Found May 24, 2013 on
Soccer happened last night @ Busch Stadium.
Real soccer. No juice boxes. No orange slices. Questionable body positions:
Some observations in no particular order:
1) St. Louis brought the heat. In the last 10 minutes.
Wasn't a rowdy crowd. But it was a crowd. And by the last 10 minutes of the game, everyone had kind of picked a side and started rooting for, well, something. Many didn't know what. But everyone stopped staring and started participating.
2) Someone was impressed, though.
Don't know who. Don't know the end goal of this exhibition other than to sell a ton of stuff and make some big $$$ for the Cardinals when their main attraction is on a road trip.
But SOMEONE had to be impressed at how St. Louis showed up to a soccer game.
3) The scrubs played, but the stars played too.
Tip of the cap to the teams involved for having all the stars at least start the game. I was under the false impression that this was going to be...
BEST OF MAXIM
Beset by injuries, the Cardinals have had to turn to the farm system early and often this year.
Normally, when you're dealing with young and unproven players, the results are at best mixed. However, so far the Cardinals rookies have come through. The latest example being Tyler Lyons, who started for the Cardinals last night and hurled 7 innings while allowing only 1 run...
When it rains, it pours.
According to Jennifer Langosch, the Cardinals pitching staff took another hit tonight when John Gast had to leave the game, after facing just 6 hitters, due to shoulder tightness.
As if that wasn't enough, Jennifer Langosch also reported that Jake Westbrook will likely get a second opinion on his ailing shoulder next week, most likely with Dr. James...
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The St. Louis Cardinals had hoped that Jake Westbrook would only need a stay on the 15-day disabled list but trouble with the right handers elbow has his return in doubt.
Westbrook played catch on Friday and said he felt fine but Jennifer Langosch of MLB.com reports that he will get a second opinion on his elbow, likely from Dr. James Andrews.
On the season Westbrook...
The Stl Cardinals have lost pitcher Jaime Garcia for the season because of a torn labrum in his left shoulder. The injury will require surgery and cost him the rest of 2013.
The lefty starter originally felt pain in his shoulder during a start in the 2012 National League Divisional Series against the Washington Nationals. He pitched two innings before being pulled from the start...
What a difference seven weeks has made. Out of spring training, the St. Louis Cardinals had a solid pitching staff that was exciting to watch. What fans couldn't have known at that time was how impressive of a performance they were about to put up. Arguably that performance peaked when Shelby Miller and Adam Wainwright posted back to back shutouts - with one hit and two hits...
St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Jaime Garcia will have surgery on his left shoulder this week and is expected to miss the rest of the season.
The Cardinals announced Wednesday that Garcia will have surgery to repair tears in his rotator cuff and labrum. Team doctor George Paletta will perform the operation on Friday in St. Louis.
Garcia is 5-2 with a 3.58 ERA in nine starts this year...
St. Louis starter John Gast has left the game against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the bottom of the second inning.
The Cardinals say Gast has tightness in his left shoulder. The rookie left-hander was trying to improve on his 2-0 record. He faced six batters on Saturday at Dodger Stadium, and left with the score tied 1-all.
Gast threw 24 pitches, allowing one hit and one run. He...
If injuries are any indication of a team's ability to win, the St. Louis Cardinals should be in the basement of the National League Central. Instead, they are banging out the best record in baseball with four starting pitchers on the DL and more injuries continuing to pile up. David Freese, one of the main pieces of the team's offense sat out last night for the third...
Adam Wainwright is back to "ace" form. (Credit)
Obtaining an overall ace in the Major Leagues is not an easy task. Although the majority of teams have an ace of their staff, an overall ace (something I came up with approximately two seconds ago) is a pitcher that would be an ace on over half of the teams in the MLB.
That does not sound like much, but with an overall ace...
When Chelsea and Manchester City meet at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Mo., on Thursday night, they won’t be playing just to entertain. They’ll be trying to help as well.
The two Premier League clubs, the St. Louis Cardinals and promoter Relevent Sports will donate a portion of the proceeds from the sold-out game to the Oklahoma Recovery Fund.
The fund will help children affected...
St. Louis Cardinals fans new coming into the 2013 season that utility infielder Matt Carpenter could swing the bat. What they didn't know was how he would fare in the field. So far, so good for the St. Louis Cardinals and manager Mike Matheny.So far, so good for Matt Carpenter's fantasy baseball owners as well.With second base clearly being something he can handle, Carpenter...
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Tyler Lyons pitched seven solid innings in his major league debut on the same day St. Louis lost Jaime Garcia for the season, and the Cardinals beat the San Diego Padres 5-3 on Wednesday night.
Lyons, who was promoted from Triple-A Memphis after Garcia went on the disabled list, allowed one run and four hits. The 25-year-old left-hander was a ninth-round draft...
On Friday, the St. Louis Cardinals made aggressive roster moves to push younger prospects ahead of older veterans on the roster of the first-place Triple-A Memphis Redbirds.
Tylor Lyons punked the San Diego Padres last night to record his first major league win (and hit).
It was a performance to behold, but if you thought it was due to talent, luck or other forces unknown, you'd be wrong. It'd be because former ESPNer and current CBSer Doug Gottlieb was in the stands wearing enough Cardinals gear to make the Cardinal Cowboy blush.