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The Victory Formation:
Do you remember what you wanted to be when you grew up? Better yet, did you ever write it down for a fifth grade assignment? Wouldn’t you like to go back and see what you wrote? Joe Kelly, in his second season with the St. Louis Cardinals was able to do just that, thanks to his mother unearthing a letter he wrote about himself when he was in elementary school. The best part about it? He nailed it. Kelly tweeted out the letter, and it is pretty damn awesome: Here is the full text: Ten years from now … I am going to be a baseball player. I am going to be a pitcher, a shortstop and a first baseman. I’m going to be a home run hitter like Babe Ruth. I will probably still be living with my parents, but we will have a bigger house. I will still be a handsome boy. I will still have brown hair. I will invite my parents to my baseball games, and I will get souvenirs, too. When I get too old to play baseball like Cal Ripken’s age, I will be a SCUBA diver, and find gold under the sea. Then, [...]
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The St. Louis Cardinals have used 10 different starting pitchers in the first four-and-a-half months of the 2013 season, and they will now likely have to play the rest of the season without Jake Westbrook, who started the pitching carousel when he originally went on the disabled list in May with elbow inflammation.
However, the Cardinals have shown they can withstand injuries to...
ST. LOUIS -- Joe Kelly tossed six strong innings and Matt Holliday drove in a run for a seventh straight game, lifting the St. Louis Cardinals to a 6-1 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday night.
St. Louis has won six of its last seven, including the first two games of this three-game set. The first-place Cardinals have won eight of their last 10 against the third-place Reds...
Last month, I showed how St. Louis Cardinals prospects stacked up on several national in-season list updates. Since then, two more notable rankings have been released. They are from MLB.com, compiled by Jonathan Mayo, and Scout.com from Kiley McDaniel.
Each is different, however.
MLB.com ranks 100 players. Otherwise, Kolten Wong at 55 would not have made an MLB.com top 50 list....
ST. LOUIS -- Kevin Siegrist won't fib.
"Occasionally, the rookie lefty says.
And why wouldn't he? An instant confidence boost is a quick glance at a stat sheet -- or a couple of laptop clicks -- away. His numbers have caught the attention of opposing teams, after all. He might as well study them, too.
"I don't try to look at them too much,"...
ST. LOUIS -- Cardinals left-hander Tyler Lyons could have made Mike Matheny's job a little easier Monday night.
If Lyons had turned in a lights-out performance against the Reds, giving him another start would be an easy call. But the 25-year-old pitched just well enough to make the decision just less than obvious about whether he will get the ball Sunday at Pittsburgh.
The St. Louis Cardinals demoted Tyler Lyons to Triple-A Memphis, a day after the lefty started against the Reds, and recalled reliever Fernando Salas to boost the bullpen.
Lyons is 2-4 with a 4.73 ERA in nine games for St. Louis, and allowed one earned run in five innings with no decision in a win over Cincinnati. He's 7-2 with a 3.39 ERA in 16 starts at Memphis.
The St. Louis Cardinals have a bonafide ace in Adam Wainwright. The veteran is the leader of this staff and is a legit Cy Young Award candidate and, assuming he would be on full rest, would be the easy choice to start Game 1 of any playoff series for the St. Louis Cardinals.
But who would start Game 2?
Many have felt that Lance Lynn would be the guy to fill that role, but Lynn has...
ST. LOUIS -- Allen Craig hit his first career grand slam with two out in the seventh inning, helping the St. Louis Cardinals rally for an 8-6 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Monday night.
Matt Holliday also had a long three-run homer as St. Louis moved into sole possession of first place in the NL Central for the first time since July 29. The Cardinals lead idle Pittsburgh by a...
The St. Louis Cardinals are locked in a contentious NL Central race, and they have plenty of matchups with the other two contenders over the next two weeks.
In the first of 13 games against the other top division rivals, the Cardinals will try to take sole possession of first place for the first time this month while topping the Cincinnati Reds on Monday night.
The Cardinals (76...
Allen Craig hit his first career grand slam with two out in the
seventh inning, helping the St. Louis Cardinals rally for an 8-6
win over the Cincinnati Reds on Monday night.
As most of you know by now, I am a 5th year pharmacy major at Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana. Thus, in order to watch the Cardinals while at school, they either have to be on national television or playing against the Cincinnati Reds. Well, tonight, I was lucky enough to catch the action on Fox Sports Ohio. However, I don’t think lucky is the right word to describe...
The St. Louis Cardinals moved into sole possession of first place in the NL Central for the first time since July 29 after Allen Craig hit his first career grand slam with two out in the seventh inning, helping the Cardinals rally for an 8-6 win over the Cincinnati Reds.
Craig is now 6-for-7 with 15 RBIs in two-out, bases-loaded situations.
Matt Holliday also had a long three...