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By Derrick Goold | The St. Louis Post-Dispatch's lead Cardinals beat writer provides baseball writing, suggested reading, whimsy, and lagniappe from the ballpark.
NEW YORK • As a manager who sees the final result as the verdict on whether a game went well or sour, Mike Matheny could still peer past the …Mike Matheny
The Cardinals were blown away Thursday by Mets starter Jacob deGrom, who made quick and easy work of a STL lineup that went dormant after exploding …Bernie
NEW YORK • Less than a week since he returned from a back injury that put him on the disabled list, Cardinals outfielder Randal Grichuk threw himself …Mike Matheny
It’s odd to describe a 27-14 team as buying time, treading water or employing some other sort of cliché typically ascribed to a struggling bunch …Strauss
NEW YORK • In the eighth inning of Wednesday’s 9-0 victory against the New York Mets, the best outfield the Cardinals can play showed why.
NEW YORK • When Cardinals manager Mike Matheny started drafting his lineup the night before for Wednesday’s game against Bartolo Colon and the Mets, …Mike Matheny
After so many unfortunate false starts, Jaime Garcia will try it again Thursday, walking onto a major-league mound in a game that counts in the …Bernie
NEW YORK • When Cardinals catcher Tony Cruz met rookie Sam Tuivailala on the mound at the beginning of Tuesday’s ninth inning he told the power …Mike Matheny
NEW YORK • Cardinals veteran John Lackey was irritated enough by events in the team's loss Monday night that he opted for discretion over comment.
He …Mike Matheny
NEW YORK • For as long as he played the game, Mike Matheny had coaches and advisers telling him he would someday make a fine manager. When he could …Mike Matheny
NEW YORK • When the Angels’ minor-league affiliate temporarily moved outfielder Randal Grichuk to its leadoff spot, the purpose was not to mold him …Mike Matheny
NEW YORK • Two hard ground balls, each against a tightly packed Cardinals infield, produced more offense for the New York Mets than the Cardinals’ …Major League Baseball
NEW YORK • Former Cardinals All-Star Allen Craig, whose production started to erode with a foot injury he sustained in September 2013, cleared …Major League Baseball
As Matt Holliday made his way through the minors more than a decade ago, the future All-Star saw many supremely gifted ballplayers with their …Baseball
The Cardinals first went with Plans C and D to replace injured ace Adam Wainwright in the rotation. Both were unsuccessful in the persons of Tim …Mike Matheny
Though he wouldn’t care to admit it, Cardinals GM John Mozeliak certainly must realize what’s coming. It’s just a matter of time, and maybe he can …Bernie
When the Cardinals traded Shelby Miller to get Jason Heyward, we joined the chorus of those wondering if this could become a reverse Adam Wainwright …Atlanta Braves
Welcome back, Randal Grichuk. Allow us to introduce David Price.
Grichuk, who has been on the disabled list since April 17 with a lower back strain, …Detroit Tigers
Mark Reynolds, who was signed to be a part-time player for the Cardinals this season, filling in as needed at first and pinch hitting, is becoming a …Busch Stadium
CLEVELAND • There have been many times during his summers spent as the Cardinals’ All-Star leadoff hitter that Matt Carpenter has been the steel …Mike Matheny
On today's Breakfast With Bernie, the Post-Dispatch's Bernie Miklasz discusses the importance of Carlos Martinez in the Cards rotation, despite his …
When the Cardinals placed CF Jon Jay on the disabled list Thursday, they opted to promote Xavier Scruggs from Triple A Memphis. Scruggs is a first …Baseball
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Some quick notes on my scorecard written before the Cardinals' comeback 2-1 victory in Cleveland. I updated a couple of …Cleveland
CLEVELAND • Like so many of his teammates over the past couple days, Matt Carpenter had more of his at-bats end with a K than an H.
When he did make …Matt Holliday
CLEVELAND • One of the best pitchers in baseball still looking for his first win of the season got it with a side of history.
Corey Kluber struck out …Baseball
CLEVELAND • In the shadow of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Cardinals got the band back together.
With Matt Carpenter back in the lineup, Matt …St. Louis Cardinals