Springfield Cardinals make it five straight wins with victory in Arkansas

June 10, 2015, North Little Rock, AR – The Springfield Cardinals collected their season-high fifth straight win with a 6-5 victory against the Arkansas Travelers before 4,586 fans at Dickey-Stephens Park on Wednesday night. The Cardinals have won eight of their last nine games and have started the month of June with a 7-1 record. The Cardinals (24-34) claimed the early advantage...
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June 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Travs take Memorial Day Doubleheader From Springfield Cardinals

May 25, 2015 Springfield, MO – The Arkansas Travelers claimed both seven-inning games of Monday’s doubleheader against the Springfield Cardinals, both by the score of 4-2, before 4,471 fans at Hammons Field. Game 1: The Travelers (23-19) came out swinging against RHP Nick Petree (L, 1-4) in the top of the first inning. 2B Sherman Johnson and SS Eric Stamets sparked the charge...
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May 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Drillers hang on late for 6-3 win over Springfield Cardinals on Wednesday

May 20, 2015, Springfield, MO – The Springfield Cardinals struck for runs in the eighth and ninth innings, but the Tulsa Drillers hung on for the 6-3 win before 2,708 fans at Hammons Field on Wednesday night. The Cardinals (12-27) struck right away, opening a one-run lead in the bottom of the first against RHP Jeremy Kehrt (W, 3-3). CF Charlie Tilson led off with a rocket off...
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May 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Morales and Springfield Cardinals top Tulsa in homestand opener

May 18, 2015, Springfield, MO – RHP Andrew Morales dealt a career-high 8.0 innings, at one point retiring 17 straight outs, to help guide the Springfield Cardinals to the 7-4 win against the Tulsa Drillers before 3,122 fans at Hammons Field on Monday night. The Drillers (16-20) came out swinging, striking for four runs against Morales (W, 3-2) in the top of the first inning. SS...
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May 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Springfield Cardinals Mid-May Report

Hello everyone.  I apologize for the lack of recent updates.   A combination of work-related travel and technology issues contributed to “life” getting in the way. Nonetheless, there is a lot to talk about with our AA squad.With an overall record of 10-23, by most of accounts, the Cardinals have underachieved to this point.  With an almost reverse-identical record than their...
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May 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Catching Up with The Cardinal Nation Blog

So, I know it has been pretty quiet here at the blog recently. In 2015, I took the opportunity for a number of early-season trips and since spring training, I have seen series played by three of the St. Louis Cardinals’ full-season clubs – Memphis, Palm Beach and Peoria – plus a visit to extended spring training camp, too. As a result, I have been on the road three of the last...
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May 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Travs take finale, 6-5, with 9th-inning walk-off over Springfield Cardinals

May 4, 2015, North Little Rock, AR – The Arkansas Travelers claimed the series finale with a 6-5 walk-off win against the Springfield Cardinals before 3,192 fans at Dickey-Stephens Park on Monday night. Travelers LF Kentrail Davis provided the game-winning RBI single in the bottom of the ninth. With Cardinals RHP Arturo Reyes on the mound for his Double-A debut, the Travelers...
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May 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Travs out-slug Springfield Cardinals on Sunday

May 3, 2015, North Little Rock, AR – The Springfield Cardinals struck for a pair in the top of the ninth, but the Arkansas Travelers hung on for the 11-9 win before 4,426 fans at Dickey-Stephens Park on Sunday afternoon. The two teams combined for 20 runs on 27 hits with five errors in the wild game that included 330 total pitches. The Cardinals (6-17) dealt the first blow in...
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May 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Travs even series with Springfield Cardinals in Friday night win

April 24, 2015, Springfield, MO – The Arkansas Travelers evened the series against the Springfield Cardinals with a 12-5 win before 4,156 fans at Hammons Field on Friday night. After Cardinals LHP Kyle Hald (L, 0-1) and Travelers RHP Austin Wood (W, 3-0) navigated through a pair of scoreless innings apiece, Arkansas (9-5) cracked the scoreless tie in the top of the third inning...
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April 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Springfield Cardinals Outlast Missions, 3-2, in 10 Innings

April 21, 2015, San Antonio, TX - The Springfield Cardinals claimed a hard-fought 3-2 win in 10 innings against the San Antonio Missions before 2,853 fans at Wolff Stadium on Tuesday night. With the win, the Cardinals take the series, two-games-to-one, and wrap up the Texas road trip by winning three of their last four contests. Cardinals RHP Mike Mayers battled San Antonio RHP...
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April 22, 2015  |  Discuss

St. Louis Cardinals: Minor League Opening Day observations

The St. Louis Cardinals minor league affiliates had their Opening Day on Thursday and while the teams went just 1-3, there was plenty of action from the full season debuts of several top prospects to three top 10 prospects on the mound. Here are some of my observations:— Scott Schook debuted our first minor league recap late last night. You can click HERE to get results and...
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April 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Analyzing the preliminary roster for the Springfield Cardinals

The Springfield Cardinals held their media day on Monday, and our S-Cards Beat Writer, John Oliver, was in attendance and was able to pick up their preliminary roster. He was also able to secure a couple of one-on-one interviews with a couple big name minor leaguers. Look for those later in the week.Here is the preliminary roster for Springfield with my predictions as well.Green...
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April 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Cardinals Minors Report: Mike Mayers goes 5 innings, Oscar Mercado collects 2 doubles

On Tuesday, the Cardinals minor league clubs took on the Marlins’ affiliates in back field action. The clubs played 5 games as there was a second Peoria club in action. This club will be recognized as State College in today’s report.Here are the results of Tuesday’s action:MemphisPatrick Wisdom (3B) 2-for-3, 2BLuke Voit (1B) 2-for-3, 2BRafael Ortega (CF) 1-for-1, HR, R,...
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April 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Cardinals Minor League Spring Training Notebook: 03/31/15

Following are the highlights from the St. Louis Cardinals’ minor league games held on Tuesday, March 31. In five scheduled contests, the Cardinals faced the Marlins on the Fishes’ side of the Jupiter, Florida complex. The Cardinals did not lose a game on the day, winning three and tying two. Memphis and Springfield took the draws as Palm Beach, Peoria and State College each claimed...
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March 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Daily Minors Report: Washington homers, Hald tosses three scoreless innings

On Sunday, the Cardinals minor leaguers played against each other, as they frequently do in spring, in two games with the Springfield and Memphis squads facing off and the Palm Beach and Peoria teams dueling. Here are the key highlights from the Cardinals.MemphisDavid Washington (1B) - 2-for-3, 2 R, 2B, HR, 4 RBIAnthony Garcia (RF) – 2-for-4, R, 2B, RBIBoone Whiting - 2 IP...
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March 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Looking at the third base depth in the St. Louis Cardinals minor league system

As I continue my look at how each position is built within the St. Louis Cardinals organization, we come to a very interesting third base position. The third base position was bolstered a couple of years ago when the Cardinals selected three third basemen with their first six picks. Many were wondering how the organization would fit all of them in.Fast forward 2 1/2 years and only...
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March 10, 2015  |  Discuss

St. Louis Cardinals Baby Birds: A look at 3 hitters looking for a bounce back season

A new season provides a fresh start for players who may have struggled the season before. While the previous season’s numbers will always be on the baseball card, the new season starts fresh with zeros across the board. I have identified five players who would probably tell you their 2014 season was not what they would have hoped. Now, I am not calling these players busts or saying...
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January 23, 2015  |  Discuss

The St. Louis Cardinals All-Organization Team: Third Base

Over the next couple of weeks, I will be selecting the Cardinals organizational All-Star team. The team will be structured like a 25-man roster. For each position, I will isolate the player who made the most starts for each team at that position and will select the one winner. Fans will get a say as well later in the post.In my look at the shortstop position, I mentioned how there...
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January 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Recapping the St. Louis Cardinals top prospects 11-20

This past week, I continued my top 50 St. Louis Cardinals prospects countdown with prospects 16-20 on Tuesday and 11-15 on Thursday. Here is a recap of those prospects and some of my personal thoughts on a few of the players. 20. Oscar Mercado19. Edmundo Sosa18. Zach Petrick17. Patrick Wisdom16. Nick Petree15. Juan Herrera14. Samuel Tuivailala13. Breyvic Valera12. Jacob Wilson11...
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November 23, 2014  |  Discuss

St. Louis Cardinals Top Prospect Countdown: Prospects 16-20

With all of the Jason Heyward excitement, I almost forgot that I am continuing my top 50 prospect countdown with prospects 16-20. With the loss of Tyrell Jenkins, this countdown will actually be 49 as Jenkins has yet to be revealed. I will tell you he would have been ranked #7. Today’s prospects have a good mix of young and less-young (I won’t use the O word). 20. Oscar Mercado...
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November 18, 2014  |  Discuss

End of Year Review: Springfield Cardinals

As we climb into reviewing the higher minor league clubs, we can see the effect the graduations and trades to help the major league club have had over the last couple years. Over the last 2 seasons, crowds in Springfield and Memphis have watched former top prospects Oscar Taveras, Kolten Wong, Michael Wacha, Trevor Rosenthal, Carlos Martinez, Seth Maness, and Kevin Siegrist ascend...
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October 17, 2014  |  Discuss

A look at four prospects falling through the St. Louis Cardinals farm system

Last week, we brought you five prospects who were rising through the farm system. Players like Edmundo Sosa and Magenuris Sierra surprised many during the 2014 season, while there are a few players who have not reached their potential yet. We are not giving up on these four players just yet, but they will see their postseason rank much lower than their preseason version. Patrick...
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October 07, 2014  |  Discuss

The High Minors sweep 3-0 on the final day of the 2014 season

On the final day of the 2014 season, the High Minors went 3-0. Memphis and Peoria both won in extras while Springfield won a 9-8 shootout over Tulsa.     Memphis 7 New Orleans 6 F/10   Game Highlights Memphis concluded the 2014 season with a wild 7-6 win in 10 innings over New Orleans. Xavier Scruggs crushed his 21st homerun of the season followed by Stephen Piscotty’s ninth...
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September 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Luis Mateo powers Memphis past New Orleans; the High Minors go 3-2 on Friday

The High Minors went 3-2 on Friday. Memphis bested New Orleans 11-6. Springfield beat Arkansas 6-3. Palm Beach continued to struggle with another loss. Peoria split their double-header with Beloit.     Memphis 11 New Orleans 6   Game Highlights Memphis powered past New Orleans 11-6. Luis Mateo crushed his third homer for Memphis, a two-run shot in the fifth. In each of the five...
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August 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Rob Kaminsky dazzles on the hill yet again while Randal Grichuk smokes his 24th homer for Memphis

The High Minors went 4-0 on Thursday. Memphis bested Sacramento 7-1. Springfield edged NW Arkansas 8-5 in 12 innings. Palm Beach beat Jupiter 5-3. Peoria took care of Wisconsin 3-1.     Sacramento 1 Memphis 7   Game Highlights Memphis jumped all over Sacramento, beating them 7-1. Randal Grichuk launched his 24th homerun for Memphis, a solo shot in the fifth. Luis Mateo hit his...
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August 22, 2014  |  Discuss
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