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In the second inning of Thursday’s St. Louis Cardinals game, the club had two stolen bases. The first bag wasn’t much of a surprise, as it was swiped by Tyler Greene. After all, the infielder led the club in 2011 with 11.
Two batters later, however, both Pittsburgh pitcher Erik Bedard and catcher Mike McKenry had to be stunned with Cardinals hurler Jake Westbrook took second base for a stolen base of his own.
It was the 34-year-old Westbrook’s first career steal. It wasn’t all that unusual as the pitcher has spent most of his 12 MLB seasons in the American League. Westbrook had only 117 career plate appearances prior to Thursday.
Westbrook logged the Cardinals first stolen base by a pitcher in over three seasons – since Joel Pineiro did it back on April 15, 2009.
With the help of researcher Tom Orf, we learn that since at least 1930, the Cardinals have a total of just 64 stolen bases by pitchers, with never more than one in a game.
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ST. LOUIS Slumping outfielder Carlos Beltran walked off the field after batting practice Wednesday and stopped to tell reporters how he felt lost at the plate.
He also had a prediction.
"Sooner or later it will change," Beltran said. "There's nothing to worry about."
About four hours later, Beltran proved himself to be right. The veteran went 4-for-5,...
The St. Louis Cardinals had not scored any runs in April for right-hander Adam Wainwright in his first 19 2/3 innings over four starts. Not surprisingly, Wainwright, who had not pitched all that well in a couple of those games, was 0-3. But with the advent of May, the Cardinals' offense was in full bloom Tuesday. A three-run homer by third baseman David Freese, a two-run drive...
On Thursday afternoon, the St. Louis Cardinals failed to sweep the Pittsburgh Pirates at Busch Stadium. 17 times during the 6-3 loss, a St. Louis hitter was sat down on strikes. Despite pitching just five innings, Bucs starter Erik Bedard collected 11 of the Ks, including a Pittsburgh-record seven in a row.
The 17 strikeouts is just one off the Cardinals’ worst nine-inning showing...
The wife of St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Famer Stan Musial has died at the age of 91.
The team said Lillian Musial passed away on Thursday.
Lillian Labash was one of eight children whose parents owned a grocery store in McKean, Pa. Lillian and Stan Musial were high school sweethearts who married in 1940.
Cardinals chairman Bill DeWitt Jr. said in a statement that the organization...
ST. LOUIS Lance Lynn may not be Chris Carpenter, but he's pitching about as good as the former Cy Young winner ever has.
Lynn continued a remarkable start to the year Wednesday night, becoming the first National League pitcher to reach five wins with 6 23 strong innings in the Cardinals 12-3 romp of the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Moved to the rotation because of a nerve injury to...
The St. Louis Cardinals have started taking batting practice early to avoid late-afternoon shadows.
Manager Mike Matheny said Wednesday that players can get a better read on the ball and get comfortable with their swing if the visibility is better. So the team began its hitting drills more than three hours before playing the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Lance Berkman, on the 15-day disabled...
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ST. LOUIS She was the woman behind the Man. Many labels fit Lillian Lil Musial, wife of the greatest St. Louis Cardinal of all time: Compassionate, caring, a kind soul who taught others to love and live life.
Above all, though, she was Stan Musials biggest fan. It was a devotion that lasted until her death Thursday night at the age of 91 in her Ladue, Mo., home. Her husband was...
ESPN Stats and Info recently tweeted this. Carlos Beltran with 2 HR and a career-high 7 RBI vs #Pirates … in 1st 3 innings of game. — ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) May 3, 2012 This significance of this is that Beltran was brought into St. Louis to replace Albert Pujols. That’s currently two more
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Brian Walton’s Thursday report from St. Louis Cardinals extended spring training camp in Jupiter, Florida.
ST. LOUIS They could get used to this. Their season is just a month old certainly not enough time to peek past the summer and consider the fall but the St. Louis Cardinals' place atop the National League Central could become comfortable.
Through 25 games, the defending World Series champions have shown little has changed since red-and-white confetti was swept from Busch Stadium...
Pirates (10-13) at Cardinals (15-8)
8:15 PM EST–Busch Stadium, St. Louis
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The Pirates will need to be a lot better on the mound and in the field if they want to turn this series around and defeat the first-place Cardinals. St. Louis leads the Central and currently holds a 5-game advantage over the Bucs, so it’s crucial for them to at...
I’m not sure if it’s time to panic yet or not. Okay it isn’t. The pitching has gotten rocked as of late but before we bury these guys let’s remember that they have been very good for longer than they have been very bad. Every pitcher has bad outing. It happens. First Pitch: 1:45 PM [...]