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ST. LOUIS - Allen Craig and Yadier Molina made certain nobody would be complaining about their poor at-bats for the St. Louis Cardinals on Monday. So did a good many of their teammates, including Jon Jay and Carlos Beltran, as the Cardinals hit four home runs, including two by Beltran, to pound the Washington Nationals 12-4 in game two of the NL Division Series and even the best-of-five series at one win each. A day after both Craig and Molina received criticism for swinging at the first pitch and failing to come through during bases-loaded at-bats that might have prevented a comeback by the Nationals, the two combined for five hits and three runs scored as the Cardinals pounded out 13 hits against seven Washington pitchers. After the Cardinals were limited to three hits on Sunday, Craig and Molina opened the second inning with consecutive singles off starter Jordan Zimmermann, followed by a double by David Freese -- the first extra-base hit of the series - giving the Cardin...
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The Cardinals reportedly plan to remove pitcher Jaime Garcia from their NLDS roster because of a shoulder problem, and his teammates are said to be furious with him over the issue.
Garcia missed over two months of the season from June-August because of a shoulder injury that landed him on the 60-day disabled list. He pitched fairly well upon returning from the DL, lowering his season...
Though Lance Berkman wasn’t able to return from his knee injury in time to be included on the St. Louis Cardinals’ National League
Division Series roster, the veteran did offer words of encouragement to his
team as they take on the Washington Nationals.
"I just feel like, a lot
of times, these games are about attitude, about the way you carry yourself.”
St. Louis Cardinals left-hander Jaime Garcia, who suffered an 8-1 setback at Washington on Aug. 30, will start Game 2 of the National League Division Series against the Nationals on Monday. This time, he'll be pitching at Busch Stadium, where he tends to be much more successful. Garcia, who had come off the disabled list after recovering from shoulder soreness not long before...
ST. LOUIS Sometimes, gunpowder needs a little flash. Carlos Beltran's bat has been a musket for most of his 15-year career despite fading late this summer, and a few bullet points on his regular-season resume reveal why.He has launched at least 22 home runs 10 times. He has produced at least 100 RBI eight times. He has surpassed an on-base percentage of .350 eight times. His...
Lulz. Have you met our little friend Carlos Beltran? Doesn't look like it because he completely wrecked your face. In fact, somebody check and make sure Jordan Zimmerman got on the NOT Happy Flight home, because he might still be shivering in a corner somewhere underneath Busch Stadium.
Oh, and Jon Jay. Don't even think about forgetting Jon Jay....
WASHINGTON (AP) The St. Louis Cardinals removed Jaime Garcia from their NL division series roster Tuesday, a day after he lasted only two innings in his Game 2 start because of an ailing shoulder.
An MRI revealed that the left-hander has a strained rotator cuff and inflammation in his throwing shoulder. He'll be replaced by rookie right-hander Shelby Miller.
Edwin Jackson knew first hand just how good the Cardinals offense can be. He's gotten a couple rough reminders lately.
The former Cardinals right-hander will look to slow one of the best offenses in the National League when the two collide in a key Game 3 Wednesday afternoon at Nationals Park in Washington.
Jackson joined the Cardinals midway through last season and helped...
ST. LOUIS - Davey Johnson and the Washington Nationals have got an up-close look at the offense of the St. Louis Cardinals in the past 10 days - and he is getting awfully tired of it. After seeing the Cardinals twice explode for double-digit runs in their series in the final week of the regular season, Johnson had to watch it again, for the third time in a five-game span, in the...
One of the intriguing match-ups within the St. Louis Cardinals and Washington Nationals five game series is the match-up between the managers.
Cardinals manager Mike Matheny is managing in his first season and his first post-season. Meanwhile, Nationals manager Davey Johnson has been around the block for a long time.
Johnson clearly has the edge in experience and may have...
Longtime St. Louis Cardinals broadcaster Mike Shannon, Canadian announcer Jacques Doucet and radio pioneer Graham McNamee are among the 10 finalists for the Ford C. Frick Award.
The honor is presented by the Hall of Fame for excellence in baseball broadcasting. The finalists were announced Tuesday and the award will be presented at the winter meetings on Dec. 4.
Tim McCarver won...
The St Louis Cardinals smashed the Washington Nationals 12-4 on Monday in game two of their NL Division Series matchup, evening the series at one game apiece.
In the first two innings, St Louis starter Jaime Garcia did his first impersonation of Gio Gonzalez on Sunday, walking three batters and not looking like himself at all. Of course, just like the Cardinals yesterday, the...
ST. LOUIS -- Pinch hitter Tyler Moore blooped a two-out, two-run single in the eighth inning and the Washington Nationals won in their postseason debut, beating the defending World Series champion St. Louis Cardinals in 3-2 Sunday in an NL playoff opener. The Nationals overcame a wild start by 21-game winner Gio Gonzalez, then watched their bullpen shut down St. Louis in the late...
Last GameThe Reds had yesterday off to make the trip home, but there was still a game of some interest to the Reds happening. The Cardinals hosted the Nationals for game two of their series. The Cardinals do not have the home-field advantage and had squandered their first chance in front of the “best fans in baseball” so it was particularly urgent to them to get the second game...
At this point, it might not make a whole lot of sense to talk about Sunday’s Game 1 of the Cardinals/Nationals NLDS, since Game 2 is already well underway at this writing. And if we’re going to talk about Sunday’s Game 1, it might not make a whole lot of sense to focus on just one single pitch. Game 1 featured several pitches, dozens of pitches, and each was important. But...