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Bernie: Why the KC Royals are good

STLtoday.com (bmiklasz@post-dispatch.com) — Royals have AL's best winning percentage, thanks to aggressive offensive approach, team speed, excellent defense and shutdown bullpen. 
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Holliday to DH against Royals

STLtoday.com (rhummel@post-dispatch.com) — Cards, KC play each other for first time during season as leaders in their divisions. 
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Bernie: Cards face intriguing decisions

STLtoday.com (bmiklasz@post-dispatch.com) — The Cardinals are off to a terrific start in 2015, but even the best teams have to make difficult judgments on the roster and playing time.
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Minor league roundup: Lyons pitches complete game

STLtoday.com In his first start with Memphis since being recalled by St. Louis, Lyons went all nine innings and struck out 12 batters, a career high.
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Series preview: Cardinals at Kansas City

STLtoday.com (rhummel@post-dispatch.com) — At Kauffman Stadium.
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Strauss: Cards buying time to upgrade pitching

STLtoday.com (jstrauss@post-dispatch.com) — Given the offerings at Memphis, the parent club operates on an island. The guess is that Mozeliak will trade for a starting pitcher before July 31.
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Garcia's return a plus for Cards

STLtoday.com (dgoold@post-dispatch.com) — But left takes loss vs. Mets' deGrom.
  • 19 hr 38 min ago

Grichuk reaches new heights

STLtoday.com (dgoold@post-dispatch.com) — Cards notes • Rookie outfielder has a series of defensive gems to go with five extra-base hits in four-day visit to Queens
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Bernie: Grichuk's raw talent is charismatic

STLtoday.com (bmiklasz@post-dispatch.com) — Raw power, swings and misses, diving catches, lunging strikeouts, extra-base hits, the ups and downs. The Cards' young outfielder is never dull.  
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Is Cards' good-hands outfield the best baseball?

STLtoday.com (dgoold@post-dispatch.com) — With Grichuk in left, Bourjos in center, Heyward in right Cards cover ground and can claim something other top-flight outfields, like Pittsburgh's, cannot.
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Bernie: Ghost of Garcia reappears

STLtoday.com (bmiklasz@post-dispatch.com) — The Cardinals need their injury-torn lefthander to fill a rotation spot, and after so many false starts Garcia will try to make it last this time. 
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Cards option Tuivailala, make room for Garcia

STLtoday.com (dgoold@post-dispatch.com) — NEW YORK • To clear a spot on the active roster for lefty Jaime Garcia and ready for his return to the rotation after 334 days, the Cardinals took from their bullpen.
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Minor league roundup: Martini solid in Wednesday's loss

STLtoday.com Nick Martini, a 2011 seventh round draft pick, is hitting .337 on the year for Class AA Springfield.
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Garcia makes return, nearly a year in the making

STLtoday.com (dgoold@post-dispatch.com) — Pitcher looks forward to realizing results of hard work.
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Adams rewards Matheny's faith

STLtoday.com (dgoold@post-dispatch.com) — First baseman hits three-run homer in rout of Mets.
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Bernie: Can Wacha keep it up?

STLtoday.com (bmiklasz@post-dispatch.com) — Michael Wacha is off to a terrific start, even though he's striking out fewer batters. Can he continue down this path? Yes, because he's more well-rounded. 
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Grichuk gets an encore, this time playing center

STLtoday.com (dgoold@post-dispatch.com) — NEW YORK • Fresh from three extra-base hits and three RBIs on Tuesday night, Cardinals rookie Randal Grichuk will get an encore start in Queens tonight as generations clash at Citi Field.
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Tuivailala handles ninth, debuts brand new pitch

STLtoday.com (dgoold@post-dispatch.com) — Cards used 10-2 victory against Mets to give rookie righthander a chance to throw his cut fastball -- a pitch he's just getting a grip on.
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Minor league roundup: Gonzales bounces back

STLtoday.com Coming into Tuesday, Marco Gonzales’ previous starts had been somewhat shaky. The lefty gave up three home runs at Colorado Springs during his last outing, and his ERA stood at 6.11.
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Choate has waited an entire career for a walk like that

STLtoday.com (dgoold@post-dispatch.com) — Lefty specialist, in his 620th appearance in the majors, sees first base for the first time as a baserunner. 'Patience is a virtue,' he says
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Blog Articles

How do the St. Louis Cardinals' stats at the one-quarter point of the 2015 season compare to the VEB projections?

Viva El Birdos (Ben Humphrey) — The St. Louis Cardinals played their 41st game of the 2015 season on Thursday afternoon in New York. That means they have played one-fourth of their 162 games this year so far. Actually, if we...
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St. Louis Cardinals lose 5-0 in Jaime Garcia's 2015 Debut

Viva El Birdos (stlcardsfan4) — Jaime Garcia didn't look that great, but his arm also didn't fall off so it was a successful start. The offense on the other hand looked completely hopeless. I'll say this much about the ...
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St. Louis Cardinals @ New York Mets - Game 41 open thread - May 21, 2015

Viva El Birdos (Ben Humphrey) — Jaime Garcia vs. Jacob deGrom Jaime Garcia last pitched for the St. Louis Cardinals 11 months ago, on June 20, 2014. Since then, Garcia was diagnosed with thoracic outlet syndrome. He then...
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A retrospective of Jaime Garcia's career with the St. Louis Cardinals (thus far)

Viva El Birdos (Joe Schwarz) — It is a relationship that started 10 years ago with the  last pick in the 22nd round (680th overall) of the 2005 MLB Draft . One year prior, the St. Louis Cardinals produced one of their...
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Cardinals Lock Down Mets 9-0 | 5.20.15 Recap

Viva El Birdos (dr. howl) — The Cardinals score big again as the offense dismantles Mets pitching and Carlos Martinez shuts down their offense in NYC. Just like the previous game, the Cardinals offense was on fire from...
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St. Louis Cardinals @ New York Mets - Game open thread - May 20, 2015

Viva El Birdos (Ben Humphrey) — Carlos Martinez vs. Bartolo Colon As hard as it is to believe, we are at the quarter post of the St. Louis Cardinals ' 2015 season or something close to it. The 25% mark of the 162-game campaign...
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The 2015 changeups of Carlos Martinez, Trevor Rosenthal, and Michael Wacha

Viva El Birdos (Joe Schwarz) — Thirty-nine games into the 2015 season, the pitching staff of the 26-13  St. Louis Cardinals has been terrific ( 2.79 ERA ,  3.22 FIP ). At present, three pitchers on staff (two...
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2015 Draft Preview No. Seventeen: Middle Infield State University

Viva El Birdos (the red baron) — A bonus edition of the draft preview series, containing four players instead of the usual three. This time we're covering college shortstops. This is a weird draft, everybody. Maybe that...
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Cardinals @ Mets recap: Oddball lineup mashes to 10-2 win

Viva El Birdos (The Continental) — Grichuk atones, Wacha deals, Reynolds crushes, Choate walks Tonight in Gotham, Michael Wacha (2.06 ERA, 3.68 FIP, 4.02 xFIP) went for his 6th win of the season against Mets '...
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St. Louis Cardinals @ New York Mets - Game 39 open thread - May 19, 2015

Viva El Birdos (Ben Humphrey) — Michael Wacha vs. Jon Niese The St. Louis Cardinals ' 25-13 records gives them the best winning percent in all of baseball entering play tonight. But the Cards are just 5-7 in their arbitrarily...
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Cardinals Farm Inventory: Corner Infielders

Viva El Birdos (Eric M. Johnson) — In the interest of keeping these inventory lists in a readable format, I'll just be listing the C or better prospects rather than every single player at the relevant positions within the...
  • 3 days ago

Cardinals need to improve their bench

Viva El Birdos (Craig Edwards) — The Cardinals have been going a hitter short for much of the season, and despite concerns with overworking the bullpen, it is time to bring up another hitter for the bench. Seth Maness came to...
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Cardinals at Mets Recap: Cards lose 2-1 in 14 innings

Viva El Birdos (santiagofish) — A tight game filled with lots of failure. Here are some things we knew this morning: Matt Harvey is always very good at pitching, the Mets' bullpen is often not very good at pitching, and ...
  • 3 days ago

Cardinals at Mets extra innings rally thread

Viva El Birdos (lil_scooter93) — Raaaaaaalllllllly! The Birdos have clawed their way back into the game, tying it up in the top of the ninth. This is the Mets first extra inning game of the year. This is the Cardinals , like...
  • 3 days ago

St. Louis Cardinals @ New York Mets - Game 38 open thread - May 18, 2015

Viva El Birdos (Ben Humphrey) — John Lackey vs. Matt Harvey The first-place St. Louis Cardinals (25-12, .676) travel to the Big Apple to face the first-place New York Mets (22-16, .579). The game is set to start at 6:10...
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Hunt and Peck: ¡Viva el Jaime!

Viva El Birdos (lil_scooter93) — And it isn't the fact that you're hurt that counts, But only how did you take it? You are beaten to earth? Well, well, what's that? Come up with a smiling face. It's nothing against you to...
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Jaime Garcia to come back to the St. Louis Cardinals again for the very first time

Viva El Birdos (Ben Humphrey) — St. Louis Cardinals starter Jaime Garcia's shoulder issues first flared up in 2012. I write "issues" because there have been three. Each alone has proven enough to be career-ending for some...
  • 4 days ago

Tigers @ Cardinals recap 5.17 - Cards avoid sweep

Viva El Birdos (WyoCardsFan) — Lynn turns in great performance, offense just enough to avoid the sweep at home to the Tigers. Detroit Tigers @ St. Louis Cardinals Alfredo Simon vs. Lance Lynn 7:05 p.m. CT Busch Stadium -...
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St. Louis Cardinals vs. Detroit Tigers - Game 36 open thread - May 16, 2015

Viva El Birdos (Ben Humphrey) — Tyler Lyons vs. David Price After suffering their  first loss of the season last night by a more than three runs , the St. Louis Cardinals face the Detroit Tigers in the second of their...
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Checking in on NL Central playoff odds

Viva El Birdos (Nick Lampe) — With the Cardinals' great start to the season, how much have they improved their chances of making the playoffs? In about a week, approximately one-fourth of the MLB season will be in the books....
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