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Ten hottest MLB hitters right now

Let’s take a look at ten hitters that are currently in red-hot form. 10. Jhonny Peralta, Cardinals On pace to exceed all his yearly averages, Peralta has taken advantage of the second chance granted to him when he signed with the Cards this offseason following a 50-game suspension in 2013 for PED involvement. Two of his three homers this month have come over the past seven...
Via The Sports Daily
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Jon Jay Is Carrying The Cardinals On His Back

Jon Jay, man. Dude was left for dead on the Cardinals roster this spring. With the addition of Peter Bourjos and the ascendance of Oscar Taveras – there just wasn’t going to be much PT for our friend. As they push down the homestretch, the Cardinals have moved to 12 games over .500 and nights like last night are a big reason for this mini-surge. 3-4. 2 runs. 1 RBI. And a stint...
Via Cardinals Diaspora
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Alex Mejia leads Springfield to victory; the High Minors go 3-1 on Wednesday

The High Minors went 3-1 on Wednesday. Memphis fell to Sacramento after Zach Petrick was roughed up on the mound. Springfield edged NW Arkansas 2-1. Palm Beach got a go-ahead run in the eighth and beat Jupiter 4-3. Peoria ended their six-game skid with a 7-4 victory.     Sacramento 6 Memphis 3   Game Highlights Zach Petrick failed to record an out after allowing five runs off...
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John Lackey Gave Pat Neshek a Babe Ruth Autographed Baseball in Exchange for Jersey No. 41

When John Lackey was dealt from the Red Sox to the Cardinals, it was expected that the veteran starter would veer from the No. 41 jersey that he has worn for almost his entire career, as Cards reliever Pat Neshek was donning the number. However, the franchise announced that Neshek would switch to No. 37, but why? Because Lackey offered a Babe Ruth autographed baseball in return....
Via Next Impulse Sports
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The best gift ever exchanged for a jersey number?

When John Lackey was traded from the Boston Red Sox to the St. Louis Cardinals at the deadline, he was confronted with a conundrum, a relatively minor one in the grand scheme of things, but a conundrum nevertheless. Lackey, much like many of his professional sports-playing contemporaries — especially baseball players — apparently is something […] The post John Lackey gave Pat...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
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John Lackey Gave Babe Ruth Autographed Ball To Teammate For Jersey Number (Photo)

John Lackey is universally regarded as a good teammate, and the St. Louis Cardinals pitcher showed why to one of his new teammates. When Lackey was traded from the Boston Red Sox to St. Louis, there was a problem: Lackey’s No. 41 jersey was already being worn by Cardinals reliever Pat Neshek. Of course, jersey numbers are often for sale and could be had for the right price. Lackey...
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Cardinals Injury Update: Mark Ellis to DL with oblique strain

With the waiver deadline looming, the St. Louis Cardinals lost some depth in the infield as Mark Ellis was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a left oblique strain.   The @Cardinals place INF Mark Ellis on 15-day DL (left oblique strain) retro to 8/15; recall INF Greg Garcia from Triple-A Memphis.— MLBRosterMoves (@MLBRosterMoves) August 19, 2014The oblique strain is seen...
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Bob Costas throws first - and second - pitch at Cardinals game (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes.Sports broadcaster Bob Costas threw out the first pitch before Tuesday night's St. Louis Cardinals game at Busch Stadium, but his throw was so bad that he demanded a do-over.Costas was clearly pumped up, but threw his first pitch WAY outside to the left of home plate, and Cards catcher A.J. Pierzynski couldn't handle it. After Pierzynski...
Via Holdout Sports
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WATCH: Bob Costas asks for second pitch after missing badly

Bob Costas is one of the best sports announcers of this generation, but his pitching skills could use some work. He was invited to throw out the first pitch before Tuesday's Reds-Cardinals game, and that's exactly what he did. But he missed so badly that he asked for and was given a second try. In fact, his initial attempt sailed so far left it almost hit a cameraman...
Via The Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Poll: Who has a better career, Michael Wacha or Carlos Martinez?

Everyone knows how well the St. Louis Cardinals farm system has developed players the past few years. A quick look at the roster and you will find homegrown talent up and down and at every position. The organization has developed first rounders like Shelby Miller, late rounders like Matt Adams, and international players like Carlos Martinez. The Cards have two young pitchers who...
Via Cardinals Farm
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Jhonny Peralta’s walk-off single in 10th lifts Cardinals past Reds

The Cardinals began their heavy NL Central schedule down the stretch with 30 out of their last 39 games against divisional opponents, with 23 of them coming against the Reds, Pirates, and Brewers. Monday night at Busch Stadium against Cincinnati would take extra innings, with the Reds playing a doubleheader in Colorado the night before. That would turn out to be in favor of the Cardinals...
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Discount Tickets For St. Louis Cardinals From McDonald’s

The hardest thing to do for most baseball fans today is to locate discount tickets to their favorite teams.  St. Louis Cardinal fans are no different. Everyone loves a deal.  Combine McDonald’s, Cardinals baseball and a pennant race and you’ve got a deal worth talking about.  According to a press release sent out today by the St. Louis Cardinals, fans can score tickets for...
Via i70baseball
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Michael Wacha Faces Interesting End to 2014

The St. Louis Cardinals entered the 2014 season with Adam Wainwright and Michael Wacha poised to lead the rotation forward.  Wainwright, the established veteran, was ready to resume the role of staff ace, a role he had been groomed for over his career.  Wacha looked to build on his success in the 2013 postseason and prove that he would be the future ace of the team. The...
Via i70baseball
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Siegrist Headed To Memphis; Carlos Martinez To St. Louis

The St. Louis Cardinals have made a roster adjustment after Kevin Siegrist got roughed up against the San Diego Padres this week.  Combine his ineffectiveness with Carlos Martinez and his continued success at Memphis and the move becomes a simple one. The team issued the following press release this morning: ST. LOUIS, MO (August 17, 2014) – The St. Louis Cardinals recalled...
Via i70baseball
5 days ago  |  Discuss

The Cardinals have become difficult to watch

I’m a life long Cards fan. Before we get started, let’s get that out of the way. The St. Louis Cardinals are who I grew up watching, and good fans don’t stop caring or watching just because the team hits some rough spots. With that disclaimer in place, this team is really frustrating to watch this [...]
Via The Cardinal Conclave
6 days ago  |  Discuss
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