Cardinals Rumors & News

  • Unbeaten Wacha rates an 'A-plus'

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "As manager of the team with the best record in the National League, the Cardinals’ Mike Matheny has dealt with almost every manner of question. How have you done it? What’s the key to the rest of the season? How much will Adam Wainwright be missed? How good is Matt Carpenter? Who’s hitting..." May 25

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    St. Louis Cardinals @Cardinals

    Matt Holliday scratched from the lineup with a left-arm contusion.

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    FOX Sports Midwest @FSMidwest

    Toyota @Cardinals Live pregame starts at 12:30 on FSMW. #STLCards

  • Royals beat the Cardinals 3-2 in rain-shortened game

    Kansas City Star "The skies were polite on Saturday. They waited until Edinson Volquez finished the top of the sixth inning before drenching Kauffman Stadium. Volquez jogged off the diamond when torrents of rain began to fall, providing meteorological aid to a club that doesn’t need the help, allowing them to..." May 24

  • Royals turn to Volquez to keep shutout streak alive with win over Cardinals

    Fox Sports Kansas City "Kendrys Morales hadn't faced St. Louis in more than 20 months before Friday, but not much has changed - he still loves hitting against the Cardinals. He'll look to power the Kansas City Royals to a fifth straight victory Saturday night against St. Louis. Morales went 3 for 5 with his fifth and..." May 23

  • Mets ace Jacob deGrom dominates St. Louis Cardinals with one-hitter

    Newark Star-Ledger "As Jacob deGrom whipsawed through the Cardinals lineup, he did not consider just how simple it was. Or the ease with which he pitched on this day. As he stood on the mound at Citi Field, he had no knowledge of his achievement. That by the time he walked back into the Mets dugout one last time,..." May 22

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    MLB Lineups @mlblineups

    5/21 @Cardinals lineup vs NYM Wong 2B Carpenter 3B Peralta SS Adams 1B Grichuk CF Heyward RF Reynolds LF Cruz C Garcia P

  • Matheny's faith in Adams pays dividends

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "When Cardinals manager Mike Matheny started drafting his lineup the night before for Wednesday’s game against Bartolo Colon and the Mets, he weighed where to place Matt Adams. The first baseman had been mired in a slump that merited down-order consideration, but Matheny saw an opportunity to..." May 21

  • Oddball lineup leads Cardinals to 10-2 win over Mets

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "It was already close to midnight when Monday’s game, after 14 innings, one disappointing loss, and his five strikeouts, let go of Cardinals rookie Randal Grichuk. It took hours before he could let go of it. His role in the Cardinals’ late-night loss followed him back to the hotel, into his..." May 20

  • Mets blow, then save Harvey gem in marathon win over Cards

    New York Post "When your ace pitches like, well, an ace, you have to find a way to win. Too many times, the Mets have wasted good, solid starting efforts in a still young season. On Monday, they got another such game as Matt Harvey pitched like, well, Matt Harvey. “We’ve had some pretty good pitching..." May 19

  • Rafael Furcal announces his retirement after 14 seasons

    Hardball Talk "Three-time All-Star shortstop Rafael Furcal has decided to retire at age 37 after injuries derailed numerous comeback attempts in recent years. Furcal debuted for the Braves in 2000, winning the Rookie of the Year award, and spent the next decade as one of the league’s best all-around..." May 19

  • Lynn is what doctor ordered for Cardinals against Tigers

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Righthander Lance Lynn threw Cardinals manager Mike Matheny a life preserver Sunday night by becoming the first St. Louis starter to record an out in the seventh inning in the last nine games, let alone the first to work at least six innings in the last five contests. Lynn (3-3) did even better..." May 18

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    St. Louis Cardinals @Cardinals

    #STLCards recall RHP Sam Tuivailala from @memphisredbirds. Option LHP Tyler Lyons to AAA club. Tui was 2-0, 2.13 ERA with 3 saves at Memphis

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    KMOXSports @KMOXSports

    Mozeliak tells @KMOX: We haven't made the decision who will start Thursday. Leaning towards Jaime Garcia. #STLCards

  • Tigers scratch out historic, dramatic triumph against Cardinals

    Detroit News "History was made, a 1 hour and 20 minute rain delay was endured, opportunities were squandered, but in the end, the Tigers walked away with a dramatic, 4-3 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals in 10 innings on Saturday. "It was a great game," said Miguel Cabrera, who provided the history by..." May 17

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    Jenifer Langosch @LangoschMLB

    Jaime Garcia very encouraged by how he felt last night; hasn't talked to #stlcards yet about next step but indicated he's ready for Majors.

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    St. Louis Cardinals @Cardinals

    #STLCards vs. Detroit (5/16): Grichuk RF Carpenter 3B Holliday LF Peralta SS Reynolds 1B Molina C Wong 2B Bourjos CF Lyons LHP

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    Jenifer Langosch @LangoschMLB

    #stlcards GM Mozeliak, speaking in-game with @FSMidwest, says Grichuk is expected off the DL tomorrow. Grichuk homered in extended ST today.

  • Tigers offense remains charged in rout of Cardinals

    Detroit News "Miguel Cabrera hit career home run No. 399 Friday night, one of three homers hit by the suddenly hot-hitting Tigers in a 10-4 romp over the St. Louis Cardinals. He is now tied with Andres Galarraga for the most home runs hit by a Venezuelan-born player. He's also tied with Al Kaline for 53rd..." May 16

  • What Bourjos ignites, Carpenter finishes

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "There have been many times during his summers spent as the Cardinals’ All-Star leadoff hitter that Matt Carpenter has been the steel striking flint to spark a rally, so he knows what it feels like in the batter’s box. On Thursday, he saw what it looks like from the on-deck circle. From his..." May 15

  • Judge Grants Class-Action Status To Sports TV Blackout Antitrust Case "U.S. District Court judge Shira Scheindlin yesterday granted plaintiffs’ motion to certify class action status in an antitrust lawsuit against MLB and the NHL, a case that threatens to demolish the decades-old blackout system in sports media. Scheindlin’s decision, which you can read here,..." May 15

  • The 2015 MLB All-Star Game caps have apparently been leaked

    Hardball Talk "Via Phil Hecken of Uni Watch, the caps for the 2015 MLB All-Star Game have apparently been leaked. Check them out below: This year’s All-Star Game is set to take place in Cincinnati. Just in case it wasn’t obvious, these caps were inspired by the pillbox hat of Reds mascot Mr. Redlegs. The..." May 15

  • MLB's culture clash, or why baseball is boring

    Vice Sports "Emilio Bonifacio of the Chicago White Sox cracked a home run Saturday against the Cincinnati Reds and made a big show of flipping his bat. He saluted the gods, rounded the bases with his arms out as if he were an airplane, and when he crossed home? He leaped into the crowd, giving fans a chance to..." May 15

  • Corey Kluber strikes out 18 as Indians blank St. Louis, 2-0

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Corey Kluber needed something big to get him out of his slump. First, he shaved his beard. Then he struck out 18 batters Wednesday night as the Indians beat St. Louis, 2-0, at Progressive Field. Kluber and closer Cody Allen struck out 19 as they combined on a one-hitter. Kluber, who lost..." May 14

  • Cardinals place center fielder Jon Jay on the disabled list

    Hardball Talk "Out since May 10 with wrist tendinitis, Cardinals center fielder Jon Jay has been placed on the disabled list and his roster spot will be filled by Triple-A call-up Xavier Scruggs. Jay hit just .248 with a .598 OPS through 30 games after coming into the season as a career .295 hitter with a..." May 14

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    MLBLineups @mlblineups

    5/13 @Cardinals lineup vs CLE Wong 2B Carpenter 3B Holliday LF Peralta SS Heyward RF Molina C Adams 1B Reynolds DH Bourjos CF Lackey P

  • Holliday's homer assures victory over Indians for birthday boy Lynn

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "In the shadow of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Cardinals got the band back together. With Matt Carpenter back in the lineup, Matt Holliday homered and Mark Reynolds provided early to give starter Lance Lynn the birthday game he worked so hard to create. Holliday's three-run homer in the..." May 13

  • Carpenter improved, set to rejoin Cardinals "Speaking to a group of reporters on a Monday afternoon conference call, Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak confirmed that third baseman Matt Carpenter will rejoin the team in Cleveland on Tuesday for the start of a three-game series against the Indians. Carpenter stayed in St. Louis during..." May 12

  • Carpenter will rejoin Cards in Cleveland

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Cardinals third baseman Matt Carpenter will join the team Tuesday in Cleveland, as planned, general manager John Mozeliak confirmed Monday afternoon. Carpenter missed the weekend series in Pittsburgh after the team’s medical staff determined that it was “time to back off,” Mozeliak said. The..." May 11

  • Wong pays tribute to his mother with second homer

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "As Mother’s Day arrived Sunday, Cardinals infielder Kolten Wong considered as a tribute to his late mother using one of his bats from last year, one that had her signature, loops in the Ks and all, branded on the barrel. He instead went to the plate with a bat painted pink. He returned with..." May 11

  • Pirates top Cardinals, 4-3, as Kang shines at the plate

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Rookie infielder Jung Ho Kang had two hits and drove in two runs — including the winner in the bottom of the seventh inning — to lead the Pirates to a 4-3 win against the National League Central-leading St. Louis Cardinals Sunday at PNC Park. But while Kang’s emergence as a hitter has been a..." May 11

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    Jenifer Langosch @LangoschMLB

    Jon Jay pulled out of Saturday's game due to bruised left thumb. #stlcards do expect him to be available off the bench today.

  • Matheny considers ways to fight fatigue

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Throughout spring training the Cardinals discussed ways to proactively protect their key players, such as Adam Wainwright and Matt Holliday, from being mulched by a long season the team intended to end with another postseason appearance. “Fighting fatigue” were the buzzwords, and the decision..." May 10

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    Jenifer Langosch @LangoschMLB

    Sunday's #stlcards lineup.

  • Bernie: Redbirds consider six-man rotation

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "With resident ace and workhorse Adam Wainwright down for the season with a torn Achilles tendon, the Cardinals are contemplating a six-man rotation. The idea is being discussed by GM John Mozeliak, manager Mike Matheny and pitching coach Derek Lilliquist. “It’s not something we would rule out,”..." May 10

  • Triple play, Mercer's key double lift Pirates over Cardinals

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "An unlucky hitter and an unlucky team reversed their fortunes Saturday on a night the Pirates benefited from a historic triple play in a 7-5 win over the St. Louis Cardinals. While the Pirates have suffered from misfortune against the Cardinals, the win snapped a seven-game losing streak..." May 10

  • Cards dig deep to beat Pirates

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "He wasn’t in any position to lobby as a youngster still establishing himself as an everyday player, let alone a leading one, but Kolten Wong spoke openly about his hope to hit higher in the Cardinals’ order as far back as January. He had often been a leadoff hitter, his manager saw some traits of..." May 09

  • 'Extreme fatigue' sidelines Carpenter

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "All-Star third baseman Matt Carpenter will not be available for the weekend series against the Pirates because of an extreme fatigue that doctors diagnosed after Carpenter felt an accelerated heart rate and dehydration over the weekend. Manager Mike Matheny detailed the diagnosis and that the..." May 08

  • Cards wrap up home stand with 5-1 win over Cubs

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The Cardinals’ 9-2 home stand, which wrapped up Thursday afternoon with a 5-1 win over Chicago Cubs nemesis Jake Arrieta, was more than one that encompassed three more series victories, giving the Cardinals eight series wins in succession after a season-opening two-game split in Chicago. Because..." May 08

  • Lester leads Cubs end Cardinals' 8-game winning streak

    Chicago Tribune "The Cubs snapped a four-game losing streak while ending the host Cardinals' eight-game winning streak Wednesday night as Anthony Rizzo hit a home run and two-run double to lead the way for a 6-5 victory. Kris Bryant poked a single with two out in the first to score Chris Coghlan, and he added a..." May 07

  • MLB commissioner remains open to 154-game schedule

    Sporting News "In his first year as commissioner, Rob Manfred already has overseen an improvement in pace of play on the field. Might he be up for shortening the length of the season, too? Manfred certainly appears open to the possibility. At a news conference Wednesday night in Houston, Manfred indicated..." May 07

  • Tyler Lyons keeps it close enough for Matt Carpenter tying home run and 7-4 win over Cubs

    Viva El Birdos "On a beautiful night at Busch Stadium, Tyler Lyons (4.62 ERA, 3.70 FIP, 3.76 xFIP Career) faced off against the Cubs and Kyle Hendricks (5.23 ERA, 3.28 FIP, 3.26 xFIP). Lyons, of course, was brought up from Memphis to cover the Adam Wainwright Memorial Rotation Spot this time around...." May 06

  • Cardinals reliever Jordan Walden out 6-10 weeks with shoulder injury

    Hardball Talk "Right-hander Jordan Walden was initially placed on the disabled list earlier this week with biceps inflammation, but now the Cardinals have announced that he’ll miss 6-10 weeks with a strained/torn shoulder muscle. " May 06

  • 'Relentless' Cards refuse to lose

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "On the verge of 25-game history for the Cardinals’ franchise Monday night, Carlos Martinez offered up the first bad game by a member of the season-opening rotation. The righthander walked the first two hitters of the game and got an immediate lecture, perhaps some of it in Spanish, at the mound..." May 05

  • Wong's homer wraps up sweep of Pirates

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The Cardinals played for the 13th straight day on Sunday in a stretch which will reach 20 before they get a break between Pittsburgh and Cleveland next week. High-energy second baseman Kolten Wong had started each of the first 12 and played every inning but the 11th inning Saturday, so manager..." May 04

  • Agent Scott Boras wants more leeway to trade draft picks

    Arizona Republic "Major League Baseball informed clubs last week of a rules change regarding trading recently drafted players, an adjustment that allows teams to deal players the day after the end of the World Series rather than having to wait until a year after they sign. Agent Scott Boras welcomes the change,..." May 04

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    St. Louis Cardinals @Cardinals

    #STLCards place RHP Jordan Walden (right bicep inflammation) on 15-day DL. Recall RHP Sam Tuivailala from Memphis (AAA)

  • Cards drop Pirates again, 2-1

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Different day, same story. As they did on Friday night, the Cardinals (17-6) tied the Pittsburgh Pirates 1-1 in regulation, then won 2-1 in extra innings on Saturday at Busch Stadium. This time, an announced crowd of 45,095 watched as Matt Carpenter drove a deep fly to left to chase home Pete..." May 03

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    Brian Stull @StullySTL

    Jordan Walden dealing w "stiffness" in his shoulder, but said he was "not concerned". Will know more tomorrow. #STLCards #Cardinals

  • Cardinals outlast Pirates in extras

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "There are percentages and then there are percentages. Doubles machine Matt Carpenter hit his 14th two-base hit in 22 games, a drive into the right-field corner to send Jon Jay to third, where third-base coach Jose Oquendo applied the brakes with two out in the 10th inning of a white knuckle 1-1..." May 02