5/25/2016 | Cardinals continue to be thorn in Arrieta's side
Jake Arrieta seems nearly untouchable most of the time. He had allowed nine earned runs all season and came into Wednesday's game with eight wins and a 1.29 ERA. He left Busch Stadium with nine victories after the Cardinals fell short in a 9-8 loss to the Cubs, but Arrieta's numbers continue to take a turn for the worse when he sees the birds on the bat.
5/25/2016 | Starting-pitching woes proving costly to Cards
In the minutes following Wednesday's 9-8 defeat to the Cubs at Busch Stadium, the Cardinals' clubhouse was brewing with a mélange of frustration and satisfaction. It was a group irked that it had fallen just short, yet still proud of the spirited comeback that positioned it one ninth-inning hit away from stealing a win.
5/25/2016 | Peralta making progress on rehab assignment
Jhonny Peralta's tenure with the Class A Peoria Chiefs will end on Wednesday, but his rehab assignment is poised to continue.
5/25/2016 | Carpenter misses game for birth of first child
The Cardinals were without third baseman Matt Carpenter for Wednesday's 9-8 loss to the Cubs and were preparing for the possibility that he'll miss part of the team's upcoming series in Washington because of the birth of his first child.
5/25/2016 | Cards get OF Martinez from KC for cash considerations
The Cardinals added to their outfield depth on Wednesday by acquiring Jose Martinez from the Royals for cash considerations. Martinez, 27, has been assigned him to the Cardinals' Triple-A Memphis roster.
5/25/2016 | Cards, Nats to open four-game set in nation's capital
The Cardinals and Nationals start a four-game set in Washington on Thursday, with Mike Leake and Joe Ross squaring off in the opener.
5/25/2016 | Rubber match at Busch Stadium pits Arrieta against Martinez
In Wednesday's series finale, the Cardinals will strive to keep the Cubs from running away early with the NL Central. But it won't be easy -- the Cubs have won 22 straight games started by ace Jake Arrieta. The Cardinals counter with Carlos Martinez; they have won all five games started by the right-hander against the Cubs.
5/25/2016 | Group of Phillies among top prospect performers
Rhys Hoskins has hit his share of home runs this season, but none have been bigger than the walk-off grand slam he hit Tuesday to lead Double-A Reading past Erie, 11-9. Hoskins was among the top prospect performers on Tuesday.
5/25/2016 | Diaz delivers highlight-reel-worthy catch
Though tied for the Major League lead in errors, Aledmys Diaz washed away the memory of his previous mistakes with an incredible catch in the Cardinals' 12-3 loss to the Cubs on Tuesday.
5/25/2016 | Wacha describes arm as 'dragging' after loss
After giving up a career-worst eight runs on Tuesday, Michael Wacha is winless since April 23. Both he and Mike Matheny cite mechanical inconsistencies as the culprit.
5/24/2016 | Cubs' 15-hit attack polishes Hammel's gem
Any chance the Cardinals had of rolling over momentum from their series-opening walk-off win evaporated before they could send their first batter to the plate on Tuesday, as the Cubs opened the night with a six-run first and then cruised to a 12-3 victory that evened the three-game set at Busch Stadium.
5/24/2016 | After a few steps back, Wong moving forward
After trudging through the season's first month trying to enact changes to the setup of his swing, Kolten Wong has found positive traction recently, and entered Tuesday enjoying a 10-game stretch in which he hit .355/.444/.516 with a .961 OPS.
5/24/2016 | Hammel, Wacha square off with something to prove
Tuesday night's matchup between the Cardinals and Cubs will feature two starters, Jason Hammel and Michael Wacha, who face an uphill climb after their last outings.
5/24/2016 | Adams the latest to come through off the bench
Through the first two months of the season, the Cardinals have quickly become the best pinch-hitting team in the Major Leagues with nine pinch-hit home runs, one shy of the team record set in 1998.
5/24/2016 | Ortiz, Naylor among top prospect performers Monday
Luis Ortiz, baseball's No. 69 overall prospect, made a seamless transition to Double-A as he enjoyed a stellar debut for Double-A Frisco. The Rangers' No. 4 prospect limited San Antonio to just one run in six innings, striking out six batters against one walk in a 11-1 win.
5/24/2016 | Eventful 9th swings game Cardinals' way
Randal Grichuk's game-winning moment on Monday capped a swing of momentum that began in the top half of the ninth with a double play turned by Matt Carpenter.
5/23/2016 | Grichuk's 1st walk-off HR closes Central gap
With a walk-off home run by Randal Grichuk, the Cardinals completed a 4-3, come-from-behind win on Monday to carve into the Cubs' lead in the National League Central. The victory, which came in front of a sellout crowd at Busch Stadium, pulled the Cardinals to within six games of the Cubs, the closest they've been since the second day of May.
5/23/2016 | Flores getting ready for first Draft with Cards
With the days dwindling until the MLB Draft on June 9-11, the Cardinals' new scouting director, Randy Flores, will spend one more week on the road before returning to St. Louis to meet with his staff and make final preparations for the three-day, 40-round event.
5/23/2016 | Legends set to welcome stars of the future at 2016 MLB Draft
Major League Baseball announced the annual list of club reps for the 2016 MLB Draft on Monday, and as usual it is a star-studded gathering from the past that will man the phones and help welcome the future on the first night of selections.
5/22/2016 | Reyes among top prospect performers in debut
Alex Reyes did not disappoint in his highly anticipated season and Triple-A debut on Sunday, as the No. 11 overall prospect allowed just two hits (both singles) in four scoreless innings to pace Memphis in an 8-1 win over Fresno.
5/22/2016 | Off arm angle makes Garcia's start one to forget
It was a rapid unraveling for Cardinals lefty Jaime Garcia, who couldn't contain the D-backs' offense without his usual pitch movement and was unable to make the in-game adjustment necessary to extend his afternoon on Sunday.
5/22/2016 | Top prospect Reyes returns from suspension
Right-hander Alex Reyes pitched for Triple-A Memphis on Sunday, his first start since his 50-game suspension for marijuana usage ended.
5/22/2016 | Lackey, Waino matchup set for NL Central rivals
The Cubs will try to right a ship that has veered off course slightly, while the Cardinals look to maneuver within manageable striking distance of first place in the National League Central when the two clubs meet for their second series of the season at 7:15 p.m. CT on Monday at Busch Stadium.
5/22/2016 | Greinke's best start leads D-backs over Cards
The D-backs ambushed opposing starter Jaime Garcia to seal a series win on Sunday, jumping out to an early lead that Zack Greinke never allowed the Cardinals to threaten en route to a 7-2 victory at Busch Stadium.
5/22/2016 | Cardinals intend to get Rosenthal more work
Concerned that sporadic work is the culprit behind Trevor Rosenthal's recent command troubles, manager Mike Matheny said he will be more intentional in getting his closer into games even if the appearances come in non-save spots.
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