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Those who stayed up late on Friday night witnessed a most disappointing loss by the St. Louis Cardinals. A combination of intentional and unintentional walks by the Cards and Fernando Salas resulted in a walk-off win by the Los Angeles Dodgers.
It is bad enough to lose a game in walk-off fashion, but for it to occur as the result of a base-on-balls has to be the worst of the worst.
I asked researcher Tom Orf how often this has occurred, both for and against St. Louis. It is a fairly rare occurrence. Specifically, a game-ending free pass was issued by Cardinals pitching 21 times in the last 60 years. Almost half – 10 of the 21 – occurred in extra innings. At least three were rain-shortened games, which could be eliminated from consideration.
Among the 19 Cardinals pitchers to share this unfortunate event are current team television commentators Al Hrabosky and Ricky Horton. Nelson Briles did it two times, including a wild pitch walk with a runner on third that ended a 1967 contest. ...
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The Cardinals continued the tradition started last year of wearing outrageous outfits on the team's West Coast road trip, photos of which were uploaded by David Freese.
The St. Louis Cardinals decided to dress up for their short road trip from San Francisco to Los Angeles on Thursday. Even though it looks like they were headed to a costume party, the actual theme for the trip was “tacky tuxedos.” As you can tell, some of those were pretty ugly looking outfits.
Here’s a rundown of what some of the players were wearing:
Jason Motte went camo...
The Matt Adams era has begun.
The highly touted prospect was called up from Triple-A Memphis Sunday when the club placed first baseman Lance Berkman on the disabled list with an injury to his right knee.
Adams, who hit .340 with nine home runs, 10 doubles and 27 RBI in 37 games for Memphis, arrives with plenty of hype after speeding through the Cardinals farm system with some impressive...
The Cardinals' defense, at the top of the charts statistically for much of the season in the National League, sprang a few leaks on Thursday. And a still laboring right-hander Adam Wainwright was unable to stem the tide as the Cardinals lost a 7-5 verdict to San Francisco.
Rookie Matt Carpenter, probably unfairly exposed to a giant right field in AT&T Park, missed connections...
When the St. Louis Cardinals started the season with an 11-5 record and a substantial lead in the NL Central, everything looked sunny in Baseball Heaven. Then the dreaded injury bug visited and slowly but surely Cardinals players have checked in to the disabled list.
Relief pitcher Kyle McClellan, and outfielders Jon Jay and Allen Craig all went to the disabled list this week.
St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Lance Berkman injured his right knee while taking a throw at first base during the second inning of Saturday night's game against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Berkman stretched out to take the throw from shortstop Rafael Furcal, and kept his left foot anchored on the bag for the third out of the inning. Berkman hopped a few feet before slumping...
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Lance Berkman injured his right knee while taking a throw at first base during the second inning of Saturday night's game against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Berkman stretched out to take the throw from shortstop Rafael Furcal, and kept his left foot anchored on the bag for the third out of the inning. Berkman hopped a few feet...
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The St. Louis Cardinals placed first baseman Lance Berkman on the 15-day disabled list Sunday because of an injured right knee.
Berkman was hurt while stretching for a throw from shortstop Rafael Furcal on Justin Sellers' groundout in the second inning of Saturday night's 6-0 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers. Berkman will have an MRI exam Monday in St...
Fearing for the worst, Cardinals reliever Kyle McClellan got some good news Friday afternoon.
McClellan thought he might be gone for the season after leaving Thursdays game in San Francisco with elbow pain. But after returning to St. Louis to be examined by Cardinals head team physician Dr. George Paletta, the outlook appears better.
Fridays examination revealed a strained flexor...
Questions about the health of the 2012 St. Louis Cardinals started popping up before the ink was dry on the contracts signed by Rafael Furcal and Carlos Beltran.
But those two players were not at the front of the line for treatment from the Cards medical staff. That spot belonged to Chris Carpenter, much like his rotation counterpart Adam Wainwright in 2011. Losing Ace 1A certainly...
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Table of Contents
Here’s the table of contents for today’s edition of Daily Notes.
1. Featured Game: St. Louis at Los Angeles NL, 22:10 ET
2. Other Notable Games (Including MLB.TV Free Game)
3. Today’s Complete Schedule
Featured Game: St. Louis at Los Angeles NL, 22:10 ET
Status Update: St. Louis Offense
As of Friday, St. Louis continued to lead the majors both in batter WAR...