The St. Louis Cardinals won just twice in the opening week of their 2014 spring training exhibition schedule, but wins and losses matter little in spring training, and the Cardinals, with a 2-4-2 record, have excelled in the aspects of camp that truly matter.
This week, we look at a Red-hot outfielder, a National disaster of a starter, and more (including our weekly Wainwright Walk Watch).
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.
The steady stream of players headed back and forth to the Triple-A Memphis Redbirds should soon subside when right-handed starter Jake Westbrook makes his return to the team Friday against the Miami Marlins.
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.
Are the last two starts by Jeremy Guthrie for real, or just a mirage?
With injuries starting to inflict the pitching staff and a relatively tough upcoming schedule, the St. Louis Cardinals could quickly find themselves ahead of only the lowly Houston Astros and Chicago Cubs in the National League’s Central Division.
Injuries were a big part of the Cardinals 2010 season. Losing Brad Penny, Kyle Lohse and David Freese eventually caught up with the Cardinals late in the season. While devastating to the current Redbirds, it was nothing like what the 1987 Cardinals faced. But every time one of those Cardinals went down, there was another one to take their place. These super-subs helped carry the Cardinals to the National League Pennant, and somehow to within 15 outs of a World Series Title. This is the story of the resilience of the 1987 Cardinals.