Statcast was off and running on Tuesday night, and so was Jon Jay. The revolutionary technology that tracks just about everything and everyone on a baseball field made its televised debut on the MLB Network showcase game between the Cardinals and Nationals in Washington, D.C., and Jay, the fleet-footed St. Louis center fielder, was featured early in the game for a defensive gem.
The revolutionary technology that tracks every movement on a baseball field and delivers data for analysis that was previously immeasurable began with tonight's first pitch at Nationals Park, and there figures to be plenty to digest, analyze and ultimately learn.
Nearly seven years after graduating from the United States Naval Academy and a little more than two years removed from wrapping up five years of service in the U.S. Navy, Mitch Harris received a new summons. This one was to the Majors.
After almost every day game the Cardinals play, there's a fresh set of player introductions, another rendition of the national anthem and new video board material. All this for a pair of local high school programs whose day would be highlighted by playing on the same field as the city's Major Leaguers.
It's a charade the two have learned to engage in well over the years, with Mike Matheny making the obligatory walk to the mound and Adam Wainwright knowing what it will take to send his manager back to the dugout alone.
Having used closer Trevor Rosenthal in five of the team's last seven games, Cardinals manager Mike Matheny decided before the first pitch was thrown on Sunday that someone other than Rosenthal would have to throw the last.
A half-inning after the Reds squandered a bases-loaded opportunity against Adam Wainwright, the Cardinals capitalized on a leadoff double by Jon Jay in the eighth to break a tie and position themselves for a series-sweeping 2-1 win at Busch Stadium on Sunday night.
While Randal Grichuk nurses the lower-back injury that landed him on the 15-day disabled list (retroactive to Friday), the Cardinals plan to reassess Grichuk's workout routine in an effort to prevent additional future injury.
A quick start to the Triple-A season kept Dean Anna on the Cardinals' radar, but it seems that something as simple as the side of the plate he bats from positioned him for his first callup to St. Louis.
During Monday's home opener, a sellout crowd at Busch Stadium welcomed Jason Heyward to town with a standing ovation as he stepped to the plate for his first at-bat. Afterward, however, Heyward admitted to being oblivious to the recognition, noting he was too focused on his at-bat to take in the scene. On Saturday, the Cardinals ensured he didn't miss his moment again.
The Cardinals continued their recent dominance of the Reds on Saturday, this time spoiling Homer Bailey's season debut with a steady offensive attack that lifted them to a 5-2 win in front of a sellout Busch Stadium crowd.
Following the Cardinals' 5-2 win over the Reds on Saturday, manager Mike Matheny said he expects Matt Holliday, who exited the game after one inning due to mid-back tightness, to return to the lineup for Sunday night's series finale.
Though Matt Carpenter's aerial ascent made Brayan Pena's block of home plate a non-issue in Friday's 6-1 Cardinals win, manager Mike Matheny said he does intend to submit the play to Major League Baseball to see how it would have been called within the parameters of Rule 7.13.
Though the final line (a quality start with five hits and one run allowed in seven innings) matched the one he posted in a start against the Reds a week ago, Cardinals right-hander Michael Wacha went with a different look against the same opponent in Friday's 6-1 win.
With his fifth straight multihit game and his sixth double in four games at Busch Stadium this season, Matt Carpenter on Friday said he felt "as close to if not better than" his 2013 form, which saw him finish fourth in NL MVP voting.
Yadier Molina's three-run double off Reds ace Johnny Cueto in the seventh inning broke open a tie game and sent the Cardinals on their way to a 6-1 victory in Friday night's series opener at Busch Stadium.
With Friday marking the 70th anniversary of Red Schoendienst first putting on a big league uniform , the Cardinals used the occasion to celebrate his service to the organization and to launch a season-long campaign to recognize his impact.
Trying to score from third base on Matt Holliday's first-inning fly ball to Reds center fielder Billy Hamilton on Friday, Matt Carpenter used some split-second improvisation by somersaulting over catcher Brayan Pena.
Though lefty Jaime Garcia took another small step forward on Friday by facing hitters for the first time since March 24, the Cardinals don't expect him to factor into their Major League plans for at least six more weeks.
Pitching out of a rotation that has claim to the National League's lowest ERA through the first 12 days of the season, John Lackey can boast of delivering the most dominant performance by a Cardinals starter to date in Thursday's 4-0 victory over the Brewers at Busch Stadium.
John Lackey and Mike Fiers locked up in a scoreless duel into the sixth inning before the Cardinals broke through for a 4-0 victory and a series win over the Brewers on Thursday at Busch Stadium. Lackey wound up working seven shutout innings, striking out eight.
After calling on at least five relievers for the third time in four games on Wednesday, Cardinals manager Mike Matheny made it known that he'd prefer not to continue using his bullpen at the current rate.
Having previously become just the seventh Cardinals pitcher to win 40 games before making his 100th career appearance, Lance Lynn added the 50-win milestone to his resume on Wednesday night, in his 99th start.