Found May 16, 2013 on STLSportsMinute:
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 session in the last week on Wednesday, Cardinals fans are as confident as ever that they will get their "baseball Jesus" back. But what should we expect from Chris Carpenter if he indeed is able to make it all the way back to pitch for the Cardinals in 2013? Can he start? Will he be effective as a reliever, a role unfamiliar to him? If Carpenter is healthy, that is one thing. If he is going to be effective is another. Check out my take over at Yahoo! Sports which focuses on the fact that the Cardinals should only throw Carpenter back out on the hill if he is not only 100 percent healthy...

St. Louis Cardinals records through May 15

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...

Rookie pitchers are owning the spotlight in St. Louis

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,"...

Grand slam brings relief to Cardinals' Freese

ST. LOUIS David Freese has heard from pretty much everyone. That's how it works when you're the local kid playing for the hometown team. When your swing is sweet, the attention is great. When you're stuck the stinkiest stretch of hitting you've ever had, it can be a little much. "There are so many people trying to help me," Freese said. Whether it comes...

Cardinals pitcher gets another injection

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...

Freese hits slam, Cardinals hold off Brewers 7-6

ST. LOUIS (AP) David Freese hit a grand slam for his first homer of the season, and the St. Louis Cardinals used a five-run first inning to beat the Milwaukee Brewers 7-6 on Friday night. The Brewers made it close on a pair of three-run homers by Aramis Ramirez off Jaime Garcia before losing for the 13th time in 15 games. The bottom four spots in the lineup were a combined 0 for...

Cardinals utility man delivered youngest son in a closet

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...

Cardinals get to Mets bullpen in 4-2 win

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...

Cardinals minor league injury news: 05/18/13

Status of 17 injured, rehabbing and transferred St. Louis Cardinals minor league players.

Game preview: Cards look to continue feasting on Brewers

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The St. Louis Cardinals have given their outstanding rotation the best run support in the NL, though no starter has benefited from that production more than Lance Lynn. With the right-hander going for his seventh win, the Cardinals look to keep rolling Saturday night at Busch Stadium against a Milwaukee Brewers team they've dominated this season. St. Louis...

Recap: Mets 5 Cardinals 2

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...
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