St. Louis Cardinals: Offense Finding Its Groove

The St. Louis Cardinals put a stop to the division-leading Milwaukee Brewers’ nine-game winning streak when they blanked the Brewers 4-0 Monday night at Miller Park. The win brings the Cardinals to 8-5, and they are now two games behind the Brewers, who are 10-3. It probably isn’t a stretch to say that Cardinals fans found relief in the team’s performance in the series opener...
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Matt Garza turns into googly-eyed madman after giving up home run (GIF)

Matt Garza had otherwise pitched a great game heading into the sixth inning in the Milwaukee Brewers’ game against the St. Louis Cardinals on Monday. He had only surrendered one run on a solo shot by Jhonny Peralta in the second inning. But things unraveled a bit in the sixth when Jon Jay cleared the […] The post Matt Garza turns into googly-eyed madman after giving up home run...
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Brewers’ Matt Garza Nearly Loses It On Mound After Home Run (GIF)

Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Matt Garza is an excitable individual, known for being a bit fiery a times on the mound. Monday was one of those times. The Brewers were trailing the St. Louis Cardinals 1-0 when Garza surrendered a three-run, sixth-inning home run to Jon Jay, icing what ended up being a 4-0 Cardinals win. To say Garza was mad at himself over the homer would be an understatement...
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Cardinals continue to be a thorn in the Brewers' side

Even amid their best start in 27 years, the Milwaukee Brewers still have their problems with the St. Louis Cardinals. With their lengthy winning streak in the past, the Brewers hope to finally get the best of Shelby Miller and bounce back from their latest defeat to the visiting Cardinals on Tuesday night. Riding a nine-game winning streak during which it averaged 5.9 runs, Milwaukee...
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Matt Garza Turns Into Very Angry, Crazy Man After Allowing Home Run

Things are going pretty well for the Milwaukee Brewers these days, riding a nine-game winning streak and MLB-best 10-2 record into Monday. But you wouldn’t have known that by the reaction of Matt Garza, after the Brewers’ pitcher allowed a three-run homer to the St. Louis Cardinals’ Jon Jay in the seventh inning of Monday night’s game at Miller Park: Now, every game against...
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Brewers' 9-game winning streak snapped by rival Cardinals

MILWAUKEE -- The top of the sixth inning looked like one of those frames the Milwaukee Brewers have had a few times on their nine-game winning streak. A couple of clutch defensive plays gave Matt Garza and the Brewers a way out of an inning that could have easily turned ugly, but this time one swing of the bat prevented the momentum-shifting sequence from going their way. Jon Jay...
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Crew shut out by Cards in series opener

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- The Milwaukee Brewers' nine-game winning streak was snapped Monday night when Lance Lynn struck out 11 in seven innings and Jon Jay hit a three-run homer for the St. Louis Cardinals in a 4-0 victory. Lynn allowed three hits over seven innings before Carlos Martinez finished off the surprising Brewers, who still have the majors' best record at 10-3. Lynn...
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Cards' Lynn picks up third win of season in dominating fashion

Now that was how the Cardinals wanted to start an 11-game road trip. Using a strong start from Lance Lynn and a three-run homer from Jon Jay, the Cardinals started their three-city trip with a 4-0 victory that ended the Brewers' nine-game winning streak. The win marked the first time St. Louis has won three in a row this season. It was snowing outside of Miller Park on Monday...
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Game 13: Brewers Come Face To Face With Reality

The Cardinals were 14-5 against the Brewers in 2013. A pretty absurd mark against a division rival. (They managed 12 wins against the Cubs, 11 against the Reds and 9 against the Pirates.) The Brewers were little brother and the Cardinals were holding the ball above their head, laughing as they tried to jump up and get it. But after a 10-2 start and in the midst of a 9 game winning...
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Lynn, Cardinals snap Brewers' nine-game win streak

MILWAUKEE -- Lance Lynn brought the Brewers' fast start to a halt. Mixing a fastball that topped 95 mph with his effective slider, the St. Louis Cardinals right-hander struck out 11 and allowed three hits over seven innings in a 4-0 victory Monday night to snap Milwaukee's nine-game winning streak. Lynn (3-0) frustrated the Brewers all night. He left Carlos Gomez twisting...
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Subs Jay, Descalso power Redbirds by Cubs

How the Cardinals have positioned Jon Jay and Daniel Descalso — two stalwarts for three consecutive postseason runs – as understudies leaves them with a role complicated by irregular playing time and undesirable matchups. At least it’s familiar. A duo of Cardinals who gained a toehold in the majors in 2011 as part-time players with full-time production, Descalso and Jay exploited...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals hope to stay on offensive roll in finale vs. Cubs

While they've been inconsistent this season, the St. Louis Cardinals' hitters had its best showing of the season in the middle game of its first series against the Chicago Cubs. St. Louis will try to build on that performance in Sunday's finale by continuing its recent success against former Cardinals right-hander Edwin Jackson. St. Louis (6-5) batted .212 in its first...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Game 9: Billy Hamilton’s Legs

The Cardinals got beat by the Reds Wednesday afternoon 4-0 in a brisk 2:20. We could sit here and talk about the lack of Cardinals hitting. Because it was totally MIA. Mike Leake looked like he was pitching Little League batting practice. Maybe they noticed the off-day tomorrow and spectacular spring weather today and decided to move on to other endeavors for the day? But we’re...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Jon Jay’s Authentic Collection Balaclava For Sale

Jon Jay got a pinch hit attempt and an inning of work in LF last night for the Cardinals. Nothing too groundbreaking about the whole deal. But if you were playing close attention, you might have noticed Mr. Jay sporting the authentic Cardinals balaclava. It’s cold in Pittsburgh, though. Right? We can argue the merits of 42 degrees (the temperature at the end of the game) and at...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Game 5: Methodical Methodology

Curse de Liriano has been broken. Fransisco Liriano, the 2013 NL Comeback Player of the Year,  sported a 3-0 record with a 0.75 ERA and 20 strikeouts against the Cardinals last season. He last faced the Cardinals on October 6th 2013 in game 3 of the NLDS where he held the Birds to 2 runs while the Pirates got the win a 2-1 series lead. It’s easy to forget now, but the Cards were...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals beat Reds 7-6 to take season-opening series

CINCINNATI -- The St. Louis Cardinals overcame another long delay and Todd Frazier's two homers on Thursday, holding on to beat the Cincinnati Reds 7-6 and take two of three in their season-opening series. The first pitch was delayed 3 hours, 42 minutes because of rain. The Cardinals then emerged from their two-game hitting slump by knocking Homer Bailey (0-1) out of the game...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Can Peter Bourjos Handle The Pressure Of St. Louis?

No, St. Louis isn’t Boston, Philadelphia or New York. There aren’t screaming headlines on the back pages of tabloids (like this or this) everyday designed to get Cardinals fans into a lather. At the same time, the seriousness of baseball is every bit the equal to the northeast. We’re the disappointed parent that has incredibly high standards, not the ones screaming in the aisles...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

St. Louis Cardinals set opening day roster

After a relatively uninteresting spring, the St. Louis Cardinals have made all the necessary cuts to begin the long 162 game season in Cincinnati Monday afternoon. An uninteresting spring is defined as one where few (or no) key players go down with an injury, and no one performs well below expectations. For the defending National League champs, perhaps the opposite could be said...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

St. Louis Cardinals’ Bullpen Battle Takes Center Stage for Roster Decisions

The St. Louis Cardinals came to spring training with very few roster decisions to make.  Most of those decisions have been reached in the last few days. Kolten Wong appears to be the starting second baseman, Jon Jay and Peter Bourjos will share time in center field, Joe Kelly will be the fifth starter, Carlos Martinez will serve as the eighth-inning reliever and Pat Neshek has...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals Spring Training Battle #3: The Bench

With the start of the season only 8 days away, its time to look at the final Spring Training Battle for the Cardinals--the bench.The Cards recently announced that Kolten Wong had beaten out Mark Ellis for the starting second base job, which means that the starting lineup is pretty much set, if not the batting order.Here's how the team lines up:Catcher - Yadier MolinaFirst Base...
Via Cardinals Fan in Cubs Land
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Stephen Piscotty’s future with the St. Louis Cardinals

Spring training has been a largely unsurprising affair. The usual suspects are hitting well, and some players we expected to do well last season are making good this spring. The St. Louis Cardinals outfield looked to be pretty well settled after the trade of David Freese to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim California, USA.It was to be Bourjos in center every day, with Matt Holliday...
Via Keene on MLB
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlins take down Cardinals 4-3

JUPITER, Fla. -- Miami second baseman Derek Dietrich broke his nose when he was struck in the face by a bad-hop single during the Marlins' 4-3 win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday. Dietrich was hit by Jon Jay's batted ball that hopped up at him while setting up for a double play in the fifth. Dietrich, who walked off the field holding a towel to his face, did not...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Dietrich breaks nose but Marlins top Cardinals 4-3

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) -- Miami second baseman Derek Dietrich broke his nose when he was struck in the face by a bad-hop single during the Marlins' 4-3 win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday. Dietrich was hit by Jon Jay's batted ball that hopped up at him while setting up for a double play in the fifth. Dietrich, who walked off the field holding a towel to his face, did...
Via Fox Sports Florida
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlins' Derek Dietrich has small nose fracture after being struck in face by ground ball

JUPITER, Fla. -- Marlins second baseman Derek Dietrich experienced quite the scare during the fifth inning of Thursday afternoon's game against the Cardinals at Roger Dean Stadium. With one out and a runner at first, Jon Jay's ground ball took a bad hop and hit Dietrich in the face on a potential double play. He went down instantly. The entire team congregated around him...
Via Fox Sports Florida
26 days ago  |  Discuss

The Two Biggest Weaknesses of the St. Louis Cardinals

The Cardinals don’t make this easy on us. Heading into the offseason, they had two pretty clear weaknesses -- outfield defense and shortstop offense. They traded for Peter Bourjos and signed Jhonny Peralta. Problems solved. And now we have to try to nitpick two other weaknesses for an impressively complete club. How about their struggles against left-handed pitching? While...
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March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

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