Posted May 22, 2012 on AP on Fox
Cardinals third baseman Matt Carpenter left Tuesday night's game against San Diego with an apparent injury after hitting a double in the first inning. Carpenter appeared to hurt himself as he left the batter's box. Daniel Descalso ran for Carpenter and scored on Carlos Beltran's two-out single, and stayed in the game at third base for St. Louis. Carpenter got the start at third for the second consecutive game as David Freese sat out. Freese is mired in a 6-for-42 slump over the last 12 games, dropping his batting average from .312 to .259 since May 9.

Cardinals place Matt Carpenter on DL

The St. Louis Cardinals placed Matt Carpenter on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right side muscle. Carpenter was batting .288 with three home runs and 20 RBI in 39 games with most of his starts at first base in place of injured Lance Berkman. He's the fifth player the team has placed on the disabled list week, following Jon Jay, Allen Craig, Kyle McClellan and Lance...

Talking Cardinals changes on WGEM

On Tuesday morning, I joined Josh Houchins on WGEM ESPN 1440 Radio to talk about the many recent changes with the St. Louis Cardinals. Not surprisingly, Matt Adams was question number one. Josh is the host of WGEM SportsCenter, the only sports talk show in the Quincy, Ill. area, on-air from 7:00–9:00 A.M. every morning. You can learn more at and follow the show on Twitter...

Berkman has torn meniscus, prepares for worst

ST. LOUIS Despite an MRI Monday that revealed no structural damage to Lance Berkman's right ACL, the Cardinals first baseman fears he will wake up from surgery Friday to find out it was replaced. Monday's exam revealed a torn meniscus and cartilage damage in his right knee, which will likely be repaired Friday at The Steadman Clinic in Vail, Colorado. But doctors will also...

Berkman to have season-ending knee surgery

Lance Berkman confirmed that he will have surgery on his injured right knee in Houston Thursday morning by Dr. Mark Adickes. "Today was the consultation and I'm getting it done first thing in the morning," Berkman said in Houston Wednesday. Berkman will undergo the procedure to repair a torn meniscus as well as torn cartilage in the knee but he said there may be additional...

Lance Berkman's Injury a Big Blow, But Cardinals Have Shown They Thrive in Face of Adversity

Been there, done that. As unfortunate as Lance Berkman's injury is, and as devastating a blow it is to the St. Louis lineup, the Cardinals have faced about as much adversity over the past 15 months as any team in Major League Baseball. Yet, they just keep winning. When pitcher Adam Wainwright went down prior to the start of last season, many were already writing off the Cards...

Lynn, Beltran set league leading marks in win

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Carlos Beltran hit his NL-leading 14th home run and the Cardinals beat up on former St. Louis postseason star Jeff Suppan for a 6-3 victory over the San Diego Padres on Wednesday night and a three-game sweep. Rookie Lance Lynn (7-1) tied the Phillies' Cole Hamels for the major league victory lead. David Freese snapped a 3-for-34 slump with a homer and RBI...

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McClellan: Like they said…

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Daily Notes - The Couple of Guys Under the Radar Edition

So, Adam Wainwright looked like the old Adam Wainwright last night, rattling off the complete game shutout, fanning 9, allowing only 4 hits, 1 walk. He has been mostly average so far this season, with glimpses of his old self, but last night was encouraging (understatement). Yes, this gem came against the Padres, but his next start is Sunday against the Phillies and they aren'...

Cardinals 4, Padres 3

Tyler Greene hit a go-ahead two-run homer in the bottom of the eighth, trumping Jesus Guzman's two-run double in the top half, as the St. Louis Cardinals beat the San Diego Padres 4-3 to snap a four-game losing streak Monday night. Jaime Garcia allowed two runs and struck out seven in seven-plus innings for the injury-riddled Cardinals, who held their half-game lead over Cincinnati...

Wendell family together at Busch Stadium

ST. LOUIS A family reunited sits behind home plate at Busch Stadium, eager for life to return to normal. Bob Wendell looks toward the field with his wife, Dena, and son, Jon, seated close by. It's about two hours before the first pitch of the St. Louis Cardinals' eventual 4-3 victory over the San Diego Padres on Monday, and the night presents another chance to bond. ...

Padres-Cardinals Preview

Lance Berkman is out for awhile, but Tyler Greene is unexpectedly picking up the slack for the St. Louis Cardinals. Greene looks to continue his hot stretch at the plate as the Cardinals go for another win against the San Diego Padres in the middle game of this series Tuesday night. St. Louis (23-19) learned Monday it will be without Berkman for at least six weeks as he undergoes...
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