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Some sports writers and a good number of St. Louis Cardinals’ fans
have started to wonder what’s wrong with Allen Craig? The man is healthy, he
appears in nearly every game, and yet he just can’t seem to hit a home run to
save his life. The team, the fans, and sports writers all expect good things
out of Craig. Maybe he should be flattered that they are so concerned.
It’s a strange Twilight Zone-esque commentary coming from
the media. You can sit and watch Allen Craig knock in run after run while
simultaneously hearing about his growing number of plate appearances without a
home run. It feels odd to criticize a player’s performance at the dish while he
is actually giving the team precisely what it pays him to: produce runs.
Is he as good as 2012? Not yet. In 2012, Craig ended with a
.307 average, and a .876 OPS. He’s well short of that now, at .263/.652.
However, it’s interesting to note that he’s already racked up 18 RBIs. That’s
the same number of RBIs he totaled in 201...
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MLB News: On Friday the St. Louis Cardinals purchased the contract of infielder Jermaine Curtis of Triple-A Memphis to take the spot of first baseman Matt Adams who was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right oblique muscle.
Fantasy Ramifications: Curtis has no fantasy value unless you are looking for a part time player who has a solid batting average and nothing...
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...
Rookie Matt Adams of the St. Louis Cardinals, who is batting .542 in eight games, has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right oblique.
Adams hasn't played since he had two hits in a 7-3 loss to Philadelphia on Sunday. He was scratched from Monday's game at Washington after complaining of soreness.
The 24-year-old Adams has three home runs, eight RBIs...
The St. Louis Cardinals added a relative unknown to their roster on Friday. Who is he and why might be be in the majors?
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...
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
St. Louis Cardinals reliever Marc Rzepczynski goes by the nickname "Scrabble," and it's no surprise why.
In a league that has, in recent years, seen a Grudzielanek, a Mientkiewicz, a Samardzija, a Pierzynski, a Francoeur and a Nieuwenhuis, among others, Rzepczynski's name may be the toughest to spell of them all.
Just how difficult is it to spell Rzepczynski?...
(AP) -- Following impressive wins in their respective road series, the St. Louis Cardinals and Pittsburgh Pirates appear to be playing with some confidence as they open a three-game set.
Right-hander Lance Lynn will try to build on an outstanding performance and pitch the Cardinals to a fourth straight win Friday night when they host the Pirates, who are also trying to extend their...
ST. LOUIS (AP) Lance Lynn pitched seven innings of one-run ball to extend his winning streak to nine games and Carlos Beltran homered from both sides of the plate and drove in three runs to lead the St. Louis Cardinals to a 9-1 win over Pittsburgh on Friday night in a game that saw two Pirates and their manager ejected.
Matt Carpenter and Beltran started the game with home runs...
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...
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…
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Ho hum. Another series win for the Blazin’ Buccos. What’s most surprising? The Division standings? The fact that the Pirates have taken care of some of the best pitchers in the league? Or is it the fact that they have the best TOOTBLAN differential in the league? Whatever makes your leg tingle just go with it.…