Cardinals News

  • Waino optimistic about making next start

    Mike Matheny wasn't quite as optimistic as Adam Wainwright that the right-hander will be able to make his next scheduled start, but both are equally relieved that the injury Wainwright sustained to his right knee on Tuesday is not nearly as bad as it first looked.

  • Ellis starts with Cards' lineup leaning right

    The Cardinals, still largely struggling at the plate, loaded up with eight right-handed hitters on Wednesday, including Mark Ellis batting second -- and playing second -- in place of Kolten Wong.

  • Wainwright's latest gem lifts Cards over Mets

    Adam Wainwright went seven innings, Jon Jay had a big hit and Matt Holliday made a spectacular home run-robbing catch as the Cardinals downed the Mets, 3-0, on Tuesday at Citi Field.

  • Holliday's homer-robbing snag looms large

    Matt Holliday is known for hitting home runs, not for robbing them. But when Holliday made the play of the day in the Cardinals' 3-0 over the Mets on Tuesday, it was with a glove rather than a bat.

  • Pujols' milestone HR brings smiles to Cards

    The Cardinals saw the first 445 of Albert Pujols' home runs live. They were thrilled to hear about No. 500.

  • Matheny to give Lyons another start

    Tyler Lyons' first start of the season was good enough to earn him a second one.

  • Cards top prospect Taveras sits as precaution

    Cardinals top prospect Oscar Taveras was out of the lineup Tuesday at Triple-A Memphis, but really, the news isn't nearly as bad as it sounds.

  • Scuffling Bourjos not in Cardinals' lineup

    Peter Bourjos, who entered play Tuesday hitless in his last eight at-bats, was out of the Cardinals' lineup vs. the Mets, with Jon Jay getting the start in center field.

  • Torre starred in many positions with Cards

    Joe Torre played six seasons with the Cardinals from 1969-74, winning the NL MVP in 1971 and managing the club from 1990-95. The Cooperstown selection is in the running for a place in the new Cardinals Hall of Fame gallery.

  • Cardinals blanked by Mets in series opener

    Tyler Lyons gave the Cardinals six innings in the opener of a four-game series on Monday, but they were shut out, 2-0, by Jenrry Mejia and three Mets relievers.

  • Fornataro throws perfect frame in debut

    Eric Fornataro, called up from Triple-A Memphis last week, pitched a one-two-three eighth inning on Monday night in his Major League debut, inducing two ground balls and a flyout.

  • 'Off the Bat' episode a team effort for Cards

    For those who follow it closely, there's no question the Cardinals' starting rotation is a close-knit group. For anyone who doesn't, tonight's episode of the MTV2 show "Off the Bat" has you covered.

  • Ellis gets call over Wong for Mets opener

    Mark Ellis, who missed the first 15 games with tendinitis in his left knee, returned just as Kolten Wong went on a two-for-13 stretch that has dropped his on-base percentage to .297.

  • Cards HOF nominee Simmons an offensive force

    From 1970-80, Ted Simmons would become one of the best hitting catchers in Cardinals history, earning eight All-Star nods, a Silver Slugger Award and, most recently, a nomination for the new Cardinals Hall of Fame. Fan balloting at cardinals.com/HOF concludes on Tuesday.

  • Lyons to fill Kelly's spot in Cardinals' rotation

    The Cardinals made official on Sunday the roster move most had been anticipating since starter Joe Kelly went on the disabled list Thursday with a left hamstring strain. It will be lefty Tyler Lyons, manager Mike Matheny confirmed, who will take Kelly's spot in the rotation and start Monday against the Mets.

  • Cards can't hold lead in one-run loss to Nats

    Though there would be no adding to the seven unearned runs already scored in the series, it was a pair of plays not made that kept St. Louis from reeling off its fourth consecutive series victory. This time the bullpen couldn't provide the bailout as the Nationals salvaged the series split with a 3-2 win Sunday afternoon at home.

  • Holliday receives first day off this season

    In an effort to continue to rest his starting position players while the Cardinals trudge through a stretch of 20 games in 20 days, Manager Mike Matheny sat outfielder Matt Holliday on Sunday. Holliday had been the Cards' only position player to start each of the team's first 18 games.

  • Cars option Rondon to open spot for Lyons

    Neither Jorge Rondon nor Eric Fornataro, both of whom were called to the Majors on Thursday, had an opportunity to pitch in the four-game series the Cardinals concluded Sunday. Fornataro, however, gets the opportunity for the longer stay.