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Cards' Kyle Gibson looks for better start in clash vs. D-backs

St. Louis Cardinals right-hander Kyle Gibson took pride in completing six innings in his previous start, but that perseverance came at a cost after he allowed six runs in the initial frame.

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Epic Battle In the Spring Desert

Cardinals at Diamondbacks Part 1: the Quickening April 12, 2024

Well here we are, April 12th, the Cardinals flying into the Arizona desert. The desert in spring and many hot areas is a thing of tranquil, stupefying beauty. But this game for the honor of .500 baseball was anything but a tranquil beautiful affair. Oh no.

This was a nihilistic survival in the desert with plenty of blood and sand. I haven’t been to that place but I heard it’s good. But hey, we are in Diamondbackland,...

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Cardinals get off to fast start, hang on to beat Diamondbacks

Nolan Arenado hit a three-run homer and Lars Nootbaar blasted a two-run shot as the St. Louis Cardinals outlasted the Arizona Diamondbacks 9-6 Friday night in Phoenix.

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St. Louis Cardinals at Arizona Diamondbacks - A game thread for April 12, 2024

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The St. Louis Cardinals take on the Arizona Diamondbacks in game one of their series this evening at 8:40 pm CST.

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The St. Louis Cardinals are hoping to rebound in Arizona against the Diamondbacks

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Trying to avoid being snake-bit.

The St. Louis Cardinals look to rebound from a series loss against the Philadelphia Phillies as the team travels to Arizona to take on the Diamondbacks. I kind of like the simple format I used for the Miami Marlins preview — at least for these early season series where there isn’t a lot of information yet to analyze — so I figured I would use it again this series.

Opponent: Arizona Diamonbacks
Record: 6-7

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Cardinals Prospect Hence Dominates in First Start

The St. Louis Cardinals’ top pitching prospect Tink Hence started off the 2024 season with a dominating performance. The young, right-handed pitcher has electric stuff, and it was on full display in his first start for Double-A Springfield.

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Tyler O’Neill’s resurgence proves the obvious, that the Cardinals have a player development flaw

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Once again, a Cardinals outfielder has left the organization and finally reached his full potential with a new team.

This happens all the time, and at this point, I’m convinced that no matter who the Cardinals trade, they’re going to end up flourishing with their next team. It seems like a curse at this point.

Tyler O’Neill is the latest example.

I’m not going to rule the O’Neill trade as bad just yet. It’s still early April,...

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If you’re doing these right, it probably won’t come true

I am a man of the people and when the people suggest an article idea that involves me having to spend zero thought on what topic to write, I got to jump. Because my brain does not allow me to think of a good article prompt until time pressures me to do so. Which means I can write this article not when I should be in bed, but instead... like an hour earlier.

Also, it’s an off-day. So instead of...

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Game Recap - Apr 10 - A getaway day game versus the Phillies

Victor Scott had a tough day today hitting, fielding and baserunning. This ball jarred loose for a single. | Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

Cards try for 3 consecutive series wins and a winning home stand falls short.

Pre-game Notes Lynn takes the hill for the Cardinals. Nola opens for the Phillies. He can be tough. Would have to think Helsley, Romero and maybe even Liberatore are down today. Zach Thompson could end up being a key part of this game. Oscillate was the word for this...

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Jackson Holliday heartwarming MLB promotion moment captured on video: ‘Call your dad’

The Baltimore Orioles made a controversial decision to have top prospect Jackson Holliday begin the 2024 season in the minor leagues. Now, just a couple weeks into the season, Baltimore decided he was ready for the show, calling him up to the MLB team.

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St. Louis Cardinals vs Philadelphia Phillies - A game thread for April 10, 2024

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The St. Louis Cardinals take on the Philadelphia Philadelphias in game three of their series this afternoon at 12:15 pm CST.

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Marmol Optimistic Early Season Power Struggles Will End

In the first two weeks of the MLB season, the St. Louis Cardinals featured a power struggle, but team manager Oli Marmol wasn’t worried. The team has hovered around .500 and is last in the NL Central Division.

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Guest Post: VEB At 20 - An Outsider Weighs In

Daniel Shoptaw stops by to provide his unique perspective on 20 years of Viva El Birdos.

Editor’s Note: I’m out of the country! So, instead of leaving you with nothing on Wednesdays or burdening Scooter with too much extra responsibility, I have invited a guest writer to cover for me this week. It’s VEB’s 20th anniversary! What better time for some retrospectives? The first comes from Daniel Shoptaw, @c70 on Twitter, and co-host for both the Meet Me a Musial and Gateway to Baseball...

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Sonny Gray makes his triumphant return in St. Louis Cardinals 3-0 win

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He earned himself a dadgum win.

Seeing Sonny Gray out on the mound when I turned on the game was a surprise to me. It shouldn’t have been — I read the preview, I read he was making this start tonight, choosing to make his rehab starts during actual games rather than make a start in a minor league game to stretch out. I knew all that was happening, but in an apparent lack of object permanence, I just sort of forgot about Sonny Gray.

I am going to admit something...

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Sonny Gray has Strong Outing in Cardinals Debut

Sonny Gray’s first start of the season was delayed due to an unfortunate hamstring injury. Subsequently, his St. Louis Cardinals debut had to wait until the series with the Philadelphia Phillies.

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Cardinals take down Phillies 3-0 in Sonny Gray's debut

Sonny Gray and four St. Louis Cardinals relievers combined to record 13 strikeouts and blank the visiting Philadelphia Phillies 3-0 on Tuesday. Gray (1-0) made his Cardinals debut after recovering from a hamstring muscle tear during spring training.

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St. Louis Cardinals vs Philadelphia Phillies - A game thread for April 9, 2024

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The St. Louis Cardinals take on the Philadelphia Philadelphias in game two of their series this evening at 6:45 pm CST.

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Cardinals Offseason Acquisition to Make Season Debut Tuesday

St. Louis Cardinals ace Sonny Gray is in line to open his season Tuesday against the Philadelphia Phillies. The Cardinals signed the right-hander to a three-year $75 million contract in the offseason.

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Andre Pallante is Poised For a Breakout

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The 25-year-old has some new weapons this year.

You know that I’m a big Andre Pallante fan so this headline shouldn’t be surprising. But it also shouldn’t be surprising because Andre Pallante has looked flat out nasty in his first few appearances of the season.

After watching him pitch, I just can’t help myself. I have to write another Andre Pallante article. That’s mostly due to my excitement which makes me unable to sit down whenever he’s on the...

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Sonny Gray set for debut as Cards seek to even series vs. Phillies

The St. Louis Cardinals had planned to ease new staff ace Sonny Gray into the starting rotation after he recovered from a hamstring injury he suffered during spring training.

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