Kolten Wong has been the St. Louis Cardinals opening-day second baseman the last three years, and the team has invested in his potential with a five-year guaranteed contract. The only thing keeping Wong from his potential, manager Mike Matheny says, is his confidence.
St. Louis Cardinals rookie shortstop Aledmys Diaz extended his on-base streak to 24 games and drove home the winning run to complete a 6-5 come-from-behind win over the San Diego Padres. The Cardinals won all four games of the series and five of seven since the All-Star break.
St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Stephen Piscotty hit a 402-foot home run barely beyond the reach of San Diego Padres center fielder Travis Jankowski to help his team out of a four-run eighth inning hole. The comeback was completed in the ninth inning.
First-year St. Louis Cardinal Jedd Gyorko said after smacking three home runs in a doubleheader sweep of the San Diego Padres Wednesday that no single player can replace what’s lost with the injury infielder Matt Carpenter.
A Busch Stadium throng waited through an oddly dry 92-minute rain delay Tuesday night before the plug was officially pulled from the scheduled game between the St. Louis Cardinals and visiting San Diego Padres.
Chris Correa, the Cardinals’ former scouting director, hacked into a database repository of the Astros’ scouting secrets in 2013. He viewed 118 pages of confidential information, including player evaluations, trade notes, and some of their preliminary thoughts about the upcoming 2014 draft.