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DOWNTOWN • A teammate who has watched the growth of Marc Rzepczynski late in the season and through this postseason described why he thinks the lefty could be a starting pitching, imminently.

The Untold Story Of LaRussa’s Bullpen Management

One of narratives leading up to Game 1 of the World Series emphasized the Cardinals’ and the Rangers’ heavy use of their bullpens in the Division and League Championship Series. We were told to expect pitching changes early and often, especially from Cardinals manager Tony LaRussa, who has a reputation for micromanaging his pitching staff to get just the right match-up. In Game...

Jon Jay Chases World Series Title with St. Louis Cardinals

Former University of Miami Hurricanes outfielder Jon Jay, now with the St. Louis Cardinals, helped his team to a Game One win in the World Series on Wednesday night on the strength of a 3-2 decision over the Texas Rangers.

La Russa's moves backfire, benefits Texas

Perhaps it was prescience on the part of the skipper. More likely, it was just coincidence. But before Game 2 of the World Series, Tony La Russa noted that geniuses morph into goats with surprising speed in a culture suited for instantaneous second-guesses.

Oh Those Base on Balls

The Cardinals beat the Rangers 3-2 in game one of the 2011 World Series. The difference in the game turned out to be the walks. The Rangers pitchers walked six batters, all by C.J. Wilson. The last one, in the sixth inning, brought up Allen Craig to pinch hit, and he delivered the game winning RBI. Wilson failed to go after Nick Punto, a career .249 hitter, and it cost the Rangers...

World Series: Rangers, Cardinals hope to get back into the swing of things

ARLINGTON, Texas — Strolling behind the batting cage, Matt Holliday watched his St. Louis teammates hit away Friday and offered a simple tip. "Get a good swing!" he hollered. Great advice for anyone with a Louisville Slugger in hand at this World Series. Despite the presence of Josh Hamilton, Albert ...

HBT: Series won't be manager mismatch

HBT: Sure, Tony La Russa is a genius, but he won't manage circles around Ron Washington in this World Series.

World Series Game One Preview

Here we go – the Fall Classic is just a few hours away, and both teams are rested and ready to send their aces to the hill for Game One. Let’s take a look at the match-ups and see how this break’s down from the numbers. Rangers Starting Pitcher: C.J. Wilson: 8.1 BB%, 22.5 K%, 49.3% GB%, 3.24 FIP (76 FIP-), 3.41 xFIP (84 xFIP-) Cardinals Starting Pitcher: Chris Carpenter...

This Evening: Proof That America Thinks Rex Ryan Is Smarter Than Tony La Russa

Your p.m. roundup for Oct. 20, the day we were depressed to learn what Mr. Belding was up to these days. H/T to Jon for the map. Got any stories or photos for us? Tip your editors. More »

World Series Game 2 photos

The St. Louis Cardinals and the Texas Rangers in Game 2 of the World Series at Busch Stadium.

McGwire hits right chord with Cards batters

Depicting a 23-year-old Oakland A's slugger in a year when he'd take home Rookie of the Year honors, the 1987 memento projected, at the time, to be quite valuable. For Skip Schumaker, Mark McGwire's value falls in an entirely different context these days.
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