Found April 15, 2012 on Fox Sports Midwest:
ST. LOUIS The framed Lance Berkman jersey still hangs on his bedroom wall inside his parent's house. But if Matt Carpenter keeps hitting like this, Berkman may soon ask for his jersey. Carpenter completed an impressive weekend with a Sunday he'll likely remember the rest of his life, going 4-for-4 with a triple, five RBIs and his first career big league home run to help the Cardinals beat the Chicago Cubs, 10-3, at Busch Stadium. All while doing so as a replacement for his favorite player growing up in Houston. "I don't think I could have wrote it up any better," Carpenter said. "It's just one of those special days, special weekends, and I'm just really happy about it." Starting all three games at first base because of a calf injury to Berkman, the rookie more than made the most of his opportunity. Carpenter went 7-for-12 with a double, two triples, a home run and seven RBI. On his first Opening Day roster because of injuries to Skip Sch...

Berkman and Freese injured early, don’t panic Cards fans

Less than two weeks into its championship-defending season and key St. Louis Cardinals are already suffering injuries. While that will likely raise Cardinals’ fans blood pressure, these injuries should not cause panic, yet. Photo Courtesy of Erika Lynn First baseman Lance Berkman suffered a calf strain while legging out a triple Tuesday in Cincinnati and has not played since. On...

Cardinals World Series 8-disc set trivia: “No Mr. 30-30”

Correctly answer a multi-part St. Louis Cardinals-related trivia question and win a free 2011 World Series Champions Collectors Edition DVD Set from The Cardinal Nation Blog and A+E Networks Home Entertainment/MLB Productions. This is the fourth in our series of St. Louis Cardinals-related trivia questions here at The Cardinal Nation Blog. Before responding, please familiarize...

Rally Squirrel featured on Cardinals’ World Series rings (Picture)

This may be the first time in history a rodent — or any animal for that matter — was featured on a World Series ring. The Cardinals received their World Series rings on Saturday and the jewelry features the traditional amount of gaudiness. They’re made of 14-karat white gold and include 103 round diamonds and 50 custom-cut rubies. Oh yeah, if you look between home plate and...

Carpenter, Cardinals whip Cubs to take series

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Jake Westbrook allowed one earned run in seven strong innings and rookie Matt Carpenter homered, tripled and drove in five runs in the St. Louis Cardinals' 10-3 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Sunday. Cubs starter Paul Maholm (0-2) surrendered six runs in four innings. The left-hander is 0-7 with a 7.03 ERA in nine starts since his last win on July 10, 2011...

Cardinals' “Rally Squirrel” makes appearance on championship ring

The “Rally Squirrel” – a mascot for the St. Louis Cardinals' improbable run to the World Series last fall – has been immortalized in 14 karat white gold on the team’s new championship rings.The players received their rings Saturday afternoon, which include their name and number along with a squirrel running across home plate. The animal was adopted as the team’s mascot...

Cardinals major league notebook: 04/16/12

The Cardinals are hitting on all cylinders despite injuries to several key offensive players. Fill-in Matt Carpenter starred in the Cubs series.

Rally squirrel part of championship ring design

The rally squirrel has moved on from T-shirts and stuffed animals. The World Series championship rings the St. Louis Cardinals received over the weekend pay homage to the critter that served as a good luck charm last fall. A tiny squirrel appears below the Cardinals logo and just above the player's number inside a home plate with bats crossed. The Cardinals won two straight...

Cardinals scratch 3B Freese

The St. Louis Cardinals scratched third baseman David Freese from the starting lineup Saturday against the Chicago Cubs.Freese is suffering from irritation on a finger of his right hand, where he was hit during an at-bat in Friday's home opener against the Cubs.He is listed as day-to-day.The 28-year-old is batting .406 with three home runs and 11 RBIs in nine games this season.

Cardinals 10, Cubs 3

Jake Westbrook allowed one earned run in seven strong innings and rookie Matt Carpenter homered, tripled and drove in five runs in the St. Louis Cardinals' 10-3 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Sunday. Cubs starter Paul Maholm (0-2) surrendered six runs in four innings. The left-hander is 0-7 with a 7.03 ERA in nine starts since his last win on July 10, 2011 against the Cubs...

Cardinals Receive 2011 Championship Rings

The St. Louis Cardinals received their 2011 World Series championship rings in a ceremony held before Saturday's game.

That did not go well at all…

The St. Louis Cardinals had their Home Opener spoiled by the Chicago Cubs on Friday, as the North Siders downed the Redbirds 9-5. The Cubs were up 8-0 at one point, so the Cards did make a game of it. But huge hits by the visitors early in the game were too much to overcome. It was a weird Home Opener from the get-go. First, the whole situation had ominous implications: The Cardinals...

Schumaker: Skipping south

Hot News for OF Skip Schumaker

Sunday Funnies (sort of): Cubs watch Cardinals' ring ceremony.

I get that Dale Sveum was trying to be all high-roady (and I even admire that) having his Cubs watch the World Champion St. Louis Cardinals have their ring cememony. But for the Cubs it had to be pretty galling.I didn't have the tv on.Maybe they showed it, maybe the Cubs were all perfect gentlemen..And maybe this is what they were all actually thinking. 

Reds-Cardinals Preview

Despite Albert Pujols' departure and injuries to Lance Berkman and David Freese, the St. Louis Cardinals have gotten off to a fast start. That's due in part to Matt Carpenter and Kyle Lohse, and the duo may give their team a good opportunity to keep it going in a matchup with the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday night. Carpenter hopes to get the chance to follow a five-RBI performance...

Atlanta Braves to retire John Smoltz’s uniform #29

  In 2009 John Smoltz spent time with the St. Louis Cardinals and Boston Red Sox but that season was largely insignificant to the career that will one day see him enshrined in the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY. Smoltz made his Major League Debut in 1988 with the Atlanta Braves and would go [...]
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