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Series preview: Cardinals vs. Milwaukee

STLtoday.com If Brewers third baseman Aramis Ramirez couldn't go tonight, the Cardinals likely wouldn't be too disappointed.
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Bird Bytes: Cards' postseason rotation quandary

STLtoday.com Will Lackey be OK? Is Wacha a postseason scratch? Plus: notes on Yadi making a difference, a Miller curveball update, and Maness' success. 
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Veteran scout lauds Bourjos' play

STLtoday.com Cards notes • But .241 average has kept Cards' outfielder from playing regularly.
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Milwaukee hasn't had much luck in St. Louis

STLtoday.com Whether the Braves or Brewers, Milwaukee has taken lumps here.
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As he nears club record, Rosenthal made history

STLtoday.com Cards closer hasn't taken the most expedient route to his 44 saves, but Sunday he completed something no Cardinal reliever has.
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Molina, Cards rounding into form

STLtoday.com Catcher is regaining offensive power as Cards find their stride heading down the stretch.
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Gonzales wins, has Cards thinking

STLtoday.com Rookie wins again as a starter, but if he has a postseason role, it could be in the bullpen.
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Lackey unhappy with extra rest

STLtoday.com Cards notes • Veteran is not pleased about being passed over for Milwaukee series.
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Adams sits with oblique strain

STLtoday.com Descalso will play first for Cardinals in series finale with Rockies.  
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Cards notes: Cards adjust rotation for Brewers series

STLtoday.com Lynn, Wainwright and Miller to start and Lackey will skip a turn.
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Cards turn to young lefty Gonzales

STLtoday.com Gonzales gets start Sunday against the Rockies.
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Cards hang on to edge Rockies 5-4

STLtoday.com Holliday homers again to get offense going as Cardinals win second in a row against Rockies.
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Peralta: 'It's like I've started a new career'

STLtoday.com Cardinals Insider: A year after being exiled from baseball during a pennant race, Peralta has become the league's best all-around shortstop.
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Cards tweak lineup against Rockies

STLtoday.com Matheny inserts Adams, Jay and Kozma into lineup as Cards face another Colorado lefthander.
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Holliday's message is loud and clear as Cards win

STLtoday.com Long home run gives Wainwright plenty of support in 5-1 win.
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Pham fights injuries, gets call-up from Cards

STLtoday.com Outfielder had faced setbacks in minors since 2008 before getting called up.
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Wacha pulled from Sunday's start

STLtoday.com Cards notes • Righthander and manager don't think he looks or feels right. Rookie Gonzales to face Colorado.
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Jay, Adams, Wong, Taveras on the bench

STLtoday.com Carpenter is Cards' only lefthanded hitter in lineup vs. Rockies lefty. Wainwright goes for 18th win.
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Wainwright goes for 18th win against Rockies

STLtoday.com Cardinals hope to snap three-game losing streak with their ace.
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STL woman writes KMOX/Cards piece for Sports Illustrated

STLtoday.com Joan Niesen story set to appear in Wednesday's edition of S.I.
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Blog Articles

Hunt and Peck: Links of the Weekend

Viva El Birdos (lil_scooter93) — An update on the playoff race. Cardinals Pirates Brewers 16-0 - - 15-1 - - 14-2 - - 13-3 16-1 - ...
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Cardinals' rotation is jumbled heading towards the playoffs

Viva El Birdos (Craig Edwards) — The slowdown of Michael Wacha, skipping the start of John Lackey, and the late-season effectiveness of Shelby Miller have caused confusion for the current state of the rotation as well as the...
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How are the St. Louis Cardinals defying the gravity of their run differential?

Viva El Birdos (Ben Humphrey) — The Cardinals are in first place with an 83-67 despite a run differential of just +10. After weeks of chasing the Brewers in the National League Central, the St. Louis Cardinals caught up to...
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Rockies at Cardinals 9.14 recap- Pitching, Peralta, and Holliday carry Cards to series sweep

Viva El Birdos (WyoCardsFan) — Rockies at Cardinals 9.14 recap- Pitching, Peralta, and Holliday carry Cards to series sweep Colorado Rockies @ St. Louis Cardinals Jordan Lyles vs. Marco Gonzalez 1:15 p.m. CT Busch...
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Why are the St. Louis Cardinals benching Michael Wacha?

Viva El Birdos (Ben Humphrey) — Michael Wacha says that he isn't feeling quite right physically and Mike Matheny says the Cardinals' decision to scratch him from Sunday's start is not health-related. The news of that the St....
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9.13.14 Rockies @ Cardinals Recap: Cards Eek Out a 5-4 Victory

Viva El Birdos (IHeartBoog) — Another IHB recap, another Shelby Miller/Cardinals victory. You're welcome, America. I get hit bad But I will pitch again You're never gonna keep me out I get lit up But I go out again ...
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The Cardinals: Sorry we're so annoying at being good at baseball.

Viva El Birdos (Eric M. Johnson) — I was going to post some minor league wrap up musings this morning, until I read this fantastic piece of sports journalism over at Grantland late in the afternoon on Friday. Seems like it...
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The Cardinals Deal A Solid Loss to the Rockies 9/12/14

Viva El Birdos (dr. howl) — Adam Wainwright cruised to a 5-1 win Friday night; Matt Holliday obliterated a pitch to the upper deck, deciding the game early on. Pregame Jorge De La Rosa comes into this game with a 4.07...
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Hunt and Peck: Links of the Week

Viva El Birdos (lil_scooter93) — -____- Writing about the Cardinals after a tough week is a bit arduous. The past three games I have gone from extremely confident to fairly confident to slightly less confident. A good series...
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Series Preview: Cardinals host Rockies, September 12-14 & Purple Row Q&A

Viva El Birdos (Aaron Finkel) — The Cardinals begin their final homestand of the 2014 season with a three game series against the Rockies. It is pivotal. Everything is pivotal. You know the drill. You've done this before. I'm...
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A closer look at the hitting of the 2014 St. Louis Cardinals

Viva El Birdos (Joe Schwarz) — Let's take a closer look at one specific angle of the 2014 Cardinals offense: hit percentage by pitch location. With 15 games remaining in the 2014 regular season, it is nearly impossible to...
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The Viva el Birdos podcast episode 3

Viva El Birdos (Aaron Finkel) — in which Ben Humphrey and Aaron Finkel talk some baseball. You can head over to subscribe via itunes here . Don't forget to rate and leave a review! The RSS Feed is  here . One...
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Cardinals at Reds Recap: Lynn flinches first in duel to the death, Cards lose 1-0

Viva El Birdos (lil_scooter93) — Disappointing series capped off by a disappointing loss. pregame With the loss yesterday coupled with a Pirates win, the Cardinals ' magic number stays at fourteen. Looking to lower that...
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The St. Louis Cardinals' magic number and how they might reach it

Viva El Birdos (Ben Humphrey) — It's the home stretch of the pennant race, which means talk of magical numbers. The St. Louis Cardinals lost last night to the Cincinnati Reds . The Pittsburgh Pirates bested the ...
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Where is Michael Wacha's changeup?

Viva El Birdos (Craig Edwards) — As Michael Wacha fights rust in a September pennant race, he has struggled on the mound. His best pitch, the changeup, has been mostly absent from his arsenal so far. The Cardinals and Michael...
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Cardinals at Reds recap: Cardinals let Alfredo Simon do everything, lose 4-2

Viva El Birdos (mysterui) — Well that was an interesting game. The Cardinals got on board early, scoring two runs in the top of the first inning when Matt Holliday walked with two outs, Matt Adams doubled to right field,...
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Babe Ruth, Rick Ankiel and Erv Dusak

Viva El Birdos (Ben Godar) — Dusak pulled off the rare trick of playing in the majors as both a pitcher and position player. Even more rare, he did both within the same season. While investigating my last post on Cardinals ...
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Yadier Molina: Capitalizing on his extensive knowledge of the strike zone, his reputation?

Viva El Birdos (Joe Schwarz) — Does Yadi's extensive knowledge of the strike zone have an impact on his performance as well as influence pitch calling by umpires? Since returning from the disabled list, six-time All-Star and...
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Seven Years of Holliday Redux

Viva El Birdos (the red baron) — A look into the past, and into the future, prompted by a random thought of the present. The past couple games, I've been thinking. More specifically, I was watching Sunday's victory and was...
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Poor pitching produces pitiful performance in 9-5 loss

Viva El Birdos (stlcardsfan4) — The Cardinals used seven pitchers, all trying to fight for a spot on the postseason roster (or rotation). Most of them, based off tonight, probably aren't making it. The bats showed some life...
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