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CARDINALS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Injured knee keeps Cardinals' Molina sidelined vs. Brewers

MILWAUKEE -- St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina is out of the lineup for Saturday night's game against the Milwaukee Brewers, a day after being struck on the right knee guard by a foul tip. Manager Mike Matheny says there would be no roster move and Tony Cruz will start for Molina. "We're still hopeful that we're talking a day or so," Matheny said. "We'll adjust as we need...
Via AP on Fox
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

St. Louis Cardinals Minor Leagues: Piscotty doubles up

Piscotty opened the 2015 season as the consensus top position prospect in the Cardinals organization. AP Photo When Albert Pujols left St. Louis, many tears were shed. Venom flowed as the St. Louis faithful turned on their once-beloved hero as he took his talents to Southern California. In the wake of Pujols’ departure, though, St. Louis received two selections in the 2012 First...
Via Cardinals Farm
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Travs even series with Springfield Cardinals in Friday night win

April 24, 2015, Springfield, MO – The Arkansas Travelers evened the series against the Springfield Cardinals with a 12-5 win before 4,156 fans at Hammons Field on Friday night. After Cardinals LHP Kyle Hald (L, 0-1) and Travelers RHP Austin Wood (W, 3-0) navigated through a pair of scoreless innings apiece, Arkansas (9-5) cracked the scoreless tie in the top of the third inning...
Via i70baseball
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Memphis Redbirds Going National Again in 2015

CBS Sports Network is back for a second season of live national telecasts of Minor League Baseball games during 2015. St. Louis Cardinals top prospects will be included in one of the 10 games, showcased on July 16 – the Memphis Redbirds contest in Des Moines against the Iowa Cubs. This matchup will be a reprise of one of CBS’ best games last season. On May 29, 2014, national...
Via The Cardinal Nation blog
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Lee and the Springfield Cardinals blank the Travs, 5-0

April 23, 2015, Springfield, MO - RHP Thomas Lee, RHP Corey Baker and RHP Chris Thomas combined to shut out the Arkansas Travelers as the Springfield Cardinals took the series opener, 5-0, before 3,422 fans at Hammons Field on Thursday night. The shutout win is the Cardinals first of the 2015 season, with Lee notching his first Double-A victory. Lee (W, 1-2) kept the Travelers ...
Via i70baseball
1 day ago  |  Discuss

St Louis Cardinals: Offense heating up

The Cardinals took two of three from the Nationals in their mid-week series concluding with a 4-1 win over Max Scherzer on Thursday. The game marked a continued improvement by the Cardinals as they continue winning to the tune of a 10-4 record, tops in the NL Central and hotter than any team not on an 11-game win streak (New York Mets). Against one of the best starting pitchers baseball...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Michael Wacha continues to impress as Cardinals pull away from Nationals 4-1

It was a great pitcher’s duel on paper, and the match up between Michael Wacha and Max Scherzer lived up to the hype in the series finale between the Cardinals and Nationals on Thursday afternoon in Washington D.C.Matt Carpenter would lead off the game with a double, per usual. He then came around to score on a wild pitch as the Cardinals took a 1-0 lead in the Top of the 1st....
Via Cardinals Farm
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Wong Went Ahead And Had Himself A Night

Alright, now. Do your thing Kolten Wong. LINK HERE He pretty much strapped his teammates on his back last night and carried them to a win against a team that many picked to represent the NL in World Series. Tre-men-dous game. We even got some e-mail about Mr. Wong… OK, I’m finally on the Kolten Wong bandwagon. Call me a skeptic, but whenever the Cards bring up a top prospect...
Via Cardinals Diaspora
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Think There’s No Offense? Wong Answer.

For the second straight night, the Cardinals put up double digits in hits .  We talked yesterday about St. Louis not getting hits at the right time and last night proved it.  They scored seven runs on 11 hits instead of one run on 12.  When and what kind matter. There’s no doubt that Kolten Wong was the Hero.  It was his second [...]
Via The Cardinal Conclave
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Does Jason Heyward need to change his approach at the plate?

Jason Heyward isn't exactly off to a blazing start with the Cardinals. The right-fielder is hitting just .193 through 13 games and although the sample size is small, some may still be wondering, when will Heyward start hitting. Well there, are plenty of theories going around right now, but the St. Louis Post-Dispatch things that perhaps Heyward is being too aggressing at the plate...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Springfield Cardinals Outlast Missions, 3-2, in 10 Innings

April 21, 2015, San Antonio, TX - The Springfield Cardinals claimed a hard-fought 3-2 win in 10 innings against the San Antonio Missions before 2,853 fans at Wolff Stadium on Tuesday night. With the win, the Cardinals take the series, two-games-to-one, and wrap up the Texas road trip by winning three of their last four contests. Cardinals RHP Mike Mayers battled San Antonio RHP...
Via i70baseball
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Adams Not Off To The Ideal Start

It’s fair to say that the Cardinals had questions about Matt Adams. Signing Mark Reynolds served a duel purpose: 1) Let Matt Adams know that he’s going to have to earn his playing time in 2015 and that if he doesn’t perform, the team has viable options to replace him on a regular basis. 2) Actually replace Matt Adams if he isn’t able to get the job done. A $2M insurance policy...
Via Cardinals Diaspora
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals Place Peter Bourjos on Paternity Leave

U.S. NAVAL ACADEMY GRADUATE Lt. MITCH HARRIS PURCHASED FROM MEMPHIS (AAA) ST. LOUIS, Mo., April 21, 2015 – The St. Louis Cardinals announced prior to tonight’s game in Washington, D.C. that they have placed outfielder Peter Bourjos on the paternity leave list and purchased from Memphis (AAA) right-handed pitcher Mitch Harris, a graduate of the United [...]
Via The Cardinal Conclave
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals Kick Off 6th Annual Green Week at Busch with E-Cycling Drive

Fans can donate unwanted electronics and general donations in exchange for discounted Cardinals tickets ST. LOUIS, April 21, 2015 – In celebration of the 45th anniversary of Earth Day on April 22, the St. Louis Cardinals will host its 6th annual Green Week (#4aGreenerGame) April 27 through April 30, with activities designed to promote recycling, [...]
Via The Cardinal Conclave
4 days ago  |  Discuss

The Cardinals Have Called Up Navy Lt. Mitch Harris

One of the more welcome additions to professional sporting events the past several years has been the teams desire to honor more military personnel, both active and retired. Bringing them into the spotlight, often times before games begin, the moment gives 10K, 20K, sometimes 80K people the chance to show their support for the men and women who are/were protecting our freedom. Not...
Via Cardinals Diaspora
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Springfield Cardinals place Aledmys Diaz on the Disabled List

On Monday, the Springfield Cardinals placed top-20 prospect Aledmys Diaz on the 7-day disabled list. The club also moved infielder Cesar Valera up from Palm Beach.Diaz was 8-for-33 (.242) to start the season with 1 home run and 2 runs batted in. On Sunday, Diaz pinch hit for pitcher Andrew Morales in the 7th and singled. Diaz’s last start came on Saturday as the Cuban started...
Via Cardinals Farm
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Lackey wants an extension, but do the Cards?

Getting John Lackey for just over $500,000 is certainly a bargain for the 2015 Cardinals. Not often does a pitcher of Lackey's caliber pitch at such a discounted rate, but due to some language in Lackey's contract, St. Louis is getting a great deal.However, that discounted rate only helps the 2015 Cardinals and does not take the future into account.According to Viva El Birdos, "...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Will lack of power hurt St. Louis Cardinals in 2015?

The St. Louis Cardinals opened the season with a win on ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball two weeks ago, and added another victory on the national telecast this Sunday. With their work in between, the Cards sit atop the NL Central after two weeks of baseball. Their 8-3 record would indicate that there’s not much to scrutinize with the team at this time; however, there is still one...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Vol. 2: NL Central Weekly Wrap-Up

The season is now two weeks old, and the NL Central still looks as bleak as ever. It isn’t expected to change anytime soon either. From the call-up of Cubs’ Bryant to the dismal Brew Crew, the Central never gets boring. Chicago Cubs It was a big week for the Cubs with top-prospect Kris Bryant finally getting the call. Although Bryant didn’t start off too well (3 hits, 4 strikeouts...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Catching up with the Cardinals

OK, its been a while.The problem with any blog, where you're the sole writer, is that often "real" life gets in the way.So, with all the background noise finally starting to die down some, its time to get caught up with the Cards.The Cardinals did most of the offseason moves before Christmas, acquiring Jason Heyward (for Shelby Miller) and adding Mark Reynolds to the bench.  Heyward...
Via Cardinals Fan in Cubs Land
6 days 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
7 days 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
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals’ Lance Lynn Comforts Teammate During Oscar Taveras Tribute (Video)

Monday was a bittersweet day for St. Louis Cardinals fans. The Cardinals returned to St. Louis for the first time since last season, as they made their home debut in front of one baseball’s best fan bases. However, Monday also represented one more chance to reflect on a life lost far too soon. The return to Busch Stadium also marked the Cardinals’ first home game since the tragic...
Via NESN.com
11 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
12 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
18 days ago  |  Discuss
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