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ST. LOUIS -- Seventeen days ago, Jake Westbrook was facing the possibility of surgery on his right elbow that could have ended his season. But a couple of hours before a scheduled flight to see Dr. James Andrews, Westbook played a game of catch. His arm felt so good that he didn't step on the plane.
A few more bullpen sessions and two rehab starts later, Westbrook is set to return to the Cardinals' rotation. He is scheduled to start Friday night at Miami against Marlins phenom Jose Fernandez.
So what happened? How did Westbrook go from surgery candidate to healthy starter practically overnight?
"I really can't explain it," said Westbrook, before theorizing a shot of cortisone might have taken a few days longer to work than was first expected.
Not that the "how" mattered much. "As long as I keep feeling great, I really don't care," he said.
Feeling great, of course, is a relative term for a 35-year-old right-hander who has pitched...
BEST OF MAXIM
The St. Louis Cardinals have established the best record in Major League Baseball through nearly one-third of the regular season and have thrived despite a series of injury obstacles that forced the team to mix and match its pitching staff together.
But the steady stream of players headed back and forth to the Triple-A Memphis Redbirds should soon subside when right-handed starter...
Originally posted at: The Cardinal Report
Welcome back Jake Westbrook! I don’t say that because I do not like how the rookies filled in, but more about how he is definitely coming back and how successful he was before going onto the DL.
Jake Westbrook pitching in 2011 at Miller Park. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Tyler Lyons and Michael Wacha both filled in admirably during his absence...
ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Cardinals announced Friday that they had signed five more 2013 draft picks Friday, along with two undrafted free agents.
The draft picks who signed:
Michael Mayers, pitcher (third round, University of Mississippi)
James Bosco, outfielder (13th round, Menlo College)
Michael Brookshire, pitcher (20th round, Belmont University)
Alex DeLeon, catcher...
So on his off-day on Monday of this week, Cardinals starter Adam Wainwright took a detour on his way to New York and stopped off at the ESPN campus to get showered with love and plastered all over SportsCenter.
The World Wide Leader actually barely used him at all, because, you know, LeBron.
He did get to meet comedian Kevin Hart, who he pitched against in a...
SHELBY MILLER, RHP, ST. LOUIS CARDINALS
Get to know tonight’s opposing pitcher, Shelby Miller of the St. Louis Cardinals.
Miller comes from Brownwood, Texas and attended the local high school. He had an impressive high-school career as he threw four no-hitters and a perfect game. As a senior, he really caught the attention of major league scouts, pitching to a 1.90...
After agreeing to terms with first round pick Marco Gonzales on Tuesday, the Cardinals signed supplemental first round pick Rob Kaminsky and second round pick Oscar Mercado on Wednesday. In total, the Cardinals have signed 7 of their 11 picks in the first 10 rounds.
Kaminsky, from St. Joseph Regional High School in New Jersey, signed for $1,785,300 which was the exact slot amount...
On Tuesday, it was reported that St. Louis Cardinals’ first round pick Marco Gonzales signed his professional contract. Gonzales is a left-handed pitcher out of Gonzaga University. This has not been confirmed by the St. Louis Cardinals yet.
Jim Callis of Baseball America tweeted out that Gonzales signed for 1.85 million dollars. The recommended slot value for Gonzales’ spot at...
Article courtesy of FOX Sports Midwest Producer Max Leinwand.
ST. LOUIS - Adam Wainwright came up for two games in 2005, and in two innings, didnt strike out a batter. But he eventually got career strikeout number one in game one of the 2006 season against the Phillies. That was one of 72 strikeouts in 75 innings of relief work in 2006 - a rate of 8.64 per nine innings.
The St. Louis Cardinals' rotation has the best ERA in baseball, and it's about to get back the pitcher who had quite a bit to do with that for the first five weeks of the season.
Jake Westbrook makes his first start in more than a month Friday night as the NL Central leaders visit the Miami Marlins for the first of three.
Adam Wainwright lowered the St. Louis' starters...
Weekly St. Louis Cardinals-focused chat on KXnO FOX Sports Radio 1460 in Des Moines.
Late Friday 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 time, we discussed the recent Cincinnati and New York series and what might be ahead in Miami.
The Baby Birds had a successful night going 3-1 as Peoria lost in the bottom of the ninth. Top prospects were on display for Memphis as Carlos Martinez, Oscar Taveras, Ryan Jackson, and Kolten Wong each played big roles in the Memphis win. David Popkins and Colin Walsh have been part of the reason the Palm Beach Cardinals have made a huge turnaround. Jacob Wilson continues to have...
(AP) -- The St. Louis Cardinals are backing up the best record in baseball with outstanding hitting.
Shelby Miller continues to do his part on the mound.
A trio of Cardinals look to continue pounding the ball and help Miller win a third straight start Wednesday night against the struggling New York Mets.
St. Louis (42-22) is batting an NL-best .277 to accompany its major league...
Adam Wainwright became the major leagues' first 10-game winner by pitching seven scoreless innings and sent Matt Harvey to his first loss of the season, leading the St. Louis Cardinals over the New York Mets 2-1 Thursday in a classic pitching matchup.
Wainwright (10-3) retired his first 11 batters before David Wright's single, and allowed four hits with six strikeouts and...
The National League’s two best starting pitchers were masterful on Thursday afternoon, as St. Louis Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright outdueled New York Mets ace Matt Harvey in 2-1 victory for his 10th victory of the season, the first to reach double digits in victories in either league this season.For the fifth straight game, Wainwright pitched into the seventh inning, wherein he...
Today’s fact is brought to you by Michael Wacha; the Cardinal rookie recorded is first MLB win last night in New York
Of all Major League pitchers born in New Hampshire, none have notched more career strikeouts than Chris Carpenter of the Cardinals.
Yesterday’s answer: Garry Templeton