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Jul 1, 2022
Revisiting Mark Grudzielanek's cycle in 2005

Revisiting Mark Grudzielanek's cycle in 2005

On April 27, 2005, a smooth-handed infielder on a one-year residency with the Cardinals pulled off a feat that hadn't been matched until Nolan Arenado hit for the cycle on Friday in Philadelphia.
Jun 30, 2022
Surviving 'the grind': Cardinals' plans to weather rigorous schedule 'reveal a better team'

Surviving 'the grind': Cardinals' plans to weather rigorous schedule 'reveal a better team'

A test of roster dexterity and depth, Cardinals complete a stretch of 74 games in 77 days, going 40-34, and the calendar doesn't relent for another 17 days.
Jun 30, 2022

Derrick Goold reunites with Bernie Miklasz for the 10th anniversary of the Best Podcast in Baseball

In the 10 years since the beginning of BPIB, what are some of the discouraging trends in baseball — and encouraging trends, too?
Jun 30, 2022
By staying grounded, 'legit dude' Pallante rewriting his role with Cardinals on the fly

By staying grounded, 'legit dude' Pallante rewriting his role with Cardinals on the fly

Rookie right-hander pitched a career high seven innings, said going pitch for pitch with Miami ace Alcantara in last at-bat loss was 'an honor to be challenged.'
Jun 29, 2022
Cardinals notebook: Fernandez's shift to sinker focuses velocity 'you can't pick up at Schnucks'

Cardinals notebook: Fernandez's shift to sinker focuses velocity 'you can't pick up at Schnucks'

At the urging of veteran starter Wainwright, reliever dusted off a pitch he had ditched and coupled with a new slider looks like "a different guy" in majors.
Jun 29, 2022
Quick Hits: Alcantara completely outlasts Cardinals as Marlins rally, 4-3, to avoid sweep

Quick Hits: Alcantara completely outlasts Cardinals as Marlins rally, 4-3, to avoid sweep

Pallante pitches a career-high seven innings and leaves with a one-run lead created by Sosa's second triple in as many starts.
Jun 29, 2022

Cardinals see how Hudson, Carlson can ‘take that next step’ to fortify contending depth

Hudson completed five innings in 5-3 win but did not seize on a chance to throw the sixth two. Eight of Carlson’s past 12 hits have been for extra bases.
Jun 28, 2022
Cardinals Quick Hits: Sosa, Carlson key Cardinals' rally to reel in Marlins, hook 5-3 victory

Cardinals Quick Hits: Sosa, Carlson key Cardinals' rally to reel in Marlins, hook 5-3 victory

Sosa's triple in the fifth inning starts a four-run binge that brings the Cardinals back from a 3-0 deficit, makes a winner of Hudson.
Jun 28, 2022
Cardinals notebook: How Knizner, Alcantara conspired as prospects to develop elite sinker

Cardinals notebook: How Knizner, Alcantara conspired as prospects to develop elite sinker

Five years after they were teammates at Class AA Springfield, the Marlins ace and Cardinals catcher admit they 'fudged' some to avoid using four-seam fastball.
Jun 27, 2022

Goold: Cardinals restricted by their own risk aversion

Check out the hits from the weekly Cardinals chat with Post-Dispatch baseball writer Derrick Goold.
Jun 26, 2022
'Dead arm' abbreviates Flaherty's start, prolongs Cardinals' search to enliven rotation

'Dead arm' abbreviates Flaherty's start, prolongs Cardinals' search to enliven rotation

After two choppy, but scoreless two innings from Flaherty's outing ended abruptly when he felt like 'nothing' was coming out of his hand in loss to Cubs.
Jun 23, 2022
Standings remain the same, but changes afoot for Cardinals after loss to Brewers

Standings remain the same, but changes afoot for Cardinals after loss to Brewers

Starter Hudson allows two homers that tilt the game toward Milwaukee, but 6-4 loss also include reminder of continuing renovations to the bullpen.
Jun 23, 2022

Cardinals notebook: With Molina out, starts up for grabs between Knizner and Herrera

Rookie Herrera had a savvy, calm deke to steal an out at home plate and avoid a run. But offense from catcher position continues to sink, batting .117 in June.
Jun 23, 2022
Cardinals Quick Hits: Brewers slug for lead, bullpen holds fast to split series vs. Cardinals

Cardinals Quick Hits: Brewers slug for lead, bullpen holds fast to split series vs. Cardinals

Hudson allows two home runs, cannot complete the fifth inning, and Milwaukee's celebrated bullpen offers no wiggle room late for Cardinals to rally.
Jun 23, 2022

A two-team tussle straight out of Central casting: Best Podcast in Baseball

The Milwaukee Brewers broadcaster joins Derrick Goold to talk about the Brewers' quest for a fifth consecutive playoff appearance.

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