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Cardinals' Wainwright leaves game with knee injury

The St. Louis Cardinals continued their eleven game road swing last night with game two of four at Citi Field to take on the New York Mets.  Adam Wainwright got the start for the Cardinals and came away with his fourth win on the season.  However, the ace of the staff ended up leaving the game after seven innings of shutout ball due to a hyper-extended knee.  Manager Mike Matheny...
Via Sports Injury Alert
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Questioning Mike Matheny: Early Season Roster Decisions

Mike Matheny and the Cardinals are off to a hot start, winning 10 of their first 16 games. Surprisingly, the Milwaukee Brewers currently hold first place in the NL Central. Although it is still very early in a long season, the Brewers have shown signs of good baseball thus far. Many projected the Brewers to be at the bottom of the NL Central in 2014, and the Cardinals to win the...
Via i70baseball
2 days ago  |  Discuss

With Lynn on mound, Cards look to bounce back from rare loss to Nationals

Lance Lynn has made a habit of adding to his win column in his two-plus seasons as a starter for the St. Louis Cardinals, though he's been given some leeway due to the amount of run support he's received. That's just fine with manager Mike Matheny. Visiting St. Louis looks to bounce back from a rare loss to the Washington Nationals as Lynn takes the mound Saturday. Lynn...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
5 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...
Via i70baseball
10 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...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
12 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...
Via World Series Dreaming
12 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...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
16 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
29 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 […...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
February 25, 2014  |  Discuss
NEVER A BAD TIME

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.

Via STLSportsMinute
July 11, 2013  |  Discuss
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