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 6, Cubs 2


Marcell Ozuna's grand slam - his first home run since June 16 - highlighted a six-run first inning on Saturday that sent the Cardinals to their second win in a row over the Cubs at Busch Stadium. 

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Post-Game Audio: Shildt, Mikolas, Hudson, Ozuna 7-28-18

The Cardinals beat the Cubs 6-2 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis on Saturday afternoon.

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Game Report: Cardinals 5, Cubs 2


Luke Weaver had been very ineffective against the Cubs in his career before Friday night, when he earned his first career win against Chicago and his first win in nine starts at home this season, 

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Post-Game Audio: Mike Shildt, Paul DeJong . 7-27-18


The Cardinals beat the Cubs 5-2 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis Friday night. Click the audio players to hear the post-game interviews.

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Bullpen moves might be beginning of Cardinals roster shakeup


A series of moves that blew up half of the Cardinals' struggling bullpen on Friday might just be the beginning of a roster shakeup with four days left before the trading deadline on Tuesday. 

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Fans, Former Co-Workers Remember Bob Costas' Days at KMOX as he enters Baseball Hall of Fame


When Bob Costas goes into the Baseball Hall of Fame on Saturday his friends and fans in St. Louis will be rooting for him. Though he was born in New York he has said he feels like St. Louis is his hometown from his days working at KMOX Radio.

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Early returns: How is this year’s Cardinals draft class progressing?


The sample size is admittedly small, but here is a rundown of how some of the players selected by the Cardinals in this year's draft have begun their pro careers, including first baseman Luken Baker. 

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Game Report: Reds 7, Cardinals 3


The Cardinals' bullpen stumbled again on Wednesday, allowing the Reds to put away the win and drop the Cardinals to 3-5 on their first road-trip under new manager Mike Shildt. 

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Game Report: Cardinals 4, Reds 2 (11 innings)


Making his first major-league start, Austin Gomber carried a no-hitter into the seventh inning on Tuesday night but had to settle for a no-decision as the Cardinals won on a homer by Dexter Fowler in the 11th.

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Audio: Rob Rains on Jock 98.7 with Art Hains . 7-24-18


Rob Rains always enjoys talking Cardinals Baseball on Jock 98.7 since he grew up in Springfield, Mo. (Springfield fans be sure to follow Rains at @RobRains and @STLSportsPage or on Facebook). Click to hear his interview with Art Hains.

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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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