12-9-13: After losing to the Boston Red Sox in the World Series last year the St. Louis Cardinals have begun to dismantle a few of their veterans from the roster. Both Carlos Beltran and third baseman David Freese have both gone to other teams. Johnny Peralta is the Cardinals newly acquired shortstop. Peralta and the Cardinals agreed on a four-year deal with $53 million. John Axford, a member of the Cardinals bullpen is being highly coveted by the Cubs Orioles and Mariners this off-season. Axford appeared and 75 games last year and recorded 19 holds. The Cardinals won a major-league best 97 games last season including a small six-game winning streak to finish off the regular season. As long as yadier Molina is catching for the Cardinals expect them to be in the race in any circumstance.
10-29-13: The Cardinals were not able to leave St. Louis with an advantage in the World Series and now must win back to back games in Fenway Park to win a ring. St. Louis Fans can rest easy knowing that NLCS MVP Michael Wacha is taking the mound in Game 6 to stave off elimination for the Cardinals for at least one more game. This postseason Wacha has been amazing, winning all four of his starts and only allowing three runs total over those starts. The way this World Series has gone between a walk-off interference call and a walk-off pick-off there is no way its not going to a deciding winner take all Game 7.
10-28-13: After one of the most bizarre ways to end Game 3 World Series with the umpires ruling that 3B Will Middlebrooks interfered with the baserunner and awarded St. Louis the game winning run Game 4 was just as crazy of an ending. With the Cardinals down 4-2 they had a runner on first and their best hitter Carlos Beltran at the plate with a chance to tie, but Koji Uehara had other plans. Uehara picked off Kolten Wong to end the game, the first postseason game ever to be won on a pick off. Game 5 is slated to begin tonight between Adam Wainwright and Jon Lester in a game that could decide the World Series as the two teams head to Boston to close out the series and the one up 3-2 will have a clear advantage.
10-25-13: The Cardinals were able to redeem themselves in Game 2 of the World Series coming out of Fenway with a 4-2 victory to even the series at one game apiece. Michael Wacha has been nothing short of unbelievable this postseason going 4-0 in only his first season in the majors. Carlos Beltran has been waiting 16 years to get his first taste of the World Series and has not disappointed, battling through the pain of severely bruised ribs to play he was able to deliver two hits and the all important insurance run in the 7th to ice the game.
10-24-13: For the St. Louis Cardinals Game 1 of the World Series was very out of the ordinary for them as they committed three errors for only the second time all season as they lost 8-1 in Boston Wednesday night. The problems for St. Louis started in the 1st inning when they failed to turn a double play that would have ended the inning and led to the Red Sox scoring three runs in the bottom of the first and continued as they weren’t able to play the type of baseball that got them to this point. The Cards will send out NLCS MVP Michael Wacha to steal Game 2.
10-21-13: The St. Louis Cardinals blew out the Los Angeles Dodgers 9-0 in Game 6 of the National League Championship Series to win the series 4-2 and advance to the World Series. The Cardinals were able to score seven runs off National League CY Young front runner Clayton Kershaw in just four innings. St. Louis rookie Michael Wacha pitched seven shutout innings, giving him 13.2 innings without allowing a run in the series. Five Cardinals had multiple hits in the series clinching game. St. Louis hope the offense and pitching can keep up that level of play when they play the Boston Red Sox in the World Series.
10-17-13: The Cardinals had hoped to close out the National League Championship Series last night but the Los Angeles Dodgers had other plans as they got on the scoreboard early and never looked back en route to a 6-4 victory as the series heads to St. Louis. Zack Greinke pitched a 7 inning gem surrendering only two runs in his outing as he was able to stave off elimination for at least one more game as Clayton Kershaw takes the mound in his attempt to do the same Friday night.
10-16-13: St. Louis took a commanding 3-1 lead in the NLCS with their 4-2 win on Tuesday night. The Cards scored three runs in the 3rd inning and never looked back. Matt Holliday had the big hit, a 2-run home run in the inning. Matt Carpenter added an RBI in the inning. In the 7th Shane Robinson gave the Cards some insurance with a solo homer. Ricky Nolasco started for the Dodgers but was not on his game. He lasted just 4 innings, allowing three runs on three hits while striking out four. The Cardinals look to punch their World Series tickets on Wednesday night in LA when Joe Kelly takes the hill against Zack Greinke.
10-14-13: After beating the Pittsburgh Pirates The St. Louis Cardinals are exactly where they want to be up 2 games to none in the NLCS as the make the trip out to LA for game 3 tonight. The Cardinals owe their two wins to their pitching staff who haven’t surrendered a run since the third inning of Game 1, 19 innings in total.The ace of St. Louis staff, Adam Wainwright will be looking to take a commanding 3-0 lead in the NLCS tonight as they inch closer to that National League Pennant. If they win game 3, Lance Lynn will be taking the hill trying to complete the sweep against the Dodgers in game 4.
10-8-13: After a masterful start from rookie Michael Wacha in Game 4 of the National League Divisional Series, the St. Louis Cardinals forced a Game 5 against the Pittsburgh Pirates Wednesday night at Busch Stadium. The Cardinals will put Adam Wainwright on the mound for Game 5, following his win in Game 1, throwing seven innings, allowing only one run and striking out nine.
10-1-13: St. Louis Cardinals have clinched the best record in baseball along with the Central division title. They wait the winner of the wildcard game between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Cincinnati Reds. All Star catcher Yadier Molina had a great year batting .319 with12 homeruns and 80 RBIs. As a team the Cardinals ranked in the top five in run scored batting average and on-base percentage. The Cardinals finished the regular season on a six game winning streak sweeping both the nationals and the Chicago Cubs. Heading into the playoffs they have won eight of their last nine games.
8/21/13 - The St. Louis Cardinals remain strong in the hunt with a record of 72 – 53. They are only two games behind the Pittsburgh Pirates for the Central division lead. Currently along with the Cincinnati Reds the Cardinals are in the lead for the National League wildcard position. Last night the Cardinals fell to the Milwaukee Brewers by score of 6 to 3. Yadier Molina collected two more hits and is batting .336 on the year Including a two run homer in the fourth inning. After leaving Milwaukee the Cardinals will fly back home to face the red-hot Atlanta Braves and what should be a good series over the weekend.
8/6/13 - The St. Louis Cardinals are in second place and have scored a division best 551 runs this season. This week they will host the Los Angeles Dodgers in St. Louis.
7/31/13 - The Cardinals have sent left-handed reliever Marc Rzepczynski to the Cleveland Indians in exchange for a minor league infielder.
7/19/13 - The St. Louis Cardinals are in first place of the NL Central division with a record of 57-36. Last year they lost to the SF Giants in the NLCS and they seem poised to make another playoff push this season. The Cardinals are fending off the second place Pirates by one game for the division lead. After the conclusion of the all-star break the Cards will face the San Diego Padres. All-star Catcher Yadier Molina is tearing the cover off of the ball batting .341, tops on the team. The Cardinals have scored the 3rd most runs in baseball with 462.
7/7/13 - The St. Louis Cardinals will be sending five players to the All-Star game in Citi Field this year. Catcher Yadier Molina and outfielder Carlos Beltran were voted in by the fans and will start for the National League. This is the 5th ASG appearance for Molina and the 8th for Beltran. RHP Adam Wainwright, 2B Matt Carpenter, and 1B Allen Craig were all named reserves.
6/12/13 - The St. Louis Cardinals Have continued success since the departure of Albert Pujols and currently has the best record in baseball. Led by catcher Yadier Molina the Cardinals will take on the New York Mets this week In New York. Veteran right fielder Carlos Beltran Is batting .305 with 14 home runs and 42 RBIs. Last year the Cardinals reached the NLCS Before losing to the San Francisco Giants. The Cardinals lead the Cincinnati Reds by 3.5 games for the division lead.