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NEW YORK (AP) Michael Wacha recovered from a wild start to earn his first major league win and Allen Craig hit a three-run homer for the St. Louis Cardinals in a 9-2 victory over the staggering New York Mets on Tuesday night.
Matt Holliday had three hits and the NL Central leaders took full advantage of a crucial error by new Mets first baseman Daniel Murphy, who was shifted over from second after slumping Ike Davis got demoted to the minors Sunday.
David Freese extended his career-high hitting streak to 20 games, longest in the National League this season, and Wacha (1-0) even knocked in a run with a groundout for his first RBI.
Omar Quintanilla homered for the Mets, who gave up seven unearned runs and lost for the seventh time in eight games since a season-best five-game winning streak that included a four-game sweep of the Subway Series against the New York Yankees.
Jeremy Hefner (1-6) had a 2-1 lead until St. Louis scored five unearned runs in the fifth inning, capped by Cra...
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Despite a rough first inning, in which he allowed 2 runs on 2 hits (including a homer) and 3 walks, Michael Wacha was able to settle down to earn his first major league win.
With Jake Westbrook set to return to the Cardinals rotation on Friday, early indications were that he would replace Tyler Lyons in the rotation, as that would be Lyons' normal day to start. However,...
Minor moves. Major problem.
That sentiment is essentially what the Mets hinted towards their fans this week when they demoted Ike Davis, Mike Baxter and Robert Carson to Las Vegas while designating Rick Ankiel for assignment.
The constant underperforming and lackluster baseball finally caught the wrath of GM Sandy Alderson. No more will there be any coddling or nurturing of their...
Don’t look now, but the St. Louis Cardinals currently have the best record in baseball. At 42-22, they currently sit 3.5 games above the Cincinnati Reds and 4 games ahead of the battling Pittsburgh Pirates. After missing the playoffs in 2010, the Cardinals have reached the post-season the last two years via a Wild Card spot.
However, their path to the playoffs the two previous...
ST. LOUIS -- During the past offseason, Matt Carpenter was talking with his mom about his future in the major leagues. Though Carpenter enjoyed a strong rookie season with a .365 on-base percentage in 340 plate appearances, his baseball future coming into 2013 was far from secure.
No one knew if he could become more than a utilityman in the big leagues. Not even Carpenter.
At least the Mets had one issue resolved Tuesday night, and that is who to demote from the rotation when Zack Wheeler is brought up. That will be Jeremy Hefner, who gave up five unearned runs.
The Mets are determined to bring up Wheeler despite questions of him not being ready because they desperately want a diversion to this already lost season. Hefner and Dillon Gee have pitched...
Two years ago, never in my wildest dreams did I think I would be typing the first six words of this post, but it’s true. Daniel Murphy has proven himself as a formidable second baseman in 2013, and jerking him around the diamond is not going to do him or the Mets any favors.
The 28-year old Jacksonville-native has had a remarkable year on both sides of the diamond this season,...
In an interesting move, the Mets drafted three high school players with their first three picks of the 2013 draft. They were all very interesting picks, as New York selected a first baseman, a right handed pitcher, and an outfielder, respectively.
When I mean interesting, I mean that they all have very, very high ceilings in their respective categories. Dominic Smith leads this pack...
The New York Mets may bring up top pitching prospect Zack Wheeler to start one of the games of a doubleheader at Atlanta on June 18.
''It's a possibility,'' Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said Monday. ''Quite possible.''
Alderson hinted at the likelihood of calling up Wheeler during an interview earlier in the day on WFAN and then spoke...
On Tuesday, it was reported that St. Louis Cardinals’ first round pick Marco Gonzales signed his professional contract. Gonzales is a left-handed pitcher out of Gonzaga University. This has not been confirmed by the St. Louis Cardinals yet.
Jim Callis of Baseball America tweeted out that Gonzales signed for 1.85 million dollars. The recommended slot value for Gonzales’ spot at...
The Baby Birds had a successful night going 3-1 as Peoria lost in the bottom of the ninth. Top prospects were on display for Memphis as Carlos Martinez, Oscar Taveras, Ryan Jackson, and Kolten Wong each played big roles in the Memphis win. David Popkins and Colin Walsh have been part of the reason the Palm Beach Cardinals have made a huge turnaround. Jacob Wilson continues to have...
Last week I received an email asking me if it was true that Mets GM Sandy Alderson was on the verge of breaking some long held major league record for the most consecutive losing seasons by a GM. Actually, it was an accusatory email also suggesting that I’ve become a shill for the Mets and that’s why I never post anything critical of Sandy. Obviously, this reader has me confused...
As many of you have heard, Zack Wheeler has been called up and the reason that this day was not sooner was because the New York Mets don`t want to pay him. For many Mets fans the Super Two rule is an unknown rule, however, for teams like the Athletics, Rays, and Padres the Super Two rule has been their bread and butter for years.
So what is the Super Two Rule? The Super Two rule...