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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Can the Cardinals find another All-Star like Miles Mikolas in Japan?

The success Miles Mikolas has had this season, making the All-Star team, has provided confirmation the Cardinals' scouting process in Japan is working. They are already trying to find another pitcher like him. 

 

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Game Report: Cardinals 6, Reds 4


Mike Shildt won his first game as the Cardinals; interim manager on Sunday as Matt Carpenter and Dexter Fowler homered and John Gant pitched four hitless innings in relief to defeat the Reds. 

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Desire for a fresh voice, leadership prompted firing of Mike Matheny


A belief that the Cardinals were not going to be able to dramatically improve their performance without a change in managers led to the decision to fire Mike Matheny and hitting coaches John Mabry and Bill Mueller. 

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Audio: John Mozeliak, Bill DeWitt, Mike Shildt, Mike Girsch on Matheny, Mabry, Mueller firings


The Cardinals held a news conference Sunday to discuss the firing of Manager Mike Matheny and hitting coaches John Mabry and Bill Mueller.

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Cardinals fire Matheny and coaches Mabry, Mueller; Shildt named interim manager


The Cardinals announced late Saturday night that manager Mike Matheny had been fired along with hitting coaches John Mabry and Bill Mueller. Mike Shildt was named the interim manager. 

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Game Report: Reds 8, Cardinals 2


A long rain delay forced Jack Flaherty out of the game after five scoreless innings and the Cardinals' bullpen collapsed for the second night in a row in a loss to the Reds at Busch Stadium.  

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Road Trip: St. Louis to Washington, D.C. for the All-Star Game- watch as opening festivities get underway

The All-Star Game will be held in Washington, D. C. this year so the STLSportsPage.com Rains Road Trip gets underway. 

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Game Report: Reds 9, Cardinals 1


A five-run seventh inning broke open a tight game and sent the Reds to the win over the Cardinals Friday night at Busch Stadium. The Cardinals had only four hits, all in the first two innings.

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Road Trip: Find out about the Johnson City Cardinals Rookie League team and fabulous Carnegie Hotel


One of  our favorite things to do in the summer is hitting the road to go see the Cardinals' stars of the future.  This week the STLSportsPage.com Road Trip heads for Johnson City, Tennessee.

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Game Report: White Sox 4, Cardinals 0


The rematch between Luke Weaver and Carlos Rodon was four years in the making but Rodon got his revenge with 7 1/3 scoreless innings for the White Sox against the Cardinals on Wednesday night in Chicago. 

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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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