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Matt Holliday To Continue Playing In 2017

Cardinals outfielder Matt Holliday plans to play in 2017 despite the team’s recent decision to decline his option, Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com tweets. “I have a lot of good baseball left in me,” he says. He adds, however, that he doubts he will return to St. Louis, as Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch tweets. The Cardinals recently made clear that they would pay...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
17 minutes ago

Moss snaps out of funk with big homer

Cardinals manager Mike Matheny followed Brandon Moss up the tunnel after he took him out of Wednesday night's game against the Reds in the seventh inning. He didn't say anything, but he could tell Moss was "wearing it hard" after he struck out to end the seventh inning with runners on second and third.
Via Cardinals.com
10 hours ago

Martinez pitches a gem, Holliday hits emotional home run

ST. LOUIS -- Carlos Martinez pitched seven sharp innings, Matt Holliday hit an emotional home run and the St. Louis Cardinals stayed in the middle of the NL wild-card race, beating the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-0 Friday night.The Cardinals began the day trailing San Francisco by one game for the second NL wild-card spot. The Giants played host to the Los Angeles Dodgers.Martinez (16-9...
Via Associated Press
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Holliday homers in return to St. Louis Cardinals

ST. LOUIS (AP) If Matt Holliday's return on Friday night was his final appearance with the St. Louis Cardinals, he made it one to remember. Holliday connected for his first career pinch-hit homer after he was activated from the disabled list before the series opener against Pittsburgh, giving the veteran outfielder an opportunity to get back on the field with his future in St....
Via Associated Press
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

St. Louis Cardinals Win Wild Game with Wild Card Implications

On paper, the St. Louis beat the visiting Cincinnati Red 4-3 in the bottom of the ninth on Thursday night. In reality, the game never finished. On paper, Yadier Molina had a game-winning hit that scored Matt Carpenter from first. In reality, Molina’s hit bounced on the left field warning track and bounced out of play before caroming back onto left field. In other words, Molina...
Via The Sports Journal
15 hours ago

Cardinals pencil in Wacha for Saturday's start

When Jaime Garcia lasted one inning and allowed two runs on four hits with two home runs Monday against the Reds, it was clear he had lost his edge and likely his spot in the Cardinals' starting rotation for the second time this season. His loss of mechanics opened the door for a new starter Saturday. The Cards plan to send Michael Wacha to the mound in his first start since Aug...
Via Cardinals.com
17 hours ago

Farewell tour? Cards activate Holliday from DL for final series

ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Cardinals have activated Matt Holliday from the disabled list, and the veteran outfielder could make his final appearance with the team this weekend.Holliday broke his left thumb when he was hit by a pitch Aug. 11. The Cardinals informed the slugger this week that it's not planning to pick up their $17 million option on his contract for 2017.Holliday released...
Via Associated Press
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Controversy!

Who knew that ballpark design could become such a hot topic? As you all know by now, the Cardinals won the rubber game against the Reds 4-3 when Yadier Molina (our Hero for so many reasons) doubled in Matt Carpenter in the bottom of the ninth to break the tie.  However, the ball seems to have bounced over the [...]
Via The Cardinal Conclave
1 day ago

Flaws of MLB replay system exposed in Cardinals’ victory

The end of Thursday’s game between the Cincinnati Reds and St. Louis Cardinals exposed a terrible rule in the MLB replay system. The Cardinals won the game on a walk-off double from Yadier Molina that scored Matt Carpenter from first base. It's a walk-off! #STLCards pic.twitter.com/NNUIauOBuB — St. Louis Cardinals (@Cardinals) September 30, 2016 The only problem is that...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Blown call gives the St. Louis Cardinals a free victory in playoff race

The final score will read St. Louis 4, Cincinnati 3 on Thursday.That will not tell the story that could wind up playing an enormous role in the National League Wild Card race.The game was tied at 3 with two out in the ninth.With Matt Carpenter on first, Yadier Molina hit a ball to left field that bounced and was ruled to have hit the wall and came back into the field of play.Carpenter...
Via FOX Sports
1 day ago

Cardinals beat Reds on missed, unchallenged call, impacting wild-card race

The National League wild-card race took a highly unusual turn Thursday night thanks to an apparent missed call of a ground-rule double in the bottom of the ninth in the Reds-Cardinals game. That gave the Cardinals a win and helped them in their wild-card positioning battle with the Giants and Mets. Here’s a GIF of the play in question, a hit from the Cardinals’ Yadier Molina...
Via The Comeback
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals-Reds game ends in controversy after umps leave field

The St. Louis Cardinals won their game against the Cincinnati Reds 4-3 on Thursday in controversial fashion that left Cincinnati highly dissatisfied. The game was tied at 3 entering the bottom of the ninth. Yadier Molina was up with Matt Carpenter on first and two outs in the inning. Molina smacked a ball to deep left field that bounced off the second wall at Busch Stadium. In live...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Column: Poor in-game tactics make Matheny’s retention a mistake

This is part one of a three-part series delving into three different elements of Mike Matheny’s management — in-game tactics, player usage and rest, and prospect development — and why the Cardinals retaining him for 2017 is a mistake. Wednesday evening, the news broke that the St. Louis Cardinals were bringing back manager Mike Matheny for […] The post Column: Poor in-game...
Via Today's Knuckleball
1 day ago

Cardinals To Host Inaugural “Family Fun Day on Clark Street”

Event to Feature Free Activities, Food, Prizes & Discounted Cardinals Merchandise on Sunday, October 9 ST. LOUIS, Mo., September 29, 2016 – The St. Louis Cardinals, Delaware North-Sportservice and Ballpark Village are teaming up to host Family Fun Day on Clark Street, between Busch Stadium and Ballpark Village, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on [...]
Via The Cardinal Conclave
1 day ago

Cardinals' Diaz hits grand slam in honor of friend Jose Fernandez

Aledmys Diaz hit his first career grand slam, and the shortstop did it all to honor his late friend, Jose Fernandez. Diaz went deep with a grand slam in the fourth inning against the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday to give his Cardinals a 5-2 lead. Diaz pointed to the sky after the grand slam as a nod to Fernandez. First career grand slam for Aledmys Diaz. #STLCards pic.twitter.com...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Both St. Louis & Los Angeles audiences tuned out the Rams’ return

St. Louis is understandably bitter about the way the Rams franchise left for Los Angeles. Los Angeles, meanwhile, is full of Los Angeles sports fans. When the Rams played their first game since returning to the once-again home of L.A., both fanbases did what you’d expect them to do. Not care. The latest Paul Finebaum calls Michigan fans 'a whiny and...
Via Awful Announcing
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Alex Reyes Might Have Saved the Cardinals’ Season

Alex Reyes was only called up in August. He’s appeared in just 10 games, started just three and thrown only 35 of the Cardinals’ 1352.1 innings. He is certainly not the most valuable player on the team. He isn’t the most important, either. He’s not their best reliever (because of Seung Hwan Oh‘s great performance), and he’s not the best starter on the team (that’s Carlos...
Via Fangraphs
9 days ago  |  Discuss
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