Daniel Descalso capped his three-hit game with an eighth-inning grand slam as the Cardinals pounded the Padres, 10-2, Tuesday night in San Diego.
Left-hander Tyler Lyons will take a big league mound for the first time Wednesday night in the rubber match with the Padres, who counter with right-hander Burch Smith, who is making just his third start in the Majors.
On Wednesday, Tyler Lyons will become the sixth rookie to pitch for the Cardinals this season as he makes the start in place of the injured Jaime Garcia.
David Freese said that the stitches in his right thumb will be taken out Friday, though the third baseman believes he'll be able to play before then.
Right-hander Eduardo Sanchez was claimed off waivers by the Cubs on Tuesday after an eight-year tenure with St. Louis, which signed him as a non-drafted free agent out of Venezuela.
Former Cardinals pitcher Ryan Franklin, now an assistant to general manager John Mozeliak, has been helping the organization as it scouts potential picks for the upcoming First-Year Player Draft. His Draft-related work won't end there.
Shelby Miller was not at this best, but he still left with a lead, one that was quickly given up by the bullpen as the Cardinals dropped the opener of their eight-game trip, 4-2, to the Padres on Monday night.
Trevor Rosenthal is on a pace to pitch in nearly 90 games this season, but the Cardinals are not concerned as yet with overworking their standout setup reliever.
A day after after getting stitches to close a gash near his right thumb, David Freese said he could play, but manager Mike Matheny removed his third baseman from the starting lineup after seeing some swelling.
With an off-day on Thursday giving Mike Matheny a chance to alter the rotation, the manager said he will keep everyone on schedule, thereby giving all his starters an extra day of rest.
Jake Westbrook threw again on flat ground on Monday with no pain in his elbow, and he hopes to move onto a mound on Tuesday.
The Cardinals closed a 10-game homestand with a 4-2 win over the Brewers. Sunday's victory, the team's 13th in 17 games this month, secured a series win for St. Louis.
Manager Mike Matheny announced on Sunday that the Cardinals will have left-hander Tyler Lyons start against the Padres on Wednesday in place of Jaime Garcia, who has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a left shoulder injury.
Mitchell Boggs is tired of talking mechanics. He won't divulge the specifics on what he accomplished or tweaked during his Triple-A stint in Memphis, but he'll be happy to show it.
Three days after receiving a cortisone injection to target a buildup of scar tissue around his right elbow, Jake Westbrook was cleared to begin his throwing program.
Following Sunday's game, the Cardinals' grounds crew will begin the process of converting a baseball diamond into a soccer field for Thursday's international exhibition game between Manchester City and Chelsea.
The Cardinals were able to keep the game in reach thanks to strong fielding and relieving efforts, but they struggled to capitalize at the plate in the 6-4 loss in 10 innings at Busch Stadium.
With Jason Motte sidelined after Tommy John surgery and Mitchell Boggs struggling, Edward Mujica was thrust into unfamiliar territory as the Cardinals' closer, and he is bringing stability to a beleaguered bullpen.
Mitchell Boggs will rejoin the Cardinals' bullpen on Sunday, taking the roster spot that opened when the organization moved Jaime Garcia to the 15-day disabled list.
Chris Carpenter took another small step toward returning on Saturday, when he threw an extended bullpen session shortly before the Cardinals took the field for batting practice.
Starter Jaime Garcia was placed on the 15-day disabled list due to a left shoulder strain, and the Cardinals are concerned that surgery may be necessary in order to correct a shoulder impingement that has been bothering the left-hander for the past 12 months.
David Freese's grand slam highlighted a five-run first inning start as St. Louis continued its season dominance of the Milwaukee Brewers with a 7-6 victory at Busch Stadium.
Initially hopeful that elbow discomfort would sideline him for only two starts, Jake Westbrook is now bracing for a slightly longer-than-expected stay on the disabled list.
After hitting into another two double plays on Thursday, the Cardinals' twin-killing total is on the rise again after dipping last season.
New York's Jon Niese delivered one of his strongest starts of the season, as the Mets escaped Busch Stadium with a 5-2 victory. An announced crowd of 44,068 was on hand, as the Cardinals were unsuccessful in their attempt to sweep a four-game series for the second time this month.
The Cardinals took the Mets' run-at-will approach against Shelby Miller on Wednesday as an opportunity to rekindle conversations with the rookie right-hander about how he can better stall the running game behind him.
David Freese, who hit 20 home runs last year, remains homerless 88 at-bats into his season entering Thursday's finale against the Mets. He has only three extra-base hits and four RBIs. A career .290 hitter, Freese is batting .216.
After watching Yadier Molina struggle at the plate on Tuesday, manager Mike Matheny chose to unplug the veteran from the lineup on Wednesday.
Matt Carpenter has thrived from the top spot, leaving manager Mike Matheny content to continue as is with the batting order until it is obvious that it requires any tinkering.
The Cardinals capitalized on some generosity from the Mets' pitching staff en route to a 4-2 win on Wednesday at Busch Stadium.