Found June 18, 2012 on Fox Sports Midwest:
ST. LOUIS Jason Motte knows what the scouting reports say about him. "I'm a fastball pitcher," Motte said. But that doesn't mean he plans to change anything. Despite a recent rough patch that included his fourth blown save of the season Sunday, Motte says he will continue to pitch the way he always has. Fast. The hard-throwing Motte was one strike away from earning his 15th save of the season Sunday. Instead he tied Heath Bell for the National League lead in blown saves when the Royals' Billy Butler turned on his 99 MPH fastball and sent it deep into the seats in left to tie the game. "He guessed right and was able to hit it out of the ballpark," Motte said. "It was pretty much the same pitch as the one that he swung right through the pitch before. He's a good fastball hitter and it obviously wasn't up enough or whatever but he was able to get the barrel on it. "I don't know if he shorted up or just cheated and was hoping...

Jason Motte Hates Your Dad

No time for pleasantries, people. We have a code red, DEFCON 3 situation on our hands and his name is Jason Motte. You guys, what is the DEAL with this asshole? I mean, no offense to the Kansas City Royals or all six of their fans, but this game today was simply embarrassing. It's Father's Day, for crying out loud! And for reasons that are frankly NONE OF YOUR BUSINESS...

DH will come in handy for banged-up Cardinals

The Cardinals will be the last team to use a designated hitter in interleague play this season when they play six games on the road at Detroit and Kansas City, starting Tuesday night. Their first nine interleague games were played at home. Manager Mike Matheny said he likely will rotate his regular outfielders, Matt Holiday, Carlos Beltran and Allen Craig, at DH. Holliday, especially...

The Woes of Shelby Miller

Shelby Miller started the season as the St. Louis Cardinals’ top prospect and ranked as a top 10 prospect in baseball. But as the season has progressed, it appears that he’s regressed. Granted, he’s on his first stop in Triple A, the Pacific Coast League is a hitters league, and he’s young for the league. There really isn’t a reason for the struggles, based off his history...

Cardinals prepare for designated hitter in Detroit

The two MLB leagues having different numbers of teams, 16 in the National League and 14 in the American, meant interleague play was never symmetric. Being in the oddball six-team NL Central often meant the St. Louis Cardinals were in the midst of the resulting scheduling irregularities. This season is no different. When the Cardinals take the field in Detroit Tuesday night, they...

Jake Westbrook is getting ground balls, but no results

Jake Westbrook is getting the ground balls he covets, but little end results. - (Photo credit: Wikipedia) St. Louis Cardinals starter Jake Westbrook has struggled over his last several starts.  The Cardinals have won just one of his last seven starts.  The lone win came in his most recent outing against the Chicago White Sox. Despite the lack of results, Westbrook has not been...

New I-40 Cup to recognize Cardinals-Brewers Triple-A annual winner

As National League Central Division rivals, the St. Louis Cardinals and Milwaukee Brewers play frequently. In fact, it is almost one-tenth of the season – 15 times in 2012. That does not include the possibility of the post-season, where the two clubs met in last year’s Championship Series. Their Triple-A clubs, the Memphis Redbirds and Nashville Sounds, also compete in the same...

Cardinals to rotate designated hitter use

The St. Louis Cardinals move into Detroit and Kansas City with plans to share the designated hitter role to rest banged up starters.

Cardinals minor league ranks pruned

A number of St. Louis Cardinals minor leaguers have been released, retired or are unsigned after having been reported as signed. Injury and position change news is also included.

Where to be Concerned With The Cardinals?

I’ve been looking at the total runs that the Cardinals have scored and allowed to see if there are trends that impact the team. You can see from the numbers that there is a certain line where the team goes from winning to losing. Run Differential The Cardinals have a run differential of +53 (tied for first in the NL with the Dodgers), which is exceptional. Their high point was...

Cleto: Extra reliever not needed

Hot News for P Maikel Cleto

Jon Jay takes swings, will start rehab assignment with Memphis

Jon Jay's ailing shoulder is feeling better and the center fielder will soon begin a rehab assignment with Memphis later this week. - (Photo credit: Wikipedia) St. Louis Cardinals center fielder Jon Jay has been on the disabled list since May 16 with a shoulder injury that he actually suffered way back April 19 after crashing into the Busch Stadium outfield wall.  Since Jay...

Cardinals sign four pitchers for Johnson City

The St. Louis Cardinals have increased their post-draft free agent signee crop to seven with four former college pitchers, all assigned to the Appalachian League.

All-Star memories: Jeff Montgomery

Royals Hall of Fame closer Jeff Montgomery had his shoe company to thank for not being nervous about his first All-Star Game appearance in 1992. Prior to the game in San Diego, Reebok asked Montgomery and another Reebok representative, St. Louis Cardinals catcher Tom Pagnozzi, if they would take part in a publicity stunt. Reebok had just introduced its "Pump" shoe to...

Detroit Tigers Defeat St. Louis Cardinals With Early Offense, Win Third Game in a Row

Not getting a win for a while seems to have frustrated Justin Verlander, and the National League is starting to pay the price. For the second game in a row, he took his frustration out on an unlucky opponent from … Continue reading →
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