A Recent History Of Cardinals Ejections

Matt Carpenter… come on down. You’re the first Cardinal ejection for 2014! The Cardinals only had 7 total ejections in 2013: 4 by manager Mike Matheny. 1 by Yadier Molina. 1 by Daniel Descalso. And 1 by John Axford. And while it looked like home plate umpire Bob Davidson was about to run Mike Matheny when he came out to argue Carpenter’s ejection, he didn’t. Which is rare...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Questioning Mike Matheny: Decision to Bat Trevor Rosenthal

Questioning Mike Matheny is a series of articles that takes a look at decisions the manager makes in game situations.  It is a right of passage for managers of baseball teams and the writers that cover them.  Today’s article comes from Jacob Mayer and questions Matheny’s decision to allow his closer to hit. Mike Matheny, St. Louis Cardinals manager, has had one of the greatest...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

At last! Cards bust out bats in 10-4 win over Chicago

ST. LOUIS -- The Cardinals found a cure for their ailing offense Saturday afternoon in Cubs right-handed picther Carlos Villanueva. Mike Matheny's lineup broke out for nine runs on 10 hits against the Chicago starter, who lasted just three innings. The Cardinals recorded a season-high 10 runs and 13 hits in the 10-4 victory at Busch Stadium. "This hitting thing is a hard...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Rosenthal call fails, Cardinals lose to Cubs in 11

ST. LOUIS -- Mike Matheny reasoned that Trevor Rosenthal had such an easy time in the 10th inning, throwing just six pitches, that even if the St. Louis Cardinals closer failed at the plate he'd still be around to mow down the Chicago Cubs' hitters. The manager left a couple of pinch-hit options on the bench with a chance to win the game Friday night. That decision was a...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Thank You Mike Matheny

You know, even the best managers are capable of making bonehead mistakes with the game on the line. Rick Renteria put Jose Veras in to pitch the ninth which forced extra innings. Bad move Ricky, bad move. But Mike Matheny single handedly lost that game for the St. Louis Cardinals in the 10th inning. With two outs and the winning run at second base, Matheny chose to let his closer...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Matheny provides the gift of the two-hole and Bourjos responds

ST. LOUIS -- There might be no better place in baseball to hit than the second spot in the St. Louis Cardinals' batting order. You get to bat after Matt Carpenter and before Matt Holliday, which means you often will be batting with someone on base and, when you get on, you'll have someone coming up who can clean the bases with one swing. Because pitchers prefer to face Holliday...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

St. Louis Cardinals’ Have 5 Reasons To Be Optimistic

The St. Louis Cardinals enter the 2014 season as the defending National League champions.  There are a lot of reasons to feel that they would repeat. Manager Mike Matheny has a strong cast on the field in front of him.  With a deep bullpen, a strong rotation and a strong lineup, confidence is running high in St. Louis.  The rest of the division failed to improve over the...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals manager Mike Matheny commands respect throughout baseball. Here's why

JUPITER, Fla. -- Tony La Russa was under no obligation to pay Mike Matheny such a compliment. After all, the previous Cardinals manager was the one who had just been honored at the St. Louis Baseball Writers dinner in January, not the present one. So when La Russa closed his remarks by praising Matheny, you knew the Hall of Famer was being sincere. What a compliment La Russa paid...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Cards manager addresses Carlos Martinez's Twitter porn favorites

In a series of truly unfortunate and hilarious events, the St. Louis Cardinals were obligated to address how one of the team’s players Twitter accounts was populated with porn. On Tuesday, Cardinals manager Mike Matheny awkwardly discussed how the favorties page on pitcher Carlos Martinez’s Twitter account was chock-full of pornographic images. Deadspin posted Martinez’s […...
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February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Manager ejected after game ends

Cardinals manager Mike Matheny was able to accomplish a rare feat: he was ejected from a game after it already had ended.

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July 11, 2013  |  Discuss

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