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Clutch-hitting second baseman Daniel Descalso is The Cardinal Nation/ 2012 National League Division Series Most Valuable Player.

Cardinals Injury News: Jaime Garcia Seeking Third Opinion

St. Louis Cardinals left-hander Jaime Garcia may seek a third opinion on the shoulder injury that forced him off the team’s National League Division Series roster, reports Joe Strauss of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. "Nothing's done yet," Garcia said. "I need to think about things some more and talk to my agent. I might decide to get another opinion...

Surgery recommended for Cardinals RHP Garcia

St. Louis Cardinals right-hander Jaime Garcia will miss at least part of next season if he opts for shoulder surgery, as three orthopedic surgeons have independently recommended, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported Friday. Garcia said after Thursday's 2-1 loss in Game 4 of the NLDS that he might get a fourth opinion orthopedic Dr. James Andrews. The Cardinals and doctors...

Cardinals again turn to Wainwright in decisive game

Adam Wainwright always has considered himself a big-game pitcher. And he might have no bigger game than the one Friday. Wainwright, who as a closer finished every round of the 2006 postseason when the St. Louis Cardinals won the World Series title, will try to pitch the Cardinals to a Game 5 win in the finale of the National League Division Series against the Washington Nationals...

Pete Kozma is clutch for Cardinals

Anytime an organization selects a youngster with their first round pick in the Major League Baseball entry draft, the kid is automatically gets slapped with inordinate amount of pressure.  That is what happened with Pete Kozma, who the St. Louis Cardinals selected with their first round selection, eighteenth overall, in the 2007 draft. Kozma had initially disappointed.  His...

Daniel Descalso was a huge Oakland Athletics fan

St. Louis Cardinals second baseman Daniel Descalso has never been more popular. After his heroic Game Five performance on Friday night against the Washington Nationals, Descalso suddenly became very busy.  He had to get his ticket allotment sorted out for the National League Championship Series against the San Francisco Giants. Descalso, who homered in the eighth inning and...

(Video) Cardinals score 4 with 2 out in the 9th to beat the Nats and head to the NLCS

Down 7-5 in the top of the 9th against the Nationals last night, St. Louis Cardinal Carlos Beltran lead off with a double, moved to third on a ground out, and stood there as Allen Craig struck out.... Full story at Bob's Blitz ~

Carlos Beltran is unsung hero versus Nationals

Carlos Beltran has had a rough second half of the season.  It is well documented.  The switch-hitting right fielder has struggled at the plate with his timing and also, partly because of his legs. Beltran has been limited, but Beltran's limited is still pretty good. In Friday night's dramatic 9-7 comeback victory over the Washington Nationals in Game Five of the National...

Cardinals' amazing rally overtakes Nationals, 9-7

WASHINGTON -- The St. Louis Cardinals had been here before. Last year, the Cardinals twice were one strike from elimination in the World Series and hung on to win Game 6, then won Game 7 the following night. They found themselves in the same position again Friday -- and once more got the same shocking results. Pete Kozma's two-run single with two outs capped a four-run rally...

Cruddy Show: Is Matt Holliday hurt or feeling the pressure?

As the St. Louis Cardinals miraculously came back in a dramatic Game Five victory over the Washington Nationals on Friday night, there is little to complain about regarding the Cardinals in St. Louis. That being said, outfielder Matt Holliday has struggled at the plate throughout the playoffs.  He has just not been able to get going.  Many are wondering what is going on?  Is...

Cardinals use familiar lineup in Game Five against Nationals

One day after being held to just three hits and one run, St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny is sending the same lineup out to the field for Game Five of the National Leauge Division Series with the Washington Nationals. It is the same exact lineup that Matheny used in Game One of the series against Game Five starter Gio Gonzalez.  A lineup that drew seven walks off of...

Top 10 takeaways from the Nationals' NLDS collapse to the Cardinals

None of these clothes are now owned 10) Yes, this was all directly related to the incredible karmic problem of shutting down Stephen Strasburg9) There is no truth to the rumor that Davey Johnson has changed his first name to Grady8) The only fan base happier than the Cardinals after this game was Phillies Fan, who enjoys their pain to a frankly uncomfortable degree7) Adam Wainwright...

Cardinals 9, Nationals 7

WASHINGTON -- Pete Kozma's two-run single with two outs capped a four-run rally in the top of the ninth inning as the St. Louis Cardinals came all the way back from a six-run deficit to stun the Washington Nationals 9-7 in the decisive Game 5 of their National League Division Series on Friday night. The Cardinals advance to the National League Championship Series against San...

St. Louis Cardinals vs. San Francisco Giants NLCS Preview

Neither the Giants nor the Cardinals made anything look easy in the NLDS. After losing the first two games at home, the Giants handed the Reds...
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