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Happy Birthday Woody Williams

Happy Birthday Woody Williams

Former Blue Jays pitcher Woody Williams turns 51 today. I’ll admit I often confuse him with Chris Carpenter. They both ended up in St. Louis, after leaving the Jays (Williams had a stop in San Diego first). They both pitched better with the Cards (Carpenter was much better). They were teammates in St. Louis. Woody was a 28th round draft pick in 1988 (Joey Hamilton was picked in the same round, a few spot earlier by the Orioles), out of the University of Houston. I can't imagine much was expected out of him but he was pretty great in the minors, and in May 1993 they brought him up to...
Chris Carpenter returns to 'encourage, teach' Cardinals

Chris Carpenter returns to 'encourage, teach' Cardinals

PITTSBURGH • Chris Carpenter accepted a standing invitation to continue expanding his post-retirement role with the Cardinals by joining the team in Pittsburgh and … well, the team and their former ace are still figuring out the details.
Young stars from Cardinals' last visit to Fenway have emerged as leaders

Young stars from Cardinals' last visit to Fenway have emerged as leaders

The last time the Cardinals played in Boston, in the 2013 World Series, the team was led by a group of young, hard throwing pitchers. As the Cardinals look to make another postseason push, the experience of those pitchers will…
Division win would be one for the record books

Division win would be one for the record books

If they would win the National League Central Division this year, the Cardinals, who were under .500 as recently as Aug. 6, would accomplish something they never have done: No Cardinals league, division, or wild-card champion has ever been below…

A’s Bobby Wahl to see thoracic-outlet syndrome specialist

A’s reliever Bobby Wahl, who has spent most of this season on the disabled list after experiencing shoulder discomfort in May, will visit vascular surgeon Dr. Gregory Pearl in Dallas this week. Pearl is a specialist in thoracic-outlet syndrome, in which there is compression of arteries, veins or nerves in the area from the neck to the armpit, a condition that has affected numerous pitchers in recent years, including Matt Harvey, Josh Beckett, Chris Carpenter, former Giants starter Noah Lowry and former A’s starter Tyson Ross. The condition requires surgery, and the track record for the...

Like the season so far, the trade deadline’s a non-event for Cardinals

The trade deadline turned out much like the rest of the St. Louis Cardinals season so far —we all waited for things to finally come together, but they never did. …

Like the rest of season, trade deadline’s a non-event for St. Louis Cardinals

The trade deadline turned out much like the rest of the St. Louis Cardinals season so far — we all waited for things to finally come together, but they never …
HIGHLIGHTS: Walker strikes out 10 Cardinals but undone by HR

HIGHLIGHTS: Walker strikes out 10 Cardinals but undone by HR

Diamondbacks pitcher Taijuan Walker struck out 10 Cardinals in 5 2/3 innings Sunday in St. Louis.
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The legacy of Lance Lynn

The legacy of Lance Lynn

For now, Lance Lynn is a Cardinal. Let’s take a moment to appreciate his contributions to the organization. The greatest St. Louis Cardinals pitcher of my lifetime, and your lifetime if you too were born after Bob Gibson’s playing career, is Adam Wainwright. #2 on the list, as measured by either Baseball Reference or FanGraphs Wins Above Replacement, is Chris Carpenter, whose Cardinals career overlapped significantly with Wainwright’s and who produced similar results, but in over 500 fewer innings. But neither is my favorite Cardinals pitcher. Matt Morris, #3 by bWAR and fWAR in my...
Cubs Insider Jul 26, 2017

The Myth of John Lackey’s Improved Performance

Over his last six starts, John Lackey has a 3-2 record and has posted three quality starts (at least 6 IP and 3 or fewer ER) with two others that met the runs requirement (1 and 2, respectively) but fell short on innings (5 IP each). Given that he only had four quality starts among … The post The Myth of John Lackey’s Improved Performance appeared first on Cubs Insider.

Injury to Carpenter result of dehydration

Dehydration caused first baseman Matt Carpenter’s exit from the St. Louis Cardinals’ 5-3 defeat to the Chicago Cubs on Sunday. Carpenter was thrown out at home in the first inning, …
Carpenter leaves game with right quad tightness

Carpenter leaves game with right quad tightness

St. Louis first baseman Matt Carpenter left the Cardinals' game against the Chicago Cubs with right quad tightness.
Washington Times Jul 23, 2017

Cardinals INF Carpenter leaves with right quad tightness

CHICAGO (AP) - St. Louis first baseman Matt Carpenter has left the Cardinals' game against the Chicago Cubs with right quad tightness. Carpenter reached on an error in the first and was thrown out at home when he tried to score on Jedd Gyorko's two-out double to left-center. Carpenter was ...

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