My compatriot Dan Buffa asked a couple of days ago "Who are these St. Louis Cardinals?"  After last night, you might be asking the same thing, but with a little different meaning and inflection.  Because, wow, that didn't look like the team we've been following the last few months.  (It looked like the team we [...]

This wasn't what I wanted to write about this week. I wanted to do some uplifting writing about the St. Louis Cardinals excellent performance against Pittsburgh. I'd mention how it came at a wonderful time, with the Brewers dropping five straight. I'd also mention how the Cards got as close as they've been to first [...]

The Pregame Rant

Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines. The Cardinals and The Brewers are set to square off in a pivotal(not crucial) three game set that will close the first half of the season before the All Star Game in Minnesota next week. Coming into Milwaukee, the Cards are 2 games behind the Brewers for first place. [...]

CATCHER GEORGE KOTTARAS CLAIMED OFF WAIVERS; LYONS OPTIONED TO MEMPHIS (AAA); GARCIA TRANSFERRED TO 60-DAY D.L. MILWAUKEE, WI, July 11, 2014 – The St. Louis Cardinals announced today that they have activated right-handed pitcher Joe Kelly(left hamstring) from the 60-day disabled list and optioned left-handed pitcher Tyler Lyons to Memphis (AAA).  The team also announced that pitcher Jaime Garcia has been transferred [...]

Cardinals catcher to undergo surgery for torn ligament in his right thumb                 ST. LOUIS, MO (July 10, 2014) – The St. Louis Cardinals have placed All-Star catcher Yadier Molina on the 15-day disabled list with a torn ligament in his right thumb and catcher Audry (OW-dree) Perez has been recalled from Memphis (AAA) to take his spot on the [...]

To be fair, I'm partially writing this post to buoy myself up a little bit.  John Mozeliak has just announced that Yadier Molina will miss 8-12 weeks as he has surgery to replace torn ligaments in his thumb.  It's almost a shame Yadi is as much of a heads-up player as he is--most players wouldn't [...]

Cards GM John Mozeliak will talk to the press in about half an hour. Very long odds that this means there is good news on the Yadier Molina front.

The Cardinals make their second exclusive appearance on FOX Sports 1 this Saturday, July 12, in an NL Central battle with the Milwaukee Brewers. Coverage starts at 2:30 p.m. CT with the MLB on FOX Sports 1 pregame show, and the game broadcast from Milwaukee begins at 3 p.m. Brian Anderson (play-by-play) and Gabe Kapler (analyst) call the action. FOX Sports 1 [...]

Suddenly, the St. Louis Cardinals are 50-42 and only two games back of the Milwaukee Brewers. After beating the Pittsburgh Pirates for the third straight night on Wednesday, the Cards had stormed back into the forefront of this National League Central Division race. The Pirates came in on the heels of the Cards and have [...]

For the third straight night, the St. Louis Cardinals meshed good pitching and just enough hitting to take a game from the Pittsburgh Pirates.  For the third straight night, that win has been good enough to shave a game off of the Milwaukee Brewers' lead (and, incidentally, been necessary to stay ahead of the Cincinnati [...]

Star Wars Night returns to Busch Stadium this evening and, for the second straight year, I am unable to attend.  However, as one of the most known Star Wars/Cardinal fans out there, it's incumbent on me not to let such things pass unmarked.  You can see some of my other mashup work over here.  As [...]

How things can change inside a week in the game of baseball. If someone ever tries to convince you that this isn't an emotional game played by mortal souls, please reference them towards the latest 15 game stretch. Baseball is so tricky, demands so much attention but gives back the most reward. For example... Let's [...]

 

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