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Note: This is a guest post from Jerry Modene. He is responding to concern expressed by some on The Cardinal Nation message board that St. Louis Cardinals starting pitchers are being overworked because they are pitching deep into games so often. Jerry did a bit of research to show that is not the case.
By Jerry Modene
Since we were wondering the other day about whether the St. Louis Cardinals starters (who have done very well this season) are being over-pitched, a look at the pitch counts for the first 23 games seems in order.
Adam Wainwright: 105, 101, 115, 87 and 113 in five starts. Average pitch count: 104.2. Entirely reasonable for an ace two years removed from Tommy John. Note that the 115 and 113 pitch counts came in games in which he pitched shutout ball for 9 and 8 1/3 innings, respectively, and also when he was piling up the K’s – which takes more pitches than a first-pitch groundout.
Jaime Garcia: 97, 96, 98, 72 and 89 in five starts. Average PC: 90.4. I am surprised his...
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The way Tom Hallion describes it, David Price swore at him with his body language in yesterday's game and he responded, verbally. This makes total sense to me. Lord knows I've seen plenty of bad body language. Having 3 small kids, it is a daily occurrence. So, from now on, you know what I'm going to do? Anytime I catch my kids using bad body language, I'...
The St. Louis Cardinals have purchased the contract of right handed pitcher Seth Maness. Blessed with exquisite control, and a solid arm, he should provide the Cardinals with a decent arm in the bullpen. He was pitching for Triple-A Memphis.
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Making a move to shore up a shaky bullpen, the St. Louis Cardinals have demoted struggling left-handed reliever Marc Rzepczynski to the minor leagues.
The decision Monday means for now that the Cardinals are keeping Mitchell Boggs on the active big league roster despite a 12.66 ERA.
St. Louis selected the contract of right-hander Seth Maness from Triple-A Memphis, and he was expected...
The St. Louis Cardinals' bullpen is in sorry shape, and the team is hoping to get closer Jason Motte back at some point this year. The right-hander offered good news yesterday, as he told Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com that he "felt good" after playing catch for the second consecutive day.
Motte -- who was diagnosed with a ligament tear in his right elbow earlier this...
The St. Louis Cardinals beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 9-1 Friday, but they had to survive another bad performance from reliever Mitchell Boggs while Joe Kelly once again proved he should be used more often.
Cardinals manager Mike Matheny didn’t give Boggs a chance to completely blow the 5-1 lead he had when he entered the game to start the eighth inning, but he did load the bases...
The St. Louis Cardinals added a relative unknown to their roster on Friday. Who is he and why might be be in the majors?
Seth Maness and Marc Rzepczynski change roster spots among six Monday transactions across the St. Louis Cardinals system.
Earlier this week, it appeared that the St. Louis Cardinals
could enter the trade market early in order to upgrade their bullpen. However,
Cardinals’ relievers have improved over the past week, and general manager John
Mozeliak told reporters – including John Paul Morosi of FOX Sports – that the
team isn’t going to look into acquiring bullpen help from outside the
The St. Louis Cardinals have placed infielder Matt Adams on the disabled list due to an oblique injury, according to Derrick Goold of The St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
#Cardinals place Matt Adams on the DL with oblique strain. #stlcards
— Derrick Goold (@dgoold) April 26, 2013
Adams suffered his oblique injury on Sunday. He attempted to suit up for Monday's series opener...
The St. Louis Cardinals and the Cincinnati Reds have become some of baseball’s most bitter rivals. Being two of the best teams in the National League seems to enhance the competitiveness felt between them and there is a fierce ongoing battle between the Reds and Cardinals fans and players.
The St Louis Cardinals are one of the oldest franchises in Major League Baseball and have...
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Mat Latos outpitched Adam Wainwright, extending his scoreless innings streak to 17, and the Cincinnati Reds got an RBI apiece from Joey Votto and Xavier Paul in a 2-1 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Monday night.
Aroldis Chapman worked a perfect ninth for his sixth save in six chances.
Yadier Molina had an RBI double off Jonathan Broxton that produced the...
(AP) -- The Cincinnati Reds didn't face Adam Wainwright in their visit to Busch Stadium earlier this month. They won't be so fortunate this time around.
Wainwright will try to help the St. Louis Cardinals avoid a season-high third consecutive loss on Monday night when these NL Central foes renew their rivalry.
Trying to build off a season-opening 4-2 homestand, the Reds...
After yesterday's late comeback victory, the Pirates find themselves in the same place that they were in when this series started on Friday -- a half-game behind the Cardinals. If the Pirates win today, they'll move into first place in the division and they'll ensure themselves at least five wins on this 10-game road trip no matter what happens in Milwaukee next week...
(AP) -- Shelby Miller is a big reason why St. Louis Cardinals starters own the best ERA in baseball.
The rookie will look to gain a measure of revenge against the only team to ever beat him Sunday when the Cardinals and visiting Pittsburgh Pirates complete this three-game set.
St. Louis starters have a 2.06 ERA, with the entire rotation allowing two earned runs over 33 2-3 innings...
Jonathan Sanchez is in the bullpen today. The fact that he is still on this team is outrageous to me. Not only is he terrible, he completely screwed the bullpen for the rest of this series. Sanchez should not get another start. Sanchez should not have the opportunity to stay on as a reliever. Phil…