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Holliday more aggressive in field

STLtoday.com There's one reason Matt Holliday can think of why his manager believes Holliday is playing a more aggressive brand of defense.
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Cards notes: Wainwright tests knee, readies for Sunday start

STLtoday.com Ace does not expect to miss a scheduled appearance after hyperextending his right knee during Tuesday's victory.
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Bernie: Mixed feelings about Pujols among Cards fans

STLtoday.com But our columnist had one reaction as he watched No. 5 hit home run No. 500: He raised a glass in honor of Albert's greatness.
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Bourjos, Robinson start in Matheny's mostly right lineup

STLtoday.com Against lefty Niese, Cardinals manager stacks his righties. Also: A brief update on Wainwright before clubhouse opens.
  • 19 hr 47 min ago

Cards give Lyons another start

STLtoday.com NEW YORK • Cardinals manager Mike Matheny criticized himself before Tuesday’s game for not applauding the performance of lefty Tyler Lyons more in his post-game comments the night before.
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Fornataro gets latest crack providing relief

STLtoday.com Righty's major-league debut Monday showed his modified approach and want the Cards are looking for from the bullpen.
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Wainwright says 'all is good' after injury abbreviates start

STLtoday.com Righty pitches seven shutout innings in 3-0 win against Mets, declares he's 'a more complete pitcher' than ever in his career.
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Albert Pujols hits 500th HR of major league career

STLtoday.com Former Cardinals slugger did it with a pair of shots off Washington Nationals right-hander Taylor Jordan
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Wainwright offers Cards offense a boost

STLtoday.com Jay moves up to sixth, ahead of Peralta. Wong returns.
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Pujols closing in on 500 home runs

STLtoday.com La Russa, McGwire and others sing the praises of the former Cardinals slugger who needs two homers to reach the milestone.
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Taveras 'day to day' after rolling left ankle

STLtoday.com Top prospect's first start of the season in center field for Class AAA Memphis ended in the seventh inning.
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Get half-off Cardinals tickets during the Earth Day Electronics Drive

STLtoday.com Goodwill and the St. Louis Cardinals host Earth Day Electronics Drive.
  • 2 days ago

Cards offense lacking in shutout loss to Mets

STLtoday.com NEW YORK • While the Cardinals skedaddled from the ballpark Sunday night to catch their train from Washington’s Union Station to New York City, the three-car charter didn’t have room for...
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As Wong tunes swing, Cards deploy 'known quantity'

STLtoday.com Veteran Ellis, signed as a complement for the rookie at second base, has returned from DL to an increase in starts.
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Matheny goes mostly right, no Wong vs. Mets

STLtoday.com Seeing good signs in rookie's swing but reverse splits in Mets starter Mejia's numbers, Matheny starts Ellis at second.
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Matheny on how Cardinals police 'hustle'

STLtoday.com WASHINGTON • As he adds years to his career at the helm, Cardinals manager Mike Matheny expects to someday confront the issue that Nationals manager Matt Williams did Saturday benching a...
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Bird Bytes: Where's the Cardinals' offense?

STLtoday.com Yes, it's early. But to this point the Cardinals haven't hit for power, put up a healthy onbase percentage, or hit well with runners in scoring position. Is it time for GM John Mozeliak to...
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Defense Initiative: Cards' gloves decide split vs. Nats

STLtoday.com Span's walk-off sacrifice fly in the ninth wins 3-2 for Nationals, but its two plays not made by Cards that mishandled a two-run lead.
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Blog Articles

Kolten Wong and his slump

Viva El Birdos (Craig Edwards) — The Cardinals recently benched Kolten Wong for three out of four games, including two against righthanded pitchers. Wong had not shown great signs of struggling prior to his benching, but if the...
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St. Louis Cardinals Daily Farm Report: Another Diaz homer while Gaviglio struggles, and Arturo Reyes excels

Viva El Birdos (Cardinals645) — Aledmys Diaz has hit for power and average so far in Springfield, but Sam Gaviglio has struggled in his first year at AA; Arturo Reyes had his second consecutive scoreless start. Memphis was off....
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Cardinals fall to Mets 3-2; Wacha wicked, wild in windy NY

Viva El Birdos (Aaron Finkel) — Michael Wacha lost his hat and the game, but he gave a glimpse of a beautiful future in tonight's exciting, frustrating, exhilirating, irritating tilt. There's the old saying about seeing...
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Is arbitration eligibility impacting the St. Louis Cardinals' decision to promote (or not) Oscar Taveras, Stephen Piscotty, or Randal Grichuk?

Viva El Birdos (Ben Humphrey) — The St. Louis Cardinals' bench is punchless. The Triple-A outfield is chock full of quality bats. Is arbitration eligibility one of the factors influencing the Cards' decision on whether to...
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Jon Jay is making the most of his early opportunities

Viva El Birdos (Joe Schwarz) — Jay has a swing "we've got to capitalize on," Mike Matheny. When the Cardinals traded David Freese (and Fernando Salas ) for Peter Bourjos (and Randal Grichuk ) in the offseason, most...
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Daily Farm Report: Sterling Starts From Gonzales and Petree Provide the Highlights for the Day

Viva El Birdos (ebo) — Runs were hard to come by for the Cardinals farmhands. The system went 1-3, but strong starts by Marco Gonzales and Nick Petree stood out. Oklahoma City 8 Memphis 3 Notables: Greg...
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2014 Draft Preview 14th Edition: Persons of Interest One

Viva El Birdos (the red baron) — Five scouting reports instead of usual three! Bonus content! Good morning, folks. I hope we won last night. Or, tonight, as the case may be, since I'm penning this (or at least starting it), on...
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4.22 RECAP: Waino is bueno, Cards topple Mets

Viva El Birdos (lil_scooter93) — The Cardinlas' offense was backed by solid pitching from Tyler Lyons yesterday, but were unable to get anything going against Mets starter Jenrry Mejia. Will they allow Waino to suffer the same...
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Hunt and Peck: Links of the Weekend

Viva El Birdos (lil_scooter93) — I just... can't. Since there are a lot of links, I shall keep it simple, by presenting a link that needs no further introduction. - Deadspin I cannot wait to see this: "He is a...
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How disappointing have the St. Louis Cardinals batters been so far this young season?

Viva El Birdos (Ben Humphrey) — The St. Louis offense has gotten off to a slow start this season. Which individual players have been the most disappointing? Jenrry Mejia , Scott Rice , Carlos Torres , and Kyle Farnsworth ...
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*Oscar Taveras and Peter Bourjos can never play together

Viva El Birdos (Cardinals645) — Reports from sources totally say so. Recent reports from team sources have sparked rumors that top prospect Oscar Taveras will not be joining the major league club as long as recently acquired...
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St. Louis Cardinals Daily Farm Report: Stephen Piscotty homers in support of Zach Petrick's first AAA start, and Alex Reyes makes progress on his control problems

Viva El Birdos (Cardinals645) — Zach Petrick was called up to fill in for the also-promoted Tyler Lyons, and Alex Reyes finally managed a K to BB ratio greater than 1.0. Memphis Beats Oklahoma City 7-4 Greg Garcia (2B), 1...
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Cardinals at Mets Recap 4/21: Cards lose to Mets 2-0 despite good start by Lyons

Viva El Birdos (santiagofish) — The main thing to remember is that baseball was played and no one got hurt. Tyler Lyons pitched a solid six innings in lieu of Joe Kelly , but Jenrry Mejia pitched his own very good 6 2/3...
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Q&A with Amazin' Avenue, Mets series preview: April 21-24

Viva El Birdos (Aaron Finkel) — The 11-8 Cardinals visit Citi Field to take on the 9-9 Mets. Steve Schreiber of Mets SBN site Amazin' Avenue tells us about the team he roots for as we open a 4 game set. Starters and Schedule...
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Jon Jay, Peter Bourjos and playing time in center field

Viva El Birdos (Craig Edwards) — The Cardinals came in to 2014 with two centerfielders vying for playing time. Peter Bourjos received most of the the starts early on, but Jon Jay has carved out more starts in the last ten games. ...
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The St. Louis Cardinals' pitching depth & the definition of 'replacement'

Viva El Birdos (Ben Humphrey) — Last season, the Cardinals' redefined "replacement" to be "average." A year ago, the St. Louis Cardinals started the season with the following starting rotation: Adam Wainwright Jaime...
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Cardinals @ Nationals Recap 4.20: Cardinals lose a game they deserved to lose

Viva El Birdos (WyoCardsFan) — Miller's command, Cardinals offense, Cardinals defense all shaky in a loss to the Washington Nationals. They settle for a series split. St. Louis Cardinals @ Washington Nationals Shelby...
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St. Louis Cardinals announce that Tyler Lyons will take the injured Joe Kelly's spot in the rotation

Viva El Birdos (Ben Humphrey) — The Cardinals have broken the glass and summoned their No. 6 starter from Memphis. Must Reads Tyler Lyons Profile fourstick As a part of the Viva El Birdos breakdown of the...
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Pitching to the shift against St. Louis Cardinals slugger Matt Adams

Viva El Birdos (Ben Humphrey) — Pitching Matt Adams away while employing an infield shift expecting him to pull the ball is not a contradictory use of tactics. I was listening to the latest episode of Bernie Miklasz and Derrick...
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Recap 4/19: Cardinals lead Nationals early, hold on to win 4-3

Viva El Birdos (stlcardsfan4) — Lance Lynn survives a lefty-heavy lineup to put in a perfectly decent outing. The Cardinals score four thanks to poor Nationals defense yet again. Lance Lynn's struggles against lefties have...
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