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Colon extends Cards' confounding fade
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(STLToday.com) At least at home, they have a good idea where things go to hide.

The Cardinals' steep fade at the end of this road trip continued Thursday after at Citi Field as veteran righty Bartolo Colon and the Mets took a four-game series with a 4-1 win. The Mets came into this series allowing nearly five runs a game.

The Cardinals scored six runs in four days.

The complete offensive brownout has forced manager Mike Matheny to rethink, rewrite, and reshuffle his lineup. This time it had no success. The game ended with pinch-hitter Peter Bourjos popping up to the catcher behind home plate. It was one of the furthest hits of the day for the Cardinals.

Lance Lynn allowed three runs (two earned) and received the first loss in April of his career.

The top of the Cardinals lineup, at one point, was one-for-16 with five strikeouts against Colon. In the game, the top six batters in the Cardinals lineup reached base safely twice. Twice. Total.
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Joe Kelly (strained hamstring)
Kelly, who is on the disabled list with a strained hamstring, played long toss this weekend and he has improved considerably from the tear that put ... -- STLToday.com
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Day of rest for Molina, Peralta
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(STLToday.com) After a 9-for-21 stretch that finally boosted his average above the Mendoza Line, Cardinals shortstop Jhonny Peralta has reverted to his early-season ways.

Not surprisingly, he has been benched for today's finale of a four-game series against the New York Mets at Citi Field (12:10 p.m., FSM).

Peralta, signed by the Cardinals to provide more offense at the shortstop position, is 0 for 20 over the past six games. The Mendoza standard (.200 batting average) is a long way off ...    [ More ]
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Matheny's first challenge of season goes Mets' way
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(MLB.com) Needing a boost in the ninth inning on Wednesday, the Cardinals did not find one in the instant replay booth.

After home-plate umpire Marty Foster called Matt Carpenter out on a close play at the plate, umpires confirmed the ruling via replay in an eventual 3-2 loss to the Mets.

It was St. Louis manager Mike Matheny's first challenge of the season.

"I could tell by Carp's reaction, and what I saw, it was close enough that we needed to take a good look at it in ...    [ More ]
Walks costly for Cards after Wacha fans 10
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(MLB.com) With winds swirling up to 41 mph at game time, the Mets fanned nine times in the first three innings against Michael Wacha, a performance so dominant that they appeared powerless to do anything but tip their hats, even as they tried to hold them on their heads.

Wacha, in fact, lost his cap while pitching to Travis d'Arnaud in the second, two innings before he lost the plate. Bases-loaded walks to Ruben Tejada and Kirk Nieuwenhuis enabled the Mets to overcome a one-run deficit and ...    [ More ]
Waino optimistic about making next start
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(MLB.com) Manager Mike Matheny wasn't quite as optimistic as Adam Wainwright that the right-hander will be able to make his next scheduled start, on Sunday against the Pirates, but both are equally relieved that the injury Wainwright sustained to his right knee in lunging for Chris Young's bloop on Tuesday night is not nearly as bad as it first looked.

"I will be throwing a side [session] tomorrow," said Wainwright on Wednesday. "Everything is good. To be honest with you, I am better than I ...    [ More ]
Cards give Lyons another start
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(STLToday.com) Cardinals manager Mike Matheny criticized himself before Tuesday's game for not applauding the performance of lefty Tyler Lyons more in his post-game comments the night before.

Matheny's answer Tuesday spoke much louder than anything he would have said: Lyons gets to start again.

Filling in for injured starter Joe Kelly (hamstring), Lyons earned a return engagement and will start Saturday against Pittsburgh at Busch Stadium.

Lyons struck out seven and walked ...    [ More ]
Wainwright says 'all is good'
AP
(STLToday.com)  The awkwardness of how Adam Wainwright's knee bent when trying to field the ball in the seventh inning was not in the eye of the beholder but in the report from the Cardinals medical staff.

Before his teammates could chuckle at his misstep, they had to take a breath.

"Once I realized he was alright, I was able to make fun of him a little bit," left fielder Matt Holliday admitted. "Like a baby giraffe."

Seven innings and 79 pitches into what could have been a ...    [ More ]
Stellar Wainwright leads Cardinals over Mets
AP
(MLB.com) The Cardinals would love to find a way to score more runs. In the meantime, when Adam Wainwright starts, a run or two tends to suffice.

Wainwright was outstanding again on Tuesday as the Cardinals downed the Mets, 3-0, at Citi Field. The only concern was the way Wainwright lunged after a Chris Young ground ball on the final play of the seventh inning. First baseman Matt Adams made the play, but Wainwright walked somewhat uncomfortably back to the dugout.

Wainwright then ...    [ More ]
Albert Pujols hits 500th HR of major league career
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(STLToday.com) WASHINGTON -- Albert Pujols reached 500 homers in a hurry.

The Los Angeles Angels' first baseman hit a pair of shots off Washington Nationals right-hander Taylor Jordan on Tuesday night -- a three-run homer in the first inning and two-run drive in the fifth -- to become the 26th player in major league history to reach the milestone.

Pujols is the first player to collect his 499th and 500th homers in the same game, according to STATS. ...    [ More ]
Pujols closing in on 500 home runs
AP
(STLToday.com) Mark McGwire was in the twilight of his career in 2001, willing his broken-down body through one final season with the St. Louis Cardinals, when a strapping young buck named Albert Pujols, just two years removed from being the 402nd overall pick in the draft, started tearing it up in spring training.

Bobby Bonilla was slated to be the Cardinals' left fielder, but when Bonilla was hurt that spring, McGwire practically commandeered the lineup ...    [ More ]
Ellis starts again as Wong fights small slump
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(STLToday.com) What manager Mike Matheny and his coaches have seen in Kolten Wong's recent swings is only part of the reason the rookie has had a dip in playing time.

It's also what they can count on seeing from Mark Ellis.

"We have a known quantity in Mark Ellis," Matheny said Monday before the Cardinals lost 2-0 to the Mets in the opener of a four-game series at Citi Field. "When he's going right and we can fit him in there and the matchup looks good, it's an easy day to give ...    [ More ]
 
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