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Bats Silenced Again in Cards' 4-1 Loss to the Mets

Lynn's 9 strikeouts couldn't help the Cardinals, whose offensive struggles continued today. With a starting lineup that included Descalso and Cruz, the Redbirds managed only four hits against Bartolo Colon and the Mets' bullpen.

Bats Silenced Again in Cards' 4-1 Loss to the Mets

Lynn's 9 strikeouts couldn't help the Cardinals, whose offensive struggles continued today. With a starting lineup that included Descalso and Cruz, the Redbirds managed only four hits against Bartolo Colon and the Mets' bullpen.

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Cardinals Analysis

The Cards should stick to their line-drive guns

The Cardinals' line drive heavy batting approach hasn't returned good results through the season's first 22 games. So what? There's 140 games to go.

The Cards should stick to their line-drive guns

The Cardinals' line drive heavy batting approach hasn't returned good results through the season's first 22 games. So what? There's 140 games to go.

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*Kolten Wong and his slump

The Cardinals recently benched Kolten Wong for three out of four games, including two against righthanded pitchers. If the Cardinals were basing their decisions on the results over sixteen plate appearances, the benching appears premature.

*Kolten Wong and his slump

The Cardinals recently benched Kolten Wong for three out of four games, including two against righthanded pitchers. If the Cardinals were basing their decisions on the results over sixteen plate appearances, the benching appears premature.

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DFR: Diaz homers, & Arturo Reyes' scoreless start

Aledmys Diaz hit his 3rd homer, but Sam Gaviglio continues to struggle for Springfield. Arturo Reyes delivered his second scoreless start in a row.

DFR: Diaz homers, & Arturo Reyes' scoreless start

Aledmys Diaz hit his 3rd homer, but Sam Gaviglio continues to struggle for Springfield. Arturo Reyes delivered his second scoreless start in a row.

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Wacha wicked, wild; Cardinals fall to Mets

Michael Wacha lost his hat and the game, but he gave a glimpse of a beautiful future.

Cardinals at Nationals gamethread 4/20

Shelby Miller and Stephen Strasburg

Is arbitration eligibility influencing call-ups?

The St. Louis Cardinals' bench is punchless. The Triple-A outfield is chock full of quality bats. Is arbitration eligibility one of the factors influencing the Cards' decision on whether to promote an outfielder to be a major-league bench bat?

Jon Jay is making the most of early opportunities

Jay has the "hot hand" at the plate right now, and according to Matheny, the team has to capitalize on it.

DFR: Strong starts by Gonzales and Petree

DFR: Marco Gonzales and Nick Petree are the day's standouts in the Cardinals system.

*2014 Draft Preview Fourteen

Persons of interest, interesting persons, and everything in between. Deep cuts in the draft.

4.22 RECAP: Cardinals 3, Mets 0

The Cardinals' offense was backed by solid pitching from Tyler Lyons yesterday, but were unable to get anything going against Mets starter Jenrry Mejia. Will they allow Waino to suffer the same...

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Hunt and Peck: Links of the Weekend

I just... can't.

How disappointing have the Cards batters been?

The St. Louis offense has gotten off to a slow start this season. Which individual players have been the most disappointing?

*Can Taveras and Bourjos learn to play nice?

Can Taveras still be allowed to smash everything to bits, if Bourjos is always in his way?

DFR: Petrick debuts in AAA; Taveras leaves early

Zach Petrick was called up to fill in for the also-promoted Tyler Lyons, and Alex Reyes finally managed a K to BB ratio greater than 1.0.

Boring game produces stupid result: Cards lose 2-0

Tyler Lyons pitched well in his season debut in place of Joe Kelly.

Q&A with Amazin' Ave, Mets Preview April 21-24

Steve Schreiber of Mets SBN site Amazin' Avenue tells us about the team he roots for as we open a 4 game set the Mets

Jon Jay, Peter Bourjos and playing time in center

The Cardinals came in to 2014 with two centerfielders vying for playing time. Peter Bourjos received most of the the starts early on, but Jon Jay has carved out more starts in the last ten games.

*Pitching depth & the definition of "replacement"

Last season, the Cardinals' redefined replacement to be average.

Cardinals lose a game they deserved to lose

Miller's command, Cardinals offense, Cardinals defense all shaky in a loss to the Washington Nationals. They settle for a series split.

Cardinals summon Lyons as Kelly fill-in

The Cardinals have broken the glass and summoned their No. 6 starter from Memphis.

Pitching to the shift against Matt Adams

Pitching Matt Adams away while employing an infield shift expecting him to pull the ball is not a contradictory use of tactics.

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