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2019 Schedule
50-46, 2nd in NL Cent

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Lee Smith said in our pre-HoF induction interview Fri. that opposing hitters "knew I had pinpoint control. If I threw a ball right on the corner, I could expand the strike zone a little bit, and you start doing that, you're going to get borderline pitches, so you can let the hitter get himself out." Smith said his repertoire was a two-seamer, a four-seamer and a slider. "I started throwing a forkball at the end, but it was really a cutter — and Harry Caray called it a slider, so I wasn't going to argue with him." Smith also said his customary slow walk in from the bullpen was calculated, to make hitters wait, think and guess at what first pitch they'd face.

Cardinals rock Reds for 10 runs in the 6th (1:15)
Edman clobbers 2-out grand slam in 6th inning (0:28)
DeJong demolishes 2-run HR off Roark (0:23)

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Pitcher Ernie Broglio, who died this week at age 83, was the man St. Louis famously traded to the Cubs for outfielder Lou Brock in a deal some call the best/worst of all-time. In our 2011 Baseball Tonight interview (https://www.espn.com/mlb/columns/story?id=6053505), Broglio asserted for the first time that St. L. had kept secret from Chi. that he was being treated for an injured elbow. "I think the Cardinals knew a lot -- a lot more than what I knew of the injury," Broglio said. "So that's why I think they decided that they send the bad arm problem, get rid of him." The Cards soared and Brock was a Hall of Famer, while Broglio struggled - but they became buddies.

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4d

Carpenter again to IL after fouling ball off foot

Matt Carpenter, who rejoined the Cardinals after the All-Star break following a back strain, has again been put on the injured list after fouling a ball off his right foot.

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5dCraig Edwards

The key second-half player for all 30 teams

Whether it's a star who needs to step up or a prospect to watch the rest of the way, every team has someone who could define their season.

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8d

Cards scratch Wainwright due to back spasms

The Cardinals have scratched Adam Wainwright from Friday's start due to back spasms. Daniel Ponce de Leon will take the place of Wainwright, who has not been placed on the injured list.

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9d

Cards place Molina on IL amid series of moves

The Cardinals placed catcher Yadier Molina on the injured list with a strained right thumb and activated infielder Matt Carpenter as part of a series of roster moves Thursday.

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Team Stats

  • Pitching
  • Batting
Earned Run Average4.12
Quality Starts43
WHIP1.29
BAA.244
Runs437
Batting Average.244
On Base Percentage.319
Slugging Percentage.403