Poll Results: Which Cardinals’ reliever do you trust the most?

This poll question has probably generated the most shocking response in my opinion. When I was originally typing the poll question post, I wanted to leave out Pat Neshek and Trevor Rosenthal because I figured they would run away with the results and thus they would be skewed. Boy was I wrong…. Take Our Poll I am shocked that only 7% of Cards fans trust their closer. He has...
Via Cardinals Farm
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Poll: Which Cardinals bullpen pitcher do you trust the most?

Oh boy, has the St. Louis Cardinals’ bullpen had its ups and downs this year. What seemed like a pretty strong core going into the season, has had to rely heavily on Pat Neshek and Sam Freeman for a good chunk of the season. The Cards are getting another important piece to the ‘pen back on Wednesday, Kevin Siegrist. This will put three lefties in the pen, as Nick Greenwood is...
Via Cardinals Farm
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Lynn and Cards beats Dodgers for another Busch win

The career pitching leader in winning percentage at Busch Stadium III, minimum 25 decisions, is not Chris Carpenter. Nor is it another obvious guess, Adam Wainwright. The answer is Lance Lynn, who is 24-10 (.706) at new Busch and 11-6 overall this year after beating the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-2 with three-pronged relief help Friday night before a sellout crowd of 45,010. Lynn fanned...
Via Pro Sports Daily
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinal First-Half Grades: The Pitchers

Pitching was the absolute strength of the Cardinal first half, and without a doubt the reason why the season remained in a salvageable position while the offense stayed in a prolonged rut. While it did not play out to form in some regards, with a series of surprising emergences and then sudden injuries changing the formation of the pitching staff several times. But as the first half...
Via i70baseball
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Grading The Cardinals 2014 1st Half By Player

The ‘first half’ of the 2014 season has been completed. And while we have this respite from game action, it’s time to break out the ol’ click bait favorites. Today we have a heaping helping of first half-grades… with a gimmick! One sentence and one sentence only on each player’s season so far. PITCHERS Randy Choate: (B) Hasn’t given up a run since June 2 or 13 appearances...
Via Cardinals Diaspora
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Game 91: The Force Is Now With The Cardinals?

Last night was Star Wars night at Busch Stadium. Hence Chewbacca up there hurling out the first pitch. If you watched the game on ESPN, you might of noticed the whole production going HAM on the Star Wars theme. And if you felt like it was very corporate synergy-ish, you’d be right: Lucasfilm is owned by The Walt Disney Company. ESPN is 80 percent owned by ABC, Inc., an indirect...
Via Cardinals Diaspora
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals roughed up in 8-4 loss to Marlins

Matt Adams had a career high four hits today in this afternoon’s series finale. However, take that away, the Cardinals’ position players, who had started today, had only three hits. Marlins’ starter Henderson Alvarez had three hits. It was that kind of day, as the Cardinals lost the rubber game of this series to the Marlins. Though the Cardinals only trailed 1-0 in the Top...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Cards follow relievers, defense to 3-1 win over Dodgers

Carlos Martinez got them into the fifth inning. The lineup found a way to get them a lead. The rest was up to the bullpen. As the Cardinals reached the exact midpoint of their season – 81 games down, 81 to go – the offense remains a recurring riddle and the rotation is in triage, but the bullpen that began the year wobbly and looking for traction has found its footing. The...
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Peralta's two-run double helps Cards beat Dodgers 3-1

LOS ANGELES -- Jhonny Peralta hit a tiebreaking two-run double and Yadier Molina homered, leading the St. Louis Cardinals to a 3-1 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday night. Cardinals right-hander Carlos Martinez couldn't make it out of the fifth inning despite the two-run lead. Manager Mike Matheny pulled him after a one-out single by Dee Gordon and a walk to Yasiel...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
June 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals Triple Plays Are Not Game Changers

The triple play is one of the rarer plays in baseball. When the St. Louis Cardinals executed one on Friday night, it was only the 15th in at least the last 70 years for the club. The Cards were down 2-1 over Toronto in the bottom of the sixth Friday night. The bases were loaded with Jays against pitcher Seth Maness with no out. The Jays could have blown the game wide open, but St...
Via The Cardinal Nation blog
June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

The dismal state of the St. Louis Cardinals bullpen

Not much has been going right for the Cardinals this week. Rough starts from Wainwright and Garcia were punctuated by being shutout in two consecutive games by the Giants and the Royals. The third consecutive loss (at Kansas City, 8-7) was the second time the Cards had dropped three in a row in the last seven games. The team has alternated between a frustrated (and frustrating to...
Via The Cardinal Conclave
June 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Looking at the St. Louis Cardinals drafts under John Mozeliak, Part 4: 2011

The 2014 Rule 4 Draft, also known as the First-Year Player Draft, is only a couple of weeks away, set to take place June 5-7.  I thought this might be a good time to look back at what the Cardinals have done since John Mozeliak took over as GM after the 2007 season.  Since the MLB Draft is so extensive (It was only recently cut down to 40 rounds), we’ll just focus on picks in...
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May 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Jason Motte's return should restore order to the Cardinals bullpen

Yesterday's loss to the Braves was cringe-worthy, to say the least.  Trevor Rosenthal, working for the 4th straight day, didn't have enough gas left in the tank to finish off the Braves and they were able to score two runs in the 9th to beat the Cardinals.Many are questioning why Mike Matheny would even use Rosenthal again in that situation, when he had Carlos Martinez warming...
Via Cardinals Fan in Cubs Land
May 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Cards finally score, win in extra innings

The Cardinals and Chicago Cubs weren't exactly the best practitioners of extra-inning baseball before Tuesday night's fray dragged deep into the night and almost into this morning at Busch Stadium. The Cardinals, the only team in the National League not to have won in extra time, had been 0-3 in games past nine innings and the Cubs 1-4 with their only bonus-frames win over...
Via Pro Sports Daily
May 14, 2014  |  Discuss

For Cardinals, help is on the way--just not soon enough for us fans

Its obvious that the Cardinals could use some help.  They lost two out of three to both the Brewers and Cubs before winning the opener against the Braves, bringing their season record to 17-16, 4.5 games behind the Central leading Brewers.After leading the NL in runs scored last year, the Cardinals currently sit in 10th place with 119 runs in 33 games (3.6 per game).  However,...
Via Cardinals Fan in Cubs Land
May 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Maness is not lacking for confidence during early-season struggles

ST. LOUIS -- Cardinals reliever Seth Maness' work on the mound has been up and down this season, but his confidence remains steady and solid. After the sinkerball specialist was roughed up for two runs in the 12th inning and took the loss in a frustrating 5-3 defeat to the Brewers on Monday night, Maness said, "I feel fine." He added, "Everything is finding a hole...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
April 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals squander numerous chances in 12-inning loss to Brewers

ST. LOUIS -- Even Cardinals manager and eternal optimist Mike Matheny said his team's 5-3, 12-inning loss to the Milwaukee Brewers Monday night was a difficult one to deal with. "It's tough as one we've had this year, for sure," Matheny said. "Not very often that we get a three-run lead here recently and then not to be able to hold it, (plus) having a couple...
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April 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Brewers outlast Cardinals 5-3 in 12 innings

ST. LOUIS -- Khris Davis overcame striking out four times early in the game and came through with a run-scoring triple in the 12th inning to lead the Milwaukee Brewers to a 5-3 win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Monday night. Davis drove in Jonathan Lucroy, who doubled off Seth Maness (0-2) to start the inning. Mark Reynolds then drove in Davis with a sacrifice fly. Davis, who finished...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
April 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Brewers top Cardinals in 12th inning

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Khris Davis overcame striking out four times earlier in the game and came through with a run-scoring triple in the 12th inning to lead the Milwaukee Brewers to a 5-3 win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Monday night. Davis drove in Jonathan Lucroy, who doubled off Seth Maness (0-2) to start the inning. Mark Reynolds then drove in Davis with a sacrifice fly. Davis...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
April 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets First Baseman Lucas Duda Crushes A Home Run To The Shea Bridge (GIF)

In a game that has seen wind gusts around 40 miles per hour, Mets First Baseman Lucas Duda crushed a solo home run against St. Louis Cardinals reliever Seth Maness in the sixth inning that landed right in the front of the Shea Bridge. That folks is one of the reasons why the Mets did feel comfortable trading away Ike Davis. Now this one AB does not mean that the trade was the right...
Via The Daily Stache
April 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Cards finish long weekend in Washington with 3-2 loss to Nats

WASHINGTON -- Denard Span hit a sacrifice fly in the ninth inning and the Washington Nationals, with Bryce Harper back in the lineup and stealing his first base of the season, rallied past the St. Louis Cardinals 3-2 Sunday. The Nationals loaded the bases in the ninth against Seth Maness (0-1) when Danny Espinosa singled with one out for his third hit, Jose Lobaton singled through...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
April 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Does Cardinals manager Mike Matheny trust his bullpen?

One week into the season, you get the sense that Cardinals manager Mike Matheny does not trust his entire bullpen.In the first 7 games, Matheny has leaned heavily on holdovers Trevor Rosenthal (3 games), Carlos Martinez (4 games), Pat Neshek (4 games) and Kevin Siegrist (5 games). However, rubber-armed LOOGY Randy Choate has appeared in just 2 games, while last year's ground...
Via Cardinals Fan in Cubs Land
April 08, 2014  |  Discuss

St. Louis Cardinals: Bullpen off to shaky start to season

I realize the St. Louis Cardinals came away from rain drenched Cincinnati with a pair of wins after defeating the Reds 7-6 on a long Thursday afternoon.I realized that the facet of the Cardinals game most are concerned about is the offense, despite the seven-run outburst on Thursday. The combined one run in the team's first two contests is still fresh in the memories of most...
Via STLSportsMinute
April 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals Spring Training Battle #2: The Bullpen

The good thing about having a solid team, like the Cardinals, is that there is not a lot of unsettled positions heading into the season.  A little over a week ago, I took a look at the Cards 5th starter competition.Tonight, I will look at the bullpen.Sure ThingsGiven the way that they pitched last year, there are four pitchers who are virtual locks to open the season in the major...
Via Cardinals Fan in Cubs Land
March 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals New Plan: Tire Other Guys Out

We thought the Cardinals would just kind of out-talent other teams in 2014.  Turns out the new plan is just to get everyone so much scoring in Spring Training that they just are tired of it before the regular season starts. Matheny! Dude is MANAGING! On Sunday, the Nationals touched up Joe Kelly for 5 earned runs and Seth Maness for another 3 before surrendering...
Via Cardinals Diaspora
March 11, 2014  |  Discuss
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