Cardinals Rumors & News

  • Molina is 'ready to go'

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Yadier Molina’s torn left thumb ligament remains a nuisance. But the injury to the Cardinals catcher’s catching hand won’t keep him out of the postseason. He is one of 25 players on the club’s National League division series roster. “I’m ready to go,” Molina said after the Cardinals..." October 09

  • Lackey set for Game 1; Cardinals announce rest of NLDS rotation

    CBS Sports "Wednesday afternoon Cardinals manager Mike Matheny announced veteran right-hander John Lackey will get the ball in Game 1 of the NLDS on Friday. Later that night the Cardinals learned they will be playing the Cubs, who beat the Pirates in the NL Wild Card game. On Thursday, Matheny announced..." October 08

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    Jenifer Langosch @LangoschMLB

    Molina caught, hit, blocked balls, etc. on Tuesday, responded well. Matheny said he's even more optimistic now that Molina will be on roster

  • John Lackey to start Game 1 of the NLDS for the Cardinals

    Hardball Talk "St. Louis has decided on John Lackey as the Game 1 starter in the NLDS versus the winner of tonight’s Wild Card game, manager Mike Matheny announced. Lackey led the Cardinals in starts (33) and innings (218) this season while posting a 2.77 ERA and 175/53 K/BB ratio with 21 homers allowed." October 07

  • Miller ends skid, Braves sweep Cardinals in season-finale doubleheader

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "On the final day of the season, one of Braves Country’s long nightmares ended Sunday when Shelby Miller got a win in a 6-0 shutout against the St. Louis Cardinals in the first game of a doubleheader. Not content with ridding Miller and themselves of that dark cloud before the offseason, the..." October 05

  • Molina cleared for attempt to be on playoff roster

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The Cardinals' hope that Yadier Molina will be on the postseason roster and available to them in the division series increased Monday after their catcher met with a hand specialist in St. Louis. While the damage to the ligament in his left thumb is still present, according to the team, Molina..." October 05

  • NL Central becomes 1st division with top 3 records

    The Score "To say the National League Central was a pillar of strength this season is a huge understatement. The Central is the first division to feature the top three records in baseball since divisional play began in 1969. It's also just the second time in major-league history that three teams from..." October 05

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    Jim Hayes @TheCatOnFox

    "Getting stronger every day" is what Yadi told me about his left thumb. He's scheduled to have it looked at tomorrow by doctors back in STL.

  • Teheran finishes strong, Braves blank Cardinals 4-0

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "After getting high-quality starts from rookie pitchers in each of the first three games of a season-ending homestand, the Braves got an even better one Friday from their once-and-again ace, Julio Teheran, who qualifies as a veteran on this youthful staff. Rookie Daniel Castro drove in two runs..." October 03

  • Francisco Cervelli's grand slam paces Pirates in 8-2 win over Cardinals

    Bucs Dugout "Francisco Cervelli's grand slam was the decisive blow Wednesday afternoon as the Pirates beat the Cardinals 8-2, collecting their 96th win of the year and staying alive in the division race. Neil Walker led off the second inning with a homer to put the Bucs up 1-0. The Cardinals tied it in the..." October 01

  • Baseball's culture clash: Vast majority of brawls involve differing ethnicities

    USA Today "A scene from the Texas Rangers’ clubhouse at Oakland's Coliseum last week neatly captured the blending of cultures that’s so prevalent in baseball. As Shin-Soo Choo highlights flashed on a TV screen, a group of seven Latin players sitting around a table – some born in the U.S., others abroad –..." October 01

  • Cardinals win 100th game, clinch NL Central

    SB Nation "The St. Louis Cardinals have been the class of the National League over the last decade and a half, and on Wednesday night beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 11-1 in the second game of a doubleheader at PNC Park to clinch the National League Central division for a third straight season. Jason Heyward..." October 01

  • Piscotty could return to field this weekend

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The first person to see Stephen Piscotty lying unconscious, blood trickling from his mouth, in left-center field Monday night at PNC Park after a vicious collision was also one of the last to see him a few hours later at the hospital. So Peter Bourjos had perhaps the best description of his..." September 30

  • Adam Wainwright to join Cardinals' bullpen for stretch run

    Sporting News "The Cardinals have been hit hard with injuries as the regular season winds down, but they will welcome a familiar face this week when ace Adam Wainwright is activated from the 60-day disabled list on Wednesday. Wainwright, who tore his left Achilles on April 25 in his fourth start of the..." September 30

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    MLB Network Radio @MLBNetworkRadio

    .@Cardinals Matheny: Piscotty released from hospital, "a couple bruises, but overall everything checked out very clean."

  • Piscotty hurt as Cards beat Pirates

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Throughout this season, the defiant Cardinals built the best record in baseball and strong-armed control of baseball’s best division despite being persistently tested and challenged by injury. On Monday, they were horrified by one. In the seventh inning of a scoreless tie against Pittsburgh,..." September 29

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    Jenifer Langosch @LangoschMLB

    Yadi Molina said he's very optimistic he'll be playing in the postseason. He'll rest injured thumb for another week in meantime. #stlcards

  • Cardinals’ Yadier Molina could miss postseason

    Sporting News "Yadier Molina’s torn ligament in his left hand will sideline him the remainder of the season, and possibly the postseason. "Obviously we were hoping for better news, but in the scheme of things we're just going to have to remain patience," Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak said, via the..." September 29

  • Wainwright, as he promised, set to appear in game

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "What the Cardinals saw from Adam Wainwright on Monday afternoon as he bounced off the mound, darted to backup bases, and even completed a faux rundown, probably means he’s ready for the next step of a return to the mound only he predicted. It will come out of the bullpen into a game, as soon as..." September 29

  • Cardinals’ Yadier Molina (thumb) to miss remainder of regular season

    SI "St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina will miss the remainder of the regular season with a thumb injury, manager Mike Matheny told reporters. Molina, 33, sustained a ligament tear in his left thumb on Sept. 20 against the Chicago Cubs while tagging out Anthony Rizzo as he attempted to score..." September 29

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    Bob Nightengale @BNightengale

    Yadier Molina ruled out rest of #Stlcards regular season, and remains questionable for postseason.

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    Jenifer Langosch @LangoschMLB

    Wainwright said his simulated inning went very well today and that he does not expect needing to pass any more tests before coming off DL.

  • Brewers score 7 in ninth for improbable win over Cardinals

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Jason Rogers has been the Milwaukee Brewers' most reliable pinch-hitter this season, and he underscored that fact against one of the top closers in the game Sunday afternoon. Stepping to the plate with the bases loaded in the ninth inning, Rogers sent Trevor Rosenthal's second offering out to..." September 28

  • MLB will allow iPads in dugouts with limitations

    Baseball Essential "In a world that is constantly seeing technology become more advanced with each passing day, it’s good to see sports leagues apply that technology during games and practices. The NFL was the first league to begin using tablets last season when they struck a $400 million deal with Microsoft to..." September 28

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    Jon Heyman @JonHeymanCBS

    matt carpenter removed from game with left hip tightness, #STLCards announce. no word on seriousness yet. been painful year

  • Holliday, Garcia help Cards top Brewers

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "With a day game Sunday after a Saturday night game, Busch Stadium fans coming to the regular season home finale might not see Matt Holliday in the Cardinals’ lineup as he continues to rebound from a second quadriceps strain. But there was a lot to see from Holliday on Saturday. Starting a..." September 27

  • Carlos Martinez out for remainder of Cardinals' season with a strained shoulder

    SB Nation "St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Carlos Martinez is out for the rest of the season with a shoulder strain, the team announced on Saturday. The right-hander left his start against the Milwaukee Brewers after just seven pitches on Friday night. "Carlos Martinez suffered a shoulder strain and will be..." September 27

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    St. Louis Cardinals @Cardinals

    Mike Matheny, "Carlos Martinez will have an MRI tomorrow."

  • Khris Davis atones for blunder by hitting winning HR for Brewers against Cardinals

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Khris Davis made up for an embarrassing gaffe on the base paths in a big way Friday night. After forgetting how many outs there were and running into a double play to short-circuit a potential rally in the fourth inning, Davis hammered a home run to right field off Trevor Rosenthal in the ninth..." September 26

  • Former MLBer Lance Berkman says new LGBT ordinance enables 'troubled men'

    Sporting News "Lance Berkman recently spoke out against the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance in a radio ad, which provides equal protection for LGBT people. The former Astro said that boys being able to use girls' bathrooms and lockers rooms would enable predators to cause harm to women. "No men in women's..." September 26

  • Cards powered by Peralta, Piscotty

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Cardinals shortstop Jhonny Peralta didn’t have a calendar nearby and didn’t need one to know, roughly, the last date he hit a pitch hard enough and far enough to leave the ballpark. The relief he felt Thursday was measure enough. “I have been waiting for that one for a long time,” Peralta..." September 25

  • Matt Holliday getting first start since July

    Hardball Talk "Matt Holliday was activated from the disabled list on September 15, but he’s been limited to pinch-hitting duties as he rebuilds the strength in his right quadriceps. That’ll change Wednesday at Busch Stadium. Holliday is starting in left field and batting third as the Cardinals wrap up a..." September 24

  • Lynn gets back on track, Cards power past Reds

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "With more of their healing hitters back in the lineup and more of the same from Matt Carpenter, the Cardinals backed starter Lance Lynn with a tailwind of offense not seen in a month. The reassuring takeaway for the Cardinals was that Lynn didn’t need it. Lynn righted what has been a..." September 24

  • Wainwright faces hitters, begins making case for October

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Adam Wainwright’s first appearance against hitters since rupturing his Achilles’ tendon in April came sooner than expected and went as well as expected, but that did not mean the Cardinals starter was content. Which was, outside of his pitches, the feel he wanted. “It’s a step in the right..." September 24

  • Cards push ahead late to beat Reds again

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "As stifling as the Cincinnati Reds rookie pitching corps has been to the Cardinals in the last several series the teams have played, Cardinals manager Mike Matheny resorted to some moves in the seventh inning Tuesday night that he ordinarily might not have made. Two of three key offensive..." September 23

  • Pham, Piscotty power Cards again

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The Cardinals were down basically to their last chance in the eighth inning Monday night, with redoubtable Cincinnati flame thrower Aroldis Chapman awaiting his turn in the ninth. But young outfielders Tommy Pham and Stephen Piscotty, performing like anything but rookies, came through late — just..." September 22

  • Yadier Molina has ‘slight ligament tear’ in left thumb

    Sportsnaut "St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina was diagnosed with a “slight ligament tear” in his left thumb on Monday, and he’ll be shut down for the next week at least. Manager John Mozeliak made the announcement, while at the same time providing a bit of good news that Adam Wainwright has been..." September 22

  • Heyward throws Cubs for a loss

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Of all the throws to home plate during a peppery series at Wrigley Field that got scrutinized for their location, their intent, or their bruising result, the one the meant to most for the Cardinals came from out of right field. The Cardinals had a one-run lead Sunday but no outs as the Cubs..." September 21

  • Cardinals get good news on Adam Wainwright, bad on Yadier Molina

    CBS Sports "The Cardinals delivered two pieces of injury information Monday. One is pretty great news for the club while the other is at least somewhat bad news. We'll start with the good. Ace starter Adam Wainwright, who was previously declared out for the season with a torn Achilles tendon, has been..." September 21

  • Molina will have MRI on left thumb, wrist

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The play at home plate that won Sunday’s game against the Cubs also leaves the Cardinals concerned about what it could cost them in the coming week. Catcher Yadier Molina will have an MRI scan taken of his left thumb and wrist to determine the extent of an injury sustained while making a..." September 21

  • Kris Bryant ties Billy Williams' record, leads Cubs to win over Cardinals

    Chicago Sun-Times "The brash, young and confident Cubs aren’t settling for less and they don’t mind letting the St. Louis Cardinals know it. “We want to win the division, and we’re showing emotion and we’re ready to fight for it,’’ rookie third baseman Kris Braynt said. “We don’t want to just settle for a wild..." September 20

  • Matheny declines to escalate war of words with Cubs

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "A Cardinal to start his career, Cubs righthander Dan Haren knew what would happen when he lost control of his fastball and hit Matt Holliday in the head Friday afternoon. He told teammate Anthony Rizzo in the dugout, “If you get it, I’m sorry.” In the seventh, Rizzo did. The back of Rizzo’s..." September 20

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    St. Louis Cardinals @Cardinals

    Noon game today at Wrigley: Carpenter 3B Pham CF Heyward RF Peralta SS Molina C Piscotty LF Wong 2B Reynolds 1B Wacha P

  • Anthony Rizzo doesn't take kindly to being thrown at by Cardinals

    Chicago Sun-Times "With his team trailing 8-3 in the seventh inning at Wrigley Field, St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Matt Belisle threw a pitch behind Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo. Rizzo did not take kindly to the pitch thrown at his knees and took a couple steps toward the mound as Belisle was being..." September 19

  • Maddon rips into Cardinals after Cubs victory

    Chicago Sun-Times "The Cubs are coming after the Cardinals, not only by saying they haven’t given up running them down despite a sizable gap behind the NL Central’s first-place team but also with an onslaught of angry words from manager Joe Maddon, who took St. Louis to task for hitting Anthony Rizzo twice during..." September 19

  • Joe Maddon compares Cards to Tony Soprano after Anthony Rizzo HBP

    ESPN Chicago "Cubs manager Joe Maddon unleashed a tirade directed at the St. Louis Cardinals on Friday after first baseman Anthony Rizzo was hit by a pitch in the seventh inning of the team's 8-3 victory. The Cubs believe Cardinals reliever Matt Belisle intentionally threw at Rizzo in retaliation for St...." September 19

  • Holliday won't start until 'out of the danger zone of re-injury'

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Every step outfielder Matt Holliday takes toward full strength and a starting role this month with the Cardinals is tempered by his misstep in July. The Cardinals activated Holliday from the disabled list at the beginning of the series in Milwaukee, though he did not appear in the series until..." September 19

  • Offense backs Lackey as Cards sweep Brewers

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The moment the line drive off Cardinals rookie Tommy Pham’s bat connected with Jimmy Nelson’s skull, the game stopped as the Milwaukee Brewers starter dropped. “You just forget that you’re even playing at that point,” Matt Carpenter said. Carpenter had to be reminded by a coach to run to..." September 18

  • Rookie Pham belts Cards past Brewers

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "With the litany of injuries that stole months from him in the minors, limited the at-bats and delayed his audition for the Cardinals, rookie outfielder Tommy Pham is familiar with having little time to make a big impression. What he has to do this September, he already did to reach the..." September 17

  • Wainwright awaits decision on Monday

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "After Tuesday’s game, Cardinals manager Mike Matheny admitted that there was something about Miller Park that made him uncomfortable watching his pitchers break from the batter’s box for first base. That something was standing not too far away: Adam Wainwright. Back in April against..." September 17