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Kelly looks to keep Cards from longest losing streak in almost a year

The St. Louis Cardinals are on the brink of their longest losing streak in almost a year. Historically, turning to Joe Kelly against the Chicago Cubs would improve their chances of avoiding such a fate. Kelly looks to use his adjusted delivery to continue his success against the Cubs in the opener of a three-game series at Wrigley Field on Friday. The Cardinals (54-47) have been...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

All signs point to Cardinals acquiring a pitcher at deadline

With the trade deadline looming, it appears that the Cardinals are focusing their efforts on acquiring a pitcher.Per Ken Rosenthal, St. Louis is still looking for rotation upgrades. The Cardinals are exploring everything from front-line starters to back-of-the-rotation types, he says.Jennifer Langosch confirms Rosenthal's report, indicating that the Cardinals are looking for...
Via Cardinals Fan in Cubs Land
1 day ago  |  Discuss

St. Louis Cardinals trade rumors: David Price is and should be on team's radar

On Sunday afternoon, less than 24 hours after starter Joe Kelly matched the longest outing of his career, news surfaced that the St. Louis Cardinals are taking serious interest in acquiring David Price. Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch also addressed the issue, adding further proof that the Cardinals are doing their due diligence in a possibly pursuit of the hard-throwing...
Via STLSportsMinute
4 days ago  |  Discuss

St. Louis Cardinals: Joe Kelly blanks Dodgers in best start of his career

After watching Joe Kelly pitch just prior to the All-star break, I was skeptical at best and very little confidence in believing that Kelly was fully healthy after recovering from a hamstring injury. Against Milwaukee, where Kelly was not effective in the least.  Kelly looked stiff and possibly still injured.  His leg kick was dramatically lower and his stride seemed shorter and...
Via STLSportsMinute
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Welcome back, Joe Kelly: Righty mixes up mechanics to help Cards down Dodgers

ST. LOUIS -- Welcome back, Joe Kelly. After struggling in his return last week from a three-month stint on the disabled list, Kelly looked a lot more like he did in the second half of 2013 when his performance rescued the Cardinals' rotation. The 26-year-old right-hander worked seven innings for only the second time in his career, allowing four hits and just one run to pitch...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Kelly ready for return to the mound in Milwaukee

A weekend series between the NL Central's top teams begins with starters that figure to have some doubts. The Milwaukee Brewers' Yovani Gallardo will be facing the team that has become his nemesis to a historic extent. The St. Louis Cardinals' Joe Kelly will return to the diamond where he strained his left hamstring nearly three months ago. The Brewers are mired in a...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Kelly set to return to Cardinals rotation

ST. LOUIS -- St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Joe Kelly is set to return to the rotation Friday from a hamstring injury that's sidelined him nearly three months. Kelly was injured running to first on April 17. He's 1-1 with an 0.59 ERA in three starts heading into the start in Milwaukee and was 10-5 last year with a 2.69 ERA. The right-hander is one of three starters on the 15...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals are "looking for offense not Peavy"

In case you missed it, there was a lot of buzz surrounding the Cardinals and Jake Peavy yesterday, with Gordon Edes, Peter Gammons and Jayson Stark all reporting the Cards interest in the Red Sox pitcher.  Jon Morosi even indicated that the Cards and Red Sox were in active trade talks regarding Peavy.However, Derrick Goold of the Post-Dispatch put the brakes on that talk with a...
Via Cardinals Fan in Cubs Land
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Will Joe Kelly Be the Cardinals Wild Card?

The national rumor mill is hot with speculation that the St. Louis Cardinals are trying to acquire starting pitcher Jake Peavy from the Boston Red Sox. Let’s assume for a moment that the rumors are accurate. What might it imply? 1)    There may be concerns about the viability of the current starting five of Adam Wainwright, Lance Lynn, Shelby Miller, Carlos Martinez and...
Via The Cardinal Nation blog
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals Injury Update: Joe Kelly, Kevin Siegrist

Joe Kelly will not be returning to the St. Louis Cardinals rotation before the All-Star break, according to Jenifer Langosch of Manager Mike Matheny told Langosch that the team wants Kelly to build up his pitch count enough to be able to handle a normal starter's workload when he returns.Langosch writes that Kelly should throw around 70 pitches in his next rehab outing...
Via MLB Injury News
21 days ago  |  Discuss
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