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The Cardinal Nation blog:
On Thursday afternoon, the St. Louis Cardinals failed to sweep the Pittsburgh Pirates at Busch Stadium. 17 times during the 6-3 loss, a St. Louis hitter was sat down on strikes. Despite pitching just five innings, Bucs starter Erik Bedard collected 11 of the Ks, including a Pittsburgh-record seven in a row.
The 17 strikeouts is just one off the Cardinals’ worst nine-inning showing ever in this category. On September 10, 1989, 18 Cardinals were fanned by Chicago Cubs pitching in a 4-1, nine-inning loss at Wrigley Field. (link to boxscore)
Researcher Tom Orf pulled the following table, which indicates the Cardinals had just two 16-strikeout nine-inning games prior to Thursday. It was their 30th game of at least 14 strikeouts.
Strikeouts in a nine-inning game, St. Louis Cardinals hitters, history
BEST OF MAXIM
In the second inning of Thursday’s St. Louis Cardinals game, the club had two stolen bases. The first bag wasn’t much of a surprise, as it was swiped by Tyler Greene. After all, the infielder led the club in 2011 with 11.
Two batters later, however, both Pittsburgh pitcher Erik Bedard and catcher Mike McKenry had to be stunned with Cardinals hurler Jake Westbrook took second...
The wife of St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Famer Stan Musial has died at the age of 91.
The team said Lillian Musial passed away on Thursday.
Lillian Labash was one of eight children whose parents owned a grocery store in McKean, Pa. Lillian and Stan Musial were high school sweethearts who married in 1940.
Cardinals chairman Bill DeWitt Jr. said in a statement that the organization...
Right-hander Kyle Lohse failed to join Lance Lynn as St. Louis starters to open their seasons at 5-0.
Lohse was not quite his April self as he allowed five runs in five innings to the Houston Astros on Friday night. However, two of those runs were unearned, and perhaps just one of the five should have scored if the Cardinals' defense had performed better.
On the other hand...
The addition of outfielder Carlos Beltran, who leads the St. Louis Cardinals in 2012 with five stolen bases, along with a new approach by manager Mike Matheny, has resulted in the Cardinals swiping more bags at a higher success rate than in past seasons. - Photo courtesy of Getty Images
Former St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa will go down as one of the best manager of...
St. Louis Cardinals weekly chat on KXnO FOX Sports Radio 1460 in Des Moines.
Late Friday afternoon, I joined Ken Miller and Jim Brinson on KXnO FOX Sports Radio 1460 in Des Moines in another installment of this year’s series to discuss the St. Louis Cardinals, “Cardinal Talk.”
Cardinals followers in central Iowa can again catch Cardinals radio broadcasts on KXnO as well as...
ST. LOUIS She was the woman behind the Man. Many labels fit Lillian Lil Musial, wife of the greatest St. Louis Cardinal of all time: Compassionate, caring, a kind soul who taught others to love and live life.
Above all, though, she was Stan Musials biggest fan. It was a devotion that lasted until her death Thursday night at the age of 91 in her Ladue, Mo., home. Her husband was...
Just a few weeks away from returning to Navy duty from St. Louis Cardinals extended spring training camp, pitcher Mitch Harris hit a physical roadblock Saturday.
Final: Pirates 6, Cardinals 3
WP: Erik Bedard (2-4, 2.65 ERA)
LP: Jake Westbrook (3-2, 2.12 ERA)
I couldn’t watch this game, but I did listen to it and from what I heard, it had to be one of the stranger starts a pitcher could have. Bedard started off the game way off as he gave up two runs in the first inning and threw over 55 pitches in his first two innings. However, he then...
The St. Louis Cardinals were defeated in their weekend series opener at Houston’s Minute Maid Park Friday night.
Quite possibly the most anticipated movie of the year, The Avengers, hits theaters today around the country.
Nick Fury is director of S.H.I.E.L.D, an international peace keeping agency. The agency is a who’s who of Marvel Super Heroes, with Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Thor, Captain America, Hawkeye and Black Widow. When global security is threatened by Loki and...
Yesterday, it was exciting that the Pirates had scored 17 runs in their last two days. Today, it's pretty concerning that they've given up 22 in their last two. The heady days of "no one scores more than five runs EVER" are well behind us, apparently, and now we're living in a lawless world where anything can happen in a baseball game. The Pirates will try...
I’m not sure if it’s time to panic yet or not. Okay it isn’t. The pitching has gotten rocked as of late but before we bury these guys let’s remember that they have been very good for longer than they have been very bad. Every pitcher has bad outing. It happens. First Pitch: 1:45 PM [...]
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Erik Bedard struck out a season-high 11, including seven straight batters, and Pedro Alvarez hit a go-ahead home run as the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the St. Louis Cardinals 6-3 Thursday to avoid a three-game sweep.
Bedard (2-4) was pulled after five innings. Alvarez hit his two-run drive in the sixth.
Clint Barmes had a pair of RBI doubles for the Pirates, who...
After last night, and even early on today, it looked like this series would be an absolute disaster for the Pirates. Instead, they were able to pick up a win on getaway day and finish their difficult road trip to Atlanta and St. Louis at 3-4.
The two big stars today were Erik Bedard and Pedro Alvarez. I’ll start with Bedard. He allowed three doubles in the first to make it 2-0...
Erik Bedard struck out a season-high 11, including seven straight batters, and Pedro Alvarez hit a go-ahead home run as the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the St. Louis Cardinals 6-3 Thursday to avoid a three-game sweep.
Bedard (2-4) was pulled after five innings. Pittsburgh relievers kept piling up the strikeouts, fanning 17 Cardinals overall.
Alvarez hit his two-run drive in the sixth...