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Goold: What velocity tells us about Wacha's strong start

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 13:40:00 -0500

No pitcher in baseball has allowed a lower average exit-velocity than Cardinals righthander and his zippy fastball. Is that a big deal?


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Ortiz: Lots of blame to go around for Cardinals' defensive crisis

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 12:37:00 -0500

You would be embarrassed if your child’s Little League team executed as poorly as the Cardinals did Tuesday night while giving that game away.


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Willie McGee arrives to help Cardinals as instructor

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 06:05:00 -0500

Former National League MVP and Cardinals Hall of Famer Willie McGee joined the club on Tuesday and will spend an open-ended stretch of time with the team as a guest instructor.


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Series preview: Cardinals vs. Blue Jays

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 23:55:00 -0500

The Cardinals will look to return to .500 or better in their three-game series against Toronto.


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Game blog: Waino has four RBIs; Cardinals top Brewers 6-3

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 23:05:00 -0500

Two-run single in fourth follows two-run homer in third. Wainwright has nine strikeouts through five before coming out. Fowler exits with right heel bursitis.


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Goold: Would a 'good hands' lineup help Cardinals find true glove?

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 02:55:00 -0500

An excellent defensive play won Wednesday's game, but only after a series of average plays led to errors. A fix for the Cardinals defense.


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Coveted Cuban teen Robert declared a free agent — just in time for Cards

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 01:10:00 -0500

According to several reports, Luis Robert, a tantalizing talent from Cuba, is eligible to sign next month. Cardinals are one of the teams who can afford interest.


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Lou Brock undergoing treatment for cancer

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 20:20:00 -0500

Cardinals legend's upcoming appearance at Busch Stadium has been cancelled. Both Brock and wife are optimistic.


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BenFred: Refocused Diaz a good bet to bust his slump

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 09:00:00 -0500

Cardinals shortstop says he's made physical and mental fixes that can reignite his promising offense.


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Fowler reunites with his bat, powers Cards to sweep

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 07:50:00 -0500

Days after a Cub calls the Bucs the 'best competition in our division,' the Cardinals, backed by Fowler's first two homers, take a three-game set.


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Peralta finds playing time scarce as Cards turn to Garcia and Gyorko

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 07:40:00 -0500

Opportunities could be scarce for former All-Star, as the Cardinals check his swing, his health and choose what's best for 'right now.'


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Ortiz: Fowler gives Cardinals what they want

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 00:55:00 -0500

As the Busch Stadium crowd’s standing ovation extended close to a minute Wednesday afternoon, the chorus inside the Cardinals’ dugout also grew louder and more demanding in the fifth inning.


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Carpenter redeems himself in the field

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 00:30:00 -0500

Slick defense saved the Cardinals in the pivotal eighth inning of their 2-1 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Wednesday afternoon, but not before shoddy defense nearly did them in.


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Gordo: Starting pitchers stand tall, lead Cards sweep

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 16:55:00 -0500

The Cardinals didn't hit, field or run the bases especially well against the Pirates, but their strong starting pitching allowed them to sweep the series. Consider that progress.


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Fowler powers Cardinals to sweep of Pirates

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 16:45:00 -0500

Center fielder hits solo homers in back-to-back at-bats as the Cards beat Pittsburgh 2-1 for the third day in a row.


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Marte's 80-game suspension 'a shock' to Pirates

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 10:40:00 -0500

The most significant early-season happening in the National League Central Division race occurred Tuesday when Pittsburgh All-Star outfielder Starling Marte was suspended for 80 games without pay by Major League Baseball for the use of Nandrolone, a performance-enhancing drug.


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Cardinals' bullpen gains stability

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 10:30:00 -0500

The Cardinals’ bullpen has gotten off to a rocky start this year, but Tuesday night it handed in its best collective performance of the young season.


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Grichuk's baserunning sparks Cardinals

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 14:30:00 -0500

The aggressiveness Grichuk and the Cardinals showed late in Monday's game had been mostly lacking in the first 12 games of 2017.


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BenFred: Cardinals' stagnant offense needs Fowler to fire it

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 12:55:00 -0500

The Cardinals are doubling down on their struggling leadoff hitter. Can he overcome a bout of bad luck and uncharacteristic struggles to be the catalyst so many expected?


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Game blog: Lynn, Cardinals edge Pirates 2-1 to snap skid

Mon, 17 Apr 2017 20:30:00 -0500

The Cardinals barely needed any offense in their win against Pittsburgh on Monday thanks to Lance Lynn's impressive outing.


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Cardinals notes: Fowler looking for fix at the plate

Mon, 17 Apr 2017 00:45:00 -0500

Cardinals’ major free-agent signing saw his batting average shrink to .136 through 11 games after a zero-for-10 start to this interleague series.


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Ortiz: Two weeks into season, where's that Cards' defense?

Mon, 17 Apr 2017 00:15:00 -0500

John Mozeliak and Mike Matheny talked about improving the defense and athleticism so much this offseason, you almost thought it was part of the Cardinals’ 2017 marketing slogan.


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Hummel: La Russa, Jocketty still finding success

Sun, 16 Apr 2017 23:50:00 -0500

Both Tony La Russa and Walt Jocketty, who were together here for 12 years as Cardinals manager and general manager and were the architects of the 2006 World Series champions, stepped aside into subordinate front office roles before this season…


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Cards suffer wild, wacky loss to Yankees

Sun, 16 Apr 2017 00:10:00 -0500

NEW YORK • With his sinker misbehaving, his walks and strikeouts mounting, his pitch count inflating and his manager still sticking with him, Cardinals starter Carlos Martinez might never have another game as weird or maddening as Saturday’s.


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Cardinals notes: Wainwright changes positioning on mound

Sun, 16 Apr 2017 00:10:00 -0500

NEW YORK • Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright heard from a friend how, shortly after the righthander’s most recent start, Hall of Fame pitcher Pedro Martinez took to Twitter to write, how Wainwright “is going to reinvent himself and get people…


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Cardinals relish rare visit to the Bronx

Fri, 14 Apr 2017 13:30:00 -0500

Club will play Yankees in New York for the first time since 2003, the first time since new Yankee Stadium has opened, and for only the second time since they defeated the Yankees in the 1964 World Series.


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Where to find tonight's Cards, Blues games on TV

Fri, 14 Apr 2017 00:30:00 -0500

Because Fox Sports Midwest is televising Blues and Cardinals games Friday and they overlap, FSM is putting the baseball contest on Fox Sports Midwest Plus in the St. Louis market.


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Series preview: Cardinals at New York Yankees

Fri, 14 Apr 2017 00:20:00 -0500

Cardinals will be playing their first games in the new Yankee Stadium (opened in 2009) and first series in the Bronx since 2003.


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Lyons will be a factor when Cards reboot their bullpen

Fri, 14 Apr 2017 00:20:00 -0500

The race is on between how soon the Cardinals want to change the look of their bullpen and how well Tyler Lyons pitches to force that decision.


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Cardinals bringing in McGee as outfield tutor for Adams

Thu, 13 Apr 2017 14:00:00 -0500

Club's oft-stated dedication to defense and their hunt for offense have converged in left field, where Mike Matheny has become increasingly committed to getting Matt Adams playing time.


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Echoes of 2016: Lousy pitching, shoddy defense hound Cardinals

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 10:30:00 -0500

'What we’re doing right now isn’t good enough. We’ve got to get better,' Matheny says after 8-3 loss to Nationals — the Cardinals' sixth in eight games.


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Ortiz: Bullpen's small sample size stinks

Tue, 11 Apr 2017 12:05:00 -0500

The Cardinals’ bullpen has been horrendous through the first seven games. Even worse, the problem isn’t limited to one or two struggling relievers.


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Cardinals' DeWitt is MLB's 'most powerful' owner, says USA Today

Tue, 11 Apr 2017 08:00:00 -0500

In his 21st season as part of the club's ownership group, DeWitt's influence in the game reaches from Busch to New York to the halls of Cooperstown.


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BenFred: Opening week raises questions about Cards' readiness

Mon, 10 Apr 2017 04:45:00 -0500

The Cardinals called for patience after their rough homestand, but six games presented some concerns worth tracking.


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Series preview: Cardinals at Nationals

Mon, 10 Apr 2017 00:35:00 -0500

SCOUTING REPORT • After dropping their season opening series against the Chicago Cubs, the Cardinals lost two out of three against the Cincinnati Reds this past weekend. St. Louis struggled offensively over the course of the series, with all 10…


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Fit of wildness, poor defense cost Martinez

Mon, 10 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0500

The Cardinals’ opening home stand was mostly highlighted by stellar starting pitching throughout the rotation’s first turn. Entering Sunday’s series finale with the Cincinnati Reds, Cards starters had posted the lowest ERA in the National League— 1.71.


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Diaz shines as Cardinals flip the switch on offense

Sun, 09 Apr 2017 07:00:00 -0500

Shortstop homers twice as Cardinals score more runs in eight innings than they had in the four previous games this season, combined.


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Game blog: Diaz homers twice as Wacha extends his win streak

Sat, 08 Apr 2017 20:15:00 -0500

Cardinals righthander holds Reds to one run in six innings in 10-4 victory. He knocks in one run and Diaz has four RBIs.


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Cardinals can't find offense, lose third in a row

Sat, 08 Apr 2017 01:30:00 -0500

Reds lefthanded rookie Amir Garrett, a former college basketball player making his major-league debut, stopped the Cardinals on two hits for the first six innings.


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