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St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Matt Holliday extended his hitting streak to 14 games with a pair of hits on Sunday night. -  (Photo credit: Wikipedia) St. Louis Cardinals outfielder and All-Star Matt Holliday has been absolutely on fire lately. With a pair of hits in Sunday night's 4-2 loss to the Cincinnati Reds, Holliday extended his hitting streak to fourteen games, the longest such streak by any Cardinal this season. During the streak, Holliday has raised his season batting average from .301 to .315.  He also has swatted two home runs, three doubles, and has knocked in 10 RBI's during the stretch that dates back to June 27. For the season, Holliday has 14 home runs and 57 RBI's as he continues to produce in the three hole in manager Mike Matheny's batting order. Follow @STLSportsMinute !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);;js.src="

What does the Trevor Rosenthal promotion mean?

As many St. Louis Cardinals fans already know, right-handed pitching prospect Trevor Rosenthal has been promoted from Double-A Springfield to the big league bullpen. Maikel Cleto was optioned to Memphis, with Jaime Garcia being moved to the 60-day disabled list to clear a 40-man roster spot. The unusual move has led to a number of questions today, so I decided to jot down my thoughts...

Cardinals last at-bat road comeback wins

On one hand, the game of baseball is very simple – throw, hit and run. Yet the statistics behind the game – what help make it so compelling for some – can become complex very quickly. I was reminded of this after Monday night’s comeback win by the St. Louis Cardinals. The road club scored three in the top of the ninth to defeat Milwaukee, 3-2. I was simply curious as to how...

Carlos Beltran's St. Louis revival

If anyone hasn't noticed, Carlos Beltran has had himself a nice little season in St. Louis. This comes after spending most of the last three years on the injured list for the Mets.So far this season, Beltran has 22 home runs, which matches his highest output for any of the last three seasons. He's played in 85 games this season. His highest of the three previous seasons is...

2012 Major League Baseball Comeback Player of the Year Candidate – Carlos Beltran?

Not since the 2008 Major League Baseball season has the St. Louis Cardinals right fielder Carlos Beltran had what would be considered a good all-around productive season.  Beltran, while with the New York Mets  finished the 2008 season with 27 Home Runs, 112 Runs Batted In, and a .284 Batting Average.  Since then and from the 2009-2011 season, Beltran’s numbers...

Cardinals recap: St. Louis Cardinals 3 Milwaukee Brewers 2

The St. Louis Cardinals Cap scored three runs in the ninth inning to come back and beat Milwaukee 3-2. - (Photo credit: Wikipedia) St. Louis Cardinals starter Lance Lynn has quickly developed into the rotation's most powerful force, as evidenced by his selection to this year's All-Star game.  But Lynn provided further evidence of why he may be the Cardinals most effective...

Rosenthal shocked for call up to big leagues

MILWAUKEE As they looked for a solution to fix their struggling bullpen, the Cardinals contemplated bringing up pitching prospect Trevor Rosenthal from Double-A Springfield for more than a month. Sunday night, they finally pulled the trigger. Rosenthal was summoned into the manager's office after Double-A Springfield's 8-6 victory Sunday night and told he had been promoted...

St. Louis LHS Jaime Garcia: To be away longer

Hot News for SP Jaime Garcia

Cards prospect speaks: Batavia SS Alex Mejia

The St. Louis Cardinals’ fourth-round draft pick from last month talks about his experiences.

St. Louis RHR Maikel Cleto: One pen to another

Hot News for P Maikel Cleto

Cardinals swept out of Cincinnati

The St. Louis Cardinals lost all three weekend games to the Reds, including another close one Sunday.

Cardinals monitoring pitching market

It’s no secret that the Cardinals could use another starting pitcher. Right-hander Chris Carpenter is out for the season. Left-hander Jaime Garcia remains sidelined with a left shoulder sprain. The team, while frustrated by the high asking prices for starting pitchers, continues to perform its due diligence in the pitching market, monitoring both starters and relievers, according...

Holliday leaves game early in Cards' loss

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Francisco Rodriguez picked up a save on his first night as Milwaukee's new closer, Rickie Weeks hit a mammoth home run and Randy Wolf won his first game since April 30 as the Brewers beat the St. Louis Cardinals 3-2 on Tuesday. The Cardinals' Matt Holliday left the game after getting hit in the leg with a pitch in the first inning and Brewers slugger Ryan...

Cards hope comeback is sign of things to come

MILWAUKEE Time will tell whether or not the three-run ninth inning Monday night will prove to be a turning point for the slumping St. Louis Cardinals. But desperate for a big hit after getting swept in Cincinnati, they'll gladly take it. Down to their last out and looking at a frustrating fourth-straight loss ahead of them, the Cardinals instead rallied for three runs off Brewers...

Wolf seeks reignition against rival Cards

A seemingly favorable schedule combined with a key injury to an NL Central rival may be just what the St. Louis Cardinals need to gain ground in the standings. After sparking a ninth-inning rally, Matt Holliday looks to continue his hot stretch at the plate and help the Cardinals maintain their dominance of the Milwaukee Brewers on Tuesday night. St. Louis (47-43) is third in the...
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