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 2016

We are pleased to present below all posts archived in 'December 2016'. If you still can't find what you are looking for, try using the search box.

Alumni Game gets Winter Classic festivities off to exciting start

Members of the Blues Alumni team thought they knew what Saturday's game against the Blackhawks at Busch Stadium would be like, but the reality of the game exceeded their expectations. 

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Rams move to Los Angeles was top St. Louis sports story in 2016

The top story in St. Louis sports in 2016 occurred just 12 days into the new year, the decision by NFL owners to approve the move of the Rams from St. Louis to Los Angeles. 

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Rookie goalie posts shutout as Predators get 4-0 win over Blues

The Blues were shut out for the first time at home this season Friday night, losing 4-0 to the Nashville Predators and rookie goalie Juuse Saros, who was making only the seventh start of his career. 

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A look back at notable deaths in St. Louis sports world in 2016

One of the notable figures in the St, Louis sports world who died in 2016 was former Cardinals catcher and longtime broadcaster Joe Garagiola, who died in March at the age of 90. 

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Top stories in St. Louis sports in 2016 - number 2

The story coming in second on the annual STLSportspage.com list of the top stories in St. Louis sports in 2016 was the Blues reaching the Western Conference final for the first time in 15 years.

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Remembering STLSportsPage’s favorite stories from 2016

Our favorite stories of 2016 were about baseball players at various stages of their careers, including the story we ran from Memphis in July about the evolution of Alex Reyes, shortly before he was promoted to the majors. 

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Top stories of the year in St. Louis sports - number 3

The story which ranked third on our list of the top stories of the year in St. Louis sports was the Cardinals failing to make the playoffs for the first time since 2010. 

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Robby Fabbri's first career hat trick leads Blues over Flyers

Robby Fabbri's first career hat trick, including two goals in a four-goal third period, helped the Blues earn a 6-3 win over the Philadelphia Flyers Wednesday night at Scottrade Center. 

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Top stories in St. Louis sports in 2016 - number 4

Ranking fourth on the list of the top stories in St. Louis sports in 2016 was the Cardinals' decision to not pick up the option on Matt Holliday's contract for 2017, ending his seven-season stay in St. Louis. 

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Top stories in St. Louis sports in 2016 - number 5

David Backes' departure from the St. Louis Blues after 10 seasons was ranked as the number 5 story of the year in St. Louis sports. Backes signed a five-year contract with the Boston Bruins on July 1. 

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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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