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The St. Louis Cardinals struggle against left-handed pitching so goes conventional wisdom. I really can’t remember a time that this wasn’t said. During the 80’s, The Cards struggled against lefties like Sid Fernandez (as if any of The Cardinals today have anything at all to do with the players in the 80′s) while being able to score runs off of great right-handers like Nolan Ryan. It was credited to the fact that Fernandez was a lefty and not the fact that at his height, he was almost at the level of Ryan as a pitcher.
I bring up the past, not because it means anything to today, but I wonder if that conventional wisdom that is part of the team’s history may be why people are so quick to repeat it today. The point is, if The Cardinals struggle off of a righty, the struggles are credited to other factors. But against lefties, it’s almost always credited to the fact he is just a lefty.
So with the playoffs coming up, and some great lefties on the horizon like Francisco Liriano and Cla...
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The big question regarding the Cardinals going ahead is how will all of the assets they have fit into one roster. While there is no clear solution to that question yet, one thing that is for certain is that the biggest variable is the team’s most versatile player, Matt Carpenter.
Whenever the 2013 season comes to a close, the season’s steadiest question will quickly become its...
Hey, guess what day it is. The St. Louis Cardinals definitely know. Seen here is a Vine video taken by Cardinals pitcher Joe Kelly showing a couple of his teammates parading around the clubhouse in a camel suit in honor of hump day. In case you have been living under a rock, Wednesday has become America's unofficial favorite day of the week ever since this Geico commercial...
ST. LOUIS -- It seems like every time the TV cameras point inside the Cardinals' dugout these days, one player in particular is smiling like he's having the time of his life.
First baseman Matt Adams certainly has reason to be enjoying September.
Thrust into everyday duty for the longest stretch of his young career, Adams has responded in a big way. He has slugged five...
Adam Wainwright dodged the silver bullet last night in Colorado and picked up his 17th win in 2013.
Yes, that was an attempt at Coors humor. No, we won't be doing that again.
Much like every good internet surfing session, soon it became evident that a game-recap wasn't needed. Because did you know that there are about a million YouTube videos of Adam Wainwright dancing...
Joe Kelly had to exit his start yesterday after five innings with a calf issue. The St. Louis Cardinals starter did not appear to be battling a specific injury, but he was experiencing some soreness in the calf that forced him from the game. After he completed the fifth frame, Kelly was removed by manager Mike Matheny.
According to Ian McCue of MLB.com, Kelly wanted to go...
With the St. Louis Cardinals having splitting four at Colorado following their discouraging 15-inning loss on Thursday, the club flew to Milwaukee for a weekend series against the Brewers. St. Louis’ lead dropped to one game over Pittsburgh, which plays third-place Cincinnati (two games back), at home.
Here are the probable matchups in Milwaukee:
Fri., Sept. 20: Shelby Miller...
This is one of the most bizarre things I've seen happen on a baseball field. During Monday night's Cardinals-Rockies game, Michael Cuddyer fouled a ball off of the mask of Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina. The foul ball actually smashed Molina's mask so perfectly that a screw came loose from his mask and fell into the dirt. Check out the below screengrab, or fast forward...
It'll take something greater than a calf sprain to knock Cardinals
hurler Joe Kelly out of action. The right-hander effectively dismissed
his calf issue which cropped up during St.Louis's 11-4 win on Tuesday
night, and forced him to be removed from the game after five scoreless
innings pitched. Kelly, remains confident that he will make his next
The St. Louis Cardinals had their bid for sole possession of first place spoiled by the Colorado Rockies, whose game-winning rally saw a key contribution from Todd Helton in one of his final games at Coors Field.
Coming off his first loss in more than three months, it will be Joe Kelly trying to spoil Helton's farewell homestand when he takes the mound for St. Louis on Tuesday...
Assuming Matt Holliday stays healthy...
No moths in the ears. No balls to the balls...
Sometime around mid-May of 2014 he'll have officially played more games as a Cardinal than he did as a Rockie. (698 to 638 currently).
How'd that happen?
Beyond Todd Helton (and maybe Dante Bichette... MAYBE), Matt Holliday is the face of the Rockies.
ST. LOUIS -- Carlos Beltran just wants to play.
Whether it's April or September. Whether he's hitting or slumping. Whether his team is winning or losing. Every game he's fit, the 36-year-old right fielder wants to be in the lineup.
"When you're healthy and you're getting a day off, to me, it doesn't help," Beltran said before a game last weekend...
St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Matt Adams has been dealing with elbow issues over the past year. The ailment crops up from time to time, and last night was one of those unfortunate occasions. Adams was forced to exit Wednesday's contest against the Colorado Rockies after aggravating his right elbow injury, and Ian McCue of MLB.com believes it's unlikely the slugger will...
Adam Wainwright … why?
Whatever Adam Wainwright gave away early as he groped for the feel on his pitches the Cardinals ace got back on his own later — and then some.
Never once did he lose his grip on the game.
Before Wainwright could get his first out Wednesday at Coors Field the host Colorado Rockies had a two-run lead and two more runners on base. Wainwright escaped the first found his curve and...
A rare letdown by the bullpen kept the St. Louis Cardinals from moving into first place alone.
The relief corps was touched up for four runs in the eighth inning of a 6-2 loss to the Colorado Rockies on Monday night.
Charlie Blackmon had three hits and three RBIs for the Rockies, who prevented the Cardinals from taking over sole possession of the NL Central lead. They remained...