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Series Preview 8/17-19: Brewers vs. Cardinals

The postseason race is heating up, and Busch Stadium will host the action this weekend.

The National League Central division standings have significantly tightened over the last month, and this weekend presents a chance for the drama to grow. The 66-56 Cardinals will host the 68-55 Brewers for a three-game series that will start on Friday evening.

The Cubs won their 70th game of the season on Thursday, becoming the first NL squad to reach that mark. Nonetheless, Chicago leads the NL Central...

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José Oquendo is on Team Shildt - A Hunt and Peck

The Cardinals third base coach thinks Mike Shildt should be hired as the Cardinals manager.

NOVEMBER 14, 2011

In a surprise turn of events, the Cardinals have chosen Mike Matheny as their manager for the 2012 season. The former Cardinals catcher was one of six potential candidates for the position, which included the likes of Terry Francona, former manager of the Boston Red Sox, Chris Maloney, manager of the Memphis Redbirds, and the Cardinals current third base coach Jose Oquendo. Matheny,...

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Daily Farm Report: Waino makes another rehab start

Taking a look at Thursday’s action

Memphis Redbirds 3, New Orleans Baby Cakes 2

Lane Thomas (CF): 1-4, HR, 3 RBI’s

Tyler Lyons (SP): 3.1 IP, 2 R, 2 H, 3 BB, 1 K

Memphis used a big third inning as their only source of runs for the game, and it was all they needed.

Three runs came in that third inning as a result of a 3-run homer by Lane Thomas. New Orleans quickly responded with two runs in the top of the fourth but neither team scored for the remainder of the game.

Tyler Lyons got the...

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The Carlos Martinez Bullpen Experience

A tsunami is coming to the St. Louis Cardinals bullpen. What can we expect? Earlier this week, a small news article got lost in the Cardinals’ sprint towards relevance in the race for the National League playoffs. It was discovered that the Cardinals plan to use Carlos Martinez in the bullpen when he returns from the disabled list. In describing the move, John Mozeliak cited the quicker time table that would get Martinez back on the mound for the Major League squad. It’s an interesting...

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Redbird Daily’s 100 Greatest Cardinals: #25 to #21

This series was originally published at the Redbird Daily, but is now proud to call Cards Conclave home. This installment was written by Allen Medlock. If you haven’t, check out the Introductory Article to gain understanding of how these rankings were built. That article can be found by clicking here . The latest submission in our Top 100 St. ... [Read more]

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Sloppy Defense Dooms the Cards as they Fall to the Nats

The Cards lose for the first time since August 6.

If you read the headline, you know the outcome. I’m not prescient, so I didn’t know that when I began typing up this recap in real time....

Cardinals enter the night having won eight games in a row, including the first three of this four-game series against the Nationals. If the Cards win tonight, it will be the first four-game sweep of the Nationals since 1983—when they were still the Expos!

Roark comes in having won his last 4 starts....

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Flaherty looks to extend dominance of Crew

The National League Central race will take center stage in St. Louis on Friday as the Cardinals welcome the Brewers to town for a three-game series. The club pushed Jack Flaherty (6-6, 3.22 ERA) back a day so that he'd start the 7:15 p.m. CT series opener. In 12 innings against the Brewers this season, Flaherty has allowed two runs and struck out 22. He'll face right-hander Freddy Peralta (5-3, 4.47 ERA).

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C-Mart close, Carpenter back for Cardinals

Carlos Martinez's return as a reliever is expected to come early next week, when the Cardinals head to Los Angeles for a three-game series against the Dodgers, another club jockeying for a spot atop the National League Wild Card standings.

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St. Louis Cardinals vs. Washington Nationals - A game thread for August 16, 2018

Game 122

The St. Louis Cardinals look to sweep the Washington Nationals in game four of this four-game set this evening at 6:15 pm. Here are the lineups:

Today's #STLCards lineup (8/16)
Carpenter 1B
Molina C
O’Neill RF
Ozuna LF
DeJong SS
Wong 2B
Bader CF
Garcia 3B
Weaver SP

— St. Louis Cardinals (@Cardinals) August 16, 2018

Here's how we're lining up behind Roark tonight. pic.twitter.com/D9lVNpd3lF

— Washington Nationals (@Nationals) August 16, 2018

Some news:

So here’s your...

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YADI WATCH: Will Yadier Molina make is 24th consecutive start today? - A Hunt and Peck

We wait with bated breath.

Mike Schildt has done a lot of things right in his tenure as Cardinals Manager, but there seems to be one area in particular where he follows the strategy of his predecessor. Yadier Molina has had almost no days off. Since Shlidt took over as manager on July 14, Yadier Molina has played in 28 games (appeared in 29, but as a pinch hitter in one game). There have been a total of 29 games played since Shildt became the manager. Yadier Molina has literally appeared in...

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Andrew St. John

Daily Farm Report: Leone Implodes, Palm Beach Rallies

Recapping Wednesday’s action down on the farm.

The big league club won it’s 8th straight game last night, giving them 6 straight series wins. The farm teams didn’t fare as well on Wednesday, going 3-4 on the day.

New Orleans Baby Cakes 10 at Memphis Redbirds 6

Connor Jones (SP): 3 IP, 2 H, 4 R, 6 BB, 3 K’s

Tommy Edman (2B): 2-5, HR, 2 RBI, R

Carson Kelly (C): 2-2, RBI, BB, R

Edmundo Sosa (3B): 1-5, 2B, 2 RBI

The Redbirds and Baby Cakes kept the game close early, heading into the...

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Though Not As Expected, Marcell Ozuna Has Been Consistent Presence for Cardinals

We all know how Marcell Ozuna came to be a St. Louis Cardinal. After the very interesting, frustrating, and, ultimately, futile pursuit of Giancarlo Stanton, the Cardinals had to pivot to another of the Marlins’ outfielders. Though it has been speculated that Christian Yelich was the preferred target, the Cardinals pounced on the opportunity to acquire Ozuna. ... [Read more]

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Tanner Puckett

The Youth Movement is Working

The front office’s longstanding ideology is finally matching up with team composition — and it’s yielding results.

Earlier this season I expressed some frustration with the disconnect between the front office’s message of “youth as a weapon” and the usage of those young players on the field. Namely that they weren’t really being used at all. That problem has evaporated since Mike Shildt took the helm, with youth seemingly the driving force to the Cardinals’ resurgence in the...

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What Yadier Molina is doing is absurd and amazing

You’d think Molina would be playing worse when he is playing everyday. You’d be wrong.

Yadier Molina recently turned 36-years-old. He has had to kneel down and catch baseballs thrown to him by pitchers who throw harder than any time in baseball history for over 15,108 innings. It places him 7th all-time. If Molina plays for only the two remaining years of his contract at an average of 120 games, plus finishes this season with 32 games played, he will finish his career 3rd all-time in...

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Redbird Daily’s 100 Greatest Cardinals: #30 to #26

This series was originally published at the Redbird Daily, but is now proud to call Cards Conclave home. This installment was written by Colin Garner. If you haven’t, check out the Introductory Article to gain understanding of how these rankings were built. That article can be found by clicking here . We continue our run through the Top 100 ... [Read more]

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Cards' Carpenter HBP on hand; X-rays negative

St. Louis slugger Matt Carpenter was hit on the right hand by a pitch from Matt Grace in the seventh inning of the Cardinals' 4-2 win over the Nationals. X-rays were negative.

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As You Van Slyke It

Cards Cruise To 8th Straight Win; 6th Straight Series Win

Baseball is....good?

Cardinals lineup:

1.Matt Carpenter(1B)

2.Yadier Molina(C)

3.Jose Martinez(RF)

4.Marcell Ozuna(LF)

5.Paul DeJong(SS)

6.Jedd Gyorko(3B)

7.Kolten Wong(2B)

8.Harrison Bader(CF)

9.Austin Gomber(P)

Let’s get the important questions out of the way first:

Did Matt Carpenter reach base? Yes.

Did Harrison Bader make an incredible, mind-boggling defensive play? I don’t know; you tell me:

Harrison Bader will make your jaw drop on a nightly basis! ...

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Matt Carpenter injury update: Slugger exits after HBP; X-rays negative

The Cardinals slugger leads the National League in home runs with 33.

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X-rays on Matt Carpenter’s hand negative after HBP

St. Louis Cardinals fans are breathing a sigh of relief.Matt Carpenter left Wednesday night’s game against the Washington Nationals after being hit by a pitch in the seventh inning. Though seeing your hottest hitter get nailed is never good, the positive is that the X-rays came back negative. Carpenter was 0-for-2 with a walk and run scored. He’s been on fire lately and nearly raised his season OPS to 1.000. He hit eight homers during a six-game stretch last month. He also has seven...

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Cards tweak rotation, flip Flaherty, Weaver

Initially slated to start on Thursday, rookie Jack Flaherty will now go on Friday vs. the Brewers, while Luke Weaver moves up to take Thursday's start.

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