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Michael Wacha had combed his hair and dressed in a button-down shirt, all ready at his locker not long after a beer shower to celebrate his first major league win.
Just as he did on the mound, the St. Louis rookie got cleaned up quick.
Wacha recovered from a wild start and Allen Craig hit a three-run homer for the Cardinals in a 9-2 victory over the staggering New York Mets on Tuesday night.
''It's an unbelievable feeling,'' Wacha said. ''Hopefully, there's more to come.''
Matt Holliday had three hits and the NL Central leaders took full advantage of a crucial error by new Mets first baseman Daniel Murphy, who was shifted over from second after slumping Ike Davis got demoted to the minors Sunday.
David Freese extended his career-best hitting streak to 20 games, longest in the majors this season, and Wacha (1-0) even knocked in a run with a groundout for his first RBI.
The 21-year-old righty walked three batters and fell behind 2-0 in a 3...
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With the trade deadline looming on the horizon, its time to start thinking about who might be sellers this year and do they have anything the Cardinals need?
Taking a look at the current standings, its pretty easy to pick who will definitely be selling come July. The Miami Marlins, Houston Astros, New York Mets, Chicago Cubs and Milwaukee Brewers are all far enough out of the...
ST. LOUIS -- During the past offseason, Matt Carpenter was talking with his mom about his future in the major leagues. Though Carpenter enjoyed a strong rookie season with a .365 on-base percentage in 340 plate appearances, his baseball future coming into 2013 was far from secure.
No one knew if he could become more than a utilityman in the big leagues. Not even Carpenter.
Stats from June 11th vs Mets
- Michael Wacha is one of 10 1st round draft picks making a start tonight (9 in the National League)
- Wacha is the 3rd different Cardinals rookie to start against the Mets this year
CARDINALS ROOKIE STARTERS VS METS THIS SEASON
JOHN GAST SHELBY MILLER MICHAEL WACHA
DECISION WIN ND WIN
INNINGS 6.0 5.2 6.0
ER 4 0 ...
With the 2013 First-Year Player Draft on the books and with news of the first signees beginning to trickle in, it seemed an excellent time to discuss the St. Louis Cardinals’ new class.
That was the subject of my discussion with Rob Rains of StLSportsPage.com and RobRains.com. In our 10-minute chat, we touched on a number of the most promising players in the Cardinals draft as...
The St. Louis Cardinals have established the best record in Major League Baseball through nearly one-third of the regular season and have thrived despite a series of injury obstacles that forced the team to mix and match its pitching staff together.
But the steady stream of players headed back and forth to the Triple-A Memphis Redbirds should soon subside when right-handed starter...
ST. LOUIS -- Toughness alone didn't make Mike Matheny the ideal choice to manage the Cardinals. It sure did help, though.
And Matheny sure is tough. Not many of us could absorb a paintball barrage that left us bloody and bruised and be back at work the next day.
Matheny did just that during spring training in one of his two seasons (2005-06) as Giants catcher. Near the end...
On Tuesday, it was reported that St. Louis Cardinals’ first round pick Marco Gonzales signed his professional contract. Gonzales is a left-handed pitcher out of Gonzaga University. This has not been confirmed by the St. Louis Cardinals yet.
Jim Callis of Baseball America tweeted out that Gonzales signed for 1.85 million dollars. The recommended slot value for Gonzales’ spot at...
Earlier this week it was speculated that right-handed starting pitcher Jake Westbrook could rejoin the St. Louis Cardinals' rotation on Friday. It's since been confirmed, as Westbrook is slated to take the mound Friday against the Miami Marlins, according to Derrick Goold of The St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
While it's clear that Westbrook will rejoin the Cardinals'...
ST. LOUIS -- Seventeen days ago, Jake Westbrook was facing the possibility of surgery on his right elbow that could have ended his season. But a couple of hours before a scheduled flight to see Dr. James Andrews, Westbook played a game of catch. His arm felt so good that he didn't step on the plane.
A few more bullpen sessions and two rehab starts later, Westbrook is set to...
So far in 2013, the Cardinals have matched a winning percentage that is very similar to the 2004 Cardinals, the most winning Cardinal team in my lifetime. Beyond that, they are up there with just about any Cardinals team so far. At 41-22, they are just a win away from being 20 games over .500 and it isn’t even halfway through June. This is a team where a guy with a .310 batting...
I have always been flummoxed by Matt Holliday.
On one hand, there are the numbers. Those numbers tell me things like this: Holliday has compiled a park-adjusted OPS+ greater than 120 every season he has played since 2006. His average OPS+ of 137 is 12th among active players. In his 10-year career, Holliday has averaged 29 home runs, 109 RBI, 107 runs scored, and a .533 slugging...
The Baby Birds officially went 2-3 on Monday. Memphis resumed a suspended game from April 10th which resulted in a very unusual scenario. Nick Greenwood was the pitcher of record in the suspended game and took the loss. Since that game, Greenwood has been transferred to Double-A Springfield and was also the pitcher of record for Springfield on Monday, where he took the loss. So,...
Yesterday, the Mets dealt Shelby Miller his first four-run outing. Tonight, Felix Doubront will hope that he still has Matt Wieters` number when he faces the Orioles.
ST. LOUIS -- Lance Lynn might have left Sunday night's start with a better outcome if he had tried to bust Jay Bruce inside rather than serving him another outside fastball. Or, Lynn's night might have ended differently if he had just stayed away from the lefty-hitting Bruce and gone after Todd Frazier.
But with the count full, two out and the score 2-2 in the fifth, Bruce...