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Tony La Russa
Boston Red Sox
St. Louis Cardinals
Los Angeles Dodgers
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At some point in his career as a Major League Baseball manager, Mike Matheny is going to experience life as a normal baseball team, one that doesn’t come within a couple games of the World Series.
For now, he might as well enjoy one of the most successful starts to a managing career in the history of baseball, one that is even better than his predecessor and future Hall of Famer Tony La Russa.
The Cardinals hired Matheny before the 2012 season even though he had no prior managing experience once La Russa retired after he won his second World Series title in St. Louis in 2011.
And Matheny has had almost nothing but success since.
Except for the three games the Cardinals lost to allow the San Francisco Giants the National League berth in the 2012 World Series, Matheny has had few disappointments.
He led the Cardinals to an 88-74 record, a wild-card berth and one win from the World Series in 2012, and he has had an even better second season.
The 2013 Cardinals tied the Boston Red Sox ...
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The St. Louis Cardinals were not happy with Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig’s antics on the base paths Monday night in Los Angeles. The Cardinals are not the first team this season that has taken offense to the rookie’s antics. When Puig hit a long drive to right field, he first stood in the batter’s box and watched the ball, then when he realized it wouldn’t...
Even with the success of the N.L. Central-winning St. Louis Cardinals, for starting pitcher Chris Carpenter, the 2013 season is one to forget — mainly because he did not get to participate on the field. In fact, Carpenter, the Cardinals, and fans all wonder if he will ever pitch in the Majors again. If he does not, then Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak is prepared to offer...
According to the Chicago Tribune and Chris Carpenter’s agent Bob LaMonte the long time Cardinals pitcher will retire when the 2013 season is officially over.
Now Carpenter hasn’t officially made his announcement yet to the media but should do so very soon. The 38 year old pitcher will more than likely become a part of the teams coaching staff more than likely a pitching coach...
This postseason, Chris Carpenter has become an inspirational and informational leader for the Cardinals, unable to actually help them on the field as he recovers from shoulder surgery. That may have just become a permanent role.
According to the Boston Globe , the one-time Cy Young winner who did not pitch in 2013 and made only three starts in 2012 will retire at some point during...
David Freese is in the lineup for St. Louis against Los Angeles in Game 4 of the NL championship series.
The third baseman left the fifth inning of Game 3 on Monday night with tightness in his right calf after he appeared to tweak his calf on a swing. He had just singled for the Cardinals' first hit of the game.
Manager Mike Matheny said Freese had more of a cramp than anything...
The Yankees are a team that could use some bat power, and Carlos Beltran would reportedly be more than happy to lend his services. Let's make it happen Yankees!
Beltran is set to be a free agent and according to CBS Sports, the Cardinals slugger wants to wear the pinstripes:
Beltran once again "would strongly consider" signing with the Yankees when he...
LOS ANGELES -- Certainly, the Cardinals are an excellent team. To take a 2-0 lead in the NL Championship Series, they have to be.
Still, they're not good enough to give away games and reach the World Series. Remember last year? Up 3-1 in the NLCS, the Cardinals handed the Giants four runs in Game 5, their bats turned cold and they ended up at home for the World Series.
Adam Wainwright didn’t bring his “A” game to the mound or the batter’s box on Monday night.
During his at-bat in the sixth inning of Game 3 of the NLCS against the Los Angeles Dodgers, the Cardinals’ starting pitcher accidentally tossed his bat into the cameramen section after fouling off a pitch. Wainwright would eventually ground out to third for the first out of the...
St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright wasn’t thrilled following Game 3 of the National League Championship Series, and it wasn’t just because he took the loss against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Wainwright didn’t pitch poorly by any stretch of the imagination — he gave up just two runs over seven innings — but the Cardinals couldn’t push any runs of their own across...
David Freese was replaced by Daniel Descalso after tweaking his ankle in the fifth inning.
St. Louis Cardinals third baseman David Freese left in the fifth inning of Game 3 of the National League Championship Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers with an apparent ankle injury.
Replays showed Freese tweak his ankle while fouling off a pitch against Hyun-jin Ryu. Freese pulled into...
Michael Wacha pitched into the seventh, and the St Louis Cardinals bullpen combined to shutout the Los Angeles Dodgers for the second straight day and winning 1-0 Saturday for a 2-0 lead in the NL Championship Series. Relievers Randy Choate and Carlos Martinez pitched the eighth for St. Louis before turning it over to Trevor Rosenthal.
The Cardinals managed only two hits off...
The St. Louis Cardinals lost Game 3 of the NLCS to the Los Angeles Dodgers, but during the contest they also lost third baseman David Freese. The veteran experienced tightness in his calf, and Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times reports that Freese is considered day to day due to his ailment.
David Freese left game with tight right calf. Day to day.
— Bill Shaikin (@BillShaikin...
LOS ANGELES -- If the pattern holds, the Cardinals' offense will break through Tuesday night.
That would be the every-fourth-game pattern, of course. Think about it. The Cardinals opened the postseason with a nine-run outburst against the Pirates. The bats then turned cold for three games. Just in time for Game 5 of the NL Division Series, they woke up and scored six runs....
After winning Game One and Two of the NLCS in St. Louis the Cardinals received a harsh reminder that there was another really good team in this series when the Dodgers shut them out 3-0 in Game Three Monday night in LA--and couple of the Cardinals are not real happy with how the Dodgers did it
Adam Wainwright wasn't too fond of either Gonzalez or Puig after...
After Yasiel Puig showcased an epic (but premature) bat flip celebration in Game 3 of the NLCS against him on Monday, Adam Wainwright tried one of his own while at the plate in the top of the sixth inning. It was a little bit too aggressive, however, as the bat was flung all the way to the photographers pit just beside the Dodgers dugout. I know Wainwright isn’t paid to perform...