Since swiping extra bases from Josh Donaldson wasn’t enough to satisfy the nine-time Gold Glover, Arenado planted on his right knee, positioning his body to serve up a flawless one-hopper across the diamond to Paul Goldschmidt for the out.
Hudson allowed the first man to reach base in four of the first five innings that he started. With a penchant for double plays, he frequently gets out of those unsightly scenarios without getting burned too badly. But is that a feasible way to live? The Cardinals are wondering the same thing.
In front of a sellout crowd and the largest of the year at Busch Stadium, DeJong came through to help the Cardinals secure their fifth consecutive win—while showing there’s not a team in the league that this clubhouse needs to fear.
There was no Long Hot Summer Day—his signature walk-up song as a Cardinal—playing over the stadium loudspeakers when Carpenter stepped into the batter’s box for his turn in the top of the first inning on Friday night at Busch. But the ovation for the 36-year-old slugger was so thunderous that you wouldn’t have been able to hear the music, anyway.
Just a short while after an extra-innings wild pitch in Pittsburgh assured another loss for the division-leading Brewers, Lars Nootbaar delivered a 10th-inning base hit for the Cardinals, scoring Arenado to walk off the Cubs in the first game of a Thursday double-header in St. Louis.
Though the road toward history had run into a detour for the past month-and-a-half with Molina nursing a knee ailment, Waino and Yadi got back on the bicycle again Tuesday for start No. 317—seven from tying the all-time MLB record for starts by a single battery—and didn’t miss a beat.
After missing out on Soto, the front office throwing up its hands and uttering ‘we tried’ shouldn’t be an acceptable response for a fan base desperate for more this October. With hours to go before the deadline, we’ll see how the Cardinals respond to Tuesday morning’s setback.
Monday night, less than 24 hours before the trading period’s ending at 5 p.m. Central on August 2, the Cardinals are reportedly working to finalize a deal for a starting pitcher from an NL Central rival.
Always one to rise to the occasion, Pujols delivered a vintage, towering blast to break the game open in the fifth inning as the Cardinals defeated the Blue Jays, 6-1 on Wednesday night at Rogers Centre.
Though Cardinals shortstop prospect Masyn Winn didn’t have a banner day at the plate in Saturday’s MLB All-Star Futures Game at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, the uber-talented 20-year-old still found a way to turn heads with his ability in the field.
Given that his team already lost one heartbreaker this week while leaving his best horse in the stable, Cardinals manager Oliver Marmol decided this was the moment to deploy an aggressive approach and ride with closer Ryan Helsley to the handshake line. Cabrera, to put it delicately, wasn’t fond of the choice.