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KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) -- Joe Kelly remembered his last game appearance, when there was a lot more had stake.
Pitching for the first time since the NL championship series, Kelly opened his bid for a spot in the St. Louis Cardinals' starting rotation with two hitless innings in Friday's 8-8 tie against the Houston Astros.
"There were no people calling me names out there today," Kelly said. "Warming up today in the bullpen, we had Cardinal fans down there, cheering you on, instead of people using derogatory terms and just screaming out hate and blasphemy towards you."
Among three candidates to replace the injured Chris Carpenter in the Cardinals' rotation, Kelly walked one hitter in each inning. He's competing with Shelby Miller and Trevor Rosenthal, and was the last of the three to pitch in an exhibition game.
"For the past three days I've been reminded by everyone in the clubhouse: Are you ever going to pitch?'" Kelly said. &qu...
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PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina has seen all he needs to see from pitching prospect Michael Wacha.
"I think that guy right now can pitch in the big leagues," Molina said. "That's the way I look at it. He's got great stuff. He has great presence on the mound. I feel that guy can pitch right now in the big leagues. He has great command...
If you were lucky enough to be in attendance for the St. Louis Cardinals' 8-2 Grapefruit League victory over the Miami Marlins on Thursday afternoon in Jupiter, Florida, you would have seen an odd sight. The best defensive catcher in baseball, Yadier Molina, started the game at first base.
Molina has dabbled at first base on rare occasions in the past as a late inning replacement...
For the second consecutive day, the St. Louis Cardinals' offense pounded the baseball all over the yard in route to an easy 8-2 victory over the Miami Marlins in Jupiter, Florida on Thursday afternoon.
The offense has looked good thus far across the board and rookie Oscar Taveras was the story on Thursday. The high-profile prospect blasted a grand slam home run to help the...
I don’t have a deep thought for the day. It is more of an honest question, posed directly to fans of teams other than the St. Louis Cardinals. Ideally, I’d like to hear from those who closely follow successful organizations that have also recently been among those ranked as having some of the best collections of prospects in the game.
Q: When your team’s system was its fullest...
Five St. Louis Cardinals players will soon be taking leave from the club’s spring training camps to participate in the 2013 World Baseball Classic.
Major Leaguers are catcher Yadier Molina and outfielder Carlos Beltran of Puerto Rico, right-handed reliever Mitchell Boggs with USA and right-handed reliever Fernando Salas from Mexico. Double-A right-handed pitcher Richard Castillo...
The St. Louis Cardinals’ Hall Of Fame pitcher Bob Gibson was born in 1935 in Omaha, Nebraska. He spent his youth there, eventually graduating from Omaha Tech high school, where he was named to the All State Basketball team. He later attended Creighton University and eventually started his professional baseball career with the Cardinals Triple-A affiliate in 1957, which was...
Carlos Beltran and Jake Westbrook limped to the St. Louis Cardinals' clubhouse moments apart Thursday, which made manager Mike Matheny glad it was still only February.
Beltran bruised the little toe on his right foot when he was hit by a pitch in the first inning of the Cardinals' 8-2 victory over the Miami Marlins. Westbrook bruised his left leg below the knee on a grounder...
The United Cardinal Bloggers is having its annual preseason Roundtable discussion this month, where a variety of topics surrounding the St. Louis Cardinals organization are presented, and then analyzed by the membership. Yesterday was my day to poise my question, and the direction of choice was to cover the past, present and future, all in wrapped up in one.
Since the current ownership...
Adam Wainwright struggled with location in his second spring-training start, giving up five runs and eight hits over three innings Saturday in the St. Louis Cardinals' 6-2 loss to the Washington Nationals.
Gio Gonzalez won his second exhibition start for the Nationals, allowing two runs and five hits in three innings.
Kurt Suzuki doubled off the Cardinals' ace leading off...
- As noted earlier, Wade Barrett attended the premiere of "Dead Man Down" Tuesday night in Los Angeles. WWE Studios Twitter posted a photo from the event with the a caption that reads, "#BarrettBarrage hits Hollywood. @WadeBarrett at last night's red carpet premiere of #DeadManDown. @WWE @WWEUniverse"
- Big Show was in attendance at the Virginia Tech at...
- As noted earlier, Wade Barrett attended the premiere of “Dead Man Down” Tuesday night in Los Angeles. WWE Studios Twitter posted a photo from the event with the a caption that reads, “#BarrettBarrage hits Hollywood. @WadeBarrett at last night’s red carpet premiere of #DeadManDown. @WWE @WWEUniverse”
- Big Show was in attendance at the Virginia Tech at Miami Hurricanes...