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For first time in his career, lefty Garcia gives short rest a go

STLtoday.com (By Derrick Goold St. Louis Post-Dispatch) — MIAMI • As many things as Jaime Garcia has done in his time with the Cardinals -- flirted with no-hitters, tripped in the postseason, rehabbed vigorously -- against the Marlins on Saturday night...
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Wong, Cardinals are heating up

STLtoday.com (By Derrick Goold St. Louis Post-Dispatch) — Redbirds go ahead of Marlins in wild-card race.
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Bullpen remains chief concern for Cardinals

STLtoday.com (By Derrick Goold St. Louis Post-Dispatch) — MIAMI • The versatile roster that has provided the Cardinals needed depth and a variety of positions for several players also, according to the manager, complicates how they look at the trade...
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Last HOF ballot for Lee Smith, who might have to go in by committee

STLtoday.com (By Rick Hummel St. Louis Post-Dispatch) — From the holdovers on this year’s Hall of Fame ballot, first baseman Jeff Bagwell, outfielder Tim Raines and closer Trevor Hoffman all would seem to have good chances to be voted in next year,...
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Two hits shy of 3,000, Ichiro faces Cardinals, Mike Leake

STLtoday.com (By Derrick Goold St. Louis Post-Dispatch) — MIAMI • The crowd is already gathering here at Marlins Park and that's just in the press box.
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BenFred: Cardinals starting Garcia on short rest comes with risk

STLtoday.com (By Ben Frederickson St. Louis Post-Dispatch) — The lefty with a lengthy history of arm issues has never started on three day's rest.
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Diaz, Holliday homer as Cards beat Marlins ace Fernandez

STLtoday.com (By Derrick Goold St. Louis Post-Dispatch) — Diaz also has a double, 3 RBI in 5-4 victory.
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Cards choose to go with Garcia for start Saturday

STLtoday.com (By Derrick Goold St. Louis Post-Dispatch) — MIAMI • With two long relievers available and already on the roster and a top prospect roaring toward the majors, the Cardinals settled on a pitcher for Saturday’s opening in the rotation.
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Wong earns an encore, will start after game-winning hit Wednesday

STLtoday.com (By Derrick Goold St. Louis Post-Dispatch) — Wacha faces Fernandez in first game of a four-day visit
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Cardinals stun Mets with ninth-inning rally

STLtoday.com (By Derrick Goold St. Louis Post-Dispatch) — Molina and Wong hit doubles to drive in key runs.
  • 2 days ago

BenFred: Mizzou's lack of leadership apparent in Wren Baker limbo

STLtoday.com (By Ben Frederickson St. Louis Post-Dispatch) — If there’s a crisis within the University of Missouri athletics department today, who’s in charge?
  • 2 days ago

Hype building for prospect Reyes and inevitable promotion

STLtoday.com (By Derrick Goold St. Louis Post-Dispatch) — NEW YORK • Back in 2014, when the Cardinals needed offensive help almost as much as this year’s team seeks late-inning relief, the excitement began to build for a young, talented player,...
  • 2 days ago

Series preview: Cardinals vs. Marlins, in Miami

STLtoday.com (By Rick Hummel St. Louis Post-Dispatch) — Scouting report • Miami second baseman Dee Gordon, the reigning National League batting average and stolen base champion, is eligible to come off the suspended list on Thursday. Gordon, who had...
  • 2 days ago

Ace Wainwright, back in Queens, looks to pitch Cards to series win

STLtoday.com (By Derrick Goold St. Louis Post-Dispatch) — Moss set to begin rehab assignment Thursday in Class AA.
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Cards have a split decision with Mets

STLtoday.com (By Derrick Goold St. Louis Post-Dispatch) — Gyorko homers in both games, but Colon mesmerizes Redbirds in the nightcap.
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Cardinals put Rosenthal on disabled list

STLtoday.com (By Derrick Goold St. Louis Post-Dispatch) — NEW YORK • During a conversation this past weekend about what the Cardinals could try next to help relocated closer Trevor Rosenthal recapture his consistency, the reliever himself made a...
  • 3 days ago

Ortiz: Big Ten is dropping the ball

STLtoday.com (Jose de Jesus Ortiz St. Louis Post-Dispatch) — On the same day Aroldis Chapman donned a Cubs uniform for the first time, Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany was also in Chicago, strolling down the low road of big-time athletics.
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Reyes pulled from Class AAA start to be available, if needed, for MLB debut

STLtoday.com (By Derrick Goold St. Louis Post-Dispatch) — Cardinals will need a starter Saturday and want top prospect available in case preferred option isn't available.
  • 3 days ago

After key homer in Game 1, Gyorko ascends to cleanup

STLtoday.com (By Derrick Goold St. Louis Post-Dispatch) — NEW YORK -- If the plan wasn't to start Jedd Gyorko in Game 2 already given his recent run of power, then he assured it with a home run in Game 1 Tuesday at Citi Field.
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Gyorko's blast drives Cardinals to a 3-0 lead

STLtoday.com (By Derrick Goold St. Louis Post-Dispatch) — Power-mad Syndergaard has six strikeouts, but Mets trail.
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Blog Articles

The Cardinals successful in another 1 run game because Final Boss!

Viva El Birdos (dr. howl) — Stone Buddha took one for the team tonight and closed it down again for his 7th save of the season while Aledmys Diaz hit his 14th home run. Michael Wacha was just good enough and the bullpen was...
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St. Louis Cardinals Prospect Report: Jake Woodford's career-best start, Brian Sanchez continues his tear through the DSL, and 1st rounders Delvin Perez and Dylan Carlson collect two hits apiece

Viva El Birdos (Cardinals645) — The farm was 3-3 as Memphis' game was postponed. Triple-A: Postponed A double header is scheduled for today to make up the missing game. Double-A:  Springfield 5 -- Tulsa 7 Nick...
  • 2 days ago

Cardinals should destroy the Marlins

Viva El Birdos (Craig Edwards) — A series preview If it feels like the Cardinals just played the Marlins, you are correct. In the first series after the All-Star Break, the Cardinals had a three-game series at homer against...
  • 2 days ago

Carlos Martinez is a top pitcher in baseball - A Hunt and Peck

Viva El Birdos (lil_scooter93) — Carlos Martinez has been great for the Cardinals We have treasured Carlos Martinez here at Viva el Birdos for quite some time. Heck, we even made a day for him. For the past two seasons, not...
  • 2 days ago

Comparing the repertoires of Carlos Martinez and Jose Fernandez

Viva El Birdos (Joe Schwarz) — Warning: This post contains borderline NSFW GIFs. Last night’s come-from-behind victory against Jeurys Familia and the Mets counts the exact same amount in the standings as the team’s...
  • 2 days ago

Cards news notes: Wil Myers, Mike Mayers, Alex Reyes

Viva El Birdos (Ben_Markham) — Yesterday's VEB Here's VEB's output for Wednesday, July 27th: Hey, What About Wil Myers? The Red Baron's take on trading for Wil Myers Taking one for the team :: Ben Godar on Mike Mayer's...
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Don't call it a comeback - A Recap from July 27, 2016

Viva El Birdos (lil_scooter93) — what. a. game. Scene: City Field. New York. Matt Adams had just flown out to left field and Jedd Gyorko worked a one out four-pitch walk and was pinch-ran for with Randal Grichuk. The ...
  • 2 days ago

The ethics of rooting for or against Aroldis Chapman

Viva El Birdos (John J. Fleming) — New Cubs acquisition Aroldis Chapman is a despicable miscreant, but it is difficult to define what rooting for or against him says about us not just as fans, but as people. Year Zero of my...
  • 3 days ago

Mike Mayers to make Major League debut tonight

Viva El Birdos (Craig Edwards) — Mayers called up from Memphis and Miguel Socolovich sent back down The move that had been expected since Tyler Lyons made himself unavailable by pitching magnificently in Friday’s extra...
  • 6 days ago

ESPNs Aaron Boone optimistic about the Cardinals

Viva El Birdos (Craig Edwards) — Former player and current ESPN broadcaster discusses where he sees the Cardinals going in the second half before tonight's Sunday Night Baseball game between the Cardinals and Dodgers Tonight’s...
  • 6 days ago

System Sundays: Some Notable Early Performances from the 2016 Draft

Viva El Birdos (the red baron) — With just enough time having passed since the 2016 draft that a handful of players have accumulated dangerously exciting tiny samples of performance, let's overreact to some, shall we? The 2016...
  • 6 days ago

Cardinals lose stinker - A Recap from July 23, 2016

Viva El Birdos (lil_scooter93) — A game in which everything stunk. Friday night's game ended in the early hours of Saturday morning in a heart-racing crescendo. After Matt Adams launched his game-winning home run deep into...
  • 6 days ago

Carlos Gonzalez is not an upgrade over Matt Holliday: A batted ball analysis

Viva El Birdos (Ben_Markham) — What Statcast data can tell us about the quality of each left-fielder's batted ball portfolio. Matt Holliday has long been an under-appreciated and underrated Cardinal. While I've only been a...
  • 7 days ago

Cardinals news and notes: Piscotty, Diaz, and the Dodgers

Viva El Birdos (John J. Fleming) — A look back at July 22 on Viva El Birdos. Last night, the Los Angeles Dodgers returned to Busch Stadium to face the St. Louis Cardinals . The two teams have a somewhat extensive postseason...
  • 7 days ago

[CENSORED]: Cardinals win on second straight walk off

Viva El Birdos (mister_manager) — Cards extend winning streak to five, walk-off streak to two, behind dingers from Jedd Gyorko and Matt Adams Well that was a lot of baseball, baseball fans. Punctuated by sweet, surprising...
  • 7 days ago

Cardinals vs. Dodgers Extra Inning Rally Thread

Viva El Birdos (lil_scooter93) — Viva el Birdooooos The Cardinals have rallied back several times already, but now they must do it once more. Will the rally thread boost our beloved Birdos to victory? due up: Aldemys Diaz ...
  • 7 days ago


Viva El Birdos (stlcardsfan4) — Adam Wainwright pitched good. Stephen Piscotty hit a game-tying homer and Aledmys Diaz finished the comeback off with a walk-off single. LIfe is good. Well that was awesome.  That may...
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Don’t pretend the Cardinals’ punishment for hacking is about deterrence or fairness

Viva El Birdos (Craig Edwards) — Those who want draft picks or signings taken away from the Cardinals due to the hacking scandal want to see the Cardinals humbled, and it makes no sense to pretend otherwise. A story that has...
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Carlos Martinez and water cups are inspiring the Cardinals to hit more homers - A Hunt and Peck

Viva El Birdos (lil_scooter93) — I have solved the mystery. In his article on 101Sports.com Thursday morning, Bernie Miklasz  discussed the Cardinals new-found (ish) home run hitting prowess : Between 2012 and 2015 the ...
  • 9 days ago
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St. Louis Cardinals Prospect Report: Austin Gomber's complete game, Johan Oviedo's solid start, and Bryce Denton's four-hit game

Viva El Birdos (Cardinals645) — This night featured some great offensive performances, as well as two complete game losses and some non-existent offensive performances. Triple-A: Memphis 10 -- El Paso 3 Charlie Tilson ,...
  • 9 days ago
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