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Yadi Molina's defense a difference-maker for Cardinals

ST. LOUIS -- Yadier Molina returned in late August from a torn ligament in his right thumb, and the All-Star catcher has been a difference-maker for the St. Louis Cardinals as they try to reach the NL championship series for the fourth straight year. "It was tough to sit down for two months and see the team go one without me, but at the same time, I had confidence that I could...
Via AP on Fox
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Yahoo! Writer Not Excited About Cardinals World Series

Right at this moment, there are 10 teams that could win the World Series. By Wednesday night, that number will be trimmed to 8, but in the meantime, baseball writers need some new angles beyond why Team X ‘can totally win this’. Mike Oz of Big League Stew had an interesting idea… rank all of the possible World Series match-ups. I don’t know Mr. Oz, but I can assume that he...
Via Cardinals Diaspora
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Stay Away From Predictions With The Cards

As my blogging cohort, Daniel Shoptaw, said this morning, the Cardinals never make anything easy. They’d rather back into the playoffs than cruise through the front door. They like to send us sleepless into many summer nights or walking up the street mumbling to ourselves as we put our dogs through intensive walks. The Cards [...]
Via The Cardinal Conclave
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Start times announced for first two games of Cardinals-Dodgers NLDS

As the MLB Postseason is set to begin tomorrow night with the A.L. Wild Card Game and then the N.L. Wild Card Game on Wednesday, the ALDS begins on Thursday and the NLDS starts on Friday. MLB has announced the starting times today for the division series games through Sunday. The Cardinals will play their first two games against the Dodgers in Los Angeles on Friday and Saturday....
Via Cardinals Farm
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals Slide in Oddsmakers’ Post-Season View

Some combination of uninspired play against losing clubs and slowed betting action over the last week has led the St. Louis Cardinals’ odds of winning the National League and World Series to increase, according to new odds released on Monday from St. Louis moved from 7/2 to 17/4 to capture the NL pennant and from 15/2 to 8/1 to take it all. They are the only one of the...
Via The Cardinal Nation blog
1 day ago  |  Discuss

St. Louis Cardinals: Is it actually best to win the division?

Now that the regular season is wrapping up, the St. Louis Cardinals have earned the NL Central championship and avoided the nerve-racking possibility of the wildcard game . As nice as it is to be the victor of your division, it doesn’t always provide you with the best positioning for the playoffs. Could winning the division actually be a disadvantage for the St. Louis Cardinals...
1 day ago  |  Discuss

St Louis Cardinals: 5 keys to beating the Dodgers

The National League central champion St. Louis Cardinals will play the NL West champion Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday, with dueling aces Adam Wainwright and Clayton Kershaw taking the mound. Both time provides a tough matchup for their opposition, so a 5 game series should be expected between 2 highly-competitive teams. Here’s 5 things the Cardinals need to do to defeat the Dodgers...
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals clinch NL Central title, follow with 1-0 win to close out regular season

With the NL Central already clinched before Game 162 with the Pirates’ 4-1 loss to the Giants, the Cardinals would win anyway in their regular season finale. As the game didn’t have any meaning, Adam Wainwright, who was originally going to start, was scratched and replaced by Nick Greenwood for extra rest heading into the postseason. Opening up the regular season back on March...
Via Cardinals Farm
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The Cardinals Are 2014 NL Central Division Champions

It was over before the Cardinals game began. With the Reds win over the Pirates earlier today, the Cardinals have officially won the 2014 National League Central Championship. This is the 9th Central Division Championship for the Cardinals since the creation of the division in 1994 (1996, 2000, 2002, 2004-2006, 2009, 2013-2014). In case you are wondering, the Astros are second to...
Via Cardinals Diaspora
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals clinch NL Central title with Pirates loss to Reds, Adam Wainwright, others scratched

Right before Game 162, the Cardinals have clinched the National League Central title following the Pirates’ 4-1 loss to the Reds in their regular season finale. Back in their World Series run in 2006, the Cardinals clinched the NL Wild Card Game following Atlanta’s loss on the final day of the regular season also. The Cardinals have now won back-to-back National League Central...
Via Cardinals Farm
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals Injury Update: Matt Holliday exits with illness

St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Matt Holliday is a doubt for the crucial season finale today after leaving Saturday's loss early because of an illness. Jenifer Langosch of reports that the left fielder has been suffering from 'flu-like symptoms' for a number of days, which got worse in the sixth inning of Saturday's game and forced his removal. Manager Mike...
Via Sports Injury Alert
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinal Talk: KXnO FOX Sports Radio: Sorting Out the Possibilities

Weekly St. Louis Cardinals-focused chat on KXnO FOX Sports Radio 1460 in Des Moines. As is the case each Friday prior to the St. Louis Cardinals pregame show, I joined Ken Miller on KXnO FOX Sports Radio 1460 in Des Moines in our weekly series to discuss the St. Louis Cardinals. This week, we discussed the myriad of possibilities facing the Cardinals over the next week as the club...
Via The Cardinal Nation blog
3 days ago  |  Discuss

3 Things We’ve Learned About St. Louis Cardinals’ September Call-Ups

Baseball in September represents a time when teams on the outside looking in make one last effort to secure a playoff spot. Other clubs fight for positioning. And yet, roster spots for the playoffs remain up for grabs in St. Louis, where a few of theCardinals’ call-ups are making their case. Some of the late-season call-ups have already displayed the ability to provide this club...
Via i70baseball
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals Announce Postseason Ticket Details For Championship and World Series

Tickets for potential NLCS games on sale tomorrow; registration for World Series tickets begins Friday ST. LOUIS, MO (September 24, 2014) – After securing a postseason berth for the fourth straight season, the St. Louis Cardinals are announcing ticketing details for potential National League Championship Series (NLCS) and World Series games. Tickets for potential NLCS games [...]
Via The Cardinal Conclave
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Will the St. Louis Cardinals finally stick with Jon Jay as a regular starter?

The St. Louis Cardinals have received impressive contributions from a large number of young players who graduated through the team’s farm system in recent years, but none may be more underappreciated than Jon Jay. Jay has been in Major League Baseball for five years now after his debut in 2010 when he hit a solid .300 in 105 games for the last Cardinals team to fail to reach the...
Via i70baseball
11 days ago  |  Discuss
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