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Catching up with the Cardinals

OK, its been a while.The problem with any blog, where you're the sole writer, is that often "real" life gets in the way.So, with all the background noise finally starting to die down some, its time to get caught up with the Cards.The Cardinals did most of the offseason moves before Christmas, acquiring Jason Heyward (for Shelby Miller) and adding Mark Reynolds to the bench.  Heyward...
Via Cardinals Fan in Cubs Land
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Defensive Miscues Cost Palm Beach Cardinals

JUPITER, Fla. – The Palm Beach Cardinals (6-4) dropped game two of a three game series against the Charlotte Stone Crabs by a score of 11 – 3.The momentum for Charlotte continued from game one, scoring 11 runs off 11 hits. Only seven of those runs were earned, as Palm Beach committed three costly errors during the course of the game. Palm Beach’s starting pitcher, Corey Littrell...
Via i70baseball
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Springfield Cardinals come back in Corpus Christi for 2-1 win

April 18, 2015, Corpus Christi, TX - The Springfield Cardinals struck for two tallies in the top of the eighth inning to take the 2-1 comeback win against the Corpus Christi Hooks before 4,925 fans at Whataburger Field on Saturday night. After a 40-minute delay due to wet grounds, the Hooks (7-2) opened an early advantage in the bottom of the first against LHP Kyle Hald. With one...
Via i70baseball
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Martinez Strong Again, Heyward Homers as Cardinals Down Reds

Carlos Martinez made his second start of the 2015 season Saturday, once again against the Cincinnati Reds, and once again the young righty gave the Cardinals a strong start. The Cardinals cruised to their fourth straight win and a one game lead atop the NL Central. Martinez went six solid innings, gave up only one run on three hits, and struck out four while walking two. The one...
Via Baseball Essential
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Memorial of Oscar Taveras is a Source of Controversy for St. Louis Cardinals

The Cardinals watch a tribute video to memorialize former Cardinal Oscar Taveras before the home opener. (Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove: USA TODAY) In light of disgraced former New England Patriot’s tight end Aaron Hernandez’s verdict and sentencing last week, the St. Louis Cardinal’s decision to honor former outfielder Oscar Taveras has given an additional context for analysis...
Via The Sports Journal
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

St. Louis Cardinals Minor Leagues: Sierra sparks Peoria rout

Exceptionally talented outfielder Sierra is rebounding from a rought start in his first shot at full-season baseball. Brian Walton/The Cardinal Nation Magneuris Sierra opened the eyes of scouts and fans last season when he won the GCL batting title with a .386 average to go along with a .434 on-base percentage and a .505 slugging percentage. He plays a smooth center field and has...
Via Cardinals Farm
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Wainwright, Cardinals poised for sweep of Reds

Another April, another fast start for the St. Louis Cardinals at the expense of the Cincinnati Reds. The Cardinals look to finish a three-game sweep of their NL Central rivals Sunday night and post a fifth win over the Reds in the young season. Since the start of the 2011 season, St. Louis is 16-6 in games played in the month of April versus the Reds. After taking two of three at...
Via AP on Fox
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Strong outing by Carlos Martinez, first home run for Jason Heyward powers Cardinals to 5-2 win over Reds

Once again, the starting rotation for the St. Louis Cardinals continued to impress through the first 10 games of the regular season.On Saturday afternoon at Busch Stadium in Game 2 of a three-game series against the Reds, it was the No. 5 starter, Carlos Martinez, who had another solid outing.For the ninth time in the first 10 games of this season, a Cardinals starting pitcher has...
Via Cardinals Farm
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Carlos Martinez’s home runs aren’t a concern

Carlos Martinez just finished his second start of the year moments ago. While I’m watching in the seventh, I’m hoping that the Cardinals hold on this time and he picks up his first win of the season. So far, Martinez has pitched exceedingly well, giving up 3 runs, 7 hits, and 5 walks while striking out 13 over 13 innings. He’s handled lefties reasonably well, and gone six innings...
Via Cardinals Farm
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Martinez, Heyward, Cardinals beat Reds for fourth win in row

ST. LOUIS -- Carlos Martinez pitched six strong innings and Jason Heyward hit his first home run for St. Louis, leading the Cardinals over the Cincinnati Reds 5-2 Saturday for their fourth straight win. Matt Carpenter drove in a pair of runs as the NL Central champion Cardinals kept winning after a 3-3 start. Zack Cozart homered for the Reds, who have lost three in a row and six...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Martinez, Heyward, Cardinals beat Reds for 4th win in row

ST. LOUIS (AP) Carlos Martinez pitched six strong innings and Jason Heyward hit his first home run for St. Louis, leading the Cardinals over the Cincinnati Reds 5-2 Saturday for their fourth straight win. Matt Carpenter drove in a pair of runs as the NL Central champion Cardinals kept winning after a 3-3 start. Zack Cozart homered for the Reds, who have lost three in a row and...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals OF Holliday leaves early with tightness in back

ST. LOUIS (AP) Cardinals left fielder Matt Holliday left Saturday's game against Cincinnati in the bottom of the first inning because of tightness in his back. Holliday doubled and scored before leaving. He has hit safely in all 10 games for St. Louis this season, and his double was his first extra-base hit. He is batting .363. Jon Jay moved from center to left field and Peter Bourjos...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Palm Beach Cardinals and Peoria Chiefs off to hot starts

The Minor League Baseball season is just over a week old and the St. Louis Cardinals’ two lowest full-season affiliates are enjoying strong success thus far. The Palm Beach Cardinals and the Peoria Chiefs find themselves atop their divisions and are playing great baseball on offense and defense. Let’s take a look at how each team has fared in this first week.The Palm Beach Cardinals...
Via Cardinals Farm
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Rain Kills Springfield Cardinals Rally

April 17, 2015 Corpus Christi, TX – Right after the Springfield Cardinals rallied for four runs in the top of the seventh, thunderstorms sent the game into a rain delay. With the storms continuing and severe weather throughout the area, the umpires called the game and the Corpus Christi Hooks prevailed, 8-5, in the rain-shortened, 6.5-inning contest before 5,185 fans at Whataburger...
Via i70baseball
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Voit Homers As Palm Beach Cardinals Lose To Charlotte

JUPITER, Fla. – The Palm Beach Cardinals (6-3) fell to Charlotte Stone Crabs, 10 – 4, in the first game of a three game series at Roger Dean Stadium. The Cardinals, who were coming off a four game sweep in Lakeland over the Tigers, were unable to keep their hot streak alive. Palm Beach began to work their way back into the game in the final two innings, but it wasn’t enough...
Via i70baseball
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Kaminsky Bests Moya in Top Prospect Showdown

On Thursday night in Lakeland, the Palm Beach Cardinals blanked the Flying Tigers to complete a four-game sweep of Detroit’s Florida State League affiliate. Leading the three Cardinals pitchers who combined on a four-hitter was 20-year-old starter Rob Kaminsky. The lefty struck out four in two innings, giving up three hits and a walk. A rain delay of almost three hours then knocked...
Via The Cardinal Nation blog
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals' Carpenter stays safe by leaping Reds catcher

Collisions at the plate between baserunners and catchers have decreased with baseball's rule aimed at limiting them, and with player safety in mind, that's a very good thing. The latest example of the lack of collisions came Friday as the St. Louis Cardinals faced the Cincinnati Reds. After the Cardinals' Matt Holliday hit a shallow fly ball in the bottom of the first inning that...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Cardinals 3B Matt Carpenter Dives Over Red's Catcher Brayan Pena to Tag Home Plate

St. Louis Cardinals third baseman Matt Carpenter is off to a pretty solid start this season hitting .378 with a 1.061 OPS. His Cardinals are off to a solid start as well with a 6-3 record after notching a 6-11 win against the Cincinnati Reds. He did his part to help with that win with a pair of hits, and a couple of runs.One came on a pretty acrobatic play when Reds catcher Brayan...
Via FatManWriting
1 day ago  |  Discuss

St. Louis Cardinals Minor Leagues: Poncedeleon’s strong start not enough

Poncedeleon utilizes a four-pitch mix to retire hitters. The trend of strong starting pitching continued for the Peoria Chiefs, but the teams was done in by their bullpen as they fell short in their bid for a 7th consecutive win. Right-hander Daniel Poncedeleon took the mound for the Chiefs in Cedar Rapids and delivered his second strong start of the young season. Poncedeleon gave...
Via Cardinals Farm
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Wacha has 7 strong innings, Cardinals shut down Reds 6-1

ST. LOUIS (AP) Michael Wacha pitched seven strong innings and Yadier Molina delivered a bases-clearing double to lead the St. Louis Cardinals to a 6-1 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Friday night. With the score 1-1, Matt Holliday led off the bottom of the seventh with a single to right field. He went to third on a one-out double by Jhonny Peralta. After Jon Jay was intentionally...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Wacha has seven strong innings, Cardinals shut down Reds

ST. LOUIS -- Michael Wacha pitched seven strong innings and Yadier Molina delivered a bases-clearing double to lead the St. Louis Cardinals to a 6-1 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Friday night. With the score 1-1, Matt Holliday led off the bottom of the seventh with a single to right field. He went to third on a one-out double by Jhonny Peralta. After Jon Jay was intentionally walked...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Springfield Cardinals Recap: Series #2 San Antonio Missions

Sometimes, we have to look at even small strides as progress.   As the Cardinals began their 2015 campaign winless, they did finally notch one in the win column and have improved their overall play.  The bad news is that the scoreboard still went the opponents’ way in the other two games of the series.The Cardinals took Game 1 against the Missions while collecting only 3 hits...
Via Cardinals Farm
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Memphis Redbirds: Q & A With Mitch Harris

Every player has a story but rarely do they carry one as rich and inspirational as Memphis Redbirds pitcher Mitch Harris. A 29 year old pitcher chasing down a dream he’s harbored since he was a kid and one he waited five years to pursue, while serving in the Navy as a weapons officer. After being drafted in 2008, Harris served his country and put his athletic career on hold. After...
Via Cardinals Farm
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals Honor Red Schoendienst on 70 Years and Counting In MLB

 Team Launches #LoveRed2 Campaign Asking Fans to Join Team in Sharing Video Messages Demonstrating Their Appreciation and Affection for Red ST. LOUIS, April 17, 2015 – It was seventy years ago today that Albert “Red” Schoendienst began his remarkable career in Major League Baseball.  The St. Louis Cardinals are marking the milestone by honoring Red [...]
Via The Cardinal Conclave
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Eleventh Annual Purina Pooches In The Ballpark Tickets Go On Sale April 17

Tickets include attendance to a Cardinals game for dogs and owners, pregame costume parade on the warning track, dog goodie bag and canine entertainment throughout the day ST. LOUIS, April 16, 2015 – It’s time once again for St. Louis canines to “bark” on the Cardinals at Busch Stadium onSaturday, June 13, for the 11th [...]
Via The Cardinal Conclave
2 days ago  |  Discuss
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