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Diaz bats leadoff as Carpenter gets a breather

STLtoday.com (By Derrick Goold St. Louis Post-Dispatch) — Yadier Molina will start at first base with Mike Leake on the mound vs. Phillies.
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Pham starting rehab assignment in Class AAA Memphis

STLtoday.com (By Derrick Goold St. Louis Post-Dispatch) — Hampered by an oblique strain since opening day, the outfielder has reported to the Cardinals' affiliate.
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St. Louis connection derails Cardinals

STLtoday.com (By Rick Hummel St. Louis Post-Dispatch) — Howard's HR provides only run for Phillies. Bourjos' catch saves a run.
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Howard home run beats Wacha, Cardinals

STLtoday.com (By Derrick Goold St. Louis Post-Dispatch) — After Michael Wacha angled his way to nine strikeouts against Arizona last week, Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said his young starter had to bottle that start, lock-in the “muscle memory” of how...
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Cardinals notes: Monday's homer takes some of the pressure off Wong

STLtoday.com (By Derrick Goold St. Louis Post-Dispatch) — Monday’s long ball was his first extra-base hit.
  • 22 hr 43 min ago

Carpenter plays in 27th straight

STLtoday.com (By Rick Hummel St. Louis Post-Dispatch) — Moss also has appeared in every Cardinals game but will be on the bench at the start of Tuesday's match with Phils.
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Goold: Can Cardinals reach October by feasting on rebuilding teams?

STLtoday.com (By Derrick Goold St. Louis Post-Dispatch) — With so many rebuilding teams remaining on the schedule, the Cardinals can struggle against the elite, fatten up on lesser teams and ... have a winning record.
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Grichuk, Wong get some positive offensive results

STLtoday.com (By Stu Durando St. Louis Post-Dispatch) — Kolten Wong approached Randal Grichuk last season and challenged him to a little home run competition, all in fun mind you.
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Two Cubs-Pirates showdowns highlight this week's MLB Network schedule

STLtoday.com (By Dan Caesar St. Louis Post-Dispatch) — Los Angeles Dodgers to make three appearances.
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Wainwright does it again for Cardinals

STLtoday.com (By Rick Hummel St. Louis Post-Dispatch) — So, pitcher Adam Wainwright slugged the Cardinals to victory again Monday night.
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BenFred: Cardinals must keep finding ways to win at home

STLtoday.com (By Ben Frederickson St. Louis Post-Dispatch) — Mike Matheny serves as the Cardinals’ manager and eternal, unapologetic optimist. He’s also the bouncer, blocking negative thoughts from entering the clubhouse doors.
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Cardinals notes: Pham hopes to start rehab stint soon

STLtoday.com (By Rick Hummel St. Louis Post-Dispatch) — Strained side has kept outfielder out a month.
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Piscotty to make start in CF as Grichuk sits

STLtoday.com (By Rick Hummel St. Louis Post-Dispatch) — Wainwright seeks first home win in more than a year.
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BenFred: Winning teams make Cardinals look like also-rans

STLtoday.com (By Ben Frederickson St. Louis Post-Dispatch) — The most-discussed record among citizens of Cardinal Nation today: 1-8.
  • 2 days ago

Preview: Cardinals vs. Phillies

STLtoday.com (By Rick Hummel St. Louis Post-Dispatch) — Scouting report: Lafayette High and Missouri State product Ryan Howard probably is making his last regular-season appearance here for the Phillies, cause for celebration for Cardinals pitchers and...
  • 2 days ago

Cardinals notes: Peralta is ahead of schedule

STLtoday.com (By Rick Hummel St. Louis Post-Dispatch) — Injured shortstop could be playing in a month.
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Hochman: Scherzer feasts on local cuisine, Cards

STLtoday.com (By Benjamin Hochman St. Louis Post-Dispatch) — Scherzer shows why he’s one of the best.
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Scherzer shines as Nationals sweep Redbirds

STLtoday.com (By Rick Hummel St. Louis Post-Dispatch) — Cards drop to 1-8 against three of NL’s top teams.
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Martinez battles illness, distractions

STLtoday.com (By Ben Frederickson St. Louis Post-Dispatch) — In between the sniffs and the coughs caused by the bug he’d been battling for four days, Cardinals starter Carlos Martinez chose the direct approach when addressing his first loss of the season —...
  • 3 days ago

Unbeaten Martinez duels former Mizzou ace Scherzer

STLtoday.com (By Derrick Goold St. Louis Post-Dispatch) — The hometown kid with a Cy Young Award already on his resume attempts to pitch the Washington Nationals to a sweep of the Cardinals on Sunday afternoon.
  • 3 days ago
Blog Articles

Nationals @ Cardinals recap 5.1 - Cards suffer series sweep

Viva El Birdos (WyoCardsFan) — Pitcher's Duel falls apart for the Cardinals in the seventh. Washington Nationals @ St. Louis Cardinals Max Scherzer v. Carlos Martinez 1:15 p.m. CT  Busch Stadium - St. Louis,...
  • 3 days ago

Minor League Spotlight: Early Returns on Bader and Dejong

Viva El Birdos (the red baron) — Checking in on two of the Cardinals' more intriguing hitting prospects. In last year's Rule IV draft (i.e. the amateur draft, first-year player draft, or just The Draft, whatever you prefer to...
  • 3 days ago

4.30.16 Nationals @ Cardinals Recap: Cards Lose 6-1

Viva El Birdos (IHeartBoog) — The Cardinals outhit the Nationals 8-6 this afternoon, but couldn't ever get a rally going. With the win today, the Nationals got their first series win in St. Louis since May 2007. (Yes, you...
  • 4 days ago

Get used to the Cardinals with home run power

Viva El Birdos (Ben_Markham) — a refreshing change for the offense As I write this before Friday's game, the Cardinals sit in second place in the Majors with 33 home runs, tied with the Rockies and surpassed only by the ...
  • 4 days ago

Cardinals news and notes: Martinez, Piscotty, and the Nationals

Viva El Birdos (John J. Fleming) — What happened on April 29th on VEB? Only one way to find out (well, you could also just scroll through the articles on the front page, but this works too)! At Viva El Birdos, we pride ourselves...
  • 4 days ago

The Cardinals lost their eleventh game - A Recap from April 29, 2016

Viva El Birdos (lil_scooter93) — The Cardinals made Strasburg work, but not enough. Mike Leake pitched several good innings, but not enough. pregame On Friday the Birdos will square off against the Nationals in the first...
  • 4 days ago

The Cardinals should destroy the Nationals

Viva El Birdos (Craig Edwards) — A series preview I'll be honest, this is a pretty tough matchup for the Cardinals. The Nationals are throwing out Stephen Straburg, who is awesome to start the series and Max Scherzer, also...
  • 5 days ago

Are you the best fan in baseball (a flowchart) ? - A Hunt and Peck

Viva El Birdos (lil_scooter93) — A very stupid flowchart. The best fans in baseball has been discussed ad nauseam for the past few years. Some say the fans of a certain team represented by a crimson fowl hold this honored...
  • 5 days ago

St. Louis Cardinals Prospect Report: Weekend Wrapup

Viva El Birdos (ebo) — Catching you up on all the prospect action from this past weekend. We'll quickly rundown the system's games this weekend. Later this week we'll resume taking a look at the rosters at each...
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Cardinals should destroy the Cubs

Viva El Birdos (Craig Edwards) — A series preview The Cubs are supposedly an unstoppable force on their way to the division title. That was thought in the preseason after a 97-win campaign that saw young players step up along...
  • 16 days ago
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The Cardinals are scoring a bunch of runs - A Hunt and Peck

Viva El Birdos (lil_scooter93) — And the pressure is on... At On the Run corporate headquarters* located somewhere in the United States... A man sits at his desk. It is late, but the job cares not for the time and he has a...
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Documenting the slow start of Adam Wainwright

Viva El Birdos (Joe Schwarz) — How soon is too soon to panic about Adam Wainwright ? The red baron's conclusion?  "Too early. But maybe not a lot too early." While the red baron already looked at and subsequently...
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There's nothing wrong with booing Jason Heyward

Viva El Birdos (Alex Crisafulli) — Jason Heyward now plays for the Cubs so if you're the booing type feel free to let him have it. The Cardinals kick off a three-game series tonight at Busch Stadium against the first place ...
  • 16 days ago
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Cardinals news and notes: Waino, Adams, and the weekend

Viva El Birdos (John J. Fleming) — A look back at the weekend on VEB. Today, for the first time since last year's NLDS, the St. Louis Cardinals will face the Chicago Cubs . Which means that Jason Heyward will return to Busch...
  • 16 days ago
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Reds @ Cardinals recap 4.17 - Eric Fryer helps secure series win

Viva El Birdos (WyoCardsFan) — Wacha solid, Fryer has a good day offensively and defensively as Cards squeak out a series win against Cincinnati. Cincinnati Reds @ St. Louis Cardinals Jon Moscot v. Michael Wacha ...
  • 17 days ago
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How Soon is Too Soon to Panic About Adam Wainwright?

Viva El Birdos (the red baron) — Adam Wainwright, the Cardinals' supposed ace, has been the club's worst starter so far in 2016. How worried should we be? For something like nearly a decade now, Adam Wainwright has been a...
  • 17 days ago
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St. Louis Cardinals Prospect Report: Weekend Wrapup

Viva El Birdos (ebo) — Getting you caught up on 4 days worth of games. We'll quickly rundown the system's games this weekend and yesterday. Later this week we'll resume taking a look at the rosters at each level....
  • 22 days ago
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Mathenaging returns

Viva El Birdos (Ben_Markham) — Questioning Mike's decisions in Sunday's game Twice over the offseason I looked at the Cardinals bullpen, once noting that it has a chance to be the  best in team history because of the...
  • 22 days ago
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Opening Day highlights! - A Hunt and Peck

Viva El Birdos (lil_scooter93) — Some sights and sounds from Opening Day in St. Louis. Opening Day in St. Louis is always a special day. The Hall of Famers, the Clydesdales, it is just fun. And I always miss it. Every year. ...
  • 22 days ago
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Enjoying the present with Jeremy Hazelbaker and Aledmys Diaz

Viva El Birdos (Joe Schwarz) — The Cardinals (now 4-3) raked their way to  their fourth win in 11 Busch Stadium III home openers yesterday thanks to a stout offensive attack propelled by Jeremy Hazelbaker and Aledmys...
  • 22 days ago
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