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On Thursday, the St. Louis Cardinals had yet another camp day in which their top two and lower two rosters opposed each other while the Marlins and Mets faced off elsewhere. In addition, in large part due to Wednesday’s cancellations due to wet grounds, three was even more action than usual. A third game plus a simulated game on the fourth diamond of the quad were added. There, pitchers threw to batters in the cage but no fielding or baserunning occurred.
Memphis and two of the three Quad Cities teams went home winners on the day. I was at the games and posted more information and thoughts on the main site for subscribers.
Thursday’s Player of the Day: Centerfielder Tommy Pham had a great day with the bat, with a single, double and home run, but the excitement was tempered somewhat when he was shaken up making a catch in the field in the final inning.
Thursday’s Pitcher of the Day: Memphis’ Scott Gorgen, coming off 2011 Tommy John surgery, was dominant over his three shutout inning...
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Yesterday, the Cardinals announced that they will celebrate their most recent World Series championship by trotting out gold-coated uniforms and caps on Opening Day. On the jerseys, the notorious “birds on a bat” will sit atop a gold baseball bat, with matching gold lettering. Player names and numbers on the back of the jerseys will [...]
Sunday’s St. Louis Post-Dispatch included a story on St. Louis Cardinals outfield prospect Oscar Taveras. Taveras opened eyes last season when he posted the highest batting average in the Midwest League since 1956. Taveras hit .386 with an on-base percentage of .444. Manager Mike Matheny admitted the batting mark caught his eye and has given Taveras a handful of at-bats with the...
Cardinals ace Chris Carpenter has been shutdown indefinitely due to nerve irritation that has led to weakness in his right shoulder, the club announced Friday.
The news is particularly troubling to the Cardinals and Carpenter, who missed the 2004 playoffs due to a similar nerve issue and had surgery in 2008 to transpose a nerve in his right elbow.
The right-hander was sidelined...
The St. Louis Cardinals will receive their World Series rings in style, wearing specially-designed jerseys from Majestic and caps from New Era embossed in gold to commemorate their 2011 World Series championship.
The Cardinals will wear the caps and jerseys for their home opener on Friday, April 13 against the Chicago Cubs, and also on Saturday, April 14, with the...
The parent of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Lee Enterprises, has announced intent to implement subscriptions for online access before the end of this year in most markets. (Details here.)
The company currently has papers in 52 markets but did not comment whether or not the P-D will be included. As Lee’s largest entity, it would be surprising to me if it was excluded.
Lee began a...
St. Louis Cardinals right-handed pitcher Chris Carpenter has been shutdown indefinitely because of nerve irritation that has led to weakness in his right shoulder, the team announced Friday.Carpenter missed the 2004 playoffs because of a similar nerve problem and underwent surgery in 2008 to transpose a nerve in his right elbow. The Cardinals' ace returned to St. Louis earlier...
David Freese led the St. Louis Cardinals to a World Series victory last season, earning the NLCS MVP and World Series MVP awards in the process. Despite his success and his new status as a hometown hero, the Cardinals third baseman still had room for improvement, at least when it came to his fashion game. Freese classified his personal style as “lacking” and referred to his hair...
JUPITER, Fla. (AP) -- Adam Wainwright pitched five shutout innings and the St. Louis Cardinals beat Miami 2-1 on Friday, overcoming Jose Reyes' first home run for the Marlins.
Wainwright, who missed last season following elbow surgery, allowed three hits and struck out five. He has given up just an unearned run in 14 innings this spring.
Marlins starter Carlos Zambrano looked...
On Sept. 5, the Cardinals lost to the Brewers to fall to 74-67. The leaders for the wild card, the Braves, were 82-58 and had a magic number of 14 with just 22 games to go. A week later, thanks in part to a sweep of the Braves, the Cardinals had shaved four games off the lead. They finished the year winning 16 of their final 21, earning a playoff berth on the last day of the season...
JUPITER, Fla. (AP) -- St. Louis manager Mike Matheny liked what he saw from Jaime Garcia on Thursday.
Garcia struck out nine in five innings and the Cardinals roughed up Gio Gonzalez in a 9-0 win over the Washington Nationals.
"When Jaime is on he's something to watch," Matheny said. "He's just got that stuff that's hard to square up. It's not a fun...
This past week, Lance Berkman created a stir nationally when he offered his opinions of the Astros move to the American League. Throughout the offseason he has been offering his opinions on the move itself. The crime of it all is that he was the only prominent person opposing the move and calling it an abomination. This week he uttered the words that all of us in the...
Hard to believe, but losing Albert Pujols might just end up being a plus for the St. Louis hitters. A bigger barrier toward the Cardinals repeating could be a rotation that got one big arm back yet has another on the shelf.
The money the World Series champions would have devoted to Pujols, who signed a 10-year, $240 million deal with the Los Angeles Angels, paid for rejuvenated...
The four regions of the All Time Cardinals Team Tournament have pared their individual groups down to four teams, creating the Sweet Sixteen of this tournament.
The Musial Region is hosted on Pitchers Hit Eighth, who developed the idea for this tournament and invited us to join in. We were joined by fellow UCB Team Blog Of The Year, Aaron Miles Fastball, who hosts the Gibson Region...
Jaime Garcia struck out nine in five innings to lead the St. Louis Cardinals to a 9-0 victory over the Washington Nationals on Thursday.
Garcia struck out two batters in each of the first four innings and didn't allow a walk. He gave up three hits.
The Nationals Gio Gonzalez didn't fare nearly as well, having to be lifted before the end of the fourth inning. In what was...
JUPITER, Fla. (AP) -- Adam Wainwright remembers how his St. Louis Cardinals teammates stepped up last season while he was recovering from elbow surgery.
Now, he's ready to pick up the slack with ace Chris Carpenter sidelined indefinitely.
Wainwright pitched five shutout innings and the Cardinals beat Miami 2-1 on Friday, overcoming Jose Reyes' first home run for the Marlins...