thick of the NL Wild Card race. Angry? More sad, really. We saw Cardinals fans in all their glory last week. This is a surprisingly mediocre team ...
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Yadier Molina may not "deserve" to start the All-Star Game, but this doesn't mean you should feel any remorse voting for him. Voting for the starters of the 2016 Major League Baseball All-Star Game ends tomorrow, and if current results hold, Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina will start the game behind the plate for the National League. It is hard statistically to argue that Molina...
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Adam Wainwright has fought through an interesting 2016 season thus far. Let's take a look at how his curveball has performed compared to previous seasons. The 2016 season has been anything but smooth for St. Louis Cardinals Opening Day starter Adam Wainwright. While he has certainly improved from his slow start, largely through a few changes in fastball location, he is not quite...
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One of my favorite arguments from popular baseball media folk and fans alike is that they know a Hall of Famer when they see one. Unfortunately, that doesn’t always happen. The history of the voting process is rife with examples of players they have been overlooked because they didn’t “look” like Hall of Famers. This is what the Hall of Fame Index is all about. It’s all...
Riding three multi-run innings and Michael Wacha‘s ninth quality start on Tuesday, the St. Louis Cardinals defeated the Kansas City Royals in the second game of the I-70 Series at Kauffman Stadium by a score of 8-4. The victory improves the Cardinals’ MLB best road record to 25-15 and their fifth interleague play win of the season. Tuesday marked the end of a road trip in which...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) The St. Louis Cardinals have activated catcher Brayan Pena from the disabled list and designated Eric Fryer for assignment. Pena has been out all season after having surgery on his left knee. The veteran signed a $5 million, two-year deal to back up Yadier Molina and give the seven-time All-Star more rest. Molina appeared in 71 of the Cardinals' first 75...
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On Monday night at Kauffman Stadium, St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright came oh so close to pulling a Randy Johnson. This could mean a lot of things (like, striking out 20 batters in a game), but I’m referring to the time in 2001 where Randy Johnson hit a bird with a pitch in Spring Training: Well, thankfully for this bird in Kansas City, Wainwright barely missed with...
As you might remember from last year, Matt Carpenter turned himself into a different kind of hitter. He’d already been wonderfully productive, but last year, he seemingly made the decision to exchange some contact for power. So while Carpenter soared to a career-high ISO, with a career-low rate of grounders, he also notched a career-high strikeout rate, with a career-low rate of...
$4 Tickets Available for Cardinals vs. Pirates Series on July 4-7 ST. LOUIS, Mo., June 27, 2016 – The St. Louis Cardinals are proud to team up with Budweiser to present fans with a special holiday ticket promotion. Starting today, fans can purchase $4 Loge, Pavilion and Terrace level seats to watch the Cardinals battle [...]
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SEATTLE -- Matt Carpenter and Tommy Pham each homered twice as the St. Louis Cardinals went deep six times in an 11-6 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Sunday.Jedd Gyorko and Matt Holliday also homered for St. Louis. Carpenter, Holliday, and Aledmys Diaz each had three hits as the Cardinals finished with 17 -- including 13 for extra bases. Gyorko and Pham led off the seventh...
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SEATTLE -- The St. Louis Cardinals will face an American League West team for the final time in eight weeks on Sunday, and the break can't come soon enough for their fans.Saturday night's loss to the Seattle Mariners left St. Louis with a 3-7 record against AL West teams this season. The Cardinals have now lost seven in a row against teams from the division.While another AL team...
SEATTLE -- While the Seattle Mariners' Nathan Karns is certainly no Felix Hernandez, he may well be greeted with a King-sized welcome when he takes the mound Saturday against the St. Louis Cardinals.Unlike recent starters Wade LeBlanc, Adrian Sampson and Vidal Nuno, Karns is a major league starting pitcher. That's a rarity on a pitching staff that's running out of pitching options...
Sunday morning, I was talking with Craig Edwards and some others in the lobby of a New York hotel. Craig, who as you probably know runs the Cardinals’ site Viva El Birdos in addition to his work for FanGraphs, lamented Trevor Rosenthal‘s “shaky” performance this season. After checking in on Rosenthal and the Cardinals’ bullpen, it is even more clear than it already was...
Last season, Trevor Rosenthal was for the most part a shut down closer for the St. Louis Cardinals. Rosenthal finished his 2015 season with an ERA of 2.10 in 68 2/3 innings and saved 48 games. An effective season that was possible due to lowering his walks per nine from 5.4 in 2014 to 3.3 in 2015. However this season has featured a very wild Rosenthal, coming into today’s game...
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