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The St. Louis Cardinals offense was too hot to handle in the National League Championship Series.
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Cardinals manager Tony La Russa said Sunday that the use of bench players is not a major concern, noting that several of them have gotten starts at some point in October.
The 2011 World Series kicks off on Wednesday night, with the St. Louis Cardinals hosting the Texas Rangers to start this best of seven series. Which team has the advantage? I have watched both teams throughout this postseason and they match up well. So instead of going stat crazy, below are my cut and dry [...]Read the rest of 2011 WS Preview: St. Louis Cardinals at Lady Loves Pinstripes...
We're knee deep in the second round, guys. Oliver Perez became our first semifinalist as he beat Cole Hamels ... convincingly ... 42-19. So now we move on to the next vote: (3) Tony Bernazard vs. (6) Yadier Molina:How they got here:Bernazard and Molina both dispatched of their first round opponents fairly easily. Bernazard trounced Richie Hebner 52-11, while Molina defeated...
All around the victorious St. Louis clubhouse Sunday night, David Freese’s manager and peers interrupted their merrymaking long enough to praise Freese to anyone who asked.
The Cardinals are in the World Series largely thanks to their ace, Chris Carpenter, who has led them all autumn with their season on the brink. The Rangers are in the World Series largely in spite of their ace, C.J. Wilson, whose brilliant regular season has been obscured by playoff hiccups.
Albert Pujols and Josh Hamilton in a matchup of MVP sluggers. Nelson Cruz and David Freese becoming bigger names with each home run swing. Pitching staffs full of shaky starters and shutdown relievers. Plus a Rally Squirrel and the Claw. The Texas Rangers and St. Louis Cardinals with a lot symmetry, all set to get acquainted in the World Series.
MILWAUKEE -- An afterthought in early September, the St. Louis Cardinals are taking their wild ride to the World Series. David Freese hit a three-run homer in the first and manager Tony La Russa turned again to his brilliant bullpen for seven sturdy innings as St. Louis captured its 18th pennant with a 12-6 victory against the bumbling Milwaukee Brewers Sunday night at Miller Park.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — David Freese hit an early three-run homer and manager Tony La Russa turned again to his brilliant bullpen for seven sturdy innings as the St. Louis Cardinals captured their 18th pennant with a 12-6 victory over the bumbling Milwaukee Brewers on Sunday night.
Albert Pujols and the wild-card Cardinals took out the heavily favored Phillies in the first round, then...
David Freese hit a three-run home run in the first inning as the St. Louis Cardinals roughed up Milwaukee pitching on the way to a 12-6 victory in Game 6 of the NLCS on Sunday night, a win that sent the Cardinals to the World Series.