Quick Hit: Friday Hero/Goat

Ugly game Friday. Kinda glad I missed watching it. Hero: Matt Holliday. Tying home run, two hits. Goat: Joe Kelly. Five runs in less than five innings. Kevin Siegrist lost the game, but Kelly was just lucky that he got off the hook. Notes: Great PH by Oscar Taveras. And I don’t understand at all [...]
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

3 home runs lift Cubs to 7-6 victory over Cards

Wrigley Field was packed with its largest crowd of the season — 41,534 — as the Cubs and Cardinals entertained in a traditional mid-summer rivalry contest Friday. That thousands of those fans were clad in red to support their National League Central contender did not seem to faze the home team as the last-place Cubs emerged with a 7-6 victory in a see-saw contest. "It...
Via Pro Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals let one slip away against last-place Cubs

Blowing 3-0 and 6-5 leads to a last-place team that had lost seven of its past eight games was not how the Cardinals needed to start a road trip. But that's how they did when they suffered a frustrating 7-6 loss to the Chicago Cubs Friday afternoon at Wrigley Field. The setback gave the Cardinals their first four-game losing streak of the season and dropped them to 5-5 against...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals activate Siegrist from DL

ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Cardinals have activated lefty reliever Kevin Siegrist from the 15-day disabled list and optioned rookie lefty Nick Greenwood to Triple-A Memphis. Siegrist had been on the DL for two months with a left forearm strain. In five rehab appearances with Double-A Springfield, he allowed no runs in 4 2/3 innings. In his most recent outing Monday, he worked 1 1...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Cards Activate LHP Kevin Siegrist From DL

LEFTY RELIEVER NICK GREENWOOD OPTIONED TO MEMPHIS (AAA) ST. LOUIS, Mo., July 23, 2014 – The St. Louis Cardinals announced today that they have activated left-handed pitcher Kevin Siegrist (left forearm strain) from the 15-day disabled list and optioned left-handed pitcher Nick Greenwood to Memphis (AAA). Siegrist, who went on the disabled list May 24, appeared in five games...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Poll: Which Cardinals bullpen pitcher do you trust the most?

Oh boy, has the St. Louis Cardinals’ bullpen had its ups and downs this year. What seemed like a pretty strong core going into the season, has had to rely heavily on Pat Neshek and Sam Freeman for a good chunk of the season. The Cards are getting another important piece to the ‘pen back on Wednesday, Kevin Siegrist. This will put three lefties in the pen, as Nick Greenwood is...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Palm Beach wins their sixth straight behind Kyle Helisek’s quality start; Kyle Hald collects his eighth win of the year

Memphis was rained out on Thursday. Springfield notched a 6-4 victory over NW Arkansas. Palm Beach beat Tampa 7-3 thanks to a monster seven-run inning. Peoria only managed one run in their second-straight loss to West Michigan.     NW Arkansas 4 Springfield 6   Game Highlights Kyle Hald got into some trouble in the fourth, allowing four runs in the inning, but he would settle...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinal First-Half Grades: The Pitchers

Pitching was the absolute strength of the Cardinal first half, and without a doubt the reason why the season remained in a salvageable position while the offense stayed in a prolonged rut. While it did not play out to form in some regards, with a series of surprising emergences and then sudden injuries changing the formation of the pitching staff several times. But as the first half...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals Injury Update: Kevin Siegrist pitches scoreless inning on rehab

The St. Louis Cardinals get set to start the second half of the season on Friday with a weekend series against the Los Angeles Dodgers. At 52-44, the Cardinals are just a game behind the Brewers in the National League Central. At 29th in the league in runs scored, the Cardinals have been carried by a strong pitching staff which is eighth in the league in ERA. Look for the staff to...
Via MLB Injury News
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals Injury Update: Kevin Siegrist expects to start rehab soon

The St. Louis Cardinals entered a three-game series on Monday with the Pittsburgh Pirates with a record of 47-42, third in the National League Central. The Cardinals remain within striking distance of the Milwaukee Brewers behind a pitching staff that is 7th in the league in ERA. There is some good news on the injury front which shoulder further bolster the staff in the second...
Via Sports Injury Alert
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Should the Cardinals pursue Texas' Joakim Soria?

The trade market just got a whole lot more interesting.According to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, the Texas Rangers have made it be known that they are willing to listen on anyone.  What does that mean to the Cardinals?Well, for one thing, they could possibly pursue someone like Elvis Andrus, who would give the team a better defensive shortstop than Jhonny Peralta, and allow them to...
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June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

St. Louis Cardinals Saturday roundup

I’m trying a little different format this week. It isn’t original by any means. In fact, one of my favorite reads in St. Louis sports uses it regularly. I wanted to hit several noteworthy topic, and not bore you on a single topic. So here are some note worthy observations on the Cards this week in no particular order. Kevin Siegrist will be out at least another couple of weeks...
Via The Cardinal Conclave
June 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Previewing the Johnson City Cardinals, rookie affiliate of the Cardinals

On Thursday, the Johnson City Cardinals opened their 40th season as an affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals, by far, the longest streak of any current affiliate. The Cardinals play their home games at Howard Johnson Field at Cardinals Park in Johnson City, Tennessee in the Appalachian Mountains. The Cardinals are part of the Appalachian League, which is a 10-team league with member...
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June 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals Injury Updates: Kevin Siegrist, Adam Wainwright, Tyler Lyons

The St. Louis Cardinals fell to 39-33 on the season following a 3-2 loss to the New York Mets on Wednesday. Lance Lynn gave up two earned runs in six innings to take the loss and Matt Carpenter went 2-for-4 with a home run. Despite the loss, the Cardinals are only three and a half games behind the Milwaukee Brewers in the National League Central. On the injury front, Kevin Siegrist...
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June 19, 2014  |  Discuss

So just who are the 2014 St. Louis Cardinals?

ST. LOUIS -- At this time last year, a magical season was well underway at Busch Stadium. The Cardinals sported the best record and lowest ERA in the majors and were hitting an off-the-charts .339 with runners in scoring position. This year, well, that magic seems to have gone the way of their power. Both have been hard to find. The Cardinals are 34-32, compared to 43-23 a year ago...
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June 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals Injury Updates: Matt Adams, Tyler Lyons, Kevin Siegrist, Aledmys Diaz

Despite their injuries, the St. Louis Cardinals are hanging tough in the National League Central. Entering play on June 11, the Cardinals are in second place at at 34-31, four games behind the Milwaukee Brewers. They have one of their biggest sluggers, Matt Adams, on the disabled list along with three other supporting players. Here are the latest updates via Derrick Goold of the...
Via Sports Injury Alert
June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals Injury Updates: Matt Adams, Kevin Siegrist

Matt Adams, sidelined since May 29 with a strained left calf is progressing well as he is “moving well,” according to Jenifer Langosch of Adams will likely start a rehab assignment with Triple-A Memphis next week. Matt Adams (calf strain) progressing and could start rehab with Memphis as early as Monday; Kevin Siegrist throwing off flat ground.— Jenifer Langosch ...
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June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

The dismal state of the St. Louis Cardinals bullpen

Not much has been going right for the Cardinals this week. Rough starts from Wainwright and Garcia were punctuated by being shutout in two consecutive games by the Giants and the Royals. The third consecutive loss (at Kansas City, 8-7) was the second time the Cards had dropped three in a row in the last seven games. The team has alternated between a frustrated (and frustrating to...
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June 07, 2014  |  Discuss

St. Louis Cardinals: Strengths and Weaknesses of the first two months

Entering the 2014 season, expectations for the St. Louis Cardinals were at what seemed to be, an all-time high. A lineup stacked from top-to-bottom, a deep starting rotation and a bullpen full of young, live arms. However, with the first two months of the season in the books, and a record of 30-27, things have been less than ideal. This team’s weaknesses thus far have been its...
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June 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals Injury Update: Kevin Siegrist throwing without tightness

The St Louis Cardinals left-handed reliever Kevin Siegrist, on the 15-day DL since May 25 with forearm discomfort, began throwing Saturday from 90 feet with no pain, reports Alex Halsted of Siegrist appeared in 23 of the Cardinals' first 44 games, mostly in the 7th or 8th inning, allowing eight runs for a 3.60 ERA. If all goes well, Siegrist will be ready to return...
Via MLB Injury News
June 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Why the St. Louis Cardinals’ signing of Pedro Feliciano makes sense

There can never be too much depth within a baseball organization. While James Ramsey or Mike O’Neill may disagree, having too much of one thing is a good problem to have. That being said, when it was known the Cardinals had interest in veteran reliever Pedro Feliciano, many were scratching their heads. The team had two, quality left-handed relievers in it’s pen in Kevin Siegrist...
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May 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals Injury Update: Kevin Siegrist (forearm tightness) to DL

The St Louis Cardinals placed left-handed reliever Kevin Siegrist on the 15-day DL with forearm discomfort and called up lefty Sam Freeman from Triple-A Memphis, reports Adam Berry of general manager John Mozeliak said the injury did not appear to be elbow-related. Siegrist has been prescribed a period of therapy and rest.#490889329 / gettyimages.comMozeliak described...
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May 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals place Kevin Siegrist on DL, recall Sam Freeman

The defending National League Champions made a couple roster moves today in order to patch up a hole in their bullpen. Now according to Jennifer Langosch on Twitter, the St. Louis Cardinals have placed left-handed relief pitcher Kevin Siegrist on the 15-day disabled list with a left forearm strain and will be heading back to St. Louis to be re-examined. Siegrist currently owns...
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May 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals' young pitchers come to grips with the risk of Tommy John surgery

ST. LOUIS -- There are countless ways to draw a dirty look from someone. Tell them they belong in the middle seat on a packed flight when really they don't. Tell them that shouting obscenities isn't appropriate no matter how many adult beverages they've consumed. Ask them if they've showered this week. Or, if you're talking to a young and strong-armed major league...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
May 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Why Kevin Siegrist should have an expanded role in St. Louis Cardinals bullpen

On Wednesday night, young phenom Carlos Martinez had yet another rough outing in the eighth inning for the St. Louis Cardinals, letting go of a 1-0 lead by allowing a two-run bomb off the bat of Gerardo Parra. It was yet another ineffective appearance by Martinez, who now has a 7.04 ERA in the month of May. Many fans think the obvious answer and upgrade in the eighth inning would...
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May 22, 2014  |  Discuss
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