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How many more starts would you give Adam Wainwright before pulling him from the Cardinals rotation? No, that wan't the lede that I wanted to write on April 20th, But if the average number of starts in a season is 30 and you're 3 in, that's 10%. Still many more games to go; not a microscopic sample size. Either way you look at it, the Wain-O has been piss poor in 2012.The first start? Well that was the first start after a season without one. He's pressing, I'm sure. Perhaps a little too anxious to show he's back and healthy. The second start? Home opener. ****** day. Delayed start time. Against a rival. He appreciates the extended welcome back and wants to return the favor. The rain and cold don't help anyone in baseball. The third start? Well that's where I start to really run out of excuses. 4 runs over 5 innings isn't the worst line a pitcher can have. But watching the game live yesterday was alarming. The fastball struggled to get to 88-89. The...
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ST. LOUIS -- Since Adam Wainwright doesn't want to use his recovery from Tommy John surgery as a reason for his uncharacteristically slow start, his manager gladly will instead.
Wainwright allowed seven hits and four runs in five innings Wednesday afternoon, dropping to 0-3 for the first time in his big league career in the Cardinals' 6-3 loss to the Cincinnati Reds.
ST. LOUIS The Cardinals knew they were getting an All-Star caliber player when they signed outfielder Carlos Beltran to a two-year contract over the offseason. They had no idea they were getting an All-Star person.
Two weeks into the young season Beltran has proven to be worth every penny of the Cardinals' 26 million investment for the next two years.
On the field he's...
St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Lance Berkman was placed on the 15-day disabled list Friday with a left calf strain.The move was made retroactive to Thursday and Berkman is considered day-to-day.Berkman said he took a bad step going after a popup, aggravating an injury that sidelined him last weekend.The 36-year-old was batting .348 with two RBIs in seven games.
(Eds: With AP Photos.) By R.B. FALLSTROM AP Sports Writer Jake Westbrook's new routine has led to early success this season.
Once a week, but only once, he abandons the no-carbohydrate diet that has helped him shed 20 pounds and splurges for an Italian dinner because his wife is such a good cook. On the mound, every delivery begins the same, with his glove at mid-chest.
St. Louis Cardinals minor league first baseman Xavier Scruggs reports from Springfield, Missouri.
The Cardinals beat the Reds 11-1 last night, their fourth win in five games against their division rival. Oddly, the Cardinals have played all buy one game so far this season against NL Central teams, and they're 8-3 in those 11 games. This streak against NL Central opponents will continue for awhile, with 16 more games against NL Central teams until their first series against...
Hot News for OF Skip Schumaker
Jaime Garcia pitched seven effective innings and hit a two-run triple, Carlos Beltran homered again and the St. Louis Cardinals extended their winning streak to a season-high four games Wednesday night with an 11-1 rout of the slumping Cincinnati Reds.
Beltran hit a two-run shot, his fifth homer overall and second of the series. Tyler Greene also had a two-run homer while Rafael...
Hot News for OF Lance Berkman
Hot News for OF Skip Schumaker
Every year, some players start hot, others start cold. In the past, when a player had a high BABIP to start the season, we said, “Oh, well he’s lucky. His numbers will come down.” But now we can say with greater certainty, using Fielding Independent wOBA (or FI wOBA), what a player’s wOBA would actually regress to, given their performance in other areas.
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Lance Lynn allowed only an inside-the-park homer to Alex Presley in seven innings, leading the St. Louis Cardinals to a 4-1 victory the Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday night.
Presley led off the bottom of the first with a drive off the top of the center field fence, the ball just eluding a leaping center fielder Skip Schumaker. It was just the Pirates' second...
Now that Lance Berkman is on the DL, I’m going to read from your rankings. Random Italicized Voice, I’m not here to talk about the past. Is it true or is it not true that after Mr. Bungling Berkman in 2011, you said to avoid him this year? I’m not here to talk about the– Oh, yeah, that is true. See, I wasn’t setting you up to fail *cough* Vernon Wells is a sleeper...
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Bronson Arroyo worked eight strong innings and the Cincinnati Reds broke loose with three home runs Thursday for a 6-3 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals that averted a three-game sweep.
Brandon Phillips, Ryan Ludwick and Drew Stubbs homered. The Reds had connected just once in their previous nine games and began the day with a .211 batting average.
This week’s buy/sell is going to focus on those guys on the mound throwing 60 feet, six inches. Every starter has about three starts under his belt and while that’s still a small sample size I think we can start drawing some conclusions on who is for real and who you should cut bait with.
Jason Hammel, Baltimore Orioles
The good: 8.53 K/9, 59.2 GB%, 10.6 SwStrk%