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The Cardinals Are First MLB Team To 80 Wins

The Cardinals became the first MLB team to reach 80 wins on Tuesday night and pushed their record to 35 games over .500. There are still 6 more days left in August. With a .640 win percentage and 37 games remaining, the Cardinals are on pace to post 24 additional wins in 2015, bringing their season total to 104. Matt Adams, Randal Grichuk, Matt Holliday, Jon Jay, Adam Wainwright...
Via Cardinals Diaspora
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals roll to 80 wins and 35 games over .500

  Jeff Curry / USA Today Sports   On August 25th in 2011, the Cardinals were 10.5 games back of the NL Wild Card. Then of course, they went on a remarkable and historical run in dramatic fashion to achieve their 11th World Series Championship in franchise history. Since then, St. Louis has been the postseason in three consecutive years; reaching the NLCS in 2012, another World...
Via STLSportsMinute
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Who wins NL Central? Cardinals, Pirates difference of schedules will play a key role

As the Pirates took two out of three from the Cardinals last weekend before the All-Star break, the NL Central race is definitely starting to heat up. After that series, Pittsburgh seems to be the popular pick in the second half to win the division. Jon Morosi of FOX Sports has picked the Pirates to win the World Series and Jay Jaffe of Sports Illustrated picks them to jump over...
Via STLSportsMinute
July 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Is it panic button time for the St. Louis Cardinals?

The All-Star break quite literally could not have come at a better time for the St. Louis Cardinals. Over a grueling road trip that featured eight games in seven days against the division rival Cubs and Pirates, the Cardinals went 3-5 and saw their division lead shrink from 6.0 games—down to 2.5 games. The Pirates are feeling good as they close the gap on the Cardinals You might...
Via isportsweb.com
July 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Cardinals: First Baseman Struggles Continue

Well, it’s July 4th and the St. Louis Cardinals, despite their four game losing streak, lead the Pittsburg Pirates by six games. It’s a comfortable lead, but the Birds on the Bat are trudging through the dog days of July and it’s no time for them to become complacent. The injury bug has hit the Cardinals hard this season: Adam Wainwright, Matt Adams, Matt Holliday, Jordan Walden...
Via STLSportsMinute
July 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Hatley elated to finally be in the Major Leagues

When the Cardinals placed Matt Belisle on the disabled list they filled the roster spot with Marcus Hatley. What may have seemed like a simply transaction was anything but that for Hatley, who had spent nine seasons in the Minor Leagues. "I always felt like I was a big league pitcher, and it just so happened that this was the right fit for me, the right organization," Hatley said...
Via Fox Sports
July 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Next man up: Cards place reliever Belisle on DL, call up RHP Hatley

ST. LOUIS -- The Cardinals placed another pitcher on the disabled list after nearly a week of treatments couldn't reduce elbow inflammation. Reliever Matt Belisle said he didn't feel any discomfort until he got on the plane in Miami after throwing a perfect inning to help St. Louis to a 5-1 win. The next day playing catch aggravated it a bit more, and Belisle still experienced pain...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
June 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Cardinals place reliever Belisle on 15-day DL with elbow inflammation

ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Cardinals placed right-handed reliever Matt Belisle on the 15-day disabled list with elbow inflammation, retroactive to June 28. Right-hander Marcus Hatley's contract was purchased from Triple-A Memphis. To make room on the 40-man roster, reliever Jordan Walden was transferred from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day DL. The 35-year-old Belisle is 1...
Via AP on Fox
June 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Cardinals: MRI reveals no structural damage elbow of Matt Belisle

  An MRI on the elbow of St. Louis Cardinals relief pitcher Matt Belisle revealed no major structural damage. Belisle has been out of action for the last few days after experiencing discomfort in his right elbow but the Cardinals have diagnosed it as simply inflammation. The middle relief pitcher should return to the Cardinals bullpen shortly after the All-Star break. He will...
Via Tireball.com
June 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Cardinals place reliever Belisle on 15-day DL with elbow inflammation

ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Cardinals placed right-handed reliever Matt Belisle on the 15-day disabled list with elbow inflammation, retroactive to June 28. Right-hander Marcus Hatley's contract was purchased from Triple-A Memphis. To make room on the 40-man roster, reliever Jordan Walden was transferred from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day DL. The 35-year-old Belisle is 1...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
June 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Cardinals place RHP Matt Belisle on 15-day DL

ST. LOUIS (AP) The St. Louis Cardinals placed right-handed reliever Matt Belisle on the 15-day disabled list with elbow inflammation, retroactive to June 28. Right-hander Marcus Hatley's contract was purchased from Triple-A Memphis. To make room on the 40-man roster, reliever Jordan Walden was transferred from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day DL. The 35-year-old Belisle is...
Via AP on Fox
June 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Cardinals place Belisle on DL

  Right-hander Matt Belisle is now on te 15-day disabled list, according to Cardinals.com. The Cardinals placed the reliever on the DL with right elbow inflammation and called up Marcus Hatley – another right-hander – to fill the roster spot. (h/t Cardinals.com) Photo Credit: Hannah Foslien/Getty Images  
Via Fox Sports
June 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Cardinals Disable Matt Belisle

RELIEVER MARCUS HATLEY PURCHASED FROM MEMPHIS (AAA) ROSTER ST. LOUIS, Mo., June 30, 2015 – The St. Louis Cardinals announced prior to tonight’s series opener with the Chicago White Sox that they have placed right-handed pitcher Matt Belisle (right elbow inflammation) on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to June 26, and have purchased right-handed reliever [...]
Via The Cardinal Conclave
June 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Lynn solid again, leads Cardinals to win over Brewers

ST. LOUIS (AP) Lance Lynn extended his April success with five solid innings and Matt Holliday had a two-run single in the first inning, lifting the St. Louis Cardinals to a 4-2 win over the Milwaukee Brewers on Wednesday night. Lynn (1-1) allowed one run and six hits. He pushed his April record to 13-2 since 2012, the best record in the majors over that period. Wily Peralta (0...
Via AP on Fox
April 15, 2015  |  Discuss

The Cardinals’ 25 Man Roster Is Set

Ladies and gentlemen… your 2015 St. Louis Cardinals! At least until an early season injury and or trade and or promotion and or demotion comes into play. But for this moment… your 2015 St. Louis Cardinals! Notes: + Once Jaime Garcia went on the DL, it assured Carlos Martinez of that 5th starter spot, if for nothing else than service time and the ability for Marco Gonzales to...
Via Cardinals Diaspora
April 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Spring Training Game #20: St. Louis Cardinals vs Miami Marlins

Game Time: 12:05 pm CDT @ Roger Dean Stadium in Jupiter, FloridaTelevision: Fox Sports MidwestRadio: KMOX 1120Starting Pitching ProbablesAdam Wainwright (0-0, 4 IP, 0.00 ERA, 1.25 WHIP, 3 K, 1 BB) vs.Henderson Alvarez (0-1, 10 IP, 5.40 ERA, 1.20 WHIP, 7 K, 1 BB)Cardinals LineupTBAMarlins Lineup TBAPlayer Feature TBAPrevious Game Recap The Cardinals squeaked out a victory over...
Via Cardinals Farm
March 26, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 MLB Preview: National League Central Edition

Last year in the National League Central, the St. Louis Cardinals and Pittsburgh Pirates finished the season almost neck and neck. While very similar to the NL East, the Chicago Cubs and Cincinnati Reds had very different seasons while winning nearly the same amount of games. The Cubs are a team looking to build into the future, while the Reds look like a team that needs to start...
Via Total Sports Live
March 01, 2015  |  Discuss

McNeal: Pitchers need to achieve these stats to lead Cardinals' playoff push

ST. LOUIS -- Winning 90 games should be enough to put the Cardinals in the postseason for the fifth straight year. Who knows if they again can get there, but I do know if enough of their pitchers and position players can finish with the numbers I've assigned to them, the Cardinals will not be heading home at least until mid-October. Matt Belisle: 60 outings or fewer. With an average...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
February 16, 2015  |  Discuss

No one is singing Cardinals Nation praises louder than newcomer Belisle

ST. LOUIS -- Baseball does not have a rule requiring players acquired by the Cardinals to call Cardinals fans the best in baseball and pledge there's no team they'd rather work for than the one at Busch Stadium. But it often seems that way. Heck, even Bud Selig joined the chorus the other night when he called St. Louis "the best baseball town in America" at the St. Louis Baseball...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
January 21, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 Cardinals Care Winter Warm-Up Progressive Blog – Day 1

The Cardinals’ annual kick-off event, the Cardinals Care Winter Warm-Up, is taking place this weekend in downtown St. Louis at the Hyatt Regency, and once again I-70 Baseball will be on site to chronicle all the happenings over the next three days. The Warm-Up, which is the team’s top fan event features player appearances, autograph signings and unique merchandise sales and presentations...
Via i70baseball
January 17, 2015  |  Discuss

St. Louis Cardinals: Spending more money does not equate to more wins

This offseason around Major League Baseball has seen a couple of teams open their checkbooks to try to improve their clubs. The San Diego Padres, Chicago White Sox, and Miami Marlins all have been very active in the free agent and trading markets. There is a small, but vocal group of St. Louis Cardinal fans who wonder why their club is not partaking in the spending spree. This group...
Via Cardinals Farm
December 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Your Handy Guide To New Cardinals Jersey Numbers In 2015

Lot’s of movement on the uniform front this off-season for the Cardinals. Mike Matheny alone has gone from 22 to 44 to 26. So here’s what we know so far and here’s what is still to be determined… Confirmed: Number 22: Jason Heyward (Formerly Matheny) Number 26: Mike Matheny (Formerly Rosenthal) Number 18: Carlos Martinez (Formerly Taveras) Number 44: Trevor Rosenthal (Formerly...
Via Cardinals Diaspora
December 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals' shopping list is shorter, even without new additions

SAN DIEGO -- When the offseason began, the Cardinals were planning to shop for a lefty reliever and pursue an upgrade at backup catcher. But they have crossed those items off their already-short to-do list. That comes with the ubiquitous caveat that stuff happens, but based on general manager John Mozeliak's remarks Monday afternoon at the Winter Meetings, things already have changed...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
December 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Non-tenders who should be on the Cardinals’ radar

As the deadline to tender contracts to players not under guaranteed deals passed, the St. Louis Cardinals parted with utility infielder Daniel Descalso. With the depth the team has amassed in the range of backup infielders, the defending NL Central Champs could afford to let Descalso pursue employment elsewhere. On the other side of the coin, teams around the league have let go of...
Via Cardinals Farm
December 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Let’s Do The Time Warp Again…

I originally had a different idea here, examining possible free agen relievers to add to the the team, but Mo went out and grabbed Matt Belisle , so that left me scrambling, then a random thought popped into my head, and I’m running with it. Basically, if all Cardinals players from the past showed up in free [...]
Via The Cardinal Conclave
December 03, 2014  |  Discuss
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