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Rookie pitcher Joe Kelly has been a pleasant surprise this year, subbing for the injured Jaime Garcia and giving the Cardinals a chance to win each of his seven starts to date.
But there was a point last season when his current success didnt look possible.
Kelly started 2011 at High-A Palm Beach, where he went 5-2 with a 2.60 ERA in 12 starts before earning a promotion to Double-A Springfield. But soon after he turned 23 last June, things started to go sour with his new team.
As the innings started to mount and the summer heat got hotter, Kelly began to struggle. He walked too many batters. He gave up an unusually high number of hits. His season, and potentially his career, had taken a turn for the worse.
I lost it and got away from my routine, Kelly said during a recent interview with FOXSportsMidwest.com. I wouldnt say I stopped working out and stuff but I wasnt as mentally tough last year as this year and it got to me. I wasnt mentally tuned out but I was just a little lackad...
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ST. LOUIS, Mo St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Chris Carpenter underwent neurogenic thoracic outlet surgery earlier today in Dallas, Texas. The procedure was performed by Dr. Greg Pearl.
Carpenter, 37, will remain in Dallas for recovery the next couple of days before returning to St. Louis to begin his rehabilitation. The anticipated time of rehabilitation is 2-to-3 months and Carpenter...
MILWAUKEE Lance Berkman figured skipping a rehab assignment might cause him to not see the ball well or feel uncomfortable in the box his first few games back.
He didnt expect to not have any bat speed.
The Cardinals wanted the veteran to play a few minor league games after missing nearly two months due to knee surgery, but Berkman declined and said he felt good enough to work...
The second half has not begun the way the St. Louis Cardinals would have envisioned. The club lost five of six road contests to National League Central Division rivals Cincinnati and Milwaukee.
During that stretch, the games were close. The Cardinals received good pitching, but the offense often misfired when it mattered most. They had plenty of scoring chances, though. The problem...
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The St. Louis Cardinals have started the second half of 2012 just 2-5, dropping key games to division rivals as they get ready for the pennant race that will ensue throughout August and September.
Sitting five games behind the first place Cincinnati Reds in third place in the National League Central Division, the defending World Series...
After ending the pre-All Star break of their schedule with a rush to close six games over .500, the Cardinals have jammed it in reverse. They finished a disastrous 1-5 trip to division rivals Cincinnati and Milwaukee, with every loss seeming much the same. They are only two over .500 with 70 games to play.
Wednesday, they left the bases loaded in the ninth when first baseman Lance...
The St. Louis Cardinals’ sputtering offense scored early against Chicago on Friday night at Busch Stadium and Kyle Lohse did the rest.
As an appetizer to Sunday’s Hall of Fame inductions, the three greatest living St. Louis Cardinals managers will be recognized in Cooperstown on Saturday.
The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum will celebrate Red Schoendienst, Whitey Herzog and Tony La Russa during the Awards Presentation at 4:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, July 21 at Doubleday Field. The three managers guided...
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Jake Westbrook worked seven innings of three-hit ball and the St. Louis Cardinals finally backed him -- and then some -- by tying a 76-year-old major league record with seven doubles in a 12-0 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Saturday night.
Rafael Furcal's go-ahead single in the seventh turned out to be a mere appetizer as the Cardinals also matched an 86...
Jake Westbrook worked seven innings of three-hit ball and the St. Louis Cardinals finally backed him - and then some - by tying a 76-year-old major league record with seven doubles in a 12-0 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Saturday night.
Rafael Furcal's go-ahead single in the seventh turned out to be a mere appetizer as the Cardinals also matched an 86-year-old franchise record...
St. Louis Cardinals weekly chat on KXnO FOX Sports Radio 1460 in Des Moines.
Late Friday afternoon, I joined Jim Brinson and Joe Quinn on KXnO FOX Sports Radio 1460 in Des Moines in our regular series to discuss the St. Louis Cardinals, “Cardinal Talk.” We set up the home weekend series as the Cardinals entertain the Chicago Cubs along with the usual MLB discussion.
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Kyle Lohse worked seven strong innings and the St. Louis Cardinals' slumbering offense ended Ryan Dempster's 33-inning scoreless streak with a three-run first in a 4-1 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Friday night.
Matt Holliday added a home run estimated at 469 feet, the longest at 7-year-old Busch Stadium, in the third inning.
Lohse (10-2) won his fourth...
The St. Louis Cardinals’ third-round draft pick from last month talks about his experiences in moving from college to the professional ranks.
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The Cruddy Show was back at it, this time on a Thursday night. Host Corey Rudd led his panel of distinguished, but yet very ordinary guests in yet another discussion of St. Louis sports. Anthony Wiber, Brad Bumpus, and Mike "Big Red" Levin joined as guests...