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ST LOUIS -- Adam Wainwright likes to say baseball is a humbling game. Soar too high and this sport will cut you down. Wednesday night was a good example.
Four days after Wainwright raised 111,000 for charity and threw a gem of a complete game against the Atlanta Braves -- a day he said would be remembered as one of his best -- the Cardinals' ace, well, he can tell you
"This is the worst start I've ever had in my career, if I'm not mistaken," he said.
"What can you say? I pitched terrible, and that's why we lost the game."
Wainwright lasted just two innings against the Cincinnati Reds on Wednesday. By the time he threw his 53rd and final pitch, Cincinnati had scored nine runs on eight hits. For the first time in his career, Wainwright didn't make it into the third. It was the most earned runs he had given up as a major leaguer and caused his ERA to jump from 2.58 to 2.96.
It was ugly, and concerning. Enough so that the game itself -- the ...
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Adam Wainwright is a contender for the NL Cy Young Award, but he's surely more concerned with increasing the St. Louis Cardinals' lead atop the NL Central.
Wainwright looks to become the NL's first 16-game winner Wednesday night when the surging Cardinals go for their first home sweep of the Cincinnati Reds in almost five years.
Tied with Washington's Jordan Zimmermann...
Last month, I showed how St. Louis Cardinals prospects stacked up on several national in-season list updates. Since then, two more notable rankings have been released. They are from MLB.com, compiled by Jonathan Mayo, and Scout.com from Kiley McDaniel.
Each is different, however.
MLB.com ranks 100 players. Otherwise, Kolten Wong at 55 would not have made an MLB.com top 50 list....
ST. LOUIS -- Kevin Siegrist won't fib.
"Occasionally, the rookie lefty says.
And why wouldn't he? An instant confidence boost is a quick glance at a stat sheet -- or a couple of laptop clicks -- away. His numbers have caught the attention of opposing teams, after all. He might as well study them, too.
"I don't try to look at them too much,"...
The St. Louis Cardinals demoted Tyler Lyons to Triple-A Memphis, a day after the lefty started against the Reds, and recalled reliever Fernando Salas to boost the bullpen.
Lyons is 2-4 with a 4.73 ERA in nine games for St. Louis, and allowed one earned run in five innings with no decision in a win over Cincinnati. He's 7-2 with a 3.39 ERA in 16 starts at Memphis.
ST. LOUIS -- Joe Kelly tossed six strong innings and Matt Holliday drove in a run for a seventh straight game, lifting the St. Louis Cardinals to a 6-1 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday night.
St. Louis has won six of its last seven, including the first two games of this three-game set. The first-place Cardinals have won eight of their last 10 against the third-place Reds...
ST. LOUIS (AP) The St. Louis Cardinals promoted a fresh arm from the minors for the second straight day, recalling rookie right-hander Michael Blazek from Triple-A Memphis and demoting rookie right-hander Carlos Martinez.
The 24-year-old Blazek has appeared in 10 games with St. Louis with an 8.31 ERA in 8 23 innings before Wednesday night's game against the Reds. He's 1...
BREAKING - The St. Louis Cardinals have acquired John Axford from the Milwaukee Brewers in exchange for a player to be named later, according to Kary Booher of the Springfield News Leader.
Axford, the once mighty closer for the Brewers, has served as the team’s eighth-inning guy for the majority of the 2013 season. His performance has been far from his former, dominant self...
Right-hander Jake Westbrook gave a thumbs up after throwing his first bullpen session since being placed on the disabled list because of a lower back strain according to Jenifer Langosch and Chad Thornburg of MLB.com.
Westbrook said he's had minor back issues in the past and what team doctors told him was "not alarming."
"When you're sore, it's hard...
Brian Walton explains his thinking behind his prediction of up to ten additions to the St. Louis Cardinals roster for the final month of the season.
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As most of you know by now, I am a 5th year pharmacy major at Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana. Thus, in order to watch the Cardinals while at school, they either have to be on national television or playing against the Cincinnati Reds. Well, tonight, I was lucky enough to catch the action on Fox Sports Ohio. However, I don’t think lucky is the right word to describe...
ST. LOUIS -- The Cardinals traded for a Brewers right-hander Friday morning, but he was not old friend Kyle Lohse.
The price for John Axford, though, does not figure to cost the Cardinals nearly as much as a deal would for Lohse. The Cardinals will send the Brewers a player to be named for Axford, who is making 5 million this year and will be eligible for arbitration in the off...
The following excerpt is from my latest article for Yahoo! Sports on the Yahoo Contributor Network. You can read the entire article by clicking here.
COMMENTARY | The New York Mets were delivered a substantial blow to their future when they found out that Matt Harvey has a partial tear of his UCL, an injury that may require the infamous Tommy John surgery. Surgery could put...