The 2018 St. Louis Cardinals open their season Thursday with a matinee in New York against the Mets. (Quick side note: When I’m finally running things, no baseball game will be played until the Final Four is behind us.) Rarely is a new “era” officially recognized, but you get the feeling this storied franchise is turning a corner of sorts. Consider this oddity: The Cardinals have made the playoffs 12 times since the turn of the century, yet their next October hero may well be a postseason rookie. St. Louis is in danger of missing the playoffs a third straight season for the first time since Bill Clinton was president (1997-99). Marcell Ozuna, Paul DeJong, Luke Weaver, and Alex Reyes have never suited up for a meaningful October baseball game. If the Cardinals are to again contend for a National League pennant, all four of these players will need to make positive headlines. Three questions to ponder as the Cardinals’ 127th season takes flight: • Can … [Read more...] about St. Louis Cardinals 2018 Season Preview
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St. Louis Cardinals March 29 at NY Mets, 12:10 p.m. March 31 at NY Mets, 12:10 p.m. April 1 at NY Mets, 12:10 p.m. April 2 at Milwaukee, 1:10 p.m. April 3 at Milwaukee, 6:40 p.m. April 4 at Milwaukee, 6:40 p.m. April 5 arizona, 6:15 p.m. April 7 arizona, 1:15 p.m. April 8 arizona, 1:15 p.m. April 9;Milwaukee, 6:05 p.m. April 10;Milwaukee, 7:15 p.m. April 11;Milwaukee, 12:15 p.m. April 12 at Cincinnati, 5:40 p.m. April 13 at Cincinnati, 5:40 p.m. April 14 at Cincinnati, 12:10 p.m. April 15 at Cincinnati, 12:10 p.m. April 16 at Chicago Cubs, 6:05 p.m. April 17 at Chicago Cubs, 7:05 p.m. April 18 at Chicago Cubs, 1:20 p.m. April 20;Cincinnati, 7:15 p.m. April 21;Cincinnati, 1:15 p.m. April 22;Cincinnati, 1:15 p.m. April 24;NY Mets, 7:15 p.m. April 25;NY Mets, 7:15 p.m. April 26;NY Mets, 12:15 p.m. April 27 at Pittsburgh, 6:05 p.m. April 28 at Pittsburgh, 6:05 p.m. April 29 at Pittsburgh, 12:35 p.m. May 1;Chicago White Sox, 7:15 p.m. May 2;Chicago White Sox, 12:15 p.m. May 4;Chicago Cubs, … [Read more...] about St. Louis Cardinals schedule
It's been a brutal March in New York City, with almost a foot of snow falling during the past few weeks and temperatures running a few degrees colder than normal. So, you can't blame fans of the Mets for hoping Mother Nature will deliver better weather for the team's home opener at Citi Field. Here's a look at what's in store when the Mets take the field against the St. Louis Cardinals Thursday afternoon, with the first pitch set for 1:10 p.m. National Weather Service forecast Sky and temperature: Mostly cloudy, with a high around 52 degrees at 1 p.m. and rising to 54 in the late afternoon. Wind: Expect a light easterly breeze of 7 mph throughout the afternoon. Rain probability: 40 percent chance of light rain showers during the game, then a 30 percent chance after 6 p.m. AccuWeather forecast Sky and temperature: Mostly cloudy, with a high around 51 degrees at 1 p.m. and rising to 54 degrees in the late afternoon. Wind: Expect a light southeasterly breeze of 6 mph in … [Read more...] about Mets’ opening day weather forecast vs. St. Louis Cardinals: will you need an umbrella?
HOUSTON -- The former director of scouting for the St. Louis Cardinals pleaded guilty in federal court Friday to hacking the player personnel database of the Houston Astros in an unusual case of high-tech cheating involving two Major League Baseball clubs. Christopher Correa pleaded guilty to five counts of unauthorized access of a protected computer, access authorities said dated back several years. The 35-year-old Correa was the Cardinals' director of baseball development until he was fired last summer. Correa told the judge that his actions were "stupid." He faces up to five years in prison on each charge when he is sentenced April 11. In a five-page charging document, prosecutors accused Correa of improperly downloading in 2013 an Excel file of the Astros' scouting list of every eligible player for that year's draft. They say he also improperly viewed Astros' notes of trade discussions, the Astros' main draft page and a scouting page that listed information on Houston prospects. … [Read more...] about CBS News Logo Former St. Louis Cardinals executive pleads guilty to hacking Houston Astros
CHICAGO — Matt Garza pitched into the seventh inning for his fifth consecutive win and Alfonso Soriano homered again, leading the Chicago Cubs to a 6-4 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Saturday night. Garza allowed a season-high 10 hits in 6 2-3 innings, but held the NL's highest scoring offense to two runs while improving to 5-0 with a 1.24 ERA in his last six starts. With a handful of scouts from several contenders watching his every move, the right-hander struck out four and walked two. Garza's hot stretch has made him one of the top names on the market ahead of the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline. But he also is eligible for free agency after the season, adding a tricky element to the negotiations between any interested team and a Cubs franchise looking for more top-level prospects for its rebuilding project. Jon Jay had four hits and Matt Adams went 2 for 4 for St. Louis, which had won six of seven, including a 3-2 victory in the second game of the four-game series … [Read more...] about Matt Garza earns 5th consecutive win as Chicago Cubs beat St. Louis Cardinals 6-4