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Thu, 29 Sep 2016 01:12:50 EDTThe Cardinals had their opportunities in a 2-1 loss to the Reds on Wednesday night, but the offense couldn't convert when potential runs were almost gift-wrapped for them.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 01:55:26 EDTThe Cardinals may be scoreboard-watching, but no one else's results matter if they don't start tabulating victories of their own. And on Wednesday night, they fell to the Reds, 2-1, in a loss that dropped St Louis further back in a race entering its final days.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 01:49:57 EDTCardinals closer Seung Hwan Oh downplayed the severity of the groin tightness that bumped him from Wednesday's 2-1 loss to the Reds, insisting that he expects to be available for the final four games of the regular season.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 01:19:37 EDTCardinals rookie Alex Reyes has already helped his team's late-season push toward a National League Wild Card berth. Thursday, he'll be called upon to do it again when he faces Dan Straily and the Reds in the finale of a four-game series at Busch Stadium.
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 21:42:38 EDTFor all the numbers of notoriety in the increasingly data-driven sport of baseball, the one still paramount in the 162-game schedule is winning percentage. But what happens when even that supreme stat can't decide things?
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 20:42:05 EDTAfter establishing a career best with his 138th start behind the plate on Tuesday, Yadier Molina continues marching toward becoming the third catcher in franchise history to log at least 1,200 innings behind the plate in a season.
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 01:49:07 EDTAfter spending much of Monday in Miami, where he mourned the loss of Jose Fernandez alongside family and close friends, Aledmys Diaz returned to St. Louis ready to pay tribute to the childhood friend who died Sunday in a boating accident.
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 01:14:32 EDTWith one mighty and emotional swing, Aledmys Diaz paid honor to a lost friend and jolted the Cardinals, who rode that spark to a rout of the Reds to keep pace in the National League Wild Card race.
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 20:50:34 EDTThe Cardinals appear likely to wait until the final hours before selecting their starter for Saturday, as that decision will hinge largely upon how much work various pitchers get in the coming days.
Thu, 28 Jul 2016 00:17:56 EDTWho do the Cardinals have in the pipeline? Get scouting reports, video, stats, projected ETAs and more for St. Louis' Top 30 Prospects on MLBPipeline.com's Prospect Watch.
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 21:08:27 EDTThough the Cardinals entered Tuesday one game out of playoff positioning, an afternoon session that general manager John Mozeliak held with the media took on an end-of-year feel, as many of the questions either elicited reflection on the season or thoughts about how the team will retool for 2017.
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 20:08:27 EDTThough Matt Holliday has not given up on the possibility of returning this week, Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak acknowledged it was difficult to envision a scenario in which the veteran left fielder contributes before the end of the regular season.
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 22:13:27 EDTMolina couldn't keep from laughing at Adams' catch
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 02:10:32 EDTA 15-2 loss to the Reds not only precluded the Cardinals from moving into a tie for the second Wild Card spot on Monday night, but it foiled an opportunity to generate momentum leading into this final week of the regular season.
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 03:00:58 EDTBack at Busch Stadium with a chance to pull even with the Giants and inch closer to a sixth straight playoff berth, the Cardinals instead elicited boos from the typically affable home fans with one of their ugliest performances of the season. They looked little like a team ready for postseason play in a 15-2 loss to the Reds to open a seven-game homestand on Monday night.
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 23:30:30 EDTCardinals shortstop Aledmys Diaz traveled to Miami on Monday to attend a private service honoring Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez, who died in a boating accident on Sunday. Diaz returned to St. Louis in time to be available off the bench for the series opener against the Reds.
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 21:00:44 EDTWhile struggling to produce since returning from an oblique injury in early August, Cardinals second baseman Matt Carpenter has acknowledged, at various points, that timing issues and trust in his oblique have held him back. Perhaps, now, there is another contributing factor in play.
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 01:53:12 EDTDavid Ross and Jon Lester combined to lead the Cubs to a 3-1 victory over the Cardinals on Sunday night to set a franchise record in home wins at Wrigley Field at 57. It also was Chicago's 99th win overall, tops in the Major Leagues. St. Louis remained a half-game out of the NL Wild Card picture.
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 02:03:35 EDTBrandon Moss is done tabulating the moral victories. Rather, the Cardinals' first baseman sees a shrinking schedule offering him limited time to reverse the worst skid in his 10-year career.
Sat, 24 Sep 2016 16:28:33 EDTAdam Wainwright revealed he is Godzilla
Sun, 25 Sep 2016 00:31:20 EDTJust when the Cardinals needed a win to keep pace in the National League Wild Card race, it was Alex Reyes' turn to pitch. Stephen Piscotty smacked a solo home run and Yadier Molina drove in four runs to back Reyes and power the Cardinals to a 10-4 victory on Saturday at Wrigley Field over the Cubs and slow their drive for 100 wins.
Sun, 25 Sep 2016 00:36:32 EDTStill without a static batting order as the season nears its end, manager Mike Matheny produced his 140th different lineup on Saturday in an effort to jumpstart a recently unreliable offense. And that alignment struck a sweet spot, as the Cardinals scored four in the first inning in a 10-4 victory over the Cubs at Wrigley Field.
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 19:30:00 EDTFriday's series-opening 5-0 loss at Wrigley Field unraveled in a first inning that saw Mike Leake throw 31 pitches and closed with the Cardinals down by four. There were mishandled plays in the field, key pitches not executed and two wild pitches. It was a sloppy start from which the Cards never recovered, despite the bullpen's scoreless performance.
Sun, 25 Sep 2016 21:08:24 EDTThey grew up just doors apart in the Cuban neighborhood of Santa Clara, where, there on Eighth Street or at the sandlot field two miles away, Aledmys Diaz and Jose Fernandez cultivated their love of baseball. The boys were childhood buddies, both taught the game by Diaz's father, Rigoberto, and uncle, Nelson, long before they defected with Major League dreams or shared a clubhouse as National League All-Stars.
Sat, 24 Sep 2016 01:30:24 EDTJake Arrieta struck out 10 over seven innings in the Cubs' 5-0 victory over the Cardinals on Friday afternoon at Wrigley Field, dealing another blow to St. Louis' Wild-Card hopes while Chicago locked up home-field advantage throughout the NL playoffs.
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 13:10:17 EDTWho do the Cardinals consider their ace? Jenifer Langosch answers this and more in the Inbox on St. Louis' final off-day of the 2016 regular season.
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 01:19:31 EDTGerman Marquez was exceptional in his first Major League start, and Nolan Arenado's grand slam powered the Rockies past the Cardinals, 11-1, at Coors Field on Wednesday. The loss kept the Cardinals tied with the Giants and Mets for the two National League Wild Card spots.
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 01:16:46 EDTCardinals right-hander Adam Wainwright was smiling. He's feeling good, finally.
Wed, 21 Sep 2016 17:02:06 EDTEnjoy this Cardinals-Rockies pregame standoff
Wed, 21 Sep 2016 03:00:20 EDTBehind a career-high four RBIs from Adam Wainwright, the Cardinals held on to a National League Wild Card spot with a 10-4 victory over the Rockies on Tuesday night at Coors Field.