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The St. Louis Cardinals bullpen is in absolute shambles. It has been for most of the season and looks especially vulnerable after a weekend sweep at the hands of the Cincinnati Reds.
In a move designed to stop the bleeding, the Cardinals are calling on 22 year old prospect Trevor Rosenthal for some relief.
According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch,the Cardinals are promoting Rosenthal and optioning Maikel Cleto back to Memphis.
Rosenthal has been pitching for Double AA Springfield all season and has an 8-6 record and has posted a 2.68 ERA on the year.
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As many St. Louis Cardinals fans already know, right-handed pitching prospect Trevor Rosenthal has been promoted from Double-A Springfield to the big league bullpen. Maikel Cleto was optioned to Memphis, with Jaime Garcia being moved to the 60-day disabled list to clear a 40-man roster spot.
The unusual move has led to a number of questions today, so I decided to jot down my thoughts...
On one hand, the game of baseball is very simple – throw, hit and run. Yet the statistics behind the game – what help make it so compelling for some – can become complex very quickly.
I was reminded of this after Monday night’s comeback win by the St. Louis Cardinals. The road club scored three in the top of the ninth to defeat Milwaukee, 3-2.
I was simply curious as to how...
MILWAUKEE As they looked for a solution to fix their struggling bullpen, the Cardinals contemplated bringing up pitching prospect Trevor Rosenthal from Double-A Springfield for more than a month.
Sunday night, they finally pulled the trigger.
Rosenthal was summoned into the manager's office after Double-A Springfield's 8-6 victory Sunday night and told he had been promoted...
St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Matt Holliday extended his hitting streak to 14 games with a pair of hits on Sunday night. - (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
St. Louis Cardinals outfielder and All-Star Matt Holliday has been absolutely on fire lately.
With a pair of hits in Sunday night's 4-2 loss to the Cincinnati Reds, Holliday extended his hitting streak to fourteen games,...
MILWAUKEE -- Tyler Greene arrives at the ballpark each afternoon, walks by the lineup posted on the wall and glances to see if his name is there. More times than not of late, Greene has been left with the same answer: nope.
But for the first time since July 3 and just the fifth time since June 19, Greene likely stopped to double check Tuesday's lineup card. He was in there,...
If anyone hasn't noticed, Carlos Beltran has had himself a nice little season in St. Louis. This comes after spending most of the last three years on the injured list for the Mets.So far this season, Beltran has 22 home runs, which matches his highest output for any of the last three seasons. He's played in 85 games this season. His highest of the three previous seasons is...
St. Louis Cardinals left fielder Matt Holliday has left Tuesday night's game against Milwaukee after being hit in the leg by a pitch.
Holliday was hit by an 89-mph fastball from Brewers starter Randy Wolf near his left knee in the first inning. After spending several minutes with team's trainer, Holliday initially remained in the game. But Cardinals manager Mike Matheny...
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The St. Louis Cardinals’ fourth-round draft pick from last month talks about his experiences.
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The St. Louis Cardinals lost all three weekend games to the Reds, including another close one Sunday.
The St. Louis Cardinals moved nine minor league players on Tuesday, affecting three Class-A clubs. Two 2012 draftees are among the promoted.
It’s no secret that the Cardinals could use another starting pitcher. Right-hander Chris Carpenter is out for the season. Left-hander Jaime Garcia remains sidelined with a left shoulder sprain.
The team, while frustrated by the high asking prices for starting pitchers, continues to perform its due diligence in the pitching market, monitoring both starters and relievers, according...
MILWAUKEE Time will tell whether or not the three-run ninth inning Monday night will prove to be a turning point for the slumping St. Louis Cardinals. But desperate for a big hit after getting swept in Cincinnati, they'll gladly take it.
Down to their last out and looking at a frustrating fourth-straight loss ahead of them, the Cardinals instead rallied for three runs off Brewers...