Found June 05, 2012 on The Cardinal Nation blog:
St. Louis Cardinals chat on KXnO FOX Sports Radio 1460 in Des Moines. Late Monday afternoon, I joined Jim Brinson and Joe Quinn on KXnO FOX Sports Radio 1460 in Des Moines in a special installment of this year’s series to discuss the St. Louis Cardinals, “Cardinal Talk.” I reported from New York’s Citi Field after the Mets defeated the Cards in three of four games. Cardinals followers in central Iowa can again catch Cardinals radio broadcasts on KXnO as well as my regular segment each Friday afternoon throughout the season, either over the air or via streaming. My appearances are sponsored by WCI Pools and Spas. Click here for audio: Brian Walton with Jim Brinson and Joe Quinn (9:00) Follow me on Twitter. Follow The Cardinal Nation Blog on Facebook. Tweet This Post

Cardinals draft Mathenys son

ST. LOUIS Despite a request from first-year manager Mike Matheny not to draft his son, the St. Louis Cardinals did just that in the 23rd round of the Major League Baseball Draft Wednesday afternoon. Tate Matheny, an outfielder from Westminster Christian Academy in St. Louis, was selected by the hometown Cardinals with the 720th overall pick. Its not known how aggressive the Cardinals...

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Cardinals select Wacha at No. 19

ST. LOUIS Monday night was a time for dreams, and pitcher Michael Wacha met his future with familiar faces by his side. A little after 8 p.m., family and some Texas A&M teammates joined him at his residence in College Station, Texas, by the time Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig prepared to make an announcement that changed his life. There it was, closure for...

St. Louis Cardinals David Freese goes between-the-legs after making catch (Video)

Over the years, I've seen some pretty crazy plays made in Major League Baseball games but St. Louis Cardinals David Freese pulled off something I've never seen before. New York Mets pitcher Dillon Gee was at the plate when he hit a sharp liner to Freese who was able to knock down the ball. Watch as Freese goes the between the legs to throw out Gee at first...

Anyone Care To Take Any Responsibility Here?

Brutal. The Cardinals are absolutely brutal right now. Pitching? Awful. Defense? Rams-ish. Offense? Adron Chambers leads the team in RBIs for June. With one.Injuries have ravaged the Cardinals. Matt Holliday, David Freese, Yadier Molina and Carlos Beltran have all had extended time on the DL along with Adam Wainwright and Kyle Lohse on the pitching side. What was that? 6 players...

Cards' Garcia "isn't right" in another all wrong outing

When Jaime Garcia was sent back to St. Louis to have his tender left elbow examined, he missed one start but passed muster medically to rejoin the club and make a start Tuesday night in Houston. But as manager Mike Matheny said after an aborted performance of two innings, "He isn't right." Minute Maid Park in Houston never has been terribly kind to Garcia, who before...

Dave Henderson Talks Steroids, Mark McGwire

Oh,'s funny how we still talk about you.A couple of weeks ago, Jack Clark blasted Tony LaRussa, saying he was "responsible for a lot of the cheating that went on".  Meaning, in a nutshell, the former skipper knew about the rampant steroid use in his clubhouse.Sour grapes from a former member of the St. Louis Cardinals who was, in his estimation, not...

“Not right” Garcia makes early Tuesday exit

The St. Louis Cardinals were behind early and could not quite come back against Houston Tuesday night, losing the series opener at Minute Maid Park, 9-8.

Getting used to a bigger window

Unless you have been hiding under a rock for the last few weeks, you are aware the St. Louis Cardinals are in the middle of a very bad stretch of baseball. Before Monday’s win at New York, the club had dropped 5 straight and if you take out the sweep against the AAA padres on a 4-17 stretch of baseball. Bad. For whatever reason, I do not believe the sky is falling and all is lost...

Cards avoid 4 Game Sweep

The St. Louis Cardinals avoided a 4-game sweep, defeating the Mets 5-4 at Citi Field. Allen Craig put the Cardinals ahead for good with a two-run homer in the eighth inning. The Mets' were unable to capitalize on a fourth straight impressive outing from one of their starting pitchers, this time in Dillon Gee. They were however, able to make it interesting...

Astros improving while Cardinals winning less in minors

It was a random Sunday tweet from a Houston Astros follower, destined to be lost among the volumes of Twitter noise – except I couldn’t forget it. “All Astros farm teams at .500 or better. Hasn’t happened in a long time.” Player development is the main priority in all organizations, but playing winning baseball is important, too. Of course, it would be ridiculous to declare...

Walton’s Cardinals New York series minutes

Brian Walton’s notes from the St. Louis Cardinals’ four-game series against the Mets in New York.

Cardinals-Astros Preview

(AP) -- St. Louis manager Mike Matheny hopes the Cardinals' latest performance is the beginning of good things to come for his struggling team. With their longest losing streak of the season over, the Cardinals open a three-game road series against the Houston Astros on Tuesday night. St. Louis (28-27) totaled one run while dropping the first three of a four-game series at...

Surreal Weekend. Pre-Game: St. Louis Cardinals (27-27) @ New York Mets (31-23)

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