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Cardinals take a pair of lefties with first two picks in 2013 draft. Pick up shortstop in second round.

The Cardinals went against the grain a bit with their first two picks of the 2013 draft, selecting Gonzaga lefty Marco Gonzalez at #19 and high school lefty Robert Kaminsky at #28.  The last time the Cards selected a lefthander in the first round was back in 1994, 3 month before Kaminsky was born. Gonzalez has a fastball that sits at 88-91 mph, but is more known for his changeup...

What does the Cardinals starting pitching depth chart look like now?

The Cardinals pitching staff has seen many changes during the first two months, primarily due to injuries.  The starting pitching depth that was once a strength of this team has taken the biggest hit, with 4 pitchers currently on the DL. Here's a look at the Cardinals depth chart for their starting pitching prior to spring training: Adam Wainwright Chris Carpenter Jaime Garcia...

Westbrook gets positive results from rehab start

ST. LOUIS Jake Westbrook believes one more will do it. "Everything felt good" the rehabbing Cardinals starter told reporters via conference call after his Tuesday night start with the Cardinals Double-A team in Springfield, Mo. He added that one more rehab assignment should be all he needs before returning to the rotation in St. Louis. Westbrook, who is in the process...

Wacha eager to put first poor outing behind him

ST. LOUIS Michael Wacha's face twisted up like his words tasted sour. The rookie right-hander hadn't been hit this hard since, well, he couldn't really seem to remember off the top of his head. "It's been a while," he said. "It's going to happen, I guess, sooner or later. I've got stuff to work on, like I said." This did have to happen...

Recap: Miller powers Cardinals to 12-8 victory over D-backs

ST. LOUIS (AP) Shelby Miller hit his first career home run and also pitched six sharp innings, leading the St. Louis Cardinals over the Arizona Diamondbacks 12-8 Thursday night. Matt Adams and Daniel Descalso homered in an eight-run fourth inning off Ian Kennedy. Matt Holliday and Matt Carpenter also connected for the Cardinals. Miller (7-3) allowed two runs and six hits. He struck...

Michael Wacha Struggles, Cardinals Lose in Extras

Although St Louis Cardinals rookie Michael Wacha struck out the side in the first inning, he was unable to replicate the success that he had in his first outing.Wacha found his pitch count elevated up to 41 pitches after just two innings. He had just the inning he needed in the third–setting down the Arizona  Diamondbacks in order on just five pitches.However, the fourth and...

D-backs can't finish rally, drop finale with Cardinals

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Shelby Miller hit his first career home run and also pitched six sharp innings, leading the Cardinals to a 12-8 win over the Diamondbacks on Thursday. Matt Adams and Daniel Descalso homered in an eight-run fourth inning off Ian Kennedy. Matt Holliday and Matt Carpenter also connected for the Cardinals. Miller (7-3) allowed two runs and six hits. He struck out...

Local pitching prospect is loaded with confidence on eve of draft

ST. LOUIS Angela Norton says she had to stop playing catch with her son when he turned 8. A decade later, throwing hard is about to land her boy a career. "I've always known he was born to play baseball," she said Monday evening. Devin Williams, soft-spoken yet full of confidence, sat beside her. Baseball has always come easily for him, and growing up he pitched...

Gonzales, Kaminsky lead Cardinals draft day 1

The St. Louis Cardinals selected Gonzaga LHP Marco Gonzales with the 19th overall selection of the 2013 First-Year Player Draft and added LHP Rob Kaminsky and SS Oscar Mercado before Thursday night was over.

St. Louis Cardinals select Marco Gonzales in the First Round of the MLB Draft

The first and second rounds of the Major League Baseball draft were held on Thursday and the St. Louis Cardinals had two picks in the first round. The Cardinals had the 19th pick and the 28th pick. The 28th pick comes to the Cardinals via the Milwaukee Brewers because the Brewers signed Kyle Lohse after Lohse rejected a tender offer by the Cardinals. With the 19th pick in the Major...

Monthly Cards prospect rankings: June 2013

Our monthly subscriber-only, in-depth report on rising and falling St. Louis Cardinals prospects. Tyler Lyons and Kevin Siegrist are among those whose stock is improving.

Cardinals power over Diamondbacks in series finale

It’s officially time to start worrying about Ian Kennedy. The former ace definitely lived up to that “former” descriptor Thursday night as he was walloped by the Cardinals, and the Diamondbacks fell 12-8. 

Lynn dominates, Cards continue roll

Lance Lynn was feeling so good that he wanted to stay in the game. These days, everything is going right for the pitcher. Lynn pitched seven solid innings and the St. Louis Cardinals got home runs from Yadier Molina and Carlos Beltran in a 7-1 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Monday night. ''It was a good night,'' Lynn said. ''We had a good plan...

D-Backs hold off Cardinals in extras

After playing the longest game in Chase Field history early on this season, the two teams nearly topped it on Tuesday night in the D-Backs 7-6 victory in 14 innings.

Troke Notes: Cardinals get homer-happy vs. D-backs

Stats from June 6th vs Diamondbacks - Shelby Millers home shutout streak ended in the 1st inning at 21.2 innings - Miller allowed 2 earned runs in the 1st inning for the 2nd time in his last 3 starts (allowed 2 1st inning runs in LA on May 26th) - After a rough start to the season, Daniel Descalso has been on a tear DANIEL DESCALSO SINCE MAY 21ST 14-FOR-30 .467 AVG 5 DOUBLES...
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