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There are rumblings that Yadi Molina is ready to work in St. Louis

After Yadier Molina tore a ligament in his right thumb July 9, the St. Louis Cardinals were told their star catcher would be out 8-12 weeks and may miss the remainder of the regular season. Molina seemingly ignored the timeline. He's expected to join the Cardinals for Friday night's series opener and possibly play against the visiting Chicago Cubs, much to the delight of...
Via AP on Fox
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

There are rumblings that Yadi Molina is ready to work in St. Louis

After Yadier Molina tore a ligament in his right thumb July 9, the St. Louis Cardinals were told their star catcher would be out 8-12 weeks and may miss the remainder of the regular season. Molina seemingly ignored the timeline. He's expected to join the Cardinals for Friday night's series opener and possibly play against the visiting Chicago Cubs, much to the delight of...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

There are rumblings that Yadi Molina is ready to work in St. Louis

After Yadier Molina tore a ligament in his right thumb July 9, the St. Louis Cardinals were told their star catcher would be out 8-12 weeks and may miss the remainder of the regular season. Molina seemingly ignored the timeline. He's expected to join the Cardinals for Friday night's series opener and possibly play against the visiting Chicago Cubs, much to the delight of...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cubs-Cardinals Preview

After Yadier Molina tore a ligament in his right thumb July 9, the St. Louis Cardinals were told their star catcher would be 8-12 weeks and may miss the remainder of the regular season. Molina seemingly ignored the timeline. He's expected to join the Cardinals for Friday night's series opener and possibly play against the visiting Chicago Cubs, much to the delight of manager...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Probably Time For Matheny To Own Mistakes, Not Make Excuses

This is St. Louis. We take a bunch of crap for calling ourselves the best fans in baseball but it’s all in good fun. Through all the ribbing from places like Deadspin for #BFIBing, one thing doesn’t ever come up – the question of do Cardinals fans actually KNOW baseball. We do. It’s not fair to say that Mike Matheny cost the Cardinals a win last night in Pittsburgh. Even...
Via Cardinals Diaspora
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Pirates 5, Cardinals 2

This game was following almost the exact same script as Monday’s loss for a while, but the Pirates were able to flip it in the end for a thrilling win. This feels like a big, big win – after dropping two straight tough ones and facing a very difficult matchup in the series finale, another loss here would have been a bad look…especially if it came via another late inning collapse...
Via Raise the Jolly Roger!
3 days ago  |  Discuss

September will bring Cardinals lots of appealing lineup options

ST. LOUIS -- If Mike Matheny thought filling out the Cardinals' lineup card was tricky in July, wait until September. With two injured stars nearing their returns and a bunch of September call-ups on deck, Matheny figures to have more options than a five-star recruit choosing a college. The St. Louis manager isn't about to complain, either. With the Cardinals pushing for...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
3 days ago  |  Discuss

UCB Project: Lining ‘em up!

The United Cardinals Blogosphere is made up of an exceptional 40-man (plus!) roster. This month’s project is to craft that into a lineup, a roster, or otherwise. We’re doing a little role playing today, as you’ve seen from others here at the Conclave and around the UCB, and I’ve opted to play Mike Matheny over John Mozeliak. I’ll [...]
Via The Cardinal Conclave
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Clutch hitting: Matheny believes there's more where that came from

ST. LOUIS -- Mike Matheny refuses to give in. Nearly 80 percent through the season and the Cardinals' manager still doesn't admit that the historic success the Cardinals enjoyed last year in the timely hitting department was little more than a historical outlier. You can be sure he's familiar with the numbers, too. He knows that this year's .246 average with runners...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Nothing comes easy: Cardinals dig in, refuse to lose and drop Reds

ST. LOUIS -- For the Cardinals, walking off with a 6-5, 10-inning victory over the Cincinnati Reds Monday night left the clubhouse music blaring and everyone in fine spirits. They came back after blowing a 3-0 lead early and a one-run lead late to move 10 games over .500 for the first time in a month. "Every win we're digging our heels in," manager Mike Matheny said...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Matheny stands by his man Rosenthal despite occasional struggles

ST. LOUIS -- If you think the Cardinals are considering moving Trevor Rosenthal out of his ninth-inning role, think again. "Not happening," Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said with conviction and no hesitation Sunday afternoon following his team's 7-6 victory over the Padres. "He's our closer." Matheny stood by his man even after he had pulled him with...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals recall Martinez, demote Siegrist

ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Cardinals recalled right-hander Carlos Martinez from a short stay at Triple-A Memphis and demoted struggling lefty Kevin Siegrist, who starred as a rookie for a NL championship team. "He feels physically strong but there's just something that's a click off," manager Mike Matheny said of Siegrist. "I think we've talked about this...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Matheny addresses turmoil in Ferguson: “It’s a sad situation. It’s a tough situation for our city”

The St. Louis Cardinals play about 10 miles down Interstate 70 from where an unarmed black teenager named Mike Brown was shot and killed in broad daylight last Saturday by a white member of the Ferguson Police Department. Brown was wearing a red Cardinals hat on that fateful day and the protests and riots that have followed have been littered with people of all races wearing Cardinals...
Via Pro Sports Daily
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Have the Cardinals benched Oscar Taveras?

When the Cardinals traded Allen Craig to the Red Sox for John Lackey the assumption was that the move had two goals for St. Louis: One was to bring in rotation help with Lackey and the other was to clear an everyday spot in the outfield and the lineup for stud prospect Oscar Taveras. However, now the 22-year-old rookie is struggling with a .206 batting average and .530 OPS through...
Via Pro Sports Daily
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Matheny Gets Sopping Wet

Via Cardinals Diaspora
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Does Mike Matheny Live A Charmed Life?

After Hall of Famer to be Tony La Russa stepped down from the managerial slot in 2011, John Mozeliak tapped Mike Matheny for the job.  All he brought to the spot was the knowledge of a catcher and the reputation of being a leader of men.  No experience in the big chair, as it were. In 2012, we watched and [...]
Via The Cardinal Conclave
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals tag a loss on Padres

The Cardinals’ Mike Matheny has the worst record for challenges by a manager this season, losing 15 of 20 official appeals. But he won a challenge he didn’t even make Thursday night as the Cardinals held on to beat the San Diego Padres, 4-3, before a sellout house of 45,126 at Busch Stadium. After a potential third strike had gone against the Padres in a two-run Cardinals eighth...
Via Pro Sports Daily
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Matheny rips critics of Cardinals coaching staff

The St. Louis Cardinals are struggling at the plate. The defending National League champions rank 29th in baseball in runs scored this season and have scored three or fewer runs in nine of their last 16 games. The Cards are also hitting just .243 with runners in scoring position this year, a full 87 points […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Criticism of coaches annoys Matheny

The Cardinals’ season-long search for a more productive offense — one like they had when leading the league in runs last season — has prompted a trade, pressed a rookie into the lineup, and, manager Mike Matheny described Wednesday, drawn some “cheap” criticism for the team’s coaches, such as hitting coach John Mabry. “You have two factors,” Matheny said before the...
Via Pro Sports Daily
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

St. Louis Cardinals at Miami Marlins game preview

TV: FOX Sports Florida Time: Pregame coverage begins at 6:30 p.m. 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...
Via Fox Sports Florida
17 days ago  |  Discuss

The Cardinals' best starting pitcher since late June? No, not Waino -- it's Lynn

Lance Lynn's fastball velocity is down a tick from 2013, his strikeouts have declined slightly and his walk rate is virtually unchanged. He's throwing more pitches per inning, and opposing hitters are swinging and missing a little less often against him. But despite the difference in such numbers, this sure is feeling like a breakout season for the Cardinals' right-hander...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
18 days ago  |  Discuss

After running on fumes, Cardinals headed to Miami with a good vibe

They were smiling in the Cardinals' dugout at Baltimore on Sunday afternoon, for numerous reasons: -- They beat the Orioles 8-3 to stop a two-game slide and give them a good vibe as they headed to Miami for a three-game series against the Marlins. The Cardinals had been routed 22-5 in the first two games. -- They collected a season-high 17 hits and though the first 13 were singles...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
19 days ago  |  Discuss

St. Louis Cardinals: A first hand account on the evolution of Lance Lynn

The Cardinals are going to have lots of extra salary to throw around during the offseason. They were just able to unload the contract of an aging Allen Craig, and got a steal back with John Lackey and his $500,000 option for next season. That leaves plenty of money for the Cardinals to extend Lance Lynn during the offseason. Lynn has been that consistent cog in the middle of the...
Via Cardinals Farm
21 days ago  |  Discuss
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