Frustrating frame includes early Rosenthal exit

A place that has haunted the Cardinals repeatedly over the past 13 years served as the setting for yet another heartbreaking finish on Wednesday, when over the course of the final half-inning that extended nearly 30 minutes, the Cardinals watched their closer leave injured, their manager be ejected and their catcher unable to handle a relay throw that could have pushed the game into extra innings.
8 hours ago

Wild 9th spoils Cardinals' finale at Fenway

The Red Sox pulled out a wild comeback at Fenway Park, as Mookie Betts delivered a two-out, two-run double in the bottom of the ninth inning for a 5-4 victory over the Cardinals.
10 hours ago

Cardinals Rediscover Their Way

There were times this season when the St. Louis Cardinals looked lost. But, as president of baseball operations John Mozeliak explains, the team is now playing with "energy and purpose." And they're not going away.
Via Sports On Earth
23 hours ago

Questions loom about Cardinals' rotation

Though their recent eight-game winning streak was buoyed by an offense that averaged 8.5 runs per game during the stretch, the Cardinals' ability to remain locked in a tightly contested National League Central race has been largely the doing of a formidable rotation.
1 day ago

The Cardinals have their season back by the unlikeliest of means

Inspiration comes from all variety of places. Sometimes it is a breakthrough year from players already in place and sometimes it is a big-name offseason addition that makes good upon arrival. In some cases, it's a big in-season trade provides the adrenaline shot that propels a team down the stretch, or a divisional rival will collapse presenting a new window of opportunity.And in...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals Can’t Wait for September

Today’s offering has been percolating for quite awhile now, as it is time to come clean on a few matters. The lack of moves at the trade deadline caused things to take a sinister tone via social media. It was time to unplug from Twitter as well as breaking my sleep schedule in hopes of ... [Read more]
Via The Cardinal Conclave
1 day ago

The Cardinals Real Win Last Week? Securing Meaningful September Games.

The week ended with a Mike Wacha dud on Sunday afternoon. But the other 6 days? They transformed the 2017 season from an undramatic slog into a 5 week sprint for a division title. For the record… it’s unclear if 50% of the remaining games being against these three teams is the best thing: 4-8 vs Cubs (.333 winning%) 6-8 vs Brewers (.429 winning%) 5-4 vs Pirates (.556 winning...
Via Cardinals Diaspora
3 days ago

DeJong helps Cardinals to eighth successive win

ST. LOUIS (AP) — There are times Paul DeJong just shakes his head in wonderment. The St. Louis rookie infielder, who made his major league debut on May 28, hit his team-leading 17th home run on Saturday night to help the Cardinals push their winning streak to eight games with a 6-5 victory over the Atlanta Braves. “I have some of those moments when I look around the stadium and...
4 days ago

Cardinals to hold Rally Cat Night promotion on Sept 10

ST. LOUIS (AP) — This didn’t take long: The St. Louis Cardinals announced a Rally Cat Night promotion for their Sept. 10 game against Pittsburgh. A cat trotted on the field Wednesday with the Cardinals trailing Kansas City 5-4. After a short delay, Yadier Molina hit a grand slam on the next pitch, and St. Louis went on to an 8-5 win. “I’m a dog guy, but I like that cat tonight...
5 days ago

What is the key to this new St. Louis Cardinals success?

From the Cardinals scoring 10 runs in three consecutive games, to the rally cat last night, this recent Cardinals success has caught everyone off guard. Throughout the season the Cardinals have been lackluster on offense, not showing much leadership, and overall disappointing. All of a sudden, this team is exciting again. During this five game win streak, the Cardinals have averaged...
6 days ago  |  Discuss

St. Louis Cardinals say ‘Rally Cat’ is missing

With the bases loaded in bottom of the sixth inning and trailing the Kansas City Royals by a score of 5-4, St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina stepped to the plate on Wednesday night.But after a ball was delivered off the arm of Peter Moylan, play was interrupted when a stray feline jumped onto the field and went for a bit of a run. It was promptly retrieved by grounds crew...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals issue statement after ‘Rally Cat’ goes missing

The St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday issued an official statement concerning the now-unknown whereabouts of “Rally Cat.”The latest incarnation of “Rally [Insert Random Animal Here]” occurred on Wednesday night at Busch Stadium when a cat interrupted the Cardinals’ 8-5 win over the Kansas City Royals during the sixth inning (more on that here).And now, it appears “Rally...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals Statement Regarding the #RallyCat

ST. LOUIS,Mo., August 10, 2017– The St. Louis Cardinals issued the following statement today regarding the #RallyCat from last night’s game. As everyone observed during last night’s game, Lucas Hackmann, a member of our grounds crew, secured the stray cat in the outfield and exited the playing surface at the left field gate and walked ... [Read more]
Via The Cardinal Conclave
6 days ago

Cards grounds crew member ‘okay’ after Rally Cat encounter

Busch Stadium grounds crew member Lucas Hackmann took to social media Wednesday night to tweet he’s “okay” after an uncomfortably scratchy encounter with the St. Louis Cardinals’ newly dubbed “Rally Cat.” Major League Baseball’s latest incarnation of “Rally [Insert Animal Here]” made its debut in the outfield during the sixth inning with the Cardinals down 5-4 to...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
6 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: ‘Rally Cat’ invades field, helps Cardinals earn comeback victory

The Kansas City Royals ran into a force greater than them on Wednesday night, and that was the difference in them blowing a 5-4 lead in the game.The force didn’t come from a normal obstacle, though. Instead, it was a furry feline that helped contribute to the 8-5 victory for the Cardinals.Faced with two outs and the bases loaded, Yadier Molina had a huge opportunity to break the...
Via The Sports Daily
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Why the status-quo is bad news for the St. Louis Cardinals

With the trade deadline passing earlier this week, the St. Louis Cardinals decided to keep the status quo and not trade for any significant player. They kept to themselves, and it sounded like by various reports that the market fell apart of them. However, I do not know if I believe this for a second. In fact, the Cardinals probably decided that this roster was good enough for the...
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Yet another passive trade deadline for the St. Louis Cardinals

At this point why would we expect anything less? Another uninspiring trade deadline comes and goes in St. Louis. The Cardinals choose to stand pat at the non-waiver deadline, and it seems the only deal we’re left with is Tyler O’Neill from the Mariners for Marco Gonzales. That happened a little over a week ago, and it seems as if it will be the only significant move made until...
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Molina takes issue with Matheny over quote about fatigue

There appears to be something of a rift between the St. Louis Cardinals’ manager and their franchise cornerstone.On Thursday, Mike Matheny strongly implied that he felt catcher Yadier Molina is dealing with a bit of fatigue from watching him run the bases, with backup catcher Carson Kelly getting a slightly larger role instead.Molina clearly took umbrage with that assessment, posting...
Via Larry Brown Sports
19 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Pirates fan angrily launches home run ball into Allegheny River

The Pirates and Cardinals are division rivals, so when the two teams meet, both fans and players really get into it.So when Jedd Gyorko crushed a two-run dinger in the first inning of Friday’s game, a Pirates fan in the stands who caught the ball wanted to show how he felt about it.And by that, we mean he took the ball and threw it into the Allegheny River in disgust. Nice throw.
Via The Sports Daily
July 14, 2017  |  Discuss

Rays’ Colby Rasmus has decided to ‘step away’ from baseball

In an abrupt and unexpected announcement, the Tampa Bay Rays revealed on Thursday that outfielder Colby Rasmus has decided to “step away” from the game of baseball. Marc Tompkin of the Tampa Bay Times also reports that Rasmus is not expected to return in 2017. Rasmus, who signed a one-year, $5 million deal with the Rays this offseason, had been productive until he was slowed...
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 13, 2017  |  Discuss

LOOK: Yadier Molina’s flashy gold catcher’s gear for All-Star game was awesome

Saying that Yadier Molina stood out playing in the MLB All-Star Game on Tuesday night would be an understatement. Molina wore a flashy, all-gold protective vest while behind the dish, and it was pretty awesome. He looked like a gladiator who was set to conquer an entire civilization by himself. Twitter, as you might expect, had a field day. For the record, I’m a fan of it. It...
Via The Sports Daily
July 11, 2017  |  Discuss

Ichiro becomes MLB's all-time foreign born hit king

While the Miami Marlins fell to the St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday, outfielder Ichiro Suzuki made history. With two hits, Ichiro became MLB’s all-time hit king among foreign born players. Panamanian-born Hall of Famer Rod Carew held the previous record with 3,053.Suzuki is one of only three foreign born players in baseball’s esteemed 3,000-hit club. In addition to Carew, the...
Via Sportsnaut
July 06, 2017  |  Discuss

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