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  1. Another day, another center fielder down for the Cardinals

    Apr 20, 2012, 8:25 PM EDT

    Skip Schumaker

    Jon Jay made an early exit yesterday after crashing into the center field fence and suffering a sprained right shoulder. Tonight it was Skip Schumaker‘s turn. Schumaker, who was just activated from the disabled list this afternoon and started in place of Jay, ran into the outfield wall after attempting to make a leaping catch…

  2. And That Happened: Thursday’s scores and highlights

    Apr 20, 2012, 5:45 AM EDT

    Minnesota Twins v New York Yankees

    Yankees 7, Twins 6: Curtis Granderson hit three bombs and went 5 for 5. If you just followed this game on Twitter, though, you’d think the storyline of the game was Phil Hughes stinking. The Yankees fans I follow are a surprisingly neurotic bunch despite following the most dominant team in American sports history. But…

  3. Adam Wainwright continues to struggle in return from Tommy John surgery

    Apr 19, 2012, 7:44 PM EDT

    Adam Wainwright Getty

    Adam Wainwright‘s ERA actually went down this afternoon, but he continues to struggle in his return from Tommy John surgery. Wainwright allowed four runs on seven hits over five innings in a 6-3 loss to the Reds. While he struck out five and walked just one, he also allowed two homers and averaged just under…

  4. Stat of the day: catchers lead the way

    Apr 19, 2012, 6:33 PM EDT

    Matt Wieters

    Credit A.J. Pierzynski, Yadier Molina, Matt Wieters and even a little George Kottaras: catchers have the highest OPS of any position on the diamond so far this year. Here’s how they ranked entering Thursday’s games: C: .770 OPS CF: .764 1B: .758 RF: .742 2B: .699 3B: .696 SS: .692 LF: .684 Yeah, that’s pretty…

  5. Allen Craig close to beginning rehab assignment

    Apr 19, 2012, 5:17 PM EDT

    Allen Craig

    Lance Berkman is on the disabled list with a partially torn calf and Jon Jay exited today’s game with a shoulder injury, but at least one Cardinals hitter has some positive health news. Allen Craig has progressed enough from offseason knee surgery that he could be cleared to begin a minor-league rehab assignment as soon…

  6. Jon Jay leaves the game with a sprained shoulder

    Apr 19, 2012, 5:00 PM EDT

    Jon Jay

    The Cardinals are kind of a juggernaut at the moment, and one of the reasons they’re so remarkable is that they’ve been doing what they’ve been doing despite a number of injuries. But at some point that ceases to be neat and starts to be concerning. Maybe that point is today, as they saw yet another…

  7. Cardinals to put Lance Berkman on disabled list, activate Skip Schumaker

    Apr 19, 2012, 1:40 PM EDT

    berkman getty

    UPDATE: St. Louis is placing Berkman on the disabled list and activating Skip Schumaker from the DL to take his roster spot. ========== Lance Berkman returned to the Cardinals’ lineup and played two games with a slightly torn calf muscle, but the first baseman suffered a setback while chasing a foul ball yesterday and said…

  8. Cliff Lee shuts out the Giants for ten innings, Phillies lose

    Apr 19, 2012, 8:23 AM EDT

    Philadelphia Phillies v San Francisco Giants

    Blast living in the eastern time zone. For, because I went to bed at a reasonable hour, I missed an unreasonably good pitching matchup: Cliff Lee vs. Matt Cain, each of whom shut the other side out for nine innings. Those nine innings took only one hour and fifty-minutes, by the way. The difference: Cliff…

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

    Apr 19, 2012, 5:45 AM EDT

    Minnesota Twins v New York Yankees

    Twins 6, Yankees 5: Justin Morneau hit two homers. That’s four homers in six games, which hopefully means that Morneau is back to his mashing ways. Jason Marquis, who missed most of spring training when his daughter was seriously injured in a bicycle accident, made his first ever start in Yankee Stadium and got the…

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

    Apr 18, 2012, 6:08 AM EDT

    Texas Rangers v Boston Red Sox

    Rangers 18, Red Sox 3: The Rangers were definitely physically and emotionally into this game. In fact, they did a Gashouse Gorillas-style conga line around the basepaths. Josh Hamilton drove in five, Mike Napoli drove in four. Rockies 5, Padres 3:  Jamie Moyer wins and thus becomes the oldest pitcher to ever win a game.…

  11. Braves to retire John Smoltz’s number

    Apr 16, 2012, 10:00 AM EDT

    (FILES) This 25 August, 2002, file photo

    The Atlanta Braves announced this morning that they are going to retire John Smoltz‘s jersey and induct him into the Atlanta Braves Hall of Fame. There will be a ceremony honoring him June 8. Well-deserved. There’s little need to recount Smoltz’s importance to those Braves teams that won the division nearly every single year. Overall,…

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

    Apr 16, 2012, 5:45 AM EDT

    Houston Astros v Miami Marlins

    Marlins 5, Astros 4: Omar Infante and Hanley Ramirez hit home runs, finally putting that crazy home run sculpture into action. Somehow we all survived, though I’m not ruling out the possibility that we all got thrown into an alternate timeline or something and won’t truly realize it until all the crazy occult stuff starts…

  13. Skip Schumaker cleared for minor league rehab games

    Apr 15, 2012, 5:13 PM EDT

    schumaker getty

    Cardinals utilityman Skip Schumaker could be ready to join the big league roster later this week. According to Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the 32-year-old is in the starting lineup, playing second base, Sunday at Triple-A Memphis. It’s his first minor league rehab game. Schumaker has been on the disabled list since the…

  14. Picture of the Day: Cardinals get their World Series rings

    Apr 15, 2012, 9:05 AM EDT

    cardinals rings jay

    From Jon Jay‘s personal Twitter account comes this shot of the 27-year-old center fielder flashing his new “bling” alongside teammates David Freese, Allen Craig and Daniel Descalso: The Cardinals were presented with their 2011 World Series rings before Saturday’s 5-1 defeat of the Cubs. For a closer look at the jewelry, which features an image…

  15. Hot-hitting David Freese scratched from Saturday’s lineup due to finger injury

    Apr 14, 2012, 12:40 PM EDT

    David Freese Getty

    According to Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com, David Freese was scratched from today’s lineup against the Cubs due to irritation of a finger on his right hand. The full extent of the injury isn’t yet known, but Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that it happened during an at-bat in yesterday’s game. It comes…

  16. Adam Wainwright off to awful start in return from Tommy John surgery

    Apr 13, 2012, 8:16 PM EDT

    Adam Wainwright, Ian Stewart

    Adam Wainwright gave up a three-run homer to Ian Stewart in the first and a grand slam to Bryan LaHair in the third Friday as the Cardinals lost 9-5 to the Cubs in their home opener. Wainwright was taken out after allowing eight runs in three innings. He fell to 0-2 with an 11.42 ERA…

  17. Still no timetable for Chris Carpenter

    Apr 13, 2012, 1:33 PM EDT

    St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Chris Carpenter celebrates after getting Texas Rangers' Mike Napoli to fly out and end the 6th inning of Game 5 of MLB's World Series baseball championship in Arlington

    Chris Carpenter recently underwent a “battery of tests” on his injured shoulder, with the hope being that, at the other end of that, some certainty would be obtained. Nope, not yet: Chris Carpenter said he is feeling better but still not strong enough to begin throwing. No timetable at this point. — B.J. Rains (@BJRains)…

  18. Baseball’s actual unwritten rules uncovered

    Apr 13, 2012, 10:35 AM EDT

    Rules

    Over at Deadspin, Erick Malinowski reveals baseball’s unwritten rules. Which, strangely enough, were written down in a 1986 issue of “Baseball Digest.”  I got “Baseball Digest” back then and I think they’re all still in my basement. Which, if my basement wasn’t a hellscape, I’d consider looking for right now. Anyway, a lot of the…

  19. Tim Hudson allows five runs over four innings in second rehab start

    Apr 12, 2012, 9:31 PM EDT

    Tim Hudson AP

    From Carroll Rogers of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution comes word that Tim Hudson allowed five runs on nine hits over four innings tonight in his second minor league rehab start with Class A Rome. That’s a pretty ugly line, but Rogers notes that he was the victim of a “ton of seeing-eye stuff.” On the bright…

  20. Lance Berkman hoping to return Tuesday after MRI exam shows “minor” calf tear

    Apr 12, 2012, 2:14 PM EDT

    berkman getty

    UPDATE: Goold reports that an MRI exam revealed a “minor” calf tear and Berkman says it’s “more than reasonable” for him to return on Tuesday. ========= Lance Berkman was able to play through a finger injury, but the Cardinals first baseman called himself “doubtful” to return this week after suffering a calf injury legging out…

  21. Lance Berkman legs out a triple, sits out with a calf injury

    Apr 11, 2012, 10:47 AM EDT

    lance berkman ap

    Lance Berkman was playing through a finger injury yesterday when he tweaked his left calf muscle legging out a rare triple, leaving the game two innings later. He’s also absent from the Cardinals’ lineup this afternoon, sitting out against right-hander Johnny Cueto and the Reds. Berkman described his calf as “tender” following the game and…

  22. And That Happened: Tuesday’s scores and highlights

    Apr 11, 2012, 6:02 AM EDT

    Atlanta Braves v Houston Astros

    Braves 6, Astros 4: Chipper Jones came off the disabled list, singled in his first at bat and hit a home run in his second. Dude is on death’s door and he hasn’t had functional knees since Bush’s first term yet he’s still the best hitter on this team.  Tyler Pastornicky hit his first MLB…

  23. Chris Carpenter undergoing “battery of tests” on shoulder

    Apr 10, 2012, 10:22 PM EDT

    carpenter ws reuters

    Via Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Cardinals ace Chris Carpenter will undergo another battery tests this week on the nerves in his right shoulder, a process that should clear the righthander take the next step in his recovery, general manager John Mozeliak described this afternoon. If everything checks out fine, Carpenter could be…

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

    Apr 10, 2012, 5:56 AM EDT

    Seattle Mariners v Texas Rangers

    Rangers 11, Mariners 5: According to Google Translate, a literal translation of “run support” in Japanese is サポートを実行する.  I have no idea if that covers the actual concept of run support, but I bet after last night Yu Darvish knows. He started out his major league debut by giving up four runs in the first inning…

  25. Players with more homers than the Phillies

    Apr 9, 2012, 6:07 PM EDT

    Hunter Pence fans

    Jay Bruce Miguel Cabrera Yoenis Cespedes Corey Hart Omar Infante Alex Avila Carlos Beltran Lucas Duda Prince Fielder Aaron Hill Eric Hosmer Adam LaRoche Matt Kemp Nick Markakis Carlos Pena Pablo Sandoval Carlos Santana Josh Willingham Yeah, I’m trolling a bit. But this has been an ugly offensive display. Not only do the 1-3 Phillies…

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