Found June 26, 2012 on STLSportsMinute:
<img alt="The current "birds on the bat" logo ..." border="0" class="zemanta-img-inserted" height="186" src="" style="border: none; font-size: 0.8em;" width="300" /> Two St. Louis Cardinals prospects helped the Arizona Wildcats win the College World Series. - (Photo credit: Wikipedia) St. Louis Cardinals fans may have been a bit closer attention than usual to this year's College World Series. The Cardinals had three of their top draft picks playing in Omaha.  The Cards second first round pick, James Ramsey, played for Florida State while fourth round pick Alex Mejia and sixth round pick Kurt Heyer both played for Arizona, who won the College World Series title over South Carolina last night. Mejia was the starting shortstop on the Championship winning...

Yadier Molina sat Saturday partly because of relationship with umpire

Yadier Molina was kept out of the lineup on Saturday by manager Mike Matheny partly because of his relationship with the home plate umpire. - (Photo credit: Wikipedia) St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina is tied for the league lead in games played among catchers.  Molina and Baltimore Orioles catcher Matt Wieters each have caught 66 games this season. Molina has...

Anheuser-Busch joins Ballpark Village team

ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Cardinals and the Cordish Companies announced today that they have reached a licensing and sponsorship agreement with Anheuser-Busch to participate in the 100 million first phase of Ballpark Village. The new venue will join Cardinals Nation and the St. Louis Live! Entertainment Plaza as one of the first three anchors of Ballpark Village phase 1, providing...

Wainwright looks to be past surgery

Adam Wainwright has talked numerous times about his return from Tommy John surgery being a process, one that has several steps and highs and lows after missing the entire 2011 season. But asked after another solid start Saturday what steps remain in his journey, Wainwright confirmed what others were starting to think for a while. The former 20-game winner is back. "I don&...

Baby Birds: Shelby Miller has solid outing after skipping start

Memphis Redbirds starter and top St. Louis Cardinals prospect Shelby Miller had an encouraging start on Wednesday night. - (Photo credit: Wikipedia) It has been a real struggle for Shelby Miller of the Memphis Redbirds this season. The top St. Louis Cardinals prospect according to basically everyone entered Wednesday night's game with a 4-6 record and an ERA of 6.00.  Miller...

St. Louis Cardinals set to begin second surge as All-Star break approaches

The St. Louis Cardinals began their World Series title defense in impressive fashion, going 14-8 in April and leading the NL Central division by three games over the Cincinnati Reds. But then the season quickly took a turn for the worse as several key players got hurt and the Cardinals lost the division lead. However, the Cardinals looked a lot more like the team of April this week...

Cardinals recap: St. Louis Cardinals 8 Miami Marlins 7 (10 innings)

The St. Louis Cardinals beat the Miami Marlins 8-7 in ten innings in a wild night in Miami. - (Photo credit: Wikipedia) The Miami Marlins looked to be in complete control after the St. Louis Cardinals bullpen surrendered four ugly earned runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to take a commanding 6-2 lead.   Then, things got really interesting, really quickly. Powered...

Furcal's double in the 10th lifts Cardinals

MIAMI (AP) -- Rafael Furcal and pinch-hitting pitcher Joe Kelly drove in runs in the 10th inning and the St. Louis Cardinals, who scored four runs in the top of the ninth, held on to beat the Miami Marlins 8-7 on Monday night for their fourth straight victory. Yadier Molina hit a two-run homer off Heath Bell in the ninth to cap the four-run inning and tie the game at 6. In the...

Beltran on pace for season triple milestones

St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Carlos Beltran is among a handful of MLB players chasing lofty season totals.

Marlins try to rebound from disappointing loss

When the St. Louis Cardinals seemed to be reverting back to the offensive struggles that plagued them recently, they exploded in the late innings to surprise the troubled Miami Marlins in the series opener. With the stingy Kyle Lohse on the hill, they may have a good chance to extend their winning streak to a season-best five Tuesday night at Marlins Park. St. Louis' lineup...

Baby Birds: A foray into future minor league coverage

An intro into future Baby Birds coverage. You can follow John Nagel on Twitter @stlbabybirds. - Photo credit: Wikipedia) Before I give you my first article on the Baby Birds, I want to give you a little background of myself and why minor league baseball interests me.  My name is John Nagel.  I grew up in a suburb of St. Louis and have been a St. Louis Cardinals fan since the...

Errors prove costly in Marlins' loss to Cardinals

MIAMI (AP) -- Yadier Molina hit a three-run homer and Kyle Lohse pitched into the eighth inning to lead the St. Louis Cardinals past the staggering Miami Marlins 5-2 on Tuesday night for their fifth straight victory. One night after Molina's tying homer in the ninth inning keyed a huge comeback, St. Louis scored five unearned runs in the first. The Marlins have lost eight of...

Cardinals recap: St. Louis Cardinals 5 Miami Marlins 2

The St. Louis Cardinals beat the the Miami Marlins 5-2 on Tuesday night. - (Photo credit: Wikipedia) The St. Louis Cardinals exploded for five first inning runs off of Miami Marlins starting pitcher Carlos Zambrano in route to a 5-2 victory over the Miami Marlins on Tuesday night. The Cardinals capitalized on a misplayed ground ball back to Zambrano to help them score their...

Cardinals-Marlins preview

(AP) -- The St. Louis Cardinals spoiled the debut of the Miami Marlins' new park in a brief visit back in April. With their next game in Miami, they'll try to match their longest win streak of the season. Jake Westbrook and his hot-hitting teammates will try to help deliver that fourth consecutive victory and the Cardinals' seventh in a row over the Marlins on Monday...

Cardinals win wild Miami opener Monday night

The St. Louis Cardinals overcame a late deficit, shaky relief work and an umpire error to beat the home Miami Marlins in 10 innings on Monday night.

Ramsey: Tentative deal in place

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