Cardinals Rumors & News

  • 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

  • '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

  • Villanueva gives Cards a steady hand

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The Cardinals were looking for a pitcher to establish himself as a viable rotation replacement player on Thursday. And they found one. It just wasn’t the one they were considering. Rookie lefthander Tim Cooney started in place of injured Adam Wainwright against the Philadelphia Phillies at..." May 01

  • Bourjos' speed boosts Cardinals in come-from-behind win

    Fox Sports Midwest "The Cardinals know full well the value Peter Bourjos' speed can bring off the bench both on the basepaths and in the outfield late in tight games. The lightning-fast centerfielder showed he's also capable of providing a jolt to the lineup, especially when he's hitting the ball. Bourjos..." April 30

  • Cardinals spoil Phillies rookie's MLB debut in 11-5 win

    Viva El Birdos "Sometimes a pitcher will make his MLB debut and due to an unfamiliarity with the pitcher's repertoire and style, he'll dominate the opposing offense. That was not the case tonight. Not even close. With an unimpressive 4.59 ERA (4.60 FIP) in AA last year and 17 IP with a 4.58 K/9 in AAA so far..." April 29

  • Wainwright is no fan of the DH

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Two days before his season will come to a close as he has surgery to repair a ruptured Achilles tendon, Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright offered an impassioned plea for those in charge of baseball rules not to use his injury as a reason to install the designated hitter in the National League, the..." April 29

  • Tim Cooney gets first shot at replacing Adam Wainwright in Cardinals’ starting rotation

    Hardball Talk "As first reported Tuesday by beat writer Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the Cardinals have settled on 24-year-old left-hander Tim Cooney as Adam Wainwright‘s replacement in their starting rotation. At least for now. Cooney will be called up from Triple-A Memphis on Thursday and..." April 29

  • Hamels dominates, Phillies beat Cardinals 4-1

    Delco Times "Finally, Cole Hamels got a few runs to work with. The Phillies put some key hits in the right places and the lefty won for the first time in seven starts dating to last September in a 4-1 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Monday night. “You just know that you don’t have to be as..." April 28

  • Cubs getting off to the fast start they absolutely needed

    CSN Chicago "Anthony Rizzo must be feeling pretty good about his winning-the-division prediction. “We’ve got a long way to go,” Rizzo said, sounding annoyed at the wise-guy question. The Cubs had completed less than 12 percent of their schedule after Monday night’s 4-0 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates at..." April 28

  • Giants' Bumgarner: Scherzer didn't mind hitting when he signed his big deal

    San Jose Mercury News "Madison Bumgarner saw Max Scherzer’s comments advocating that the designated hitter should be instituted in both leagues, and asserting that nobody pays to see a pitcher “swinging a wet newspaper.” Any thoughts on that, Madison? “Oh, well, my wet newspaper is 34 ½ inches, 33 ½ ounces, and..." April 28

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    KSDK Sports @KSDKSports

    Mozeliak says Marco will begin throwing again in 4 or 5 days, so he could fill Wainwright's spot soon

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    Derrick Goold @dgoold

    Wainwright has a torn Achilles in left foot. Surgery this week, per Mozeliak. Out for season.#cardinals #STLCards

  • Brewers' offense awakens, punishes Cardinals

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "No Ryan Braun and Aramis Ramirez proved to be no problem Sunday for the Milwaukee Brewers. Manager Ron Roenicke fielded a makeshift lineup that still was able to come up with a solid offensive day against usual foil Lance Lynn and cobble together a 6-3 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals at..." April 27

  • Wainwright has torn Achilles, out 9-12 months "General manager John Mozeliak confirmed on Monday that Adam Wainwright has a torn left Achilles and will likely miss 9-12 months. The official season-ending diagnosis came after Wainwright had an MRI on his ankle in St. Louis on Monday. The Cardinals placed Wainwright on the 15-day disabled..." April 27

  • Wainwright Reportedly Could Be Done for Season

    Bleacher Report ""Expectation is that #STLCards’ Wainwright is done for season with Achilles injury. Has not yet undergone MRI," reported Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal, citing sources. Yesterday, Scott Miller of Bleacher Report noted that Wainwright left the game, limping badly, after an at-bat on Saturday. The..." April 27

  • In Wainwright wake, Nats' Scherzer advocates for DH in both leagues "Nationals ace Max Scherzer cringed when he saw the replay of the Adam Wainwright injury that will likely sideline the Cardinals star pitcher for the season. And while Scherzer said he enjoys hitting, after seeing the Wainwright accident, Scherzer said it's probably time for both leagues to go to..." April 27

  • Harris' Major League debut worth the wait "As he sat on the bullpen bench watching Adam Wainwright get helped off the field, Mitch Harris received the summons he's been waiting on for so long. He called the circumstances "bittersweet," but with his debut on Saturday, Harris became the first graduate of the United States Naval Academy since..." April 26

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    Jenifer Langosch @LangoschMLB

    For the short term, #stlcards recall Cody Stanley to add to their catching depth. Yadier Molina out of the starting lineup again today.

  • Strauss: Lackey walks a different path

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "When it comes to starting pitching, the Cardinals are all about control — the walk-to-strikeout ratio kind and the contractual kind. It is the second definition that makes John Lackey the exception to the rule. The defending NL Central champions are off to a scalding start largely because of a..." April 26

  • Cards lose Wainwright but beat Brewers

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Adam Wainwright left the field, barely under his own power, refusing manager Mike Matheny’s determined desire to help him. “I was grabbing him. He was fighting me the whole time,” said Matheny. “I told him I just about grabbed him and fireman-carried him off the field.” But Matt Holliday,..." April 26

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    KMOXSports @KMOXSports

    Mozeliak: I would imagine that with this injury he will not pitch again this season, but we want to wait for the reports Monday. #STLCards

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    Jenifer Langosch @LangoschMLB

    Grichuk (back strain) eligible to come off DL on May 2, though Matheny suggested that he might not be ready that early, as progress is slow.

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    St. Louis Cardinals @Cardinals

    Official word is Molina was removed from the game as a precaution and is day-to-day.

  • Cardinals shutout Brewers

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Carlos Martinez pitched seven innings in a major league game for the first time Friday night. All the innings were scoreless, which was not a great departure from his first two starts, in which he gave up just one run in each game over six innings. Martinez (2-0) lost starting catcher Yadier..." April 25

  • Wacha pitches to the Max, leads Cards to win over Nationals

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The Washington Nationals threw their best at the Cardinals in an attempt to get back to .500 and slow the Cardinals uninterrupted run of series victories to start this young season. Michael Wacha was just better. For the third time in as many starts, the Cardinals young righthander allowed..." April 24

  • Kolten Wong finished 3 for 4 with 3 RBI in the Cardinals' 7-5 win over the Nationals

    Fox Sports Midwest "Perhaps no player in the Cardinals' lineup holds more potential than Kolten Wong. The 24-year-old second baseman showed why that is when he contributed a little bit of everything to a 7-5 win at Washington on Wednesday night. Three big hits told only half the story for Wong, who kept the..." April 23

  • Yunel Escobar’s home run powers Nationals past Cardinals

    Washington Post "Yunel Escobar is different from his Washington Nationals teammates. In his native Cuba, baseball is played with a lot of emotion and style. And even after eight years of playing baseball in the United States, Escobar has adapted some to the more sterile style of play here but not completely. So..." April 22

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    St. Louis Cardinals @Cardinals

    Cardinals purchase RHP Mitch Harris from Memphis (AAA). Place OF Peter Bourjos on the Paternity List.

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    Derrick Goold @dgoold

    #cardinals promoting #Navy grad Mitch Harris to majors. Will be official Tuesday. Bourjos goes on paternity leave. #stlcards In DC no less.

  • Wainwright zips to a victory

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The only time one of the fastest games ever played at Busch Stadium slowed down was when Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright made his case to stay in it. With manager Mike Matheny walking toward the mound in Sunday’s eighth inning, Wainwright was gripping the ball in his right hand as tight as he was a..." April 20

  • MLB sets attendance record for first 2 weekends of season

    The Score "Baseball is proving, yet again, that it's not a dying sport. The first chunk of the 2015 season provided concrete evidence that America's pastime is alive and well. Major League Baseball games across the sport's 30 parks drew 1.5 million fans during each of the first two weekends for the..." April 20

  • Joe Buck has a truly awful suggestion about how to improve MLB broadcasts "Specifically to baseball, I would make players more accessible. There is no way networks can be able to talk to NASCAR drivers before they stuff themselves into the driver's seat of a race car to go over 200 miles per hour while we are all forbidden to talk to the starting pitcher of that night's..." April 20

  • Unexpected leads to expected in Cards' win over Reds

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "That sense of the unknown that Cardinals leadoff hitter Matt Carpenter wants to give opposing pitchers is the same one Mike Matheny has felt in the dugout watching his youngest starting pitcher, Carlos Martinez, so far this season. Matheny knows the types of pitches Martinez has to choose from,..." April 19

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    Jim Hayes @TheCatOnFox

    Holliday should be ready to go tomorrow, per Matheny. #STLCards

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    St. Louis Cardinals @Cardinals

    INJURY REPORT: Matt Holliday exited the game in the top of the 2nd inning with mid back tightness for precautionary reasons.

  • Garcia at least 6 weeks from rejoining Cardinals "Though lefty Jaime Garcia took another small step forward on Friday by facing hitters for the first time since March 24, the Cardinals don't expect him to factor into their Major League plans for at least six more weeks. That projection came from general manager John Mozeliak, who likened..." April 18

  • Molina and Cardinals unload on Reds

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Reports of Yadier Molina’s demise have been greatly exaggerated. At least, that’s what Hannibal’s own Mark Twain might have penned in this space had he been more familiar with baseball, its constant ebbs and flows and the interminable, often infernal scrutiny applied to it. No, Molina was not..." April 18

  • Cards knock off Brewers to take series

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "John Lackey struck out eight over seven innings of five-hit ball as the Cardinals knocked off the Milwaukee Brewers 4-0 before a Thursday afternoon crowd of 40,079 at Busch Stadium. The Cardinals (5-3) took two of three from the Brewers (2-7); they will close out the homestand against the Reds..." April 17

  • Cards knock off Brewers, 4-2

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "After every Cardinals win, the pitchers who threw in the game line up at the top of the steps that lead from the batting cages toward the main clubhouse and welcome the victors with handshakes and hand slaps. Manager Mike Matheny walked past the relievers Wednesday night and gave them the..." April 16

  • Brewers take advantage of mistakes to defeat Cardinals

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Beating St. Louis when ace Adam Wainwright is on the mound for the Cardinals feels good any time of the season. But it felt particularly nice Monday afternoon for the Milwaukee Brewers after their horrible first week of the season. Taking advantage of some uncharacteristic sloppy play by the..." April 14

  • Baseball’s new metal detectors won’t keep you safe. They’ll just make you miss a few innings.

    Washington Post "Fans attending Major League Baseball games are being greeted in a new way this year: with metal detectors at the ballparks. Touted as a counterterrorism measure, they’re nothing of the sort. They’re pure security theater: They look good without doing anything to make us safer. We’re stuck with..." April 14

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    St. Louis Cardinals @Cardinals

    Home Opening Day Starting Lineup vs. Milwaukee (4/13).

  • Cards come home on a high note

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "With a flight home on their travel itinerary for the first time this year and more than 40,000 true believers awaiting their seasonal return, the Cardinals encountered turbulence and another delay Sunday before they could soar to St. Louis. It was worth the wait. After a shaky turn by the..." April 13

  • Reds' manager calls Heyward slide 'dirty'

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "In the Cardinals’ victory Sunday, there were two contentious plays at third base involving Cincinnati third baseman Todd Frazier — one that his manager called “dirty” — that could have reverberated through the game and beyond. The one the Cardinals hoped would, didn’t. The one they didn’t..." April 13