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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From the monthly archives: December 2015

We are pleased to present below all posts archived in 'December 2015'. If you still can't find what you are looking for, try using the search box.

Rams uncertain future was the top St. Louis sports story of 2015

The uncertain future of the Rams, and whether they will stay in St. Louis or move back to Los Angeles, was the top story of 2015 in St. Louis sports. 

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Remembering STLSportsPage's favorite stories from 2015

Our favorite stories from 2015 included the adventures of former teammates David Peralta and Jon Edwards on the rookie-level Johnson City Cardinals in 2007, who each made it to the majors - but with an odd twist. 

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A look back at notable St. Louis sports deaths in 2015

Former Cardinals pitcher Joaquin Andujar was one of the notable deaths in the St. Louis sports world during 2015. We look back at the list. 

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Top St. Louis sports stories of 2015 - number two

Coming in second on our list of the top stories of the year in  St. Louis sports was free agent outfielder Jason Heyward leaving the Cardinals to sign an eight-year contract with the rival Chicago Cubs. 

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Hoping for Good Luck in 2016? Top 5 "Lucky Foods" to eat on New Years Eve

If the Cardinals and Blues want to strike it lucky in 2016 all they have to do is eat right. Make that eat the right foods on New Years.

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Blues surrender two-goal lead but get win on Steen's OT goal

The Blues blew a 3-1 lead in the final four minutes of regulation but got an overtime goal from Alexander Steen to beat the Nashville  Predators 4-3 Tuesday night at Scottrade Center. 

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BLUES AUDIO: Hitchcock, Steen, Jaskin, Fabbri, Allen post-game interviews

To hear the interview click the audio players.

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Rob Rains on Jock 98.7, Springfield, Mo. with Ned Reynolds: Memories of Joe Strauss and Cards updates

Rob Rains was a guest on Springfield, Missouri's Jock 98.7 with Ned Reynolds Tuesday to talk about memories of Post-Dispatch writer Joe Strauss, who passed away from cancer this week. To hear the interview click the audio player.

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Top St. Louis sports stories of 2015 - number three

Coming in third on our list of the top St. Louis sports stories of 2015 was the unexpected announcement that Missouri football coach Gary Pinkel would retire at the end of the season because of health reasons. 

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B.J. Rains shares special memories of Joe Strauss on CBS Sports 920

B.J. Rains was starting his professional sportswriting career with an internship at MLB.com covering the Cardinals when he first met Joe Strauss. The two developed an interesting relationship.

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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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