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Cardinals Player-By-Player Grades At The Half

The Cardinals are now well past the technical halfway point of the season, but the ceremonial one that is the All-Star Break is still ahead. With that coming, it is a fair time to assess where the individual parts of the team stand thus far, via the time tested and approved method: the good old grade card. It has been a frustrating season for lofty expectations, but a deceivingly...
Via i70baseball
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlins get to Trevor Rosenthal this time, sting Cardinals with two run comeback in the 9th

This could pan out as the most disappointing loss of the season thus far. Trevor Rosenthal threw 31 pitches in last night’ 3-2 victory in the series opener, only to escape with a game ending 5-4-3 double play. With a 5-4 lead, Rosenthal came in with one out in the 9th. He threw 23 pitches, resulting in his fourth blown save of the season. Casey McGehee singled to right to score...
Via Cardinals Farm
5 days ago  |  Discuss

The Cardinals offense needs a boost. What are their options?

After leading the NL in runs scored last year, the Cardinals offense has gone south this year, currently sitting in a 13th place tie with the Cubs for fewest runs scored.  While their excellent starting pitching has buoyed them so far this year, recent injuries to their pitchers have put more pressure on the offense to perform.What are the Cardinals options for boosting their sagging...
Via Cardinals Fan in Cubs Land
8 days ago  |  1 Comment

Cardinals Absoulty Tenderized Saturday Night

Battered. Thrashed. Hammered. You can pick your own adjective, but after 9 innings of brutal play, the Dodgers stood over the shell of a championship team and delivered an emphatic no-no finger. Pick you own indignity: Mark Ellis now closer to .185 than .200 with his regular 0-fer. Lance Lynn mustering 2 innings and 6 earned runs to ‘help’ an already thin and hard working bullpen...
Via Cardinals Diaspora
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals place Kolten Wong on DL

getty images The St. Louis Cardinals have placed second baseman Kolten Wong on the 15-day disabled list. Wong has been bothered by a shoulder injury since the beginning of the month. He has struggled this season even earning a demotion to Triple-A at one point. On the year he holds a .228/.282/.304 line. Mark Ellis figures to earn most of the playing time in Wong’s absence.
Via Tireball.com
19 days ago  |  Discuss

How can the Cardinals upgrade their bench?

The Cardinals bench leaves a lot to be desired.  As a team, the Cardinals subs are hitting just .198 with a .555 OPS. Other than backup catcher Tony Cruz, who is hitting .292, and Jon Jay, who is hitting .279 while splitting time in center with Peter Bourjos (.210), the Cardinals have gotten little or no production from their bench.Other than those two, the Cards do not have anyone...
Via Cardinals Fan in Cubs Land
May 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals look to shake thing up by demoting Kolten Wong

With their offense continuing to struggle, the Cardinals decided to shake things up by demoting second baseman Kolten Wong to AAA.  Wong has certainly struggled on the season, hitting just .225/.276/.268, but he is not the only one.Shortstop Jhonny Peralta (.195/.290/.476) is not doing much to make Cardinals fans forget about Pete Kozma and his offensive struggles.  "Clutch...
Via Cardinals Fan in Cubs Land
April 28, 2014  |  Discuss

St. Louis Cardinals make a series of minor league roster moves on Tuesday

Prior to Tuesday, all had been quiet down on the farm related to the minor league rosters. About a week and a half went by and not a move was made. That changed on Tuesday with the news that Mark Ellis was traveling to Milwaukee to join the big club. Let’s take a look at the moves that were made on Tuesday: St. Louis Cardinals activate Mark Ellis from the disabled list Ellis had...
Via Cardinals Farm
April 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Brewers offense largely silenced in loss to St. Louis

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Shelby Miller struck out seven and allowed three hits over six innings, and Mark Ellis had two RBIs in his return from the disabled list to lead the St. Louis Cardinals to a 6-1 win Tuesday night over the Milwaukee Brewers. Matt Holliday and Jhonny Peralta each hit solo shots in the ninth off reliever Jim Henderson for the Cardinals, who handed Milwaukee its second...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
April 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Cards pitching shuts down Brewers again 6-1

MILWAUKEE  -- Shelby Miller struck out seven and allowed three hits over six innings, and Mark Ellis had two RBIs in his return from the disabled list to lead the St. Louis Cardinals to a 6-1 win Tuesday night over the Milwaukee Brewers. Matt Holliday and Jhonny Peralta each hit solo shots in the ninth off reliever Jim Henderson for the Cardinals, who handed Milwaukee its second...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
April 15, 2014  |  Discuss

What does Daniel Descalso do well?

On Tuesday, the St. Louis Cardinals activated Mark Ellis from the disabled list and sent shortstop Pete Kozma down to Triple-A Memphis. It took just hours for manager Mike Matheny to insert Ellis in to the lineup.The activation of Ellis obviously had an effect on Kozma, but what kind of effect does it have on the other backup infielder Daniel Descalso?With Ellis active, and able...
Via STLSportsMinute
April 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals activate 2B Mark Ellis from DL

MILWAUKEE -- The St. Louis Cardinals have activated Mark Ellis from the 15-day disabled list and inserted him into the starting lineup at second base for Tuesday night's game against the Milwaukee Brewers. Ellis missed the first 13 games of the season with left knee tendinitis. He went 1 for 3 while playing five innings during a rehab game Sunday at Triple-A Memphis. Ellis signed...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
April 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals activate 2B Mark Ellis from DL

Cardinals activate Mark Ellis from the 15-day disabled list and option shortstop Pete Kozma to Triple-A.  
Via FOXSports.com
April 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals activate Mark Ellis from DL

According to Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com, Mark Ellis of the Cardinals will rejoin the club in Milwaukee Tuesday after playing one Triple-A game. Pete Kozma has been optioned to Triple-A Memphis.Mark Ellis will rejoin the #STLCards in Milwaukee tonight after playing one Triple-A game. Pete Kozma optioned to Memphis.— Jenifer Langosch (@LangoschMLB) April 15, 2014 As reported...
Via Sports Injury Alert
April 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals activate Mark Ellis from DL

getty images The St. Louis Cardinals activated second baseman Mark Ellis from the disabled list on Tuesday. Ellis, 36, began the season on the disabled list while dealing with tendinitis in his left knee. Now he has been recalled to the majors after one rehab game. He will serve as a backup for Kolten Wong at second base. In order to make room for the veteran Ellis, the Cardinals...
Via Tireball.com
April 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals update: Mark Ellis, Jason Motte

The St. Louis Cardinals are awaiting the returns of their veteran second baseman Mark Ellis and hard-throwing reliever Jason Motte. Ellis is on the disabled list with tendinitis in his left knee, and Motte is close to returning from Tommy John surgery. Here are the latest updates on each player via Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.Mark EllisEllis is close to rejoining...
Via Sports Injury Alert
April 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals Fans: You Need To Root For The Cubs This Weekend

Friends, we’ve won. Let me back up. About 6 weeks ago, I moved to Chicago. Spring Training was in full swing and not a small part of me was ready to get in the belly of the beast and start talking baseball with differently minded people. If we’re being real honest with ourselves, the conversation about Mark Ellis’ tendinitis and how that could effect the 3rd spot on the Cardinals...
Via Cardinals Diaspora
April 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Mark Ellis to DL could be opportunity for St. Louis Cardinals to showcase Daniel Descalso for trade

On Sunday, as many have speculated, the St. Louis Cardinals sent Mark Ellis to the disabled list, opening a roster spot for evil enemy No. 1 among #BFIB, Pete Kozma, to make the 25-man roster.Mark Ellis to begin season on DL. Kozma (sorry for the earlier autocorrect) makes opening day roster. #stlcards— Jenifer Langosch (@LangoschMLB) March 30, 2014While Kozma is the beneficiary...
Via STLSportsMinute
March 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals' Mark Ellis to start season on DL

As the St. Louis Cardinals look to avenge their 2013 World Series loss to the Boston Red Sox, they will have to begin the season with a short-handed infield as veteran Mark Ellis will start the season on the shelf, according to a tweet from St. Louis beat reporter Derek Goold, Ellis, who during his 11 year tenure in the big leagues has been known as a scrappy, sure-handed and capable...
Via Sports Injury Alert
March 30, 2014  |  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...
Via Keene on MLB
March 30, 2014  |  Discuss

St. Louis Cardinals Complete 2014 Season Preview

As spring training draws to a close, the final shape of the St. Louis Cardinals’ 25-man roster is beginning to take shape. Cuts have been made, bags are being packed, and once again we reach the time of the season when every team has hope. With Opening Day just around the corner, it’s time to take another look at how the Cardinals should look early in the season. Who will...
Via i70baseball
March 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Rookie Kolten Wong Expected to Be St. Louis Cardinals’ Starting 2nd Baseman

Kolten Wong’s journey has traveled many directions in his short time establishing himself on the St. Louis Cardinals’ roster. He was the prospect who was poised to take the position over late last season. He became the heir apparent during the offseason. He struggled at the start of spring training. Now he appears to be the starting second baseman when the season begins. As...
Via i70baseball
March 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Cards' Ellis is back but he won't beat out Wong

Mark Ellis got the start at second base for the Cardinals Saturday here after missing seven games with a left knee ailment. The veteran, who was a regular with the Los Angeles Dodgers last season, was signed at $5.25 million for one year to challenge rookie Kolten Wong for a starting job this season. But that’s not going to happen. Ellis hasn’t really had enough work yet and...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Bird's Eye View: Cardinals Season Preview

Each year, a group of us Cardinals bloggers puts together a newsletter that is e-mailed out before each series.  The bloggers take turns writing the newsletter, so you get a different style and viewpoint each time.This year, we put together a season preview as well.  I did the writeup on the infield, while other bloggers discussed the lineup, outfield, bench, defense, starting...
Via Cardinals Fan in Cubs Land
March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals' Mark Ellis getting ready to return

According to Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com Mark Ellis of the Cardinals is expected to return to games this weekend after suffering a left knee injury last Thursday.#STLCards manager Mike Matheny said he expects Mark Ellis (left knee tendonitis) to get back into games this weekend.— Jenifer Langosch (@LangoschMLB) March 19, 2014Ellis was diagnosed with knee tendinitis and Ellis...
Via MLB Injury News
March 19, 2014  |  Discuss
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