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Arch Authority 4 hours ago

St. Louis Cardinals: Matt Carpenter Suspended One Game for Contact With Umpire

Matt Carpenter will miss Tuesday’s game after making contact with an umpire this past weekend. Major League Baseball announced on Tuesday afternoon that St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Matt Carpenter has been suspended one game for tapping umpire John Tumpane during an argument in the seventh inning of the Cardinals’ 6-4 win over the Milwaukee […] St. Louis Cardinals: Matt Carpenter Suspended One Game for Contact With Umpire - Arch Authority - Arch Authority - A St. Louis Sports Site - Cardinals, Rams, Blues, and more!
Viva El Birdos 6 hours ago
Cardinals next three games are scheduled against the Blue Jays

Cardinals next three games are scheduled against the Blue Jays

A series preview The early part of the St. Louis Cardinals season seems like it has been filled with highs and lows, though this is probably at least partially psychological. The national sports conversation is currently being dominated by the playoffs in both the NBA and NHL, and we are still not that far removed from our most recently watched baseball games being playoff ones, and of our most recent Cardinals-watching experiences being extremely important games in late 2016, which were de facto playoff games. As it turns out, and this can be corroborated through Baseball Reference or...
Arch Authority 8 hours ago

St. Louis Cardinals Remove Anthony García from 40-Man Roster

Anthony García is no longer a member of the Cardinals’ 40-man roster. Via the St. Louis Cardinals’ transactions page, minor-league outfielder Anthony García has been outrighted off the 40-man roster. It’s somewhat odd that the Cardinals decided to make the move now, seeing as they didn’t add a player to the 40-man in a corresponding […] St. Louis Cardinals Remove Anthony García from 40-Man Roster - Arch Authority - Arch Authority - A St. Louis Sports Site - Cardinals, Rams, Blues, and more!
Viva El Birdos 9 hours ago
Allow Adam Wainwright’s adorable family ease your troubled soul - A Hunt and Peck

Allow Adam Wainwright’s adorable family ease your troubled soul - A Hunt and Peck

Let the adorable-ness warm your heart Monday I asked that you all allow Dexter Fowler’s adorable family to ease your troubled soul. If you have not yet, I advise that you do so. Because cute Cardinals related stories are basically my life force, I am here again with another adorable child of a member of your favorite baseball team. Adam Wainwright’s family has long been appreciated for its cuteness. Exhibit A: Happy Halloween from the land of Oz! Send me some pics of what costumes y'all are wearing! pic.twitter.com/bQ6JuxgUB2 — Adam Wainwright (@UncleCharlie50) October 31, 2016 ...
Jays Journal 9 hours ago

Blue Jays Series Preview Vs. St. Louis Cardinals

The Toronto Blue Jays split their four-game series against the Los Angeles Angels. They will now head to St. Louis to take on the Cardinals in a three-game series starting Tuesday night at Busch Stadium. This is the first road interleague series for the Toronto Blue Jays (5-14) this season, and they’ll play the St. Louis […] Blue Jays Series Preview Vs. St. Louis Cardinals - Jays Journal - Jays Journal - A Toronto Blue Jays Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Viva El Birdos 13 hours ago
An early look at the Cardinals’ power production

An early look at the Cardinals’ power production

Let’s see what we can glean from the early returns of the 2017 season. Last year, the Cardinals were a team that relied on the long ball. They were second in the league in homers, behind only the Baltimore Orioles. The Orioles play in the fifth most homer-friendly environment, and commonly build their team around that fact. The Cards play in the 7th least friendly park for homers, and deliberately went in a different direction this off-season, letting long-ball threats Matt Holliday and Brandon Moss go. Those decisions have created concerns here and elsewhere that the Cardinals wouldn’t...
Viva El Birdos 15 hours ago
Cardinals news and notes: Greg Garcia, Kevin Siegrist, Minors, Dexter Fowler

Cardinals news and notes: Greg Garcia, Kevin Siegrist, Minors, Dexter Fowler

Monday’s happenings Here’s a look back at the stories from Monday, an off day for the Cardinals: Can Greg Garcia continue to get on base? - Alex Crisafulli led off Monday with a story focused on Cardinals infielder Greg Garcia, more specifically his on-base rate that’s probably not sustainable for an entire season. For Kevin Siegrist, it’s not just a velocity problem - Joe Schwarz examined Kevin Siegrist like only Joe Schwarz can, detailing the deeper issues behind the lefty’s lack of stellar performance. Weekend Farm Report: Tuivailala sharp out of ‘pen, Flaherty dominant in...
Viva El Birdos Apr 24, 2017
Weekend Farm Report: Tuivailala sharp out of ‘pen, Flaherty dominant in start; Voit hot at the plate

Weekend Farm Report: Tuivailala sharp out of ‘pen, Flaherty dominant in start; Voit hot at the plate

Notes from the affiliates from the previous weekend The Cardinals four affiliate teams combined for five wins in their twelve games over the weekend. The Triple-A Memphis Redbirds played a doubleheader on Friday against the Colorado Springs Sky Sox, and High-A Palm Beach’s game against the Charlotte Stone Crabs on Sunday was postponed to a later date. With that, here are some notes from the weekend: -Outfielder Chad Huffman, subject of the most recent journal, notched two doubles and drove in four runs for Memphis. -Double-A Springfield Cardinals hurler Jack Flaherty - ranked fifth on the...
Viva El Birdos Apr 24, 2017
For Kevin Siegrist, it’s not just a velocity problem

For Kevin Siegrist, it’s not just a velocity problem

Compounding issues are plaguing Kevin Siegrist in 2017. When a pitcher struggles — as Kevin Siegrist definitely has through 19 team games this season — velocity is often turned to as the starting point when trying to dissect the problem. For most pitchers, velocity can begin to tell the story, but rarely does it lead to a comprehensive diagnosis. Before looking closer into the makings of Siegrist’s struggles this season, let’s first take a look at his not so pretty 2017 stat line, via FanGraphs: Frankly, the only thing “good” about Siegrist’s 2017 is that we are still only...
Viva El Birdos Apr 24, 2017
Can Greg Garcia continue to get on base?

Can Greg Garcia continue to get on base?

Greg Garcia has excelled at reaching first base and hopefully it’s sustainable as his playing time increases. Since last Sunday night in the Bronx, infielder Greg Garcia has gotten the start in six of the Cardinals’ eight games, has played three different positions, and batted at five different spots in the order. Heading into yesterday’s “they better not blow this” 6-4 win to finish off Milwaukee, he’s hit a meager .286/.286/.429 since last Sunday in 21 plate appearances (including two pinch-hit appearances), which isn’t all that great but it’s a line you can live with...
Viva El Birdos Apr 24, 2017
Cardinals news and notes: Gyorko, Robert, and the Brewers

Cardinals news and notes: Gyorko, Robert, and the Brewers

4/22-4/23, 2017 Unfortunately, there are no other sports going on right now that people are excited about, particularly in St. Louis, but luckily, we do have the St. Louis Cardinals. Here are the posts we had on Viva El Birdos this last weekend. Ben Markham wrote about how Jedd Gyorko, who is my own personal hero and life aspiration, should be the starting third baseman for the Cardinals, even when Jhonny Peralta comes back from the Disabled List. The red baron, who has written extensively on international prospect Luis Robert in the past, wrote more about him on Sunday. He also threatened...
Viva El Birdos Apr 23, 2017
Leake coasts as Cardinals outlast Brewers 4.23.17

Leake coasts as Cardinals outlast Brewers 4.23.17

Good pitching and timely hitting overcome bad base-running and defense. The Cardinals faced off against Jimmy Nelson and the Brewers. Nelson is coming off a shellacking at the hands of the Cubs in his last start, but had been very good in his 2 starts prior. Nelson features a mid-90s 4-seam fastball, a high-80s change-up and slider, and a mid-80s curveball. He typically struggles with control, and led the league in walks in 2016, but has not walked more than 2 in a game yet this season. Many Cardinals have had great success against him in their careers, including Dexter Fowler, Matt...
Viva El Birdos Apr 23, 2017
Cardinals Farm Journal: Week of 4/16-22

Cardinals Farm Journal: Week of 4/16-22

Notes on Huffman, Fernandez, Gallen, and Knizner Here’s a look back at notable Minor League performances from the previous week: Position Player of the Week: outfielder Chad Huffman, Triple-A Memphis Redbirds Signed by the Cardinals as a Minor League free agent in November, the 31-year-old Huffman joined the team in Spring Training before beginning his regular-season tenure with the club in Memphis, where he has performed quite nicely. Over the previous week, Huffman went 9-for-20 with five doubles, a home run, five runs batted in, and a couple of walks. Starting Pitcher of the Week:...
Viva El Birdos Apr 22, 2017
Game 18 Recap: Cards Top Brewers 4-1

Game 18 Recap: Cards Top Brewers 4-1

Lance Lynn Strikes Many Fellows Out, team inches toward .500 Hello sports fans. The Cardinals are bad now. I dunno! They should stop being bad soon if they want to win more. Tonight they were pretty good though, and they won. The Lineup Lance Lynn took the mound for the good guys; nights off for Dexter Fowler (nursing a sore heel) and Aledmys Diaz (routine). Milwaukee started some guys. Eric Thames was one; he’s cool. Chase Anderson was their pitcher. The Game The Cardinals wasted leadoff doubles in consecutive innings to start the game. But Ryan Braun misplayed the ball...
Outside Pitch Apr 22, 2017

Adam Wainwright has a big game and it should serve as motivation for the St. Louis Cardinals

Following a brutal weekend sweep in New York, the St. Louis Cardinals recorded a sweep of their own over the Pittsburgh Pirates and have now won four out of the previous five games, hoping to use Adam Wainwright’s big game against the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday night as motivation moving forward. The Cardinals, 7-10, remain near the […] The post Adam Wainwright has a big game and it should serve as motivation for the St. Louis Cardinals appeared first on OutsidePitchMLB.
Viva El Birdos Apr 22, 2017
Jedd Gyorko should be the starting third baseman

Jedd Gyorko should be the starting third baseman

the stats that are relevent at this early stage support it. After winning four out of five, it looks like the Cardinals are getting back into the thick of things. They’re still only 7-10, which by all accounts is not a good record. However, it’s all relative. The Birds are two games back of the second Wild Card. That’s currently being held by the Reds, a team projected to be 20 games worse than .500 the rest of the way. The Diamondbacks are a game and a half better than that, and project to lose seven more games than they win the rest of the way. The Rockies are leading the N.L. West...
Viva El Birdos Apr 22, 2017
Cardinals news and notes: Peralta, Lyons, and the Brewers

Cardinals news and notes: Peralta, Lyons, and the Brewers

VEB stuff. As I write this, it is cold and rainy in St. Louis. Luckily, the Cardinals are in Milwaukee and Miller Park has a retractable roof anyway so whatever. Here’s what happened on Viva El Birdos yesterday. I wrote about Jhonny Peralta and how his post-DL playing time could serve as an omen for how Mike Matheny handles future St. Louis Cardinals veterans in the twilight of their careers. This post changed dramatically from anti-Matheny to pro-Matheny to Matheny-neutral over the last week, but when Peralta comes back, I should probably get angrier or happier. International prospect...
Viva El Birdos Apr 21, 2017
Wainwright Does It All, Definitively Proves DH Rule Is Stupid

Wainwright Does It All, Definitively Proves DH Rule Is Stupid

Waino delivers a dominant performance, leading on both sides of the ledger to even Brewers series Pregame We are playing a game tonight against the Brewers, who have started the year much better than us. Adam Wainwright squares off against Wily Peralta. You know most of these guys. We need a win after last night’s sad dingerfest and the sluggish start we got off to. Let’s go Cardinals! :clap clap clapclapclap: The Game First inning - Matt Carpenter doubled with two outs, then was picked off of second to end the inning, thrown out on the bases like a...
Viva El Birdos Apr 21, 2017
Tyler Lyons has returned! - A Hunt and Peck

Tyler Lyons has returned! - A Hunt and Peck

And he looks the same - exactly the same. TYLER LYONS IS BACK! It is true - after suffering a stress fracture in his knee that sidelined him last season, everyone’s favorite lefty is back! Here Tyler Lyons talks with Jim Hayes about his injury, his rehab, and being back on the team: Hey @FSMidwest , I fixed this video for you #stlcards pic.twitter.com/wYq4rIwyeZ — Gail Luscombe (@grVanSlyke) April 21, 2017 Oh, gosh, my apologies. I appear to have embedded the wrong video. Here: Lyons on comeback from DL: "There was a lot of unknown to me. ... until we had that surgery. There...
Viva El Birdos Apr 21, 2017
Cardinals fall to Brewers and their stupid home run slide - A Recap from April 20, 2017

Cardinals fall to Brewers and their stupid home run slide - A Recap from April 20, 2017

(It is not really a stupid slide, I am just saying that because I am jealous) Act I Enter Cardinals All: This Brewer team is fierce, but so are weAnd though we find ourselves behind right nowWe are brave and strong and fight valiantlyWe shall change our fate Kolten Wong: I’ll lead ye commrades!Through the strength of my bat the odds even[hits triple]‘Tis not over! ‘Tis not over! Make haste!The tables have turned, there is no time to waste. Act II Matthew the Carpenter: Waste no time, I shall. I see Wong’s tripleAnd better it one. Watch me, countrymen.We shall win today if I have my...

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