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Tony Cruz to start at catcher for Cardinals in Game 5

SAN FRANCISCO -- Catcher Tony Cruz is in the St. Louis lineup for Game 5 of the NL Championship Series with the Cardinals facing elimination by the San Francisco Giants. A.J. Pierzynski caught the previous two games in place of injured star Yadier Molina and went 1 for 6 with an RBI single Wednesday. Cruz is in to face a lefty starter in Madison Bumgarner and to catch ace Adam Wainwright...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals will suffer with A.J. Pierzynski and Tony Cruz at catcher

When Yadier Molina bent over in pain at home plate after taking a swing in the sixth inning of Sunday’s NLCS Game 2, it appeared that the St. Louis Cardinals’ chances of winning went down with him. No player is more vital to the Cards than their catcher, widely viewed as the best at his position in MLB. Soon after Molina left Game 2 with what was diagnosed as a strained oblique...
Via The Outside Corner
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Tony Cruz is a hero again as Cardinals hit three homers to beat Reds

ST. LOUIS -- Tony Cruz hit a three-run homer and the St. Louis Cardinals connected three times, beating the Cincinnati Reds, 8-4, on Saturday night and moving closer to their fourth straight playoff berth. The Cardinals cut their magic number to one for clinching a postseason berth. The magic number is six for their second NL Central title in a row. Kolten Wong and Randal Grichuk...
Via AP on Fox
September 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals catcher definitely has the most unique walk-up music in the league

St. Louis Cardinals catcher Tony Cruz has certainly made a unique choice for his walk-up music. He has chosen the rhythmic chest-beating and murmuring from 'Wolf of Wall Street' in order to get him prepared to slash a single...or not.Your browser does not support iframes.Hopefully it works out for him long-term. Cruz is 0-for-his-last-dozen and hitting a feeble .211 on the...
Via Pro Sports Daily
July 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Tony Cruz uses 'The Wolf of Wall Street' chant for walk-up music

Your browser does not support iframes.St. Louis Cardinals catcher Tony Cruz used the chest-beating chant from the movie "The Wolf of Wall Street" as his walk-up music for his ninth inning at-bat during Monday night's game against Tampa Bay.Definitely an unusual choice, to say the least. However, it didn't seem to work for him last night, as Cruz struck out looking...
Via Holdout Sports
July 23, 2014  |  Discuss

How do Cardinals replace Yadier Molina?

Short answer:  You can't.The Cardinals playoff chances took a big hit today as the team found out that starting catcher Yadier Molina would miss 8-12 weeks after suffering a ligament tear in his right thumb. That timetable puts him out until mid-to-late September, effectively ending his season, although he could be back in time for the playoffs (if the Cards make it).This is...
Via Cardinals Fan in Cubs Land
July 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals' Tony Cruz, Jamie Garcia injury updates

St. Louis Cardinals backup catcher Tony Cruz is eligible to come off of the disabled list on Friday, August 30, but he may have to wait a while longer before returning to action. MLB.com's Jenifer Langosch reports that Cruz is not yet cleared to resume baseball activities. Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak has no set time table for Cruz's return, but it could happen...
Via MLB Injury News
August 28, 2013  |  Discuss

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 MLB.com. Cruz is dealing with a stress fracture...
Via MLB Injury News
August 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Cruz goes to DL with 'tiny microfracture' in left arm

ST. LOUIS -- As expected, the Cardinals returned All-Star catcher Yadier Molina and outfielder Shane Robinson from the disabled list before Thursday afternoon's game against the Pirates. As expected, Jermaine Curtis was sent back to the minors to make room for Robinson. Not expected: Tony Cruz went to the disabled list. It turns out that Cruz, who started 11 of the 14 games...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
August 15, 2013  |  Discuss

With Cruz behind the plate, Cards haven't missed a beat

ST. LOUIS -- Yadi Molina hasn't caught a game for the Cardinals in seven whole days and won't for at least eight more. And guess what? The Cardinals' world has not shattered. Despite not having the services of the frontrunner for the NL MVP, the Cardinals still look pretty much like the Cardinals. They trailed the Pirates in the NL Central by 2.5 games when Molina...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
August 07, 2013  |  Discuss
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