Washington Post "Another game against the St. Louis Cardinals brought a third dose of rallies and blown leads, clutch home runs and relief struggles, exhilaration and nail-biting tension for the Washington Nationals. The bullpen buckled again with a slim margin late, but this time Ryan Zimmerman came to the rescue..." September 03
Mozeliak on #STLCards pregame re Heyward extension talks: "In terms of when we can actually engage, it's really going to be this offseason."
Martinez will start Friday. Wacha won't this weekend. Lackey, Garcia also against #pirates. No Lynn. Getting added time to rest ankle.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch "It was only a week or so ago that folks were wondering where was all this power that newcomer Brandon Moss, who had 15 home runs for Cleveland, was supposed to provide. In his first 49 Cardinals at-bats, he had no homers and only eight hits. But in his last six games, Moss has slugged three home..." September 02
Hardball Talk "One nice thing about having an MLB-best 86-46 record on September 2 is that you can look ahead to the playoffs (and beyond) without worrying much about the final month of the regular season. St. Louis is taking advantage of that by skipping right-hander Michael Wacha from his scheduled start..." September 02
St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Cardinals manager Mike Matheny, while conducting his pregame interview in the Cardinals’ dugout Tuesday, peered over the heads of the various reporters involved and observed his franchise losing money by the minute. Injured slugger Matt Holliday, taking his first outside batting practice in a..." September 02
St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The Washington Nationals, having lost 18 of their past 20 games over seven years at Busch Stadium, should have known that their three-run, go-ahead burst in the seventh inning Monday night against Cardinals reliever Kevin Siegrist was way too early for them to be contemplating a rare victory..." September 01
St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Cardinals first baseman Matt Adams, who was thought to be making progress in his rehabilitation from right quadriceps surgery, said he had a minor setback during drills in Jupiter, Fla., last week, and is back in St. Louis to be treated and to continue his rehabilitation. This time he felt some..." September 01
Matheny says Adams tweaked something in his other leg. Still moving forward. Not something major. #STLCards
St. Louis Post-Dispatch "When hot-hitting outfielder Randal Grichuk landed on the disabled list with an elbow strain, we wondered if this was the injury that would break the Cardinals. After all, they were already dealing with the absence of Matt Holliday, Matt Adams and Jon Jay. Grichuk had been a major power source..." August 31
#STLCards recall closer Trevor Rosenthal from paternity leave. Pitcher Sam Tuivailala optioned to Memphis (AAA).
St. Louis Post-Dispatch "When he was on the mound, safely perched on or near the pitching rubber, Cardinals starter Lance Lynn was in complete control of his balance, his fastball, and the San Francisco Giants on Saturday afternoon. Everywhere else proved hazardous. Lynn stumbled on the steps leading into the dugout,..." August 30
CSN Bay Area "Michael Wacha's latest appearance at AT&T Park ended with another walk-off win for the Giants. Brandon Belt led off the bottom of the ninth with a single to right and advanced when Kevin Siegrist walked Buster Posey. With one out, Gregor Blanco drew a walk, loading the bases for Kelby..." August 29
St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Knowing that closer Trevor Rosenthal was going to be absent from the team for this weekend's series, Cardinals manager Mike Matheny handled the eighth inning on Thursday a tad differently than he normally does. He didn't use shutdown eighth-inning man Kevin Siegrist. who had pitched three..." August 28
Hardball Talk "Two months ago, in the wake of the Astros database hacking scandal, the Cardinals fired scouting director Chris Correa. Today they named a replacement, with Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post Dispatch reporting that the Cardinals have hired longtime big league reliever Randy Flores to take over..." August 28
St. Louis Post-Dispatch "As sloppily as the Cardinals’ defense (three errors) played behind veteran righthander John Lackey last week in a loss at San Diego was as brilliantly as it performed Wednesday night at Chase Field. Lackey, who gained his 11th win in a 3-1 triumph over Arizona, received a diving catch from center..." August 27
MLB Daily Dish "Just three years removed from his second consecutive All-Star appearance, former Indians' closer Chris Perez has retired from baseball, according to the International League transactions page. Perez was most recently pitching with the Orioles' Triple-A affiliate in Norfolk. Perez saved 124..." August 26
Belisle received clearance from Dr. Andrews to intensity flat-ground throwing. Said Belisle: "The mound will be very, very, very soon."
St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Lance Lynn threw four double-play balls for the Cardinals Monday night but two others were messed up with wild throws by rookie second baseman Greg Garcia, notably a fifth-inning error when his right foot slipped. Lynn pitched around both of those miscues, but Garcia, knowing that Lynn was..." August 25
Bleacher Report "1. College of Cardinals Jon Jay hasn't played a game since June 30. Rehabbing a stress reaction in his left wrist, the center fielder is on ice and has been on ice. Bird, caged. Yet to say there's nothing he can do to help the St. Louis Cardinals WIN would be patently wrong. First day of..." August 25
St. Louis Post-Dispatch "It wasn't a complete game by Michael Wacha, who's never had one. Yet, you could say that it was. Certainly, it was one of the first "must" games the Cardinals have had this season. After the Cardinals had bumbled around in the field for the first couple of days in this series, the San Diego..." August 24
St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The Cardinals, who have been to four straight National League championship series, have a player who has reached base in 16 straight postseason games, hitting .370 in that time, dating to 2013. Well, he hasn’t played for going on two months, but center fielder Jon Jay, finally optimistic that his..." August 23
San Diego Union-Tribune "The continuation of the Padres' winning streak - and of Ian Kennedy's resurgence - hinged on a series of tense encounters in the fifth and seventh innings Saturday. First, the fifth: With one out and runners on the corners, Kennedy fired an 0-2, 92 mph fastball a shade or two outside the strike..." August 23
New lineup from Petco Park tonight: Carpenter 3B Piscotty LF Peralta SS Heyward RF Molina C Wong 2B Reynolds 1B Pham CF Lackey P
San Diego Union-Tribune "Friday, at Petco Park, against the team with the best record in the majors, the Padres didn't record their first hit until the third inning. With two outs and a 1-0 count, it came off the bat of center fielder Travis Jankowski, a groundball single hurtling up the middle. In the stands, his..." August 22
St. Louis Post-Dispatch "As he answered why, even with three outfielders on the disabled list and a fourth unable to run earlier this week, speedster Peter Bourjos didn’t get a start, manager Mike Matheny recognized the catch-22 he’s placed on the gifted fielder. Bourjos hasn’t started, the manager explained, because..." August 21
St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said before Wednesday's game that he wasn't looking for home run power from his new cleanup hitter. Yadier Molina was simply the "next potent bat we can throw up there," he said as the catcher became the seventh No. 4 hitter of the season and fourth in four..." August 20
CSN Bay Area "Players gathered around the middle of the clubhouse at 5:10 p.m. Tuesday, some lounging on leather chairs and others standing around a mounted TV. They watched as Bruce Bochy joined his old friend, Tim Flannery, on an MLB Network show and gave an update on a team that had just lost another star...." August 19
St. Louis Post-Dispatch "While the Cardinals were losing to the San Francisco Giants in the National League championship series last year, Stephen Piscotty was at home in Pleasanton, Calif., watching on television. But, as a top Cardinals minor leaguer, he had considerable interest in the outcome and, as an East Bay..." August 18
St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Center fielder Randal Grichuk, the latest domino to fall in the Cardinals’ ever-changing structure, won’t be on the field again until at least Sept. 1 and probably later. Grichuk, who, along with Matt Carpenter, had provided virtually all the Cardinals’ power since the All-Star break, was..." August 18
Jason Heyward left the game in the 3rd inning with tightness in his left hamstring.
#STLCards have placed OF Randal Grichuk on the DL with a right elbow strain. OF Tommy Pham has been recalled.
Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Derek Dietrich is going to need a new nickname. Dietrich drove in three runs, Dee Gordon had three hits, and the Miami Marlins broke a six-game losing streak against St. Louis with a 6-4 victory over the Cardinals on Sunday. Adeiny Hechavarria had two hits and scored two runs as Miami won..." August 17
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "During the Friday afternoon scouting meeting before the weekend series against the New York Mets, Pirates manager Clint Hurdle relayed a message to his team. “What’s all this talk we hear about dog days?” Hurdle told the players. “The tough days in August? The only days that are tough in August..." August 17
St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The reunion with three-time MVP Albert Pujols that the Cardinals eagerly awaited and would have welcomed will have to happen in October or it may not happen until 2019, at the earliest. The team has received a nearly finalized version of the 2016 regular season schedule, and according to officials..." August 17
St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The terms of his removal from the mound in the ninth inning were negotiated before veteran starter John Lackey left the dugout to try for those final outs Saturday. When manager Mike Matheny stepped onto the field after Lackey allowed a hit, he had already explained when and how and even why he..." August 16
SB Nation "If you bet on Jackie Bradley as the player who would post the highest number of total bases in a game this season, come on down! Nobody? Yeah, not really a surprise. Although Bradley, a former top-50 prospect in baseball, really flashed his full potential against the Seattle Mariners on Saturday..." August 16
St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Out in right field Saturday during batting practice, as teammates prepared for the evening’s game all around him, Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright took another literal step toward what he has insisted could be a return this season. Wainwright, who had surgery in April to repair a ruptured Achilles..." August 16
St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The best measure of how startlingly efficient lefthander Jaime Garcia has been between injury setbacks is that in the 74-plus innings he has pitched this season for the Cardinals, the opposition has scored in only 10 of them. Or to put it another way ... In just one of Garcia’s 11 starts has he..." August 15
MLB.com "The consensus pick to win the American League East, the Red Sox instead have posted the worst record in the circuit and are headed toward their third last-place finish in the past four years. Boston fans can take solace in the facts that the one exception, 2013, produced a World Series title and..." August 15
St. Louis Post-Dispatch "First base isn’t usually a carousel position for a big league team, especially one with the best record in the majors. But the Cardinals started their third different first basemen in three nights Friday and none of then batted higher than seventh, with two of them hitting eighth. On Thursday,..." August 15
Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Nothing comes easy for the Pirates at Busch Stadium. Not even a seven-run first inning Thursday could guarantee an easy victory. After seeing their lead shrink to two runs, the Pirates scored three in the ninth and outlasted the St. Louis Cardinals, 10-5. Although not pretty, it was a win..." August 14
Viva El Birdos "To begin that game, Michael Wacha got through the Pirates lineup with help from his friends Yadier and Kolten, on an amazing caught stealing out. Wong took the short hop and snapped it right onto the Pirates runner's arm, for a rather impressive play on both player's parts. This seemed to be an..." August 13
St. Louis Post-Dispatch "He’s no longer raging through their league this summer, but Cardinals prospect Alex Reyes clearly left an impression on opposing managers and coaches in the Florida State League. Reyes, who turns 21 at the end of this month, is now spinning for Class AA Springfield, where he has a 5.40 ERA in..." August 12
St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Carlos Martinez, who once had 11 straight quality starts this year, seemed headed for a third consecutive outing of five innings or less Tuesday night when Pittsburgh Pirates star Andrew McCutchen, the current National League player of the week, strode to the plate in the fifth inning at Busch..." August 12
MLB.com "The Mariners' walk-off victory over the Orioles on Tuesday night capped an unprecedented slate in Major League Baseball. For the first time in the league's history, all 15 home teams won on the same day. Prior to Tuesday, the closest the home teams have ever come was 12 wins more than a century..." August 12
St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Returned to the role where the Cardinals know he excels, fixture Matt Carpenter seized a lead for them late Sunday with one, well-timed swing. Thrust into a role the Cardinals hope he enhances, newcomer Jonathan Broxton handed the game back with one poorly placed pitch. With Carpenter’s homer..." August 10