8/25/2016 | Waino's start boils over with tough 5th inning
In need of a pick-me-up night amid another trying stretch in his season, Cardinals starter Adam Wainwright got little of it from his defense and was unable to generate much himself in what unraveled into a 10-6 loss to the Mets on Thursday night at Busch Stadium.
8/25/2016 | After review, Waino loses glove, Yo gets base
With one out in the fifth inning on Thursday, Mets first baseman James Loney popped a ball into short left field that landed just out of the reach of Greg Garcia. The ensuing play at third led to a replay review that opened the floodgates to a four-run inning that put the Mets ahead, 7-0.
8/25/2016 | Cards may have short September callup list
The calendar will soon flip to September, giving teams the freedom to expand their rosters for the final weeks of the regular season.
8/25/2016 | Pipeline preview: Allard seeks fifth straight quality start for Rome
Braves No. 4 prospect Kolby Allard starts for Class A Rome against Augusta at 7 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV.
8/25/2016 | Cardinals set for HOF ceremony on Saturday
There will be connections to eight of the franchise's 11 World Series championships when the Cardinals induct four new members into their Hall of Fame on Saturday.
8/25/2016 | De Aza's 5 RBIs help Mets gain in Wild Card chase
A stay in St. Louis did the Mets well, as they left town following Thursday night's 10-6 victory in better National League Wild Card position than when they arrived. Capping an evening in which Seth Lugo secured his first Major League win and the offense piled on by taking advantage of a shoddy Cardinals defense, the Mets won the series and moved to within 3 1/2 games of St. Louis in the Wild Card standings.
8/25/2016 | Kopech among top prospect performers Wednesday
Michael Kopech may be the hottest pitcher in all of Minor League Baseball these days as he continues to shut down opposing lineups with a plethora of strikeouts.
8/25/2016 | Grichuk freed up as part of everyday lineup
Stephen Piscotty sensed the turning point arriving in Houston, when he watched teammate Randal Grichuk declutter. All that noise that had been in Grichuk's head -- doubt about whether he belonged, frustration around broken mechanics, and anxiousness about whether his results one day would be enough to earn him a start on the next one -- had faded.
8/25/2016 | Carpenter's return to leadoff spot pays off
Matt Carpenter batted third in over half of his 15 games since his return from the disabled list as the Cardinals tried to find more production in the middle of the lineup with Matt Holliday on the DL.
8/24/2016 | Wacha optimistic new plan will mean '16 return
While he awaits clearance to begin a throwing program, Michael Wacha has been seeking advice and soliciting suggestions for how best to address a right shoulder stress reaction that has now landed him on the disabled list twice in the last three seasons.
8/24/2016 | Cards rookie Reyes soaking up big league experience
Cardinals reliever Alex Reyes has lived up to every expectation set for him so far in the Major Leagues. The 21-year-old has responded and executed his pitches in each situation that has been put before him since he was called up.
8/24/2016 | Wainwright, Cards look to widen Wild Card gap with Mets
Adam Wainwright's 8.53 ERA through four starts in August is so far the highest he has posted in any month this season, by over a full point. He'll have a chance to lower it Thursday when he faces Seth Lugo in the series finale between the Mets and Cardinals.
8/24/2016 | Martinez, homers carry Cards past deGrom, Mets
Grasping for ways to correct their poor and puzzling home record, the Cardinals leaned on two of their most reliable sources on Wednesday. With punches of power from the offense and another dazzling performance from budding ace Carlos Martinez, the Cardinals coasted to an 8-1 victory to even their three-game series with the Mets.
8/24/2016 | Community field named after Wainwright
Now children will play on a field that bears Adam Wainwright's name at Bob Russell Park in Bellefontaine Neighbors, Mo., a community located in north St. Louis County. The field was dedicated in a ceremony Wednesday morning. Wainwright's field is the 22nd dedicated by Cardinals Care since it began in 1997, and it was the first dedication since Tony La Russa Field in May 2015.
8/24/2016 | Garcia undone by mechanical issues
Jaime Garcia's mechanics betrayed him a few too many times on Tuesday, leading to a home result that looked quite different than what the Cardinals have become accustomed to seeing from their lone lefty starter.
8/24/2016 | Chasing the Cards, Mets call on deGrom
Cardinals starter Carlos Martinez has struggled to post consistent outings this season. He'll face off with Jacob deGrom, who is coming off a poor start but has found more success in 2016, when the pair meets in the second game of a three-game set at Busch Stadium on Wednesday. The Mets are trying to gain ground on the Cards, who lead them by 3 1/2 games in the race for the second National League Wild Card spot.
8/23/2016 | Mets strike early, often to gain on Cardinals
Though starter Jonathon Niese lasted only 21 pitches before an achy left knee forced him to the clubhouse, the Mets, behind a pair of early home runs and an exhaustive effort from the bullpen, nabbed a 7-4 victory over the Cardinals on Tuesday night at Busch Stadium. The win cut into the Cardinals' advantage over New York for the second National League Wild Card spot, too. The Mets' deficit in that race now sits at 3 1/2 games.
8/23/2016 | Lynn pitching in Majors this year unlikely
Though he'll be throwing about 50 pitches in a rehab assignment start with Double-A Springfield on Wednesday, Cardinals pitcher Lance Lynn, who is little more than nine months removed from Tommy John surgery, characterized his chances of a late-season return as "very slim."
8/23/2016 | Adams closest of injured Cards to returning
Eleven players still crowd the Cardinals' disabled list, though there are signs of progress that leave the club optimistic of several late returns.
8/23/2016 | 2006 club reminisces at Cards Speaker Series
It might happen on a stage, but the Cardinals Speaker Series at Busch Stadium feels more like a conversation with close friends over dinner than a moderated talk.
8/21/2016 | Leake blanks Phils with control, versatility
Cardinals pitcher Mike Leake hit a two-run single to break open a game against the Phillies on Sunday. He called what he did with the bat something that is "sometimes my job."
8/21/2016 | Garcia, Cards open three-game set vs. Niese, Mets
The Cardinals will try to increase their lead in the race for the National League's second Wild Card spot, while the Mets are hoping to close that gap when the two teams open a three-game set in St. Louis on Tuesday.
8/20/2016 | Matheny: Weaver trying too hard to be perfect
Luke Weaver gets nerves before every game. But the special jitters he had before his first Major League start a week ago have subsided. What hasn't, manager Mike Matheny speculated after the Cardinals' 4-2 loss to the Phillies on Saturday, are the high regards in which Weaver holds Major League hitters.
8/20/2016 | Hellickson, Hernandez lead Phils over Cards
The Cardinals needed two home runs Saturday against the Phillies to set a Major League record. But it was the Phillies who used a pair of solo shots to prevail in their 4-2 win at Citizens Bank Park.
8/20/2016 | Velasquez, Leake to battle in series finale
Vince Velasquez and Mike Leake will have a lot on their plates in the rubber game between the Phillies and Cardinals on Sunday. The Cardinals' Major League-record-tying streak of nine straight multi-homer games ended Saturday. The Phillies, meanwhile, have homered -- just once -- in 14 straight games.
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