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The St. Louis Cardinals can not afford to lose Rafael Furcal at any point this season. -(Photo credit: Wikipedia)
St. Louis Cardinals shortstop Rafael Furcal left Friday night's game in the ninth inning with a lower leg injury.
Cardinals manager Mike Matheny told reporters after the game that the injury did not look to be anything serious and that Furcal should be fine.
For the Cardinals sake, Matheny better be right and here is why.
While many of the Cardinals sluggers, including Matt Holliday, Carlos Beltran, and yes Yadier Molina, get most of the publicity, Furcal may be the key that drives the Cardinals explosive offensive engine.
When Furcal hits well, the Cardinals win.
Just look at his splits below in Cardinals wins versus how he does in Cardinals losses.
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ST. LOUIS Cardinals outfielder Matt Holliday has been added to the National League All-Star team as a replacement for teammate Yadier Molina, who was placed on the bereavement list due to the death of his wifes grandfather in Puerto Rico.
Molina, who would have appeared in his fifth straight All-Star Game, returned home Friday and wont be back with the Cardinals until after the...
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ST. LOUIS The St. Louis Cardinals announced today that All-Star catcher Yadier Molina has been placed on Major League Baseballs bereavement list and that catcher Bryan Anderson has been recalled from Memphis (AAA).
Anderson, 25, was batting .210 with two home runs and 21 RBI in 64 games for Memphis this season. The former (2005) 4th round draft...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. Cardinals Double-A second baseman Kolten Wong hopes to be in the big leagues as early as next year. His teammate, slugger Oscar Taveras, doesn't even want to wait that long.
"I'm ready to play in the big leagues now," Taveras said. "Yeah, I'm ready to go."
The Cardinals will likely wait until at least next season before entertaining...
The St. Louis Cardinals scored three runs in the ninth inning to beat the Miami Marlins 5-4. - (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
The St. Louis Cardinals looked all but dead after Miami Marlins pinch hitter Austin Kearns hit a three run home run off of Cardinals reliever Victor Marte in the seventh inning to take a 4-2 lead.
But the Cardinals relievers held their ground the rest of...
Former St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa choose Cardinals outfielder Matt Holliday to replace catcher Yadier Molina on the National League All-Star roster. - (Photo credit: Keith Allison)
When news broke that St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina was headed to the bereavement list to tend to some family issues, many wondered about his All-Star game status next week...
St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina has been placed on bereavement leave after a death in the family, and will miss the All-Star Game on Tuesday.
His teammate, outfielder Matt Holliday was named to replace him on the NL roster.
The team said Friday that the grandfather of his wife had died and that Molina has returned to Puerto Rico.
Catcher Bryan Anderson was recalled from...
With Shelby Miller, Carlos Martinez, Trevor Rosenthal, Tyrell Jenkins, and Michael Wacha in the system, there’s no shortage of start potential arms in the St. Louis Cardinals organization....
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St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Matt Holliday has been selected to the National League All-Star team, replacing Yadier Molina.
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Kyle Lohse beat the Miami Marlins with seven innings of three-hit ball in 106-degree heat and Tony Cruz hit a go-ahead two-run triple in the St. Louis Cardinals' 3-2 victory on Saturday.
Allen Craig had three hits and Skip Schumaker added an RBI single in the fourth for the Cardinals, who have won five of seven and snapped the Marlins' three-game winning...
St. Louis Cardinals weekly chat on KXnO FOX Sports Radio 1460 in Des Moines.
Late Friday afternoon, I joined Ken Miller and Jim Brinson on KXnO FOX Sports Radio 1460 in Des Moines in out regular series to discuss the St. Louis Cardinals, “Cardinal Talk.” We set up the home weekend series as the Cardinals entertain the Miami Marlins.
Cardinals followers in central Iowa can again...
The sun was blazing at Busch Stadium on Saturday, but it was not too hot for Kyle Lohse, who picked up his ninth win. - (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
On an afternoon where the sun was blazing a scorching 106 degrees, it was a wily veteran on the hill for the St. Louis Cardinals who used everything but blazing fastballs to beat the Miami Marlins 3-2 at Busch Stadium.
Kyle Lohse beat the Miami Marlins with seven innings of three-hit ball in 106-degree heat and Tony Cruz hit a go-ahead two-run triple in the St. Louis Cardinals' 3-2 victory on Saturday.
Allen Craig had three hits and Skip Schumaker added an RBI single in the fourth for the Cardinals, who have won five of seven and snapped the Marlins' three-game winning streak.
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ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Ricky Nolasco allowed an unearned run in six innings and Jose Reyes got the go-ahead RBI with an infield hit in the seventh, leading the Miami Marlins to a 3-2 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Friday.
Logan Morrison added his second home run in three games in the eighth for the Marlins, who won their third in a row and beat the Cardinals for just the second...
St. Louis Cardinals general manager John Mozeliaz has some work to do on his bullpen if he hopes his team can repeat in 2012. - (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Last season, in the midst of the summer heat, St. Louis Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak pulled off a monster, and at the time, a controversial trade when he sent Colby Rasmus to the Toronto Blue Jays in exchange for Edwin...