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Although the St. Louis Cardinals looked poised for another exhilarating run to a championship while up three games to one on the San Francisco Giants in the NLCS, the Giants came back to win the series. Instead of looking at the series as a complete failure by the Cardinals, a more realistic view might show the Giants were simply a better team in 2012.
Sure, the Cardinals had Chris Carpenter, Adam Wainwright and Kyle Lohse, a trio of starting pitchers who have a combined three Cy Young awards and 30 wins this season. They also had a lineup that had the fourth highest batting average in Major League Baseball.
Unfortunately, the Giants had a team better equipped to win baseball games. There’s probably a reason they won 94 games and the Cardinals won 88. The Giants have a lineup that can produce runs without hitting a homerun. They had 31 RBIs in the NLCS compared to 19 for the Cardinals.
The Giants also have really good pitching. That shouldn’t have been a surprise to people who foll...
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In every summer’s draft, there seems to be one or two players who are reported as signed by the St. Louis Cardinals, but end up not becoming a professional.
The reason could be cold feet, a misunderstanding or perhaps a medical problem. Usually, the specific details of individual cases do not come out.
That isn’t the case with 2012 34th round selection Mark Trentacosta. The left...
ST. LOUIS - Mike Matheny hasnt had much time to sit and reflect on his recently completed first season as a big league manager. But the Cardinals skipper plans to do that soon, hopefully in a deer stand somewhere within Americas wilderness.
By that point, Matheny will hopefully be able to find the positives from a season that finished in heartbreak and disappointment. The first...
Lance Berkman had a rough season hitting as many homers as he had knee surgeries (2). He was coming off a ‘11 campaign where he hit .301/.412/.547 with 31 HR's, 94 RBI's, 90 runs and a .959 OPS. But he was bitten hard by the injury bug which has put his future and career in doubt.
Joe Strauss of The St. Louis Post-Dispatch caught up with Berkman after the Cardinals were...
Catcher Yadier Molina is the glue that holds the St. Louis Cardinals together. It should come as no surprise he is our selection as The Cardinal Nation/Scout.com Player of the Year.
The St. Louis Cardinals finished second in the National League Central Division for the third consecutive year, making the playoffs as the new second wild card. First of three articles summarizing the 2012 season.
ST. LOUIS - Jon Jay may win a Gold Glove at some point in his career. It wont come this year.
Rawlings announced the finalists for the Gold Glove Awards Monday and the talented Cardinals outfielder was not among the three National League finalists for center field. Selected instead were Michael Bourn of the Atlanta Braves, Andrew McCutchen of the Pittsburgh Pirates and Drew Stubbs...
When the St. Louis Cardinals really needed him, Kyle Lohse stepped up with his best-ever season.
St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina easily had his best offensive season of his career. Molina hit .315 on the season with a career high 22 home runs and 76 RBI's this season while helping to anchor the middle of the Cardinals batting order.
While Molina's offense has improved tremendously, his defense has always been a strength and 2012 was no different.
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