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St. Louis Cardinals Inconsistency To End Soon, Good Or Bad

The highly favored St. Louis Cardinals have sputtered through the 2014 Major League Baseball season so much that it has often felt as if they’ve squashed much of the optimism from a fan base that was often over-exuberant in its preseason hopes for another run to the World Series. But the vague fog that has hung over much of the season should be set to soon clear, although it doesn’t...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

MLB Power Rankings: Week 21

Despite losing two of three games in Oakland, the Los Angeles Angels sit a game above the Oakland Athletics for first place in the A.L. West, and they remain in first place in this week’s edition of Grandstand U’s MLB Power Rankings. Oakland is 8-4 against L.A. this year, but the Angels have had little problem against the rest of the team’s in the league, and if they continue...
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2 days ago  |  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
3 days ago  |  Discuss

How do the Cardinals' July trades affect their roster going forward?

The Cardinals current and future roster changed dramatically in July when John Mozeliak jettisoned Allen Craig, Joe Kelly and minor leaguer James Ramsey in exchange for pitchers Justin Masterson and John Lackey, along with minor leaguer pitcher Corey Littrell.Kelly would have been under team control through the 2018 season and Craig was signed to a reasonable contract through the...
Via Cardinals Fan in Cubs Land
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals fall flat once again, lose two out of three from Phillies

Justin Masterson made his fifth start for the Cardinals Sunday afternoon in the rubber game of this three game series in Philadelphia. This would make the third time in five outings Masterson would only go five innings or less. He would give up a total of five runs in three innings. The offense wouldn’t be able to back him up either. Jerome Williams would shut down the Cardinals...
Via Cardinals Farm
4 days ago  |  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
10 days ago  |  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
10 days ago  |  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
10 days ago  |  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
10 days ago  |  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
10 days ago  |  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
14 days ago  |  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
15 days ago  |  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...
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15 days ago  |  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
16 days ago  |  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
16 days ago  |  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...
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18 days ago  |  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...
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20 days ago  |  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
20 days ago  |  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...
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24 days ago  |  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...
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26 days ago  |  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
26 days ago  |  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...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

St. Louis Cardinals: Evaluating the deadline moves

Following the trade deadline, plenty of teams made some bold moves. The St. Louis Cardinals were not one to disappoint. General Manager John Mozeliak definitely shook up the clubhouse when he decided on his trades just before the deadline was reached. The Cardinals started the roster changes after picking up former Boston Red Sox catcher A.J. Pierzynski, whose bat quickly proved...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Masterson hopes a new setting can turn around his season

Before St. Louis' prized trade deadline acquisition makes his Cardinals debut, the other pitcher they recently added looks to help his new club avoid extending its season-high home skid to five games. Justin Masterson hopes a new setting will help turn around his rough season starting Saturday night against the NL Central-leading Milwaukee Brewers. St. Louis (57-51) acquired...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Random thoughts on the Cardinals moves as the trade deadline dust settles

As we all continue to digest the trade deadline moves by the Cardinals, here are some of my random thoughts on them.The Cardinals overpaid on John LackeyLackey is a good pitcher and all that, but is he really worth both Allen Craig and Joe Kelly?  My initial impression when I heard of the trade was that we "sold low" on both Craig and Kelly.  Yes, they were both having...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss
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