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The Cardinal Nation blog:
The St. Louis Cardinals pounded first-place Cincinnati on Sunday, 8-2. St. Louis’ 17 hits were the most allowed by Cincinnati in any game this season.
Two of the team’s biggest bats each had a big day. Matt Holliday had four hits and four RBI, while Allen Craig homered and drove in three runs.
From an individual perspective, each of the players’ performances stack up well in recent Cardinals history, according to the following lists provided by researcher Tom Orf.
With 35 games remaining, Holliday can break a tie with several others for the most four-hit, four-RBI games in a season. He currently has two such contests.
Collectively, the 2012 Cardinals team has five four-hit, four-RBI games, just one off the best season in that stat since at least 1935.
Four-hit, four-hit performances in a game, St. Louis Cardinals, season since 1935
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St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny served as "bullpen catcher" during the middle of the ninth inning on Sunday. - (Photo credit: Ranken Jordan)
St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny is just a few years removed from playing behind the plate everyday throughout the grueling 162 game baseball season.
At 41 years of age, Matheny is still a pretty fit guy. The...
THE HITS KEEP COMING
During Tuesday's Pirates-Cardinals game, Pirates elft fielder Jose Tabata hit a single to right field in the second inning. Cardinals right fielder Carlos Beltran came up throwing, and fired a laser to Yadier Molina at home plate. Josh Harrison flew into Molina like a missile...but Molina held on to the ball. Harrison's collision with Molina was completely un-necessary...
Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina was absolutely crushed by Pirates base runner Josh Harrison on a close play at the plate Tuesday night. Harrison’s shoulder made solid contact with Molina’s head and sent his mask…and body…hurling. Was it dirty? Eh, that’s for you to decide.
Miraculously, though, Molina was able to hold on to the ball for the out – though he certainly...
There’s some strong indications that Shelby Miller could be called up by the Cards when the rosters expand on September 1st. ”Why should we care about some stunod with a 4.89 ERA in Triple-A? Hey, Grey, we care about stunods now?” That’s you talking to yourself just as a pretty girl walks by and thinks you’re crazy for talking to yourself. But you don’t care,...
Lance Berkman is thinking about retiring after the 2012 season. - (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
After being an integral part of the St. Louis Cardinals miracle World Series run in 2011, Lance Berkman's 2012 season has been beyond frustrating.
One season after looking revived and young again, Berkman has been injury riddled and snake-bit this season. The switch-hitting first...
CINCINNATI (AP) -- Matt Holliday had four hits and four RBIs, Adam Wainwright won his fifth consecutive start and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Cincinnati Reds 8-2 on Sunday.
Allen Craig homered and drove in three runs as St. Louis handed the Reds just their second series loss in 13 sets since the All-Star break. The Cardinals have won five of six to move within six games of...
Matt Holliday had four hits and four RBIs to help the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Cincinnati Reds 8-2 on Sunday.
Allen Craig homered and drove in three runs as St. Louis handed the Reds just their second series loss in 13 sets since the All-Star break. The Cardinals have won five of six to move within six games of the NL Central-leading Reds.
St. Louis' 17 hits are the most...
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Matt Holliday hit a tiebreaking home run and Kyle Lohse won his eighth consecutive decision, leading the St. Louis Cardinals to a 4-3 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday night.
Holliday led off the sixth inning with his 24th homer, a drive to right field off A.J. Burnett that put St. Louis ahead for good at 3-2.
Lohse (13-2) pitched five innings before...
The Pirates open a three-game series with St. Louis on Monday night at PNC Park. Right-hander A.J. Burnett toes the rubber for the Bucs. The Cards will counter with right-hander Kyle Lohse.
Eight player moves affecting five different levels of play in the St. Louis Cardinals system were disclosed Tuesday.
Eight is the magic number of runs to score to win so far in this Reds-Cardinals series. St. Louis scored 8 and won the first game, and the Cincinnati Reds scored 8 yesterday to win the second of the three-game series.
Mike Leake started for the Reds against Jaime Garcia, in what looked like a wild mis-match in favor of the Cardinals. It didn’t turn out that way.
Man, oh man, oh man, they've really just gone and done it now, haven't they? Hasn't anyone told the Pittsburgh Pirates about what happens when Yadier Molina feels the slightest bit disrespected or even just SORT OF pissed off??? NO ONE??? Really? That seems unfair, but I'm not here to complain. Because if history has anything to say about it, ...
Things have changed in a major way in the seven days since the St. Louis Cardinals and Pittsburgh Pirates met in one of the season's most memorable games.
The Cardinals have been surging and the Pirates have been stumbling since they played a 19-inning thriller, and the final 2012 series between these NL Central rivals and wild-card contenders begins Monday night at PNC Park...
If you don’t want to read the vitriol below here is Mellie’s recap. Many are saying this series is it. That this series will make or break the Pirates. Allow me to call ********. This series isn’t it. This team is done. Not only will they need the grace of God himself to make the [...]