83-79 3rd
.257 5th
4.00 5th
.984 9th
HR Paul DeJong 25
RBI Yadier Molina 82
R Tommy Pham 95
BA Tommy Pham .306
SB Tommy Pham 25
W Michael Wacha 12
ERA Lance Lynn 3.43
K Carlos Martinez 217
SV Seung Hwan Oh 20
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Bench coach Bell leaves for San Francisco
( Before the Cardinals had addressed two vacancies on manager Mike Matheny's coaching staff a third opened Friday, giving the club a chance to retool its dugout by choice, and now necessity.

David Bell, Matheny's longtime bench coach, notified the team this week that he would be leaving to accept the job as San Francisco's farm director, multiple sources confirmed Friday before the Giants made the official announcement. The Cardinals, already in need of a pitching coach and bullpen coach, said they intend to fill all those roles in the near future.

"We are happy for him and thank him for his time here," said John Mozeliak, the Cardinals' president of baseball operations. "This is an exciting opportunity for him. We will try to address all our openings as quickly as possible."

Already in place at the Giants' instructional league program, Bell said the position was "the right opportunity at the right time to ...     [ More ]
Duke would welcome return to Cardinals
( The Cardinals' desire to retool their bullpen this winter has already led them to show interest in re-signing free-agent-to-be Juan Nicasio, who spent the final four weeks of the 2017 season with St. Louis. But could they also target another reliever soon to come off their 40-man roster?

Zach Duke, a 13-year veteran and one of four Cardinals due to enter free agency at the conclusion of the World Series, intends to continue pitching, and his expedited return from Tommy John surgery ...    [ More ]
Yadi on ground in PR delivering food, water
( There has been little opportunity for Yadier Molina to rest since the Cardinals' season ended two weeks ago, as his time and energy have been spent traversing the streets of Puerto Rico to hand-deliver food, water and ice to residents recovering from Hurricane Maria.

Molina arrived in Puerto Rico two days after the team's final game to oversee the distribution of five truckloads of goods to people in the northern Puerto Rican towns of Vega Alta, Dorado, Utuado and Cayey. The stops ...    [ More ]
Pham nominated for NL Aaron Award
( Hank Aaron, from his autobiography "I Had A Hammer"

Voting is underway through Friday to help decide who wins the 2017 Hank Aaron Awards, recognizing two Major League Baseball players who kept swinging on their way to the title of most outstanding offensive performance in each league.

American League nominees include: Mike Trout of the Angels, Jose Altuve of the Astros, Khris Davis of the Athletics, Josh Donaldson of the Blue Jays, Jose Ramirez of the Indians, Nelson Cruz ...    [ More ]
Cardinals relieve pitching coach Lilliquist of duties, will try new approach
( One of the longest-tenured coaches in terms of service to the organization and work with several generations of players, pitching coach Derek Lilliquist will not return to the team for 2018.

Lilliquist and bullpen coach Blaise Ilsley were told Monday that their contracts would not be renewed, president of baseball operations John Mozeliak announced Tuesday.

Both coaches had contracts that expired in a month.

Mozeliak said the rest of Mike ...    [ More ]
Yadi among most popular jerseys
( Aaron Judge has the highest number in all of Major League Baseball, and this time we are talking about total sales of his No. 99 Yankees jersey.

MLB and the MLB Players Association jointly announced the latest Most Popular Jerseys rankings on Tuesday, and the rookie slugger topped the list to add another distinction to an historic first full year. The list is based on sales of Majestic jerseys from since Opening Day.

It marks the first time an outfielder has ...    [ More ]
Molina's 137 hits are fewest ever for Cardinals team leader
Yadier Molina led the Cardinals in runs batted in for the first time this season at 82. Somewhat unbelievably, he finished second in steals at nine to Tommy Pham's 25.

Even more unbelievably, Molina's 137 hits were the fewest ever for a Cardinals team leader for a full season. even counting the pre-1900 St. Louis Browns who became the Cardinals.

The lowest team-leading total by a Cardinals player, ...    [ More ]
Carpenter's shoulder won't require surgery
( Matt Carpenter confirmed on Sunday that he will not require offseason surgery to heal his ailing right shoulder.

Carpenter sat out the Cardinals' final three games and underwent a follow-up MRI to the one he had a month ago. The exam showed the same thing now that the doctors knew then, which is that Carpenter is dealing with inflammation and not a structural issue.

"Great news, for sure," Carpenter said after the Cardinals' 6-1 loss to the Brewers in Sunday's season ...    [ More ]
Grichuk goes deep, but Cards fall to end '17
( After taking their playoff aspirations to the penultimate day of the season, the Brewers capped off their strong season with a series victory over the Cardinals. Their 86th victory the most by a Brewers team since 2011 came in a 6-1 win at Busch Stadium on Sunday.

The Cardinals, who stumbled to the finish with losses in seven of their final nine games, end the year as an 83-win club.

As they did in every game this series, the Brewers struck first. This time, they ...    [ More ]
Cards unable to derail Crew's WC hopes
( There is no longer any margin for error, but there is still hope for the Brewers, who ensured themselves of another day in the National League Wild Card race with a 5-3 win over the Cardinals at Busch Stadium on Friday.

Boosted by batterymates Stephen Vogt and Chase Anderson, the Brewers cruised to their 85th win while facing a Cardinals club that, for the first time since 2010, entered a regular-season game with October out of their sights. In contrast, the Brewers had everything on ...    [ More ]
Lynn reflects after likely last start with Cardinals
( The end came unceremoniously for Lance Lynn, with no staged sendoff or opportunity for the fans packing Busch Stadium to collectively acknowledge his contributions from the past seven seasons. He would have traded all that for a win, which, in losing to the Cubs, 2-1, the Cardinals couldn't pull off either.

But there was a sense of finality.

Ten years after being plucked by the Cardinals as a first-round Draft pick out of the University of Mississippi, Lynn made what was ...    [ More ]
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