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Cards lose poker game to Pirates

STLtoday.com Ike Davis hits a three-run homer as Choate stays in bullpen.
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Grichuk recalled, cast as power option vs. lefty

STLtoday.com Cards hoping third promotion is the spark for rookie outfielder. Also: Molina says he's set to catch tonight for Class AA.
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Cards bring Grichuk back to majors

STLtoday.com With Robinson's shoulder injury, club addresses opening on bench with righthanded power from Class AAA.
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Cards promote Lyons to protect bullpen

STLtoday.com Infielder Greg Garcia is sent down to Springfield.
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Patient Cards beat Pirates

STLtoday.com Lackey keeps Pittsburgh within reach until seventh-inning rally.
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Molina, Wacha head to Springfield

STLtoday.com Catcher could start rehab assignment as soon as Wednesday; starter will throw live batting practice to hitters at Class AA affiliate.
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Bird Bytes: Taveras, Polanco and patience

STLtoday.com The two most heralded outfield prospects in MLB have struggled as rookies to get their careers on track. But why should anyone be shocked? 
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Bernie: Masterson isn't right

STLtoday.com His alarming drop in velocity raises a question: Did the Cardinals acquire damaged goods from Cleveland? 
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Cards recall Lyons to increase pitching staff

STLtoday.com Lefty allowed 21 hits and 12 runs over his last two starts at Memphis. Infielder Garcia optioned to Triple-A Redbirds.
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Gordon: Pitching erosion undermines Cards

STLtoday.com More bad starts from Adam Wainwright and Justin Masterson raise concerns about the Cardinals' pitching.
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Shelby Miller has sinking feeling

STLtoday.com PHILADELPHIA • Shelby Miller had some success Saturday employing the sinkerball grip of newcomer Justin Masterson, pitching six effective innings as he trotted out what could be a new weapon for...
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Masterson's sinker doesn't have feeling

STLtoday.com Cards righthander has fourth sub-par game out of five in 7-1 loss.  
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Taveras shortens swing; results follow

STLtoday.com Cards notebook • Rookie is up to .238 after six-game hitting streak. 
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Masterson hopes to have that sinking feeling

STLtoday.com Cards' Miller used former Cleveland pitcher's grip to satisfaction on Saturday. 
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Cards regroup to beat Phillies in 12 innings

STLtoday.com Late lead slips away before Redbirds eke out win.
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La Russa sees D-backs as winning team next year

STLtoday.com New Arizona executive says he plans to be part of Cards' Opening Day ceremonies, though. 
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Wainwright calls outing 'pathetic, but says he isn't hurt

STLtoday.com Cards notebook • Righthander is walking more and striking out fewer. 
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Wainwright is perturbed, but not hurt

STLtoday.com Cards ace said he expects to get second wind soon. Miller seeks to bounce back tonight against Phils. 
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Blog Articles

Hunt and Peck: Links of the Weekend

Viva El Birdos (lil_scooter93) — How ghood has Jhonny Peralta been? Cardinals Shortstop HR Leaderboard | Create Infographics what else is going on in baseball... This past week , the "Homer at the Bat" Simpsons...
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Shelby Miller tinkers with a sinker as his fourseamer fades

Viva El Birdos (Ben Humphrey) — In the midst of a poor sophomore season, Shelby Miller has turned to a sinker and pitching to contact. Every year, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch offers readers must-read reporting in their...
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Can Xavier Scruggs help power the Cardinals down the stretch?

Viva El Birdos (Eric M. Johnson) — As Joe eluded to a few days ago , Xavier Scruggs is literally crushing PCL pitching the last couple of months. Can he be any kind of spark for the Cardinal offense come September? Coming into...
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St. Louis Cardinals Prospects Report: Zach Petrick dominates as Memphis shuts out Fresno

Viva El Birdos (Cardinals645) — Memphis beat Fresno 1 - 0 Thomas Pham (CF), 0 for 3, BB Randal Grichuk (LF), 0 for 4, 3 Ks Mike O'Neill came in as a defensive substitute for Grichuk. Stephen Piscotty (RF),...
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Cardinals at Pirates Recap: Cards' three-run seventh inning enough for the win

Viva El Birdos (santiagofish) — Cards beat the Bucs with one good inning from the offense and seven from John Lackey. Le Recap Sans Wi-fi The first six innings of tonight's game were ruled by double plays, Cardinal...
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Cardinals at Pirates Series Preview August 25-27

Viva El Birdos (Aaron Finkel) — The 70-59 Cardinals head to Pittsburgh to play three against the 67-63 Pirates. Schedule John Lackey will face Francisco Liriano tonight at 6:05 central. Lance Lynn and Gerrit...
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Kolten Wong's rocky rookie year

Viva El Birdos (Craig Edwards) — Kolten Wong has had his share of ups and down in his rookie season. His overall numbers might not be as good as he had hoped entering the season, but this season has shown promise as he heads into...
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From prospect lists to the majors

Viva El Birdos (Ben Humphrey) — The move from the minors to the majors is now harder than ever. The hardest thing to do in sport is to hit a round ball with a round bat. More difficult still is to do so at the major-league...
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St. Louis Cardinals Prospect Report: Gonzales, Reyes toss stellar starts, Pham, Scruggs crush baseballs with impunity

Viva El Birdos (Eric M. Johnson) — Affiliates go 2-4 on the day. Memphis 8 Fresno 0 Notables: Tommy Pham (CF): 2-4, 2 R, 2B, HR, RBI, BB Randal Grichuk (LF): 0-5, 3 K Stephen Piscotty (RF): 1-4, RBI, K Xavier...
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Cardinals @ Phillies recap 8.24- Cards drop rubber game

Viva El Birdos (WyoCardsFan) — Lefty-heavy Phils lineup jumps on Masterson; Cards' offense can't keep up I'm trying a slightly different approach to the recap for today. Justin Masterson took the rubber for the Cards today....
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Cardinals Pennant Race History: Almost over in 2011

Viva El Birdos (Craig Edwards) — On August 24, 2011, the Cardinals' season appeared to be over. They would play out the string, but would fail to reach the playoffs in consecutive years. Instead they came back. On August 24,...
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8.23.14 Recap: Cards Beat Phillies in 12

Viva El Birdos (IHeartBoog) — After blowing a 5-2 lead in the 8th inning, the Cardinals came back for one extremely manufactured run in the 12th to win the game. Tonight in the City of Brotherly Love The Phillies were...
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St. Louis Cardinals Prospect Report: Strong Starts Propel The System To A (Sorta) Undefeated Day

Viva El Birdos (ebo) — The system goes 7-1 on the night. Memphis 4 - Sacramento 1 Notables: Tommy Pham (CF): 1-4, R, 2B, K Randal Grichuk (DH): 0-2, RBI, BB, K, SB (8) Stephen Piscotty (RF): 1-4, R, K...
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The second half travails of Adam Wainwright

Viva El Birdos (Eric M. Johnson) — Uncle Charlie looked like the second coming of Bob Gibson for the first three months of the season but has really struggled of late. Can most of his struggles be explained by one graph? This...
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Cardinals Score Early, But Then Lose Charge And Fall To Phillies On Friday Night

Viva El Birdos (dr. howl) — The Cardinals did their scoring early on but could not add on to their score as the Phils were able to get to staff ace Adam Wainwright just enough to defeat the Redbirds Phillies &dh=0"...
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Hunt and Peck: Links of the Week

Viva El Birdos (lil_scooter93) — Why the Ice Bucket Challenge is important. According to the  ALS website , "amyotrophic l ateral s clerosis (ALS) is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the...
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Series Preview: Cardinals at Phillies, August 22-24

Viva El Birdos (santiagofish) — The streaking Cardinals roll into Philadelphia for a three-game series versus the sad-sack, $175-million-dollar-payroll Phillies. Tonight the Cardinals play the first of six games in The...
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Q&A with St. Louis Cardinals 2B prospect Malik Collymore

Viva El Birdos (Joe Schwarz) — If you haven't been keeping an eye on Collymore already, it might be a good idea to do so. With the team's 10th round pick of the 2013 MLB Draft, the St. Louis Cardinals selected Malik...
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Viva El Birdos Podcast: Episode 1

Viva El Birdos (Ben Humphrey) — This is happening. For quite some time, Viva El Birdos writers and community members have brought up starting a Viva El Birdos Podcast. Today, thanks in large part to the hard work of Aaron...
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Viva! A fundraising & El Gallo t-shirt update.

Viva El Birdos (Aaron Finkel) — Spoiler: It's going great. I have lots of marvelous things to report about the fundraising progress, but I know a bunch of you are wondering about when you're going to have your shirts, so let's...
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