Julio Urias: The Warning Signal for the St. Louis Cardinals

With the St. Louis Cardinals’ top prospect Alex Reyes returning to the Cardinals’ AAA affiliate Memphis Redbirds, there is quite a buzz surrounding how high his ceiling could be. As he returns from his 50-game suspension for a failed drug test and the Cardinals’ starting pitching being the club’s biggest weakness, there is wonder whether Reyes will get the call up to the...
Via STLSportsMinute
3 hours ago

Cardinals: Carpenter Returns, Tejada DFA’d; Garcia Stays Up

Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports With Matt Carpenter returning from the paternity list on Saturday, the Cardinals designated Ruben Tejada for assignment to free a spot for Carpenter on the active roster. In turn, Greg Garcia, who was recalled from the Triple-A Memphis Redbirds to take the roster spot while Carpenter was absent, will remain on the 25-man roster, essentially filling what...
Via STLSportsMinute
4 hours ago

Cardinals designate Tejada for assignment

The Cardinals designated Ruben Tejada for assignment on Saturday to clear room for Matt Carpenter's return from paternity leave.
6 hours ago

The Evolution of the St. Louis Cardinals Jersey

The St. Louis Cardinals are known for their sportsmanship and following the unwritten rules of the field. They stick to Read more » The post The Evolution of the St. Louis Cardinals Jersey appeared first on We are Fanatics - Official Blog.
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9 hours ago

Mike Matheny earns 400th win as manager

On Friday, the St. Louis Cardinals defeated the Washington Nationals, 6-2, on Friday afternoon, improving the Red Birds record to 25-24 on the season. More importantly, the win was manager Mike Matheny’s 400th as manager, all with the Cardinals. Matheny, a former Cardinals player who also played for the Brewers, Blue Jays, and Giants, took over for Tony La Russa at the helm of...
Via Today's Knuckleball
21 hours ago

Piscotty grand slam key in Cards' 6-2 victory

WASHINGTON -- Stephen Piscotty hit a grand slam off Max Scherzer during a five-run third inning and Jaime Garcia quieted the Washington Nationals lineup as the St. Louis Cardinals won 6-2 on Friday night.Coming off consecutive ineffective starts, Garcia held Washington to two runs and seven hits over seven innings. The Cardinals had lost four of five.Scherzer allowed two earned runs...
Via Associated Press
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Adams sits Friday, but stiff back is improving

WASHINGTON -- First baseman Matt Adams said he felt good Friday, a day after leaving the Cardinals' 2-1 loss to the Nationals in the series opener at Nationals Park with mid-back stiffness. Adams was not in the Cards' starting lineup, but he expected to be available to pinch-hit.
1 day ago

Michael Wacha needs to step up for the St. Louis Cardinals to contend

After dropping a tough 2-1 loss to the Washington Nationals last night in D.C., the St. Louis Cardinals’ record stands at 24-24.  In 2015, the Cardinals only had 10 losses when they reached 24 wins.  Obviously, the team looks a lot different this year than it did last season. But what’s the difference between being 24-24 this season, and 33-17 at the end of May last year? The...
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Report: Utley's family received death threats after NLDS slide

Chase Utley’s family received death threats after his slide broke Ruben Tejada’s leg during the 2015 National League Division Series, according to a report. Mets fans were so furious with Utley’s slide that his family was targeted with death threats, and Utley did not stay in the same hotel as his Dodgers teammates when they made the trip to New York, though that was mere...
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The regression monster is coming for Stephen Piscotty

Stephen Piscotty is off to a surprisingly hot start with the Cardinals this year, hitting .326/.398/.495 in his first 206 at-bats on the season. At just 25 years old, Piscotty is young enough to be part of the next great core of players that the Cardinals will build around. The second-year right fielder is getting the start of his career off on the right foot, and he’s quickly...
Via Today's Knuckleball
1 day ago

Cardinals news and notes: Big City, cats, and Nats

Yesterday at VEB The Cardinals are currently enduring their third 3+ game losing streak of the season, a "feat" they didn't accomplish in 2015 until just before the All-Star break. Wednesday's 9-8 loss to the Cubs was about as frustrating as they come. The starting pitching was again inadequate. The Cardinals got to Jake Arrieta for the second time in a row (going back to last year...
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1 day ago

Yadier Molina's heads-up play saves Cardinals from embarrassing error

St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina showed why he's an eight-time Gold Glove winner Thursday.With the score tied at 1 in the seventh inning, Stephen Drew hit a high pop-up in the infield. Pitcher Mike Leake settled under it as shortstop Aledmys Diaz came charging in to over the play.Diaz came in and tried to make the play but the ball popped out of his glove. Instead of the...
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Bryce Harper cuts batting gloves after homering without them

Washington Nationals superstar Bryce Harper entered Thursday night in a bit of a slump at the dish, with just four hits in 31 at-bats over his last 12 games, and only one extra-base hit (a double) in that span. Well, Harper wanted to try something new to hopefully break out of this slump, and he decided to not wear batting gloves for his at-bat against St. Louis Cardinals right...
Via The Comeback
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Cardinals To Host Baseball Hall of Fame Tour Beginning August 26

Features Artifacts, Images, Never-Before-Seen Video, Cutting-Edge Technology, Virtual Reality and an IMAX Movie  ST. LOUIS, Mo., May 26, 2016 – The historic Baseball Hall of Fame Tour (We Are Baseball) will come to Ballpark Village in St. Louis beginning on August 26 as one of the first stops on its multi-year journey to dozens of [...]
Via The Cardinal Conclave
2 days ago

Matt Carpenter Has Taken the First Pitch of Every Game

Something interesting caught my eye this morning while doing the research for my post on Alcides Escobar‘s first-pitch swing tendencies: Matt Carpenter has led off 42 times for the Cardinals this year, and in those 42 leadoff starts, he has not yet swung at a single first pitch to begin the game. Forty-two first pitches, forty-two takes. In the interest of full disclosure, Matt...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Carp placed on paternity list; Greg Garcia recalled

ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Cardinals have placed third baseman Matt Carpenter on the paternity list and recalled infielder Greg Garcia from Triple-A Memphis.Carpenter, the leadoff man, is first on the team with nine homers and 32 RBIs and is batting .250 with a .378 on-base percentage.The 26-year-old Garcia was on the opening day roster and appeared in 10 games before being optioned...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

St. Louis Cardinals Prospect Report: David Washington knocks his 9th and 10th home runs, Jhonny Peralta continues his rehab assignment, and Ian McKinney makes a great start

The farm was 3 and 1 yesterday, with big offensive nights for Memphis and Palm Beach. Triple A: Memphis 9 -- Salt Lake 7 Charlie Tilson, LF, 2-for-5, 2B, R Patrick Wisdom, SS, 1-for-5, 2B, K, R Tommy Pham, CF, 0-for-3, 2 BBs, K, R Anthony Garcia, DH, 2-for-4, 2B, HR, R, 4 RBI David Washington, 1B, 2-for-3, 2 HRs, BB, 2 Runs, 4 RBI Patrick Wisdom has never really hit...
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2 days ago

Wacha Flocka Flamed

Look at that picture of Yadi and Matheny above. We’ve been there. We’ve seen those looks. Dad, nose turned up. Can’t even look at you after he’s seen what you’ve done. Ain’t my son. Mom, eyes bubbling with tears, fidgeting with her fingers to ease the stress. Wondering just where everything went so wrong. The picture is pretty much the encapsulation of the Michael Wacha...
Via Cardinals Diaspora
3 days ago

Yadier Molina tries to play off embarrassing moment with slick recovery

St. Louis Cardinals' All-Star catcher Yadier Molina has impeccable footwork behind the plate. The eight-time Gold Glove winner rarely makes a misstep on the diamond, expect for Monday night.In the eighth inning with a runner on first against the Chicago Cubs, Molina did what he's done countless times -- block a pitch in the dirt with perfect form. But as Molina scrambled to corral...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

The swing heard 'round St. Louis: Grichuk delivers walk-off homer as Cards beat Cubs 4-3

ST. LOUIS -- Randal Grichuck hit a tiebreaking solo homer in the ninth to lift the St. Louis Cardinals to a 4-3 win over the Chicago Cubs on Monday night.Matt Adams tied the score with a two-run homer off in the seventh for St. Louis' major league-leading ninth pinch-hit homer of the season. It also ended a streak of 13 innings of one-run pitching by Chicago starter John Lackey against...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Adam Wainwright May Have Found Something

You don’t need numbers to gain a sense of how Adam Wainwright‘s season has started. You just need Adam Wainwright postgame quotes. After his Opening Day start, he wasn’t “anywhere close to being excited,” and called himself “the definition of average.” The next start tied his “career-high-of frustration level” because he was “so upset about the way the ball [was...
Via Fangraphs
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Harrison Bader: A Cardinals Prospect on Being a Sponge

Harrison Bader is raking in his first full season of pro ball. The 21-year-old St. Louis Cardinals outfield prospect ranks second in the Double-A Texas League with a .351 batting average. Batting leadoff for Springfield, Bader boasts a .401 OBP and his slugging percentage is a sporty .554. Last year, he hit the ground running after being drafted in the third round out of the University...
Via Fangraphs
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals' bats need to awaken in finale against Rockies

Michael Wacha hasn't received much help from his St. Louis Cardinals teammates during the worst losing streak of his career.Jon Gray was finally rewarded amid his current positive stretch for the Colorado Rockies.While Wacha looks to avoid a fifth consecutive losing start, Gray tries to build on his first career victory in Thursday night's decisive series finale at Busch Stadium...
Via Fox Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

St. Louis Cardinals: Adam Wainwright’s comeback tour

Flashback to two years ago. Adam Wainwright earned a whopping 20 wins and registered a solid 2.38 ERA as the St. Louis Cardinals’ ace. He also struck opposing batters out a solid 179 times, which was actually his lowest mark in five years. He is only two years removed from this All-Star season. The skeptics will say Wainwright is over the hill after suffering an Achilles tendon...
17 days ago  |  Discuss

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