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CARDINALS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Springfield Cardinals clip Drillers with 5-4 win

May 21, 2015, Springfield, MO – The Springfield Cardinals took the series finale against the Tulsa Drillers, 5-4, before 3,663 fans at Hammons Field on Thursday night. RHP Thomas Lee tossed seven innings to help lead the Cardinals to the series split, before the Arkansas Travelers come to town for a four-game series starting on Friday at 7:10pm. The Cardinals (13-27) put together...
Via i70baseball
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals Get Big Return From Jaime Garcia

It’s not the most comforting way to look at a loss, but besides the bat silencing from Mets starter Jacob deGrom or the latest bullpen collapse, the return of Jaime Garcia was a huge positive takeaway from today’s game. Garcia pitched so well that his own teammates were stunned into utter silence at the plate. The official line for [...]
Via The Cardinal Conclave
1 day ago  |  Discuss

MMO Game Recap: Mets 5, Cardinals 0 #DeGromination

The Mets (24-18) defeated the St. Louis Cardinals (27-14) by a score of 5-0, splitting the four game set. Jacob deGrom had one of the best outings of his young career, which saw him pitching eight innings of one-hit ball, striking out eleven batters, and retiring the last twenty-three Cardinals to face him. His opposition, Jaime Garcia, pitched a solid game as well, and kept the...
Via Mets Merized Online
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Scout.com Cardinals Fantasy Talk on SiriusXM

The growth of Scout.com includes a full-scale fantasy sports presence, which can be accessed at fantasy.scout.com. Another element of the initiative is a nightly show on SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio, Sirius channel 210 and XM channel 87. Early Wednesday morning, I joined host Dr. Roto, Scout Senior Fantasy Sports Expert, to discuss the St. Louis Cardinals from a fantasy perspective...
Via The Cardinal Nation blog
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Wacha Cohen meets Michael Wacha

Andy Cohen, a talk show host and author, has an adorable dog named Wacha and earlier this week the dog had a chance to meet his namesake -- St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Michael Wacha.
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals: Kolten Wong Is A Potent Leadoff Option

How tasty would it be if the St. Louis Cardinals’ leadoff hitter had a .350 plus on base percentage and a .460 plus slugging percentage and his name wasn’t Matt Carpenter? Say hello to Kolten Wong, the formerly self tortured young second baseman with a heavy stick who spent 2014 living down the terrible memory of a World Series pickoff. The Wong of 2015 has become a unique...
Via STLSportsMinute
2 days ago  |  Discuss

This date in Cardinals history: Boyer was born

On May 20, 1931, Cardinals Hall of Famer Ken Boyer was born. Boyer passed away in 1982, but his legacy has not been forgotten. The third baseman and outfielder spent 11 of his 15 Major League seasons with the Cardinals and was selected to seven All-Star games (six in a row). Boyer also won the 1964 NL NVP Award and hit .293 in his 11 seasons with the Cardinals. Boyer was inducted...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

John Lackey, Mike Matheny clear the air

  John Lackey wasn't exactly thrilled when he was removed from Tuesday's game, but the pitcher and the manager have since had a talk and resolved the difference of opinion, according to Cardinals.com. “He gets where I am coming from,” Lackey told Cardinals.com. “I get where he's coming from.” Matheny called on Peter Bourjos to pinch-hit for Lackey and both parties said that...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Drillers outlast Springfield Cardinals, 1-0, in 17-inning marathon

May 19, 2015, Springfield, MO – The Tulsa Drillers outlasted the Springfield Cardinals, 1-0, in a 17-inning marathon game before 3,311 fans at Hammons Field on Tuesday night. The 17-inning game is the 2nd-longest in Springfield Cardinals history, only trailing the 20-inning game against the Northwest Arkansas Naturals on 5/11/13. A pitchers duel from start to finish, the two teams...
Via i70baseball
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Strikeouts Evolving into a Growing Concern for the St. Louis Cardinals

St. Louis Cardinals’ Jason Heyward hits a sacrifice fly to score a run as New York Mets catcher Kevin Plawecki, left, looks on during the ninth inning of a baseball game Monday, May 18, 2015, at Citi Field in New York. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun) Although St. Louis Cardinals’ pitchers rank sixth with 322 team strikeouts in 2015, their hitters have add an alarming twist on the...
Via The Sports Journal
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Here’s A Radical Idea For The Cardinals Rotation

That loss. Please don’t blame that loss on anything other than bad hitting. Grichuk 0-6 Carpenter 0-6 Holliday 1-6 Heyward 1-5 In total the Cardinals had 23 LOBsters on the night and could only muster 1 run over over 14 innings of play. The only positive any Cardinals fan can take from Monday night’s tilt is that it started at 6p CT, so the four hour and fourteen minute game...
Via Cardinals Diaspora
3 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB power rankings after Week 6

Week 6 of Major League Baseball action is in the books. The week ended with Miami Marlins manager Mike Redmond being shown the door and three teams with a five-game winning streak in the Houston Astros, Philadelphia Phillies and Chicago White Sox. Here are the power rankings almost a quarter way through the season. 30. Milwaukee Brewers (13-25) The Brewers don’t have the...
Via Sports-Glory
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Vol 6: NL Central Weekly Wrap-Up

The Chicago Cubs had the best week of all NL Central Teams after they went on a 6 game winning streak this week, to bring themselves to within 4 games of the St. Louis Cardinals. Chicago Cubs: Could the Chicago Cubs be showing signs of troubling St. Louis? For the first time in many years, the Cubs are contenders, at least through the first month and a half of baseball. Jon Lester...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
4 days ago  |  Discuss

St. Louis Cardinals: Can Garcia stabilize the rotation?

The St. Louis Cardinals just wrapped up only their second losing series of the 2015 season, dropping two of three games to the Detroit Tigers. With a gassed bullpen and uninspiring performances from several important areas, the Cardinals appear to be much worse off than their 25-12 start would appear on paper: most notably, the lack of a permanent fifth starter in the wake of Adam...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

AutoZone Park Ranked Second in all of MiLB

If you haven’t been to Memphis lately, it is time. The renovations directed by new Memphis Redbirds owner St. Louis Cardinals to AutoZone Park have taken the city-owner Redbirds’ home to a new level. And that says something about a stadium that was already superior to several current big-league venues. The changes have been affirmed by those in the game. AutoZone Park is ranked...
Via The Cardinal Nation blog
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals Recall Sam Tuivailala From Memphis

LEFTY TYLER LYONS OPTIONED TO TRIPLE-A CLUB ST. LOUIS, Mo., May 17, 2015 – The St. Louis Cardinals announced prior to tonight’s game that they have recalled right-handed reliever Sam Tuivailala from Memphis (AAA) and that they had optioned left-handed pitcher Tyler Lyons to the triple-A club following yesterday’s game. Tuivailala was 2-0 with a [...]
Via The Cardinal Conclave
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Tyler Lyons Disappoints as Other Cardinals’ Starters Near Return

St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Tyler Lyons throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Chicago Cubs Tuesday, May 5, 2015, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson) During this time last season, St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Tyler Lyons was assigned to AAA affiliate Memphis Redbirds, for serving up three losses and 17 earned runs in just 25 innings. His third...
Via The Sports Journal
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Cards Activate Randal Grichuk from DL

1st BASEMAN/OUTFIELDER XAVIER SCRUGGS OPTIONED TO MEMPHIS (AAA) ST. LOUIS, Mo., May 16, 2015 – The St. Louis Cardinals announced prior to this afternoon’s game that they have activated outfielder Randal Grichuk (lower back strain) from the 15-day disabled list and optioned first baseman/outfielder Xavier Scruggs to Memphis (AAA). Grichuk, who was on the Cardinals [...]
Via The Cardinal Conclave
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Jaime Garcia and Springfield Cardinals top Naturals, 6-5

May 15, 2015, Springdale, AR – St. Louis Cardinals LHP Jaime Garcia dealt 6.0 innings in a Rehab Start to help lead the Springfield Cardinals to the 6-5 win against the Northwest Arkansas Naturals before 6,594 fans at Arvest Ballpark on Friday night. Garcia (W, 1-0) finished his six-inning outing with six strikeouts and only two runs on six hits. He got out of a scoreless third...
Via i70baseball
6 days ago  |  Discuss

St. Louis Cardinals Minor Leagues: Garcia cruises in rehab start for Springfield

Garcia continued his rehab assignment for the Springfield Cardinals on Friday. After a disappointing turn in the Memphis rotation, left-hander Jaime Garcia turned in a much stronger start for the Springfield Cardinals against the Northwest Arkansas Naturals. Garcia turned in 6 innings where he gave up just 2 runs, and both of those runs came in his final inning as his pitch count...
Via Cardinals Farm
6 days ago  |  Discuss

St. Louis Cardinals: Beating the best

The St. Louis Cardinals currently own the best record in the majors, but that’s about to be truly tested. Starting with Friday’s game against the Tigers, the Redbirds have a ten game stretch of games against some of the best teams in the league. Following the weekend set at home with Detroit, St. Louis will then take to the road for four games with the New York Mets, then come...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals: Running With Bourjos is Right

Disclaimer: I am a Jon Jay guy and always have been.I’ve taken flack for loving Jay’s ability to hit for average, get on base and do what was needed for the Cards since he first arrived. Having said that, it’s a pleasant surprise to see Peter Bourjos finally get a chance to shine and play some center field. Bourjos is also getting some swings in the leadoff spot, a place he...
Via Cardinals Farm
7 days ago  |  Discuss

St. Louis Cardinals Minor Leagues: Weaver makes season debut for Palm Beach

The Cardinals’ first pick in the 2014 draft made his season debut for the Palm Beach Cardinals in Daytona. In order to build up arm strength for the long haul of the season, the St. Louis Cardinals placed their first selection from the 2014 draft, Luke Weaver, in Extended Spring Training to start the year. Five weeks after the other minor league teams broke camp, Weaver made his...
Via Cardinals Farm
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Lance Lynn as the Next Max Scherzer

Lance Lynn first received a rotation spot in 2012 when St. Louis’s then-ace Chris Carpenter went down in Spring Training. Lynn inherited the rotation spot vacated by Carpenter, but did not inherit his role as staff ace, into which Adam Wainwright stepped after missing 2011 while recovering from Tommy John surgery. The Cardinals have once […]
Via Fangraphs
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Corey Kluber strikes out 18 in dominating performance

Reigning American League Cy Young winner Corey Kluber struck out 18 batters in a dominating performance against the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday. The Cleveland Indians ace threw an absolute gem in an eight-inning outing, giving up just one hit and zero walks while throwing 113 pitches. Kluber didn’t yield a hit until Jhonny Peralta nailed a single up the middle with two...
Via Sportsnaut
9 days ago  |  Discuss
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