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Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak said that most of the roster decisions were pretty clear before the Pittsburgh Pirates toppled the Cincinnati Reds in the wild-card playoff and advanced to the National League division series.
The Pirates' win just offered the finishing touch.
Edward Mujica will serve as "a righthanded reliever" according to Cardinals manager Mike Matheny and he will be one of the eight relievers on the 25-man roster for the St. Louis Cardinals. Michael Wacha and Shelby Miller will be available in relief for Thursday's Game 1 of the best-of-five series Matheny confirmed.
That leaves Joe Kelly stationed as the team's Game 3 starter. Matheny declined to announce the Game 4 starter.
Here is the roster the Cardinals are taking into the NLDS:
Lineup (8): Matt Carpenter Carlos Beltran Matt Holliday Matt Adams Yadier Molina Jon Jay David Freese Daniel Descalso.
Rotation (5*): Adam Wainwright Lance Lynn Joe Kelly Michael Wacha Shelb...
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ST. LOUIS -- Edward Mujica is on the Cardinals' roster for the NL division series -- even after losing his job as closer in mid-September.
St. Louis manager Mike Matheny said Wednesday that Mujica's role would be "right-handed reliever." Mujica likely made it at the expense of rookie lefty Sam Freeman.
Matheny also said there wouldn't be any lineup wrinkles...
ST. LOUIS -- Cardinals manager Mike Matheny typically does not like to reveal any more of his plans than he must. Keeping with his close-to-the-vest ways, he did not say who would be starting Game 3.
But he might have dropped a pretty nice hint when he said that Shelby Miller and Michael Wacha will be available to work out of the bullpen Thursday. The implication: Joe Kelly will...
ST. LOUIS -- Carlos Beltran hit the monster homer and Adam Wainwright delivered the dominant start for the St. Louis Cardinals Thursday afternoon.
But as Wainwright dissected the 9-1 victory over the Pirates in the NL Division Series, third baseman David Freese was the player he called, "St. Louis' version of Mr. October."
"He doesn't need to be saying that...
ST. LOUIS -- Too bad balloting for the NL MVP award closes before the playoffs begin. If voting members of the Baseball Writers Association of American had another week, they would have been able to watch the top three candidates on the same field at the same time during the Pirates-Cardinals NL Division Series.
Maybe then they would cast their votes for the right man. Based on...
On Thursday, St. Louis Cardinals' manager Mike Matheny named Joe Kelly as the Game 3 starter of the NLDS against the Pittsburgh Pirates. The game is scheduled for a Sunday start at 4:30 PM Eastern Time in Pittsburgh.
As reported by Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com, Kelly was a logical choice given his
success on the road and specifically at PNC Park this season. In two ...
ST. LOUIS -- On the day of the NL Wild Card game last year, Seth Maness was traveling from his North Carolina home to California.
He says he boarded his flight right around the time the Braves' Andrelton Simmons hit that lazy infield fly that led to all sorts of controversy in the Cardinals' 6-3 victory.
"I didn't hear what happened until I landed," Maness...
The St. Louis Cardinals chose Michael Wacha over fellow rookie Shelby Miller to start a potential Game 4 of the NL division series.
Miller led major league rookies with 15 wins but Wacha (4-1, 2.78) is fresher and gets the nod Sunday against Pittsburgh's Charlie Morton (7-4, 3.26). Manager Mike Matheny said it was hard to ignore Wacha's near no-hitter against the Nationals...
Fan-freaking-tastic. A young Pittsburgh Pirates fan would have had to miss watching his favorite team’s Game 2 showdown with the St. Louis Cardinals if it weren’t for a note that excuses him from school just before game time as he has “Bucco fever” and has an appointment scheduled with Dr. McCutchen, as in Pirates center […]The post Young Pirates fan has note excusing him...
Adam Wainwright started the rally with a full-count walk. By the time it was over, the St. Louis Cardinals' ace had quite a cushion.
Carlos Beltran's three-run homer sparked an NL division series-record seven-run third inning and Wainwright kept the Pittsburgh Pirates down with seven stingy innings in a 9-1 rout to open their NL division series Thursday night.
Editor's note: Old Hoss Radbourn might be the best pitcher in baseball history that you have never heard of.
And rightfully so, since he pitched in the late 1800s .
The Hall of Famer put up legendary numbers in his 11-year career, with his best season coming in 1884 when he pitched the last 27 games for the Providence Grays. He won 26 of those outings and then picked up three...
The St. Louis Cardinals have released seven minor league players from six different levels of play.
We've broken down the positions, now it's time to look at the pitchers.
The match-ups have been set for GMs 1 & 2, with the Pirates looking to toss Liriano and Morton in GMs 3 & 4 versus the to be determined order from the Cardinals that will include Joe Kelly and Shelby Miller.
All WAR information is from FanGraphs.
GM1: Adam Wainwright (6.2) vs...
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Hi, honey! I know you are exhausted and probably getting some much deserved rest, but I just have a few quick things to say before you nod off.
First of all, I am so proud of you! Even though the Cardinals are widely regarded as a big mean bully in this NLDS series, you managed to go out there today and dazzle everyone with your charm and handsomeness and HOLY...