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After Monday night's season opening loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks, much was made of the mobility, or lack thereof, of St. Louis Cardinals right fielder Carlos Beltran. Beltran is playing with a broken pinky toe, looked very slow in the outfield and let a few costly balls drop in that many feel that should have been caught.
Beltran was obviously laboring in the outfield on Monday night, but just one night later, Beltran redeemed himself with an excellent play.
In the bottom of the second inning, Diamondbacks center fielder A.J. Pollock hit a foul ball down the right field line and Beltran lumbered over to make a nice running play without incident, injury or blunder.
It was a nice play by Beltran, but the 36 year old still has a ways to go before he can be deemed healthy. But at least we now know that Beltran is not permanently a statue.
Beltran has suffered from knee issues for the past several years, including last season with the Cardinals. Even when his toe is healed,...
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10 totally overblown snap observations from Opening Night @ Arizona Monday:
1) Carlos Beltran is 35. We're sure about that? Wait until he gets a hint of these 40 degree nights in St. Louis and the Cardinals might just be better off with the very rare 2 man outfield and take their chances.
2) Top of the 6th. Down by three runs. Need to get base runners. Leadoff hitter...
The St. Louis Cardinals have one of the best uniforms in all of Major League Baseball and up until this year, had been one of the few organizations in baseball resistant to wearing alternate jerseys. The Cardinals have worn a Sunday hat during home games, but other than that, for several years, the Cardinals have wore red hats and white uniforms at home and grey jerseys and blue...
A few months after the St. Louis Cardinals lost Albert Pujols to the Las Angeles Angels, they signed catcher Yadier Molina to an extension. One can infer from the timing that, losing Pujols freed up the money the Cards needed to make the Molina deal and, with that, the Cardinals made Molina the face of the franchise.
Of course, ask any Cardinals fan back then who they would rather...
COMMENTARY | The St. Louis Cardinals ensured that a core of players would be in place when they offered long-term contracts to some of their most talented employees. Allen Craig received one of those contracts based on his potential.
If the Cardinals are going to be successful in 2013, that potential will need to be realized.
No one doubts Allen Craig‘s abilities when he...
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Ok, it took a while. But we're hooked on Vine.
Hadn't really found a great reason to Vine until last night. And then it dawned on us... HOME RUNS!
Behold... the magic of Vine:
PHOENIX (AP) -- Matt Holliday, Pete Kozma and Jon Jay homered and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 6-1 on Tuesday night to even their season-opening series at a game apiece.
Jaime Garcia (1-0) gave up two hits, one of them a solo homer by Miguel Montero, in 5 23 innings for the Cardinals. Holliday's two-run home run off Trevor Cahill broke a 1-1 tie in the...
Matt Holliday, Pete Kozma and Jon Jay homered and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 6-1 on Tuesday night to even their season-opening series at a game apiece.
Jaime Garcia (1-0) gave up two hits, one of them a solo homer by Miguel Montero, in 5 2-3 innings for the Cardinals. Holliday's two-run home run off Trevor Cahill broke a 1-1 tie in the sixth.
PHOENIX -- Something about Matt Holliday does not agree with Trevor Cahill.
The two have faced each other nine times, and Holliday has three home runs.
The first two, bases-empty homers in 2010, did not not keep Cahills team, then the A's, from a victory. This one did.
Holliday lined an off-the-plate low changeup into the left field seats for a two-run homer with one out in...
The St. Louis Cardinals opened the season in a competitive fashion in Arizona, splitting the first two games of the series, before dropping the final contest in a long, 16 inning affair last night. It was fight throughout with a Diamondbacks club that shows a lot of potential, but still is a frustrating effort, because of some of the details that led to the verdict. And while the...
PHOENIX (AP) Ian Kennedy struck out eight in seven strong innings and the Arizona Diamondbacks used 15 hits to beat the St. Louis Cardinals 6-2 in their season opener Monday night.
Kennedy (1-0) allowed two runs on five hits with one walk.
St. Louis' Adam Wainwright (0-1) went six innings, giving up four runs, three earned, on 11 hits. He struck out six with no walks.
We all know from reading numerous analyses that the Reds probably have the upper hand in the NL Central. The Cardinals rotation is a bit of a question mark, and the Cardinals lost Chris Carpenter, Rafael Furcal, and perhaps their closer (how long will Jason Motte be out? I don’t know if I want to know the answer). But let’s compare the two teams position by position, and try...