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Cardinals activate Yadier Molina

The St. Louis Cardinals have activated All-Star catcher Yadier Molina from the 15-day disabled list and optioned catcher Tony Cruz to Springfield (Double-A). The 32-year-old Molina suffered a torn ligament in his right thumb while sliding into third base on July 9.  He underwent corrective surgery for the injury on July 11. Molina was batting .287 with 7 HR’s and 30 RBI in 83...
Via Sports-Glory
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

2014 Fantasy Baseball: Breakout Player of the Year — Third Base

As we continue through the breakout series, we must keep in mind one guiding principle. What constitutes a breakout player? You might be tempted to think it is the best player at a particular position, but that’s not the case. This is a player that was not highly thought of at the beginning of the season for one reason or another. In order to find that guy, we are going to look...
Via The Fantasy Fix
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Another win in Philly would give Cards sole possession of first in NL Central

There is a chance the St. Louis Cardinals could be alone in first place in the NL Central for the first time by the end of Sunday. In order for that to happen, they'll have to capture this three-game road series against the Philadelphia Phillies by posting a ninth win in 11 games. St. Louis (70-58) won 6-5 in 12 innings on Saturday to even this series and pull within one-half...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Another win in Philly would give Cards sole possession of first in NL Central

There is a chance the St. Louis Cardinals could be alone in first place in the NL Central for the first time by the end of Sunday. In order for that to happen, they'll have to capture this three-game road series against the Philadelphia Phillies by posting a ninth win in 11 games. St. Louis (70-58) won 6-5 in 12 innings on Saturday to even this series and pull within one-half...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Carpenter, Cardinals beat Phillies in 12 innings

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Matt Carpenter hit a sacrifice fly in the 12th inning, lifting the St. Louis Cardinals over the Philadelphia Phillies 6-5 on Saturday night. Jhonny Peralta homered for the Cardinals, who have won eight of 10 and closed within a half-game of NL Central-leading Milwaukee. Ryan Howard homered and Marlon Byrd and Carlos Ruiz each drove in a pair of runs for the Phillies...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals outlast Phillies 6-5

PHILADELPHIA -- Matt Carpenter hit a sacrifice fly in the 12th inning, lifting the St. Louis Cardinals over the Philadelphia Phillies 6-5 on Saturday night. Jhonny Peralta homered for the Cardinals, who have won eight of 10 and closed within a half-game of NL Central-leading Milwaukee. Ryan Howard homered and Marlon Byrd and Carlos Ruiz each drove in a pair of runs for the Phillies...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals outlast Phillies 6-5

PHILADELPHIA -- Matt Carpenter hit a sacrifice fly in the 12th inning, lifting the St. Louis Cardinals over the Philadelphia Phillies 6-5 on Saturday night. Jhonny Peralta homered for the Cardinals, who have won eight of 10 and closed within a half-game of NL Central-leading Milwaukee. Ryan Howard homered and Marlon Byrd and Carlos Ruiz each drove in a pair of runs for the Phillies...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
5 days ago  |  Discuss

While You Were (Day) Drinking 2014 Game 123 (SD at STL)

Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after spending an afternoon at the pub.  So here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking. The Padres (58-64) lost 7-6 to the St Louis Cardinals (65-57) in the final game of their four-game series at Busch Stadium.  It took 42 pitches for Odrisamer Despaigne (3-4, 3.26) to get through the first two innings...
Via Padres Public
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Wainwright, Carpenter lead Cardinals over Padres

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The St. Louis Cardinals got just enough hitting to save Trevor Rosenthal. Matt Carpenter homered, doubled and drove in three runs and Adam Wainwright tied for the major league lead with his 15th win in a 7-6 victory over the San Diego Padres 7-6 on Sunday. "Our offense did a great job, put us all on their back," Wainwright said. The 24-year-old Rosenthal...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Wainwright, Carpenter lead Cardinals over Padres 7-6

ST. LOUIS -- Matt Carpenter homered, doubled and drove in three runs, Adam Wainwright tied for the major league lead with his 15th win and the St. Louis Cardinals topped the San Diego Padres 7-6 on Sunday. Jon Jay's two-run single highlighted a four-run first inning when the Cardinals batted around against rookie Odrisamer Despaigne (3-4). Peter Bourjos and Tony Cruz each had...
Via AP on Fox
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Wainwright, Carpenter lead Cardinals over Padres 7-6

ST. LOUIS -- Matt Carpenter homered, doubled and drove in three runs, Adam Wainwright tied for the major league lead with his 15th win and the St. Louis Cardinals topped the San Diego Padres 7-6 on Sunday. Jon Jay's two-run single highlighted a four-run first inning when the Cardinals batted around against rookie Odrisamer Despaigne (3-4). Peter Bourjos and Tony Cruz each had...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Wainwright, Carpenter lead Cardinals over Padres

ST. LOUIS (AP) Matt Carpenter homered, doubled and drove in three runs, Adam Wainwright tied for the major league lead with his 15th win and the St. Louis Cardinals topped the San Diego Padres 7-6 on Sunday. Jon Jay's two-run single highlighted a four-run first inning when the Cardinals batted around against rookie Odrisamer Despaigne (3-4). Peter Bourjos and Tony Cruz each...
Via AP on Fox
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals value Carpenter's plate discipline more than his TCU coach did

ST. LOUIS -- When Matt Carpenter played at TCU, he showed the same dogged discipline at the plate that he does for the Cardinals. But in college, his excellent eye wasn't always so appreciated. "I didn't need him to lead off. I needed him to hit," TCU coach Jim Schlossnagle said Wednesday. "He would get in 3-1 counts with a runner on first and second and that...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
22 days ago  |  Discuss

St. Louis Cardinals: Predicting the second half

The first half of Major League Baseball has come and gone and the St. Louis Cardinals are where I believed them to be.  Finishing second, one game back from the Milwaukee Brewers with a 52-44 record. As I predicted, the Cards finished the first half slightly above .500 while still in the hunt for a weakened National League Central Division. By far the Cardinals’ best player from...
Via isportsweb.com
July 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Cubs hand Cardinals fourth straight loss, 7-6

CHICAGO -- Luis Valbuena hit a decisive two-run homer in the seventh inning Friday, and the Chicago Cubs overcame a three-run deficit to hand the St. Louis Cardinals the fourth straight loss, 7-6. The teams combined for five home runs and 23 hits with a persistent wind at their backs. The Cardinals tied the score 5-5 on solo homers by Matt Carpenter and Matt Holliday in the fifth...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
July 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals pretty pleased with play in first series after All-Star break

ST. LOUIS -- The calendar said July but the intensity Sunday night at Busch Stadium felt more like October. In a game packed with action and drama, the Dodgers scored with two outs in the ninth to take a 4-3 victory and keep the Cardinals from sweeping the three-game series. In addition to the last-inning excitement, the game featured a three-run rally by the Cardinals against the...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
July 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals pitchers have a rough night at the All-Star Game

Cardinals third baseman Matt Carpenter didn't even make it into the All-Star Game Tuesday night. And still, he had the most productive night of the three St. Louis Cardinals at Target Field in Minneapolis. That's how rough the game went for Adam Wainwright and Pat Neshek. Wainwright, the NL starter, and Neshek, returning to his hometown for his first All-Star appearance,...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
July 16, 2014  |  Discuss

The St. Louis Cardinals getting closer to the NL Central lead

Matt Carpenter – Photo Credit – Alex Lewis   I have been spending so much time lately worrying about that heavyweight battle going on in the AL West that I have been kind of neglecting the great race going on in the NL Central. The Milwaukee Brewers seemed to be running away with the division earlier in the season, but they have struggled lately and have let teams like the Pittsburgh...
Via Hot Stove MLB
July 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Revisiting the Cardinals and Troy Tulowitzki rumors (again)

Don't look now, but Ken Rosenthal is stirring up rumors regarding Troy Tulowitzki and a possible trade.  Per Rosenthal, Tulo indicated that he would be open to a trade, saying "I want to be somewhere where there’s a chance to be in the playoffs every single year.”However, before we all get our hopes up about the possibility of adding a true impact bat this month, Rosenthal...
Via Cardinals Fan in Cubs Land
July 11, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Cardinals record bizarre 5-8 putout at 2nd base

I can’t recall ever seeing something like this happen before. In the sixth inning of Thursday’s Cardinals-Pirates game, Edinson Volquez popped up a bunt. Matt Carpenter let the bunt drop in, attempting to turn one out into two. He threw to second in an attempt to get the force on Jordy Mercer, but no one was there. However, center fielder Jon Jay was playing shallow and backing...
Via The Outside Corner
July 11, 2014  |  Discuss

The Cardinals recorded a bizarre 5-8 putout

I can’t recall ever seeing something like this happen before. In the sixth inning of Thursday’s Cardinals-Pirates game, Edinson Volquez popped up a bunt. Matt Carpenter let the bunt drop in, attempting to turn one out into two. He threw to second in an attempt to get the force on Jordy Mercer, but no one was there. However, center fielder Jon Jay was playing shallow and backing...
Via Bloguin Best
July 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals' Carpenter, a two-time All-Star, has become even better leadoff man

ST. LOUIS -- Ask Matt Carpenter to learn second base and, practically overnight, he becomes an All-Star second baseman. Put him at the top of the batting order and, by the end of the season, he's become as productive as any leadoff hitter in the game. Move him back to third base and, like he never left, he makes another All-Star team. "I like being known as just a baseball...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
July 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Four Cardinals Selected To 2014 MLB All-Star Game

The St. Louis Cardinals will be represented by four players at the 2014 All-Star Game next Tuesday, July 15th in Minneapolis. Adam Wainwright – 1.89 ERA Yadier Molina – 17 Rtot/yr Matt Carpenter – 2.2 oWAR Pat Neshek – 3 ER in 35 IP The National League team will be managed by Mike Matheny. Wainwright’s selection was the easiest of the four. He appears to be headed for...
Via Cardinals Diaspora
July 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Four Cardinals (Yadier Molina, Adam Wainwright, Pat Neshek, Matt Carpenter) selected into the 2014 All Star Game

The Cardinals will have four players represent the National League roster for the 2014 All Star Game in Minnesota. Those four players will be Yadier Molina, Adam Wainwright, Pat Neshek and Matt Carpenter. Beginning with Yadier Molina, as he was selected as a starter by the fan vote, is batting .292 this season with seven home runs and 30 RBIs. Molina will be making his sixth consecutive...
Via Cardinals Farm
July 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Wainwright stymies Giants in Cardinals' 2-0 win

SAN FRANCISCO -- Adam Wainwright allowed four hits over 7 2/3 innings, Matt Carpenter continued to feast on San Francisco pitching and the St. Louis Cardinals ended a scoring drought, beating the Giants 2-0 Wednesday night. Carpenter had three hits and drove in a run, improving to .520 (26 for 50) against the Giants to help the Cardinals end a three-game losing streak. Matt Holliday...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
July 03, 2014  |  Discuss
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