St. Louis Cardinals: Jon Jay strikes out with a 4-2 count

The St. Louis Cardinals struggled badly once again at the plate on Wednesday night and could not solve Alex Cobb of the Tampa Bay Rays.  Cobb tossed seven scoreless innings, allowing just five hits while striking out nine hitters. Cobb also did not issue a free pass in the game, although as Dan McLaughlin and Ricky Horton of the Fox Sports Midwest broadcast pointed out, Cobb should...
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Yadier Molina sends snack to home plate for brother Jose (VIDEO)

via Instagram Cardinals catcher Yadier Molinais out another six to ten weeks-ish with a torn thumb ligament, but his giving spirit is anything but damaged.  During Wednesday’s game against the Rays, who happened to be starting Yadi’s brother Jose behind the plate, Yadier sent some peanut butter crackers via first base coach Jose Oquendo who dropped them off on his way out....
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Will a Devalued Taveras Follow Rasmus’ Path Out of Town?

I don’t think there is any doubt that Oscar Taveras is the St. Louis Cardinals’ most celebrated position prospect since Colby Rasmus. I have to admit that I am holding a fear that would connect the two outfielders in another way. I wonder if Cardinals manager Mike Matheny’s curious disuse of Taveras could be the prelude of a repeat of one of what I consider to be the most...
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All signs point to Cardinals acquiring a pitcher at deadline

With the trade deadline looming, it appears that the Cardinals are focusing their efforts on acquiring a pitcher.Per Ken Rosenthal, St. Louis is still looking for rotation upgrades. The Cardinals are exploring everything from front-line starters to back-of-the-rotation types, he says.Jennifer Langosch confirms Rosenthal's report, indicating that the Cardinals are looking for...
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Yadier Molina Leaves Gift at Home Plate for Brother Jose in Cardinals-Rays Game

The Rays visited St. Louis this week for a series, pitting two brothers against one another: Yadier and Jose Molina. Playing in separate leagues, the brothers rarely land in the same city therefore Yadier made sure to leave something extra special for his older sibling during their game on Wednesday. Cardinals third base coach Jose Oquendo leaves a mysterious package at home plate...
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Yadi Molina Leaves Crackers On Home Plate For Brother Jose Molina (Video)

St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina is sidelined with a thumb injury, but that doesn’t mean he can’t  have any fun. During the Cardinals’ game against the Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday, Molina had third base coach Jose Oquendo make a special delivery for his older brother, Rays catcher Jose Molina. As Oquendo ran out to take his position, he left a couple packages of cheese...
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Low Minors Report: Alex De Leon crushes his sixth home run

It was a light night as there were only three games played in the lower minors. The GCL Cardinals were suspended in the fifth inning of their contest with the GCL Marlins. For State College, the snapped a three game losing streak thanks to an Alex De Leon long ball. The Johnson City Cardinals were hurt by errors and lack of timely hitting. The DSL Cards score had not been posted...
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Video: Yadier Molina leaves brother a snack on home plate

Yadier Molina is somehow making an impact on the field despite being shelved on the disabled list. How so, you ask? Let me explain.You see, Yadier's brother, Jose Molina, is in town this week as the Cardinals play host to the Rays. And Yadier would be remiss to let Jose leave town without having some fun.So, with the help of St. Louis third base coach Jose Oquendo, Yadier strategically...
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Yadier Molina left cheese crackers at home plate for his brother

The Rays and Cardinals are in the midst of a series in St. Louis, and just because Yadier Molina is out of action with a wrist injury, that doesn’t mean he won’t be having some fun. Yadier’s brother Jose is a catcher for the Rays, and got the start behind the dish on Wednesday night for Tampa Bay. As St. Louis third base coach Jose Oquendo ran out to the coach’s box in the...
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WATCH: Molina leaves snacks at home plate for his brother

The Rays and Cardinals are in the midst of a series in St. Louis, and just because Yadier Molina is out of action with a wrist injury, that doesn’t mean he won’t be having some fun. Yadier’s brother Jose is a catcher for the Rays, and got the start behind the dish on Wednesday night for Tampa Bay. As St. Louis third base coach Jose Oquendo ran out to the coach’s box in the...
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Cardinals activate Siegrist from DL

ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Cardinals have activated lefty reliever Kevin Siegrist from the 15-day disabled list and optioned rookie lefty Nick Greenwood to Triple-A Memphis. Siegrist had been on the DL for two months with a left forearm strain. In five rehab appearances with Double-A Springfield, he allowed no runs in 4 2/3 innings. In his most recent outing Monday, he worked 1 1...
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Cards Activate LHP Kevin Siegrist From DL

LEFTY RELIEVER NICK GREENWOOD OPTIONED TO MEMPHIS (AAA) ST. LOUIS, Mo., July 23, 2014 – The St. Louis Cardinals announced today that they have activated left-handed pitcher Kevin Siegrist (left forearm strain) from the 15-day disabled list and optioned left-handed pitcher Nick Greenwood to Memphis (AAA). Siegrist, who went on the disabled list May 24, appeared in five games...
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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...
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Cardinals Catcher Uses ‘Wolf Of Wall Street’ Scene As Walk-Up Song (Video)

Tony Cruz doesn’t get the chance to hit very often, but when he does, he certainly makes the most of it. Cruz is the backup catcher to St. Louis Cardinals All-Star Yadier Molina, who was placed on the 15-day disabled list on July 10 with an injured thumb. Molina’s injury has allowed Cruz to see some extended time, which is great news for sports fans everywhere, because it has...
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Cardinals catcher definitely has the most unique walk-up music in the league

St. Louis Cardinals catcher Tony Cruz has certainly made a unique choice for his walk-up music. He has chosen the rhythmic chest-beating and murmuring from 'Wolf of Wall Street' in order to get him prepared to slash a single...or not.Your browser does not support iframes.Hopefully it works out for him long-term. Cruz is 0-for-his-last-dozen and hitting a feeble .211 on the...
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Adam Wainwright Is The Conductor

You know those rumble strips they build into every new stretch of highway? Great idea. If you’re veering off the road a little too far, they make a sound like humongous wasp is attacking while simultaneously turning your steering wheel into jackhammer handles. The adrenaline starts pumping and you get that sporty little bad boy of yours over in between the mustard and the mayonnaise...
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When Wainwright Becomes Wainwrong

When a pitcher for the St. Louis Cardinals gives up six runs in five innings , it’s a bad night at the office.  When that pitcher is Adam Wainwright , best get out the fainting couches for Cardinal Nation, because that just doesn’t enter into our frame of reference. Maybe it shouldn’t be quite as surprising as we think it is, however.  Dayn Perry [...]
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Tony Cruz uses 'The Wolf of Wall Street' chant for walk-up music

Your browser does not support iframes.St. Louis Cardinals catcher Tony Cruz used the chest-beating chant from the movie "The Wolf of Wall Street" as his walk-up music for his ninth inning at-bat during Monday night's game against Tampa Bay.Definitely an unusual choice, to say the least. However, it didn't seem to work for him last night, as Cruz struck out looking...
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Mozeliak, Matheny must come to an agreement on how to manage Taveras

It’s never a good thing when the manager and general manager of a baseball organization disagree on something. It’s a more compounded issue when they disagree about the usage and management of the organization’s top prospect, especially to the extend that manager Mike Matheny and General Manager John Mozeliak do about Oscar Taveras. Mozeliak spoke [...]
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Oscar Taveras: Fans and team should not give up on prospect just yet

Back in May, prior to the St. Louis Cardinals promoting hot prospect Oscar Taveras the first time, I wrote an article over at warning fans not to place too high of expectations on the youngster and that fans, media and the Cardinals themselves should learn from past experiences with hot-shot outfield phenoms. Both J.D. Drew and Colby Rasmus were run out of town...
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Charlie Tilson: A look back and a look at what he needs to do to be successful in Springfield

If you follow my stuff on a pretty regular basis, you would know that Charlie Tilson is one of my favorite prospects within the St. Louis Cardinals organization. He had a rough start to his career and there were some people who were mis-labeling him as a bust way too early. Tilson was the Cardinals 2nd round pick in the 2011 draft out of New Trier High School in Illinois. Unfortunately...
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Cardinals-Rays series pivotal for David Price trade market

With the David Price trade rumors swirling, ironically, the Rays come in to St. Louis to take on the Cardinals for two games tonight and tomorrow night. With nine days away from the MLB’s non-waiver trade deadline, it is a real possibility that the Rays will keep their ace until July 31st and make a long shot run to the postseason. Winners of five straight games, the Rays are currently...
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What Jhonny Peralta Tells Us About Defensive Metrics

Five years ago, the Cleveland Indians decided that Jhonny Peralta just wasn’t capable of playing shortstop at the Major League level anymore, shifting him to third base to allow Asdrubal Cabrera to move back from second base to shortstop, the position he had primarily played in the minors. Peralta had never put up particularly good […]
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Cardinals Minor League Gameday: Marco Gonzales and Ian McKinney look to rebound from poor starts

This is a new type of post that will highlight things like probable pitchers, standings update, news and notes on players and it will be published every day in the morning. It will also serve as a central post for a discussion thread.    Monday’s Schedule – All times Eastern 10:00 – GCL Marlins at GCL Cardinals 10:30 – DSL Cardinals at DSL Giants 12:00 – GCL Cardinals...
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Mike Matheny Currently Ranks Last In MLB For Replay Challenges

There are a whole generation of baseball fans being born now that are never going to experience these: The replay system in baseball is here to stay. And if we’re being really honest, it’s for the best. Not only for the teams and fans, but for those poor managers blood pressure. So much stack to blow! Through the All-Star break, managers had challenged 606 calls and had 318...
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