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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 ...

Angels Hold Home Run Derby in 14-2 Win Over Mets

It was not the Bartolo Colon the Angels are used to seeing. Mike Trout, Albert Pujols, and Raul Ibanez hit back-to-back-to-back first inning home runs off the former Halo en route to a 14-2 beat down of the Mets Sunday. ...

Cardinals Extend John Mozeliak’s Contract; Exploring China; Extra Bases

Standing on the back fields of the Cardinals’ spring training complex in Jupiter, Fla., an executive with the team surveyed the prospects around him and gave a thoroughly modern assessment of how the organization had flourished in recent years. Post...

Former Cardinls Playing In MLB Action 4-12-14: Carlos Beltran Singles, Doubles, & Drives In Two Runs; Colby Rasmus Hits A Solo Home Run; Luke Gregerson Strikes Out One of Four Batters For The Save

Carlos Beltran (former St. Louis-New York-A) started as designated hitter and batted fourth.  2-for-4 with one double, one home run, two two-out RBIs, two runs, and two strikeouts. New York-A beat Boston 7-4 Ryan Ludwick (former St. Louis-Cincinnat...

Mike Matheny Welcomes Early Division Competition; Mike Matheny Lauds Albert Pujols; Down On The Farm

The Cardinals, defending National League Central Division (and league) champions, have found themselves thrown directly into the hot water for the first 2½ weeks of the season. In their first five series, they will play the other four division contend...

Richards, Angels Bullpen One-Hit Mariners in Shutout

These days, calling Garrett Richards the ace of the Angels pitching staff isn’t a stretch. The right-hander delivered another quality start Wednesday night, allowing one hit to Seattle Mariners batters in the Angels 2-0 victory. Richards’ isn’t a strange to ...

Former Cardinals Playing In MLB Action 4-9-14: Albert Pujols Singles & Hits A Two-Run Homer; Carlos Beltran Singles, Doubles, & Hits A Solo Home Run; John Axford Strikes Out Two Over One Scoreless Inning For The Save

Xavier Nady (former 1997 draft selection-San Diego) started in right field and batted seventh.  0-for-4 with one strikeout. John Axford (former St. Louis-Cleveland) entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed one hit, no runs, one walk,...

Numbers Don’t Lie: The Decline Of Albert Pujols Is Stunning

When the Detroit Tigers announced that they had signed Miguel Cabrera to an eight-year contract extension that didn't even begin for another two years, the deal was immediately met with skepticism. The Tigers tacked on an additional $248 million in ...

Former Cardinals Playing In MLB Action 4-6-14: Ian Kennedy Strikes Out Five & Allows One Run Over Six Innings For The Win; Ryan Ludwick Collects Two Singles & One RBI; Luke Gregerson Strikes Out One Over One Scoreless Inning For The Hold

Marc Rzepczynski (former St. Louis-Cleveland) entered in the sixth and pitched 1.1 innings.  He allowed no hits or runs, and one walk.  (p-s:13-5)(g/f:2-1)(ir-s:1-0) John Axford (former St. Louis-Cleveland) entered in the ninth and pitched one inning...

Josh Hamilton, Albert Pujols Start Season In Opposite Directions

The regular season's first week has concluded and the Angels' two high-priced superstars have started off in opposite directions. Anaheim Official Site

Former Cardinals Playing In MLB Action 4-5-14: Ryan Ludwick Hits Solo Home Run; David Freese Collects Two Singles & One RBI; Adam Ottavino Strikes Out Three Over One Scoreless Inning For The Hold

Carlos Beltran (former St. Louis-New York-A) started in right field and batted third.  0-for-4 with one strikeout and grounded into one double play. Colby Rasmus (former St. Louis-Toronto) started in cenrterfield and batted second.  1-for-4 with one...

Roy Oswalt, Lance Berkman Officially Retire As Astros

Even if they hadn't signed one-day contracts in order to officially retire as Houston Astros, was there really ever a doubt which to which team Lance Berkman and Roy Oswalt would forever be tied? Houston Official Site

Former Cardinals In MLB Action 4-4-14: Carlos Beltran Singles & Drives In One Run; David Carpenter Strikes Out Three Over One Scoreless Inning For The Hold; Fernando Salas Strikes Out Two Over One Scoreless Inning

David Carpenter (former Palm Beach-Atlanta) entered in the eighth and pitched one inning.  He allowed one hit, no runs, one walk, and struck three out for the hold (3).  (p-s:20-11) Atlanta beat Washington 2-1 Edward Mujica (former St. Louis-Bosto...

Former Cardinals Playing In MLB Action 4-1-14: Adam Ottavino Strikes Out Two Over One Hitless/Scoreless Inning; Kyle Lohse Strikes Out Eight & Allows Three Runs Over Seven innings For The Loss; Albert Pujols Doubles & Scores One Run

Xavier Nady (former 1997 draft selection-San Diego) entered late in the game as a pinch hitter and batted ninth.  0-for-1 at the plate. Ian Kennedy (former 2003 draft selection-San Diego) started and pitched five innings.  He allowed five hits, three...

Albert Pujols – Forever a Cardinal

It’s hard to believe that Albert Pujols has not been a member of the St. Louis Cardinals organization since late 2011.  It’s even harder to believe that Pujols, one of the greatest hitters in the history of baseball and the ...

Sportswriters Hush – Fans Can Cheer Or Boo

Returning from his 65-game suspension as part of the Biogenesis scandal, Ryan Braun got a standing ovation in Milwaukee. Daily Bits

Former Cardinals On MLB 2014 Opening Day 40-Man Rosters

John Axford (former St. Louis) - Cleveland Indians Daric Barton (former Peoria) - Oakland Athletics Carlos Beltran (former St. Louis) - New York Yankees Michael Blazek (former St. Louis) - Milwaukee Brewers* Andrew Brown (former St. Louis) - New York M...

Former Cardinals Playing In MLB Action 3-31-14: Andrew Brown Hits A Three-Run Homer; John Axford Pitches One Scoreless Inning For The Save; Albert Pujols Doubles & Drives In One Run

Andrew Brown (former St. Louis-New York-N) started in left field and batted fifth.  1-for-4 with one home run, three RBIs, one run, two strikeouts. Washington beat New York-N 9-7 Ryan Ludwick (former St. Louis-Cincinnati) started in left field and ...

Former Cardinals Playing In MLB Action 3-31-14: Andrew Brown Hits A Three-Run Homer; John Axford Pitches One Scoreless Inning For The Save; Albert Pujols Doubles & Drives In One Run

Andrew Brown (former St. Louis-New York-N) started in left field and batted fifth.  1-for-4 with one home run, three RBIs, one run, two strikeouts. Washington beat New York-N 9-7 Ryan Ludwick (former St. Louis-Cincinnati) started in left field and ...

Doug Glanville Discusses Opening Day, Cardinals Expectations, Albert Pujols, & More

The ESPN analyst previews Cardinals vs. Reds, discusses the Pirates off-season, and his expectations for Pujols & Freese with the Angels. 101 ESPN

Former Cardinals Playing In Spring Training MLB Action 3-29-14: Xavier Nady & David Freese Each Single, Double, & Drives In One Run; Albert Pujols Doubles & Knocks In One Run; Marc Rzepczynski Strikes Out Only Batter Faced

Andrew Brown (former St. Louis-New York-N) entered late in the game in right field. Colby Rasmus (former St. Louis-Toronto) started in centerfield and batted seventh.  0-for-3 with one strikeout. Toronto beat New York-N 2-0 Adron Chambers (former ...

Dodgers Edge Angels as Earthquake Jolts Stadium

By the way Albert Pujols challenged Yasiel Puig’s arm, one would think MLB’s Los Angeles teams were playing for more than bragging rights. Unfortunately, multiple fielding errors and an unscathed Dodgers’ bullpen were too much for the Angels to overcome ...

Former Cardinals Playing In Spring Training MLB Action 3-28-14: Edwin Jackson Strikes Out Two Over Four Scoreless Innings For The Win; David Freese Singles & Drives In One Run; Adam Ottavino Pitches One Scoreless Inning For The Hold

Donovan Solano (former Memphis-Miami) started at shortstop and batted ninth.  1-for-2 and one fielding error. Carlos Beltran (former St. Louis-New York-A) started in right field and batted third.  0-for-3 with oine strikeout. New York-A beat Miami ...

Former Cardinals Playing In Spring Training MLB 3-27-14: Mike McCoy Doubles & Drives In One Run; Ruben Gotay Singles, Walks, & Scores Two Runs; Ryan Ludwick Doubles & Walks

Andrew Brown (former St. Louis-New York-N) entered late in the game in right field and batted fourth.  0-for-1 with one strikeout. Washington beat New York-N 4-0 Gerald Laird (former St. Louis-Atlanta) entered late in the game as designated hitter ...

Albert Pujols Gives Fernando Salas His Endorsement

The last time Angels first baseman Albert Pujols and reliever Fernando Salas were teammates, in St. Louis in 2011, the then-rookie right-hander posted 24 saves as the Cardinals went on to win the World Series. Anaheim Official Site

Former Cardinals Playing In Spring Training MLB Action 3-25-14: Gerald Laird Singles & Hits A Two-Run Homer; Edward Mujica Pitches One Scoreless Inning For The Save; Luke Gregerson Strikes Out Two Over One Hitless/Scoreless Inning For The Hold

Gerald Laird (former St. Louis-Atlanta) started at catcher and batted seventh.  2-for-3 with one double, one home run, two RBIs, and one run. Atlanta beat Detroit 12-3 Mike McCoy (former Memphis-Boston) entered late in the game as a pinch runner an...

Failure To Extend Max Scherzer Suggests End Of Tigers’ Blank-Check Approach

On Jan. 26, 2012, the largesse of Detroit Tigers owner Mike Ilitch seemed limitless. So did the potential of his franchise to win the World Series. That was the day the team announced it had signed Prince Fielder to a ...

Albert Pujols Helps Angels Extend Spring Win Streak

Garrett Richards pitched 6 1/3 scoreless innings, Albert Pujols hit his first triple in an Angels uniform -- Spring Training or regular season -- and the Halos won their fifth Cactus League game in a row, beating the Indians, 5-2, ...

Former Cardinals Playing In Spring Training MLB Action 3-21-14: Ryan Jackson Singles, Doubles, & Drives In Three Runs; Andrew Brown Doubles & Knocks In One Run; David Freese Collects Two Singles & One RBI

Wayne Lundgren (former Palm Beach-Australia) entered in the fifth and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs for the hold (1).   (g/f:1-1) Australia beat Arizona 5-0 David Carpenter (former Palm Beach-Atlanta) entered in the sixth and pit...

Versatile Daniel Descalso Still Has Role With Cardinals

The bricks have shifted the last several seasons. Albert Pujols left the Cardinals after 2011, Lance Berkman after 2012 and Carlos Beltran following last October’s World Series. Veteran arms Kyle Lohse and Jake Westbrook are no longer in the rotation...

Former Cardinals Playing In Spring Training MLB Action 3-20-14: Albert Pujols Hits A Solo Home Run; Ronny Cedeno Singles, Doubles, Walks, & Drives In One Run; David Carpenter Pitches On Hitless/Scoreless Inning

Max Scherzer (former 2003 draft selection-Detroit) started and pitched 5.2 innings.  He allowed seven hits, five earned runs, one home run, and struck eight out for the losing decision (3-2).  (g/f:4-2) Washington beat Detroit 8-1 Ronny Cedeno (fo...

Can Angels Infielders Avoid Long-Term Injuries?

As Opening Day nears Halo Hangout will evaluate the key players, position battles, and offseason moves that will make or break the 2014 Los Angeles Angels. Today we look at the importance of a healthy infield. Three springs ago, the ...

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