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Special appearance to discuss new St. Louis Cardinals second baseman Kolten Wong on ESPN 1420 Radio in Honolulu.
Following second baseman Kolten Wong’s major league debut with the St. Louis Cardinals on Friday afternoon, I joined hosts Chris Hart and Gary Dickson on the “Sports Animals” show on ESPN 1420 Radio in Honolulu.
The background about how the Hawaiian native reached the majors, a recap of his first game in the bigs offensively and defensively, how he may be used the rest of the way this season as well as what the future may bring for Wong were all topics of discussion.
Click here for audio: Brian Walton with Chris Hart and Gary Dickson (11:11)
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The St.Louis Cardinals have announced that they will promote second baseman Kolten Wong before Friday’s contest with the Chicago Cubs. Wong is currently enjoying success for the Cardinals Triple A affiliate Memphis Redbirds where he is hitting .306 in 463 plate appearances thus far this season. Wong has also chipped in with 10 home runs and 20 stolen bases for the Redbirds but...
The St. Louis Cardinals came away from Chicago with two victories in three games over the Chicago Cubs as the team now moves on to Milwaukee and another winnable series.
The Chicago series marked the debut of second baseman Kolten Wong, who finished without a hit in two starts. But despite the lack of success at the plate in his debut, Wong should still get a bulk of the playing...
After Thursday’s thrilling walk off win, the Cardinals continued to make the future the present, by promoting second baseman Kolten Wong from Triple-A Memphis. The latest pull from the club’s minor league talent pool is sure to spark an immediate debate about who should be in the daily starting lineup (a la Matt Adams), but what’s for certain is that the club is completely...
ST. LOUIS -- When ranking the Cardinals' MVP candidates at the three-quarter mark of the season, you start -- and finish -- with Yadier Molina.
But as obvious as Molina's value is to the Cardinals, the candidates for runner-up MVP aren't so easy to distinguish.
Do you like Allen Craig's majors-best .461 batting average with runners in scoring position and team...
While the St. Louis Cardinals were able to activate one catcher yesterday, they also lost another for a significant period to injury. St. Louis activated All-Star backstop Yadier Molina from the disabled list, making room for him on the roster by placing Tony Cruz on the DL with a fractured forearm, according to Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com.
Cruz is dealing with a stress fracture...
Yadier Molina returned to the field on Thursday after sitting on the disabled list for 15 days while inflammation in his sprained right knee subsided, and according to Jenifer Langosch and Chad Thornburg of MLB.com, manager Mike Matheny will give him more rest than usual down the stretch. He hasn't been in the lineup since July 30th.
The Cardinals' plans for Molina is...
Joe Kelly has been the best starting pitcher for the St. Louis Cardinals since the All-Star break. Including a brief stint back in the bullpen, Kelly has been one of the top pitchers in baseball since mid-June.
The table below is a breakdown of his statistics since June 14th:
Jun 14 to Aug 17
The St Louis Cardinals have called up second baseman Kolten Wong, one of their top prospects, from AAA Memphis. He should arrive in time for Friday’s game with the Chicago Cubs.
He was hitting .303 in Memphis with 10 home runs, eight triples and 21 doubles. In his last 10 games at Memphis, he was hitting .351.
Wong sat out Thursday night’s game for Triple-A Memphis against Colorado...
Weekly St. Louis Cardinals-focused chat on KXnO FOX Sports Radio 1460 in Des Moines.
Late Thursday afternoon, I joined Jim Brinson on KXnO FOX Sports Radio 1460 in Des Moines in our regular series to discuss the St. Louis Cardinals, “Cardinal Talk.” This time, we briefly discussed the recently-ended home series win over the first-place Pittsburgh Pirates.
The Cardinals have won eight games (out of 23) since July 25. Joe Kelly has won three and started another Cardinals victory in that streak.
Yadier Molina has caught two games since coming of the disabled after suffering a right knee sprain. The Cardinals have won both. You may draw your own conclusions.
Kelly who has given up one or no runs in three of those four starts blanked...
CHICAGO (AP) Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright struck out 11 and allowed one run through seven innings, and Jon Jay drove in four runs with a homer and double to lead St. Louis to a 6-1 win over the Chicago Cubs on Sunday.Matt Carpenter singled in two runs in the third to help back Wainwright (14-7), who was in command and allowed just five hits and one walk after going 0-2 in his previous...
Yadier Molina hit a two-run homer, Joe Kelly threw six scoreless innings and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Chicago Cubs 4-0 on Saturday.
Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro was pulled shortly after making a mental mistake that let the Cardinals score in the fifth.
The Cardinals led 1-0 and had the bases loaded with one out when Castro caught a popup by Matt Carpenter in short left...
It was a 2-5 night for the Baby Birds as State College and Johnson City won, while Memphis, Springfield, Palm Beach, Peoria, and the GCL Cards all lost. Young pitching prospects Alex Reyes (pictured) and Rob Kaminsky were solid in their starts.
Here are quick game summaries followed by the official box score:
Memphis lost to Omaha 5-4 on Saturday. Jermaine Curtis has two of the...
Cardinals righthander Adam Wainwright hadn’t won a game for nearly a month. But he still is tied for the National League in wins at 14 after a dominant seven-inning 11-strikeout performance against the Chicago Cubs on Sunday.
Wainwright winless in four starts since July 21 was the staff ace he had been for much of the season raising his record to 14-7 and his mark at Wrigley Field...
Bottom of the 5th inning. First three batters of the inning reach for the Cardinals and Lance Lynn comes up to bat with no outs and Danny Descalso on first base.
The Cardinals had gotten tagged for 4 runs in the top of the inning, so this rally was not just welcome, but needed. And yes, in the parlance of this week, three consecutive hits and 2 runs scored...