STLSportsPage.com                     Rob Rains, Editor-in-Chief                     Saturday, August 18, 2018

   

Will Bader be able to qualify for a Gold Glove?
Will Bader be able to qualify for a Gold Glove?
Because of how little he played during the first half of the season, Harrison Bader needs to play almost every inning in the next two weeks to become eligible to win a Rawlings Gold Glove award.
Game Report: Cardinals 5, Brewers 2
Game Report: Cardinals 5, Brewers 2
Jack Flaherty pitched six scoreless innings to lead the Cardinals over the Brewers Friday night at Busch Stadium. The win moved the Cardinals just a half game out of a wildcard playoff spot.
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.
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.
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: Cubs 7, Cardinals 2


Matt Carpenter's home run streak ended on Sunday. The streak of bad performances by Cardinals' relievers did not as the Cubs scored five runs off the bullpen to win the final game of the series at Wrigley Field. 

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Game Report: Cardinals 6, Cubs 3 (game two)


Matt Carpenter homered for the sixth consecutive game and the Cardinals scored three runs in the ninth inning Saturday night to beat the Cubs and earn a split of their day-night doubleheader at Wrigley Field.

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Game Report: Cubs 7, Cardinals 2 (game one)


The Cardinals were held to just two hits in losing the first half of the day-night doubleheader Saturday against the Cubs at Wrigley Field, but one of the hits was another home run by Matt Carpenter, 

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Game Report: Cardinals 18, Cubs 5


Matt Carpenter became the first Cardinals player in history with five extra-base hits in a game - three homers and two doubles - and drove in seven runs to lead the Cardinals over the Cubs Friday at Wrigley Field. 

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Game Report: Cubs 9, Cardinals 6


The Cardinals' first game after the All-Star break was like way too many of their games in the first half of the season on Thursday night as Carlos Martinez and the bullpen could not overcome three errors in losing to the Cubs.

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A small black book has a lot to do with Mike Shildt's rise to becoming manager of the Cardinals

Mike Shildt's preparation for becoming the Cardinals' interim manager included stints as a teacher, a scout, minor-league coach and manager and as a major-league coach. He credits a lot of his success to a small black book.

 

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Cardinals believe Nolan Gorman has chance to be "a special player"


It hasn't taken long for the Cardinals' top pick in this year's draft, 18-year-old Nolan Gorman, to make a favorable impression and prompt long-time coaches to say he has a chance to be "a special player."

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All-Star Game the highlight of a very busy All-Star Week for the Cardinals

All eyes are on Washington, D.C. for Baseball Fans as the Major League Baseball All-Star Game takes place July 17th. STLSportsPage.com and Rob Rains is in the Nation’s Capitol for the festivities. 

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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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SAturday, August. 18, 2018

-Jack Flaherty pitched six scoreless innings to lead the Cardinals to a 5-2 win over the Brewers Friday night at Busch Stadium. The win moved the Cardinals just a half game out of a wildcard playoff spot. Flaherty has won each of his last three starts, allowing just two runs in a combined 19 innings.

- Marcell Ozuna and Kolten Wong each drove in two runs for the Cardinals, and Jedd Gyorko hit his 10th homer as the Cardinals improved to 9-1 in their last 10 games.

- Miles Mikolas will get the start tonight in the second game of the series.

 

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