Found May 12, 2012 on Fox Sports Midwest:
ST. LOUIS It was an inning unlike any of the previous 908 thrown by Adam Wainwright in his career. Highlighting his continued bumpy return after missing the entire 2011 season due to Tommy John surgery, the usually accurate Wainwright suffered one of the most unique and odd innings of his career Saturday night. In the first inning of the Cardinals' eventual 7-2 loss to the Atlanta Braves at Busch Stadium, Wainwright experienced a plethora of unusual feats: -He walked three consecutive batters for the first time in his career. -He walked two batters with the bases loaded after achieving the feat just once previously in his career. -He walked two hitters after getting ahead in the count 0-2, something he did just three times during the entire 2010 season. -And most surprisingly he threw 39 pitches, the most pitches he had ever thrown in a single inning. Safe to say it was inning that nobody expected to see from the former 20-game winner and one they likely will never see a...

What they said about Tony La Russa

ST. LOUIS An impressive list of baseball royalty was at Busch Stadium Friday night for the number retirement ceremony for future Hall of Fame manager Tony La Russa. Members of La Russa's past from his days in Chicago, Oakland and St. Louis sat behind him near home plate as his No. 10 was added to the illustrious list of Cardinals greats in a touching pregame ceremony. Here...

La Russa leaves game -- it will never leave him

ST. LOUIS Tony La Russa was walking into history, in as much as a dimmed corridor in the bowels of Busch Stadium could serve as a setting for honoring a legend. All eras, even the most celebrated, must end. Eventually, even after a 33-year career, life must begin anew. The former St. Louis Cardinals manager combed his fingers through his thin brown hair and approached a door....

Lance Berkman activated, Shane Robinson sent packing to Memphis

St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Lance Berkman will be activated from the disabled list and will hit fifth when the Cardinals play the Braves on Mother's Day at Busch Stadium. - Photo courtesy of Getty Images The St. Louis Cardinals have played outstanding to start the season despite waiting for several players to return from nagging injuries. Among those players is first...

Players learned, excelled while under La Russa

ST. LOUIS At his most frustrated and irritated point, then-Astros outfielder Lance Berkman never could have imagined himself playing for Tony La Russa and the Cardinals. "I could visualize myself meeting him in the parking lot after the game rather than playing for him," Berkman joked. The Cardinals welcomed the future Hall of Fame manager back to Busch Stadium Friday...

Cardinal talk: KXnO FOX Sports Radio: TLR’s time

St. Louis Cardinals weekly 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 another installment of this year’s series to discuss the St. Louis Cardinals, “Cardinal Talk.” Of course, Friday marked the ceremony to retire Tony La Russa’s number 10. Cardinals followers in...

Cardinals retire La Russa's No. 10 jersey

In a 30-minute ceremony, the St. Louis Cardinals retired former manager Tony La Russa's No. 10 jersey on Friday night. More than two dozen people joined La Russa in the pregame celebration at Busch Stadium, where a No. 10 decal and silhouette of retired manager were unveiled on the left-center field wall, reported. "Whenever you see 10 out there, it represents...

Berkman activated off DL, in lineup

The St. Louis Cardinals activated first baseman Lance Berkman off the 15-day disabled list, and he was batting fifth Sunday against the Atlanta Braves. Berkman had been sidelined since April 19 with a strained left calf aggravated chasing a pop fly. Outfielder Shane Robinson, batting .311 with a home run and five RBIs in 23 games, was optioned to Triple-A Memphis. Berkman, the...

Beltran's two-homer outing not enough for Cards

Right fielder Carlos Beltran did all he could for the St. Louis Cardinals Friday night. Enjoying his third two-homer night in the last couple of weeks, Beltran added a triple and a double but the Cardinals fizzled away bases-loaded situations in both the 10th and 11th innings before succumbing to the Atlanta Braves, 9-7, in 12 innings. Beltran's two-homer game -- he drove...

Cardinals release LHP J.C. Romero

According to the Cardinals' official Twitter account, they have unconditionally released left handed pitcher J.C. Romero. Right handed pitcher Eduardo Sanchez has been re-activated and will be with the team tonight. Romero, 35, went 0-0 with a 10.13 ERA, 3.4 HR/9, 2.3 BB/9 and 5.6 SO/9 in 8.0 innings with the Cardinals this season. He has a career record of 34-28 with a 4.15...

La Russa leaves game; it will never leave him

The St. Louis Cardinals retired Tony La Russa's No. 10 on Friday night, after La Russa led St. Louis to its 10th and 11th World Series titles.

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FanGraphs Prospect Stock Watch – 5/11/12

Matt Adams, 1B, St. Louis Cardinals Current Level: AAA 2012 Top 15 Prospects Ranking: 8th Current Value: Nearly Ready Barring injury, St. Louis probably won’t be looking to shake its roster up anytime soon given its success in 2012 despite the loss of Mr. Albert Pujols. Lance Berkman and Allen Craig, both capable of playing first base, are also getting healthy, which could mean...

Series Spotlight: Braves at Cardinals (May 11-13)

The defending World Champion St Louis Cardinals are the class of the National League, and all of baseball, on May 11th. Their 20-11 record is just half a game behind the Rangers for the best mark in all of baseball. More importantly, the Cardinals have a +75 run differential, which is seven better than the Rangers and 51 better than the Braves in the National League. Coincidentally...

Braves outlast Cardinals, win in 12 innings

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Jason Heyward hit a two-run homer in the 12th inning and the Atlanta Braves beat St. Louis 9-7 on Friday night, ruining the Cardinals' celebration honoring former manager Tony La Russa. Dan Uggla homered and Michael Bourn had three hits for the Braves. Craig Kimbrel gave up a hit but struck out two for his NL-leading 11th save in 12 chances. Carlos Beltran...
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