St. Louis Cardinals News

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  • DeWitt praises Shildt's impact since taking over
    Though he wouldn't speculate about the likelihood of installing Mike Shildt as the club's permanent manager beyond 2018, Cardinals principal chairman Bill DeWitt Jr. praised the job Shildt has done while leading the team to a 19-10 record, entering Friday's game against the Brewers, since taking over for Mike Matheny on July 15.
  • Recurrence of fielding woes ends Cards' streak
    The fielding foibles that had been so prevalent early this season resurfaced on Thursday, costing the Cardinals the chance to extend their season-best eight-game winning streak. A trio of defensive hiccups sunk the Cards in a 5-4 loss to the Nationals that leaves them 1 1/2 games back of the Brewers in both the National League Central and Wild Card races.
  • C-Mart close, Carpenter back for Cardinals
    Carlos Martinez's return as a reliever is expected to come early next week, when the Cardinals head to Los Angeles for a three-game series against the Dodgers, another club jockeying for a spot atop the National League Wild Card standings.
  • Carp's power among top tools in NL Central
    Hitting, hitting for power, running, fielding and throwing. Those are the five tools coined by the legendary Branch Rickey, and you'll find most of them in our tour of some of the best tools in the National League Central.
  • Every 30-30 season, ranked by club
    The marvel of the 30-30 club is predicated on the rare combination of speed and power it takes to swipe 30 bases and bash 30 homers in the same season.
  • Bader (3 hits) paces Cards' 8th straight W
    Showcasing his elite speed to save one run and add another, Harrison Bader's fingerprints -- or, perhaps more accurately, his footsteps -- were all over the Cardinals' 4-2 win against the Nationals on Wednesday. The victory ran the Cardinals' winning streak to eight games and assured the club a sixth straight series win, the franchise's longest such streak in four years. Bader made an outstanding catch to rob Bryce Harper of a hit, scored a run and also knocked one in.
  • Cardinals' nicknames for Players' Weekend
    For the second consecutive year, Major Leaguers will put their personalities and passions on the field when Players' Weekend takes center stage during all games from Friday, Aug. 24, through Sunday, Aug. 26
  • Cardinals' Top 30 Prospects list
    Who do the Cardinals have in the pipeline? Get scouting reports, video, stats, projected ETAs and more for St. Louis' Top 30 Prospects on MLB Pipeline's Prospect Watch.
  • Carp takes pitch off hand, exits; X-rays negative
    Cardinals slugger Matt Carpenter exited Wednesday night's game against the Nationals in the bottom of the seventh after being hit by a Matt Grace pitch on his right hand. Entering Wednesday, Carpenter led the National League in home runs (33), slugging percentage (.592) and OPS (.981).
  • Cards tweak rotation, flip Flaherty, Weaver
    Initially slated to start on Thursday, rookie Jack Flaherty will now go on Friday vs. the Brewers, while Luke Weaver moves up to take Thursday's start.
  • Cecil credits Carpenter, new approach in return
    Brett Cecil returns from the disabled list Wednesday not only encouraged by how he feels physically, but also rejuvenated by a reworked mental approach that sprouted out of a recent conversation with Chris Carpenter.
  • Gant homers, earns Cards' 7th straight victory
    Boosted by a home run from the previously hitless John Gant on Tuesday, the Cardinals ran their season-best winning streak to seven games with a 6-4 victory over the Nationals at Busch Stadium. Kolten Wong added a home run during his three-hit night, while Bryce Harper slugged his 30th homer of the season in defeat for Washington.
  • Carpenter's incredible surge? MVP worthy
    To understand why Matt Carpenter has emerged as the National League's best offensive player and why he's suddenly smack dab in the middle of the NL Most Valuable Player Award conversation in a season that started so poorly, we should begin with the mental side of things.
  • Who was the Cards' best August pickup?
    While the July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline rightfully garners the lion's share of attention when it comes to each year's trade season, there have been numerous deals struck during the month of August that have been impactful down the stretch and in subsequent years. Here's a look at the best August trade each team has ever made.
  • Cards 'changing the narrative' on rocky season
    The hard part for John Mozeliak in the Summer of 2018 came a month or so ago, when he decided to fire his manager, Mike Matheny. Cardinals' president of baseball ops discusses the events leading up to that decision, St. Louis' rocky season and much more.
  • The best outfielder you don't know enough about
    Harrison Bader didn't make the Opening Day roster for St. Louis, but he's made a huge impact thanks in large part to his elite outfield defense.
  • Carp hits No. 33, Cards walk off on DeJong HR
    Matt Carpenter delivered again on Monday, jolting the Cardinals ahead with a three-run homer in the eighth before Paul DeJong crushed a leadoff homer in the ninth to lift the Cardinals to a walk-off victory, their sixth straight win. The Nationals seemed poised to win thanks to homers by Bryce Harper and rookie phenom Juan Soto, but for the second straight night, their struggling bullpen couldn't hold the lead.
  • After DL stint ends, C-Mart to pitch out of 'pen
    Cardinals interim manager Mike Shildt said on Monday that Carlos Martinez will pitch out of the bullpen for the rest of the season when the right-hander comes off the disabled list.
  • Montero starts hot for Palm Beach
    Here's MLB Pipeline's roundup of the top prospect performances in the Minor Leagues on Monday.
  • Gomber getting advice from Waino on slider
    Seven times across the five scoreless innings Austin Gomber tossed Friday against the Royals, the rookie left-hander threw a curveball and a slider on consecutive pitches, his two breaking pitches twirling in tandem. The sequences were conspicuous for several reasons.
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