PITCHERS NAUGHTON & BROOKS COME OFF ROSTER TODAY AS MLB REDUCES ACTIVE ROSTERS TO 26 ST. LOUIS, MO., May 2, 2022– Prior to today’s game, the St. Louis Cardinals announced that they have reduced their active roster by rule to 26 players. The team announced this morning that left-handed pitcher Packy Naughton has been optioned to the [...]

If you can say nothing else about this Cardinals team, you can say that they play with a passion.  When your leader is Nolan Arenado, I don’t think you have much choice. There are many things to love about Mr. Arenado.  There’s the fact that he’s currently first in the National League and second only [...]

For the first time this season, though probably not the last, the Cardinals provided a heartbreaking example of snatching defeat from the jaws of victory.  There are going to be losses that hurt more because of the stakes and how important they are, but for the fact that this was a game in the first [...]

DONOVAN WOULD BECOME THE 7TH GERMAN-BORN PLAYER TO PLAY FOR THE CARDINALS ST. LOUIS, MO., April 25, 2022– Prior to today’s game, the St. Louis Cardinals have recalled infielder Brendan Donovan from Memphis (AAA).  Outfielder Lars Nootbaar was optioned to Memphis following Sunday’s game in Cincinnati. Donovan, 25, the Cardinals seventh round selection (213th overall) out of the University of [...]

RHP DREW VERHAGEN PLACED ON 10-DAY INJURED LIST ST. LOUIS, MO., April 22, 2022– The St. Louis Cardinals announced today that they have recalled left-handed pitcher Packy Naughton (pronounced NAW-tuhn) from Memphis (AAA) and placed right-handed pitcher Drew VerHagen on the 10-day injured list with a right hip impingement. Naughton, 26, who joined the Cardinals organization in Spring Training [...]

A Whole Lotta Blah

There are a lot of nights when something goes wrong.  Not every night has the offense click, the pitching sparkle, and the defense take care of anything hit.  Some nights you win 10-9, for instance, or 2-0.  Some nights a misplay is the difference between a win and a loss.  It’s tough to have every [...]

Around the seventh inning last night, I said to myself, “I’m not sure who will get the Hero tomorrow, but I’m pretty sure Nolan will be the Goat.”  He’d just struck out for the third time and in a night that looked like whichever team scored first was going to win, those strikeouts hurt, most [...]

Churning Out a Win

When I wrote the series preview post over at the Substack, I noted that the Marlins as a whole weren’t great at striking out others while the Cardinals hitters were very good at making contact.  That combination would seem to indicate good things for St. Louis and the early returns are bearing that out. Jesus [...]

Back when the Rockies were rumored to be moving a certain all-everything third baseman, most trade scenarios for St. Louis revolved around the guy with the same first name as the centerpiece. Fast forward to 2022, however, and it seems like a matter of days or weeks before both Nolans are sharing the same clubhouse [...]

$16 Field Box Tickets Also Available for Upcoming Games vs. Mets, Dbacks & Royals ST. LOUIS, Mo., April 19, 2022–The St. Louis Cardinals and On the Run are teaming up to present fans with a special discount ticket offer for the upcoming homestand. On sale now, fans can purchase $6 tickets in various seating categories, [...]

After handling Pittsburgh and Kansas City, at least before the rains came in both series, the Cardinals got their first chance this weekend to see how they’d stack up against what should be the class of the NL Central.  They leave Milwaukee on their way to Miami knowing that, at least right now, the Brewers [...]

Over $119,000 Donated Among Area Groups That Serve Youth ST. LOUIS, Mo., April 13, 2022– The St. Louis Cardinals have announced that Cardinals Care, the charitable arm of the team, distributed over $119,000 in grant money to 54 area nonprofit organizations that support area children as part of the foundation’s spring grant cycle.  The grants [...]

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Last updated: 05/21/2022