Found July 05, 2012 on STLSportsMinute:
<img alt="The current "birds on the bat" logo ..." border="0" class="zemanta-img-inserted" height="186" src="" style="border: none; font-size: 0.8em;" width="300" /> John Nagel of @stlbabybirds gives us a Fourth of July version of the farm update. - (Photo credit: Wikipedia) It has been a rough couple of days for some of the St. Louis Cardinals top prospects.  Some of the Cardinals youngsters have fallen with injuries and others are struggling through poor performances throughout the system. Here are some quick news and notes from the farm Memphis Matt Adams has been placed on the disabled list with elbow problems, which is a shame considering the first baseman was absolutely mashing the baseball since his demotion form St. Louis. Adams had hit four home run...

Adam Wainwright eats peanut butter and jelly sandwiches to survive hot days

Playing a sport in incredibly hot weather is never an easy task, and it is important that athletes take extra precaution when doing so and make sure they are drinking enough water. Fluids and peanut butter and jelly are crucial for a player’s survival on a hot day. Just ask Adam Wainwright, who threw six strong innings and allowed only one hit against the Rockies on Wednesday...

Cardinals run-scoring in consecutive innings

Many St. Louis Cardinals fans had to be encouraged by the club’s consistent offensive output Monday night at Busch Stadium. The hitters battered Colorado pitching on the way to a 9-3 final score. The primary damage was inflicted during the fifth through eighth frames as the Cards crossed the plate each frame, scoring seven runs. I have no idea if registering one big scoring inning...

Cards' bullpen starting to improve

ST. LOUIS Ask any Cardinals fan for the one area they'd like to see general manager John Mozeliak improve before the July 31 trade deadline and some would say the starting rotation. Most, would say the bullpen. Awesome in April and awful in May, the Cardinals bullpen has been a near constant source of criticism as they've shuttled guys in and out from Triple-A Memphis while...

Where Will Cardinals Turn With Chris Carpenter Out For Season?

The St. Louis Cardinals were dealt some devastating, yet not altogether shocking news yesterday, learning that starting pitcher Chris Carpenter will be out for the rest of the season. The Cardinals were hopeful that they may be getting back their ace within the next month or so, but Carpenter revealed that he has decided to undergo season ending surgery to alleviate...

La Russa fires back at Baker, again

Tony La Russa was back on the offensive in his battle with Reds skipper Dusty Baker over the lack of Reds players on the NL All-Star roster, saying he feels "betrayed."

David Freese is excited to play for Tony La Russa one last time

St. Louis Cardinals third baseman David Freese will join his former manager Tony La Russa in Kansas City for the MLB All-Star game next week. - (Photo credit: Keith Allison) The last time David Freese put on a uniform with Tony La Russa as his manager, the St. Louis Cardinals were winning their eleventh World Series in franchise history. Freese took home the World Series Most...

Chris Carpenter to undergo season-ending surgery

St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Chris Carpenter will undergo season-ending surgery to repair a nerve issue in his shoulder that has sidelined him since spring training. The 37-year-old Carpenter wants to continue pitching. He's been told the surgery to relieve compressed nerves in the shoulder could allow him to resume his career, although there are no guarantees. The Cardinals...

Holliday's three hits lead Cards in win

Adam Wainwright pitched six strong innings and Matt Holliday had three hits to lead the St. Louis Cardinals to a 4-1 win over the Colorado Rockies on Wednesday night. Wainwright (7-8) gave up one run, struck out seven and allowed eight hits to help the Cardinals win for the third time in four games. He fanned seven of the first 13 hitters and threw a first-pitch strike to nine of...

Cardinals' Carpenter will have season-ending shoulder surgery

St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Chris Carpenter will undergo shoulder surgery and will be out the rest of the season, multiple media outlets reported Tuesday. Carpenter, who has finished among the top three in the Cy Young Award voting three times and won the award in 2005, has had nerve-related shoulder problems that flared up following his most recent bullpen session. The operation...

Allen Craig quietly having remarkable season

ST. LOUIS It's understandable for Allen Craig to fly under the radar while batting in a lineup that includes Matt Holliday, David Freese and All-Stars Carlos Beltran, Yadier Molina and Rafael Furcal. But had Craig not missed so many games due to injury earlier this season, he'd probably have better number than all of them. Craig has quietly had a remarkable season for...

Cardinals recap: Colorado Rockies 3 St. Louis Cardinals 2

Matt Holliday hit a two run home run in the first inning of the Cardinals 3-2 loss to the Colorado Rockies on Tuesday night. - (Photo credit: Wikipedia) The St. Louis Cardinals started off Tuesday night's game with the Colorado Rockies with a bang as outfielder Matt Holliday blasted a two run home run in the bottom of the first inning to give the Cardinals an early 2-0 lead...

Did 2010 Reds-Cardinals Skirmish Influence Tony La Russa’s All Star Reserve Choices?

There is no shortage of bad blood in the Cincinnati Reds-St. Louis Cardinals rivalry. On August 10, 2010, a heated exchange between Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips and Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina turned into a bench-clearing scrum between the N.L. Central rivals. Reds started Johnny Cueto ended up getting pinned up against the net behind home plate and was kicking away...
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