Posted August 13, 2013 on stlcardinals.scout.com
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ST. LOUIS -- When the Cardinals optioned reliever Michael Blazek to Triple-A Memphis after Sunday's win over the Cubs, an active-roster spot was vacated. The Cardinals filled that spot Tuesday by recalling infielder Jermaine Curtis from Memphis. Curtis, 26, will be in the dugout when the Cardinals face the Pirates on Tuesday night. This is his second big league stint this season...

Molina chomping at the bit to make return - but rest will be key for remainder of season

ST. LOUIS -- Except for writing his name in the batting order, the Cardinals have given every indication that Yadier Molina's right knee has healed and he will return to the lineup Thursday afternoon. "Things look good right now," manager Mike Matheny said before Wednesday night's game against the Pirates. "I'm happy to be back tomorrow," said Molina...

Kozma is what we thought he is

To paraphrase another Cardinals former head coach, Arizona’s Dennis Green, St. Louis Cardinals shortstop Pete Kozma is what we thought he is. No one can take away the huge contributions made by Kozma last September, stepping in when Rafael Furcal went down and helping his club reach the playoffs. Still, only the very most optimistic could somehow convince themselves to believe...

Is Carlos Beltran already Hall of Fame bound?

When the St. Louis Cardinals signed Carlos Beltran prior to the 2012 to help try and fill the void left by the departure of Albert Pujols in free agency, St. Louis Cardinals fans knew that the club had brought in a really good player. Beltran had killed the Cardinals in the past, especially during a brief sting with the Houston Astros, and despite his elevated age, Beltran exceeded...

Recap: Cards top Buccos 4-3 in 14-inning marathon

ST. LOUIS -- Adron Chambers singled home the winning run in the 14th inning as the St. Louis Cardinals outlasted the Pittsburgh Pirates and cut into their NL Central lead with a 4-3 victory on Tuesday night. Sam Freeman (1-0) allowed a walk in a scoreless 14th for the Cardinals, who saddled the Pirates with their fourth straight loss and pulled within two games of them with a win...

Cardinals' Carlos Beltran dealing with bruised foot

The St. Louis Cardinals defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates last night, pulling within two games of the Buccos in the National League Central. Considering the importance of the series, Cardinals outfielder Carlos Beltran told reporters -- including Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com -- that he feels he needs to be in the lineup despite his lingering foot injury. Beltran exited a game early...

St. Louis Cardinals: Jon Jay deserves more credit for team’s 14-inning win over Pittsburgh

The St. Louis Cardinals, after watching ace Adam Wainwright surrender a 3-0 lead early to the first-place Pittsburgh Pirates, miraculously fought all the way back to force extra innings before eventually winning on an Adron Chambers single in the bottom of the 14th inning to win 4-3. There were plenty of heroes in this game for the Cardinals. Wainwright himself was a hero. He had...

Matt Holliday sprains his ankle but X-Rays are negative

Matt Holliday had to leave las night’s 4-3 victory over the Pirates in the 10th inning with a right ankle sprain. Good news though: X-rays came up negative and now he’s considered day to day. Before he left he went 2-for-4 with a walk and extended his hitting streak to 10 games. So even if this is a good medical report losing him for even a game against the Pirates is gonna be a blow.

Johnson City remains top market in Cardinals system

SportsBusiness Journal has released its fifth installment of its every-other-year rankings of 235 minor league markets. The study encompasses 408 teams in five sports, including minor league baseball, of course. Others are basketball, hockey, indoor football and soccer. The St. Louis Cardinals minor league affiliate cities from Double-A to short-season rookie level scored as follows...

Cards face Pirates in a three-game, not-yet-must-win series

ST. LOUIS -- With two more series to come with the Pirates after this week, this upcoming three-game set hardly is a must-win for the Cardinals in the race for the NL Central. Only three games separate the teams heading into Tuesday night. But in the race for respect, the Cardinals could use a couple of victories. Their struggles against Pittsburgh are not limited to this season...

Cards win in 14, inch closer to Bucs

Both teams all but cleared their benches trying to end it. One of the St. Louis Cardinals' substitutes finally came through. Adron Chambers singled home the winning run in the 14th inning for his first RBI of the season, and the Cardinals outlasted the Pittsburgh Pirates and cut into their NL Central lead with a 4-3 victory on Tuesday night. ''Oh man, that was amazing...

Cardinals 4, Pirates 3(14)

Adron Chambers singled home the winning run in the 14th inning as the St. Louis Cardinals outlasted the Pittsburgh Pirates and cut into their NL Central lead with a 4-3 victory on Tuesday night. Sam Freeman (1-0) allowed a walk in a scoreless 14th for the Cardinals, who saddled the Pirates with their fourth straight loss and pulled within two games of them with a win in the 4-hour...

Cardinals minors recap: Peoples-Walls leads Johnson City to DH sweep

The Baby Birds finished 3-4 on Sunday as Memphis won and Johnson City swept a double-header. Springfield, Peoria, Palm Beach, and State College all lost. Here are quick game summaries followed by the official box score: Memphis beat Reno 6-4 on Sunday. Mike O’Neill had three hits and a run scored out of the lead-off spot. Greg Garcia added two hits and an RBI. Brock Peterson had...

Pirates-Cardinals Preview

The Pittsburgh Pirates' three-game NL Central lead over the St. Louis Cardinals can partially be attributed to their play against their division rival. Now it's the Cardinals who feel like they have something to prove against the upstart Pirates. St. Louis has juggled its rotation so Adam Wainwright can start Tuesday night's opener of this much-anticipated three-game...

Game # One Eighteen

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