Jake Westbrook start a nice gesture, but not worth losing home-field advantage

The St. Louis Cardinals have starting pitcher Jake Westbrook to thank for helping them win the National League Central Division this season and make the playoffs in each of the last three years, but an attempt to recognize him for those contributions could cost them dearly in October.

St. Louis Cardinals will be fine, maybe better, without Jake Westbrook

The Cardinals have shown they can withstand injuries to just about any position outside of catcher and they should be able to make it through the rest of the season and playoffs without Westbrook.

St. Louis Cardinals in bind after Michael Wacha demotion

The St. Louis Cardinals had their choice of two pitchers to send to the minor leagues Friday when righthanded starter Jake Westbrook returned from injury.

Joe Kelly would be better choice to start during Jake Westbrook absence

The St. Louis Cardinals suffered the first crack in their best-in-baseball starting rotation Sunday when they placed Jake Westbrook on the 15-day disabled list with elbow inflammation.