The perception of dissonance between the Cardinals’ carefully-crafted blueprint for Flaherty’s rehab over the prior months and their willingness to rush him back after just seven affiliated innings is certainly worthy of exploration.
Growing up as a St. Louis Cardinals fan in Charleston, MO (Population: 5,478), Naile had a poster of Adam Wainwright on his bedroom wall. Monday, he followed the veteran Cardinals pitcher into the game at Busch Stadium, handling the eighth inning after the 40-year-old Wainwright tossed seven shutout frames to earn his sixth win of the season.
The Cardinals announced Saturday that they have placed left-handed reliever Genesis Cabrera on the injured list. Jake Woodford has been recalled from Triple-A Memphis to take Cabrera’s spot on the active roster.
O’Neill suffered an injury in his left hamstring on Sunday in a Cardinals’ loss to the Red Sox. It was clear that something had gone awry for O’Neill when he rounded the first base bag on a ninth-inning hit.
Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina is heading to the injured list for the first time in 2022 as the nine-time Gold Glover will get a respite from the knee troubles that have understandably plagued him in the final chapter of his illustrious career behind the plate.
Miles Mikolas was one strike from a no-hitter when he gave up a double to Cal Mitchell with two outs in the ninth inning, and the St. Louis Cardinals routed the Pittsburgh Pirates 9-1 to sweep a doubleheader Tuesday night
Tommy Edman hit a two-run homer with two outs in the ninth inning for the first walkoff RBI of his major league career, lifting the St. Louis Cardinals over Cincinnati 5-4 in yet another Reds bullpen collapse. Paul Goldschmidt’s streak of reaching base ended at 46 games with an 0-for-4 day for the NL Central-leading Cardinals.
As a newly entrenched member of the Cardinals rotation, Pallante helped pitch the Cardinals into first place in the NL Central on Friday. It’s the first time the Redbirds have been atop that perch since April 25.
The Cardinals have activated outfielder Dylan Carlson from the injured list in time for Friday night’s series opener against the Reds at Busch Stadium. Lars Nootbaar has been optioned to Triple-A Memphis in a move corresponding to Carlson’s return.
Though Wainwright did everything in his power to earn the W on Tuesday, he fell short when Giovanny Gallegos allowed a game-tying home run to Trent Grisham in the eighth. But that moment of misfortune laid the groundwork for something special, as it opened the door for Albert Pujols to walk off the Padres with a 10th-inning sacrifice fly to give the Cardinals a 3-2 win over San Diego.
On a night where the Cardinals needed to see a step forward from Jordan Hicks as a starting pitcher, he regressed in another truncated outing that opened the floodgates for a dominating Blue Jays victory at Busch Stadium.
Like his teammate and long-time pal Albert Pujols did a week ago in a lopsided Cardinals’ win over the San Francisco Giants, Yadier Molina got the chance Sunday to close out the game for St. Louis on the pitcher’s mound—the first pitching appearance of his 19-year MLB playing career.