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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. When the text message arrived to his phone last December, Cardinals second base prospect Kolten Wong wasnt sure what to think.
When I first got the text message, I kind of thought it was a prank, Wong said.
The message said it was Matt Holliday and he wanted to invite him to St. Louis for a few days to work out, hit and get a chance to see the city.
You dont ever hear something like that, Wong said. I showed my dad and he was drawn back also because we hadnt heard of anybody doing that. I texted Matt back right away and said absolutely, Id love to come there and work out.
So Wong, the Cardinals first round draft pick out of the University of Hawaii barely five months earlier, took the three-flight, day-long journey across the ocean to St. Louis for an experience hell never forget.
And one that helped jumpstart his prominence in the Cardinals organization.
He basically took us around and showed us St. Louis and how he works out, Wong said. He took me to my fir...
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Courtesy: Cardinals Media Relations
ST. LOUIS The St. Louis Cardinals announced today that rookie right-hander Joe Kelly will make the start on Sunday (June 10) in the Cardinals series finale against Cleveland. The official transaction and corresponding roster move will be made prior to Sundays game.
Kelly, who turns 24 tomorrow, was the Cardinals 3rd round draft selection (98th...
St. Louis Cardinals rookie starting pitcher Joe
Kelly made his Major League debut on Sunday
at Busch Stadium. - Photo courtesy of Getty
Their was a lot of excitement surrounding the starting pitcher for the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday afternoon. Anytime a rookie pitcher makes his Major League debut, the home crowd at Busch Stadium is always excited to see what the rookie...
On Friday, I joined Rob Rains (without son and co-host) B.J. Rains on The Sports Zone Show on Sports Radio 1380 AM in St. Louis. Even if you are outside the St. Louis area, you can always catch the show’s live internet stream for free.
Our focus was on the decision that was facing the Cardinals as to the identity of their Sunday starter. As you’ll hear, I spent most of the time...
Carlos Beltran would prefer to hit in one spot every day. No matter where he lands on the lineup card, there's no arguing the results.
Primarily the St. Louis Cardinals' cleanup man, Beltran provided some pop batting second in a 2-0 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Saturday night. Beltran hit his National League-leading 17th home run in support of Kyle Lohse, who allowed...
St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina will hit third in the
Cardinals lineup on Saturday night for the first time in his
career. - Photo courtesy of Getty Images
The St. Louis Cardinals have lost seven of their last ten games. Anytime a team is in a funk, the manager generally tries to change things up to provide a spark
Cardinals rookie manager Mike Matheny did exactly...
The St. Louis Cardinals announced the signing of 27 of their 44 selections in the June first-year player draft. Among the signees were supplemental first-round picks Patrick Wisdom and Steve Bean, MLB.com reported. The Cardinals signed seven players drafted in the first 10 rounds. Another four of their 14 selections in the opening 10 rounds were still playing in the NCAA super...
St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Matt Holliday missed his second
consecutive game with back spasms, but manager Mike
Matheny feels Holliday should be ready for Tuesday's game
versus the Chicago White Sox. - Photo courtesy of Getty Images
On Saturday afternoon, St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny had planned on removing Matt Holliday from the three spot in the lineup...
The St. Louis Cardinals have announced their first group of signees from this week’s draft. 26 are college players.
Jason Kipnis hit a tiebreaking three-run home run off closer Jason Motte in the ninth inning and the Cleveland Indians beat the St. Louis Cardinals 4-1 on Sunday to take two of three in the interleague series.
Carlos Beltran homered for the second straight day to increase his National League-leading total to 18, and Joe Kelly allowed one run in five-plus innings in his major league...
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Jason Kipnis hit a tiebreaking three-run home run off closer Jason Motte in the ninth inning and the Cleveland Indians beat the St. Louis Cardinals 4-1 on Sunday to take two of three in the interleague series.
Carlos Beltran homered for the second straight day to increase his National League-leading total to 18, and Joe Kelly allowed one run in five-plus innings...
Jake Westbrook was happy to join a playoff contender when the St. Louis Cardinals acquired him from the Cleveland Indians two years ago.
The veteran right-hander would be happy to win a game at this point.
With the Cardinals back from a 10-game trip, the struggling Westbrook gets his first start against his former team Friday night when the Indians visit Busch Stadium.
Kip. Kip. Boom.
That’s the story of this one as Cardinals closer Jason Motte challenged Jason Kipnis with a 98 mph fastball that he deposited into the right field seats for a three-run homer that gave the Tribe a 4-1 victory. That Kipnis blast came after a dramatic bottom of the eighth where Vinnie Pestano walked the bases loaded with one out and then struck out Yadier Molina and...
Spanish-speaking St. Louis Cardinals attend thrice-weekly classes to learn English language skills.
Player of the Game
Johnny Damon was tonight's Player of the Game after he hit a 2-run home run in the 7th inning. Damon's score of 4.16 awarded him his 2nd PoG of the season. Also contributing tonight were Josh Tomlin with a score of 3.78, Carlos Santana, scoring 2.45, Michael Brantley with a 2.42, and Jason Kipnis with a score of 2.37.
The offense contributed...
(AP) -- Jake Westbrook was happy to join a playoff contender when the St. Louis Cardinals acquired him from the Cleveland Indians two years ago.The veteran right-hander would be happy to win a game at this point.With the Cardinals back from a 10-game trip, the struggling Westbrook gets his first start against his former team Friday night when the Indians visit Busch Stadium.From...