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86-76, 2nd in NL Cent
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Four Cardinals excel in AFL action

St. Louis farmhands Carson Kelly, Paul DeJong, Corey Littrell and Austin Gomber all played a key role in the Glendale Desert Dogs' win on Monday. Among the highlights were a three-RBI day for DeJong and five K's for Littrell in two innings. Box score

Kelly hits big homer in AFL action

Carson Kelly drove in three runs for the Glendale Desert Dogs of the Arizona Fall League on Saturday with a three-run blast to left-center field. He also stole a base for just the third time in his professional career. Box score

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Does Alex Reyes fit the Miller mold?

Could Cardinals starter Alex Reyes succeed in a "super reliever" role like Andrew Miller? Jim Bowden discusses. Potential super relievers (Insider)

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Cardinals too concerned with saves?

In the Cards' defense, Trevor Rosenthal's surprising struggles complicated things for them in the ninth inning. Still, better usage of Seung Hwan Oh could have given the team at least the one more win it needed to tie for a wild-card spot, per Dan Szymborski's metrics. Focus on saves can cost wins (Insider)

Remembering Rick Ankiel's playoff debut

With Julio Urias set to become the youngest starter in postseason history on Wednesday, David Schoenfield looks back at the other 10 youngest pitchers to start a playoff game. At 21 years, 76 days old, Ankiel's struggles in Game 1 of the 2000 NLDS was the beginning of the end of his career as a pitcher. A talented group (Insider)

Salary arbitration projections: Cardinals

All estimates via Matt Swartz and MLB Trade Rumors' projection model:

  • Trevor Rosenthal - $6.3 million
  • Matt Adams - $2.8 million
  • Seth Maness - $1.6 million
  • Kevin Siegrist - $1.9 million
  • Carlos Martinez - $5.3 million
  • Michael Wacha - $3.2 million
  • MLBTradeRumors.com

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Short-rest starts a good idea in October?

David Schoenfield examines the concept by looking back at the past 10 World Series winners. The 2006 Cardinals never did it, but the '11 team had Chris Carpenter go on short rest twice. Both instances worked out well. Full results (Insider)

Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

From Elias: How rare is this Clayton Kershaw (1.69 ERA) vs Kyle Hendricks (2.13) matchup? Last postseason duel of 2 starters with ERAs that low: Bob Gibson vs Denny McLain in '68

Remembering Cardinals' LCS heroics

Few people could have predicted Miguel Montero's pinch-hit grand slam on Saturday, but was it the most unlikely in LCS history? Three Cardinals are responsible for other improbable blasts, including Ozzie Smith in Game 5 of the 1985 NLCS. Schoenfield: Improbable LCS homers

Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

The list of managers, since intentional walks became official in 1955, who issued postseason intentional BBs with men on first & second to load up the bases: Charlie Manuel (Phillies) to Buster Posey (Giants), 2010 NLCS Tony La Russa (Cardinals) to Damian Miller (Dbacks), 2001 NLDS Bobby Cox (Braves) to Bernie Williams (Yankees), 1996 World Series Thanks to the Elias Sports Bureau and ESPN Stats & Info's Zach Mariner for that great nugget!

Mark Saxon ESPN Staff Writer 

Cardinals lefty reliever Zach Duke had Tommy John surgery and likely will miss the 2017 season. Duke was generally effective in 28 games after the Cardinals traded for him with the Chicago White Sox. He is signed for $5.5 million next season. The Cardinals could enter the market for a reliever, though they have internal options as well.

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Two Cardinals among top FA power bats

Both Matt Holliday and Brandon Moss have their flaws, but they can still hit the ball out of the park with the best of them. Buster Olney previews how they stack up to other big bats. The well-stocked slugger market (Insider)

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What's next for the Cardinals?

With St. Louis falling short of the postseason at the last minute, Jim Bowden lays out three objectives for the team this offseason. Among the priorities is improving both the rotation and defense. Offseason to-do lists (Insider)

Carson Kelly impresses in AFL opener

Kelly, who appeared in 10 games with the Cardinals this season, hit a three-run bomb off Yankees prospect Dillon Tate for the Glendale Desert Dogs of the Arizona Fall League on Tuesday. Overall, the 22-year-old went 2-for-3. Box score

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Postseason highlight and heartache: 2015 Chicago Cubs

The Cubs' playoff follies are legion. But after they beat the hated Cardinals in the 2015 NLDS, the Cubs were rolling and thinking World Series. Then they ran into Daniel Murphy and the Mets.

Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

Cy Youngs with a postseason HR: Bob Gibson, Rick Sutcliffe, Steve Carlton and Jake Arrieta. So...Cubs 2, all other teams 2.

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16dAnna McDonald

Postseason highlight and heartache: 2011 Texas Rangers

The Texas Rangers were one strike away from winning their first World Series, and then slugger Josh Hamilton gave them renewed hope in extra innings. But the Cardinals found a way to stay alive.

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Hank Aaron Award finalists: NL Central

The Hank Aaron Award is given annually to a player recognized as the most outstanding offensive performer in his league. Fans can vote for their selections on MLB.com or on Twitter. Here are the nominees for each NL Central team:

  • Chicago Cubs: Kris Bryant
  • Cincinnati Reds: Joey Votto
  • Milwaukee Brewers: Ryan Braun
  • Pittsburgh Pirates: Gregory Polanco
  • St. Louis Cardinals: Stephen Piscotty

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Manfred: Reds' dispute over replay rules dubious

Baseball's end-of-game replay rules that might have cost the Reds a win last week and helped boost the Cardinals' playoff standing don't need adjusting, MLB commissioner Rob Manfred said.

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Batting Average.25518th
On Base Percentage.32511th
Slugging Percentage.4434th
Earned Run Average4.0812th
Quality Starts839th

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