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Yadier Molina went on the 15-day disabled list at the beginning of the month with a right knee sprain. He returned on August 15 and has shown no ill effects from his stay on the DL. Molina has started in nine of 11 games and is 15 for 39 since returning. Heis batting .366 in his last ten games and .335 overall, to lead the NL in batting average. The Brave’s Chris Johnson is four points behind. He has ten home runs and 60 RBIs. An argument can certainly be made for Paul Goldschmidt of the Arizona Diamondbacks. He is batting .298 with 31 homers and 101 RBIs. Or perhaps Freddie Freeman with his .313 BA, 16 HRs and 85 RBIs.
But the fact is, not only is Molina leading in average, he is leading his team to wins. The Cardinals went 6-7 while Molina was on the DL. They relinquished their lead in the NL Central to the Pittsburgh Pirates just before he went on the DL and are just now recovering. Molina is tops in baseball when it comes to leading a pitching staff and is one of the be...
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The St. Louis Cardinals have used 10 different starting pitchers in the first four-and-a-half months of the 2013 season, and they will now likely have to play the rest of the season without Jake Westbrook, who started the pitching carousel when he originally went on the disabled list in May with elbow inflammation.
However, the Cardinals have shown they can withstand injuries to...
Last month, I showed how St. Louis Cardinals prospects stacked up on several national in-season list updates. Since then, two more notable rankings have been released. They are from MLB.com, compiled by Jonathan Mayo, and Scout.com from Kiley McDaniel.
Each is different, however.
MLB.com ranks 100 players. Otherwise, Kolten Wong at 55 would not have made an MLB.com top 50 list....
ST. LOUIS -- Kevin Siegrist won't fib.
"Occasionally, the rookie lefty says.
And why wouldn't he? An instant confidence boost is a quick glance at a stat sheet -- or a couple of laptop clicks -- away. His numbers have caught the attention of opposing teams, after all. He might as well study them, too.
"I don't try to look at them too much,"...
The St. Louis Cardinals demoted Tyler Lyons to Triple-A Memphis, a day after the lefty started against the Reds, and recalled reliever Fernando Salas to boost the bullpen.
Lyons is 2-4 with a 4.73 ERA in nine games for St. Louis, and allowed one earned run in five innings with no decision in a win over Cincinnati. He's 7-2 with a 3.39 ERA in 16 starts at Memphis.
The St. Louis Cardinals have a bonafide ace in Adam Wainwright. The veteran is the leader of this staff and is a legit Cy Young Award candidate and, assuming he would be on full rest, would be the easy choice to start Game 1 of any playoff series for the St. Louis Cardinals.
But who would start Game 2?
Many have felt that Lance Lynn would be the guy to fill that role, but Lynn has...
One swing from Allen Craig is greatly responsible for the St. Louis Cardinals being back alone atop the NL Central.
Facing Mat Latos could knock them off their perch.
Craig and the surging Cardinals will try to begin building a cushion in the division race Tuesday night when they try to solve Latos and beat the Cincinnati Reds again.
St. Louis (77-54) leads the Central by one...
ST. LOUIS -- Joe Kelly tossed six strong innings and Matt Holliday drove in a run for a seventh straight game, lifting the St. Louis Cardinals to a 6-1 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday night.
St. Louis has won six of its last seven, including the first two games of this three-game set. The first-place Cardinals have won eight of their last 10 against the third-place Reds...
ST. LOUIS -- Allen Craig hit his first career grand slam with two out in the seventh inning, helping the St. Louis Cardinals rally for an 8-6 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Monday night.
Matt Holliday also had a long three-run homer as St. Louis moved into sole possession of first place in the NL Central for the first time since July 29. The Cardinals lead idle Pittsburgh by a...
The St. Louis Cardinals are locked in a contentious NL Central race, and they have plenty of matchups with the other two contenders over the next two weeks.
In the first of 13 games against the other top division rivals, the Cardinals will try to take sole possession of first place for the first time this month while topping the Cincinnati Reds on Monday night.
The Cardinals (76...
As most of you know by now, I am a 5th year pharmacy major at Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana. Thus, in order to watch the Cardinals while at school, they either have to be on national television or playing against the Cincinnati Reds. Well, tonight, I was lucky enough to catch the action on Fox Sports Ohio. However, I don’t think lucky is the right word to describe...
Allen Craig hit his first career grand slam with two out in the
seventh inning, helping the St. Louis Cardinals rally for an 8-6
win over the Cincinnati Reds on Monday night.
The St. Louis Cardinals moved into sole possession of first place in the NL Central for the first time since July 29 after Allen Craig hit his first career grand slam with two out in the seventh inning, helping the Cardinals rally for an 8-6 win over the Cincinnati Reds.
Craig is now 6-for-7 with 15 RBIs in two-out, bases-loaded situations.
Matt Holliday also had a long three...