Found September 12, 2012 on Fox Sports Midwest:
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 the Los Angeles Dodgers for the second wild card spot in the National League. And Wainwright knows it. "I'm not concerned about this team," Wainwright said. "I know a lot of people are but the funny thing is, you look at the way we're losing games and we're just playing bad at times. I think our best ball is ahead of us. We get in that playoffs and were going to be a very dangerous team. We have to finish up strong. This is September, this is crunch time, we have to show up and execute." The last two games have gone about as bad as they can go for the Cardinals, who went ...

Cardinals ace Carpenter nearing return

SAN DIEGO A 70-pitch simulated game was a step in the right direction but not enough to convince the Cardinals that ace Chris Carpenter is ready to pitch in a big league game just yet. Carpenter, 37, has yet to pitch this season while dealing with a nerve issue in his neck and right shoulder. But he threw his third simulated game Monday afternoon at Petco Park and continues to...

Berkman to have season-ending knee surgery

SAN DIEGO -- Cardinals first baseman Lance Berkman will undergo season-ending surgery on his right knee Tuesday in Houston that could signal the end of his 14-year career. Berkman, 36, played just 31 games this season after having surgery on the same knee in May. He tried to finish the season as a pinch-hitter off the bench but became so limited that he had to have a designated...

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...

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...

Cardinals' Garcia continues to have trouble on road

Left-hander Jaime Garcia's problems on the road have been well documented. His earned run average on the road has been more than two runs higher than his ERA at home during his career (4.68 to 2.42), and, if typecast, Garcia was just what many people expected Monday night. Garcia, after ducking out of first-inning trouble in San Diego when he got two strikeouts to strand the...

Garcia's road woes continue

SAN DIEGO -- Cardinals manager Mike Matheny sat behind the desk in the visiting manager's office late Monday night attempting to answer questions about the difference between starter Jaime Garcia when he pitches at home and on the road. The problem was he didn't have an answer. Nobody does. Garcia's road struggles continued Monday in an 11-3 drubbing to the San Diego...

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....

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...

A GIF Representation Of My Thoughts On A-Gon’s Backwards K, With Help From Trauma Dog

Yesterday, with the Dodgers down by one run and the tying run on second in the top of the ninth, Adrian Gonzalez struck out … because of course. It unfortunately reminded me of Carlos Beltran‘s infamous at-bat against Adam Wainwright in the NLCS, though obviously nowhere near as dramatic. With the help of who I... Read More »
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