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May 25, 2018
Ortiz: Mizzou's Sterk learns valuable lesson

Ortiz: Mizzou's Sterk learns valuable lesson

Mizzou athletics director Jim Sterk has learned that he must be more careful with his words and realize that he cannot make unfounded accusations, especially when dealing with racist epithets.
May 24, 2018
Ortiz: Several late-spring signings not working out so well

Ortiz: Several late-spring signings not working out so well

The Cardinals’ Greg Holland, the Twins’ Lance Lynn, the Rockies’ Carlos Gonzalez and the Orioles’ Alex Cobb are collectively proving that the rest of the baseball world was smart to avoid them this offseason.
May 23, 2018
Ortiz: Cardinals' Holland needs to find the reset button

Ortiz: Cardinals' Holland needs to find the reset button

Greg Holland was serenaded with boos again Tuesday night at Busch Stadium, and he got off lightly because a great majority of the crowd started heading to the exits just before he took the mound in the ninth inning.
May 20, 2018
Ortiz: Gibson's story continues to make impression

Ortiz: Gibson's story continues to make impression

Bob Gibson could not have possibly known how accurate he was Friday night when he made a simple observation about Thomas Mack, the young Ferguson rapper who helped write a song about the legendary Cardinals’ righthander.
May 18, 2018
Cards have pitching depth to deal with injuries

Cards have pitching depth to deal with injuries

Carlos Martinez was certain that he could have pitched through the pain near his shoulder in part because he quietly pitched through similar discomfort in spring training. The irritation was noticeably worse after his last start, though, and he was…
May 16, 2018
Ortiz: Hitting coaches might have to take the rap for Cards' anemic offense

Ortiz: Hitting coaches might have to take the rap for Cards' anemic offense

Judging by the standings, the Cardinals are in a good spot heading to the quarter mark of the season. They’ve proven to be a resilient and competitive bunch while remaining among the NL Central leaders even though three regulars have…
May 11, 2018
Ortiz: Machado makes intriguing trade target

Ortiz: Machado makes intriguing trade target

There’s plenty of baseball to be played, so let’s concede that point right from the start. Nonetheless, it’s no longer quite so easy to ignore the stagnant offense that we’ve seen from some key Cardinals over the first 35 games…
May 9, 2018
Ortiz: Redbirds lay an egg in series against Twins

Ortiz: Redbirds lay an egg in series against Twins

Every team has bad games, but the Cardinals realize they should have played much better.
May 7, 2018
Ortiz: Cardinals show mental toughness, confidence in sweep of Cubs

Ortiz: Cardinals show mental toughness, confidence in sweep of Cubs

As the momentum builds and the confidence grows for the men wearing the birds-on-the-bat logo, the Cardinals’ swagger is starting to manifest itself.
May 6, 2018
Molina undergoes surgery, expected to be out for at least a month

Molina undergoes surgery, expected to be out for at least a month

Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina, who underwent surgery Saturday night, will be out for at least a month.
May 6, 2018
Some Cubs players will help Molina raise aid for Puerto Rico

Some Cubs players will help Molina raise aid for Puerto Rico

With the exception of the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees, you won’t find a bigger rivalry in baseball than the one between the Cardinals and Cubs. It’s not as nasty as the one between the AL East…
May 4, 2018
ORTIZ: Home run helps reveal friendship, sense of family

ORTIZ: Home run helps reveal friendship, sense of family

Jose and Carlos Martinez have formed one of the deepest friendships on the Cardinals’ roster. They don’t just refer to themselves as brothers. They call each other “hermanitos,” little brothers.
May 2, 2018
Ortiz: Matheny has come a long way in 1,000 games as Cards manager

Ortiz: Matheny has come a long way in 1,000 games as Cards manager

Mike Matheny doesn’t get many opportunities to have dinner with his family during the course of a demanding 162-game season, so the gathering at his home Monday night was special even before he saw the chocolate cake his daughter baked…
Apr 29, 2018
Ortiz: Cardinals' young pitchers require patience

Ortiz: Cardinals' young pitchers require patience

Only two weeks ago, Luke Weaver appeared worthy of slotting behind ace Carlos Martinez in the Cardinals’ rotation. He had an impressive 2.08 ERA after three starts, prompting manager Mike Matheny and pitching coach Mike Maddux to alter the rotation…
Apr 27, 2018
Ortiz: Cards believe, and now they're providing the proof

Ortiz: Cards believe, and now they're providing the proof

As several of their Cardinals teammates headed to the team bus late Thursday afternoon, Jose Martinez sang loudly along to the salsa playing in the home clubhouse’s boombox. He shook his hips and looked over at Yadier Molina and Marcell…

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