STLSportsPage.com                           Rob Rains, Editor-in-Chief                                 8/14/2018

   

Mike Shildt's job change didn't change who he is
Mike Shildt's job change didn't change who he is
It's been exactly one month since Mike Shildt became the Cardinals' interim manager, and despite the new job title, who he is as a person hasn't changed - a big reason for the team's revival.
Game Report: Cardinals 6, Nationals 4
Game Report: Cardinals 6, Nationals 4
John Gant's first major-league hit was a two-run homer, sparking the Cardinals to their seventh consecutive win on Tuesday night that left them just four games behind the Cubs.
Ranking the top Cardinals prospects for 2018
Ranking the top Cardinals prospects for 2018
There are multiple changes in this year's ranking of the Cardinals top prospects - 13 of the 18 players were not ranked or not in the organization a year ago. Alex Reyes still tops the list.
Deadline day deals include sending Pham to Rays
Deadline day deals include sending Pham to Rays
The Cardinals made two trades before the deadline on Tuesday, including sending outfielder Tommy Pham to the Tampa Bay Rays in exchange for three prospects.
How are Cardinals new draft picks doing so far?
How are Cardinals new draft picks doing so far?
The sample size is admittedly small, but here is a rundown of how some of the Cardinals' new draft picks have begun their pro careers, including first baseman Luken Baker.
Cardinals believe Gorman can be
Cardinals believe Gorman can be "a special player"
It hasn't taken long for 18-year-old Nolan Gorman, to make a favorable impression on the Cardinals and prompt long-time coaches to say he has a chance to be "a special player."
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Game Report: Cardinals 7, Royals 0


Friday night presented almost the perfect scenario for the Cardinals - a red-hot Matt Carpenter going into Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, which he has turned into his personal playground over his career. 

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The Ambush lose MacGregor to injury suffered in charity game


The St. Louis Ambush don’t kick off their 2018-19 season until December but for one player, his season is over before it began. Midfielder Ross MacGregor suffered multiple injuries to his right knee while participating in the International Futsal Showcase, a charity game, on August

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Game Report: Cardinals 7, Marlins 1


Matt Carpenter homered again and Yadier Molina drove in three runs with a homer and double to back a strong start from John Gant and lead the Cardinals over the Marlins Wednesday night in Miami. 

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Game Report: Cardinals 3, Marlins 2


Matt Carpenter hit his 30th home run of the season on Tuesday night and the blast broke a 2-2 tie in the eighth inning and carried the Cardinals to the win over the Marlins in Miami. 

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Rascals welcome nine former Cardinals players at Saturday's Legend's Game


The River City Rascals have a promotion this Saturday that should appeal to all Cardinals fans. The Rascals are hosting the second annual St. Louis Legends game. There will be eight former Cardinals players, and nine  local celebrities will be playing a seven-inning softball game.

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Game Report: Marlins 2, Cardinals 1


The difference between the stadium roof being open Monday night instead of closed might have cost the Cardinals a pair of potential home runs from Harrison Bader and Jedd Gyorko in their loss to the Marlins.

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Ranking the Cardinals top prospects – new list reveals big changes


There are multiple changes in this year's ranking of the Cardinals top prospects - 13 of the 18 players were not ranked or not in the organization a year ago. One spot that didn't change was who is at the top - Alex Reyes.

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Game Report: Cardinals 2, Pirates 1

The Cardinals won for only the second time this season scoring two runs or less as Jack Flaherty pitched six shutout innings and Matt Carpenter hit his league-leading 29th home run. 

 

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Game Report: Cardinals 8, Pirates 4


Jedd Gyorko drove in three runs with a pair of doubles and Jose Martinez also had two doubles and scored twice to lead the Cardinals over the Pirates Saturday night in Pittsburgh. 

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Game Report: Pirates 7, Cardinals 6


The Cardinals left 16 runners on base and had two runners thrown out at the plate in losing to the Pirates Friday night in Pittsburgh. Dexter Fowler also broke his foot and is headed to the DL. 

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LEADOFF QUICK HITTER NEWS

Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018

- John Gant hit his first career home run - his first hit in the major leagues - to spark a 6-4 win by the Cardinals Tuesday night over the Nationals at Busch Stadium. Gant had been hitless in 30 at-bats, 20 this season, before his two-run blast in the second innin.g On the mound he allowed only one run in 5 1/3 innings.

- Kolten Wong also homered and drove in three runs as the Cardinals won their seventh game in a row and improved to a season-best 10 games over .500. They now trail the Cubs by four games in the NL Central and are just one game behind the Phillies for the second wild-card spot.

- It was a month ago Tuesday that the Cardinals named Mike Shildt the interim manager, and the team is now 18-9 since that change.

- Austin Gomber will get the start in tonight's game against the Nationals.

 

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