Found September 12, 2012 on STLSportsMinute:
<img src="" width="300" height="186" class="zemanta-img-inserted" alt="The current "birds on the bat" logo ..." /> The St. Louis Cardinals are simply in a bad funk at the absolute worst time of the season.  When things go bad sometimes it spirals out of control and it can not be stopped. Manager Mike Matheny tried to stop the bad momentum with a lineup adjustment, but even that could not stop the losing streak as the Cardinals were swept by the San Diego Padres with a 3-2 loss on Wednesday afternoon. Matheny inserted super utility infielder Matt Carpenter into right field to spell the struggling Carlos Beltran and Carpenter responded in the top of the sixth inning with a two run home run.  But Carpenter's fifth home run of the season was all the offense the Cardinals...

Cardinals searching for answers to poor play

SAN DIEGO Standing in front of his locker following a second straight sloppy loss that dropped the Cardinals to 4-10 in their past 14 games, starter Adam Wainwright did his best to convince those worried about his teammates that they shouldn't be. Despite losing five of their last six games and posting just four wins since August 28, the Cardinals remain one game in front of...

Fernando Salas has struggled in September

<img class="zemanta-img-inserted" width="300" height="186" alt="The current "birds on the bat" logo ..." src="" /> After a slow start to the season, St. Louis Cardinals reliever...

Garcia not guaranteed to start Saturday

SAN DIEGO The Cardinals will decide in the next day or so whether or not to let Jaime Garcia make his next scheduled start Saturday in Los Angeles. Garcia allowed four runs, seven hits and three walks Monday night, continuing an ugly trend of poor performances away from the friendly confines of Busch Stadium. The left-hander has a 2.63 ERA at home this season compared to a 6.19...

FanGraphs Audio: Cardinals Prospect Kolten Wong

Episode 241 David Laurila, curator of FanGraphs’ Q&A Series, talks with St. Louis Cardinals second-base prospect Kolten Wong. Don’t hesitate to direct pod-related correspondence to @cistulli on Twitter. You can subscribe to the podcast via iTunes or other feeder things. Audio after the jump. (Approximately 17 min. play time.)

Berkman's knee surgery might lead to retirement

Cardinals first baseman Lance Berkman was scheduled to undergo season-ending knee surgery on Tuesday, and it could lead to his retirement, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported Tuesday. Berkman had a second MRI in less than two weeks on Monday, at which time it was determined surgery was needed. He needs additional meniscus shaved from a knee that has already undergone three...

Has Adam Wainwright Hit a Wall?

There’s a natural ebb and flow to every pitcher’s season, but it comes in fits and starts instead of the smoother information stream that a position player provides. So, every five days, our brains attempt to fit a narrative over these disparate pieces of information. That’s natural, if not always useful. Take Adam Wainwright for instance. In his last three starts, he’s...

Cardinal talk: KXnO FOX Sports Radio: Road trip ugly

St. Louis Cardinals weekly chat on KXnO FOX Sports Radio 1460 in Des Moines. Late Wednesday afternoon, I joined Ken Miller and Jim Brinson on KXnO FOX Sports Radio 1460 in Des Moines in our regular series to discuss the St. Louis Cardinals, “Cardinal Talk.” This week, we discussed the Cardinals current schedule, including the rough start to the club’s West Coast road trip....

Cardinals 2, Dodgers 1

Allen Craig drove in Shane Robinson with the go-ahead run in the seventh inning, and the St. Louis Cardinals extended their NL wild-card lead over Los Angeles to two games with a 2-1 victory over the struggling Dodgers on Thursday night. Lance Lynn (15-7) pitched six innings of five-hit ball to earn his first win since July 27 for the Cardinals, striking out seven in the All-Star...

Well That Was Fun

That just happened, huh? In the midst of final three weeks of the season, the Cardinals started the penultimate road trip of 2012 by getting swept. Against a team 9 games under .500. At least they were, until the Cardinals came to down.Yup. The Fathers whipped off their work belt and went to town on the bare asses of the feckless basballers we call Cardinals. Massively ineffective...

Press Release: Cardinals Announce 2013 Schedule

Team opens home action against division rival Cincinnati Reds Monday, April 8th. ST. LOUIS – September 12, 2012 – The St. Louis Cardinals announced their 2013 regular season schedule today in conjunction with Major League Baseball’s league-wide release. The Cardinals start the 2013 season on the road in Phoenix on Monday, April 1 against Arizona. After three games with the...

Game Picks - Wednesday: September 12, 2012

Those stupid Cardinals. Despite great picks like the Astros and Ian Kennedy over Clayton Kershaw, the picks foundered around the .500 mark all day. The Red Sox won as predicted, but the Bay Rays did not. That's how the day went. The stupid St. Louis Cardinals was the swing game between over .500 and below it. They had Adam Wainwright on the mound, their ace. They had the early...

Cardinals announce new-look 2013 schedule

The St. Louis Cardinals will play 20 interleague games next season, including three against Albert Pujols and the Los Angeles Angels.

Cardinals-Dodgers Preview

Despite struggling of late, both the St. Louis Cardinals and Los Angeles Dodgers remain in good position to claim the second wild-card berth in the NL. With a one-game lead over the Dodgers for that spot, the Cardinals look to avoid a fourth straight loss overall and fifth consecutive defeat at Chavez Ravine on Thursday night. Hoping for the chance to defend its World Series title...
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