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Cardinals finish strong with 1-0 win over D-backs after title decided

PHOENIX -- The St. Louis Cardinals clinched their second straight NL Central title before the first pitch Sunday and closed out the regular season with a 1-0 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks. The Cardinals were already in the postseason entering the day and celebrated the division title in the dugout minutes before first pitch, when Cincinnati's 4-1 win over Pittsburgh was announced...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
3 days ago  |  Discuss

End of season post-mortem: Cleveland Indians

After an early elimination from the playoffs in 2013, anything less than an extended run into the postseason in 2014 would be disappointing. The Indians are now disappointed. A whole crew of players that casual baseball fans have never heard of were good enough to get into that Wild Card game and despite many of them improving as they entered their prime, but it wasn’t enough this...
Via The Outside Corner
4 days ago  |  Discuss

How Justin Masterson Cost the Indians the Play-Offs

When comparing the 2013 play-off Indians with 2014 team, there have been a surprising number of improvements considering the less successful outcome. Offensively, Michael Brantley, Yan Gomes, Lonnie Chisenhall and Carlos Santana all had better seasons than in 2013, while Jason Kipnis and Michael Bourn put up similar numbers. Cody Allen was significantly better than Chris Perez ever...
Via Burning River Baseball
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Masterson heads to bullpen for Cardinals

The list of candidates to start Thursday’s Cardinals game at Milwaukee diminished by one Monday when manager Mike Matheny said struggling righthander Justin Masterson will be doing his next pitching out of the bullpen. “We’ve got him in that mindset already,” Matheny said. “When he’ll be actually available to go is still up in the air.” Masterson was in the group...
Via Pro Sports Daily
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Somehow, Someway, That All Worked Out For The Cardinals

That could have been a whole lot better. That could have been a whole lot worse. Both things are true as we dig through the rubble of a 2-2 split against a bottom dwelling foe… that somehow vaulted the Cardinals into a first place tie in the NL Central. First the bad news. + The Justin Masterson trade is officially a bust. His ERA with the Cardinals is 7.90 and he’s surrendered...
Via Cardinals Diaspora
September 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals' Justin Masterson considers abandoning windup

When Justin Masterson went to the bullpen at Pittsburgh’s PNC Park on Wednesday to ready for his next start, he and the Cardinals coaches believed a solution for his continued struggles would be found first by asking a question: How could he make everything simpler? The answer is creative, and they’re eager to see if it’s curative. “For the most part, I was pitching out...
Via Pro Sports Daily
August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Masterson struggles may get bumped from Cardinals’ rotation

After winning a nearly five-hour struggle the night before, the Cardinals had little Sunday for well-traveled Philadelphia Phillies righthander Jerome Willliams. Their own starter, Justin Masterson, had little or nothing for the Phillies either, and the result was a 7-1 loss that cost the Cardinals a chance to clinch a series against second-division opposition. One of the few positives...
Via Pro Sports Daily
August 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Reds try to solve Masterson in St. Louis

Justin Masterson hopes he has finally found the successful form he's been missing most of this season. The right-hander has certainly been at his best against the Cincinnati Reds of late. Looking to build on his strongest outing since joining the St. Louis Cardinals, Masterson tries to win his fourth straight start against the reeling Reds on Monday night at Busch Stadium. After...
Via AP on Fox
August 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Reds try to solve Masterson in St. Louis

Justin Masterson hopes he has finally found the successful form he's been missing most of this season. The right-hander has certainly been at his best against the Cincinnati Reds of late. Looking to build on his strongest outing since joining the St. Louis Cardinals, Masterson tries to win his fourth straight start against the reeling Reds on Monday night at Busch Stadium. After...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
August 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Reds-Cardinals Preview

Justin Masterson hopes he has finally found the successful form he's been missing most of this season. The right-hander has certainly been at his best against the Cincinnati Reds of late. Looking to build on his strongest outing since joining the St. Louis Cardinals, Masterson tries to win his fourth straight start against the reeling Reds on Monday night at Busch Stadium. After...
Via AP on Fox
August 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Coming off his strongest Cardinals outing, Masterson faces reeling Reds

Justin Masterson hopes he has finally found the successful form he's been missing most of this season. The right-hander has certainly been at his best against the Cincinnati Reds of late. Looking to build on his strongest outing since joining the St. Louis Cardinals, Masterson tries to win his fourth straight start against the reeling Reds on Monday night at Busch Stadium. After...
Via AP on Fox
August 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Coming off his strongest Cardinals outing, Masterson faces reeling Reds

Justin Masterson hopes he has finally found the successful form he's been missing most of this season. The right-hander has certainly been at his best against the Cincinnati Reds of late. Looking to build on his strongest outing since joining the St. Louis Cardinals, Masterson tries to win his fourth straight start against the reeling Reds on Monday night at Busch Stadium. After...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
August 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Justin Masterson’s Mechanics Are Now AAA-Approved

Leading up to last night’s game, there was talk about how Justin Masterson may have tinkered with his mechanics, trying to improve on two dismal starts in Cardinal red that led folks to wonder if John Mozeliak had lost his touch. Let’s just say Masterson is a pretty darn good tinkerer . Seven scoreless innings on just three hits is not [...]
Via The Cardinal Conclave
August 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Justin Masterson, Matt Adams carry Cardinals to 5-2 bounce back win over Marlins

In his first two starts with the Cardinals, Justin Masterson had posted a sloppy 11.25 ERA allowing a total of 10 runs in eight innings of work. Wednesday night in Miami was a completely different story. The Cardinals saw the 2013 All-Star with Cleveland in the final game of this series. Seven shutout innings allowing three hits with no walks and three strikeouts would do the trick...
Via Cardinals Farm
August 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Masterson pitches Cardinals past Marlins, 5-2

MIAMI -- Justin Masterson pitched seven scoreless innings in his best outing since joining the St. Louis Cardinals, and they averted a series sweep by beating the Miami Marlins 5-2 Wednesday. Masterson, acquired in a trade with Cleveland on July 30, allowed three hits -- all singles -- and no walks and threw only 91 pitches before departing for a pinch hitter. After recording only...
Via AP on Fox
August 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Masterson pitches Cardinals past Marlins, 5-2

MIAMI -- Justin Masterson pitched seven scoreless innings in his best outing since joining the St. Louis Cardinals, and they averted a series sweep by beating the Miami Marlins 5-2 Wednesday. Masterson, acquired in a trade with Cleveland on July 30, allowed three hits -- all singles -- and no walks and threw only 91 pitches before departing for a pinch hitter. After recording only...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
August 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Matheny keeps faith in Masterson as he tries to find groove with Cardinals

Despite a rough start to Justin Masterson's tenure with the St. Louis Cardinals, manager Mike Matheny still has faith in the right-hander. Trying to bounce back from a brief stay in his last outing, Masterson looks to help the visiting Cardinals avoid their first three-game sweep at the hands of the Miami Marlins in 18 years Wednesday night. In two starts since being acquired...
Via AP on Fox
August 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Matheny keeps faith in Masterson as he tries to find groove with Cardinals

Despite a rough start to Justin Masterson's tenure with the St. Louis Cardinals, manager Mike Matheny still has faith in the right-hander. Trying to bounce back from a brief stay in his last outing, Masterson looks to help the visiting Cardinals avoid their first three-game sweep at the hands of the Miami Marlins in 18 years Wednesday night. In two starts since being acquired...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
August 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Justin Masterson Needs Dave Duncan-Like Intervention

St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Justin Masterson followed a mediocre debut with the team August 2 with a horrid performance six days later that showed the Cardinals coaching staff might need to take a page or two out of the book of a previous coach who worked wonders with pitchers in such positions. Pitching coach Dave Duncan followed manager Tony La Russa from the Oakland...
Via i70baseball
August 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals fall flat as Orioles put on rout with six home runs in 12-2 win

Justin Masterson got out of a bases loaded, nobody out jam in the Bottom of the 1st. He struck out Nelson Cruz and Chris Davis for back-to-back outs, then got J.J. Hardy to ground out to escape the jam. Would that be a momentum shift in favor of the Cardinals? Um, not exactly. The momentum would swing right back to the Orioles in the Bottom of the 2nd inning. Manny Machado gave the...
Via Cardinals Farm
August 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Masterson, Cardinals get rocked in Baltimore

When Justin Masterson escaped a no-out, bases-loaded jam in the first inning without allowing a run, the Cardinals looked like they were on their way. Then the exact opposite happened. The Orioles made up for their first-inning failures by slamming six home runs and scoring four, one, three, one and three runs over the next five innings on the way to a 12-2 victory. A.J. Pierzynski...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
August 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Analyzing Justin Masterson’s Cardinal Debut

The Cardinals’ first starting pitching acquisition of the year made his debut on Saturday against the Milwaukee Brewers. That game was a big start for three reasons. First, it was Justin Masterson‘s first chance to impress in a Cardinal uniform. Second, it was a chance for Masterson to shut down a division rival and potential playoff opponent. Third, it was Masterson’s first...
Via Cardinals Farm
August 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals have offensive breakthrough to back up Justin Masterson’s debut

Cardinals’ starting pitchers this season haven’t seen much of of what Justin Masterson saw in his Cardinal debut Saturday night vs Milwaukee at Busch Stadium. That would be run support. The Brewers took an early 1-0 lead off the bat of who else, Aramis Ramirez, who singled to score Gerardo Parra. That would be  Milwaukee’s only lead of the night. Manager Mike Matheny almost...
Via Cardinals Farm
August 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Wong helps Masterson win Cards debut with 9-7 victory over Brewers

ST. LOUIS -- Kolten Wong broke out of a slump with a home run and three RBIs and Justin Masterson won his St. Louis debut as the Cardinals beat the Milwaukee Brewers 9-7 on Saturday night. St. Louis, which had lost three of its previous four, moved two games behind first-place Milwaukee in the NL Central. The Brewers had a two-game winning streak snapped. Wong, who entered the contest...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
August 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Justin Masterson, John Lackey get set for big debuts tonight and tomorrow

The Brewers opened up this three game weekend series with a 7-4 win Friday night, stretching their lead to three games over the Cardinals as St. Louis currently sits in third place in the NL Central. Milwaukee has had sole possession or a share of first place in the NL Central every day this season since April 5th. The Cardinals can’t take over first place by the end of this weekend...
Via Cardinals Farm
August 02, 2014  |  Discuss
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