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Former Cardinals Playing In MLB Action 7-30-14: Brendan Ryan Doubles & Drives In Two Runs; Carlos Beltran Collects Two Singles & Two RBIs; Colby Rasmus Singles & Hits A Solo Home Run;

Albert Pujols (former St. Louis-Anaheim) started at first base and batted third.  3-for-6 with one double, one strikeout, and assisted in one double play. David Freese (former St. Louis-Anaheim) started at third base and batted eighth.  0-for-5 with ...

Tony LaRussa Says Albert Pujols, Yadier Molina, & Mark McGwire Are Hall Of Fame Worthy

Tony La Russa, on the eve of his induction to the Hall of Fame, said Saturday there were several players on the three teams for which he managed who should be in his position someday. Post-Dispatch

Former Cardinals Playing In MLB Action 7-24-14: Coco Crisp Singles & Drives In One Run; Max Scherzer Strikes Out Eleven & Allows Three Runs Over Seven Innings For The Win; Carlos Beltran Singles & Walks

Edward Mujica (former St. Louis-Boston) entered in the eighth and pitched one inning.  He allowed two hits and one earned run.  (p-s:14-9)(g/f:1-1) Toronto beat Boston 8-0 Carlos Beltran (former St. Louis-New York-A) started as designated hitter an...

Former Cardinals Playing IN MLB Action 7-19-14: David Freese Hits A Solo Home Run; Blaine Boyer Strikes Out Two Over One Scoreless Inning; Carlos Beltran Collects Two Singles & One RBI

Carlos Beltran (former St. Louis-New York-A) started as designated hitter and batted sixth.  2-for-4 with one two-out RBI and two runs. New York-A beat Cincinnati 7-1 Colby Rasmus (former St. Louis-Toronto) started in centerfield and batted sixth. ...

Jake Smolinski: The new Texas Rangers left fielder

The Texas Rangers recently called up Jake Smolinski from the Round Rock Express.   In the minors he spent most of his time with the double-A Frisco Rough Riders (72 games/266 at-bats) and was recently promoted to triple-A Round Rock Express ...

Former Cardinals Playing In MLB Action 7-7-14: David Peralta Doubles, Homers, & Drives In Three Runs; Albert Pujols Collects Two Singles & One RBI; Ian Kennedy Strikes Out Nine & Allows One Run Over Seven Innings For The Win

Edwin Jackson (former St. Louis-Chicago-N) started and pitched six innings.  He allowed seven hits, four earned runs, two walks, and stuck six out for the losing decision (5-9).  0-for-2 with two strikeouts.  (p-s:100-65)(g/f:7-2) Ryan Ludwick (for...

Los Angeles Angels Sweep Astros, Can’t Gain Ground in West

Record: 51-36 overall (0-1 at Kansas City, 2-1 at Chicago White Sox, 4-0 vs. Houston last week) Highlights: There’s a reason the Los Angeles Angels have the best home record in the majors. They swept four of the last five ...

Former Cardinals Playing In MLB Action 7-1-14: Colby Rasmus Hits A Solo Home Run; Ian Kennedy Strikes Out Five, Allows One Run, & Drives In One Run Over Six Innings For The Win; Edwin Jackson Strikes Out Three & Allows One Run Over Six Innings

Colby Rasmus (former St. Louis-Toronto) started in centerfield and batted sixth.  1-for-3 with one home run, one RBI, and one run. Toronto beat Milwaukee 4-1 Albert Pujols (former St. Louis-Anaheim) started at first base and batted third.  1-for-5...

Los Angeles Angels Sweep Twins, Finish Perfect Homestand

For a second it seemed like Ernesto Frieri was in Cleveland all over again. After serving up a walk-off grand slam last week, the former closer nearly blew another outing before Joe Smith performed damage control, securing Los Angeles’ 6-4 ...

Former Cardinals Playing In MLB Action 6-25-14: Coco Crisp Singles Twice, Homers, & Drives In Two Runs; Jamey Wright Strikes Out Four Over Two & Two-Thirds Scoreless Innings For The Win; Skip Schumaker Collects Two Doubles & One RBI

Adam Ottavino (former St. Louis-Colorado) entered in the eighth and pitched one inning.  He allowed three hits and two earned runs for the blown save (2) and losing decision (0-3).  (p-s:32-21)(g/f:1-2) St. Louis beat Colorado 9-6 Ian Kennedy (for...

Former Cardinals Playing In MLB Action 6-24-14: Colby Rasmus Singes & Drives In Two Runs; David Peralta Singles, Walks, & Hits A Solo Home Run; Blaine Boyer Strikes Out One Over Two Hitless/Scoreless Innings

Ronny Cedeno (former St. Louis-Philadelphia) entered late in the game as a pinch hitter and batted ninth.  0-for-1 with one strikeout. Philadelphia beat Miami 7-4 Carlos Beltran (former St. Louis-New York-A) started as designated hitter and batted ...

Los Angeles Angels Looking for Series Win in Atlanta

Five hours after Garrett Richards’ stellar night began, the Los Angeles Angels pulled out a 13-inning 11-6 victory in Atlanta. All it took was seven relievers, two blown leads, and a pinch-hit appearance by C.J. Wilson. Richards tossed six shutout ...

Mike Trout’s Effect on Angels Line-up

The versatility of the Angels’ superstar Mike Trout, puts him into the number two spot in the everyday Angels lineup. Albert Pujols then follows in the third spot, then Josh Hamilton rotating between the four and five spots. These three ...

Former Cardinals Playing In MLB Action 6-3-14: Fernando Salas Strikes Out Two Over One Scoreless Inning; Luke Gregerson Strikes Out One & Holds One Runner On Over One Scoreless Inning; Chris Perez Strikes Out One Over One Hitless/Scoreless Inning

Marc Rzepczynski (former St. Louis-Cleveland) entered in the sixth and pitched to three batters.  He allowed one hit and no runs for the hold (6).  (p-s:12-7)(g/f:1-0)(ir-s:1-1) Cleveland beat Boston 5-3 Coco Crisp (former New Haven-Oakland) start...

Memories of Memorial Day 2009: the Gallardo-Carpenter Duel

Memorial Day is a time to reflect and be grateful for the heroic actions taken in the name of making our lives better.  As a Brewers fan, I can think of few actions more heroic than beating the goddamn Cardinals.  ...

Former Cardinals Playing In MLB Action 5-25-14: David Freese Singles & Drives In Two Runs; Ian Kennedy Strikes Out Six & Allows One Run Over Six Innings For The Win; Edward Mujica Strikes Out One & Holds One Runner On Over One & A Third Hitless/Scoreless Innings

Coco Crisp (former New Haven-Oakland) started in centerfield and batted leadoff.  0-for-3 with one walk, one stolen base, and two strikeouts. Luke Gregerson (former Springfield-Oakland) entered in the seventh and pitched one inning.  He allowed one h...

Angels Tickets For Pujols Bobblehead Night 20 Percent Below Season Average

The Los Angeles Angels have been big spenders in free agency in recent off-seasons. They’ve shelled out top dollar for Albert Pujols and Josh Hamilton in consecutive seasons amongst other moves. But the spending didn’t translate to much regular season ...

Tony LaRussa, In New Job, Wants To Balance Effects Of Analytics

Tony La Russa was in town last week to deliver a commencement address at Washington University. But with his new team, the Arizona Diamondbacks, in town tonight, he will not be here. Post-Dispatch

May 12-18: Shoemaker Steps Up, Angels Gain Ground on A’s

Record: 24-19 (01 at Blue Jays, 2-0 at Phillies, 3-1 vs. Rays last week) Highlights: After taking three of four from Toronto, the Angels swept their first road series of the season early last week; winning a two-game set with ...

Pujols Homers Twice as Angels Win Series Finale Over Rays

Albert Pujols broke out of a 5-for-44 slump in a big way Sunday afternoon. He homered twice off Tampa Bay starter David Price in the Angels’ 6-2 victory, passing Eddie Murray for 25th on the all-time list. In the first ...

Former Cardinals Playing In MLB Action 5-15-14: Fernando Salas Pitches One Scoreless Inning For The Win; Skip Schumaker Singles & Walks; Ryan Ludwick Singles

Ian Kennedy (former 2003 draft selection-San Diego) started and pitched six innings.  He allowed eleven hits, five earned runs, one home run, one walk, threw one wild pitch, and struck four out for the losing decision (2-5).  0-for-2 with one ...

Angels Shut Out Phillies, End Road Trip 5-1

Garrett Richards ended the Angels six-game road trip much the same way he opened it last Friday: stymying hitters through seven quality innings. Richards struck out eight and scattered five hits Wednesday afternoon as the Angels shut out Philadelphia 3-0 ...

Former Cardinals Playing In MLB Action 5-12-14: Dan Haren Strikes Out Two, Induces 11 Ground Outs, Allows Three Runs, & Drives In One Run Over Seven Innings For The Win; Nick Punto Walks & Scores One Run

Carlos Beltran (former St. Louis-New York-A) started as designated hitter and batted fourth.  0-for-3 at the plate. New York-N beat New York-A 9-7 Albert Pujols (former St. Louis-Anaheim) started at first base and batted third.  0-for-4 at the pla...

Yankees: Taking losing to a whole new level so not cool

I don’t know about you, but spending any more time discussing another New York Yankees painful loss is really not my idea of fun. This latest 1-4 defeat that ended early this morning is not resonating well with me; or ...

April 21-27: Albert Pujols Hits Milestone, Relievers Blow Three Leads

Record: 11-13, 3rd in AL West (2-1 at Nationals, 1-2 at Yankees last week) Highlights: One of the lures of bringing Albert Pujols to Anaheim was that career milestones would be hit in an Angels uniform. Last Wednesday, he reached ...

Mike Matheny Not Concerned About Power Outage; John Mabry Away Until Monday; Russell Martin, Jason Grilli To DL; Extra Bases

After the final game of his team’s misspent visit to New York and Citi Field, Cardinals manager Mike Matheny was asked what he thought about his team’s stretch of at-bats without a home run creeping toward 300. Post-Dispatch

Former Cardinals Playing In MLB Action 4-25-14: Daric Barton Collects Two Singles & Two RBIs; Albert Pujols Singles & Hits A Solo Home Run; Raul Valdes Strikes Out One & Holds Two Runners On Over One & A Third Hitless/Scoreless Innings

Albert Pujols (former St. Louis-Anaheim) started at first base and batted third.  2-for-4 with one home run, one RBI, one run, and assisted in one double play. David Freese (former St. Louis-Anaheim) entered late in the game as designated hitter and ...

Adam Wainwright Tests Knee, Readies For Sunday Start; Applauding Albert Pujols; Biting The Big Apple; Matt Holliday’s Aggressiveness

Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright did not have any hesitation or increased pain as he put his injured right knee through the usual paces Wednesday, and the righty intends to be ready for his next scheduled start, Sunday against Pittsburgh. Post-Dispatch

Lies our coaches told us: Part 1

  My ability to play baseball has never been defined as anything better than acceptable, but it wasn’t for lack of instruction. Baseball camps and pick-up games on makeshift diamonds soaked up the majority of my time spent away from ...

Albert Pujols Joins 500 Home Run Club

Albert Pujols has joined the elite 500 Home Run Club, becoming the 26th player ever to do so. The Los Angeles Angels first baseman became the first guy to hit his 499th and 500th in the same game, driving in ...

Albert Pujols Joins 500 Home Run Club

Albert Pujols has joined the elite 500 Home Run Club, becoming the 26th player ever to do so. The Los Angeles Angels first baseman became the first guy to hit his 499th and 500th in the same game, driving in ...

Eric Fornataro Gets Latest Crack Providing Relief; Oscar Taveras ‘Day To Day;’ Tyler Lyons Sticks

After four days of waiting and more waiting in Washington for a debut that didn’t happen, Cardinals reliever Eric Fornataro saw Monday the anticipation he had been trying to ignore replaced with something else entirely. Post-Dispatch

Pujols Joins 500 Club as Nationals Fall To Angels

Taylor Jordan’s loss was for Albert Pujols’ gain. In the Washington Nationals’ (12-9) 7-2 loss to the Los Angeles Angels (10-10), Pujols took advantage of Jordan’s struggles as the Nats’ starting pitcher, and blasted his 499th and 500th career home ...

Albert Pujols Makes History with Two-Homer Night

Taylor Jordan made his 13th career start Tuesday night, but ensured that his name will live on long after his career is over. Jordan served up Albert Pujols’ 499th and 500th career home runs, making him the 26th player in ...

Former Cardinals Playing In MLB Action 4-21-14: Coco Crisp Collects Three Singles & Two RBIs; John Axford Pitches One Hitless/Scoreless Inning For The Save; Fernando Salas Strikes Out Two Over One Hitless/Scoreless Inning For The Win

Ryan Ludwick (former St. Louis-Cincinnati) started in left field and batted sixth.  0-for-3 with one intentional walk and one strikeout. Pittsburgh beat Cincinnati 6-5 Marc Rzepczynski (former St. Louis-Cleveland) entered in the seventh and pitched...

April 14-20: Angels Drop Four of Six to Playoff Contenders

Record: 8-10, 3rd in AL West (1-2 vs. A’s, 1-2 vs. Tigers last week) Highlights: The once abhorrent bullpen is starting to turn things around. Fernando Salas, Michael Kohn, Kevin Jepsen, and Jose Alvarez combined to toss ten shutout innings, ...

Former Cardinals Playing In MLB Action 4-20-14: Carlos Beltran Collects Two Singles & Two RBIs; Ryan Ludwick Singles, Doubles, & Drives In One Run; Luke Gregerson Strikes Out One Over One Hitless/Scoreless Inning For The Save

Colby Rasmus (former St. Louis-Toronto) started in centerfield and batted seventh.  0-for-4 with two strikeouts. John Axford (former St. Louis-Cleveland) entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed two hits, no runs, one walk, and struc...

Former Cardinals Playing In MLB Action 4-19-14: Albert Pujols Walks & Hits A Solo Home Run; Max Scherzer Strikes Out Nine & Allows One Run Over Seven Innings For The Win; Nick Punto Collects Three Singles

Colby Rasmus (former St. Louis-Toronto) started in centerfield and batted sixth.  0-for-4 with two strikeouts. Marc Rzepczynski (former St. Louis-Cleveland) entered in the seventh and pitched 1.1 innings.  He allowed no hits or runs, one walk, and s...

Former Cardinals Playing In MLB Action 4-18-14: Albert Pujols Doubles & Hits A Three-Run Homer; Coco Crisp Singles & Hits A Two-Run Homer; Jamey Wright Strikes Out One Over One Scoreless Inning

Ryan Ludwick (former St. Louis-Cincinnati) started in left field and batted sixth.  2-for-3 with one run. Cincinnati beat Chicago-N 4-1 Kyle Lohse (former St. Louis-Milwaukee) started and pitched 6.1 innings.  He allowed four hits three runs (one ...

Frieri Blows Save, Los Angeles Angels Lose 3-2

There are hard luck losses and there are losses like the one the Angels suffered Monday night. Two outs away from their first winning record since Opening Day 2013, Ernesto Frieri left a fastball over the plate to Oakland pinch-hitter ...

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