Cardinals Rumors & News

  • MLB To Test Pace-Of-Game Initiatives In AFL

    Baseball America "Major League Baseball on Wednesday said it would begin testing some ideas aimed at quickening the pace of game at the Arizona Fall League. AFL games begin Oct. 7 and run through the championship game on Nov. 15. Among the experimental rules are: • Batter’s Box Rule: The batter shall keep..." October 01

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    Bill Shaikin @BillShaikin

    Wacha vs #Dodgers last Oct: 13.2 IP, 0 R MT @Cardinals Starting rotation for NLDS: Wainwright, Lynn, Lackey & Miller; Wacha in bullpen.

  • Cardinals clinch the Central division title thanks to Johnny Cueto

    Viva El Birdos "Johnny Cueto is not a swine. He's the type of weasel who will attack a man from behind, kick him in the head with metal-spiked feet, and end his career. No, Cueto is not a swine because he has no spine. He's more akin to some sort of invertebrate, slithering in the gutter, waiting to..." September 29

  • Trumbo powers D-Backs to win over Cardinals

    Arizona Republic "The Diamondbacks hit three home runs — two by 1B Mark Trumbo — to beat the St.Louis Cardinals 5-2 on Saturday at Chase Field. For the Cardinals, the loss coupled with a Pittsburgh Pirates loss earlier in the day landed both teams in a tie for first in the National League Central with one game..." September 28

  • Cards beat Diamondbacks in extra innings

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "When Cardinals rookie Marco Gonzales first started warming up early in Friday’s game, he was preparing to rescue another starter. When he warmed up in the middle innings, he was set to protect the bullpen from bulk innings. When finally he got into the game late, his assignment was the simplest of..." September 27

  • Jake Arrieta ends his season with strong outing in Cubs’ 3-1 victory over Cards

    Chicago Sun-Times "Jake Arrieta’s last start of the season was a memorable one, and not just because of his arm. Arrieta threw seven innings and gave up one unearned run while striking out 10 in the Cubs’ 3-1 win Wednesday night over the St. Louis Cardinals. Arrieta picked up his 10th win and ended his season..." September 25

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    Jenifer Langosch @LangoschMLB

    Jon Jay not with #STLCards tonight. He left team to tend to a personal matter, is expected to rejoin club in Arizona for Friday's game.

  • Welington Castillo delivers 10th-inning walk-off win for Cubs

    Chicago Sun-Times "Kyle Hendricks was cruising for five innings. Then, the division-leading St. Louis Cardinals got to him in the sixth. After being staked to a three-run lead against Shelby Miller on a two-run homer by Welington Castillo and a solo shot by Matt Szczur, Hendricks gave it back in the sixth of the..." September 24

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    Jenifer Langosch @LangoschMLB

    Matt Carpenter and Matt Adams out of the #stlcards lineup due to stomach illness.

  • Cards hold off Reds for 2-1 win

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Tha Cardinals won another tight affair Friday at Busch Stadium, beating the Cincinnati Reds 2-1. The victory featured a stout pitching performance by starter John Lackey. Skipped over for his last scheduled start, Lackey demonstrated he was back on track with 87 pitches in 7 2/3 innings. He..." September 20

  • Holliday's dash for winning run lifts Cards

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "If there is a hereafter, Enos Slaughter was there smiling Wednesday night. Johnny Pesky was weeping. For his part, Matt Holliday wasn’t too worried about the history those two former major leaguer players share. But Holliday’s “mad dash” in the seventh inning keyed a 2-0 Cardinals victory over..." September 18

  • Brewers take down Cardinals 3-2 in 12 innings

    Brew Crew Ball "The Brewers battled back from a brutal first inning to hold the Cardinals scoreless for 11 straight innings and managed just enough offense to eke out a critical victory tonight in extra innings. Gerardo Parra and Wily Peralta kept them in the game early, and a couple of September callups drove in..." September 17

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    Jenifer Langosch @LangoschMLB

    John Lackey to start for #stlcards on Friday. Michael Wacha will go Saturday.

  • Cards' magic number at 10 after sweeping Rockies

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The magic number is 10 for the Cardinals' second straight National League Central Division title and eighth outright (plus one tie) since 2000. A 4-1 win over the Colorado Rockies Sunday at Busch Stadium finished off a three-game sweep for the Cardinals, who maintained their 3 1/2 game division..." September 15

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    Jim Hayes @TheCatOnFox

    Wacha told me he threw a bullpen today. About 30 pitches and says he felt great. Still hopeful about returning to the rotation. #STLCards

  • 17d
    Derrick Goold @dgoold

    Matheny says Lackey unhappy with decision to skip him, but vet acknowledged a dead arm sensation. Weakness not related to injury, mgr says.

  • 17d
    Stan McNeal @stanmcneal

    Adams indeed dealing with tightness in oblique again, Matheny says. Descalso gets the start at 1B Sunday. #stlcards

  • Cards adjust rotation for Brewers series

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The Cardinals have adjusted their rotation to throw their three hottest pitchers at the Milwaukee Brewers, one of their National League Central Division challengers, in a three-game series that will begin here Tuesday night. Righthanders Lance Lynn, Adam Wainwright and Shelby Miller, Saturday..." September 14

  • Cards hang on in 9th to win over Rockies

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Whether he pitched well, poorly, or of mediocre timber, Shelby Miller did not, could not win. Over a span of 15 starts from June 14 through Sept. 3, Miller, who earlier had a six-game victory streak, won just once with four losses and an almost incomprehensible 10 no-decisions. Yadier Molina,..." September 14

  • Wainwright wins 18th as Cards soar over Rockies

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "On a chilly night at Busch Stadium, the Cardinals beat the visiting Colorado Rockies 5-1 . Cardinals starter Adam Wainwright (18-9) pitched eight strong innings, scattering six hits and striking out eight. With his 18th victory, Wainwright tied Cincinnati's Johnny Cueto and Los Angeles' Clayton..." September 13

  • Reds top Cardinals, 1-0, to take 3 of 4 in series

    Cincinnati Enquirer "The Reds' season is beyond the point of salvageable. But that doesn't mean there's nothing to play for. Thursday, they had a chance to get Johnny Cueto his 18th win, take a series from the St. Louis Cardinals and close out the homestand with a winning record. Check, check and check. "To..." September 12

  • Reds take 2-1 lead in four-game series vs. Cardinals

    Cincinnati Enquirer "If there was any doubt that Bryan Price was confident in September call-up Ryan Dennick, it was erased Wednesday. Price called in the 27-year-old left-hander with two on and two outs in a two-run game to face a hitter more than capable of tying the game with a single swing in first baseman Matt..." September 11

  • Miller efficient in ten-hit, Cards 5-0 win in Cincinnati

    Viva El Birdos "All right, now that that's settled, on to the top of the first and the Reds' starting pitcher: Dylan Axelrod The 29-year-old righty has a large FIP-xFIP gap in his 17 innings this season, and tha--hold on. What the heck. Dylan Axelrod David Holmberg Axelrod pulled up hurt after seven..." September 09

  • Cardinals take down Brewers, reduce magic number to 16

    Viva El Birdos "Unfortunately for me I missed most of today's game but looking at this graph Adam Wainwright returned to form and dominated the hapless Brewers lineup. I was faced with the decision of watching baseball or hanging out with and catching up with old friends while I was in town and I chose the..." September 08

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    Jim Hayes @TheCatOnFox

    Per Matheny; Holliday dealing with tightness in his back. #STLCards

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    Jeff Passan @JeffPassan

    Strong indications from club source that Cardinals plan on calling up RP Sam Tuivailala up for the stretch run. He started year in Class A.

  • Lynn keeps his cool and wins 15th as Cards take down Brewers

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The sure signs of trouble for starter Lance Lynn as a young pitcher were as easy to read as the “Cardinals” on his jersey or the emotions on his sleeve. He would walk a batter or two to invite trouble and trouble would happen. An error behind him would leave him stewing on the mound and the..." September 07

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    Jenifer Langosch @LangoschMLB

    Matt Adams returns to #stlcards lineup today, batting cleanup after two-day absence with oblique strain.

  • Mike Matheny took issue with Brewers third baseman Hector Gomez on Thursday night

    Hardball Talk "The Cardinals were in position to tack on an insurance run, leading 3-2 in the top of the ninth inning in last night’s game against the Brewers. The bases were loaded with one out for Yadier Molina, who hit a fly ball to medium depth right field. Brewers right fielder Gerardo Parra picked up some..." September 06

  • Brewers 6, Cardinals 2

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "And the young shall lead them. Riding strong performances by starting pitcher Mike Fiers, spark plug Scooter Gennett and slugger Khris Davis, the Milwaukee Brewers finally halted their nine-game losing streak on Friday night with a 6-2 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals at Miller..." September 06

  • Cards sweep Pirates in playoff-type atmosphere

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "It was a game that was contested, and passionately spectated, like a playoff game, except that it was a month ahead of its time. On one side Wednesday at Busch Stadium were the Cardinals, trying to stretch their winning streak to a season-high-tying five games and put as much distance between..." September 04

  • Masterson heads to bullpen for Cardinals

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The list of candidates to start Thursday’s Cardinals game at Milwaukee diminished by one Monday when manager Mike Matheny said struggling righthander Justin Masterson will be doing his next pitching out of the bullpen. “We’ve got him in that mindset already,” Matheny said. “When he’ll be..." September 02

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    Jim Hayes @TheCatOnFox

    Wong had additional testing this morning. Says no concussion issues just a sore neck. #STLCards

  • Cardinals beat Cubs

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "For a former batting champ who recognizes that his elite skill, by definition, is that he fails less often than all the others who try, outfielder Matt Holliday has adopted a pragmatic approach to his profession. The Cardinals’ No. 3 batter concerns himself with hitting the baseball hard — he’s..." September 01

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    St. Louis Cardinals @Cardinals

    Kolten Wong hits his head on impact in pursuit of the ball. A member of the Cardinals training staff and Mike Matheny out to check.

  • Holliday homers help Cards split with Cubs

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The capsized Cardinals, losers of four straight, six of their last eight and buried by a barrage of Chicago Cubs home runs this weekend at Busch Stadium, were thrown a life raft by the 26th player on their 25-man roster Saturday night. After the Cardinals had lost behind Justin Masterson 5-1 in..." August 31

  • Cubs 5, Cardinals 1

    Chicago Tribune "The Cubs took the opener of the doubleheader behind the pitching of Felix Doubront and some more long ball from the offense. Three of the Cubs seven hits were home runs from Logan Watkins, Chris Valaika and Starlin Castro. Watkins' homer was the first of his major league career, while Castro..." August 31

  • Cardinals activate Yadier Molina from disabled list "After having right thumb surgery back in July, Yadier Molina has returned to the Cardinals, as the club announced they activated him from the 15-day disabled list Friday. As a corresponding move, catcher Tony Cruz was optionted to Double-A Springfield. Molina, 32, last played July 9, when he..." August 30

  • Cubs 7, Cardinals 2

    Chicago Tribune "Jorge Soler's two home runs led the Cubs to a 7-2 victory over the Cardinals, spoiling Yadier Molina's return from the disabled list. Soler hit a game-tying solo shot in the seventh and a mammoth two-run blast in the four-run eighth. Kyle Hendricks allowed two first-inning runs before throwing..." August 30

  • Masterson considers abandoning windup

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "When Justin Masterson went to the bullpen at Pittsburgh’s PNC Park on Wednesday to ready for his next start, he and the Cardinals coaches believed a solution for his continued struggles would be found first by asking a question: How could he make everything simpler? The answer is creative,..." August 29

  • Cards' Molina confident that he's 'ready to go'

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "When Class AA starter and third-round pick Mike Mayers returned to the mound with two outs in the sixth inning Wednesday night, he found catcher Yadier Molina waiting for him. The big-league vet, considered by many the finest at his position in the majors, was there to give Mayers a quick breather..." August 29

  • Cardinals' Justin Masterson considers abandoning windup

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "When Justin Masterson went to the bullpen at Pittsburgh’s PNC Park on Wednesday to ready for his next start, he and the Cardinals coaches believed a solution for his continued struggles would be found first by asking a question: How could he make everything simpler? The answer is creative,..." August 29

  • Molina set to catch five, then make the drive

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "More than an hour before Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina there were already fans gathered outside the Springfield Cardinals office and trying their best to share the shade and waiting for the chance, the possibility, the maybe-just-maybe opportunity to get his autograph. It's been that type of..." August 28

  • Pirates take series from Cardinals with 3-1 win

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "The Pirates got a stellar start from Jeff Locke Wednesday afternoon, who bested Adam Wainwright and the St. Louis Cardinals, 3-1, at PNC Park as the stakes continued to climb. They also got another big swing from Ike Davis, whose two-run homer in the second inning stood as the winning hit. He..." August 28

  • Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright dealing with a 'dead arm' "The Pirates beat the Cardinals on Wednesday afternoon (PIT 3, STL 1), and in doing so they touched up St. Louis ace Adam Wainwright for three runs on eight hits and walk in six innings. They didn't knock him around but it wasn't the tall right-hander's best game either. Wainwright now has a..." August 28

  • Pirates top Cardinals, 5-2, on Davis' homer; Alvarez, McCutchen hurt

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Ike Davis understands why he has lost playing time to Pedro Alvarez. “Petey hit something like five home runs in two days,” Davis said with a smile. “He deserves to play. You can't really argue with that.” In a tense eighth inning Tuesday, Davis made a case that maybe he has earned another..." August 27

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    Jenifer Langosch @LangoschMLB

    Matheny did not rule out a Friday return for Yadier Molina, who will catch five innings for Double-A Springfield today. #stlcards

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    Derrick Goold @dgoold

    Wainwright says he's been battling a dead arm, which he is reluctant to acknowledge. Usually means he feels it's about over. #Cardinals

  • Yadier Molina to begin rehab assignment Wednesday

    Hardball Talk "Yadier Molina took a round of batting practice on Tuesday night at Double-A Springfield and has been cleared to catch five or six innings there Wednesday in his first minor league rehab game. This according to Kary Booher of the Springfield News-Leader. “My thumb feels great,” Molina told..." August 27

  • Masterson struggles may get bumped from Cardinals’ rotation

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "After winning a nearly five-hour struggle the night before, the Cardinals had little Sunday for well-traveled Philadelphia Phillies righthander Jerome Willliams. Their own starter, Justin Masterson, had little or nothing for the Phillies either, and the result was a 7-1 loss that cost the..." August 25