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The Cardinal Nation blog:
Through the first half of May, there is considerable excitement among St. Louis Cardinals fans because of the team’s fast start.
Manager Mike Matheny’s second club has won exactly two-thirds of its games, with 26 victories in 39 contests. The team has the exact same .667 winning percentage at home (12-6) and on the road (14-7). The Cards have won 12 of their last 14 and hold a 2 ½ game edge over the Cincinnati Reds in the National League Central Division.
With the invaluable assistance of researcher Tom Orf, here are the Cardinals records through May 15 since the start of the La Russa era in 1996. They are listed starting with the most recent.
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In case you haven't heard by now, Chris Carpenter is attempting to make another comeback from the shoulder issues that have plague him the last two years.
Initially it was reported that the Cardinals were hoping that Carpenter could join the bullpen at some point this season. However, recent reports indicate that he is conditioning himself to be a starter.
While its great...
ST. LOUIS Randy Choate has pitched for seven teams in his 13-year career. The 37-year-old reliever is the oldest player on the St. Louis Cardinals' active roster, which means he's got a lot of wisdom to share with newcomers.But this season, on this team, few have needed it.
"I think you have to tell them more when they look like they start to get overwhelmed,"...
St. Louis Cardinals fans are buzzing about the possibility of another miracle comeback by 38-year old ace Chris Carpenter. When news broke on May 5 via Joe Strauss of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that Carpenter has an inclination to make a comeback to help an ailing bullpen, the legend of Chris Carpenter immediately started to grow even larger.
After he completed his third throwing...
ST. LOUIS If you expected the rookie to show something, anything, you just don't know him very well.
"That's the kind of guy he is," Cardinals infielder Matt Carpenter said. "We've had some experience with him at Spring Training. And just kind of getting to know him personally I mean, he's a very cool, calm, collected kind of guy."
Who knew that St. Louis Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright had such smooth moves?
Watch as Adam and teammate Yadier Molina break it down in the Cardinals dugout during their victory over the New York Mets back on Monday:
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ST. LOUIS (AP) St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Jake Westbrook has received another elbow treatment, the Associated Press has learned, likely pushing back his return.
The right-hander is on the 15-day disabled list with elbow inflammation and had been scheduled to throw Friday. He told the AP he had an injection to his elbow Friday.
Rookie John Gast is set to make his second start in...
The biggest catch of Ty Wigginton's career didn't happen on the baseball diamond, but rather in a closet.
That's right. Twelve seasons in the big leagues playing numerous positions and yet the most glorious snag of the Cardinals' utility man's life happened in the same spot where he hangs his shirts and pants.
Back in December 2006 while at home in North Carolina...
ST. LOUIS (AP) Rookie Shelby Miller followed up his nearly perfect one-hitter with 5 2-3 scoreless innings and the Cardinals scored the go-ahead run in the seventh on a wild pitch in a 4-2 victory over the New York Mets on Wednesday night.
Rick Ankiel's two-run homer off rookie Seth Maness (3-0) tied it in the top of the seventh and was his first against the team that converted...
ST. LOUIS (AP) Daniel Murphy and David Wright combined for five hits and three RBIs against Adam Wainwright and the New York Mets snapped a six-game losing streak with a 5-2 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday.
Jonathan Niese (3-4) allowed two runs on six hits in 7 1-3 innings, his longest outing of the season. He ended his four-game losing streak over five starts since...
Two clear front-runners for the National League Rookie of the Year award have emerged through the first quarter of the season, St. Louis’s Shelby Miller and the Dodgers’ Hyun-Jin Ryu. Both started the season well. Ryu has had a couple rough outings and bounced back from them, and Miller has been dominant in every start except two where he failed to get out of the sixth inning...