CARDINALS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Lyons saves 'pen with extra-long relief

Instead of stepping in to fill a rotation void this weekend, Tyler Lyons stepped up to lift the Cardinals to their fifth straight win by covering the bulk of the extra frames in the team's 4-3, 16-inning victory over the Dodgers at Busch Stadium.
Via Cardinals.com
1 hour ago

Leake on special K diet entering matchup with LA

Cardinals starter Mike Leake has two consecutive starts of at least 10 strikeouts and no walks. He will try to continue to carve up batters Saturday against the Dodgers, who counter with right-hander Kenta Maeda.
Via Cardinals.com
6 hours ago

Holliday back in lineup after pitch hits nose

Matt Holliday didn't need to sleep on it before he reached out to Mike Matheny with the request late Thursday night. Hours after being hit in the nose by a pitch, Holliday asked his manager to reconsider his lineup plans for Friday.
Via Cardinals.com
8 hours ago

Cardinals seek more good home cookin' as Dodgers come to Busch

ST. LOUIS -- On one hand, sweeping the San Diego Padres at home doesn't sound like a big deal when you're the St. Louis Cardinals, who have been to the National League playoffs five straight years and 12 of the last 16.On the other hand, when you entered the four-game series with a rotten 20-28 home record and hadn't won four straight home games all year, sweeping San Diego is a...
Via Fox Sports
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Was That The Turning Point?

The Cardinals  were following a familiar script on Thursday night. On the precipice of really building some momentum (especially at home) and sweeping the San Diego Padres, the wheels were coming off. They were in the friendly embrace of Busch Stadium, facing a poor team, throwing their ace – a real peach of scenario for a win… 2-0 after 5. 4-1 after 7. 5-1 heading into the...
Via Cardinals Diaspora
22 hours ago

Cardinals rally for walk-off win to complete four-game sweep

ST. LOUIS -- Aledmys Diaz's walk-off single in the ninth inning gave the St. Louis Cardinals a 6-5 come-from-behind victory over the San Diego Padres on Thursday night.St. Louis, which scored four runs in the eighth, recorded its first four-game series sweep at home since beating Colorado on Sept. 30-Oct. 3, 2010.San Diego has lost four of seven since hosting the All-Star Game.Tommy...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Matt Holliday gets hit in face by a 95-mph fastball

St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Matt Holliday left Thursday night’s game against the San Diego Padres after getting drilled right on the nose by an Andrew Cashner 95-mph fastball. Holliday stayed on his feet and walked to first base, before the Cardinals wisely chose to remove him from the game. Fortunately, Holliday suffered no fractures, and the Cardinals are referring to his...
Via The Comeback
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Don’t pretend the Cardinals’ punishment for hacking is about deterrence or fairness

Those who want draft picks or signings taken away from the Cardinals due to the hacking scandal want to see the Cardinals humbled, and it makes no sense to pretend otherwise. A story that has been slightly dormant over the past few months has picked up in intensity as former Cardinals employee Chris Correa has been sentenced to 46 months in prison for hacking the Houston Astros database...
Via Viva El Birdos
1 day ago

Cards' Gyorko continues to dominate former team in Padres

ST. LOUIS -- Having played in San Diego for the first three seasons of his major league career, Jedd Gyorko has spent this week talking with old teammates when he has a chance.His former teammates have spent most of the last three days in town watching Gyorko round the bases.Gyorko belted three homers on Wednesday in the St. Louis Cardinals' 4-2 and 3-2 doubleheader sweep of the...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The Cardinals are reluctant to trade for a hitter and that's probably fine

Even with a banged up offense, reports are that the Cardinals are not interested in acquiring a quick fix. Good move or no? With Matt Carpenter still recovering from an oblique strain, Brandon Moss hobbling around on a bad ankle, and Jhonny Peralta joining them on the 15-day DL on Tuesday with an injured thumb, which may or may not be related to the injury he sustained in spring...
Via Viva El Birdos
1 day ago

The emergence of strikeouts for Mike Leake

It's Mike Leake's world -- we just live in it. Prior to the start of the season, I did my best to come up with a scenario in which a historically average Mike Leake could be viewed as a crucial contributor for the St. Louis Cardinals. I must note that I wanted Leake's value to extend beyond mere "innings eater" status, and in the end, I concluded that in order for this to happen...
Via Viva El Birdos
1 day ago

Cardinals hacker Chris Correa gets 46 months in prison

Chris Correa, the former St. Louis Cardinals scouting director who hacked the Houston Astros’ database over a year span from 2013-2014, was sentenced to 46 months in prison on Monday for his crimes. Correa pleated guilty in January to five counts related to his hacking, so he had been awaiting his sentencing. He admitted to using unauthorized access to view scouting reports, evaluations...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Ex-Cardinals exec sentenced to 46 months in prison for hacking

Christopher Correa, the St. Louis Cardinals executive who hacked into the Houston Astros computer database, was sentenced to 46 months in federal prison on Monday for his role in the scandal. Correa, who pled guilty on Jan. 8 to five counts of unauthorized access of a protected computer from 2013-14, will begin serving his sentence in the next two-to-six weeks. Chris Correa...
Via The Comeback
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals look to win first series of second half on Sunday

ST. LOUIS -- Lost in the dominant shutout tossed by Adam Wainwright Saturday night was some good situational hitting by the St. Louis Cardinals in the bottom of the third inning.Four consecutive hitters stepped to the plate with a man at second and no outs. Aledmys Diaz walked. Stephen Piscotty doubled home two runs. Randal Grichuk doubled in Piscotty, and Matt Adams singled Grichuk...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

St. Louis Cardinals Trade Rumors: will they make a move?

Let’s look at some of the facts: it’s July 8, and the Cardinals are 44-41. That puts them eight games behind the Chicago Cubs in the NL Central race, and two and a half games back in the NL Wild Card. The Cardinals might need to add players if they want to make a push for the playoffs this season. Luckily, General Manager John Mozeliak has been known to have a few tricks up his...
Via isportsweb.com
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Aledmys Diaz, the Improbable All-Star

Beginning last season, there’s been a raging debate concerning the identity of baseball’s best shortstop. In fairness, I guess, people have probably been arguing about this forever, but now there’s this outstanding, new, young crop, and it’s hard to believe they all exist. There are veterans in there like Troy Tulowitzki and Brandon Crawford, but you’ve also got Carlos...
Via Fangraphs
14 days ago  |  Discuss

St. Louis Cardinals Hold John Goodman Night

You count me among the many, I assume, that had no idea John Goodman was a St. Louis native. I’m not sure where I thought he was from (California, maybe…Louisiana, perhaps), but dude is apparently a big enough name in the Gateway City, that the Cardinals honored him with his own night as the team took on the Pittsburgh Pirates Wednesday. And prior to the game…the film and TV...
Via Hall of Very Good
16 days ago  |  Discuss
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