Lifting the curtain on the 2016 regular season with a matchup between the Majors’ winningest teams over the last three years, the Pirates beat the Cardinals, 4-1, on Sunday afternoon at PNC Park.
As he opened his fifth Spring Training as Cardinals manager, Mike Matheny spoke of sprinkling in more competition, fostering fun and adjusting the workload of some as part of the team’s preparation for the season ahead.
Though Ruben Tejada will open the season on the 15-day disabled list, the results of an MRI taken of Tejada’s leg on Friday have the Cardinals hopeful the shortstop will be able to return to the field as soon as he is eligible.
There is no greater connection to Cardinals history than the man behind the microphone, Mike Shannon, who is about to being his 45th season calling games for the Cardinals’ radio network. His organizational ties go even further back than that, too, as Shannon spent nine seasons in a St. Louis uniform before becoming the voice […]
Stephen Piscotty homered twice, while Brandon Moss and Jeremy Hazelbaker also went deep as the Cardinals wrapped up Spring Training with a 9-1 victory over the Yankees on Thursday at George M. Steinbrenner Field.
The Cardinals’ plans to set their 25-man roster before departing for Pittsburgh on Thursday night became a bit more complicated after shortstop Ruben Tejada had to be pulled from the club’s spring finale with a left quad strain.
Mike Matheny summoned into his office 24-year-old Matt Bowman, a Rule 5 Draft pick who had spent the past several days unsure if each would be his last in the organization. Now, Matheny and general manager John Mozeliak could finally offer him a destination: St. Louis.
Jeremy Hazelbaker carried his suit into the visitors’ clubhouse at George M. Steinbrenner Field on Thursday unsure whether he’d be wearing it out or packing it back up. With that suit hanging in his locker, Hazelbaker went out and capped a standout spring with a three-run homer and a two-hit game in the Cardinals’ 9-1 […]
Following their historic success hitting with runners in scoring position, the Cardinals opened the 2014 season with few believing they could do it again. And, as it turned out, they couldn’t. The club posted a much more pedestrian .254 batting average a year after hitting .330 in such spots. The murmur has been much the […]
Michael Wacha’s final tuneup before the season opens was an effective and efficient one. The right-hander breezed through five shutout innings in the Cardinals’ 3-0 win over the Marlins on Wednesday at Roger Dean Stadium.
Sometimes the results don’t paint the complete picture, as Cardinals manager Mike Matheny can attest following the disappointing news he received Wednesday afternoon regarding Jordan Walden. Walden pitched another scoreless inning of relief in the Cardinals’ 3-0 win against the Marlins at Roger Dean Stadium. Upon reaching the dugout, however, Walden informed Matheny that he […]
Though open to the possibility that a new leadoff hitter could emerge in Spring Training, the Cardinals appear set to open the season with no change at all. The same player who has been the team’s primary leadoff man for the past three years is expected to see the first pitch of the 2016 season […]