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Kozma sparks Cardinals' win

STLtoday.com Former starting shortstop delivers as a reserve when Wong takes a header. 
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Wacha has successful outing at Class AA

STLtoday.com Cards notebook • Pitcher could make another rehab appearance or return to majors.
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Holliday carries Cards again

STLtoday.com Slugger caps red-hot weekend with four more RBIs as Cards rally for 9-6 win.
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Adams sits; Descalso plays first base

STLtoday.com Cards first baseman is four for his last 33. 
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Cards notes: Lyons bright spot in loss to Cubs

STLtoday.com Cardinals lefty has scoreless relief outing with eight strikeouts.
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Masterson's struggles continue

STLtoday.com His ERA since joining Cardinals is 7.90.
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Sandberg's HOF credentials no help in Philadelphia

STLtoday.com Some Phils players don't exactly seem on board. 
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Holliday homers help Cards split with Cubs

STLtoday.com Gonzales has solid start in second game as Cards salvage doubleheader split.
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Two Class AA Cards pitchers are on the rise

STLtoday.com Harris, Tuivailala are among invitees to Fall League.
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Peralta rests for second game of doubleheader

STLtoday.com Molina back in lineup for Game 2.
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A long day coming at Busch: Cards and Cubs and a rainy doubleheader

STLtoday.com Masterson gets another chance to prove himself.
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Cubs steal Cards' thunder

STLtoday.com Chicago belts four home runs to spoil the return of Yadier Molina.
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Molina looks good in return to lineup

STLtoday.com He catches all nine innings for Cardinals and appears in top shape.
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Cards' Gonzales to be here — briefly

STLtoday.com Cards notebook • Lefthanded rookie will start Saturday night as '26th man,' and then return to Memphis.
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Molina returns to lineup; Gonzales to start Saturday

STLtoday.com To make room on the active roster, Cardinals elect to keep pitching depth and move backup Tony Cruz to Class AA. 
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Bird Bytes: Molina's return is right on time

STLtoday.com Offense, defense, pitch-calling, and the handling pitchers. Plus: a healed Molina is fresh. And that's an extra plus for the Cardinals' stretch run. 
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Molina: 'Ready to go'

STLtoday.com Cardinals catcher excels in his final rehab game with Class AA Springfield and says he's ready to start today — in St. Louis.
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Strauss: Cards still a mystery as September nears

STLtoday.com Cardinals haven’t lived up to the high expectations, but they’re still in prime position to reach postseason again.
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Blog Articles

Cardinals vs Cubs recap: Cards claw their way to 9-6 comeback win

Viva El Birdos (The Continental) — Holliday carries team in his impressive forearms for second straight game. Today's matchup: John Lackey (13-8, 3.77 ERA, 3.80 FIP, 3.45 xFIP) versus Cubs lefty Travis Wood (8-11, 4.72...
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St. Louis Cardinals Prospect Report: Peoria Stays Alive, But Palm Beach Is Eliminated From Postseason Contention

Viva El Birdos (ebo) — System goes 4-1 on the second to last day of the season. Memphis 2 - New Orleans 2 (Suspended) Notables: Tommy Pham (CF): 0-2, R, RBI, 2 SB (19,20) Stephen Piscotty (RF): 0-2 ...
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Why not a Michael Wacha-Carlos Martinez piggyback tandem in the starting rotation?

Viva El Birdos (Ben Humphrey) — Michael Wacha's shoulder fitness might require the Cardinals to get creative. When  Michael Wacha starts on Sunday for the Double-A Springfield Cardinals, the righty will take another step in...
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Cardinals vs. Cubs Double Header Recap: Exhuasting day ends on high note, Cards split DH after 13-2 win

Viva El Birdos (lil_scooter93) — After dropping the first game 5-1, the Cards bounce back to split the double header with a 13-2 curb stomping. pre game Today is an important day for Justin Masterson. Since his arrival,...
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St. Louis Cardinals Prospect Report: Mejia and Wisdom Homer For Springfield, Casey Grayson Has A Big Night For Johnson City

Viva El Birdos (ebo) — The system goes 5-3 on the night, and Memphis, Peoria, Palm Beach, State College the GCL Cardinals play games with postseason implications. Memphis 11 - New Orleans 6 Notables: Tommy Pham...
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*The importance of Siegrist, minor league playoff chances, and other notes.

Viva El Birdos (Eric M. Johnson) — Not it's not a listicle. Ok, maybe a little bit. But it's Saturday and i have a few things on my mind, plus, you need to save your frustration for a double header against a much younger team. ...
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8.29.14 Recap: Cards Lose 7-2 in Molina's Return

Viva El Birdos (IHeartBoog) — Yadier Molina returned to a standing ovation, but the Cardinals couldn't overcome a 4-run 8th inning. There once was a pitcher named Pat And tonight his pitches fell flat An...
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Hunt and Peck: Links of the Week

Viva El Birdos (lil_scooter93) — But, soft! What light through yonder doorway breaks? SCENE III. BUSCH STADIUM. CARDINALS' LOCKER ROOM. Enter HOLLIDAY, CARPENTER, WAINWRIGHT HOLLIDAY What shall we do? I tire - we tire...
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Meet Javier and Jorge. Cardinals vs. Cubs preview: August 29-31

Viva El Birdos (Aaron Finkel) — The Cardinals (71-61) and Cubs (59-74) play four games in three days at Busch. Enter two characters the Cubs hope will grow into central actors in the ancient rivalry. Schedule Shelby...
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St. Louis Cardinals set to welcome back Yadier Molina for stretch run

Viva El Birdos (Joe Schwarz) — Yadi Yadi Yadi. As you should know by now,  Derrick Goold of the  St. Louis Post Dispatch was in Springfield, Missouri last night, and no, his primary reason of being there was not to witness ...
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My Rule 3.05(b) mistake

Viva El Birdos (Ben Humphrey) — Sometimes a mistake requires its own post. Today's is one of those. I'm not perfect. In fact, I often make mistakes. Earlier this week when writing about Shelby Miller tinkering with a sinker,...
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(Scrappy) position players who pitched

Viva El Birdos (Ben Godar) — Over the years, the Cardinals have sent some memorable non-pitchers to the mound, and a few scrappy middle infielders have even fared pretty well. It's the late innings, with the Cardinals down...
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Mathenaging: Still losing at reliever chess after nearly three seasons on the job

Viva El Birdos (Ben Humphrey) — After nearly three years on the job, Cardinals manager Mike Matheny still hasn't gotten the hang of late-inning reliever chess. Reliever usage is like a game of chess. The manager has to take...
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The Cardinals have no infield bench

Viva El Birdos (Craig Edwards) — The Cardinals have been thin on the infield all season long, but after trades and injuries the Cardinals are down to just Daniel Descalso. That's what I want to find out. I want you to tell me...
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St. Louis Cardinals Daily Prospects Report: Yadi makes his rehab debut with two hits

Viva El Birdos (Cardinals645) — Memphis beat Fresno 5 - 4 Thomas Pham (CF), 0 for 4, R Stephen Piscotty (RF), 0 for 3, K Xavier Scruggs (1B), 0 for 3, BB Pete Kozma (SS), 1 for 3, BB, R Rafael Ortega ...
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Cardinals at Pirates Recap: Pennsylvania is not a friend to the Birds, Cards lose 3-1

Viva El Birdos (lil_scooter93) — The land of William Penn was not kind to our Cardinals as they fall to 2-4 on the road trip pre game Today Adam Wainwright takes on the Pittsburgh Pirates and Jeff Locke. I have been very...
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In a season full of questionable tactics, Mike Matheny has done at least one thing right

Viva El Birdos (Joe Schwarz) — It may be hard to believe, but one cannot really complain about Matheny's management of center field... As Ben has made very clear through his terrific  "Mathenaging" series , Mike Matheny has...
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Gregory and Oscar in: The Struggling Rookie Blues

Viva El Birdos (the red baron) — Gregory Polanco and Oscar Taveras both came into the 2014 season with enormous amounts of hype following them around. It hasn't been the easiest go of things so far for either one of them. I'm...
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St. Louis Cardinals Prospect Report: Strong Starts From Jenkins and Gaviglio and Homers From Popkins, Rodriguez and Washington Highlight The Night

Viva El Birdos (ebo) — The system goes 7-3 Memphis 9 - Fresno 6 Notables: Tommy Pham (CF): 1-3, RBI, 2 BB Pete Kozma (SS): 0-4, K Stephen Piscotty (RF): 1-3, 3 R, 2B, 2 BB Xavier Scruggs (1B):...
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Cardinals vs. Pirates recap: ¿En serio, Matheny? in 5-2 late loss

Viva El Birdos (The Continental) — ¿En serio, Matheny? Tonight the Pirates sent recently shoulder fatigued Gerrit Cole (7-4, 3.69 ERA, 3.70 FIP, 3.61 xFIP) to face off against Lance Lynn (14-8, 2.78 ERA, 3.06 FIP, 3.72...
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