Though pitcher Alex Reyes signed with the St. Louis Cardinals as a teen in 2012 and his MLB debut was in 2016, the right-hander has never pitched in a post-season game at the game’s highest level. That will change in 2020, perhaps as his team’s closer.
The St. Louis Cardinals went 4-4 in the final week of the regular season and clinched the number five seed in the NL Wild Card Series against San Diego. Austin Gomber pitched well in two important starts and Harrison Bader paced the sputtering offense. In our history feature, we look back at the 1934 World Series, won by the famous Gashouse Gang.
There does not seem to be a lot of intrigue involved in predicting which 28 St. Louis Cardinals players will be active in the Wild Card Round. Still, there are some decisions to be made.
The St. Louis Cardinals clinched the number five seed in the National League Wild Card Series with a 5-2 home win over Milwaukee on Sunday, avoiding a Monday doubleheader in Detroit. Center fielder Harrison Bader homered and tripled, drove in two and scored twice.
St. Louis Cardinals right-handed pitcher Dakota Hudson will undergo Tommy John surgery, disclosed President of Baseball Operations John Mozeliak on Sunday.
Another poor offensive showing vs. Milwaukee meant the St. Louis Cardinals were unable to clinch a postseason berth on Saturday evening. Adam Wainwright’s quality start was not enough to overcome just two hits by the offense, which did not advance a runner as far as second base. The Cardinals have another chance on Sunday to avoid a make-up doubleheader in Detroit on Monday.
After a dismal offensive showing in Game 1 of Friday’s twinbill vs. Milwaukee, the St. Louis Cardinals pitched and hit well in Game 2 for a decisive win and split. Daniel Ponce de Leon pitched no-hit ball into the sixth inning.
St. Louis Cardinals right-handed relief pitcher John Gant has been trying to avoid going onto the injured list, but his ongoing groin problem caused him to leave Friday’s Game 1. The right-hander was placed on the 10-day IL between games, replaced by Nabil Crismatt.
St. Louis Cardinals star Yadier Molina moves up from 12th to fourth in all-time hits when sorting out hits accrued playing elsewhere in the field from results as a catcher only – but still has 22 to go to reach 2000.
The St. Louis Cardinals took the opener of their five-game set against the Milwaukee Brewers at Busch Stadium. Kwang-Hyun Kim and Dylan Carlson starred and Yadier Molina reached a very significant career milestone Thursday evening.
The St. Louis Cardinals managed to go just one day without a pitcher on either the 10-day injured list or the COVID-related IL. That changed on Thursday as Carlos Martinez may be out for the year, with Johan Oviedo rejoining the active roster.
The St. Louis Cardinals control their destiny and may not have to play a make-up doubleheader on Monday in Detroit, but unless they are perfect against Milwaukee this weekend, they are going to need help.
Reviewing eight St. Louis Cardinals draft selections after round 20 since 2009 who made the big leagues. Prior headliners include Trevor Rosenthal, Matt Adams and Luke Voit, with Kodi Whitley the most recent.
The St. Louis Cardinals absorbed a 12-3 pounding at Kauffman Stadium on Wednesday in the decisive third game of their series with the Kansas City Royals. Starter Carlos Martinez’ struggles continued before he suffered a back injury.
A breakout performance by Dylan Carlson and six strong frames by starter Austin Gomber led the St. Louis Cardinals over the Kansas City Royals, 5-0, on Tuesday evening at Kauffman Stadium.
The St. Louis Cardinals finally welcomed back their final COVID-related injured list member, reliever Kodi Whitley, but also lost a member of their starting rotation for the season, Dakota Hudson. Junior Fernandez was optioned out.
Early missed opportunities on offense resulted in the St. Louis Cardinals’ 4-1 defeat to the Kansas City Royals on Monday night. Adam Wainwright struggled in the sixth inning and the Cardinals offensive shortfall continued.
On Monday, the St. Louis Cardinals activated right fielder Dexter Fowler and closer Giovanny Gallegos. Optioned out are outfielder Justin Williams and reliever Nabil Crismatt. Reliever Roel Ramirez was designated for assignment.
The St. Louis Cardinals played 10 games on the road in the last seven days, going 6-4. In the process, they have maintained their slim hold on a playoff berth. Daniel Ponce de Leon returned from the alternate camp to make two important starts, the last on short rest. Our history feature recalls the last World Series to be played in one site, the 1944 set played at St. Louis’ Sportsman’s Park.
An old-fashioned pitching duel broke out in the series finale at PNC Park on Sunday and when the dust cleared, the St. Louis Cardinals had edged the home Pittsburgh Pirates, 2-1. Yadier Molina’s two-run home run supplied the offense.
In addition to taking four of five games from the Pittsburgh Pirates over the weekend, the St. Louis Cardinals also left some spending power behind and came away with another left-handed pitcher for their farm system.
Became a Cardinal: Acquired from the Pittsburgh Pirates for international bonus pool capacity on September 20, 2020.
A little-understood ramification of the recent agreement between Major League Baseball and the Players Association to prepare for the 2020 post-season has closed alternate camps. In the process, dozens of players across the game are being sent home for the off-season, including a group of St. Louis Cardinals prospects.
The St. Louis Cardinals took their third of four of the five-game series at the Pittsburgh Pirates with an unusual win on Saturday night. St. Louis was no-hit for six innings, but set up by two walks and two hit batters, the Cardinals scored five runs in the seventh for the comeback win. Tyler O’Neill had the first hit and first RBIs.
Most St. Louis Cardinals fans realize that the team dodged a bad contract when Albert Pujols left them for the Los Angeles Angels. But there is another reason beyond money why the move was better for him.
The St. Louis Cardinals continued with the five-game series at the Pittsburgh Pirates with a twin bill on Friday night. St. Louis needed wins after the tough loss to the last place Pirates on Thursday. The need was met with a sweep.
Prior to Friday’s doubleheader in Pittsburgh, St. Louis Cardinals president of baseball operations John Mozeliak addressed the media via Zoom. His initial objective was to outline staff reductions that “started a few days ago” in both the team business and baseball operations functions.