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Cards have 'A' lineup against Brewers

STLtoday.com (By Rick Hummel St. Louis Post-Dispatch) — Piscotty, Molina, Diaz, Wong all are back in.
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Series preview: Cardinals at Brewers

STLtoday.com (By Rick Hummel St. Louis Post-Dispatch) — Scouting report • After offseason lower back surgery, Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun has returned to being one of the best hitters in the league, ranking third in batting average at .351 with nine...
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Cardinals notes: Punishment for hacking 'unlikely' before this June's draft

STLtoday.com (By Derrick Goold St. Louis Post-Dispatch) — Cardinals likely to keep 2016 picks.
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Cards are caught short-handed on mound as Nats romp

STLtoday.com (By Derrick Goold • St. Louis Post-Dispatch) — Nationals break open close game in 7th.
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Garcia slides over to short as Cardinals face sizzling Strasburg

STLtoday.com (By Derrick Goold St. Louis Post-Dispatch) — WASHINGTON • As if appointments against Jake Arrieta and Max Scherzer this week weren't enough, the Cardinals draw one of the hottest righthanders in the game Sunday afternoon.
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Cards keep Garcia over Tejada, as Peralta's rehab encounters a hiccup

STLtoday.com (By Derrick Goold St. Louis Post-Dispatch) — WASHINGTON • Told by the Cardinals to prepare for a short stay in the majors, infielder Greg Garcia admitted Saturday that he did have “these visions” of what he could do to change the club’s...
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Wainwright gets fourth win of May as Cards beat Nats again

STLtoday.com (By Derrick Goold St. Louis Post-Dispatch) — He pitches seven solid innings as his resurgence continues.
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Moving Parts: Redbirds follow Zobrist script in versatility

STLtoday.com (By Derrick Goold St. Louis Post-Dispatch) — WASHINGTON • Back when he packed four gloves for every trip and expected to need them, Ben Zobrist knew he’d be in the lineup but not where he’d play in the field. A coach would tell him each...
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GLOVE APPEAL

STLtoday.com GLOVE APPEAL
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This week's MLB Network schedule for St. Louis

STLtoday.com (By Dan Caesar St. Louis Post-Dispatch) — Los Angeles Dodgers to make three appearances.
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Cardinals keep infielder Garcia, remove Tejada from active roster

STLtoday.com (By Derrick Goold St. Louis Post-Dispatch) — Carpenter returns from paternity leave for Saturday night's game.
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Adams swings, but sits out game

STLtoday.com (By Derrick Goold St. Louis Post-Dispatch) — WASHINGTON • Matt Adams spent Friday afternoon proving he would be available hit in that night’s game, against the Washington Nationals, though manager Mike Matheny felt it was best to sit the...
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Piscotty, Redbirds slam Nationals

STLtoday.com (By Derrick Goold St. Louis Post-Dispatch) — Garcia makes his case for remaining in big leagues as Redbirds rough up Nats ace Scherzer.
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Cardinals notes: Matheny 'sick and tired' of answering bunting questions

STLtoday.com (By Derrick Goold St. Louis Post-Dispatch) — WASHINGTON • The reason Cardinals manager Mike Matheny has settled on a standard, repeatable response when asked about a failed bunt attempt is, he explained Friday, is quite simply because it’s...
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Hummel: Wacha, Martinez, Miller experiencing growing pains

STLtoday.com (By Rick Hummel St. Louis Post-Dispatch) — All-Star pitchers are slumping after early success.
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Greg Garcia leads off as Cardinals face capital ace Scherzer

STLtoday.com (By Derrick Goold St. Louis Post-Dispatch) — Scherzer is starting in Washington for first time since his 20K game.
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BenFred: Potential bummer for Matt Adams

STLtoday.com (By Ben Frederickson St. Louis Post-Dispatch) — A tight back pulled the first baseman from the game Thursday, but will it derail his great month of May?
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La Russa confronts Pirates broadcaster

STLtoday.com (By Dan Caesar St. Louis Post-Dispatch) — “Tony TV” sometimes was must-see programming when he was managing the Cardinals.
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Cardinals notes: Garcia gets the promotion, even if it's brief

STLtoday.com (By Derrick Goold St. Louis Post-Dispatch) — Carpenter should return to the team on Saturday.
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Another close loss for Cardinals

STLtoday.com (By Derrick Goold St. Louis Post-Dispatch) — Leake gives up two solo home runs as Nationals win 2-1 in opener.
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Blog Articles

Cardinals news and notes: Tejada, previews, and recaps

Viva El Birdos (John J. Fleming) — Depending on your perspective, the weekend is still going on, but here's what you may have missed so far. On July 23, 1939, 9,772 fans flocked into Briggs Stadium to watch the Detroit Tigers ...
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5/29 Recap: 7th inning relief dooms Cards in 10-2 loss to Nationals

Viva El Birdos (zoomzoomj88) — The Cardinals played a close game in their series finale with Washington... and then the bottom half of the 7th happened (with an exclamation point in the bottom of the 8th). Previously on VEB...
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2016 Draft Preview No. 19: Two-Way in Two Ways

Viva El Birdos (the red baron) — Reviewing three high school position players, all of whom have the skillsets to do multiple things on a baseball diamond, and occasionally elsewhere. I have about half a post in the can already...
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Ruben Tejada designated for assignment

Viva El Birdos (John J. Fleming) — Signed as an injury replacement for Jhonny Peralta, the ex-Met lasted just 40 plate appearances with the Cardinals. On Saturday, hours before the Cardinals '  9-4 victory over the ...
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5.28.16 Cardinals @ Nationals Recap: Wainwright Good, Offense Better; Cards win 9-4

Viva El Birdos (IHeartBoog) — Good pitching and timely hitting will usually win games. It helps when some of that timely hitting comes from your starting pitcher. **Recapped while drinking fresh-squeezed mojitos using...
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Imagining the 2016 Cardinals as sellers: Part 2

Viva El Birdos (Ben_Markham) — Back in December, I wrote on the  possibility of the Cardinals actually selling at the deadline. The Cubs looked like a behemoth, and the projections liked the Mets , Giants , ...
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Cardinals news and notes: Martinez, Carpenter, and recaps

Viva El Birdos (John J. Fleming) — May 27th happened, and now it's a three-day weekend. A recap and a look forward. It is Memorial Day weekend here in the United States. I am not one to tell people how to spend their holiday...
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Game 49 Recap: Cards Slam Scherzer, Nats

Viva El Birdos (mister_manager) — in which two bearded Garcias and some fancy college boys journey to our nation's capital to upend the system Hello sports fans. If you're feeling restless, it may be because the Cardinals fell...
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St. Louis Cardinals Prospect Report: Thomas Spitz and R.J. Denard Save Family From Burning Building; Jon Rodriguez Goes Yard for the Redbirds; Voit, Bader and Kelly Homer in Springfield

Viva El Birdos (ebo) — A quick rundown of the Thursday night games in the Cards system to get your ready for the long weekend. Hello everyone. A quick programming note before we get into the recaps; Josey's weekend...
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Matt Carpenter refuses to swing at the first pitch of the game - A Hunt and Peck

Viva El Birdos (lil_scooter93) — "Swing, darnnit!" "NO!" Matt Carpenter has led off forty-two games. He has taken forty-two first pitches. That is basically the gist of this  InstaGraph by August Fagerstrom of Fangraphs...
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How worried should we be about Carlos Martinez?

Viva El Birdos (John J. Fleming) — Following his abbreviated May 6 start, Carlos Martinez's performance has been cause for concern. If Viva El Birdos has any one unifying point of view which bonds all of its writers, it is ...
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Cardinals news and notes: Big City, cats, and Nats

Viva El Birdos (Alex Crisafulli) — Yesterday at VEB The Cardinals are currently enduring their third 3+ game losing streak of the season, a "feat" they didn't accomplish in 2015 until just before the All-Star break. Wednesday's...
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5/26/2016 Recap: Leake Puts Self to Sleep on Mound, Cards Lose Dinger Contest

Viva El Birdos (Jon Snowzeliak) — In a contest of boring pitchers and solo dingers, the Cardinals drop the series opener against the quite-good Nationals. Pregame Today, the Cardinals take on the NL East-leading Nationals ...
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Cardinals should destroy the Nationals

Viva El Birdos (Craig Edwards) — A series preview When the St. Louis Cardinals last played the Washington Nationals , the Cardinals lost a close game 5-4 followed two 6-1 losses. Since the opening series with the Pirates...
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Cardinals with kittens! - A Hunt and Peck

Viva El Birdos (lil_scooter93) — Unlikely animal friends get together for a good cause. I stumbled upon these photos this morning on Facebook. They were posted by a Facebook Page called "Pet Rescue Services". I believe these...
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St. Louis Cardinals Prospect Report: David Washington knocks his 9th and 10th home runs, Jhonny Peralta continues his rehab assignment, and Ian McKinney makes a great start

Viva El Birdos (Cardinals645) — The farm was 3 and 1 yesterday, with big offensive nights for Memphis and Palm Beach. Triple A: Memphis 9 -- Salt Lake 7 Charlie Tilson, LF, 2-for-5, 2B, R Patrick Wisdom, SS,...
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A closer look at the Cardinals-Cubs all-time series

Viva El Birdos (Alex Crisafulli) — The Cubs do not lead the all-time head-to-head series against the Cardinals. Not in your lifetime, anyway. Here's a not so fun fact to revel in following the Cardinals series loss to the ...
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Detailing the small-sample-sized resurgence of Matt Adams

Viva El Birdos (Joe Schwarz) — After a meh start to the 2016 season, Matt Adams leads the Cardinals in wRC+ (153), despite strong starts from both Aledmys Diaz (144) and Stephen Piscotty (149). Don't look now, but forty-seven...
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News and Notes: Draft, LaRussa, Marp

Viva El Birdos (Ben_Markham) — cold, leftover VEB in the morning Yesterday was Tuesday, meaning it was time for another  Draft Preview from the Red Baron, the eighteenth on the year. These are coming up to a close as...
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5/25 Recap: Cardinals squander late chance to tie, lose against Cubs

Viva El Birdos (zoomzoomj88) — Despite having the tying run on 2nd base with no outs, after trailing 6-1 at one point, St. Louis fails to score and loses the 3-game series. Previously on VEB recaps: stlcardsfan4 recapped ...
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