The ‘Cardinal Way’ and ‘Oriole Way’ show just how little has changed in baseball

It will take just an 18-16 finish for the St. Louis Cardinals to record the franchise’s first 100-win season since 2005. The Redbirds will go to the playoffs for the twelfth time in 16 seasons come October, where they will be the resounding favorites to represent the National League in the World Series for the fifth time in the 21st Century. The Cardinals have made it look easy...
Via Baseball Essential
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Can the Cardinals be stopped in the Central Division?

It’s funny. Every time St. Louis Cardinals fans seem to think the Redbirds are slowing down or starting to finally tail off and self destruct, they fire off a short winning streak where they restore order to the well breed machine. After dropping two disgusting games to the lowly San Diego Padres out west, the Birds have fired off four wins in a row, outscoring the opponent 27...
Via STLSportsMinute
3 days ago  |  Discuss

A friendly letter to a Mets fan

Dear Mets Fan, It was October 19, 2006. My 22nd birthday. I was in Boston, back in town to celebrate. While stopping at my old college newspaper office, I watched Adam Wainwright hurl a curveball, outside corner, and Carlos Beltran saw it … saw it … saw it … and buckled. Called strike three. Game over. Mets lose. What a terrible moment. What a heartbreaker. Especially after...
Via Phillies Nation
3 days ago  |  Discuss

The Cardinals Are First MLB Team To 80 Wins

The Cardinals became the first MLB team to reach 80 wins on Tuesday night and pushed their record to 35 games over .500. There are still 6 more days left in August. With a .640 win percentage and 37 games remaining, the Cardinals are on pace to post 24 additional wins in 2015, bringing their season total to 104. Matt Adams, Randal Grichuk, Matt Holliday, Jon Jay, Adam Wainwright...
Via Cardinals Diaspora
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals roll to 80 wins and 35 games over .500

  Jeff Curry / USA Today Sports   On August 25th in 2011, the Cardinals were 10.5 games back of the NL Wild Card. Then of course, they went on a remarkable and historical run in dramatic fashion to achieve their 11th World Series Championship in franchise history. Since then, St. Louis has been the postseason in three consecutive years; reaching the NLCS in 2012, another World...
Via STLSportsMinute
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Where the Birds Fly – The St. Louis Cardinals Continue to Dominate

The MLB season kicked off with a prime-time showdown between the St. Louis Cardinals and Chicago Cubs on April 5th. Adam Wainwright earned the W that night, and gave the Cardinals their first win of the new campaign. Between then and April 28th, the Red Birds were rolling with one of the best records in baseball when they suffered an enormous loss, as opening day starter and staff...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Have The Cardinals Finally Taken Every Injury They Can Afford To?

While success has been the constant for the 2015 St. Louis Cardinals, so has been the ever-present element of doing it in spite of a crucial injury. Looking at the team’s Opening Day roster in comparison to the everyday lineup it trots out currently, rational thought would say there should be no way that this team has baseball’s best record and a six game lead in their division...
Via i70baseball
11 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 Cardinals Pitching, Best Ever?

The St. Louis Cardinals are Major League Baseball’s best team. Without question, right? How, though? It’s all because they have the greatest starting rotation in baseball history. The Cardinals have predominantly used four starters, none of which is ace Adam Wainwright due to his potentially season-ending Achilles injury that came only four games into 2015. They have stepped...
Via Total Sports Live
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Move Over Yankees, This is a Mets Town Now

Move over Yankees, there is a new sheriff in town. In a city that has been dominated by the big brother New York Yankees since Carlos Beltran was left frozen on an Adam Wainwright curveball in 2006, the tide has been turning for the Amazin Mets, the only first place team that plays in the […]
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Daily Pitcher Duels: Aug. 13

It’s a very short slate on this baseball Thursday with just nine games overall, but we’ve dug in deep to find the very best pitching matchups for you. Check ’em out: Francisco Liriano (PIT) vs. Lance Lynn (STL) 7:15 p.m. ET It’s really the only great pitching matchup of the day, but it’s a real doozy as two of the top starters from the teams that have the most and...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Daily Pitcher Duels: August 12

Wednesday brings us two fantastic duels, with the preferred matchup getting preferential treatment due to being played on national television. The other matchup is fantastic as well. Check 'em out: Gerrit Cole (PIT) vs. Michael Wacha (STL) 8:00 p.m. ET – ESPN These guys get a bump for being on national TV, but it's essentially a flip of the coin whether this is the better...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Daily Pitcher Duels: Aug. 7

After a lackluster slate on Thursday, baseball roars back with its best pitching matchups in quite some time. Check ’em out: Clayton Kershaw (LAD) vs. Gerrit Cole (PIT) 7:00 p.m. ET, ESPN Nobody’s been hotter in baseball than Kershaw, who hasn’t allowed an earned run in over a month, and has allowed one or fewer earned runs in eight of his last 10 starts. Over that stretch...
Via The Sports Post
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright proves that artist nailed his signature pose in painting

You can't do better than that. Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright was highly impressed with a St. Louis artist's painting of the pitcher's signature celebratory pose. In fact, the hurler, who has been out since April with a torn left Achilles tendon, liked artist Steven Walden's rendering so much that he struck the same pose in front of the painting and created this great photo that he...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals hope to sustain momentum from Thursday's great comeback

The St. Louis Cardinals have shown a knack for winning while short-handed throughout much of this season, and their first game without Matt Holliday was no different. The Cardinals will try to build on a stunning victory and extend their home dominance over the Colorado Rockies on Friday night. St. Louis (65-37) has forged the best record in the majors despite missing top pitcher...
Via Fox Sports
July 31, 2015  |  Discuss

St. Louis Cardinals Likely Facing a Quiet Trade Deadline Despite Status

(Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images) The St. Louis Cardinals sit atop the National League as the season rolls into the final two months. With a 61-34 record, the Cardinals have a comfortable lead over the Pittsburgh Pirates in the Central division despite a number of injuries to some key players. With ace Adam Wainwright out for the year, first baseman Matt Adams, reliever Jordan...
Via The Sports Journal
July 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Cardinals' Wainwright gives up 19 runs in return to live action

ST. LOUIS -- When Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright suffered a complete Achilles tear in his left ankle while batting against Milwaukee in April, it was feared that he would be out for the season, though Waino himself proclaimed he intended to prove otherwise. He did just that Monday night, and the results were not pretty. Waino's ankle survived, but his ERA did not. And it was a bunch...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
July 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Best pitching duels of the day: July 10

It’s a wonderful baseball Friday with aces dotting this slate as all 30 teams are back in action. Check ’em out: Cole Hamels (PHI) vs. Madison Bumgarner (SFG) 10:15 p.m. ET In a matchup of what is quite likely the two best left-handers in the National League, these two match up yet again for what feels like an extraordinarily high number of times for non-divisional foes...
Via The Sports Post
July 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Cardinals: First Baseman Struggles Continue

Well, it’s July 4th and the St. Louis Cardinals, despite their four game losing streak, lead the Pittsburg Pirates by six games. It’s a comfortable lead, but the Birds on the Bat are trudging through the dog days of July and it’s no time for them to become complacent. The injury bug has hit the Cardinals hard this season: Adam Wainwright, Matt Adams, Matt Holliday, Jordan Walden...
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July 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Slumping Padres head to St. Louis for four-game series

The St. Louis Cardinals should be at the forefront of discussions if baseball entertains the idea of bringing the designated hitter to the NL. Jaime Garcia has been pushed back in the rotation for a second time, giving Tim Cooney the opportunity to make his second major league start Thursday night against the slumping San Diego Padres at Busch Stadium. Adam Wainwright tore his left...
Via Fox Sports
July 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Wainwright eyeing a comeback

Adam Wainwright tore his Achilles tendon in April and although pitching later this year may seem impossible, the Cardinals' ace is hoping that he'll be able to do it. "I'll do whatever it takes to pitch in October," Wainwright told "That's the deal." The rehab process is a lengthy one – typically nine to 12 months – but Wainwright is committed to working...
Via Fox Sports
June 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Cardinals: Flying high without Adam Wainwright and Matt Holliday

Say you were to tell me at the beginning of Spring Training that by June the St. Louis Cardinals would have played without Matt Holliday, Adam Wainwright, Matt Adams, Lance Lynn, and Jordan Walden for at least two weeks each, yet they would have possession of the best win-loss record in the game. I would have looked at you as if you were one of the most disoriented people in existence...
Via STLSportsMinute
June 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Best pitching duels of the day: June 25

It’s a limited slate of action on this Thursday—just 22 of 30 teams in action—and without a real standout pitching matchup, we’ll turn our attention to today’s aces in isolation Check ’em out: Warm-Up Tosses Here’s a peek at today’s “aces in isolation:” Carlos Rodon (opposed by Detroit’s Alfredo Simon), Sonny Gray (Texas’ Colby Lewis), Jacob deGrom ...
Via The Sports Post
June 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Wainwright To Host 3rd Annual Fantasy Football Fundraiser at Busch

Ozzie Smith, Kurt Warner, Marshall Faulk and Jon Hamm among participants helping raise money for charity            ST. LOUIS, June 24, 2015 – Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright is once again joining forces with teammates, celebrities and fans to raise money for charity during his 3rd annual Big League Impact fantasy football live [...]
Via The Cardinal Conclave
June 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Pitching staff carrying Cardinals

  Even without ace Adam Wainwright, the St. Louis Cardinals pitching staff has been one of the team's strengths. Entering play Monday, the Cardinals have a 2.71 team ERA. According to, "Last year's team ERA leaders, the Washington Nationals, actually finished with a 3.03 ERA [and] ... the last team to finish the season below 3.00 was the 1989 Dodgers." Whether or not...
Via Fox Sports
June 22, 2015  |  Discuss

St. Louis Cardinals trade rumors: Starting pitching edition

Just when the St. Louis Cardinals (42-23) seem like they’re getting back on track from an injury, another vital part of the organization gets struck with some type of ailment. Regardless of these injuries, the Redbirds own the best record in the majors, leading cross-state rival Kansas City by three and a half games. However, as the season moves along and players continue to get...
June 18, 2015  |  Discuss
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