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Padres v Cardinals Lineups, Game Thread, August 22

Padres v Cardinals Lineups, Game Thread, August 22

Padres v Cardinals Lineups, Game Thread, August 22 Padres v Cardinals Lineups, Game Thread, August 22 Today's Lineups SAN DIEGO PADRES ST. LOUIS CARDINALS Manuel Margot - CF Matt Carpenter - 1B Carlos Asuaje - 2B Tommy Pham - LF Jose Pirela - RF Paul DeJong - SS Yangervis Solarte - 3B Dexter Fowler - CF Wil Myers - 1B Yadier Molina - C Cory Spangenberg - LF Jedd Gyorko - 3B Austin Hedges - C Stephen Piscotty - RF Dusty Coleman - SS Kolten Wong - 2B Clayton Richard - LHP Lance Lynn - RHP

Joaquin Benoit, Pirates bullpen falter as Cardinals take series opener, 11-7

Yadier Molina started out of the batter’s box, whipped his bat against the dirt and glared briefly toward the pitcher’s mound. Joaquin Benoit stood there, his legs still cemented in his follow-through, and watched Molina’s RBI single hop into center field. Three pitches after nearly taking a fastball to the noggin, Molina had pounded perhaps the final nail in Benoit’s coffin.
Viva El Birdos Aug 17, 2017
Cardinals v Pirates Lineups, Game Thread August 17

Cardinals v Pirates Lineups, Game Thread August 17

Trevor Rosenthal hits the DL Cardinals v Pirates Lineups, Game Thread August 17 Trevor Rosenthal hits the DL. Luke Weaver called up in his place. Today's Lineups ST. LOUIS CARDINALS PITTSBURGH PIRATES Matt Carpenter - 1B Starling Marte - LF Tommy Pham - LF Josh Harrison - 2B Paul DeJong - SS Andrew McCutchen - CF Dexter Fowler - CF Josh Bell - 1B Yadier Molina - C David Freese - 3B Jedd Gyorko - 3B Adam Frazier - RF Kolten Wong - 2B Jordy Mercer - SS Randal Grichuk - RF Chris Stewart - C Adam Wainwright - RHP Jameson Taillon - RHP
Washington Times Aug 17, 2017

St. Louis Cardinals getting ready for Rally Cat

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Rally Cat is coming back to Busch Stadium. The St. Louis Cardinals are taking claim to the now-famous cat that darted across the field during the Aug. 9 game against Kansas City, just moments before Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina hit a grand slam. The St. ...
Viva El Birdos Aug 17, 2017
Assembling the Ideal Cardinals Lineup

Assembling the Ideal Cardinals Lineup

I don’t think Yadier Molina is going to like this one Few aspects of the game polarize conventional and sabermetric baseball rhetoric quite like the daily lineup card. It shouldn't come as any sort of surprise that I fall into the latter school of thought. Everything about lineup construction embodies the sabermetric revolution that has dominated the 21st century: it's nerds like myself armed with spreadsheets and data tables looking to take the provided resources and squeeze out as many runs–and subsequently wins–as possible. If we abide by the rule of thumb that roughly ten runs...
Viva El Birdos Aug 16, 2017
Cardinals v Red Sox Lineups, Game Thread, August 16

Cardinals v Red Sox Lineups, Game Thread, August 16

Cardinals v Red Sox Lineups, Game Thread, August 16 Cardinals v Red Sox Lineups, Game Thread, August 16 Today's Lineups ST. LOUIS CARDINALS BOSTON RED SOX Matt Carpenter - 1B Eduardo Nunez - 2B Tommy Pham - LF Mookie Betts - RF Paul DeJong - SS Andrew Benintendi - LF Dexter Fowler - CF Hanley Ramirez - DH Yadier Molina - C Rafael Devers - 3B Jedd Gyorko - 3B Xander Bogaerts - SS Kolten Wong - 2B Mitch Moreland - 1B Luke Voit - DH Christian Vazquez - C Randal Grichuk - RF Jackie Bradley - CF Lance Lynn - RHP Eduardo Rodriguez - LHP
Red Bird Rants Aug 16, 2017

St. Louis Cardinals: The rotation is gargling on exhaustion

St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny hurled insinuation recently that the Cardinals All-Star catcher was “tired.” Perhaps Matheny was looking at the wrong side of the battery. Let’s get this out of the way immediately, Yadier Molina was not “tired” as Mike Matheny implied. Let’s also admit that the recent eight-game winning streak by the […] St. Louis Cardinals: The rotation is gargling on exhaustion - Redbird Rants - Redbird Rants - A St. Louis Cardinals Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Viva El Birdos Aug 15, 2017
The Cardinals Lose 10-4 Good Buddy

The Cardinals Lose 10-4 Good Buddy

After a loss and a day off, it got ugly The lineups tonight: ST. LOUIS CARDINALS Matt Carpenter - 1B Tommy Pham - LF Paul DeJong - SS Dexter Fowler - CF Yadier Molina - C Jedd Gyorko - 3B Kolten Wong - 2B Jose Martinez - DH Randal Grichuk - RF BOSTON RED SOX Eduardo Nunez - 2B Mookie Betts - RF Andrew Benintendi - LF Hanley Ramirez - DH Rafael Devers - 3B Xander Bogaerts - SS Mitch Moreland - 1B Sandy Leon - C Jackie Bradley - CF Pregame The very successful 2017 Boston Red Sox hosted the somewhat successful St Louis Cardinals tonight. So one could say this is an American League game....
Viva El Birdos Aug 15, 2017
Cardinals v Red Sox Lineups, Game Thread, August 15

Cardinals v Red Sox Lineups, Game Thread, August 15

Cardinals v Red Sox Lineups, Game Thread, August 15 Cardinals v Red Sox Lineups, Game Thread, August 15 Today's Lineups ST. LOUIS CARDINALS BOSTON RED SOX Matt Carpenter - 1B Eduardo Nunez - 2B Tommy Pham - LF Mookie Betts - RF Paul DeJong - SS Andrew Benintendi - LF Dexter Fowler - CF Hanley Ramirez - DH Yadier Molina - C Rafael Devers - 3B Jedd Gyorko - 3B Xander Bogaerts - SS Kolten Wong - 2B Mitch Moreland - 1B Jose Martinez - DH Sandy Leon - C Randal Grichuk - RF Jackie Bradley - CF Mike Leake - RHP Rick Porcello - RHP
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…
Viva El Birdos Aug 14, 2017
Cardinals news and notes: Molina, the farm, and the Braves

Cardinals news and notes: Molina, the farm, and the Braves

The weekend happened and here are some of the things that happened during it The St. Louis Cardinals played two games this weekend. In addition, a bunch of other baseball stuff was written about on Viva El Birdos. Here’s some stuff about all that. Ben Markham looked into Yadier Molina’s change in approach depending on if runners are on base, suggesting that Molina is making efficient changes in order to maximize the team’s run-producing potential. The red baron looked at some recent developments occurring in the Cardinals’ farm system, players who may be a year or more away from...
Cards knuckle under to Braves

Cards knuckle under to Braves

Yadier Molina, who started each of the eight games in the just ended winning streak, was out of the Cardinals’ lineup for an obvious reason Sunday. Coupled with Monday’s scheduled off day, it would give him two days off in…
Molina, Fowler out of Cardinals' lineup; Kelly to start behind the plate

Molina, Fowler out of Cardinals' lineup; Kelly to start behind the plate

About 16 hours after Trevor Rosenthal struck out Nick Markakis to end Saturday's game, the Cardinals will take the field at Busch Stadium again looking to finish off a sweep of the Brewers and extend their current winning streak to…
KFFL Aug 13, 2017

Cardinals | St. Louis sitting a pair of regulars

St. Louis Cardinals C Yadier Molina and OF Dexter Fowler are out of the lineup ...
Ortiz: These Cardinals have come together in August

Ortiz: These Cardinals have come together in August

Tired of sputtering along, Yadier Molina and Adam Wainwright moved to re-establish order. On the Cardinals last road trip, they summoned their teammates to The Precinct, a high-end steakhouse.

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