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Jaime Garcia picked up the St. Louis Cardinals’ first win of 2013 Tuesday night at Arizona. Last season, the left-hander made just 20 starts due to shoulder problems and went 7-7.
Wednesday night’s starter, Lance Lynn, seized an opening created by Chris Carpenter’s injuries last season and went on to collect a team-high 18 victories. New Milwaukee Brewer Kyle Lohse won 16 and lost just three. In his first year back from Tommy John surgery, ace Adam Wainwright was 14-13.
In the ERA department, the four returning starters – Garcia, Lynn, Wainwright and Jake Westbrook – were closely bunched last year. Their ERAs ranged from Lynn at 3.78 to Westbrook at 3.97.
Rookie Shelby Miller has joined the 2013 starting five as Lohse departed.
Currently on the disabled list, Jason Motte’s unusual record of collecting every save for the Cardinals since the start of last season will soon be broken. Uncertainly about his health means the closer situation is currently cloudy.
Now it is time to...
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The St. Louis Cardinals have one of the best uniforms in all of Major League Baseball and up until this year, had been one of the few organizations in baseball resistant to wearing alternate jerseys. The Cardinals have worn a Sunday hat during home games, but other than that, for several years, the Cardinals have wore red hats and white uniforms at home and grey jerseys and blue...
A few months after the St. Louis Cardinals lost Albert Pujols to the Las Angeles Angels, they signed catcher Yadier Molina to an extension. One can infer from the timing that, losing Pujols freed up the money the Cards needed to make the Molina deal and, with that, the Cardinals made Molina the face of the franchise.
Of course, ask any Cardinals fan back then who they would rather...
10 totally overblown snap observations from Opening Night @ Arizona Monday:
1) Carlos Beltran is 35. We're sure about that? Wait until he gets a hint of these 40 degree nights in St. Louis and the Cardinals might just be better off with the very rare 2 man outfield and take their chances.
2) Top of the 6th. Down by three runs. Need to get base runners. Leadoff hitter...
COMMENTARY | The St. Louis Cardinals ensured that a core of players would be in place when they offered long-term contracts to some of their most talented employees. Allen Craig received one of those contracts based on his potential.
If the Cardinals are going to be successful in 2013, that potential will need to be realized.
No one doubts Allen Craig‘s abilities when he...
Hot News for 3B David Freese
Ok, it took a while. But we're hooked on Vine.
Hadn't really found a great reason to Vine until last night. And then it dawned on us... HOME RUNS!
Behold... the magic of Vine:
PHOENIX (AP) -- Matt Holliday, Pete Kozma and Jon Jay homered and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 6-1 on Tuesday night to even their season-opening series at a game apiece.
Jaime Garcia (1-0) gave up two hits, one of them a solo homer by Miguel Montero, in 5 23 innings for the Cardinals. Holliday's two-run home run off Trevor Cahill broke a 1-1 tie in the...
Matt Holliday, Pete Kozma and Jon Jay homered and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 6-1 on Tuesday night to even their season-opening series at a game apiece.
Jaime Garcia (1-0) gave up two hits, one of them a solo homer by Miguel Montero, in 5 2-3 innings for the Cardinals. Holliday's two-run home run off Trevor Cahill broke a 1-1 tie in the sixth.
PHOENIX -- Something about Matt Holliday does not agree with Trevor Cahill.
The two have faced each other nine times, and Holliday has three home runs.
The first two, bases-empty homers in 2010, did not not keep Cahills team, then the A's, from a victory. This one did.
Holliday lined an off-the-plate low changeup into the left field seats for a two-run homer with one out in...
The St. Louis Cardinals opened the season in a competitive fashion in Arizona, splitting the first two games of the series, before dropping the final contest in a long, 16 inning affair last night. It was fight throughout with a Diamondbacks club that shows a lot of potential, but still is a frustrating effort, because of some of the details that led to the verdict. And while the...
We all know from reading numerous analyses that the Reds probably have the upper hand in the NL Central. The Cardinals rotation is a bit of a question mark, and the Cardinals lost Chris Carpenter, Rafael Furcal, and perhaps their closer (how long will Jason Motte be out? I don’t know if I want to know the answer). But let’s compare the two teams position by position, and try...
PHOENIX (AP) Ian Kennedy struck out eight in seven strong innings and the Arizona Diamondbacks used 15 hits to beat the St. Louis Cardinals 6-2 in their season opener Monday night.
Kennedy (1-0) allowed two runs on five hits with one walk.
St. Louis' Adam Wainwright (0-1) went six innings, giving up four runs, three earned, on 11 hits. He struck out six with no walks.