Found August 16, 2013 on Fox Sports Midwest:
ST. LOUIS -- Maybe it's the weather. Maybe it's the construction of Ballpark Village. Maybe it's the players. Or, likely, it's all of the above. Whatever the reasons, this is certain: The Cardinals aren't hitting as many homers this season, most noticeably at home. The numbers, please: The Cardinals hit 159 homers in 2012, the 17th most in the majors. They are on pace to hit 125 this year and they rank 27th. The Cardinals hit 76 homers at home in 2012. They are on pace for 56 this season. Opponents hit 64 homers at Busch last year. They are on pace for 49 this season. Those differences are too great to pass off as outlier, to borrow a term used by general manager John Mozeliak. If manager Mike Matheny has a theory, he has yet to share it. Asked about the team's lack of homers Thursday, he brushed it off as a superstition. "I want you to talk about that," he said Thursday. "The last time you guys (media) did, we hit like six in two days....

St.Louis Cardinals To Promote Top Prospect Kolten Wong

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...

Cardinals activate catcher Yadier Molina

Source: Justin K. Aller/Getty Images North America The St. Louis Cardinals activated catcher Yadier Molina from the disabled list on Thursday. Molina has been out of action since July 30 with a knee sprain. He will start Thursday game against the Pittsburgh Pirates. The Cardinals figure to give Molina a tad more rest then others but his .330/.374/.479 line with eight home runs and...

Cardinals place Tony Cruz on DL with fractured forearm

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 Cruz is dealing with a stress fracture...

Cardinals' Yadier Molina to have scheduled rest

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, 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...

Cardinals expected to activate Yadier Molina, Shane Robinson

The St. Louis Cardinals are preparing to welcome back a pair of players to the 25-man roster today, as the team is expected to activate catcher Yadier Molina and outfielder Shane Robinson from the disabled list, according to Jenifer Langosch of Molina and Robinson have been making progress leading up to today, the first day they are eligible to return from the DL. ...

Recap: Carpenter's big day helps Cards beat Pirates 6-5 in 12 innings

ST. LOUIS -- Matt Carpenter had four hits and scored the winning run on Matt Holliday's single in the 12th inning, helping the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-5 on Thursday for their second extra-inning triumph over the NL Central leaders in three days. The Cardinals took two of three in the series to pull within two games of the sagging Pirates, who have dropped... With Kolten Wong promotion, St. Louis Cardinals go all in

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...

Wacha-Wright? Repackaging for the stretch run

Michael Wacha’s back and forth season for the St. Louis Cardinals has now taken a new turn, as it comes full circle to where his pro career began – the bullpen. Yet, the future of the starting rotation could be one of the brightest parts of the end of the game as well, and do so in a familiar fashion. Go back to 2006 and find another young starter-turned-reliever out of necessity...

Cardinals Call-Up Prospect Kolten Wong

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...

Dramatic series win over Buccos could provide boost Cards desperately needed

ST. LOUIS -- For the first time this season, the Cardinals won a series against the Pirates, their 6-5, 12-inning victory Thursday afternoon serving as the clincher. That wasn't their only first of the three-game set. They also enjoyed their first two walk-off hits of the season as well as their first two victories after they had trailed by three or more runs. After coming back...

Preview: Lynn takes the bump as Cards seek series win over Buccos

After being stymied at the plate in their last contest, the St. Louis Cardinals should be eager to welcome one of the majors' top hitters back to the lineup. Expected to return from the disabled list, Yadier Molina tries to help the Cardinals move closer to the first-place Pittsburgh Pirates in Thursday's series finale at Busch Stadium. Out since July 30 with a sprained...

Brain injury alters paths of Bussiere & Craig

Allen Craig’s college roommate and ex-St. Louis Cardinals minor league catcher Garrett Bussiere is on a crusade to help those who have been concussed.

Cardinal Talk: KXnO FOX Sports Radio: Better Bucs outcome

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. Cardinals followers...

Kelly, Molina spark Cards to 4-0 win over Cubs

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...

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