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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
October 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Cards knock off Reds, drop playoff-berth magic number to 1

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

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

Cards hit 3 HRs, top Reds 8-4

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- 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' win puts thrilling finish on important division series

ST. LOUIS  -- As third-string catcher, Tony Cruz is a long shot to be one of the 25 players on the Cardinals' roster if they reach the postseason. But Cruz will be able to find consolation in knowing he helped the Cardinals to one of their biggest victories of the regular season. In a 13-inning game when runs were harder to come by than empty seats at Busch Stadium during the post...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
September 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Reading between the lines: Cardinals' GM John Mozeliak's thoughts on the trade market

In case you missed it, Cardinals GM John Mozeliak was a recent guest on Jim Bowden's "The GM's Office" video blog on ESPN.com.  Steve Adams of mlbtraderumors.com has a nice synopsis of the highlights from the interview, but its worth checking out the video in its entirety.Whenever I see quotes or hear soundbites from a GM around this time of year, I always like to try to think ...
Via Cardinals Fan in Cubs Land
July 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals Catcher Uses ‘Wolf Of Wall Street’ Scene As Walk-Up Song (Video)

Tony Cruz doesn’t get the chance to hit very often, but when he does, he certainly makes the most of it. Cruz is the backup catcher to St. Louis Cardinals All-Star Yadier Molina, who was placed on the 15-day disabled list on July 10 with an injured thumb. Molina’s injury has allowed Cruz to see some extended time, which is great news for sports fans everywhere, because it has...
Via NESN.com
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. Video via MLB...
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 the...
Via Cardinals Fan in Cubs Land
July 11, 2014  |  Discuss
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