Found April 15, 2012 on
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Less than two weeks into its championship-defending season and key St. Louis Cardinals are already suffering injuries. While that will likely raise Cardinals’ fans blood pressure, these injuries should not cause panic, yet.
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First baseman Lance Berkman suffered a calf strain while legging out a triple Tuesday in Cincinnati and has not played since. On the other side of the diamond, third baseman David Freese had an issue with one of his fingers during an at bat Friday against the Chicago Cubs and was a late scratch for Saturday’s game.
Long-term injuries to both of these players would be major blows to the Cardinals, but the team does have a good starting rotation and it does have players to fill gaps if bigger injuries crop up during the season.
Matt Carpenter has filled in for Berkman at first base while Berkman has been out this week. Carpenter is a good player, but he is not the answer at first base for the Cardinals. The best answer to fill Berkman’s...
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ST. LOUIS The framed Lance Berkman jersey still hangs on his bedroom wall inside his parent's house. But if Matt Carpenter keeps hitting like this, Berkman may soon ask for his jersey.
Carpenter completed an impressive weekend with a Sunday he'll likely remember the rest of his life, going 4-for-4 with a triple, five RBIs and his first career big league home run to help...
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This may be the first time in history a rodent — or any animal for that matter — was featured on a World Series ring. The Cardinals received their World Series rings on Saturday and the jewelry features the traditional amount of gaudiness. They’re made of 14-karat white gold and include 103 round diamonds and 50 custom-cut rubies. Oh yeah, if you look between home plate and...
The “Rally Squirrel” – a mascot for the St. Louis Cardinals' improbable run to the World Series last fall – has been immortalized in 14 karat white gold on the team’s new championship rings.The players received their rings Saturday afternoon, which include their name and number along with a squirrel running across home plate. The animal was adopted as the team’s mascot...
The St. Louis Cardinals scratched third baseman David Freese from the starting lineup Saturday against the Chicago Cubs.Freese is suffering from irritation on a finger of his right hand, where he was hit during an at-bat in Friday's home opener against the Cubs.He is listed as day-to-day.The 28-year-old is batting .406 with three home runs and 11 RBIs in nine games this season.
The rally squirrel has moved on from T-shirts and stuffed animals.
The World Series championship rings the St. Louis Cardinals received over the weekend pay homage to the critter that served as a good luck charm last fall.
A tiny squirrel appears below the Cardinals logo and just above the player's number inside a home plate with bats crossed.
The Cardinals won two straight...
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Jake Westbrook allowed one earned run in seven strong innings and rookie Matt Carpenter homered, tripled and drove in five runs in the St. Louis Cardinals' 10-3 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Sunday.
Cubs starter Paul Maholm (0-2) surrendered six runs in four innings. The left-hander is 0-7 with a 7.03 ERA in nine starts since his last win on July 10, 2011...
The St. Louis Cardinals received their 2011 World Series championship rings in a ceremony held before Saturday's game.
The Cardinals are hitting on all cylinders despite injuries to several key offensive players. Fill-in Matt Carpenter starred in the Cubs series.
Jake Westbrook allowed one earned run in seven strong innings and rookie Matt Carpenter homered, tripled and drove in five runs in the St. Louis Cardinals' 10-3 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Sunday.
Cubs starter Paul Maholm (0-2) surrendered six runs in four innings. The left-hander is 0-7 with a 7.03 ERA in nine starts since his last win on July 10, 2011 against the Cubs...
The St. Louis Cardinals had their Home Opener spoiled by the Chicago Cubs on Friday, as the North Siders downed the Redbirds 9-5. The Cubs were up 8-0 at one point, so the Cards did make a game of it. But huge hits by the visitors early in the game were too much to overcome.
It was a weird Home Opener from the get-go. First, the whole situation had ominous implications: The Cardinals...
Hot News for OF Skip Schumaker
I get that Dale Sveum was trying to be all high-roady (and I even admire that) having his Cubs watch the World Champion St. Louis Cardinals have their ring cememony. But for the Cubs it had to be pretty galling.I didn't have the tv on.Maybe they showed it, maybe the Cubs were all perfect gentlemen..And maybe this is what they were all actually thinking.
Despite Albert Pujols' departure and injuries to Lance Berkman and David Freese, the St. Louis Cardinals have gotten off to a fast start. That's due in part to Matt Carpenter and Kyle Lohse, and the duo may give their team a good opportunity to keep it going in a matchup with the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday night.
Carpenter hopes to get the chance to follow a five-RBI performance...
Here's a running list of injury updates around the Major Leagues:
– Red Sox outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury dislocated his shoulder yesterday and will be out for at least six weeks according to Gordon Edes of ESPNBoston.com. Alex Speier of WEEI.com says that if his shoulder does not respond to rest and rehabilitation he could require season-ending surgery.
– David Freese was scratched...