The St. Louis Cardinals are 12-12 as April turns into May. Their starting pitching and defense have been poor, while their offense has been better than advertised. Players expect everything to come together as the season matures.
Pitcher Chris Carpenter, catcher, third baseman and first baseman Joe Torre, center fielder Terry Moore and president and majority owner Sam Breadon were voted into the St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame on Friday and will be inducted Aug. 27.
The St. Louis Cardinals have gotten contributions from a host of unexpected sources this year, from the likes of Aledmys Diaz and Eric Fryer to Greg Garcia and Jeremy Hazelbaker. Players who weren’t wearing the Birds on the Bat at this point a year ago have made major contributions in the first three weeks of the season.
Matt Holliday homered and Randal Grichuk shined on defense to help Carlos Martinez earn his third victory of the season Wednesday in the St. Louis Cardinals’ 5-3 win over the Chicago Cubs at rainy Busch Stadium.
Stephen Piscotty began Wednesday in an 0-for-10 slump, but St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny believes the second-year outfielder will soon be back on track. He started that process by collecting two hits in a 5-3 win over the Chicago Cubs.
According to the diligent reporting of Daily News' writer Kate Feldman, the "alleged" slurs were captured by a crowd mic set up for ESPN's game broadcast. The N-word may have been used twice, according to a tweet from somebody Feldman embedded to her article.
John Lackey made a triumphant return to Busch Stadium on Monday, blanking his former teammates on four hits and striking out 11 in seven innings as the Chicago Cubs defeated the St. Louis Cardinals 5-0 at Busch Stadium.
Jason Heyward glowed when he talked about his one season with the St. Louis Cardinals, but his memories weren’t enough to keep him in the Gateway City. The rival Chicago Cubs were able to lure the Gold Glove right fielder to the Windy City for the next eight seasons.