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Cards notes: Cardinals trying to get a hold on 'transfer' rule

STLtoday.com With advent of expanded replay, MLB has detailed interpretation of when fielder has possession of the ball — and 'it looks different,' Matheny says.
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Cards throw away Wacha gem

STLtoday.com Starter strikes out seven in seven innings, but two errors in the seventh lead Nats to a 3-1 victory Friday.
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Matheny goes right vs. lefty Gonzalez

STLtoday.com No Wong, no Adams, and Craig batting cleanup tonight against former 20-game winner.
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Daily Bits: Blues & Blackhawks, black and blue

STLtoday.com Plus: Bits on Frank Haith, Mike Alden, the Rams and Sammy Watkins, Adam Wainwright, Kolten Wong, Vlad Tarasenko and Joel Quenneville's clutch-and-grab. 
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Wainwright does it all in two-hitter vs. Nationals

STLtoday.com Righthander allows just two hits in his seventh career shutout; Cardinals pound out 14 hits.
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Cards notes: Martinez will remain in bullpen as Kelly goes on DL

STLtoday.com Cards intend to go with a minor-league pitcher and spot starter instead of upsetting the bullpen to replace Kelly (hamstring strain).
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Strauss: Haith ready to move on from MU

STLtoday.com His team readied for its conference tournament while barely clinging to the NCAA tourney bubble. Frank Haith took the call to discuss where his team’s season had gone wrong. Per usual,...
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Daily Bits: It isn't all on Ryan Miller

STLtoday.com Plus: Bits on T.J. Oshie and Garage League justice, the Cards' bench and struggling 'pen, the latest in the NL Central, and an exciting new TV show on FX  
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Cards place Kelly on DL, call for reinforcements

STLtoday.com Fornataro and Rondon will join team tonight in Washington to replenish bullpen as rotation seeks a new starter.
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Goold: A reason for Cardinals' power shift

STLtoday.com From 2004 to 2010, no NL team stole runs like the Cardinals, but defense has been drifting since. What's the solution?
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Bird Bytes: The bedeviling nature of "clutch" hitting

STLtoday.com The 2013 Cardinals shattered records in their hitting with runners in scoring position, but their RISP numbers are down early on in '14. OK, now what? 
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Gordon: Cards' pitching depth gets early test

STLtoday.com On paper, the Cardinals appear to have a pitching surplus. In reality, they will rely on this depth to get through the season.
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If Kelly is down, what are Cards' options?

STLtoday.com Bernie Bytes: Team could make a call to Memphis or pull Martinez from the bullpen.
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Injured Kelly likely to miss at least one start

STLtoday.com Cards' righthander strains left hamstring trying to beat out bunt in 5-1 loss at Milwaukee. Lyons could be recalled to start Monday. 
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Cards notes: Peralta streak reaches four games

STLtoday.com 'I know what kind player I am and people need to understand it's a different league,' says Cards shortstop. 
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Quick Byte: If Kelly is down, what are Cards' options?

STLtoday.com If the Cardinals have to fill a rotation spot, they could make a call to Memphis or pull Carlos Martinez from the bullpen
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Daily Bits: Blues more physically vulnerable than 'Hawks

STLtoday.com Plus: Bits on Vlad Tarasenko, Pete Kozma, Jhonny Peralta, the Cardinals' home-road power splits, Jon Jay and chirping from Brewers CF Carlos Gomez 
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Carpenter given day off

STLtoday.com Cards third baseman is five for nine against Milwaukee starter Peralta. Jay in CF, Wong hits leadoff, Craig No. 2. 
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Bird Bytes: Lynn, Miller are the key to rotation

STLtoday.com The Cardinals already have one of the NL's better rotations, but more consistent versions of Lance Lynn and Shelby Miller can make it special.
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Blog Articles

Hunt and Peck: Links of the Week

Viva El Birdos (lil_scooter93) — For when you want to fight someone. As many of us are aware, Matt Carpenter was ejected Monday evening for "arguing balls and strikes" by home plate umpire Bob Davidson. It was so bizarre...
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Cardinals' power drought has continued to 2014

Viva El Birdos (Craig Edwards) — The Cardinals did not have a powerful team in 2013 and lost their leading home run hitter in Carlos Beltran. Early in the season, the Cardinals have continued to win, but have done so without a...
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Interview with Peoria pitching coach Jason Simontacchi

Viva El Birdos (Joe Schwarz) — Thank you, Jason. First and foremost, I want to thank Nathan Baliva for providing me with the privilege of interviewing Jason Simontacchi , former Cardinals pitcher and current pitching...
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Daily Farm Report: Piscotty homers, Stoppelman gets a stop, and someone finally solves Breyvic Valera (if only for a night)

Viva El Birdos (fourstick) — Cardinal affiliates go 1-3 on the day with both hitting and pitching troubles ruling the day, even the game they won they scored only two runs. Notes will be brief today as I'm traveling and...
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4.17 Recap: Wainwright goes distance, Cardinals depants Nationals 8-0

Viva El Birdos (lil_scooter93) — The Cardinals have won 7 straight against the Washington Nationals. Can they make it eight tonight or will Natitude prevail? How's it look? Mike Matheny has elected to start Jon Jay in...
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Cardinals at Nationals series preview 4/17-4/20

Viva El Birdos (Aaron Finkel) — The Cards travel to D.C. for four games against the Washington Nationals The Starters Adam Wainwright and Taylor Jordan , who is demonstrably not Doug Fister, commence at 6:10 (all times...
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Which pitcher will replace the injured Joe Kelly in the St. Louis Cardinals rotation?

Viva El Birdos (Ben Humphrey) — With Joe Kelly's hamstring likely to keep out of action for a spell, the Cardinals have a few pitchers to choose from when selecting a replacement. The St. Louis Cardinals placed righthanded...
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St. Louis Cardinals Top Ten Prospects for 2015

Viva El Birdos (the red baron) — An horrific vision of the future, one which much be avoided at any cost. The ten players we will all come to fear. Look, I don't have much time. They've tracked me here, to this time, and it...
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Shelby Miller is back, maybe

Viva El Birdos (Craig Edwards) — After a disappointing finish to 2013, Shelby Miller did not pitch well in his first two outings of 2014, leading to questions about his performance for the rest of the season. A positive start...
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St. Louis Cardinals Daily Farm Report: Lyons is ready, Tuivailala is unstoppable, and the other A. Reyes

Viva El Birdos (Cardinals645) — Tyler Lyons provides some reason for confidence should he be needed in the majors, Sam TV continues to strike out pretty much everyone, and Arturo Reyes has the kind of night we all want Alex...
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Recap 4/16: Kelly hurt, gloves cold as Cards fall to Brewers 5 - 1

Viva El Birdos (The Continental) — After 4 solid innings, Joe Kelly leaves game early due to base running injury. Sweeping a series is hard. Last season, the  Cardinals swept a 3 or 4 game series 6 times , while losing the...
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2014 Draft Preview, Lucky Thirteen: Going Sinister

Viva El Birdos (the red baron) — The thirteenth hour, of the thirteenth day, of the thirteenth month...lousy Smarch Weather Morning, all. I don't have a particularly long intro for you today. Well, actually, that's not entirely...
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Daily Farm Report: Grichuk Goes Yard, Petrick Pitches A Beauty, and Peoria Puts Up With (Hopefully) Winter's Last Gasp

Viva El Birdos (ebo) — The system went 2-1, the starters in Memphis and Palm Beach had mediocre outings, but Zach Petrick picked up his counterparts. Randal Grichuk hit one of 3 Memphis home runs as the Redbirds hung 8...
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Recap: Miller, Birds best Brewers; Karma crushes crew

Viva El Birdos (Aaron Finkel) — Shelby Miller gave viewers a Rorschach test performance. The gods of baseball were clearer communicators. On Jackie Robinson day 2014, Cardinal fans were treated to a team performance with a lot...
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Hunt and Peck: Links of the Weekend

Viva El Birdos (lil_scooter93) — Bob Davidson just got put on my list. Dear Robert Davidson, Last night, you hurt me. You hurt the Cardinals . You hurt Matt Carpenter . And that, sir, just doesn't fly. Anyone else, and I...
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Is St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny over-using Carlos Martinez & Trevor Rosenthal?

Viva El Birdos (Ben Humphrey) — Mike Matheny is leaning hard on his best young relievers so far this season. On Monday night in snowy Milwaukee , St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny called on righty Carlos Martinez to...
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2014 St. Louis Cardinals Minor League Preview: Peoria Chiefs (A)

Viva El Birdos (fourstick) — The Cardinals second season back in Peoria features a squad laden with high upside talent: A New Jersey native who comes to the Cardinals via the Dominican Republic, a high school bat adjusting to...
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St. Louis Cardinals Daily Farm Report: Three hits for McElroy, five walks from Reyes, and a rainout in Memphis

Viva El Birdos (Cardinals645) — C.J. McElroy scored three times for Peoria. Alex Reyes struck out 5 in 3 IP, but also handed out 5 free passes (an early trend for him this season). Memphis vs. Iowa was rained out. ...
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Cards at Brewers Recap 4/14: Lynn and Martinez dominate Brewers in 4-0 win

Viva El Birdos (santiagofish) — Peralta and Jay hit home runs so Craig doesn't have to. Lance Lynn threw seven superb innings and Jon Jay hit a three-run home run to defeat the Brewers 4-0. Carlos Martinez was fire, ...
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Q&A with BrewCrewBall & series preview 4/14-4/16

Viva El Birdos (Aaron Finkel) — Noah Jarosh of BrewCrewBall was kind enough to answer some questions about the Brewers The Birds head up to lovely Milwaukee for 3 games with the division-leading Brewers, winners of 9 straight...
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