Posted April 23, 2012 on
St. Louis Cardinals Matt Carpenter and Mitchell Boggs are enjoying a better 2012 than 2011. Part is skill and part is opportunity.

Where would the Cardinals be without Lohse and Westbrook?

Where are all the fans who during the off-season wanted the St. Louis Cardinals to dump one or both of Kyle Lohse and Jake Westbrook, even if it meant eating $10 million or more of salary? Following is a look at what the two have done through April 22, as they have the lowest ERAs among the five starters. Sure, the season is early, but with Lance Lynn needed in the rotation for...

Cardinals' World Series trophy nearly smashed by foul ball at minor league game (Video)

The St. Louis Cardinals' 2011 World Series trophy was nearly smashed by a foul ball on Saturday as it was being displayed in the right field bullpen during a game of their minor league affiliate Springfield Cardinals. It happened in the bottom of the fourth inning during their game against the Tulsa Drillers. The Springfield batter hit a foul ball down the right field...

Early schedule could help St. Louis Cardinals bury rest of the NL Central

Less than three weeks into the 2012 regular season, the St. Louis Cardinals entered play Saturday with a 10-4 record and already a four-game lead over the second-place Milwaukee Brewers. Based on the Cardinals’ upcoming schedule, that lead could grow quite large by the end of the month. The Cardinals have faced divisional opponents in every game this season except Opening Day...

Motte can't hold off Cubs in ninth

Former Cardinals utilityman Joe Mather delivered the game-winning, two-run single off Cardinals right-hander Jason Motte to give the Chicago Cubs a 3-2 win over the Cardinals Monday night. But a bigger at-bat might have been the 12-pitch (six foul balls at 3-2) by pinch-hitter Bryan LaHair that resulted in a one-out walk. Motte then walked catcher Geovany Soto on four pitches and...

Things I’ve noticed about the Cardinals

Roughly two weeks into the season, there are some things that have started to pique my interest about the 2012 St. Louis Cardinals.  My goal here is to write a blog post, not a book, for i70baseball, so I’m breaking this list into two lists, each consisting of a few things I’ve noticed.  This week, we’ll take a look at six items, next week I’ll round out the list and write...

Cardinals LF Jay returns home for shoulder examination

St. Louis Cardinals left fielder Jon Jay returned to St. Louis for further examination on his right shoulder strain.The Cardinals, who play the third game of a six-game road trip Sunday, decided to send Jay back after he experienced discomfort during batting practice Sunday morning. Jay originally suffered the injury by running into the outfield wall at Busch Stadium during last...

No major damage in Cardinals OF Jay's shoulder

An MRI exam on St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Jon Jay's right shoulder has revealed no structural damage and there are no plans to put him on the disabled list. Jay was injured when he crashed into the center-field wall at Busch Stadium on Thursday, trying to track down Drew Stubbs' seventh-inning home run in a 6-3 loss to the Cincinnati Reds. The team sent him back to...

Cardinals put injured Jay on 15-day DL

Center fielder Jon Jay was put on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday by the St. Louis Cardinals because of shoulder soreness. St. Louis played the finale of a five-game homestand with only one regular outfielder, left fielder Matt Holliday. Right fielder Carlos Beltran missed his second straight start due to a minor knee injury but was available to pinch hit. ''We decided...

Quick reaction saves World Series trophy

When the St. Louis Cardinals loaned their 2011 World Series trophy to their Double-A affiliate in Springfield, Mo., for the weekend, they had no idea they were putting it in harms way. But for a brief second Saturday afternoon, flashbacks of Alabama's BCS Championship crystal shattering on the floor and a series of other famous trophy mishaps couldn't help but creep into...

Lohse sparkles as Cardinals drop Pirates

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Kyle Lohse scattered six hits while pitching into the eighth inning to lead the St. Louis Cardinals past the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-1 on Sunday. David Freese had a two-run single for the Cardinals and Rafael Furcal had three hits as St. Louis extended its strong start behind another superb outing from Lohse (3-0). The veteran right-hander struck out five without...

Report: Red Sox, Cardinals reaching out to SP Oswalt

The Boston Red Sox and St. Louis Cardinals are reportedly reaching out to veteran starter Roy Oswalt, according to Fox Sports.Oswalt, a free agent, has been throwing bullpen sessions everyday in preparation of an offer. The Red Sox early-season pitching woes have sparked interest in the former Phillies pitcher, who was limited by a nagging back injury last season. Boston was talked...

Cardinals-Cubs Preview

(AP) -- The St. Louis Cardinals' rotation has done an excellent job so far, which could be even more important with two big bats out of the lineup. The Cardinals will try for a third straight win over the Chicago Cubs on Monday night in the opener of a three-game series at Wrigley Field. Led by a rotation boasting a 2.75 ERA, St. Louis is off to a promising start with one of...

Pittsburgh Pirates vs. St. Louis Cardinals – Game 15

I wouldn’t say the Bucco bats came alive yesterday, but offensively one really good thing happened.  Pedro Alvarez had two hits. Not only that he was basically robbed of another hit by a great diving play. I think it’s time to just move him up in the order.  I mean he might not be hitting [...]
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