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  1. Michael Wacha and Jaime Garcia both headed to the DL with shoulder injuries

    Jun 22, 2014, 6:05 PM EDT

    Michael Wacha

    Bad news for the Cardinals: Two very important starters are headed to the disabled list with shoulder injuries.

  2. Cardinals skipping Michael Wacha’s next start for “rest”

    Jun 19, 2014, 5:12 PM EDT

    NLCS - Los Angeles Dodgers v St Louis Cardinals

    Cardinals right-hander Michael Wacha will not make his scheduled start Sunday, but the team says he’s healthy and they’re simply giving the 22-year-old some rest to limit his workload.

  3. Adam Wainwright cleared to make his next start

    Jun 18, 2014, 3:49 PM EDT

    Adam Wainwright

    Adam Wainwright was scratched from his scheduled start Monday with a sore elbow, but the Cardinals ace threw 35-40 pitches in a bullpen session today and afterward told Dan O’Neill of the St. Louis Post Dispatch that he “felt very good … there were no signs of anything.”

  4. And That Happened: Monday’s scores and highlights

    Jun 17, 2014, 6:39 AM EDT

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    The Royals are knocking on the door of first place after knocking a former Cy Young Award and MVP winner around pretty good.

  5. Carlos Martinez will start in place of Adam Wainwright on Monday night against the Mets

    Jun 15, 2014, 2:00 PM EDT

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    Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak announced Sunday morning that top pitching prospect Carlos Martinez — who has been serving as a reliever this year for St. Louis — will make a spot start Monday night in the club’s series opener at home against the visiting Mets.

  6. And That Happened: Sunday’s scores and highlights

    May 19, 2014, 5:07 AM EDT

    Alex Gordon

    Two homers for Alex Gordon, a triple play for the Rockies and another shellacking of a hapless opponent by the Oakland Athletics.

  7. Tyler Lyons will take Joe Kelly’s rotation spot

    Apr 20, 2014, 4:12 PM EDT

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    The Cardinals have decided on a fill-in for starting pitcher Joe Kelly, who was placed on the 15-day disabled list Thursday with a strained left hamstring that he suffered Wednesday while trying to beat out a groundball. It’ll be 26-year-old lefty Tyler Lyons.

  8. Cardinals place Joe Kelly on the disabled list

    Apr 17, 2014, 1:14 PM EDT

    NLCS - Los Angeles Dodgers v St Louis Cardinals - Game One

    St. Louis has placed right-hander Joe Kelly on the disabled list after he injured his hamstring trying to beat out an infield single Wednesday.

  9. Joe Kelly leaves start with hamstring injury

    Apr 16, 2014, 4:16 PM EDT

    Joe Kelly Getty

    Cardinals right-hander Joe Kelly left today’s start against the Brewers after tweaking his hamstring trying to beat out an infield single in the sixth inning.

  10. And That Happened: Wednesday’s scores and highlights

    Apr 3, 2014, 6:59 AM EDT

    Jose Bautista

    The Blue Jays 2013 plan worked out pretty well for their second game in 2014. And Jonathan Papelbon shows us the meaning of accountability. In his own special way.

  11. 2014 Preview: St. Louis Cardinals

    Mar 30, 2014, 9:47 PM EDT

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    Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2014 season. Next up: The St. Louis Cardinals. The Big Question: Another World Series run? The Cardinals have made the playoffs 10 times since 2000 and…

  12. Jaime Garcia to visit Dr. James Andrews

    Feb 25, 2014, 7:33 PM EDT

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    From beat writer Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com: JUPITER, Fla. — The Cardinals are delaying comment on the results of Jaime Garcia‘s exam with team physician George Paletta until after the left-hander visits orthopedist James Andrews for a second opinion on Wednesday. Garcia began experiencing discomfort in his left shoulder last weekend and flew back to…

  13. Post-porno flap, the Cardinals tell their players to use social media The Right Way

    Feb 25, 2014, 11:33 AM EDT

    Social Media

    Posting porno on a Twitter feed is something a low-class organization’s players will do. It’s not The Cardinal Way: A day after Deadspin, a sports website that posts commentary on various sports issues and athletes, posted a list of pornographic images that showed up on the Twitter feed of Cardinals pitcher Carlos Martinez, manager Mike Matheny addressed players…

  14. Jaime Garcia to undergo tests for sore shoulder

    Feb 22, 2014, 11:58 AM EDT

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    The Cardinals were expecting Jaime Garcia to be in the mix for a rotation spot this spring after his injury-plagued 2013, but that’s not going to happen. According to Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Garcia felt shoulder soreness following a recent bullpen session and is scheduled fly to St. Louis tomorrow for an…

  15. Ranking the bullpens: 2014 edition

    Feb 7, 2014, 9:00 AM EDT

    Detroit Tigers v Atlanta Braves

    We tried this with the rotations the other day. Once again, I’ll be dipping into my 2014 projections here to rank the bullpens. To come up with the following bullpen ERAs, I simply combined each team’s seven highest-IP relievers, according to my projections. AL Royals – 2.93 Red Sox – 3.14 Athletics – 3.16 Rangers…

  16. Ranking the rotations: 2014 edition

    Feb 5, 2014, 9:00 AM EDT

    Stephen Strasburg

    I’ll be dipping into my Rotoworld player projections from time to time for HBT posts. Here’s the first of this year: my ranking of each five-man rotation as we head into 2014. Before actually posting my 1-30, I’ll start with my raw ERA rankings by league. A couple of qualifications: I’m only using the top…

  17. Cardinals prepared to trade young starting pitching this winter for a shortstop upgrade

    Nov 10, 2013, 5:39 PM EDT

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    Cardinals GM John Mozeliak is not being shy about his primary offseason strategy: Mozeliak made it clear to us this morning that he’d like to trade a young “starting pitcher”: for a “young controllable shortstop” XM 89 — JIM BOWDEN (@JimBowdenESPNxm) November 10, 2013 There are a couple of shortstop options on the free agent…

  18. Cardinals will keep Trevor Rosenthal in the bullpen

    Nov 4, 2013, 6:28 PM EDT

    Trevor Rosenthal

    Carlos Martinez will get a chance to compete for a spot in the Cardinals’ rotation next spring, but fellow hard-throwing young right-hander Trevor Rosenthal will remain in the bullpen. Mike Matheny announced that Rosenthal will enter 2014 as the Cardinals’ closer after thriving in that role down the stretch and into the playoff this year.…

  19. Cardinals could trade Lance Lynn or Shelby Miller this offseason for a new shortstop

    Nov 3, 2013, 12:20 PM EDT

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    Joe Strauss of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch speculates on a possible offseason trade: With Carlos Martinez meriting a look-see as a starter — and [Trevor] Rosenthal wanting the same — it’s increasingly likely that general manager John Mozeliak shops Lance Lynn or Shelby Miller to simultaneously create an opening while addressing a core need at…

  20. Cardinals will be back … and often

    Oct 31, 2013, 12:24 AM EDT

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    It’s going to be a somber plane ride back to St. Louis for the Cardinals following Wednesday night’s World Series ouster at Fenway Park, but these birds will be playing on big stages for years and years to come. There may not be a team in baseball that is better-poised for an extended run of…

  21. The night John Farrell embraced chaos

    Oct 27, 2013, 12:40 AM EDT

    World Series - Boston Red Sox v St Louis Cardinals - Game Three

    ST. LOUIS — There’s a cliche about managers putting their players in the best position to succeed. A corollary to that is having the best players in the right position, at the right time. Do those things as often as possible and you’re more likely than not to win, right? Well, sometimes. The Red Sox tested…

  22. The back-and-forth continues, Red Sox knot the game at 4-4 in the eighth

    Oct 26, 2013, 11:35 PM EDT

    World Series - Boston Red Sox v St Louis Cardinals - Game Three

    The Red Sox were responsible for the fourth lead-change of the night as they knotted Game 3 up at four apiece with a two-run rally in the bottom of the eighth against the exalted Cardinal bullpen. Carlos Martinez put the first two batters he faced on base, allowing a lead-off single to Jacoby Ellsbury, then…

  23. The Cardinals’ pitchers throw so hard they broke Yadier Molina’s mitt

    Oct 25, 2013, 11:05 PM EDT

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    Cardinals pitching staffs of the past, particularly under former pitching coach Dave Duncan, were famous for the prodigious rate at which they generated ground balls. The 2013 staff, however, will be known for young arm after young arm hitting the upper 90’s and even the 100’s on the radar gun. When closer Trevor Rosenthal shut…

  24. Carlos Martinez, Trevor Rosenthal own the late innings for Cardinals

    Oct 25, 2013, 12:02 AM EDT

    World Series - St Louis Cardinals v Boston Red Sox - Game Two

    Even as Michael Wacha was through five scoreless, one thing seemed pretty clear: his pitch count up to 90, the sixth would be his final inning. That sixth inning didn’t go as planned, but the seventh through ninth innings sure did. The Cardinals rallied from 2-1 down beat the Red Sox 4-2 in Game 2,…

  25. Cardinals take Game 2 to even up World Series against Red Sox

    Oct 24, 2013, 11:15 PM EDT

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    The World Series will head back to St. Louis all evened up. After falling in Game 1 of the World Series last night, the Cardinals bounced back tonight with a 4-2 victory over the Red Sox in Game 2. The Cardinals got on the board first with an RBI ground out from Yadier Molina in…

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