CARDINALS RUMORS & GOSSIP

WATCH: Matt Carpenter makes funny face

We’ve gotten some pretty great baseball GIFs so far in this young season, but this one – featuring Matt Carpenter’s derp face – is definitely the greatest, and it may never be topped for the rest of the year. If that derp face is juicin’ (and it very well may be) it’s still getting into the Hall of Fame on the first ticket. That’s about as good as it gets, ladies and...
Via Next Impulse Sports
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals activate 2B Mark Ellis from DL

MILWAUKEE -- The St. Louis Cardinals have activated Mark Ellis from the 15-day disabled list and inserted him into the starting lineup at second base for Tuesday night's game against the Milwaukee Brewers. Ellis missed the first 13 games of the season with left knee tendinitis. He went 1 for 3 while playing five innings during a rehab game Sunday at Triple-A Memphis. Ellis signed...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Matt Garza turns into googly-eyed madman after giving up home run (GIF)

Matt Garza had otherwise pitched a great game heading into the sixth inning in the Milwaukee Brewers’ game against the St. Louis Cardinals on Monday. He had only surrendered one run on a solo shot by Jhonny Peralta in the second inning. But things unraveled a bit in the sixth when Jon Jay cleared the […] The post Matt Garza turns into googly-eyed madman after giving up home run...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals continue to be a thorn in the Brewers' side

Even amid their best start in 27 years, the Milwaukee Brewers still have their problems with the St. Louis Cardinals. With their lengthy winning streak in the past, the Brewers hope to finally get the best of Shelby Miller and bounce back from their latest defeat to the visiting Cardinals on Tuesday night. Riding a nine-game winning streak during which it averaged 5.9 runs, Milwaukee...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Have the Cardinals lost their hitting with RISP magic?

There's no secret to the Cardinals success last year--clutch hitting. Their .330 average with runners in scoring position (RISP) led the majors.  Not only that, but their .330 mark was nearly 50 points higher than the next closest team, the Detroit Tigers, who hit .282 with RISP and they shattered the record for hitting with RISP, previously held by the 2007 Tigers, who hit...
Via Cardinals Fan in Cubs Land
1 day ago  |  Discuss

A Recent History Of Cardinals Ejections

Matt Carpenter… come on down. You’re the first Cardinal ejection for 2014! The Cardinals only had 7 total ejections in 2013: 4 by manager Mike Matheny. 1 by Yadier Molina. 1 by Daniel Descalso. And 1 by John Axford. And while it looked like home plate umpire Bob Davidson was about to run Mike Matheny when he came out to argue Carpenter’s ejection, he didn’t. Which is rare...
Via Cardinals Diaspora
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Video: Adam Wainwright and Trevor Rosenthal sing karaoke song from 'Frozen'

The music from the highly-successful animated film Frozen is sweeping this great nation like nothing we have ever seen before. And it appears as if it has made it way into the hearts of major league players as well.Seen here are teammates Adam Wainwright and Trevor Rosenthal belting the lyrics of "Love is an Open Door" from the aforementioned blockbuster.The duo performed...
Via Bush League Chronicle
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Wong Place, Right Time For Steals

Kolten Wong has received the Grey seal of approval from the BUY column, but I'd like to take a minute to talk about his wheels, considering he's owned in less than 20 percent of ESPN leagues. He's hitting higher in the batting order for the Cardinals now, and has stolen three bases in the past week. He's also hot, riding a six-game hit streak entering today. Wong...
Via Razzball
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Rosenthal's velocity drop is worth noting but not obsessing over

ST. LOUIS -- Of the 25 pitches Trevor Rosenthal threw against the Cubs on Sunday, 17 were fastballs. Of those, only one was timed as slow as 95 mph. Twelve registered at 96 mph, three at 97 and one at 98, according to mlb.com's play by play. But despite throwing with greater speed than most pitchers in the big leagues, there's concern about diminishing velocity of the Cardinals...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Brian Finch on St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum

Just one week ago, prior to the St. Louis Cardinals 2014 home opener, the club’s Hall of Fame and Museum held its grand opening celebration. The new facility is located in Cardinals Nation at Ballpark Village, right across from Busch Stadium. Following the dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony, a highlight of the day was the VIP tour of the museum’s exhibits, hosted personally...
Via The Cardinal Nation blog
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Questioning Mike Matheny: Decision to Bat Trevor Rosenthal

Questioning Mike Matheny is a series of articles that takes a look at decisions the manager makes in game situations.  It is a right of passage for managers of baseball teams and the writers that cover them.  Today’s article comes from Jacob Mayer and questions Matheny’s decision to allow his closer to hit. Mike Matheny, St. Louis Cardinals manager, has had one of the greatest...
Via i70baseball
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The Daily Roundup (4/14): Cardinals-Brewers Series Preview, Weekend Recap & This Day in MLB History

Series Preview: Cardinals vs. Brewers: No one had the Brewers pegged as being the first team to win 10 games.  Milwaukee lost the final two of its opening series against Atlanta, and then rebounded to sweep Boston, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh in succession. But if the NL Central is to be won, St. Louis is the […] 
Via The Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Joe Kelly looks to keep strong start going against the league's best Brewers (Week 3 Preview)

Today begins a year long journey in which we look at a handful of key MLB matchups taking place throughout the week, whether they feature fantasy baseball significant, real world standings implications, or simply a footnote of interest each Monday we’ll highlight the most intriguing matchups of the week and give you all the relevant fantasy baseball information we can. Fantasy...
Via Fantasy Sports Locker Room
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Six-inning Joe Kelly may have been a better idea

For some reason, I cannot get Friday night’s St. Louis Cardinals 6-3 11-inning home loss to the Chicago Cubs out of my mind. Perhaps it is because the game appeared to be very winnable. It seems like far too often at the end of a season, one looks back to missed opportunity games like this as having made a difference. Many have already expressed their concerns about the contest...
Via The Cardinal Nation blog
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Stephen Piscotty is not Oscar Taveras, and it’s not close

COMMENTARY | Spring Training 2014 was a big one for Stephen Piscotty, he stuck around big league camp all the way to the end. He had a very promising spring in which some called for him to make the major league roster out of spring. On the flip side, Oscar Taveras saw just six at-bats with the big club due to lingering ankle issues (whether mentally or physically). With their spring...
Via Cardinals Farm
4 days ago  |  Discuss
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