Dodgers Set Records in Cardinals Crush

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To say that the Los Angeles Dodgers had a good night against the St. Louis Cardinals would be a gross understatement. The Dodgers brought their bats with them and pounded Cardinals pitcher Carlos Martinez right out of the game after 2/3 of an inning. Furthermore, the Dodgers set multiple records on Wednesday night. The first […] READ MORE


Flaherty Injury Raises Rotation Questions

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For only the third time this season, Jack Flaherty of the St. Louis Cardinals was pulled from his start before pitching in the sixth inning. Flaherty sustained an injury while batting in the top half of the inning–something that National League starters inexplicably still do. Flaherty underwent tests on Tuesday and the team has placed […] READ MORE



Cardinals Series Preview: July 24th-26th (vs. PIT)

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After a four-month wait, the St. Louis Cardinals will finally open their 2020 season this weekend. The Pittsburgh Pirates are a familiar opponent, but this Cardinals series will be like none before it. An empty Busch Stadium and numerous health protocols will give this shortened season a very different feel, but loyal Redbird fans are […] READ MORE


2020 Player Preview: Carlos Martinez

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When young flamethrower Jordan Hicks went down with an elbow injury near the end of June 2019, Mike Shildt made it clear that the closer role was up for grabs. Many expected the red-hot John Gant or John Brebbia to fill the spot. However, the return of former no. 1 starter Carlos Martinez from injury […] READ MORE



Examining the St. Louis Cardinals Struggles

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After being swept out of town this week by the New York Yankees, the St. Louis Cardinals are left still struggling and searching for answers to what has been a simply dreadful start to the 2017 season. At 3-9, they trail only the Toronto Blue Jays (2-10) for MLB’s worst record, and have looked alarmingly […] READ MORE


St. Louis Cardinals Name Carlos Martinez Opening Night Starter

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The St. Louis Cardinals announced today that Carlos Martinez will take the mound when they open the season against the rival Chicago Cubs on April 2nd.  The decision comes just days after Martinez returned from pitching for the Dominican Republic in the World Baseball Classic. Martinez (without question the best Cardinals starter in 2015) has […] READ MORE


Crowding the Plate Podcast Episode 38: Cardinals, Orioles, and Reds 2017 Season Preview

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Joe Hojnacki and Greg Hessen continue their 2017 season preview series with three more potentially exciting teams. Before that, however, they have to awe over Israel’s hot start to the World Baseball Classic. They have gone through the first round unbeaten, which includes wins over 2009 finalists South Korea and always tricky Chinese Taipei. The meat […] READ MORE


St. Louis Cardinals 2016 Season Review

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2016 was a disappointing year for the St. Louis Cardinals. The Cards finished the season at 86-76, missing the postseason for the first time since 2010. St. Louis Cardinals 2016 Season Review Offense Stands Out For the most part, the offense wasn’t the problem for the Cardinals; St. Louis finished with 779 runs, good for […] READ MORE