Found June 21, 2012 on STLSportsMinute:
Jake Westbrook pitched a complete game and picked up the win on Wednesday night against the Detroit Tigers. - (Photo credit: Wikipedia) St. Louis Cardinals starter Jake Westbrook entered Wednesday night's game against the Detroit Tigers coming off a positive outing last week in a win against the Chicago White Sox.   Despite being ranked second in Major League Baseball in ground ball to fly ball ratio, a staple of his success, Westbrook has a been a story of inconsistency all season and hoped to build upon his more recent outing.  After surrendering a third inning run, Westbrook tossed up nothing but donuts as the Cardinals beat the Tigers 3-1. Westbrook went the distance for his first complete game of the season, allowing just the one run, which was unearned on five hits and just one walk while striking out five. While Westbrook was dominant on the hill, the Cardinals offense had a bit of trouble with Tigers starter Rick Porcello.  The Cardinals managed to record 1...

Westbrook pitches Cardinals over Tigers

Jake Westbrook was masterful Wednesday night, keeping the St. Louis Cardinals and himself from falling under .500.

Starting pitching coming around for Cards

ST. LOUIS - Jake Westbrook's first complete game in more than two years Wednesday night did more than give the Cardinals a much needed win. It continued a trend of solid starting pitching that they hope is a sign of things to come. Westbrook allowed just one unearned run on five hits and a walk, working through the Detroit Tigers lineup with relative ease in a 3-1 Cardinals...

Cardinals welcome Jay, Matt Carpenter off DL

KANSAS CITY, Mo. The slumping St. Louis Cardinals offense is about to get a big boost. More than two months since injuring his right shoulder during a crash with the center field wall, outfielder Jon Jay has been activated from the disabled list and will likely be in the starting lineup Friday night against the Kansas City Royals. Utility infielder and outfielder Matt Carpenter...

Cardinals offensive woes continue

ST. LOUIS - Mike Matheny has stressed patience, saying almost daily that the Cardinals current offensive slide is nothing more than a blip on the radar of a long season. As the slump goes on, the dot continues to get bigger. The Cardinals scored three runs Tuesday night in a 6-3 loss to Justin Verlander and the Detroit Tigers. And while struggling to score is understandable against...

Matt Adams is starting to feel more comfortable

St. Louis Cardinals rookie Matt Adams is adjusting well to playing in Busch Stadium. -  (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Immediately after Matt Adams was initially called up and made his Major League debut, it was clear that the St. Louis Cardinals first baseman had the potential and talent to contribute in a big way. Adams started off hot in his first couple of games in a Major League...

Jake Westbrook’s Complete Game Gem Humbles Detroit Tigers, Halts Winning Streak

This season, the Detroit Tigers seem to be allergic to winning more than three games in a row. The chance of one more elongated winning streak died prematurely thanks to another terrible offensive effort, as the Tigers went down 3-1 … Continue reading →

Previously fruitful offense has hit a dry spell

The Cardinals, who still lead the National League in batting average (.273) and on-base percentage (.336) and are second in runs scored (336), have encountered an offensive brownout over the last 12 games. Those games all have been interleague games against the American League Central, and the Cardinals have won but five and have scored three or runs or fewer in 10 of them. In one...

Cardinals minor league ranks pruned

A number of St. Louis Cardinals minor leaguers have been released, retired or are unsigned after having been reported as signed. Injury and position change news is also included.

Cardinals-Royals Preview

(AP) -- Carlos Beltran admits it was an emotional time when the Kansas City Royals traded him eight years ago this weekend. However, it may be the Kauffman Stadium crowd that is feeling blue after he leaves town. Beltran returns to Kansas City for the first time Friday night when the St. Louis Cardinals open a three-game series against the Royals. After being drafted by Kansas...

Superman and routines: A tribute to Buck and Kile

A lot of great stories have been written this week in remembrance of ten years since the passing of Jack Buck and Darryl Kile. Here is my attempt to pay them homage and honor these two great men, as well as the 2002 St. Louis Cardinals that fought on bravely the rest of that season. I like routines. Baseball makes great fans of those who like routines. There is a game nearly everyday...
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