Cardinals Rumors & News

  • Brewers take down Cardinals 3-2 in 12 innings

    Brew Crew Ball "The Brewers battled back from a brutal first inning to hold the Cardinals scoreless for 11 straight innings and managed just enough offense to eke out a critical victory tonight in extra innings. Gerardo Parra and Wily Peralta kept them in the game early, and a couple of September callups drove in..." September 17

  • Cards' magic number at 10 after sweeping Rockies

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The magic number is 10 for the Cardinals' second straight National League Central Division title and eighth outright (plus one tie) since 2000. A 4-1 win over the Colorado Rockies Sunday at Busch Stadium finished off a three-game sweep for the Cardinals, who maintained their 3 1/2 game division..." September 15

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    Jim Hayes @TheCatOnFox

    Wacha told me he threw a bullpen today. About 30 pitches and says he felt great. Still hopeful about returning to the rotation. #STLCards

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    Derrick Goold @dgoold

    Matheny says Lackey unhappy with decision to skip him, but vet acknowledged a dead arm sensation. Weakness not related to injury, mgr says.

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    Stan McNeal @stanmcneal

    Adams indeed dealing with tightness in oblique again, Matheny says. Descalso gets the start at 1B Sunday. #stlcards

  • Cards adjust rotation for Brewers series

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The Cardinals have adjusted their rotation to throw their three hottest pitchers at the Milwaukee Brewers, one of their National League Central Division challengers, in a three-game series that will begin here Tuesday night. Righthanders Lance Lynn, Adam Wainwright and Shelby Miller, Saturday..." September 14

  • Cards hang on in 9th to win over Rockies

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Whether he pitched well, poorly, or of mediocre timber, Shelby Miller did not, could not win. Over a span of 15 starts from June 14 through Sept. 3, Miller, who earlier had a six-game victory streak, won just once with four losses and an almost incomprehensible 10 no-decisions. Yadier Molina,..." September 14

  • Wainwright wins 18th as Cards soar over Rockies

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "On a chilly night at Busch Stadium, the Cardinals beat the visiting Colorado Rockies 5-1 . Cardinals starter Adam Wainwright (18-9) pitched eight strong innings, scattering six hits and striking out eight. With his 18th victory, Wainwright tied Cincinnati's Johnny Cueto and Los Angeles' Clayton..." September 13

  • Reds top Cardinals, 1-0, to take 3 of 4 in series

    Cincinnati Enquirer "The Reds' season is beyond the point of salvageable. But that doesn't mean there's nothing to play for. Thursday, they had a chance to get Johnny Cueto his 18th win, take a series from the St. Louis Cardinals and close out the homestand with a winning record. Check, check and check. "To..." September 12

  • Reds take 2-1 lead in four-game series vs. Cardinals

    Cincinnati Enquirer "If there was any doubt that Bryan Price was confident in September call-up Ryan Dennick, it was erased Wednesday. Price called in the 27-year-old left-hander with two on and two outs in a two-run game to face a hitter more than capable of tying the game with a single swing in first baseman Matt..." September 11

  • Miller efficient in ten-hit, Cards 5-0 win in Cincinnati

    Viva El Birdos "All right, now that that's settled, on to the top of the first and the Reds' starting pitcher: Dylan Axelrod The 29-year-old righty has a large FIP-xFIP gap in his 17 innings this season, and tha--hold on. What the heck. Dylan Axelrod David Holmberg Axelrod pulled up hurt after seven..." September 09

  • Cardinals take down Brewers, reduce magic number to 16

    Viva El Birdos "Unfortunately for me I missed most of today's game but looking at this graph Adam Wainwright returned to form and dominated the hapless Brewers lineup. I was faced with the decision of watching baseball or hanging out with and catching up with old friends while I was in town and I chose the..." September 08

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    Jim Hayes @TheCatOnFox

    Per Matheny; Holliday dealing with tightness in his back. #STLCards

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    Jeff Passan @JeffPassan

    Strong indications from club source that Cardinals plan on calling up RP Sam Tuivailala up for the stretch run. He started year in Class A.

  • Lynn keeps his cool and wins 15th as Cards take down Brewers

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The sure signs of trouble for starter Lance Lynn as a young pitcher were as easy to read as the “Cardinals” on his jersey or the emotions on his sleeve. He would walk a batter or two to invite trouble and trouble would happen. An error behind him would leave him stewing on the mound and the..." September 07

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    Jenifer Langosch @LangoschMLB

    Matt Adams returns to #stlcards lineup today, batting cleanup after two-day absence with oblique strain.

  • Mike Matheny took issue with Brewers third baseman Hector Gomez on Thursday night

    Hardball Talk "The Cardinals were in position to tack on an insurance run, leading 3-2 in the top of the ninth inning in last night’s game against the Brewers. The bases were loaded with one out for Yadier Molina, who hit a fly ball to medium depth right field. Brewers right fielder Gerardo Parra picked up some..." September 06

  • Brewers 6, Cardinals 2

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "And the young shall lead them. Riding strong performances by starting pitcher Mike Fiers, spark plug Scooter Gennett and slugger Khris Davis, the Milwaukee Brewers finally halted their nine-game losing streak on Friday night with a 6-2 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals at Miller..." September 06

  • Cards sweep Pirates in playoff-type atmosphere

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "It was a game that was contested, and passionately spectated, like a playoff game, except that it was a month ahead of its time. On one side Wednesday at Busch Stadium were the Cardinals, trying to stretch their winning streak to a season-high-tying five games and put as much distance between..." September 04

  • Masterson heads to bullpen for Cardinals

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The list of candidates to start Thursday’s Cardinals game at Milwaukee diminished by one Monday when manager Mike Matheny said struggling righthander Justin Masterson will be doing his next pitching out of the bullpen. “We’ve got him in that mindset already,” Matheny said. “When he’ll be..." September 02

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    Jim Hayes @TheCatOnFox

    Wong had additional testing this morning. Says no concussion issues just a sore neck. #STLCards

  • Cardinals beat Cubs

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "For a former batting champ who recognizes that his elite skill, by definition, is that he fails less often than all the others who try, outfielder Matt Holliday has adopted a pragmatic approach to his profession. The Cardinals’ No. 3 batter concerns himself with hitting the baseball hard — he’s..." September 01

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    St. Louis Cardinals @Cardinals

    Kolten Wong hits his head on impact in pursuit of the ball. A member of the Cardinals training staff and Mike Matheny out to check.

  • Holliday homers help Cards split with Cubs

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The capsized Cardinals, losers of four straight, six of their last eight and buried by a barrage of Chicago Cubs home runs this weekend at Busch Stadium, were thrown a life raft by the 26th player on their 25-man roster Saturday night. After the Cardinals had lost behind Justin Masterson 5-1 in..." August 31

  • Cubs 5, Cardinals 1

    Chicago Tribune "The Cubs took the opener of the doubleheader behind the pitching of Felix Doubront and some more long ball from the offense. Three of the Cubs seven hits were home runs from Logan Watkins, Chris Valaika and Starlin Castro. Watkins' homer was the first of his major league career, while Castro..." August 31

  • Cardinals activate Yadier Molina from disabled list "After having right thumb surgery back in July, Yadier Molina has returned to the Cardinals, as the club announced they activated him from the 15-day disabled list Friday. As a corresponding move, catcher Tony Cruz was optionted to Double-A Springfield. Molina, 32, last played July 9, when he..." August 30

  • Cubs 7, Cardinals 2

    Chicago Tribune "Jorge Soler's two home runs led the Cubs to a 7-2 victory over the Cardinals, spoiling Yadier Molina's return from the disabled list. Soler hit a game-tying solo shot in the seventh and a mammoth two-run blast in the four-run eighth. Kyle Hendricks allowed two first-inning runs before throwing..." August 30

  • Masterson considers abandoning windup

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "When Justin Masterson went to the bullpen at Pittsburgh’s PNC Park on Wednesday to ready for his next start, he and the Cardinals coaches believed a solution for his continued struggles would be found first by asking a question: How could he make everything simpler? The answer is creative,..." August 29

  • Cards' Molina confident that he's 'ready to go'

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "When Class AA starter and third-round pick Mike Mayers returned to the mound with two outs in the sixth inning Wednesday night, he found catcher Yadier Molina waiting for him. The big-league vet, considered by many the finest at his position in the majors, was there to give Mayers a quick breather..." August 29

  • Cardinals' Justin Masterson considers abandoning windup

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "When Justin Masterson went to the bullpen at Pittsburgh’s PNC Park on Wednesday to ready for his next start, he and the Cardinals coaches believed a solution for his continued struggles would be found first by asking a question: How could he make everything simpler? The answer is creative,..." August 29

  • Molina set to catch five, then make the drive

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "More than an hour before Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina there were already fans gathered outside the Springfield Cardinals office and trying their best to share the shade and waiting for the chance, the possibility, the maybe-just-maybe opportunity to get his autograph. It's been that type of..." August 28

  • Pirates take series from Cardinals with 3-1 win

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "The Pirates got a stellar start from Jeff Locke Wednesday afternoon, who bested Adam Wainwright and the St. Louis Cardinals, 3-1, at PNC Park as the stakes continued to climb. They also got another big swing from Ike Davis, whose two-run homer in the second inning stood as the winning hit. He..." August 28

  • Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright dealing with a 'dead arm' "The Pirates beat the Cardinals on Wednesday afternoon (PIT 3, STL 1), and in doing so they touched up St. Louis ace Adam Wainwright for three runs on eight hits and walk in six innings. They didn't knock him around but it wasn't the tall right-hander's best game either. Wainwright now has a..." August 28

  • Pirates top Cardinals, 5-2, on Davis' homer; Alvarez, McCutchen hurt

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Ike Davis understands why he has lost playing time to Pedro Alvarez. “Petey hit something like five home runs in two days,” Davis said with a smile. “He deserves to play. You can't really argue with that.” In a tense eighth inning Tuesday, Davis made a case that maybe he has earned another..." August 27

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    Jenifer Langosch @LangoschMLB

    Matheny did not rule out a Friday return for Yadier Molina, who will catch five innings for Double-A Springfield today. #stlcards

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    Derrick Goold @dgoold

    Wainwright says he's been battling a dead arm, which he is reluctant to acknowledge. Usually means he feels it's about over. #Cardinals

  • Yadier Molina to begin rehab assignment Wednesday

    Hardball Talk "Yadier Molina took a round of batting practice on Tuesday night at Double-A Springfield and has been cleared to catch five or six innings there Wednesday in his first minor league rehab game. This according to Kary Booher of the Springfield News-Leader. “My thumb feels great,” Molina told..." August 27

  • Masterson struggles may get bumped from Cardinals’ rotation

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "After winning a nearly five-hour struggle the night before, the Cardinals had little Sunday for well-traveled Philadelphia Phillies righthander Jerome Willliams. Their own starter, Justin Masterson, had little or nothing for the Phillies either, and the result was a 7-1 loss that cost the..." August 25

  • Cards regroup to beat Phillies

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "It was a night when Cardinals rookie Oscar Taveras, who was benched recently for inattentive and indifferent baserunning, ran the bases with gusto and actually was even too aggressive. It was a night when the Cardinals’ bullpen was both awful and stunning in the same inning and then just as..." August 24

  • Phils exercise patience in beating Wainwright, Cards

    CSN Philly "It wasn’t the prettiest game for the Phillies, but in another sense it would be tough to draw up a winning game as textbook as Friday’s 5-4 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals at Citizens Bank Park. Facing Adam Wainwright, the winningest pitcher in the league for the past two seasons, the..." August 23

  • Lynn beats the heat and Cueto

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "When Lance Lynn shed weight and started rethinking his workouts he explained one of the motivating reasons was the late-summer wilt he couldn’t seem to avoid. The innings would mount, the temperature would climb, and his strength would evaporate. He tried different approaches the past two years..." August 21

  • Cardinals walk-off for second straight night in 5-4 win

    Viva El Birdos "thought about just writing 450 words of alternating Hs and As, because I have been laughing for most of the previous half-hour since the Cardinals won. It is now definitely confirmed that the Cardinals have devil magic and I for one welcome it with open arms. The dark side is so much more fun...." August 20

  • John Lackey gives Pat Neshek a ball autographed by Babe Ruth in exchange for his jersey number

    Hardball Talk "There is a long and rich history of players paying other players in order to get their jersey number. Usually it’s a watch or a big charitable donation or something. We saw a college fund once. My favorite ever was former New York Giants punter Jeff Feagles who got Plaxico Burress to pay for an..." August 20

  • Cardinals dig in beat Reds in 10th

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "For the Cardinals to achieve the 90 wins it might take to capture the National League Central Division title, they’ll have to get to 18 games over .500 by the end of the season. They are nowhere near that yet, but they did attain the plus-10 milepost for just the second time this season and first..." August 19

  • Mike Matheny addresses turmoil in Ferguson: “It’s a sad situation. It’s a tough situation for our city”

    Hardball Talk "The St. Louis Cardinals play about 10 miles down Interstate 70 from where an unarmed black teenager named Mike Brown was shot and killed in broad daylight last Saturday by a white member of the Ferguson Police Department. Brown was wearing a red Cardinals hat on that fateful day and the protests..." August 18

  • Cardinals recall Carlos Martinez from AAA Memphis

    Hardball Talk "As first relayed by’s Jenifer Langosch, the Cardinals have recalled right-hander Carlos Martinez from Triple-A Memphis, optioning lefty reliever Kevin Siegrist in a corresponding 25-man roster move. Martinez will pitch out of the bullpen initially, but he was being utilized as a starter..." August 17

  • Michael Wacha throws off mound for first time since June

    Hardball Talk "There are still quite a few hurdles to leap over, but Cardinals right-hander Michael Wacha looks to be progressing toward a mid-to-late September return. According to Rick Hummel of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Wacha threw a 30-pitch bullpen session on Saturday afternoon at Busch Stadium,..." August 17

  • Gyorko brings thunder in Padres rain-soaked win over Cardinals

    San Diego Union-Tribune "As the rain began to fall Saturday night, Jedd Gyorko found himself in a familiar position as he walked to the plate in the seventh inning at Busch Stadium: The bases were loaded and he was all alone in the batter’s box for the seventh time in a little over a week. Déjà vu? Not exactly. This..." August 17

  • Have the Cardinals benched Oscar Taveras?

    Hardball Talk "When the Cardinals traded Allen Craig to the Red Sox for John Lackey the assumption was that the move had two goals for St. Louis: One was to bring in rotation help with Lackey and the other was to clear an everyday spot in the outfield and the lineup for stud prospect Oscar Taveras. However,..." August 16

  • Staked to early lead, Lynn rolls to 4-2 win

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The Cardinals cashed in on San Diego starter Tyson Ross' early wildness to score two quick runs and then used another effective outing from Lance Lynn in a 4-2 win over the Padres on Friday night at Busch Stadiuim. Ross walked the first three Cardinals he faced before giving up an RBI single to..." August 16