90-72 1st
.253 6th
3.50 8th
.985 4th
HR Jhonny Peralta 21
RBI Matt Holliday 90
R Matt Carpenter 99
BA Matt Adams .288
SB Kolten Wong 20
W Adam Wainwright 20
ERA Pat Neshek 1.87
K Lance Lynn 181
SV Trevor Rosenthal 45
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Jay to have wrist surgery; Yadi, Waino prescribed rest
( The Cardinals intend to tender Jon Jay, a second-year arbitration-eligible player, a contract this winter and have him open the season as the team's starting center fielder. But before any of that happens, Jay will have his left wrist scoped in order to address an injury that occurred about three months ago.

General manager John Mozeliak, speaking at an end-of-the-season media debriefing, made that announcement on Monday while also providing updates on others recovering from injury. Jay is the only player currently scheduled to have an offseason procedure. After Wednesday's scope, he is expected to need 6-8 weeks to recover before resuming a normal offseason training program.

"We're very optimistic that it will be a relatively simple procedure," Mozeliak added.

How Jay hurt his wrist remains unclear, but Mozeliak said Jay began receiving treatment on it in late July. In order to continue playing through the discomfort, Jay reduced the number of swings ...     [ More ]
Cardinals prioritize upgrading bench, bullpen
( Describing the organization's offseason strategy as opportunistic, general manager John Mozeliak is expected to seek bullpen and bench depth this offseason, while relying on returning players to fill the rotation and starting position player spots.

"When you look at our overall club for next year, we feel pretty comfortable with where we're at," Mozeliak said. "But we certainly want to make some needed adjustments if possible."

The Cardinals are unlikely to re-sign any of ...    [ More ]
Cards expect full coaching staff to return
( Unless any of manager Mike Matheny's coaches choose to take a position elsewhere, the Cardinals anticipate retaining their full coaching staff for 2015. Most members of the staff are already under contract for next season, and general manager John Mozeliak indicated on Monday that any who aren't will be offered an opportunity to return.

If the Cardinals were to bring back their entire coaching staff, it would be a first since Matheny assumed the managerial seat. He had to replace ...    [ More ]
Neshek, four other Cards will be free agents
( The Cardinals' roster has five players who will be free agents in the week following the end of the World Series. The club is not expected to immediately pursue any of them and it's likely not one will be back with the Cardinals. No qualifying offers will be forth coming from the Cardinals. The five free to go:

Jason Motte, RHP

One of the longest-tenured Cardinals, outside of Adam Wainwright and Yadier Molina, the former closer was 1-0 with ...    [ More ]
Matheny certainly will stay
( The GM and the manager don't agree on all personnel matters, which is true of all 30 MLB franchises. It's not a big deal. But on a case-by-case basis, the GM-manager dance can get interesting at times. And right now one player is more intriguing than the others: outfield prospect Oscar Taveras.

Matheny isn't a fan. Where does that leave Mozeliak? Will the GM resist the temptation to trade Taveras this winter? If Taveras isn't going to play -- which is controlled by Matheny -- then ...    [ More ]
Descalso, Bourjos wonder if they'll be back with Cards
( More than a handful of Cardinals came to Busch Stadium on Friday afternoon for the final rite of any season - the inglorious packing of their stuff. Bags were lined up dutifully in front of the lockers in the clubhouse, and a plastic tub of sanitary white socks was available in the middle of the room (perfect for protecting autographed bats), and trashcans were waiting for the overflow.

Some packed swiftly with a kid's soccer game to attend. Others did ...    [ More ]
Cardinals' season ends in heartbreak by the Bay
( It took nine postseason games for the Cardinals to carry a lead into the seventh inning, a feat finally accomplished on Thursday. But their inability to make it hold for another nine outs cost them the chance to take this National League Championship Series home and left them to watch the Giants hoist the NL pennant for the second time in three seasons.

The Cardinals' 90-win season one in which they secured a second straight NL Central title by overcoming several key injuries and ...    [ More ]

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Adams, Cruz homer to give Cards 3-2 lead
( ?It's time to Panik.

Giants rookie second baseman Joe Panik hit the San Francisco Giants' first homer of the National League championship series and first in the last seven postseason games overall as he gave the Giants a 2-1 lead in the third inning tonight at AT&T Park. ?

Panik, who homered to right, followed a two-out single off Adam Wainwright by pesky Gregor Blanco as the Giants grabbed in the edge in what could be the final game of the National League championship ...    [ More ]
Cruz to catch Wainwright in Game 5
( Tony Cruz will catch Adam Wainwright tonight as the Cardinals try to stay alive in the National League championship series.

Lefthanded-hitting A.J. Pierzynski caught Games 3 and 4 after All-Star Yadier Molina suffered a strained left oblique in Game 2.

But righthanded-hitting Cruz will get the assignment against San Francisco lefthander Madison Bumgarner as the Giants try to close out the series in five games.

Bumgarner started a 3-0 win over Wainwright in the ...    [ More ]
Wainwright hopes to end postseason slump
( Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright has had only one stretch in his career in which he hasn't won a game for a period of five starts. That came from Aug. 31 to Sept. 22, 2012.

But, as Wainwright seeks to save the Cardinals' season tonight in Game 5 of the National League championship series, he is riding a five-game winless streak in postseason play, which is a little more significant.

In the first start of that run, he gave up only two runs in seven innings in a 3-0 loss last ...    [ More ]
Shaky sixth sinks Cardinals into 3-1 NLCS hole
( Few teams played better defense than the Cardinals this season, yet it is a continuum of defensive mishaps by the club through the first four games of this National League Championship Series that has the defending NL champs on the precipice of having to hand over their crown.

Again undone by plays not made and hampered by a short Shelby Miller start and a generous 'pen, the Cardinals whittled away a three-run lead to the Giants, who scored five unanswered runs to steal a 6-4 Game 4 ...    [ More ]
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