Jul 21, 2014, 8:01 PM EDT
X-rays on the hands of Hanley Ramirez and Yasiel Puig came back negative.
Jul 21, 2014, 5:03 AM EDT
You never shoot your arrows . . . when you’re sitting at the table. There’ll be time enough for shootin’ . . . when the game is done.
Jul 20, 2014, 8:53 AM EDT
Matt Carpenter walked, Kolten Wong singled, Matt Holliday singled, and Matt Adams homered as the Cardinals plated four runs before Dodgers starter Zack Greinke could even record an out Saturday in an eventual 4-2 victory at a sold-out Busch Stadium.
Jun 23, 2014, 6:42 AM EDT
Mike Napoli stole home. Though, really, we should call what he did something else. Also: are we at “Peak Brandon” in Major League Baseball?
Jun 21, 2014, 11:08 AM EDT
Trevor Rosenthal attempted to make a bare-handed play to throw Ryan Howard out at first base last night. It worked. Sort of.
Jun 14, 2014, 10:31 PM EDT
Pitcher wins are the best stat ever.
Jun 14, 2014, 8:55 AM EDT
A quick recap of a busy Friday night around MLB, including a pitchers’ duel in St. Louis.
May 20, 2014, 6:11 PM EDT
Jason Motte will be available out of the Cardinals’ bullpen on Tuesday night for the first time since the 2012 postseason.
May 19, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT
Jason Motte’s comeback from Tommy John surgery is nearly complete, as the one-time Cardinals closer is finished with his minor-league rehab assignment and scheduled to rejoin the active roster Tuesday.
May 19, 2014, 5:07 AM EDT
Two homers for Alex Gordon, a triple play for the Rockies and another shellacking of a hapless opponent by the Oakland Athletics.
May 14, 2014, 7:04 AM EDT
1-0 leads heading into the ninth were not safe last night.
May 13, 2014, 7:04 PM EDT
Jason Motte — who needed Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery last spring and had to miss the entire 2013 season — is very close to rejoining the Cardinals’ bullpen.
May 12, 2014, 6:33 AM EDT
Derek Norris smacked two homers and Gio Gonzalez flashed some Natitude
Apr 19, 2014, 4:30 PM EDT
Nationals manager Matt Williams decided to pull Bryce Harper from today’s game after he didn’t hustle on a comebacker to the pitcher.
Mar 30, 2014, 9:47 PM EDT
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…
Mar 2, 2014, 10:50 PM EDT
Good news Sunday out of Cardinals camp, via MLB.com beat reporter Jenifer Langosch … JUPITER, Fla. — After ending Tuesday’s live batting practice early due to tightness in his right groin, Cardinals closer Trevor Rosenthal returned to the mound on Sunday and threw without issue during a 25-pitch bullpen session. The injury was never considered serious,…
Feb 25, 2014, 8:57 PM EDT
Cardinals closer Trevor Rosenthal cut short a live batting practice session on Tuesday in camp after experiencing discomfort in his upper right leg. Now the diagnosis is in from Jupiter, Florida. According to MLB.com’s Jenifer Langosch, the hard-throwing right-hander suffered a right groin strain and will likely take it easy for the rest of this…
Feb 25, 2014, 1:33 PM EDT
Whew: Trevor Rosenthal leaves field, live BP with trainer after some discomfort. Does not appear to be arm-related. Update soon. #stlcards — Derrick Goold (@dgoold) February 25, 2014 Rosenthal felt something in his right leg, upper quad. Cut throw short just out of precaution. #stlcards #Cardinals — Derrick Goold (@dgoold) February 25, 2014 The…
Feb 7, 2014, 9:00 AM EDT
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…
Jan 3, 2014, 10:49 AM EDT
Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post Dispatch has a lengthy article updating the status of Jason Motte, who’s recovering from Tommy John elbow surgery last May. In his absence Trevor Rosenthal has taken over as the Cardinals’ closer after Motte saved a league-leading 42 games in 2012, so whenever he does return it’ll be…
Nov 10, 2013, 5:39 PM EDT
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…
Nov 5, 2013, 11:40 AM EDT
OK, so you have probably heard — there are 12 finalists on what the Baseball Hall of Fame is calling the Expansion Era Ballot. These are players, managers and executives who contributed during what the Hall (naturally) calls the Expansion Era — from 1973 to the present. Only problem is, that’s not really the Expansion Era.…
Nov 4, 2013, 6:28 PM EDT
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.…
Oct 31, 2013, 12:24 AM EDT
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…
Oct 27, 2013, 12:40 AM EDT
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…
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