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Mitch Harris is known for his back story. The 30-year-old righthander was drafted by the Cardinals in 2008, but he didn’t throw his first professional pitch until 2013. The interim years were spent protecting Uncle Sam. Harris did two tours of duty in the Persian Gulf and another off the coast of Colombia, where his ship helped curtail drug-smuggling operations. Last year, Harris...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals Announce 2016 Winter Warm-Up Autograph Prices

It’s an annual tradition! The Cardinals will put Winter Warm-Up autograph tickets up for sale tomorrow (JAN 5) @ 10a CT. Today, though? We can take a look at how the Cardinals perceive the value of their own players. For instance, Matt Adams ($25) is 5X more valuable than Brandon Moss ($5)? This may or may not be true on the field, but in the interest in raising as much money as...
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January 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Cardinals 40 Games Over .500 For First Time Since 2005

What’s it like being a Pirates fan? You’d think being 28 games over .500 on September 1st, it’d be pretty good. Somehow, though, they’re 6 games in arrears for the NL Central lead and watching the Cardinals push to 40 games over .500 with a walk-off home run in the bottom of the 9th inning. I've got nothing. They are the worst. The absolute worst. — Brian McElhinny (@rtjr...
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September 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Cardinals expand roster with Gonzales, two other Memphis call-ups

When the the St. Louis Cardinals announced left-hander Marco Gonzales as their Tuesday starter against the Nationals, it was a given that he would be called up from Triple A Memphis on the first day of September major league roster expansion. Less certain were any other moves the team might make. As it turns out, the Cardinals made three call-ups Tuesday -- Gonzales, right-hander...
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September 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Cardinals Add Three Players on the First Day Rosters Expand

LHP MARCO GONZALES, RHP MITCH HARRIS & CATCHER CODY STANLEY TO JOIN ST. LOUIS ST. LOUIS, Mo., Sept. 1, 2015 – The St. Louis Cardinals have recalled three players today to join the team during September when Major League teams are allowed to expand their rosters.  Left-handed pitcher Marco Gonzales, right-handed pitcher Mitch Harris and [...]
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September 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Cardinals: Is Jacob Wilson a possibility in September callups?

As the St. Louis Cardinals battle the Padres in San Diego this weekend, I am looking at the farm and seeing who can come up and help in September. The sure things are Tim Cooney, Mitch Harris, Sam Tuivalala, Xavier Scruggs, and Marco Gonzales possibly. Let’s talk long shots. That’s more fun. I got my eyes on Jacob Wilson, Michael Ohlman and possibly Charlie Tilson. Will we see...
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August 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Elite Cards bullpen has set high standard for stretch run, postseason

How tough has the St. Louis Cardinals bullpen been this season? Consider this: Relievers Mitch Harris and Sam Tuivailala both were recently optioned to Triple-A Memphis (Tuivailala went Tuesday) even though neither of them allowed a run in their last 12 collective appearances, eight by Tuivailala, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. That's some serious relief work, the kind...
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July 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Cardinals recall relievers Tuivailala, Greenwood from minors

PITTSBURGH (AP) The St. Louis Cardinals recalled relievers Sam Tuivailala and Nick Greenwood from Triple-A Memphis on Saturday to bolster the bullpen for the final two games before the All-Star break. Right-hander Mitch Harris was placed on the disabled list and first baseman Xavier Scruggs was sent down to Memphis. Tuivailala, a right-hander, is back with the Cardinals for the...
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July 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Cardinals Recall Pitchers Tuivailala and Greenwood

MITCH HARRIS ON 15-DAY D.L. & XAVIER SCRUGGS OPTIONED TO MEMPHIS (AAA) PITTSBURGH, Pa., July 11, 2015 – The St. Louis Cardinals announced prior to tonight’s game in Pittsburgh that they have recalled right-handed pitcher Sam Tuivailala and left-handed pitcher Nick Greenwood from Memphis (AAA).  The team also announced that right-handed pitcher Mitch Harris (right [...]
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July 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Hey, rook! Make mine a venti latte, Cardinals vets tell 'em

CHICAGO (AP) What do you do if you're a major league ballteam and you're dragging a little the morning after a late-night, rain-delayed game? The St. Louis Cardinals sent their rookies to bring back some caffeine from the Starbucks right across the street from Wrigley Field - in full uniform. Relievers Miguel Socolovich, Mitch Harris and Marcus Hatley and bullpen catcher Kleininger...
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July 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Cardinals Rookies In Full Uniform Make Coffee Run For Teammates (Photos)

Office coffee runs are an American work staple, and the St. Louis Cardinals put a new staple on that Tuesday morning. The Cardinals were getting set to play a day-night double-header against the Chicago Cubs, so naturally, they needed a little extra bit of caffeine. There’s a Starbucks right across the street from Wrigley Field. Naturally, a coffee run made sense. Normally, you’d...
July 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Cardinals send rookies to Wrigleyville Starbucks to pick up order

It’s easy and popular to mock the Cardinals these day, especially when it comes to the “Cardinals Way” and “Best Fans in Baseball” platitudes often associated with the team and its fanbase. But let’s give the Cards a little bit of credit for originality when it comes to rookie hazing. In recent years, the rituals of sending rookie relievers out to the bullpen with backpacks...
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July 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Cardinals send rookies to Starbucks to pick up order

By Bloguin Staff It’s easy and popular to mock the Cardinals these day, especially when it comes to the “Cardinals Way” and “Best Fans in Baseball” platitudes often associated with the team and its fanbase. But let’s give the Cards a little bit of credit for originality when it comes to rookie hazing. In recent years, the rituals of sending rookie relievers out to the...
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July 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Cardinals recall Navy vet Harris on Independence Day; Greg Garcia sent down

The St. Louis Cardinals announced prior to today's Independence Day game with the San Diego Padres that they have recalled right-handed pitcher and U.S. Navy Lieutenant Mitch Harris from Memphis and optioned infielder Greg Garcia to the Triple A club.   Harris, 29, appeared in 16 games for the Cardinals earlier this season (1-1, 3.63 ERA), becoming the first member of the U.S....
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July 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Cardinals Recall Garcia and Scruggs From Memphis

RHP MITCH HARRIS AND C ED EASLEY OPTIONED TO MEMPHIS PHILADELPHIA, Pa., June 19, 2015 – The St. Louis Cardinals have recalled infielder Greg Garcia and first baseman Xavier Scruggs from Memphis (AAA) today. Catcher Ed Easley and right‐handed pitcher Mitch Harris were optioned to Memphis following Thursday afternoon’s game in Minnesota. Garcia, 25, was [...]
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June 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Cardinals: The Mitch Harris Story Is Spent

I get it. Feel good stories are nice to have in your home town. They bring people together and lift them up. Eventually, though, they die down and become repetitive. Such is the case of St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Mitch Harris. The former Navy weapons officer waited five years to realize his dream of pitching in the big leagues and will always be known as the guy who took over for...
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June 02, 2015  |  Discuss

LEADING OFF: Hamilton back, Navy vet highlights Memorial Day

A look at what's happening all around the major leagues Monday: --- HAM IT UP Josh Hamilton returns to the majors, set to start in left field for the Rangers in their series opener at Cleveland. Traded by the Angels back to Texas in late April, the former AL MVP has been in the minors recovering from shoulder surgery. THANKS FOR YOUR SERVICE Among the players lining up for Memorial...
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May 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Cardinals Memorial Day Pregame to Include Special Features

FOX Sports Midwest release On Memorial Day (Monday, May 25 at 2 p.m. CT), FOX Sports Midwest’s St. Louis Cardinals telecast will start with a one-hour Cardinals Live pregame show that will include features paying tribute to men and women who have served our country. The show will include: • An interview with Cardinals pitcher Mitch Harris, the first graduate of the U.S. Naval...
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May 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Cardinals: Villanueva Powers Strong Bullpen Effort

On April 25th, the minute Adam Wainwright went down, the bullpen was put on notice. After Waino finished off the 4th inning and tore his Achilles heel at the plate, the relief corps were notified. It was like Navy Seal Team 6 being deployed for duty and Lt. Mitch Harris was the first body thrown into the pile. The 29 year Navy weapons officer took the ball in the 5th and has been...
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May 06, 2015  |  Discuss

10 Reasons It’s Great To Be A Cardinals Fan Today

This. A list of awesome things going on with the Cardinals right this very moment. 1) The Navy’s first win. Lt. Mitch Harris gets his first–and Navy's first ML win #STLCards #Cardinals — Brian Stull (@StullySTL) May 6, 2015 2) Matt Carpenter is the new Stan Musial. Matt Carpenter: 1st Cardinals player with 20 extra-base hits in the team's first 26...
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May 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Cardinals rally past Cubs again, win 7-4

ST. LOUIS (AP) Pinch-hitter Mark Reynolds doubled off the wall in center field to snap a tie in the sixth inning and the St. Louis Cardinals rallied from three runs down to beat the Chicago Cubs 7-4 on Tuesday night, their eighth straight victory. Matt Carpenter of St. Louis tied the game with a three-run homer off Kyle Hendricks in the fifth and finished with four RBIs. Kolten...
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May 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Cardinals walk-off again, this time from Matt Carpenter in 2-1 11 inning win over Pirates

Just like in Game 1 of this three-game weekend series, the Cardinals and Pirates went into extra innings in a 1-1 tie in Game 2.And just like yesterday night, the Pirates grabbed a 1-0 in the game, but couldn’t convert on other opportunities to extend their lead.John Lackey had moments similar to Lance Lynn where he had to escape out of trouble. Pittsburgh took a 1-0 lead in the...
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May 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Cardinals Mitch Harrris Become First Naval Academy Grad to Pitch in the MLB Since 1921

When Adam Wainwright went down Saturday with an Achilles injury against the Bucks the Cardinals were not thinking it was the perfect time to make history, but they went ahead and did so anyway when they sent reliever Mitch Harris to the mound. When he threw out his first pitch he became the first Naval Academy grad to pitch in a MLB game in almost a century (Nemo Gaines back in 1921...
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April 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Cardinals edge Brewers 5-3 despite scary injury news on Adam Wainwright

For the first time during this regular season, the Cardinals are potentially dealing with something very serious on the injury front.It’s someone who they can’t afford to lose right now. Their ace, Adam Wainwright.After facing the minimum through four scoreless innings with the Cardinals up 2-0, Wainwright would exit the game early after limping out of the batter’s box from...
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April 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Cardinals beat Brewers after Wainwright leaves with injury

MILWAUKEE (AP) St. Louis lost ace Adam Wainwright to an ankle injury, and then got a boost from Mitch Harris that helped the Cardinals to a 5-3 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Saturday night. Wainwright was helped from the field by a trainer after injuring his left ankle while stumbling out of the batter's box on his popup to first leading off the fifth inning. He allowed...
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April 25, 2015  |  Discuss
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