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Oct 22, 2019
Hochman: From Cardinals' Kolten Wong to the NLCS MVP (and the ALCS MVP!), undersized 2Bs are having a moment

Hochman: From Cardinals' Kolten Wong to the NLCS MVP (and the ALCS MVP!), undersized 2Bs are having a moment

I was standing by the Busch Stadium visitors' dugout in July when he walked by. We didn't say anything, but we looked eye-to-eye, and as Jose Altuve passed me, I thought to myself: “There goes my king.”
Oct 20, 2019
Cards hurler Martinez has surgical procedure

Cards hurler Martinez has surgical procedure

After recasting himself as a reliever this season because recurring shoulder weakness prohibited his ability to pitch deep into games as a starter, Carlos Martinez had a “small” surgical procedure late last week to encourage healing in the joint this…
Oct 20, 2019
Martinez has 'small procedure' to address persisting shoulder soreness

Martinez has 'small procedure' to address persisting shoulder soreness

Cardinals closer Carlos Martinez, who moved into a relief role this past season because of recurring soreness and weakness in his right shoulder that he felt limited him as a starter, had a procedure last last week to address the…
Oct 20, 2019

Altuve's homer sends Astros into World Series

HOUSTON — Jose Altuve homered off Aroldis Chapman with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning and the Houston Astros outlasted the New York Yankees 6-4 Saturday night to advance to the World Series for the second time…
Oct 19, 2019
Redbirds simply didn't fly with MLB's flock of offense

Redbirds simply didn't fly with MLB's flock of offense

In late July, as the Cardinals’ offense started to perk up and bring the winning with it, hitting coach Jeff Albert sat in the visitors’ dugout in Pittsburgh and, smartphone and notebook nearby, picked apart some of the inconsistencies he…
Oct 19, 2019
BenFred: If Cardinals and Ozuna split, what is club's answer for his production?

BenFred: If Cardinals and Ozuna split, what is club's answer for his production?

A room full of see-you-laters wasn’t sure what to tell Marcell Ozuna.
Oct 19, 2019
Now 75 Octobers later, a name for the face of the famous Cardinals-Browns World Series photo

Now 75 Octobers later, a name for the face of the famous Cardinals-Browns World Series photo

Just who is the 12-year-old boy smoking a cigarette?
Oct 19, 2019
Braves ponder whether to keep tomahawk chop

Braves ponder whether to keep tomahawk chop

ATLANTA — Atlanta Braves officials say they plan to have talks with Native Americans about the tomahawk chop chant that has drawn complaints and stoked controversy during the Major League Baseball postseason.
Oct 18, 2019

BenFred: Performance of veteran Cardinals encourages uncertainty about 2020

Cardinals fans could not be expected to notice, considering they probably had their heads in their hands for most of the Nationals’ dugout celebrations during the National League Championship Series.
Oct 18, 2019
Cardinals' outfield is in flux for next season

Cardinals' outfield is in flux for next season

There may be whole different trio than what started the final game of NLCs.
Oct 18, 2019
Media Views: Ratings for Cards' NLCS games were worst of this century

Media Views: Ratings for Cards' NLCS games were worst of this century

Ratings continue to fall across the board, including worst figure in this century for NLCS.
Oct 18, 2019
BenFred: In the end, Cardinals carried their quiet offense as far as they could

BenFred: In the end, Cardinals carried their quiet offense as far as they could

You knew it was ending when the defense started to fade.
Oct 17, 2019
BenFred: Four reasons the Cardinals went down 4-0 to the Nationals in the NLCS

BenFred: Four reasons the Cardinals went down 4-0 to the Nationals in the NLCS

Let's review the reasons the Cardinals were so quickly dismissed in their first NLCS appearance since 2014.
Oct 16, 2019
Hochman: Cardinals, 'Waino' should reunite for 2020

Hochman: Cardinals, 'Waino' should reunite for 2020

WASHINGTON — The great pitcher walked alone. He passed the dining area, where some forlorn teammates picked at food, and turned right, down a narrow hallway. And as he exited the visitors’ clubhouse Tuesday at Nationals Park, it was 11:59…
Oct 16, 2019
Getting schooled: Cardinals bet NLCS woes will drive 'young fellas' in future playoff runs

Getting schooled: Cardinals bet NLCS woes will drive 'young fellas' in future playoff runs

"I hope this is the start of something really, really great for this team," Wainwright says.