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Series preview: Cardinals vs. Pirates

STLtoday.com (rhummel@post-dispatch.com) — At Busch Stadium.
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Cardinals awaiting happy returns

STLtoday.com (dgoold@post-dispatch.com) — Host of regulars prepare to escape from disabled list.
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Tired bullpen isn’t necessarily a bad thing

STLtoday.com (dgoold@post-dispatch.com) — Cards notes • Setup men have helped pave way for many wins.
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Grateful Eight: Reyes headlines Cards' prospects headed 'finishing school'

STLtoday.com (dgoold@post-dispatch.com) — Power righthander and Cuban shortstop Diaz are part of an intriguing group headed to invite-only Arizona Fall League for Cardinals.
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Report: Taguchi would like to manage — in America

STLtoday.com (dgoold@post-dispatch.com) — After meeting with former Cards manager La Russa, one-time outfielder tells Kyodo News of his aspirations.
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Cards conserve innings, scratch Wacha from start

STLtoday.com (dgoold@post-dispatch.com) — Cardinals starter Michael Wacha had showered, dressed and left the clubhouse quicker than usual Tuesday because he wanted to get home the night before a start.
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Cards fall to Nats in series finale

STLtoday.com (dgoold@post-dispatch.com) — Zimmerman hits pair of homers, RBI double for Nationals.
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Moss stays hot with long HR

STLtoday.com (doneill@post-dispatch.com) — Blast is the longest by a lefthanded hitter at the current Busch Stadium.
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Lyons, not Wacha, to start against Scherzer

STLtoday.com (bfrederickson@post-dispatch.com) — Matheny gives scheduled starter extra rest. Lefty is recalled from Memphis with Greenwood and Socolovich.
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Scherzer hopes to break spell against Cards

STLtoday.com (doneill@post-dispatch.com) — Parkway Central product is 1-4 in last seven starts as Nationals try to salvage last game of three-game series
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Gordon: Cards poised to win numbers game

STLtoday.com (jeffgordon@post-dispatch.com) — The Cardinals expanded their roster Tuesday and a lot more help is on the way. Mike Matheny will have fun managing this team in September.
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BenFred: Moss beginning to sway doubters

STLtoday.com (bfrederickson@post-dispatch.com) — Local hand-wringing over the trade that cost the Cards a pitching prospect has given way to applause.
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Villanueva an unsung hero again

STLtoday.com (rhummel@post-dispatch.com) — Reliever holds the fort as Cards again perform their late-inning magic at home.
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Holliday is hitting but still on hold

STLtoday.com (rhummel@post-dispatch.com) — Despite progress, no return date is set.
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Cards win on show of power

STLtoday.com (rhummel@post-dispatch.com) — Moss' three-run home run caps winning rally in ninth.
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Strauss: Matheny overdue for some credit

STLtoday.com (jstrauss@post-dispatch.com) — At some point people will realize his numbers aren't the result of luck.
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Scherzer makes a rare homecoming to Busch

STLtoday.com (ttimmermann@post-dispatch.com) — Parkway Central grad will take the mound for just the second time here.
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Kansas City Royals hit by chickenpox

STLtoday.com KANSAS CITY, Mo. • Kansas City Royals All-Star pitcher Kelvin Herrera and right fielder Alex Rios have been diagnosed with chickenpox, raising concerns that others on the AL Central-leading...
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Cardinals call up Gonzales, Harris, Stanley

STLtoday.com Lefthander Marco Gonzales has been hit hard at Memphis but starts tonight vs. Nationals.
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Goold: As September arrives, baseball needs a 'Healthy Scratch'

STLtoday.com (dgoold@post-dispatch.com) — The call-ups are coming, and for a game increasingly influenced by close games and bullpen force expanded rosters could tilt races. Here's a solution.
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Blog Articles

Alex Reyes highlights Cardinals' delegation to the Arizona Fall League

Viva El Birdos (John Nagel) — The 2015 Arizona Fall league rosters were announced earlier this week and the St. Louis Cardinals are sending eight prospects to the prestigious fall league. The Arizona Fall League kicks off in...
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How badly must the St. Louis Cardinals play down the stretch for the Pittsburgh Pirates to catch them?

Viva El Birdos (Ben Humphrey) — The first-place St. Louis Cardinals lost to the Washington Nationals on Wednesday night. The Pittsburgh PIrates, who are in second place, lost in Milwaukee. As a result, the National League...
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A Game Of Solo Home Runs and Singles: Game Recap 9.2.15

Viva El Birdos (dr. howl) — There were 4 solo home runs and 17 singles and only 7 runs and the Cardinals lost 4-3 to the Nationals somehow Michael Wacha was given the day off today, so that he can be ready for the...
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Yadier Molina and the technique he uses to "steal" outside strikes

Viva El Birdos (Joe Schwarz) — Much can be said about the defense of Yadier Molina . Despite being 33 years of age and well into his twelfth major league season (think about the math there for a second), Molina remains one of...
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St. Louis Cardinals Prospect Report: Jon Jay homers in rehab; Mason Katz homers as well; Ronnie Williams Ks 7 in 5 frames

Viva El Birdos (Cardinals645) — The farm was 4-2 on the night, with Palm Beach and Johnson City losing their games by just a run each. Yesterday's Scores Memphis won 6-3 behind a trio of homers. Jon Jay lead off in the...
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About That Holliday Option....

Viva El Birdos (the red baron) — Matt Holliday, having served as the centerpiece of the Cardinal offense for the past half-decade, is nearing the end of his contract. There's one little detail about that, however. Okay, first...
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Cardinals v Nationals: MOSS OFF

Viva El Birdos (The Continental) — Stunning display of Mathenaging overcomes similar display of Williamsaging. Ordinarily I'd have some blurb about tonight's starting pitchers up here, along with some random numbers from...
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St. Louis Cardinals Prospect Report: Jon Jay Collects 2 Hits for Memphis; Jonathan Rodriguez Homers for Springfield; Luke Voit Goes Deep For The Palm Beach Cards; Matt Pearce Tosses 6 Shutout Innings

Viva El Birdos (ebo) — Three strong pitching performances, a few long balls, and Jon Jay's rehab highlighted the day for the system. With the Dominican Summer League wrapping up, and the playoff loss by the Cards...
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How does Stephen Piscotty's hot start compare to his minor league career?

Viva El Birdos (John Nagel) — Stephen Piscotty may be the hottest member of the St. Louis Cardinals and he is just 140 plate appearances into his major league career. The Cardinals took their time promoting their...
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Cardinals have the most productive young players in MLB

Viva El Birdos (Craig Edwards) — The Cardinals' success this season is due in no small part to a group of very talented and extremely productive young players. Heading into the season, the St. Louis Cardinals were viewed as a...
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2015.08.31 Cardinals vs. Nationals Recap: Wild game ends with Cardinal victory

Viva El Birdos (lil_scooter93) — And Jason Heyward was right in the middle of it. pre game nationals lineup: Jayson Werth 7 Anthony Rendon 4 Bryce Harper 9 Ryan Zimmerman 3 Yunel Escobar 5 ...
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Weekend DFR: Charlie Tilson triple threat, Alex Reyes and Jack Flaherty have better days.

Viva El Birdos (Pretty_ugly) — Alex Reyes and Jack Flaherty rebound. Marco Gonzales pitched. 2015 draftees Harrison Bader and Chris Chinea power up. Quite a few starters don't make it out of the 1st inning. Who doesn't feel...
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A look at current Cardinals and former little league heroes - A Hunt and Peck

Viva El Birdos (lil_scooter93) — The Little League World Series ended yesterday. Yesterday was the thrilling championship round of the Little League World Series .  Pennsylvania was defeated by Japan in an offense-packed...
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Trevor Rosenthal and family values

Viva El Birdos (Ben Humphrey) — St. Louis Cardinals closer Trevor Rosenthal missed the club's series against the San Francisco Giants over the weekend in order to be present for the birth of his daughter. By doing so,...
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St. Louis Cardinals podcast: Peter Bourjos and the outfield picture; Carlos Martinez's workload and the postseason; September call-ups

Viva El Birdos (Ben Humphrey) — VEB and Beyond the Box Score writer Nick Lampe joined editor-in-chief Ben Humphrey on the Viva El Birdos podcast to discuss St. Louis Cardinals baseball. The pair recorded the episode early...
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Cardinals @ Giants 8.30 recap - Byrd's Birthday Bash spoiled by Cards bats

Viva El Birdos (WyoCardsFan) — Meat of Giants' order has a big day, but not quite big enough. Cards get offensive contributions from lineup top to bottom. St. Louis Cardinals @ San Francisco Giants Jaime Garcia (6-4,...
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So....Randy Flores, Huh?

Viva El Birdos (the red baron) — The Cardinals have found their new scouting director to replace the departed and disgraced Chris Correa. It is a name very, very few people would have predicted going in to this process. Okay,...
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8.29.15 Cardinals @ Giants Recap: Cards win 6-0

Viva El Birdos (IHeartBoog) — A huge fifth inning, started by a Brandon Moss triple (that is not a typo), fuels the Redbirds to their sixth win in seven games. Cardinals trying for a big lead we hope Though they're...
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Where is Peter Bourjos?

Viva El Birdos (Nick Lampe) — Despite injuries to the Cardinals' top two center fielders, Peter Bourjos has not been able to get consistent playing time in 2015. Is there any plausible explanation for the way he has been...
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2015.08.28 Cardinals at Giants Recap: Cards drop game one

Viva El Birdos (lil_scooter93) — and here is how it happened pre game cardinals lineup: Matt Carpenter 5 Thomas Pham 8 Jhonny Peralta 6 Yadier Molina 2 Kolten Wong 4 Stephen Piscotty 9 ...
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