Found August 26, 2012 on STLSportsMinute:
Lance Berkman is thinking about retiring after the 2012 season. - (Photo credit: Wikipedia) After being an integral part of the St. Louis Cardinals miracle World Series run in 2011, Lance Berkman's 2012 season has been beyond frustrating. One season after looking revived and young again, Berkman has been injury riddled and snake-bit this season.  The switch-hitting first baseman has appeared in just 28 games this season.  Berkman, who is currently on a rehab assignment with Triple AAA Memphis, is attempting his third comeback from the disabled list this season. But according to what Berkman told Joe Strauss of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Saturday, it may be the last time the slugger tries to comeback.  Berkman told Strauss that he may be headed towards retirement after this season. "I don't want to rule anything out. But if you asked me right now I'm leaning toward not playing next year.  I don't want to say for certain because I don't want to do lik...

Cardinals manager Mike Matheny warms up reliever before ninth inning

St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny served as "bullpen catcher" during the middle of the ninth inning on Sunday. - (Photo credit: Ranken Jordan) St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny is just a few years removed from playing behind the plate everyday throughout the grueling 162 game baseball season. At 41 years of age, Matheny is still a pretty fit guy.  The...

Xavier Scruggs: The cage and the fans

St. Louis Cardinals Double-A first baseman Xavier Scruggs is back with news from Springfield.

Kelly, Craig spark Cards comeback over Cincy

Joe Kelly relieved Lance Lynn and Allen Craig hit a game-tying three-run homer Friday night as the Cardinals roared back with six in the sixth to defeat the Reds in game one of their big weekend series.

Exploring the Arsenal – Kyle Lohse

Exploring the Arsenal will run prior to each game, providing you with a brief scouting report on the starting pitcher expected to oppose the Pirates. The chart below shows the horizontal and vertical movement of every pitch thrown by that particular pitcher in 2012. This chart is from the catcher’s point of view. Click here for a general guide to pitch types and classifications...

Holliday powers Cardinals past Reds

CINCINNATI (AP) -- Matt Holliday had four hits and four RBIs, Adam Wainwright won his fifth consecutive start and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Cincinnati Reds 8-2 on Sunday. Allen Craig homered and drove in three runs as St. Louis handed the Reds just their second series loss in 13 sets since the All-Star break. The Cardinals have won five of six to move within six games of...

Cardinals 8, Reds 2

Matt Holliday had four hits and four RBIs to help the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Cincinnati Reds 8-2 on Sunday. Allen Craig homered and drove in three runs as St. Louis handed the Reds just their second series loss in 13 sets since the All-Star break. The Cardinals have won five of six to move within six games of the NL Central-leading Reds. St. Louis' 17 hits are the most...

Cardinals demote Lynn

The St. Louis Cardinals have gotten tired of waiting for starting pitcher Lance Lynn to turn things around. The team removed Lynn from the starting rotation today after lasting only two innings last night. They’ve decided he’ll pitch out of the bullpen, his role in 2011. Based on his performance over the last couple months I can’t say I blame them for the move. @dgoold...

St. Louis Cardinals Voted As Having Best MLB Uniforms In ESPN Poll

The St. Louis Cardinals are known around the league by many as having one of the classiest franchises and fans in all professional sports. They have a timeless tradition that includes many of the greatest players ever to step on the diamond. And now, they have been recognized for their traditional look on the field. A recent ESPN poll has voted the Cardinals as sporting...

Holliday homers to lead Cards over Pirates

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Matt Holliday hit a tiebreaking home run and Kyle Lohse won his eighth consecutive decision, leading the St. Louis Cardinals to a 4-3 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday night. Holliday led off the sixth inning with his 24th homer, a drive to right field off A.J. Burnett that put St. Louis ahead for good at 3-2. Lohse (13-2) pitched five innings before...

MLB Insiders: St. Louis Cardinals

The Pirates open a three-game series with St. Louis on Monday night at PNC Park. Right-hander A.J. Burnett toes the rubber for the Bucs. The Cards will counter with right-hander Kyle Lohse.

Game 128: Cardinals 2, Reds 8

Eight is the magic number of runs to score to win so far in this Reds-Cardinals series. St. Louis scored 8 and won the first game, and the Cincinnati Reds scored 8 yesterday to win the second of the three-game series. Mike Leake started for the Reds against Jaime Garcia, in what looked like a wild mis-match in favor of the Cardinals. It didn’t turn out that way. Leake wasn’t...

Cardinals-Pirates Preview

Things have changed in a major way in the seven days since the St. Louis Cardinals and Pittsburgh Pirates met in one of the season's most memorable games. The Cardinals have been surging and the Pirates have been stumbling since they played a 19-inning thriller, and the final 2012 series between these NL Central rivals and wild-card contenders begins Monday night at PNC Park...

Pittsburgh Pirates vs. St. Louis Cardinals – Game 128

If you don’t want to read the vitriol below here is Mellie’s recap. Many are saying this series is it.  That this series will make or break the Pirates.  Allow me to call ********.  This series isn’t it.  This team is done.  Not only will they need the grace of God himself to make the [...]
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