BenFred: Matt Carpenter’s comeback could help Cardinals save sinking hitters | Ben Frederickson

Matt Carpenter, Yankees hat atop his graying head, wiped away tears. “Excuse me,” Carpenter said Friday afternoon. “I didn’t want to do that. Sorry guys. The former Cardinals All-Star explained how he still pulls for the Cardinals — outside of this weekend, of course. He shared how excited his kids were to hear about this … Read more

Addition of two starters means Andre Pallante is going to the Cardinals’ bullpen St. Louis Cardinals

Six into five means rookie Andre Pallante, who pitched shutout ball for eight innings in his previous start, is going to the Cardinals’ bullpen. Since Pallante beat Washington 5-0 on Sunday, the Cardinals have added left-handers Jose Quintana and Jordan Montgomery to the rotation, giving them six starters when only five are generally needed. Quintana … Read more

First Pitch: Cardinals postponed due to rain, set for double-header Thursday as make up | Cardinal Beat

The Cardinals Wednesday evening game against the Chicago Cubs has been postponed due to rain. The game will be made up Thursday at 12:15pm as part of a double-header with the originally scheduled game still taking place at 6:45pm. ________________________________________________________________ Starting the day winners of four of their last five games, the Cardinals now sit … Read more

Cardinals patch gaps in pitching staff, acquire Jose Quintana, Chris Stratton from Pirates | St. Louis Cardinals

With a deadline approaching and that innings gap looming, the Cardinals’ goal to fortify the rotation, acquire a lefty if possible, and add to their bullpen flowed together at a familiar place, just one they rarely visit for trades. The Cardinals finalized a deal late Monday night with Pittsburgh to trade lefty Jose Quintana and … Read more

Rookie Andre Pallante zeroes in vs. Nationals, asserts place in Cardinals’ pitching plans | St. Louis Cardinals

WASHINGTON — By the time he prepared to face the middle of the Nationals order for the third time and Juan Soto shuffled and stretched in the batter’s box, Cardinals rookie Andre Pallante had already established his fastball. They had seen the curve and the new, revved-up zoom on the slider. He had pitch count … Read more

Cardinals notebook: As trade pursuits continue, were talks with Nats caught on camera? | St. Louis Cardinals

WASHINGTON — With the season in full swing and team officials scattered around the country, not consolidated in the same hotel for a few December days, it’s rare for executives to be able to meet face to face for negotiations at the trade deadline. Let alone have that meeting caught on camera for live TV. … Read more

Undermanned Cardinals could use a shot in the arm against AL East teams St. Louis Cardinals

The cards are already stacked against the St. Louis nine with unvaccinated sluggers Paul Goldschmidt and Nolan Arenado absent from the two-game series beginning Tuesday night in Toronto. Added to this fact is that only a few Cardinals on the trip have played in Rogers Center. That basically covers Adam Wainwright, Albert Pujols, Corey Dickerson … Read more

Hochman: Disappointing decision by Cardinals’ Paul Goldschmidt, Nolan Arenado could affect playoffs | Benjamin Hochman

If the St. Louis Cardinals make it to the World Series and play the Toronto Blue Jays — currently the team with the third-best record in the American League — unvaccinated All-Stars Paul Goldschmidt and Nolan Arenado won’t be able to play in the road games. At least that would be the case under current … Read more

Cardinals’ Goldschmidt, Arenado won’t go to Toronto because they are unvaccinated St. Louis Cardinals

CINCINNATI — The fact that his two best players, Paul Goldschmidt and Nolan Arenado, won’t be available to him in Toronto on Tuesday and Wednesday doesn’t upset Cardinals manager Oliver Marmol at all. At least that’s what he was saying Sunday after the announcement was made that his two stars had chosen not to be … Read more