1. New York Mets-St. Louis Cardinals: Adam Wainwright Goes the Distance in Win

    He was just the remedy the St. Louis Cardinals needed after the 20-inning marathon loss against the New York Mets on Saturday. Adam Wainwright pitched a complete game in a 5-3 victory on Sunday to improve to three wins on the season...

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  2. Cardinals-Brewers: St. Louis' Bullpen Spoils Offensive Explosion

    Drama was in the air at Miller Park Sunday Night. Home runs aplenty combined with late inning heroics gave way for an interesting game to say the least. The St...

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  3. Is Nick Stavinoha a Diamond in the Rough for the St. Louis Cardinals?

    It was a great night for St. Louis on Friday as the Cardinals defeated the Brewers 5-4 with a little help from an unlikely source. Nick Stavinoha...

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  4. Cardinals-Reds: St. Louis' Bullpen Woes Overshadow Penny's Performance

    It was a pitchers duel in Cincinnati on Thursday as Bronson Arroyo and Brad Penny squared off against one another. However, St. Louis' bullpen imploded in the late innings as the Reds defeated the Cardinals 2-1...

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  5. Colby Rasmus: The Cardinals' Slugger Could Be Spark for New "MV3" Lineup

    Albert Pujols and Matt Holliday. St. Louis Cardinals fans know these players well as the heart of the order for the Redbirds, and for good reason. They've consistently produced year in and year out with offensive numbers and defensive prowess...

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  6. MLB Opening Week: A Great Time to Be a Cardinals Fan

    Well folks, it's finally here. Major League Baseball's opening week. The start of promise for teams all around the league to dream of playoffs and championships. The time where really anything can happen...

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  7. A Letter to Mark McGwire: Thanks for '98—It Was a Fraud

    After a lengthy absence from Bleacher Report, I've returned to the sportswriting arena. Unfortunately, it's to write an article that plays it close to the vest. It's about none other than Big Mac, Mark McGwire...

    Derek Coffelt Written by Derek Coffelt about over 4 years ago 338 reads 9 comments

  8. Is Matt Holliday the Right Man for the St. Louis Cardinals?

    It was supposed to happen last season for Cardinals manager Tony La Russa. Matt Holliday was slated to dawn the St. Louis red in 2008. Alas, things don't always work out according to plan. Oh, what could have been...

    Derek Coffelt Written by Derek Coffelt about 5 years ago 317 reads 10 comments

  9. Cardinals-Cubs: St. Louis' Gruesome Twosome Tramples Past Chicago

    The game had some bumps in the road, but every contest can't be dominated. Once again, St. Louis looked towards its offensive leaders, Ryan Ludwick and Albert Pujols (the gruesome twosome), to push past their long time rivals on Friday afternoon...

    Derek Coffelt Written by Derek Coffelt about 5 years ago 111 reads 0 comments

  10. Cardinals-Brewers: Joel Pineiro Orchestrates Masterpiece Over Division Rivals

    With the baseball world swirling over trade talks about possible suitors for Roy Halladay, Cardinals Nation savored a win over their division rivals, the Milwaukee Brewers, on Thursday to extended their lead in the NL Central...

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  11. Cardinals-Reds: St. Louis Takes Command with "Pocket Aces"

    It's the best hand you could possibly start out with in Texas Hold 'Em: two aces. The St. Louis Cardinals certainly have their "pocket aces" running on all cylinders as Albert Pujols provided ...

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  12. Cardinals-Cubs: Wainwright, Pujols "Lights Out" in Showdown Sweep

    Busch Stadium got a little darker yesterday, but in a good way. St. Louis Cardinals team leaders Adam Wainwright and Albert Pujols had huge contributions in sweeping their rivals, the Chicago Cubs, 3-1 on Thursday...

    Derek Coffelt Written by Derek Coffelt about over 5 years ago 212 reads 3 comments

  13. Cardinals-Cubs: The Triumphant Return of Chris Carpenter

    It might have been just exactly what the St. Louis Cardinals needed to turn their season around. The return of their ace, Chris Carpenter. With so many players on the disabled list, it was a welcome sight to see...

    Derek Coffelt Written by Derek Coffelt about over 5 years ago 181 reads 2 comments

  14. Cardinals-Cubs: Joel Pineiro Goes The Distance In Masterful Outing

    St. Louis Cardinals pitching coach Dave Duncan must have been brimming with pride as one of his pitchers went the distance against their archrivals. The pitching masterpiece came from one of the most unlikely sources, Joel Pineiro...

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  15. Cardinals-Pirates: Redbirds Avoid Sweep with the Help of a Young Gun

    With All-star slugger Ryan Ludwick and veteran Rick Ankiel both on the disabled list, the St. Louis Cardinals looked extremely thin at their outfield positions. Colby Rasmus stepped up to the plate to fill-in for those big shoes as he helped St...

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  16. Report: Manny Ramirez Tests Positive for PED's, Suspended 50 Games

    According to a report by the Los Angeles Times, slugger Manny Ramirez has tested positive for using performance-enhancing drugs. As a result, he's been suspended 50 games starting with tonight's game against the Washington Nationals...

    Derek Coffelt Written by Derek Coffelt about over 5 years ago 103 reads 2 comments

  17. Cardinals-Pirates: Albert Pujols Stops Bleeding with Long Ball

    Apparently MLB managers didn't get the memo on Albert Pujols. He continues to torch pitchers left and right as he added to his stats on Wednesday when the Cardinals defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-2, stopping a three-game losing skid...

    Derek Coffelt Written by Derek Coffelt about over 5 years ago 153 reads 4 comments

  18. Cardinals-Nationals: Mitchell Boggs Impresses But Isn't a Factor

    The St. Louis Cardinals continued their dramatics on Thursday as they rallied to defeat the Washington Nationals 9-4. Scoring five runs in the top of the ninth inning, the Nationals bullpen seemed to show shades of St...

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  19. Cardinals-Braves: Joel Pineiro Stays Perfect With Defensive Help

    The Cardinals have taken some flak about their defensive play thus far this season. Committing 20 errors through the first 19 games of the season, St. Louis led the majors in fielding blunders...

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  20. Cardinals-Cubs: Albert Pujols Blasts into the Record Books in Grand Style

    He's simply the best I've seen, and that is no exaggeration. Albert Pujols lead the way once again as the Cardinals beat their long time rivals, the Chicago Cubs 8-2 on Saturday...

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  21. Cardinals-Cubs: Pujols Leads St. Louis Past Chicago With Speed

    Albert Pujols has accomplished much already in his career. Last night, he added yet another accolade to that long list. For the first time in his career, he stole a base in his third consecutive game...

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  22. Cardinals-Mets: Pujols Helps Complete Sweep with the Long Ball

    It wasn't anything we didn't know already. Albert Pujols is one of the best hitters in the majors. I may go out on a "limb" and say he's the best hitter. Prove me wrong...

    Derek Coffelt Written by Derek Coffelt about over 5 years ago 116 reads 2 comments

  23. Cardinals-Mets: St. Louis' Weakest Link Helps Secure a Victory

    It was probably too good to be true—I couldn't believe my own eyes. The Cardinals bullpen was actually protecting a lead that their offense had scraped together. However, it wasn't a dream...

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  24. Cardinals-Cubs: Ludwick's Heroics Fall Short as Bullpen Implodes

    Ryan Ludwick certainly is no fluke. The 30-year-old outfielder proved just how potent his bat can be on Friday as the Cardinals lost a nail-biter 8-7 to the Chicago Cubs...

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  25. Cardinals-Astros: Kyle Lohse Shuts Down Houston in Pitching Gem

    Closer by committee? Who needs it? Certainly not Kyle Lohse. The young right-hander dominated the Houston Astros with a complete game gem on his way to help the Cardinals win 3-0 on Easter Sunday, completing the series sweep...

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