CARDINALS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Diaz will avoid DL after taking foul ball to face

Though he has the look of someone who just ducked out of a boxing ring, Cardinals rookie shortstop Aledmys Diaz will avoid the disabled list and should be back in the lineup as soon as the swelling around his right eye subsides.
Via Cardinals.com
2 hours ago

By overusing Oh, Matheny made an All-Star

It’s quite probable the Cardinals won’t have any starters in the All-Star Game. Yadier Molina has the narrowest of leads on Buster Posey heading into the final few days of balloting, and he’s unlikely to hold that lead, nor should he, if votes are supposed to correlate with performance. While the Cardinals have gotten strong offensive seasons from several other members of the...
Via Today's Knuckleball
5 hours ago

Cardinals bring Pena off DL, designate Fryer for assignment

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...
Via Associated Press
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Steady One…

Amidst all the chaos of the Cardinals season (winning streaks, losing streaks, starters struggling, Trevor blowing up nightly, Mike being Mike) there has been one rock, one guy who’s carried over from what he did last year and kept doing it: Matt Carpenter. He currently has a slash line of .296/.413/.576 with 13 homers and [...]
Via The Cardinal Conclave
13 hours ago

Maness, Rosenthal look sharp in relief roles

Monday night's outings by Seth Maness and Trevor Rosenthal may have been innocuous in the Cardinals' 6-2 loss to the Royals. But for two relievers trying to work their way back into more familiar high-leverage roles, their appearances represented encouraging steps forward.
Via Cardinals.com
22 hours ago

Diaz avoids major injury after foul ball to face

Cardinals rookie shortstop Aledmys Diaz was headed to a local hospital for followup tests late Monday evening following a 6-2 loss to the Royals, which went final just minutes after Diaz fouled a ball off the top of his right orbital bone.
Via Cardinals.com
23 hours ago

WATCH: Adam Wainwright narrowly misses hitting a bird with a pitch

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...
Via The Comeback
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Matt Carpenter Is Going Full Jose Bautista

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...
Via Fangraphs
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Hot Offense, Bullpen Issues for the Cardinals

The St. Louis Cardinals have hit their stride as an offense in the past few games, averaging more than five runs per game over the last week. Led by the hot bats of Matt Carpenter (#13, .377 average in June) and Aledmys Diaz (#36, hitting .455 over his last seven games), the Cardinals slugged six homeruns in the final three innings against the Mariners on Sunday. Diaz has been a...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals and Budweiser Announce 4th of July $4 Ticket Offer

$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 [...]
Via The Cardinal Conclave
1 day ago

Cardinals Fans Can Be Counted On

Let’s pour a little out for the Cardinals writers and reporters, especially the ones that are getting paid. I know, I know – these men and women get actual money to think and write words on baseball games. But good writing (for the most part) is about telling a good story. And the 2016 won’t give an inch when it comes to a narrative. Lovers. Haters. Everyone in between –...
Via Cardinals Diaspora
1 day ago

Cardinals homer six times in 11-6 win over Mariners

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...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Rosenthal allows three-run walk-off homer, Cardinals lose 4-3

SEATTLE -- Adam Lind hit a game-winning three-run home run in the ninth inning off St. Louis closer Trevor Rosenthal, and the Seattle Mariners rallied for a 4-3 win over the Cardinals on Friday night to snap a six-game losing streak. The Mariners opened the ninth with a double by Kyle Seager and a walk to Dae-Ho Lee. Lind reached down and drove a 1-1 pitch out to right field for...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

With Wacha on the mound, Cardinals hope to solve Arrieta

CHICAGO -- Who's batting first?With leadoff batter Dexter Fowler on the disabled list for at least the next two weeks, the Chicago Cubs look to utilize two different players at the top of the order.Newly reacquired outfielder Chris Coghlan led off Tuesday in the middle contest of a three-game series with the St. Louis Cardinals.Second baseman Ben Zobrist topped the order Monday and...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

It’s Time for the Cardinals to Shake Up Their Bullpen

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...
Via Fangraphs
8 days ago  |  Discuss

St. Louis Cardinals: Seung-Hwan Oh should replace Trevor Rosenthal as closer

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...
Via isportsweb.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals hope to avoid being swept behind surging Leake

ST. LOUIS -- If there is a consolation to blowing a 3-0 lead with four outs left, it's that the schedule gives the St. Louis Cardinals little time to mourn arguably their worst loss of the season.Another day game with the surging Texas Rangers awaits Sunday in Busch Stadium, the last game of a five-game homestand in which St. Louis has gone 0-4, hacking up eighth and ninth inning...
Via Fox Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Jhonny Peralta’s return ignites a hot Cardinals team

Last week, St. Louis Cardinals infielder Jhonny Peralta (#27) returned from the disabled list and rejoined the Cardinals for the first time all season. In order for him to be added to the 25 man roster, second baseman Kolten Wong was sent down to the AAA team in Memphis. Manager Mike Matheny opted to put Peralta at third base, leaving rookie sensation Aledymys Diaz (#36) to man the...
Via isportsweb.com
15 days ago  |  Discuss
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