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ST. LOUIS -- OK, Edward Mujica, tell us about your split-finger fastball, the pitch every bit as responsible for putting the Cardinals on top of the NL Central as Carlos Beltran's 17 homers, Yadier Molina's .366 batting average and Adam Wainwright's 10 wins.
"Everybody is calling it a split-finger but you know what, the grip is kind of like a circle changeup," Mujica says.
What? You mean the pitch that saved the Cardinals' bullpen is being called something it's not?
"I don't know," Mujica says, with a smile. "It's like 50-50, some people would call it a splittie, some would call it a changeup. I think maybe, split-changeup."
What about it, Yadier Molina? You're the one back there calling for the pitch.
"I don't know," he says coyly. "I just know it's working."
Split-change is appropriate because the pitch acts two ways. Sometimes, it breaks down and away from left-handed hitters. Someti...
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After Tyler Lyons struggled in his last start, many were quick to speculate that the Cardinals might make a change in the rotation again, perhaps even bringing Michael Wacha back. However, the way they are handling their starting pitchers down at AAA Memphis tells a different story.
As reported by Derrick Goold, the Cardinals are shifting to a modified 6-man rotation down at Memphis...
In this week’s addition of the Fab Five, the St. Louis Cardinals once again maintained their stranglehold on the top spot in our power rankings. Clearly the best team in all of baseball, the Cardinals show no signs of slowing down and have continued to hold off both the second-place Cincinnati Reds, as well as the third-place Pittsburgh Pirates in the increasingly competitive N...
ST. LOUIS -- Cardinals players have been asked so often to describe Yadier Molina that they're all out of superlatives. When he does something now to win yet another game, they look at each other and shake their heads like the rest of us.
"He's a joke," Matt Carpenter said Wednesday night. "The guy is that good. You can't say enough good things about him...
With short-season action underway for the full-season 2013 clubs, it is time for another refresh of the St. Louis Cardinals system roster matrix. This version reflects the changes made from the start of the 2013 short-season (post draft) through the end of the season. The previous matrix reflects the rosters as they evolved from the start of the regular season in April through mid...
ST. LOUIS - First it was a moth, now it's the fly.
Matt Holliday stepped to the plate in the sixth inning on Thursday night against the Cubs and crushed a 418-foot home run. The big left fielder made it look as easy as ABC, one, two three - but he forgot to XYZ.
That's right. even baseball players forget to zip. It happens to the best of us. Just usually not in front...
ST. LOUIS - Fewer than six weeks remain until the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline, and you know what that means? The rumor season is about to heat up.
Because the Cardinals have a loaded farm system, plenty of financial flexibility and are primed for a pennant run, expect them to be in the middle of a lot of trade speculation. Just remember, distinguishing between fact and fiction...
For the second consecutive night, the St. Louis Cardinals offense looked dormant. But thanks to a huge two-run shot off the bat of Yadier Molina in the sixth inning, the Cardinals were able to defeat the Chicago Cubs 4-1.
Cardinals starter Jake Westbrook deserves a lot of credit for the victory as well. Making his second start since coming off the disabled list, Westbrook allowed...
We're not even to July yet and the rumors are already flying around the Cardinals.
The latest involves Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon.
According to Nick Cafardo, the Phillies believe there are at least 3 teams--the Red Sox, Cardinals and Tigers--that may have some interest in their closer.
From a purely "win now" standpoint, Papelbon would make sense for the...
Brian Walton interviews St. Louis Cardinals right-handed relief pitcher Trevor Rosenthal.
Back in April, the folks at Bovada.lv provided a set of odds on a number of Major League Baseball-related races. Recently, they provided a refresh so I thought it would be interesting to compare and contrast then versus now.
A new line has also been established. Because of Yasiel Puig-mania, the oddsmakers at Bovada.lv set lines on the National League Rookie of the Year race. A...
ST. LOUIS (AP) Ryan Sweeney and Cody Ransom hit back-to-back homers in a four-run first inning and that was plenty for Jeff Samardzija, who pitched the Chicago Cubs over the St. Louis Cardinals 4-2 Tuesday night.
Chicago started fast against Adam Wainwright (10-4) and broke a five-game losing streak in St. Louis.
Carlos Beltran hit his team-high 17th homer for the Cardinals, who...
On this day in 1972, US Supreme Court, 5-3, confirmed lower court rulings in Curt Flood case, upholding baseball’s exemption from antitrust laws.
In January of 1970, Curt Flood, an African-American outfielder with the St. Louis Cardinals, sued the MLB and its “reserve clause.” While the sport has its history of legal challenges, this was the first time a player of Flood’s...
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