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Archive for September, 2013

MLB updates 2013 post-season schedule

Schedules for Major League Baseball post-season games through Friday, October 4 have been announced.

Memphis, Springfield, Peoria schedules for 2014

Three of the top four minor league affiliates of the St. Louis Cardinals have released their 2014 schedules.

Cardinal Talk: KXnO FOX Sports Radio: Division ready to be taken

Brian Walton’s weekly discussion about the St. Louis Cardinals with Ken Miller and Jim Brinson of KXnO FOX Sports Radio 1460 in Des Moines.

Why the Cardinals should keep winning

Brian Walton’s thinking behind the optimal path for the Cardinals to take to and through the post-season.

Wacha joins other Cardinals ever so close to a no-hitter

Instead of Michael Wacha joining Bud Smith and Jose Jimenez as St. Louis Cardinals rookies who threw no-hitters, he stands with Alan Benes and Rick Wise among those who lost a no-hit bid in the ninth inning.

Soriano joins two Cardinals in pair of 50-RBI stops in same season

Only five players in MLB history have driven in 50 runs for two different clubs in the same season and two of them are St. Louis Cardinals.

Still say “no” to seven years, $134 million of Tulo

The rumors linking Colorado Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitski and the St. Louis Cardinals are getting stoked up early this year, but the same red flags remain.

Cardinal Talk: KXnO FOX Sports Radio: Just nine games remaining

Brian Walton’s weekly discussion about the St. Louis Cardinals with Ken Miller and Jim Brinson of KXnO FOX Sports Radio 1460 in Des Moines.

Cardinals-Brewers, Reds-Pirates probable pitchers

Weekend pitching matchups for key games in the National League Central race.

Cardinals improving in Major League Baseball odds

Looking at how the odds to win the NL Central, two pennants and the World Series have shifted since April. For the St. Louis Cardinals, the odds have turned back in the right direction.

Matt Holliday, Mr. 30/20

Outfielder Matt Holliday reached the 30 doubles, 20 home runs plateau for the eighth season, four-plus times with the St. Louis Cardinals.

Vote now for your 2014 Cardinals top prospects

Join in reader voting for top St. Louis Cardinals prospects on The Cardinal Nation message board.

Cardinals September hitting equals Kozma’s season

Halfway through September, the St. Louis Cardinals are on their way to their worst final month in terms of batting average in team history.

Cardinal Talk: KXnO FOX Sports Radio: NLC schedule-watching

Brian Walton’s weekly discussion about the St. Louis Cardinals with Ken Miller and Jim Brinson of KXnO FOX Sports Radio 1460 in Des Moines.

Yadier Molina’s four seasons in one

Considering the potential impact of Yadier Molina’s knee problems on him, his MVP hopes and his team’s won-loss record.

Cardinals sliding in September Major League Baseball odds

Looking at how the odds to win the two pennants and the World Series have shifted since April. For the St. Louis Cardinals, the odds are heading in the wrong direction.

2014 St. Louis Cardinals schedule PDF

Single-page version of the St. Louis Cardinals 2014 schedule.

Comparing Cardinals, Reds, Pirates schedules

How the three National League Central Division combatants’ schedules line up based on results to date.

Carpenter helps keep Cardinals triples alive

Matt Carpenter is on pace to accrue the most triples by a St. Louis Cardinals hitter since at least 2001.

Cardinal Talk: KXnO FOX Sports Radio: Bucs just ahead (again)

Brian Walton’s weekly discussion about the St. Louis Cardinals with Ken Miller and Jim Brinson of KXnO FOX Sports Radio 1460 in Des Moines.

Talking Cardinals minor leaguers on 101 ESPN

Brian Walton’s discussion about St. Louis Cardinals minor league prospects with Brian Stull of 101 ESPN in St. Louis.

MLB announces 2013 post-season schedule

On Tuesday, Major League Baseball announced the schedule for the 2013 Postseason, with coverage shared by TBS, MLB Network and FOX Network.

Who was the best minor league acquisition in Cardinals history?

The St. Louis Cardinals have acquired many players over time, but which minor league addition became the best as a major leaguer?