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Viva El Birdos Jun 18, 2015

Heyward homer not enough to defeat Twins

The Cardinals have long taken pride in both the offense and pitching having the ability to carry the team. With Matt Holliday out, pitching alone might have to pick up the slack. A couple hours ago, I was driving down the road when my little sister started making Hotme jokes, prompting an "oooh, what's the score!?!" from yours truly. To my surprise, she said it was 0-0 in the 6th. The surprise was less a product of the score, which is foreseeable given Jaime's return to prominence (and the under 2.00 era club) along with the Cardinals sputtering offense, but instead the speed with which...
Viva El Birdos Jun 14, 2015

St. Louis Cardinals podcast - Ep. 32 - MLB Draft; Matt Holliday and Lance Lynn's injuries; Jaime Garcia's brilliance; the Cards' need to add a pitcher; 1987 Topps baseball cards; Ken Dayley; and Bo Jackson

Joe Swarz is Ben Humphrey's guest on the 32nd episode of the Viva El Birdos podcast to discuss the St. Louis Cardinals. The two VEBers discuss 1987 Topps baseball cards, Ken Dayley, the 2015 MLB Draft, the Lance Lynn and Matt Holliday injuries, Jaime Garcia's performance to date, the Cards' need to add a pitcher, and Bo Jackson's physique.
Viva El Birdos Jun 11, 2015

Given the circumstances, it is time for the St. Louis Cardinals to call up Tommy Pham

With Matt Holliday unavailable for the foreseeable future as he recovers from a grade two quad strain, it is time for the St. Louis Cardinals to call up 27-year-old outfielder Tommy Pham from the Triple-A Memphis Redbirds. Despite having the best record in baseball (39-21), the team still has its deficiencies, and this was the case even when Holliday was healthy and in the lineup. The most noticeable deficiency can be found in the outfield. With Holliday on the disabled list, the team is currently carrying four outfielders: Peter Bourjos, Randal Grichuk, Jason Heyward, and Jon Jay....
Viva El Birdos Jun 10, 2015

2015 MLB Draft: Day Three Top Talent Available

Looking ahead to day three of the draft, and parsing out a few talents your humble guide would like to see taken by the Redbirds. You know, I actually thought about writing a piece about the Cardinals In Crisis, or perhaps Club In Crisis, talking about whether or not the Matt Holliday injury is the one that will finally force John Mozeliak to make a meaningful move. The Redbirds have managed to stay afloat up until now, in spite of a brutal spate of injuries, thanks to the remarkable depth Johnny Mo and Co have cultivated. This one, though...it really does feel as if this team, in spite of...
Viva El Birdos Jun 9, 2015

Matt Holliday to disabled list with torn quad

The All-Star left fielder will miss at least three weeks, and most likely more time than that. St. Louis Cardinals left fielder strained his quad while chasing after a fly ball during the club's loss to the Colorado Rockies on Monday night at Coors Field. On Tuesday afternoon, the Cardinals surprised no one by placing Holliday on the 15-day disabled list and recalling righthanded reliever Miguel Socolovich from Triple-A to bolster a relief corps sapped by an 11-3 Coors Field special on Monday. Placing Holliday on the DL told us that the left fielder will be out for at least two weeks, but...
Viva El Birdos Jun 9, 2015

Fearing the worst with Matt Holliday

Matt Holliday left last night's game with a tear in his quad and we do not yet know the extent of his injury, but even with capable outfielders ready to take over, the potential loss is a blow to the team, especially the offense. As the title indicates, this post is speculative in nature. We do not yet know the severity of Matt Holliday's. Derrick Goold wrote last night that, "he had strained his right quadriceps. The severity of the tear in the muscle will be revealed through a series of exams Tuesday." Sometime later today, we will learn more about Holliday's injury, although it did not...
Viva El Birdos Jun 9, 2015

Cardinals vs Rockies Recap: Holliday injured, Cards routed in 11-3 loss

Matt Holliday exited the game with a right quad injury and will be examined further tomorrow. The rest of the game was terrible, too. What may have been the most unpleasant game of St. Louis Cardinals baseball all year was played tonight in Denver. The Rockies scored five runs in one inning--twice--and neither of those was the ugliest thing to happen in this game. Gird yourself. Matt Holliday Here are the number of games Matt Holliday has played in in each season of his Cardinals career thus far: 2010: 158 2011: 127 2012: 157 2013: 141 2014: 156 2015: 52 (of 58 games) In those seasons,...

Matt Holliday: Spotlight on the Cardinals left fielder

Matt Holliday made three All-Star Games with the Rockies (2006-08) and three with the Cardinals (2010-12).
Holliday back in Cardinals' lineup against Brewers

Holliday back in Cardinals' lineup against Brewers

Matt Holliday returns to the Cards' lineup against the Milwaukee Brewers today after missing yesterday.

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Cardinals Player News

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    Bernie: Grichuk's improvement is dramatic

  • Yadier Molina

    An update on the pitch framing of Yadier Molina

  • Matt Holliday

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  • Lance Lynn

    Lance Lynn returns from the DL; St. Louis Cardinals win 5-1 behind solid outing

  • Matt Carpenter

    Matt Carpenter on his July Youth Camp, His Dad and His Future

  • Pete Kozma

    Wong, Carpenter out of Cards' lineup against White Sox

  • John Lackey

    Twins run into an old nemesis, lose to Cardinals

  • Michael Wacha

    Cardinals beat Chicago Cubs to become first team to 50 wins

  • Jon Jay

    Bourjos in at center field for Cards against Cubs

  • Mark Reynolds

    Have the St. Louis Cardinals changed Mark Reynolds as a hitter?